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November 3rd - November 9th 2011

by Pam & Michael Davison

This is a great time of year to take a hike or bike ride outside in the autumn sunshine. Take an afternoon to crunch and play in the fallen leaves.

First Friday

Ghengis Khan is coming to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and to celebrate, this month's First Friday Movie will be Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In addition to the movie, come early to the museum and roam the exhibits while you enjoy live music by jazz guitarist Eli Wittmann.

Also Downtown, First Friday events will be featured at the Raleigh City Museum, Marbles Kids Museum and throughout the city on a Gallery Tour.
Art in the Evening is back at the North Carolina Museum of Art with tunes by the Davis Dyer Trio. In conjunction with the coming exhibition, Rembrandt in America, you are invited to a focused 15-minute gallery discussion on the Worship of the Golden Calf. Their featured Fall Flick will be the 1995 film, City of Lost Children.
If you are near Downtown Raleigh at lunchtime Friday, check out Colossal Collard Day at the NC State Farmers Market.
The Priceless Gem Series continues this Friday night at the UNC Visitors' Center with a sustainability tour, led by Cindy Shea, director of the UNC Sustainability Office, and UNC student EcoReps.
View the stars and learn about constellations through the open views over Lake Michie during Starry, Starry Night.

Festivals and Fun at the Museums

To kick off their new exhibit, The Story of North Carolina, the North Carolina Museum of History invites you to the Celebrate NC History Festival. Celebrate our state with hands-on activities, storytelling, musical performances and dance, craft demonstrations, and period reenactments all day Saturday.

Pack a picnic lunch and some scarecrow accessories Saturday morning and head on over to the Pullen Art Center for the annual Scarecrow Festival. While you are there, check out the Pullen Arts Center Participants Show.
The Tar Heel Tale Tellers will be bringing tales to life through their dynamic, humorous and unique performances at Marbles Kids Museum Saturday.
The North Carolina Museum of Art welcomes kids to come explore Rembrandt's world through the Dutch collection during a Family Fun Saturday Program entitled Little Dutch Masters.
For the 23rd consecutive year, 300-400 handbell ringers from several States come together for two days of ringing and learning for the Capital Area Handbell Festival. You won't want to miss their final concert.
The Triangle Farms Indoor Horse Show will be at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds all weekend. If you have a horse lover in your family, these weekend shows are a great opportunity to get up close and watch the show live.
The Annual Train & Railroadiana Show & Sale returns to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club, a non-profit educational organization chartered to promote the hobby of model railroading. There will be several operating layouts on display and vendors selling train related merchandise.
Also at the State Fairgrounds, the Junior Women's Club is hosting a Fall Furniture Consignment Sale.
Scooby Doo Legend of the Phantosaur will be playing on the big screen at the Holly Springs Cultural Center Saturday Morning.
Throughout November, the Sertoma Art Center will feature oil paintings by Sonia Kane; colorful works by Walt Simpson; and miniatures by The Raleigh Miniatures Guild. Come on out Sunday afternoon for the Opening Reception.

Enjoy Fall at the Parks

Take a Discovering Deer Walk at West Point on the Eno and look for evidence of deer throughout the park.

Join Wake Audubon as we bid farewell to the birds leaving North Carolina for the tropics, but welcome northern birds who will be spending their winter with us. Bird Migration on Autumn Winds will take place at Anderson Point Park Saturday morning.
They will also be Birdwatching at Eno River State Park and Birding with Vernon at Lake Crabtree County Park Saturday morning.
Join a Ranger at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area for a nice leisurely History Hike of the Old Oak Trail at Ebenezer Church Recreation Area.
Fall is in the air at Historic Yates Mill County Park. Join them for Fall Colors Hike Sunday afternoon. While you are there, you are welcome to take a Heritage Mill Tour, a sneak peek into the first floor of the fully restored mill.
Join a Wake County Extension Master Gardener to learn helpful hints on how to successfully garden from the fall into the winter at Blue Jay County Park during an Adult Workshop Sunday afternoon.




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