Tag Archives: Durham

Arts Discovery Series at The Carolina Theatre

curtainThe Carolina Theatre
309 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3030

Arts Discovery Series
9:50am & 11:20am
Various Dates & Shows – See List Below
$8/Person (Reserve Tickets Online Here)
All Ages

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle
Monday, September 30th

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Thursday, October 24th

Skippyjon Jones
Friday, November 1st

Johnny Appleseed
Tuesday, November 12th

Kid Power Operation Lunch-Line
Monday, November 18th

Hispanic Flamenco Ballet
Friday, December 6th

A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 10th

February One
Monday, February 3rd

Jackie Robinson:  A Game Apart
Thursday, February 6th

Charlotte’s Web
Thursday, February 13th

African American Dance Ensemble
Wednesday, February 19th

Beauty and the Beast
Friday, March 21st

African Storytelling and Workshop
Tuesday, May 6th

 

 

Fall Homeschool Programs at Piedmont Wildlife Center

Piedmont Wildlife Center866282_40123651
364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707

Homeschool Family Day
Thursday, September 19, 2013
10:00am – 2:00pm
Free (Preregistration Required)
All Ages

We are offering community conversations and activities for the adults, and will have separate children’s activities. Our goal is to share with you some of the best parts of our approach to nature mentoring. There will be a break for a potluck lunch, and we will close the day all together – kids and adults. This a free opportunity for anyone in the homeschool community. Please sign up via our website so we know how many are coming and can prepare accordingly. Also, we invite you to help us spread the word about this free community day with other homeschool families you know.

Fall 2013 Earth Mentors Homeschool Session

Tuesdays, October 15 – November 19
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 5 – 8
$70 ($60 for PWC Members)

Thursdays, October 17 – November 21
10:00am – 3:00pm
Ages 7 – 16 (divided into separate age groups)
$130 ($120 for PWC Members)

Our homeschool programs offer a selection of earth-focused experiences that allow students to engage in hands-on, experiential learning led by skilled naturalist mentors. There are two programs described below, one for an older age range and one for a younger age range. These programs overlap in ages (5-8 and 7-16), so students may choose the program that best suits their needs.  Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start date.

Tastes of NC at Duke Homestead

1169378_49769565 (1)Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(919) 477-5498

Pork, Pickles & Peanuts:  Tastes of NC
Sunday, July 13th, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free


Each year we celebrate North Carolina food culture and history with our Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of NC Festival. This extremely tasty event includes a BBQ and Pie contest. New this year, guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People’s Choice winner of their own.

Down at the Historic Home of the Duke family food continues to be the theme with historic cooking demonstrations. Beyond the kitchen, you can visit the rest of the Duke family’s 1852 home and outside enjoy 19th century games and toys.

Food definitely is the focus of the day, but make sure you don’t leave without visiting our many talented local arts and crafts vendors. Pork, Pickles and Peanuts allows you to fill your stomach and support North Carolina artists at the same time!
The Malpass Brothers will be playing two sets live on stage during the festival, in the morning from 11 am – 12 pm and in the afternoon from 1 pm – 2 pm.
Don’t forget to check out or even participate in our 1940′s mock Tobacco Queen Pageant! Tobacco Queens are a Harvest Festival tradition and each year our Tobacco Queen, picked at this event, debuts at our fall Harvest and Hornworm Festival.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.
 

 

150th Anniversary of Gettysburg at Bennett Place


Bennett PlaceGettysburg

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham, NC 27705
919-383-4345

Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg, 150th Anniversary
Sunday, July 13, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free (Donations Welcome)

Join us as we commemorate the most defining battle of the American Civil War with lectures on the generals, the soldiers, and the regiments, and share stories of heroism and heartache.  Military and living history activities will be ongoing throughout the day at the Bennett Farm.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending. 

 

Summer Camps 2013 at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Sarah P Duke GardensSarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St.
Duke University, Durham, NC 27705
919-668-1707

Nature Adventures Camp
Monday, June 17- Friday, June 21: Nature Adventures (K-2); Become a Gardener (K-5)
Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28: Eco Artists
Monday, July 8 – Friday, June 12: Become a Gardener
Monday, July 15 – Friday, June 19: Nature Adventures
Monday, July 22 – Friday, June 26: Eco Artists
Monday, July 29 – Friday, Aug. 2: Nature Adventures

9:00am – 1:00pm
Ages K – 5th
$175/Week; $150 Each Sibling
($100/Child/Week Deposit to Reserve Spot with Balance Due 2 Weeks Before Camp)

Nature Adventures:
Prowl your way around the Gardens to discover animal habitats, learn how clever plants can be, and become a scientist for a week of nature adventures!

Become a Gardener:
Plant and harvest fruits and vegetables in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. Learn how soil is made and play with chickens as you discover how food gets to your plate.

Eco Artists:
Get inspired by the shapes, colors, and patterns of nature! Explore the Gardens through art as you sharpen your creativity and observation skills.