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Scare-olina Skies 2013: Family Edition

Morehead Planetarium
250 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC562658_39390331
919-962-1236

Scare-olina Skies 2013:  Family Edition
Saturday, October 26th @ 2:30pm
Sunday, October 27th @ 3:30pm
Regular Ticket Prices Apply
Appropriate for Ages 5+

There’s a chill wind swirling down Franklin Street. On the UNC campus, a cascade of gold and red leaves hides the sidewalk. A murmur of voices whispers through the trees. And near the planetarium, excitement reaches a fever peak.  It must be Halloween!  Celebrate the season with a special fulldome star show at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Back by popular demand, Morehead’s milder version of its annual “Scare-olina Skies” planetarium show is a perfect choice for families with elementary school-age children.

Colonial Living Week

Alamance Battleground
5803 N.C. 62 S
Burlington, N.C. 27215Colonial Dinner
336-227-4785

Colonial Living Week
Monday, October 14th –  Friday, October 18th
9:00am – 2:00pm
All Ages
Free


Colonial life comes alive as costumed interpreters demonstrate such skills as open-hearth cooking, candlemaking, spinning, weaving, cider making, blacksmithing, and quill pen writing. Militiamen will perform musket and once-a-day cannon demonstrations. Visit with a staff surgeon and see his surgical instruments on display. This five-day educational program offers social studies teachers an excellent field trip opportunity. Group reservations are required. Admission is free, and open to the public. Donations are welcomed.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.

October at Lake Crabtree

Lake Crabtree County ParkLake Crabtree
1400 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560
919-460-3390

 

Birding with Vernon
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
8:30am – 10:00am
Waterwise Garden
Free
Family Program

Join our bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats. Free, no preregistration required.

Big Sweep
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
9:00am – 12:00pm
Free (Preregistration Required)
Ages 5+ (With Adult Participant)

Join volunteers around the globe and help clean the world’s waterways. Teams will pick up trash along the shore of Lake Crabtree and its connecting creeks. Gloves, bags and other supplies are provided by the park. We’ll raffle off prizes and learn why it’s important to educate others about litter. Individuals and groups are welcome. Make a difference in your community!  Preregistration is required.  Call 919-460-2723 to sign up.

Homeschool / Track-Out Series:  Autumn Leaves
October 15th, 2013
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Beech Shelter
$8/Child (Preregistration Required)
Ages 5- 12 

…and in comes winter. Autumn, also known as fall, is the season of the harvest and when trees famously drop their leaves. We’ll answer your questions about fall and talk about the different ways that plants get ready for winter.  Preregistration required, mail in the registration form with payment or drop it off at the park office. Call 919-460-3355 for more information.

Creepy Crabtree
Saturday, October 26th, 2013
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Free (Preregistration Required for Night Hikes)
Family Program

This free, park-wide event will investigate the darker side of nature. Learn about bats, snakes, spiders and other ‘creepy-crawlies’ with unfortunate and undeserved reputations. You can make dreadful decorations or creepy crafts, go on a scary scavenger hunt, listen to spooky stories and tour our park in the dark during a haunted hike. Join us in celebrating the night and come in costume if you like. Come anytime for some family fun; no registration or sign up necessary for the main event, but please preregister for one of our night hikes (7:15–8:45 p.m.). Please specify which hike you prefer when you register.