Special Posts

IMG_9748A group of posts covering special events, programs, holidays, bucket list ideas, and fun “to do” lists in the Greater Raleigh area:

  • 2014 Fall Festivals @ Local Parks Here’s a list of upcoming Fall Festivals happening at various parks in the Greater Raleigh area: Southeast Raleigh Community Day @ John Chavis Memorial Park – Sat., Sept 20 from noon-4pm; free event that will feature free food, health information, music, voter registration info and more 9th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration @ Historic Yates Mill Park – Sat., ...
  • Take a Child Outside Week: Sept 24 – 30, 2014 With the fall weather on our heels, it couldn’t be a better time to participate in Take a Child Outside Week (TACO), held September 24-30, 2014. Take a Child Outside Week is an national initiative through the NC Museum of Natural Sciences with partner organizations throughout the country.  The program emphasizes outdoor nature activities with children ...
  • 3-year Blogiversary & 2014 Summer Bucket List So apparently it’s common in the blogging world to celebrate the yearly date of your first blog post aka your “blogiversary.” I’m sorry I don’t have any freebies to give away but I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has read, commented and supported me with this blog over the past three years. I ...
  • Greater Raleigh Drop-in Rainy Day To Do List With all the recent rainy and snowy weather in Raleigh I wanted to create a list of drop-in activities that I could refer to whenever I’m grasping looking for something to do with little ones in tow.  Here’s a starter list of indoor activities outside the house that are guaranteed to educate and entertain the sweet ...
  • Raleigh Snow Day 2014 While this isn’t a typical park-related post, I wanted to make a note of the fun snow memories and photos from the big Raleigh Snowpocalypse of 2014!  Yesterday will go down as one of the best.days.ever!  We got about 3 inches of snow in Raleigh and spent the day making amazing family memories in our ...
  • 2013 Thanksgiving & Christmas Park Events With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to compile a list of all the kiddo-friendly activities taking place at nearby Raleigh parks.  The events below are either organized through the Wake Co Parks & Rec, City of Raleigh Parks & Rec or JC Raulston Arboretum.  Some of the events require pre-registration so be sure to ...
  • Durham & Raleigh 24 Hours of Kid-less Freedom About 6 weeks before Claire was born, we had the ultimate luxury of dropping Ashley off with good friends for a day and overnight visit!  Ashley is about the same age and besties with their little girl so we knew she’d have lots of fun (she’s still talking about seeing Elmo on stage)! Not having a ...
  • Cedar Hills Park & Fun News A few months ago Ashley and I explored Cedar Hills Park, just a fews minutes from our new neighborhood.  Cedar Hills is located in North Raleigh at 5600 Sweetbriar St , which is the main entrance to access the playground, tennis courts, basketball courts and pavilion.  There are also entrances at Rosehaven Dr and from Spring Forest ...
  • Fun Father’s Day Ideas in Raleigh This post originally appeared on Southwestraleigh.com where you learn more about how to live, work and play in the Creative District. With Father’s Day around the corner, now is the best time to plan some fun with dear ol’ Dad.  And being in the Creative District, we’ve got some fun, fresh ideas on the perfect way ...
  • Mother’s Day Ideas in the Raleigh Parks This post originally appeared on Southwestraleigh.com where you can learn more about how to live, work, and play in the Creative District. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s about that time to start planning a special way to celebrate her. And being in the Creative District, we’ve got some fresh and cool ideas on the perfect ...
  • My Raleigh Bucket List Most of us have a bucket list of some type.  Whether it’s a list we’ve written down or something we recall from memory, it’s something personal to everyone.  Since moving to Raleigh nine years ago, my bucket list has always been a random list of things I remember only when I’m passing by a certain ...
  • Boyce Farms Looking for a way to spend a gorgeous Sunday Funday outside while celebrating the Christmas season?!  Why not pack up the family (don’t forget the dog) and head out to your local Christmas tree farm at Boyce Farms in North Raleigh. Since volunteering here as part of the Raleigh Jaycees fundraiser, I’ve made choosing our tree ...

6 thoughts on “Special Posts

  1. What a gift. You’ve given me highlights of NC east and west and areas we’ll never visit but look like wonderful adventure. Thanks! Love the memories you are building for the girls.

  2. Greystone Recreation Center is an amazing idea and resource for parents all over Wake County. Please add another indoor park in Apex, NC!

  3. Looking for help – looking for the son of LTC George F Marshall to return his fathers purple heart and two other medals I came across several years ago.

    • Hi Don, a lady named Rachel Goer contacted me a few years ago about the park dedication. She worked for Mr. Marshall. At the time her email was rgoer@onefic.com and phone was 919-787-4243. Maybe that contact information is still valid? If I think of anything else I’ll relay the information.

  4. I found a ring in parking lot of Neuse River Trail near mile 1/4 marker today. Contact me with correct identification and I will get it back to you. Mike (Apr 18, 2017)

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