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Conservator’s Center Pumpkin Prowl

Pumpkin Prowl 2017
Grab a coat and a friend, and join us on Saturday, November 11th for our annual Pumpkin Prowl, the most unique way to celebrate autumn in North Carolina!
Join us in selecting, decorating, and carving the pumpkins, while enjoying food and drinks from local vendors.  Then we decorate our animals’ enclosures with stuffed, scented, or painted pumpkins to celebrate the season. Our animals love finding these new fascinating items in their habitats, and we enjoy watching as they investigate their gifts.
Enjoy food and drink from our favorite vendors, and join us in selecting, decorating, and carving the pumpkins; then watch as our keepers decorate our animals’ enclosures and introduce our animals to an autumn wonderland.  
At Pumpkin Prowl, you’ll also have the option of learning interesting tidbits about how we care for our animal residents from the trained handlers and keepers at the Conservators Center!  

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Conservator’s Center Pumpkin Prowl

Celebrate autumn in the wildest way imaginable: our annual Pumpkin Prowl event!
Pumpkins are a hot commodity in the autumn. From pumpkin pie to pumpkin spiced lattes, everyone wants to get their paws on them. No one knows how to celebrate pumpkin season better than the residents of the Conservators Center!
Grab a coat and a friend, and join us on Saturday, November 11th for our annual Pumpkin Prowl, the most unique way to celebrate autumn in North Carolina.
Join us in selecting, decorating, and carving the pumpkins, while enjoying food and drinks from local vendors.  Then we decorate our animals’ enclosures with stuffed, scented, or painted pumpkins to celebrate the season. Our animals love finding these new fascinating items in their habitats, and we enjoy watching as they investigate their gifts.
Have you ever wondered how we train Arthur Tiger to touch a target, or why it’s important to be able to check a wolf’s paws and ears, or what caracals like to eat for snacks? At Pumpkin Prowl, while you watch the animals explore their treats at your own pace, you can also learn interesting facts about how we care for our animal residents from our keepers and trained handlers at the Conservators Center!

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International Festival of Raleigh 2017

This three-day extravaganza features music, food and dance from around the world. More than 60 ethnic groups, 25 international food vendors, non-stop music and world-bazaar shopping will all be under one roof. Great for the entire family, there will be lots of children’s activities and booths to learn about world cultures.

Each day will have unique performances including a dance competition, fashion show, cooking demonstrations and a weddings-around-the-world presentation. Enjoy the biergarten featuring international techniques and flavors from local breweries or desserts and coffees with an international flair. Visit www.InternationalFestival.org to learn more and buy tickets.

Buy tickets early online and SAVE!

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International Festival of Raleigh 2017

This three-day extravaganza features music, food and dance from around the world. More than 60 ethnic groups, 25 international food vendors, non-stop music and world-bazaar shopping will all be under one roof. Great for the entire family, there will be lots of children’s activities and booths to learn about world cultures.

Each day will have unique performances including a dance competition, fashion show, cooking demonstrations and a weddings-around-the-world presentation. Enjoy the biergarten featuring international techniques and flavors from local breweries or desserts and coffees with an international flair. Visit www.InternationalFestival.org to learn more and buy tickets.

Buy tickets early online and SAVE!

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International Festival of Raleigh 2017

This three-day extravaganza features music, food and dance from around the world. More than 60 ethnic groups, 25 international food vendors, non-stop music and world-bazaar shopping will all be under one roof. Great for the entire family, there will be lots of children’s activities and booths to learn about world cultures.

Each day will have unique performances including a dance competition, fashion show, cooking demonstrations and a weddings-around-the-world presentation. Enjoy the biergarten featuring international techniques and flavors from local breweries or desserts and coffees with an international flair. Visit www.InternationalFestival.org to learn more and buy tickets.

Buy tickets early online and SAVE!

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Conservators Center Trick or Treat

Join our animal residents for a special Trick or Treat experience around the park! This tour, created especially for our younger ghouls and goblins, welcomes children of all ages. Your tour guide will share stories of unique tricks animals use in the wild and lead your group to Howl-O-Ween treats throughout the park. Everyone is welcome to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and meet Popcorn or Fiona, the Conservators Center’s mascots. Tours last 1 hour depending on group participation.   

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Raleigh

  Hispanic Heritage Month starts today!  From September 15th to October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month is a month where we recognize the “histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America” (Library of Congress.)   Why September 15th?  It is the independence day for […]

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SproutFest Kids Appreciation Day at the Farmers Market (FREE)

PLEASE SHARE…and mark your calendars now for SproutFest!! It’s our kids appreciation day at the Farmers Market, sponsored by Ting Holly Springs!

We will have several fun activities for the kids that morning, including:

– bounce house by Tucano Rental & Service LLC
– live music & puppetry by Trish Miller Music
– donuts from Rise Holly Springs
– kids craft activity with Laura Myers, Regional Vice President at Primerica Financial Services
– monster bookmark craft with Active Tracks-Track Out Camp
– balloon animals with Family Focus Chiropractic
– demonstrations by Vision Martial Arts Fuquay
– PRIZES & giveaways
– face painting
– visit Cinder the Fire Dog
…and MORE yet to be confirmed!

Come early to be sure you can do it all!

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Zumbini Demo (Morrisville)

Designed for children ages 0-4, and their caregivers, Zumbini combines music and movement to create the ultimate bonding experience! Sing, dance, and play together while developing your little one’s social, cognitive, emotional and motor skills.
In anticipation of the upcoming fall session, join me for a Zumbini Demo class! Cost will be $5 per family (cash, check, credit or debit accepted day of demo), but if you register for the session with me after the demo, each family will receive $15 off the session price!!
Please RSVP as spots are limited!

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Zumbini Class Demo

Designed for children ages 0-4, and their caregivers, Zumbini combines music and movement to create the ultimate bonding experience! Sing, dance, and play together while developing your little one’s social, cognitive, emotional and motor skills.
In anticipation of the upcoming fall session, join me for a Zumbini Demo class! Cost will be $5 per family (cash, check, credit or debit accepted day of demo), but if you register for the session after the demo, each family will receive $15 off the session price!!
Please RSVP as spots are limited!

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Early Childhood Open House @ Bach to Rock Music School

You’re never too young to play and create music. Introducing toddlers and very young children to music, rhythm and motion supports cognitive development, learning and motor skills. B2R Early Childhood classes combine structured musical games and activities to promote learning and musical growth and expose children to the fundamentals of music.

Stop in for a mini class at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 or 3:30. It will be a 15 min intro to Rock N Roll (toddler), Rock City (3-5 yrs), or Kids N Keys (5-7yrs).

Don’t forget to sign up for our Birthday Party Giveaway!

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