Colonial Living Week
Monday, October 14th – Friday, October 18th
9:00am – 2:00pm
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.
Garner Performing Arts Center
742 W Garner Rd
Garner, NC 27529
Monday, October 28th, 2013
Bodyology at 9:55am
Lighten Up! at 11:40am
$7/Person for 1 Show
$10/Person for Both Shows
Purchase Tickets Online Here
Bodyology is a 1 hour theatrical show that explores the inner workings of the human body along with the health practices required to care for it. The National Bodyology Tour is an exciting new Musical Show starring PBS’s Slim Goodbody.
The main objectives of “Bodyology” include:
Teaching students how their amazing body works
Encouraging students to make better health choices
To help students attain competencies related to national education standards
Lighten Up! addresses the problem of childhood obesity. It is a highly interactive, 50-minute musical show designed to help children, in grades K-6, learn the value of exercise and good nutrition. The show deals with the serious problems of excess weight and obesity in an entertaining and totally non-threatening way. Children are encouraged to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed to make health-enhancing choices. In every musical number, the kids participate, by answering questions, volunteering, and moving along with Slim.
Lighten Up is designed to help students:
Understand the benefits of good nutrition
How to make better food choices
Understand the body’s need for physical activity
Become smarter consumers
Attain competencies related to national education standards
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!
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.
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?
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
Raleigh, NC 27601
$5/Child (They waived the fee for parents and kids under 2 for our group.)
Max Group Size 25
Wednesdays and Thursdays
September 18, 2013 – November 14, 2013
10:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm and 3:00pm
Garden Tours Wednesdays (Children) and Thursdays (Adults)
September 25, 2013 – October 23, 2013
9:30am or 10:30am
Bring you students to tour North Carolina’s Executive Mansion and the beautiful gardens this fall! The Capital Area Visitor’s Center is taking reservations now. Reservations for groups of 10 or more can be made by visiting www.nccapvisit.org or calling 919-807-7950 at least two weeks ahead of your intended visit. Groups must submit a list of names of participants in advance for admittance.
Wake County Environmental Services
337 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC United States 27601 919-856-2602
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 Tour Times: 9:30am – 10:30am 10:30am – 11:30am 12:30pm – 1:30pm Ages 5+ Free (Preregistration Required)
Land-fill or Land-hill? A look at trash (and recycling!) Take a tour of the Wake County South Wake Municipal Solid Waste Facility and learn about how landfills are built and designed to protect human health and minimize environmental impacts on soil, water, and air.
This is a family-friendly public tour for any adult and children age 5 and up. Tours will last approximately 1-hour.
All Participants will will ride in a 14-passenger van and view the many facilities and services on the site:
- Citizen Recycling Convenience Center
- Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Site
- Multi-Material Recycling Facility (MMRF)
- The active, working section of the South Wake Landfill
- The new landfill gas-to-energy facility
Please pre-register online here and reserve your seat for the tour time of your choice or call (919)856 – 2602. (Note that tour reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis)
This event is sponsored by the Wake County Solid Waste Management Division and Waste Industries.