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Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children

Friday, September 30, 2016

Parents of 3, 4 and 5-year-old children are invited to sign up for free text messages from "Ready4K," provided by ParentPowered Public Benefit Corporation in partnership with the State Library of N

The Emperor’s New Clothes Children’s Show

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Hans Christian Andersen story takes on a whole new dimension as this clas­sic is transformed into a fable. The crafty tailors are foxes; the prime minister a near-sighted camel; and the councilor, a befuddled old walrus. Even the audience takes part, as animals, of course. Don’t miss this great production June 29, 30 and July 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Tickets: $5 except for ages 2 and younger-free.

North Carolina Museum of Art Announces Art in Bloom Schedule of Events

Friday, February 12, 2016

The North Carolina Museum of Art hosts its second Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of art and flowers, April 7−10. The event features 56 floral masterpieces inspired by the NCMA’s permanent collection in addtion to master classes, presentations, family activities and more.

Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates Darwin Day, February 13

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on modern science, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, February 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free; donations welcome.

Governor McCrory Unveils Black History Month Commemorations Throughout the State

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

From gold mining in Cabarrus County to freedom seekers joining a U.S. Navy Civil War blockade, Black History Month celebrations from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) will reflect the wide array of experiences of African-Americans in the state and nation.

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