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Arts and Crafts Sewing
Ballet Classes
Cooking Classes for Kids
Etiquette / Manners
Foreign Language
Gymnastics Classes
Music Lessons
Nature Classes
Recreation and Sports
Storytime

 

Arts and Crafts and Sewing 
CARRBORO ARTS CENTER
Drawing
, painting, sculpting classes and more for kids and adults.  A wonderful haven for artists of all ages and levels.  The Arts Center also offers an AfterSchool Arts Immersion Program (offering transportation from six elementary schools and lots of fun), and an Arts-a-la-carte Summer Camp Program for Kids ages 5-13.  
300-G East Main St., Carrboro.
www.artscenterlive.org
(919) 929-2787.

CELY'S HOUSE - CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
Cely's House offers creative arts After School Programs, Teacher Workday Camps, Pottery Hand-Building and Wheel Classes for Small Groups, spiritual workshops and retreats, birthday parties, Summer Camp classes, and more! 
(919) 929-3591.

ClayWords Kids' Sculpture Workshop at Market Street Books & Maps
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill

Saturdays from 9 - 11 am
Children ages 6 and up create clay sculptures based on book characters.  Register in advance. 
(919) 933-5111.

LINCOLN ARTS CENTER (City of Chapel Hill Recreation)
Pottery classes for children and adults; over 2000 square feet of workspace, eight pottery wheels, and three kilns.
  
L
ocated on 750 S. Merrit Mill Road, Chapel Hill, at the former Lincoln School; 1 mile SE of downtown Chapel Hill.
(919) 968-2793.

LOWE'S LITTLE BUILDERS CLINIC
One Saturday each month a Lowe's expert teaches a few simple skills and kids complete a seasonal craft.
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse Store of Chapel Hill, 1801 Chapel Hill Blvd, Chapel Hill.
(919) 967-3289.

MARKET STREET BOOKS AND MAPS (Southern Village)
Craft Time with Joanne Sims for ages 6 and up.  Thursdays 2:30 - 4pm. $15 fee includes materials.  Limit of 5 children per class.  Call to register
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 933-5111.

 

MARKET STREET BOOKS AND MAPS (Southern Village)
ClayWorks Kids' Sculpture Workshop.  Create sculptures based on book characters with Stephanie Dimac.  For ages 6 and up.  Call to register.  Saturdays, 9-11am.  $20, includes materials.
704 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. 
(919) 933-5111.

 

MEADOWMONT CLUB OF CHAPEL HILL
Visit www.meadowmontclub.com for information about kids' craft classes and other fun activities.
301 Old Barn Lane, Chapel Hill, NC  27517. 

(919) 945-0640.

MICHAEL'S ARTS & CRAFTS
National chain offer
s craft supplies, classes, craft parties, and a weekly crafting club for kids on Saturday mornings.  See the Michael's Kids Club schedule for more information.  Located at New Hope Commons Shopping Center, 5422 New Hope Commons Drive, Durham 27707 (off 15-501).
http://www.Michaels.com
(919) 490-4945
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ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY CHAKA (Crafts,Hobbies, Arts, Kids Activities Club)
Ages 6-12; Wednesdays- 3 -4pm 
June 8: Make and Take Crafts
June 22: Curious Creatures With Live Animals
July 6: Make and Take Crafts 
July 13: Puppet Making with Cathy Markatos 

PAINT THE EARTH - Paint-it-Yourself Ceramic Studio
Children and adults have fun painting ceramics and the finished products make great gifts!  You will need to leave your ceramics for a few days to be glazed and finished. Paint the Earth also is available for parties.  (Editor's note: A young child in a pottery studio is like a bull in a china shop ...  If you have young children, you may wish to inquire about purchasing pottery and paints so you can paint at home with your children, and then bring them back to be glazed and fired.  Pottery pieces painted by your children make great gifts for family members!)
316 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 27516.
www.paintheearth.com
(919) 968-0400.
THE SCRAP EXCHANGE - Creative ReUse Center and Retail Store
Afternoon Arts in the Make-n-Take Room - Come by for an hour and a half of self-led creative fun. Use inspiring samples and reference books to free your creative spirit. Use any of the foam, fabric, and many more Scrap Supplies from our Make-n-Take Room. Tape, scissors and, staplers are available for your connecting needs.  Everything that you Make you get to Take!  Weekdays (M-F) from 3pm-4:30pm - Call ahead to confirm availability.  $5 for Each Person Creating.  Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult.  Also schedule hands-on creativity workshops for your summer camp or daycare; birthday parties available.  
548 Foster St., Durham, NC  
www.scrapexchange.org
(919) 688-6960.

