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Family Picks: From ‘Grinch’ to ‘Cinderella,’ holiday shows for kids

By Corbie Hill Correspondent Holiday pageants and shows start in earnest this weekend. Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Cinderella,” Carolina Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” and Cary Players’ “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” open, while the touring “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” musical wraps up its week in Durham with a special show for kids on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. ▪ Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Cinderella,” an annual holiday ...

Halloween Planning

Halloween is coming up, and as we are content with our costumes and both kids plan to go trick-or-treating next year, it hasn’t always been so easy. And, I know it is not at all an easy holiday for some families.   Many kids struggle with the skills required to go trick-or-treating. I hear from friends about the sheer terror of walking around the neighborhood with a child with allergies, not knowing what wrappers may be on the ground, or what allergen may be in the candy bowls. ...

WIN TICKETS: Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance!

Triangle Mom 2 Mom is offering one lucky reader a chance to win a family four pack of tickets for Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance! on June 4th. Winning is easy and fun, just click on the image below and enter. Show details:  June 4th at 10:30 a.m. PNC Arena Prize includes: Four (4) suite tickets, a VIP parking pass, food and drinks will be provided. ENTER HERE 

Still time to get in a couple more Easter Egg hunts

By Corbie Hill, Correspondent Easter weekend is travel time for a lot of people, family time for others, and spring break time for still more. If you’re trying to get out of the house this weekend or over the school break, there’s more than just egg hunts going on. We’ve selected a few of both options below: ▪ For lots of schools, this marks the start of spring break. Accordingly, Marbles Kids Museum’s Spring Break Blast lasts from Friday through April 3 and ...

Family Picks: Gustafer Yellowgold returns to Carrboro ArtsCenter

By Corbie Hill, Correspondent My kids are learning to ride their bikes. It’s been a long process and I don’t promise results, but it’s been fun. This weekend we’ll work on that ... and who knows what else? There are many options, after all. ▪ We have Japanese film studio Toho to thank for Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah, but also for the tusked, flying turtle monster Gamera. Friday evening, as part of its excellent First Friday B-movie series, the North ...

Family Picks: African American Cultural Celebration in Raleigh

The 15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration takes place at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh on Saturday, featuring chefs, musicians, quilters, authors, pilots and dancers. Check out our other picks! By Corbie Hill,  Correspondent Last weekend, during the winter storm, we tried to sled. We discovered that, as native North Carolinians, we’re not all that good at it (we don’t even have a real sled, so we used flotation cushions from our canoe) but we still had fun. With ...

Family Picks: A preschool fair and a chance to meet ‘Bad Kitty’ author

Editor's note: All events are subject to cancellation based on weather. Please call ahead or check websites this weekend for details.  The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club holds its annual preschool fair Saturday, featuring representatives from a variety of preschool programs. And “Bad Kitty” author Nick Bruel is at Quail Ridge books in Raleigh on Tuesday. Check out our other picks! By Corbie Hill, Correspondent  My oldest had her first sleepover with a few ...

Family Picks: ‘Emily Saves the Orchestra’ with the NC Symphony

BY CORBIE HILL, correspondent Science, music, art and film – yes, we have these things in plenty in the Triangle, and this weekend promises good events in each world for elementary and pre-K kids. ▪ The STEMville Saturday of Science is at Northgate Mall’s Discovery Nook on Saturday. The Morehead Planetarium hosts a series of activities and experiments, all designed to teach kids about our planet’s biosphere – that is, the thin, inhabitable layer we all live in. ...

Counting to Christmas

This time of year, every child has visions of sugar plums dancing in their head. Many of us indulge the sugar plums by counting down to Christmas by providing daily treats. We’ve done it at our house. Some years it’s a small piece of chocolate each day, some years it’s an array of prizes such as stickers, an extra story at bed time or mom cleaning up your dishes. This year, I’m attempting to resist giving my children – who already have so much – extra treats, and instead I’m ...

Family Picks: A B-movie Santa and ‘Nutcracker’ magic

Corbie Hill, Correspondent  When my 5-year-old woke up Tuesday, one of the first things she asked was, “Is it December?” Yes, we said, and she went to school thrilled. December, to her, means Christmas. Maybe to you and your kids it means Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or maybe it simply means a few weeks off school and time around family – whatever it means, it’s here. Finally. Awesome. ▪ I’ve mentioned the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ First Friday ...