September 24, 2012
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Play Dirt - Marbles Kids Museum Turns 5
Play Station V: Marbles Kids Museum is turning 5! ... and is celebrating with Free Museum Admission, music, games, activities and $5 IMAX Movies (The Avengers, Iron Man 2 and various documentaries) on September 29. In their first five years, Marbles has welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors from across the state and the country, and has established a reputation as one of the most popular family destinations in the state. It is the ultimate play station for children of all ages.
September 29 - Call of the Wrecking Ball: Imagine a mountain of presents stacked impossibly high. As a gigantic wrecking ball swoops in, wrapped paper, confetti and goodies fly through the air. Thousands of children cheer in delight. No ordinary day at the museum, the Marbles 5th Birthday celebration includes "The Best of Marbles" activities, each with a birthday twist. The birthday fun will spill outside in the Marbles courtyard and onto Hargett Street and there will also be surprise guests singing "Happy Birthday" songs.
Why Play Matters: The Marbles Kids Museum (a non-profit organization) inspires, excites, and shapes minds and futures; helping families unplug and reconnect with one another, all through the power of play. Located in downtown Raleigh, Marbles offers playful learning adventures for children and families, museum and IMAX field trips, summer camps, family events, targeted outreach programs and exceptional spaces for meetings and parties. It relies on the community for support and donations to keep admission accessible and continue to bring families creative new exhibits and experiences to share together."
Marbles Kids Museum: 201 East Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh, Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. The Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre box office is open daily one hour before the first show time until 30 minutes after the last show time of the day. Information: Website or call 919-834-3516.
Pop Culture: Old Time Soda at Seaboard ACE Hardware
Pop Stop: Remember your old favorite soda flavors made with pure cane sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup? You know, Orange Crush, Frosty Root Beer, and Cheerwine! Well, Seaboard Ace Hardware now stocks all your old time favorites. Go check it out at their Mom & Pop Soda Shoppe. What better way to get energized to tackle your home repair jobs.
Seaboard Ace Hardware: 802 Semart Drive, Raleigh; 919-834-8600; Website
To Bee or Not To Bee
Titanic: Artifact Exhibition Opens September 29 at NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Discover the Official Story of the 100-Year Journey: By now, everyone is familiar with the tragedy ... On April 15, 1912 the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg on its maiden voyage. More than 1,500 of the 2,228 passengers and crew died in the icy waters. Immortalized in exhibits, books, art, and film (including now 3D), the story continues to evolve as scientists and others study the wreck and solve the mysteries. What hasn't changed, though, is how moving it is to see the Titanic artifacts and to imagine yourself onboard the fated ship.
Back and Better Than Ever: A previous version of the Titanic exhibit (August '03- April '04) set attendance records at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences with over 200,000 visitors. This year's Exhibit will run for seven months (September 29,2012 - April 28, 2013) and will display more than 200 artifacts from the wreck (including some recently recovered). It includes meticulously detailed recreations of the interior of the ship, including a replica of the Titanic's bridge, a watertight door and a section of first-class hallway. The Raleigh exhibition will also feature its own chunk of iceberg, which visitors are encouraged to touch.
Human Time Capsule: Titanic's compelling human stories are told through authentic artifacts and exacting re-creations of the ship's interior. Delicate bottles of perfume, china bearing the logo of the White Star Line, and many other objects recovered from the wreck site offer poignant connections to lives abruptly ended or forever changed by one of the world's greatest maritime tragedies. Visitors will each receive a boarding pass as they start their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the ship's construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact recovery efforts. They will marvel at the re-created boiler room as well as first- and third-class cabins, stand on the Captain's Bridge, and learn of countless stories of heroism and humanity. Finally, in the "Memorial Gallery" guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished.