SEW CRAFTY - Sewing & Crafting Studio; Making Creativity Easy
Individual sewing lessons, summer sewing camp for kids, crafty birthday parties:  painting, beading, polymer clay creations.
101 Orange Street, Durham, NC 27701
www.sewcrafty.info
(919) 683-3119.

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Ballet Classes 
Please click here (Carolina Kids guide to Kids' Recreation & Sports) for information about Ballet classes and other athletic classes.

 

Cooking Classes for Kids
Kid Chefs - C'est Si Bon Cooking SchoolCooking classes for kids and adults.
U1002 Brace Lane, Chapel Hill, NC  27516.
(919) 942-6550.
Cooking With CLASS (Culinary Lessons at a Southern Season).  Cooking classes for kids and adults, many taught by well-known chefs and cookbook authors!
University Mall, Hwy 15-501 at Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC  27514.
To register or for more information visit www.southernseason.com or call (877) 929-7133.
MEADOWMONT CLUB OF CHAPEL HILL
Visit www.meadowmontclub.com for information about kids' cooking classes and other fun activities.
301 Old Barn Lane, Chapel Hill, NC  27517. 

(919) 945-0640.

SMALL POTATOES (Raleigh, NC)
C
ooking school for children (ages 8-12 and up) and adults offers weekly classes; private lessons are also available.
For more info contact: elizgibbs@mindspring.com

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Etiquette / Manners

Manners for Young Gentlemen I Class (Boys Ages 4-7) at the Historic Hillsborough House (the Sirois House) located at 1306 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC.
Every Saturday through Saturday, October 29, 2005, 10:15 am to 11:15 am.
Etiquette & manners class for young gentlemen ages 4 to 7 teaches how to watch our words, take care of things, how to interact with others, table manners and much more!  The class is held for a total of four consecutive Saturdays, concluding with a Graduation Tea. The cost for the class is $60. 
www.simpleelegance-us.com
(919) 434-6428.

Manners for Young Gentlemen I Class (Boys Ages 8-14) at the Historic Hillsborough House (the Sirois House) located at 1306 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC.
Every Saturday through Saturday, October 29, 2005, 10:15 am to 11:15 am.
Etiquette & manners class for young gentlemen ages 8 to 14 teaches the basics of style and grooming, the rules of introductions, table manners, sportsmanship, and much more!  The class is held for a total of four consecutive Saturdays, concluding with a Graduation Tea. The cost for the class is $60. 
www.simpleelegance-us.com
(919) 434-6428.

Pretty as a Princess I (Girls Ages 4-7) at the Historic Hillsborough House (the Sirois House) located at 1306 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC. 
November 5, November 12, December 3, December 10; 9 am to 10 am.
An etiquette and manners class for young ladies aged 4 to 7. They will be learning how to watch their words, take care of their personal belongings, how to interact with others (eye contact, facial expressions), table manners and much more! The class is held for a total of four consecutive Saturdays, concluding with a Graduation Tea. The cost for the class is $60. 

Pretty as a Princess II (Girls Ages 4-7) at the Historic Hillsborough House (the Sirois House) located at 1306 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC.
November 5, November 12, December 3, December 10; 10:15 am to 11:15 am.
An etiquette and manners class for young ladies aged 8 to 14. We will be learn visual poise, rules of introductions, how to be a gracious guest and hostess, table manners, and much more! The class is held for a total of four consecutive Saturdays, concluding with a Graduation Tea. The cost for the class is $60.

Pretty as a Princess Etiquette and Manners class
Pretty as a Princess I is an etiquette and manners class for girls aged four to seven, and Pretty as a Princess II is for girls aged eight to thirteen. 

Young ladies will have the opportunity to learn:
* Visual Poise
* Social Etiquette
* Table Manners
* Style and Grooming

Each week allows each young lady to take part in "hands-on" activities that will allow them to practice and apply what they learn. This will empower your young ladies to build confidence in their social skills, which will help lay a foundation as they grow into well-mannered young women.  All classes are held consecutively for five weeks, concluding with a Graduation Tea Party. Here your young ladies will be able to display the fundamental principles they learned!

www.simpleelegance-us.com
(919) 434-6428.

The Walker School of Etiquette, Inc.
Programs for 4 and 5 year olds, 1st through 5th grade, 6th - 8th grade, 9th through 12th.

404 Cedar Wynd Drive, Apex, NC 27502.
www.carolinaetiquette.com
For more info contact: jackie@carolinaetiquette.com

919-649-7753.

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Foreign Language Classes
C.H.I.C.L.E.  Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Education
105 E. Waver St., Suite G1, Carrboro
.
(919) 933-0398
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Gymnastics Classes 
Please click here (Kids' Recreation & Sports page) for information about Gymnastics classes and other athletic classes.

