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August
Thurs., August 2, 2012
Back to the Future Movie outdoors under the stars - Free Family Movies Summer 2012 - Thursday evenings - atop the Wallace Parking Deck, Downtown chapel Hill
Thurs July 12, 2012, sundown (approx 8 pm)
Back to the Future Movie at sundown atop the Wallace Parking Deck. FREE POPCORN, trivia games, children's activities, and more! Bring a chair or blanket, enjoy food to go from a downtown restaurant and enjoy a picnic dinner and movie under the stars. Sponsored by Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. (*If you ride your bike to Locally Grown Free Movies you can get free stuff from Go Chapel Hill and local bike shops.)
www.locally-grown.com

 

Thurs., August 9, 2012
Gnomeo & Juliet Movie outdoors under the stars - Free Family Movies Summer 2012 - Thursday evenings - atop the Wallace Parking Deck, Downtown chapel Hill
Thurs July 12, 2012, sundown (approx 8 pm)
Gnomeo & Juliet Movie at sundown atop the Wallace Parking Deck. FREE POPCORN, trivia games, children's activities, and more! Bring a chair or blanket, enjoy food to go from a downtown restaurant and enjoy a picnic dinner and movie under the stars. Sponsored by Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. (*If you ride your bike to Locally Grown Free Movies you can get free stuff from Go Chapel Hill and local bike shops.)
www.locally-grown.com

 

Fri. Aug. 10 - Mon. Aug. 13, 2012
Kids EveryWear Consignment Sale in Morrisville, NC (near the airport/Raleigh, NC)
Gently used baby & children's clothing (through teen), baby gear, toys, bicycles, maternity clothing, furniture at bargain prices! Located in the Morrisville Outlet Mall near the Raleigh International airport.

Friday August 10 - August 13, 2012
General public shopping days:
Friday, August 10, 10am - 9pm
Saturday, August 11, 10am - 9pm
Sunday, August 12, 1pm - 6pm (50% off GREEN and BLACK prices)
Monday, August 13, 10am - 9pm (50% off GREEN and 75% off BLACK prices)

 

Sat., August 11, 2012
Duke Homestead Summer Children's Festival at 2828 Duke Homestead Rd. in Durham, NC.
Saturday August, 11 2012 10am - 4pm.

Come and see why local families LOVE the wonderful family events at Duke Homestead! Duke Homestead is putting on its FREE third annual Summer Children's Festival. Families all over Chapel Hill, Durham, the Triangle and beyond are invited to come and play at the Duke Homestead!  Have your face painted, and meet the wise and wonderful owls with Piedmont Wildlife! Make a craft with the Playhouse Toy Store, and enjoy the music of popular children's band, Baron Von Rumblebuss, on the main stage. Check out the Duke Homestead Historic area to try on life from another century! There you can help make sugar cookies, participate in a hoop race and play with other 19th century games and toys, hear wonderful string music and explore the Duke home. Take a mule-drawn wagon ride or, if you're feeling athletic, you can participate in a game of Town Ball - a mid 19th century precursor to baseball and a great time for all ages!
 

Sat., August 11, 2012
Belk Kids Fest (Crabtree Mall, Raleigh, NC) - Belk 3rd floor, Children's Department.
August 11, 2012 12pm - 5pm.
At the Belk Kids Fest enjoy music, face painting and balloon art. Meet Mimi the Clown and the Amazing Spiderman, and see and touch live animals from the Raleigh Natural Science Museum.

 

Sat., August 11, 2012
Hillsborough BikeFest 2012: 16th Annual Rural Heritage Tour, Hillsborough NC
Saturday, August 11, 2012

From the website: "Experience the bucolic scenery of farm life as you pedal through gently rolling terrain. Join the Carolina Tarwheels Bicycle Club for this annual event that brings up to 850 riders to Downtown Hillsborough for the Family Funride or on to the rural vistas along quiet country roads of Orange County. For registration information click here."

 

Sat., August 11, 2012
North Carolina's Main Street Fire Truck Parade - Downtown Raleigh, NC
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 9am
The Parade will run from the State Capitol south on Fayetteville Street, turn right at Davie Street, turn left on South Salisbury Street, then pass in front of the Raleigh Convention Center. This year, the post-parade display area will move to the lot bounded by Lenoir, South Salisbury and South streets.

 

Sun., August 12, 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower

In prior years, the Morehead Planetarium used to hold a special Perseids skywatching session (from around 9 to 11 p.m.) on the night of the Perseid Meteor Showers at Jordan Lake's Ebenezer Church Recreation Area (Near U.S. 64).  However, we can't find anything on the Morehead schedule for this year (2012). But you can still check out the perseid meteor showers on your own.

The Perseid meteor showers appear in the area of the constellation Perseus in the north-eastern sky. 

Check out this website for more info on the best Perseid viewing times for August 2012: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

More about the Perseids (from http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy_calendar_2012.html:)  "The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. This year's peak occurs on the morning of August 12, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 - August 22. The waning gibbous moon will provide some interference in the early morning, so the best viewing will be in the evening before it rises. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. Look to the northeast after midnight."