Discounts and Special Museum Hours: Tickets are $14 for Adults; $11 for Seniors (65+), Students and Military; $9 for Children (3-12); and $8 for Museum Members. Admission will be discounted during the museum's new extended hours, 5-9 p.m. Thursdays and the first Friday of the month, starting in October. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Museum Titanic Website or call the Museum Box Office at 919-707-9950.
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2012 Wake County Parade of Homes: Calling all Snoop-Dogs ... your time is coming! The 47th Annual Parade of Homes, NC's largest open house, will run over three weekends (September 29-30, October 5-7, 12-14) from 12-5 pm. It will showcase the newest design trends and home features in over 200 homes in Wake County! The tour is free and open to the public. Website
Raleigh Irish Festival - Saturday, September 29 - Moore Square, Raleigh across from Tir na Nog: Here's your chance to "bag it". An event that started out as an Irish family picnic has grown into a festival ... complete with Irish music & literature, children's entertainment, venders with a large assortment of celtic treasures, and Irish food and beverages. Continuous entertainment starts as 11am and includes pipes and drums, Irish bands and Irish dancers. Admission free ... Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day! Website
Trash or Treasure? Joel Lane Museum House will present its fourth Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm. Come join Joel Lane House's own version of a popular television show as Claire Fraser from Leland Little Antiques and Estate Sales and C. Edward Alexander examine your beloved objects and tell you if they are treasures or trash. Their appraisals will be non-binding and are verbal-only estimates.
The fee is $20 for a non-binding, verbal appraisal for up to 3 items. Advanced purchase is required. Please call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. For more info Click Here.
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The NC Museum of History invites you to an evening of laughter and stories with Jeanne Robertson, humorist and former Miss North Carolina. Sunday, October 28, from 7pm - 9 pm. Please respond by October 19th to 919-807-7835. (Limited seating available.) Tickets cost $50/person. All proceeds will benefit the NC Museum of History and the Miss NC Scholarship Fund.
Tour the Miss NC exhibit, meet former winners of the crown, enjoy a coffee and dessert reception, chat with Jeanne, and receive one of her DVD's. Jeanne Robertson is an expert in humor, whether sharing her experiences as a 6'2" Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant or stories of her life in North Carolina. Join her for a memorable evening as she takes southern humor to new heights.
NC Museum of History: 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh 27601. Website
Adult floats at Tir Na Nog - Check out these great drinks. Car bomb float with chocolate Baileys ice cream and Jameson Carmel. Crispin Cider Float with honey ice cream and fireball whiskey caramel sauce. Yum! Give them a try at Tir Na Nog, 218 S. Blount St. Raleigh 27601 Website
CT Weekends You're Invited to... CT Weekends Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon - at Mandolin Restaurant on Wednesday, October 3rd at 12 noon. Supporting Interact, an agency that provides safety, support and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Tickets are $25 and include lunch and fashion show. For Reservations please contact CT Weekends at 919-787-9073, or Email. Please RSVP by Sept 28th. Website. 'Like Us' on Facebook and keep up with the new fashions arriving daily.
Openings at Our Lady of Lourdes School for this fall 2012 School Year - There are currently openings in the 3rd, 5th and 7th Grades at our Lady of Lourdes School. If you are interested, please contact Pam Mueller, Director of Admissions, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. 919- 861-4635. Website.
Hunt & Gather on Bernard Street holds a Save After Six Shopping Night on the third Thursdays of each month. On the third Thursday of each month you will find great markdowns, refreshments, and friendly faces at Hunt & Gather, 1910 Bernard Street, Raleigh 27608.
From 6:00 to 8:00 pm, many dealers will have 20% and more off on selected items. Don't miss this opportunity! Website.
The Making of Gone with the Wind now open. The N.C. Museum of History is the only venue in the Southeast to feature this exhibit highlighting one of the most famous films in Hollywood history. The true story of how Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel became a record-breaking movie is revealed in Real to Reel, showcasing authentic memorabilia - costumes, scripts, screen tests, scene props, Vivien Leigh's Academy Award and more. Website
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