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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.

Historic Oak View County Park Events

Historic Oak View County ParkOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
919-250-1013

Storytelling Festival
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
11:00am – 4:00pm

Enjoy a day at the park and listen to stories from professional storytellers.

Heritage Day
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm

Visit this old time county fair, featuring live music, animals, agricultural displays, heritage craft displays, re-enactors, quilt auction, and much more!

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.

Saturday Nights @ Camp

New Life Camp

New Life Camp
9927 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
919-847-0764


Saturday Nights @ Camp

Saturday, October 12th
5:00pm Check-In Begins
8:15pm – 9:00pm Pick-Up
$10/ child
$30/ 3 children or more (reimbursement will follow event)

Get a taste of camp by coming to SN@C. SN@C stands for Saturday Nights @ Camp. Kids are divided into three groups: kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. SN@C also serves as a wonderful night out. Supper is provided for all, and each group will receive a great lesson from God’s Word geared specifically for them.  Click here to register and select “Monthly Events” from Activity Type dropdown menu.

Kindergarten & Elementary:
Various Games
Crafts
Supper (children with allergies should bring their own meal)
Marco’s Pizza: pepperoni, sausage, and cheese
Choice of Lay’s Classic Chips or Cheetos
Choice of Sprite or water
Movie: Disney’s Tangled (click on link for Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Review) 

Middle School
Various Games, including Ultimate Elimination
Supper (children with allergies should bring their own meal)
Marco’s Pizza: pepperoni, sausage, and cheese
Choice of Lay’s Classic Chips or Cheetos
Choice of Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, or water

 

September Events at Historic Yates Mill County Park

Historic Yates Mill County ParkHistoric Yates Mill
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-856-6675

 

8th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration
Saturday, September 21, 2013
11:00am – 3:00pm
All Ages
Free

This family-oriented event includes costumed corn-grinding tours of Yates Mill, a fun children’s scavenger hunt activity, live music and dance, story-tellers, community displays, hand-craft demonstrations and sales, antique vehicles, farm tool displays, food vendors, and much more!

Yates By Night
Friday, September 27, 2013
7:30pm – 8:30pm
All Ages
Free (Preregistration Required)

Discover the night world with your family and take a guided walk outdoors with a park naturalist. Walking after dark with children is a whole different experience that stimulates all our senses when everything is quiet and goes to sleep-or wakes up.

Please confirm all events with venue before attending.

Videri Chocolate Factory Tour

We went on a sweet field trip with our homeschool group a few weeks ago…literally!

About a year ago we read a Curious George book about a chocolate factory and my kids have been asking to go to one ever since. I thought it would make a great indoor summertime field trip so I started my google searching.

Lucky me, I found the perfect place in downtown Raleigh called Videri Chocolate Factory, Have you heard of it? Definitely worth checking out. Their delicious treats are organic and made from the bean!

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They offer tours to groups or you can just stop by and get a great view of the process. Their factory is set-up with viewing windows and the process is explained with step-by-step signs.

We decided to set up a tour for our group. The staff was welcoming and very patient with the excitement of our little ones. I will never forget the delicious smell that came wafting out as soon as they opened the doors for us! And the inside was so cool. I could have hung out their all afternoon eating chocolate and having delicious coffee drinks from their bar.

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The tour was fairly short, but informative. It was actually just long enough for our crowds attention span. At the end they gave all of us samples and some extras to take home! How awesome is that?

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Wondering what our homeschoolers thought?
Homeschool Dude Says: “That was neat. There was a lot of chocolate there!”
Homeschool Dudette Says: “That was so yummy!! The samples were the best part!”

The Details
Videri Chocolate Factory
327 W Davie St
Sweet 100
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-755-5053
$5/Child (They waived the fee for parents and kids under 2 for our group.)
Max Group Size 25