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Historic Oak View County Park Events

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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

American Indian Heritage Celebration

North Carolina Museum of Historyimage
5 East Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7900

18th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Friday, November 22, 2013 (School Groups Only)
9:00am – 2:00pm
$6/Person (Adults and Children 5+)
Note:  Children under 5 must also pay if they are participating.
Preregistration Required

Saturday, November 23, 2013
11:00am – 4:00pm
Free

Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating national American Indian history month!  Watch artists, dancers, and performers; participate in hands-on workshops and craft activities; listen to historians and scholars; and learn more about North Carolina’s American Indian population—the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.

For more information or to register, call 919-807-7993.