 

Music Lessons
Music Classes for Babies & Toddlers - Kindermusik™ with Suzy (Southern Village, Chapel Hill)  Offers gentle music classes for newborn - 1 1/2 years (with adult) and 1 1/2 - 3 years (with adult).
For more information call Suzy Setel (Registered Music Therapist & licensed Kindermusik™ Educator) at (919) 260-8517.

 

Progressive Music Center (Durham, Raleigh, Wake Forest)
Offers lessons in drums/percussion, piano, guitar, brass/woodwind, and bass, as well as a student band jam; music recording techniques classes; summer music camp.
5207 Oak Park Road, Raleigh, NC 27612; additional NC locations in Durham and Wake Forest.
(919) 787-1688

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Nature Classes
Nature for Sprouts at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University (Durham, NC)
Series of nature workshops for pre-school children ages 3, 4, and 5 incorporate creative projects, walks in the Gardens, and stories to introduce young explorers to garden ecology and plant science. The spring theme is animals in the garden and the fall theme is plants in the garden. Spring Topics: Pond Walk; Ants, Grasshoppers, and Other Crawly Creatures; Birds, Birds, Birds; Tree Homes.

Held at the Children’s Classroom, Doris Duke Center on Fridays in March, 10:30am - 11:30 am.  Pre-registration required; call (919) 668-1708 to pre-register.  $6 per child per session.  (It is recommended that families sign up for each of the four sessions.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
(919) 668-1708.

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Recreation & Sports
Please see the Carolina Kids Guide to Kids' Recreation & Sports for a listing of area recreation and sports activities including Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Camps, Cheerleading, Clubs, Dance, Golf, Gymnastics & Cheerleading, Horseback Riding, Skating (Ice Skating & Roller Skating), Martial Arts, Mentoring, and more!

 

Storytime

German Language Storytime at the Duke International House (Durham, NC)
For German speaking families and children, CarolinaKinder.com presents story times on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Duke International House.  Please check their Calendar for the dates and themes.  From the website: "The "Märchenstunde", or storytime is really intended to be much more than that. In fact, we might just call it "Kinderstunde" from now on, unless any of you have any inspiring ideas (and we are very open to those!)
On many occasions we will simply pick a theme and work or rather play around that, incorporating stories, games, finger plays and songs where fitting. This allows for more of an open program, for young and older alike.  On other occasions, we will host programs in which the age factor may be more of a consideration (e.g. actual "Maerchen" require an older audience).  And of course we will have Kasperletheater for everyone!"

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University (Durham, NC)
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens offer a story time every second Saturday April-November, 10-11 am in the Children’s Classroom, Doris Duke Center.  Plan to bring a picnic and go for a walk in the beautiful gardens while you are there!  (Children must be accompanied by adults; $2 per child.  No registration required for storytime, unless you are bringing a large group.)  For more info call 668-1708.  

 

Story Times at Market Street Books and Maps (Southern Village)
Located in Southern Village,
704 Market St., Chapel Hill.
www.marketstreetbooks.com
(919) 933-5111.

Children's story time, Thursdays 10:30 am.  (Enjoy a story with juice and cookies -- if you're not in school, please join us!)


Every second Friday at 7 pm: American Girls' Party (Listen to a story about your favorite American Girl, then make a craft and enjoy snacks. Many parties have a theme, so please call (919) 933-5111 if you'd like to know more.)


Pajama story time, third Fridays, 7 pm.  (Put on your pj's and curl up for a good story plus juice and cookies, all ages welcome!)

 

McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends (Fearrington)
Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 am.
Fearrington Calendar of events (including visits from authors).
(919) 542-3030.

 

NC Botanical Gardens Garden Story Time
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/N.C. 54 Bypass, Chapel Hill.   Garden Story Books in the Paul Green Cabin of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens every Wednesday at 10 am (through October 26), for preschool-aged children with an adult.  Listen to a story and then explore the garden together!  Call to RSVP (919) 962-0522.  Enjoy exploring in the garden after story time.

 

Story Time at Borders Books and Music
Wednesdays at 10 am.
1807 Chapel Hill Blvd., Chapel Hill
(919) 929-8332. 

Preschool Story Time at Barnes & Noble, New Hope Commons, Durham
Saturdays at 11 am.
5400 New Hope Commons, Durham, NC 27707.
(919) 489-3012
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Songs and Stories with Trish Miller  (Meadowmont)
Meadowmont Country Club, 301 Old Barn Road, Chapel Hill.
Every second Friday at 10am.  
(919) 945-0640.

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