Read more about the Perseid Meteor Shower: http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors/

 

Sat., August 11, 2012
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Jeff Crawford and Friends
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 13, 2011, 6pm - 8pm.  (Farmer's Market 5pm - 8pm)

Outdoor Concerts take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening (from May through August) featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Local and organic produce, flowers, wine, jams, eggs, baked goods, and much more; also free activities for kids, including arts & crafts, games, and face painting.  Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.  SO MUCH FUN!  Great for the whole family.
www.rivermillvillage.com
(336) 376-3122.

 

Mon. August 13 - Fri. August 17, 2012
FREE Children's Morning Movies at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in downtown Apex, NC
Enjoy FREE Family Movies featuring classic Disney favorites, starting at 10 am each morning. Pre-registration is not required. Come on over and bring along some popcorn or healthy snacks.

Monday, August 13- Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, August 14- The Jungle Book
Wednesday, August 15- Cinderella
Thursday, August 16- Bambi
Friday, August 17- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Thurs., August 16, 2012
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock) Movie outdoors under the stars - Free Family Movies Summer 2012 - Thursday evenings - atop the Wallace Parking Deck, Downtown chapel Hill
Thurs July 12, 2012, sundown (approx 8 pm)
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo Movie at sundown atop the Wallace Parking Deck. FREE POPCORN, trivia games, children's activities, and more! Bring a chair or blanket, enjoy food to go from a downtown restaurant and enjoy a picnic dinner and movie under the stars. Sponsored by Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. (*If you ride your bike to Locally Grown Free Movies you can get free stuff from Go Chapel Hill and local bike shops.)
www.locally-grown.com

 

Sat., August 18, 2012
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring The Jimbo Mathus Band
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 20, 2011, 6pm - 8pm.  (Farmer's Market 5pm - 8pm)

Outdoor Concerts take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening (from May through August) featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Local and organic produce, flowers, wine, jams, eggs, baked goods, and much more; also free activities for kids, including arts & crafts, games, and face painting.  Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.  SO MUCH FUN!  Great for the whole family.
www.rivermillvillage.com
(336) 376-3122.

 


2012 Date TBA (August 2012)
Annual Back-to-School event at University Mall
2012 Date TBA
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet the Schools, Research After School Programs, Give Back (donate school supplies to kids in need).

http://universitymallnc.com/calendar/event/220-back-to-school-day

 

Thurs. August 23, 2012
Free Rooftop Music Summer 2012 - Thursday evenings - atop the Wallace Parking Deck, Downtown chapel Hill
Thurs August 23, 2012, Gates open at 6 pm. Show at 7 pm.
Mount Moriah and Skylar Gudasz & The Ugly Girls will perform beginning at 7 pm atop the Wallace Parking Deck. Bring a chair or blanket, enjoy food to go from a downtown restaurant and enjoy a picnic dinner and movie under the stars. Sponsored by Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. (Visit the website for more info about Dinner & a Movie specials in Downtown Chapel Hill.)
www.locally-grown.com

 

Sat., August 25, 2012
Children's Good News Spectacular - Come hear the greatest story ever told at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Bldg, Raleigh, NC.
Sat., August 25, 2012, 10am - 3pm

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY - (FREE popcorn, snow cones, drinks, FUN, GAMES, INFLATABLE RIDES)
Family fun day focusing on Christian values and the greatest story ever told, sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship of the Greater Raleigh offers inflatable rides, puppets, clowns, Illusion show, games and snack foods (popcorn, snow-cones, and drinks).

http://www.cefgra.org/

(336) 376-3122.
 

Sat., August 25, 2012
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring The Lizzy Ross band
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 25, 2012, 6pm - 8pm. (Farmer's Market 5pm - 8pm)
Outdoor Concerts take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening (from May 6th through August 26th) featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Local and organic produce, flowers, wine, james, eggs, baked goods, and much more; also free activities for kids, including arts & crafts, games, and face painting.  Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
www.rivermillvillage.com
(336) 376-3122.

 

Fri., August 31, 2012
Last Friday in Hillsborough
Friday, August 31, 2012, 6-9:30 pm.
Last Fridays - Come to downtown Hillsborough from 6-9:30 pm on Friday, August 26th for Last Fridays, sponsored by the Hillsborough Arts Council. Enjoy live music, an art walk, various vendors, a free scoop of ice cream, and much more. For more information visit www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org or call (919) 643-2500.

 

Sat., August 25, 2012

36th Annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown Cary
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, 9 am - 5 pm.

On the fourth Saturday in August, an estimated 60,000 people gather in downtown Cary to enjoy arts and crafts, food, and family entertainment.  Over 400 artisans. 
(919) 469-4061.

Sat., August 25, 2012 (and every Saturday in September 2012)
12th Annual Come Out and Play Sculpture Show - Opening Reception, JimGin Farm, a Chatham County horse farm, 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro, NC  27312. August 25, 2012, 12 pm - 8pm

Come and celebrate the opening reception featuring the work of dozens of sculptors on display at the JimGin Farm in Chatham County (Pittsboro). Come eat, drink, and support the LOCAL arts!  (Children and families are welcome!) Each Saturday in September 2012 there will also be a party from 4pm until dark to celebrate the sculpture.  Free admission (picnic food and drinks will be provided); members of the North Carolina Songwriters Coop will play at all events.  For a detailed invitation with directions visit www.carrboro.com/comeoutandplay or call 919-942-3252.

 

 

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