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Enter to Win Tickets to North Carolina Symphony’s 'Star Wars: A New Hope' in Concert

Cheer on Luke and Leia as the iconic 1977 film “Star Wars: A New Hope” plays while the symphony performs John William’s heart-thumping score live.

Enter to Win Tickets to the Sept. 3 Cirque Italia Performance in Raleigh

Technology and preforming arts combine to create a one-of-a-kind water circus.

Why We Shouldn’t Teach Kids to Be Color Blind

How to begin a fact-based, healthy conversation with kids about race that promotes understanding and positive change.

Consignment Sales and Stores in the Triangle

To help parents save some money on children's clothes and accessories, we have compiled a list of consignment sales and shops in the Triangle area. Find a sale or store in your county and get shopping!

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in North Carolina

Venture out of town for a day trip or weekend getaway to enjoy one or more of the state's best fests.

Aug. 27-30: Dragonfly Crafts, Learning with LittleBits, Farm Storytime and Backpack Charms

Make a dragonfly craft in Apex, find out about sound waves in Raleigh, hear a story in Apex and make a backpack charm in Hillsborough.

First Day of School for WCPSS Students is Monday, Aug. 27

A total of 162,000 WCPSS students will be reporting to a 187 schools. Durham Public Schools also start Aug. 27, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools start Aug. 28.

Best Bets for Where to Pick Apples in the Carolinas

September is prime apple-picking season in the Carolinas. Plan a trip to pick apples and create a fall family tradition.

Kindergarten Transitions: a Stay-at-Home Dad's Perspective

A local father faces the challenge of sending his son off to school for the first time.

Aug. 24-26: Stagville Under the Stars, Canoeing, Packapalooza and Dazzling Dragonflies

This weekend, hear traditional African tales, learn canoe basics, check out Packapalooza and learn about dragonflies.

Back to School Manners and Social Skills

Four easy tips for boosting your child's self-confidence and reducing their social anxiety to help them make and keep friends and feel more confident in different social situations.

Fall Consignment Sales in the Queen City

Find bargains this fall at one of these Charlotte-area consignment sales.

Getting Started on the Advocacy Trail

Learn you are not alone and pick up a few tips as your start advocating for child.

Activate Good Calls on Triangle Residents to Volunteer During '9/11 Day of Service'

Locals are invited to to help out at over 80 service projects aiding numerous nonprofits and schools around the Triangle.

Aug. 20-23: Free Sports Physicals, Pop-Up in the Park, Metamorphosis Lesson and More

Get a free sports physical for your student-athlete, check out skate and Zumba demos, learn how caterpillars turn into butterflies, explore life on a dairy farm and get free museum admission.

Wake County Public Libraries Adds Sunday Hours at Select Branches

Beginning Sept. 1, four libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.

First Day of School!

First day of school jitters? These books will get them excited about the first day of school.

Aug. 17-19 Chess 101, Milling Flour, Making Fabric Art and Observing Honey Bees

This weekend in the Triangle, play chess, learn how flour is milled, make fabric art and observe honey bees.

Mastering Time Management: The Hardest Part of High School

Figuring out how to use time wisely can be the bane of a teen's existence. Here are some tips that might help.

Constipation: Answering the ‘Hard’ Questions

How do babies and kids get constipated? What can you do? Here are some helpful F.A.Poos.

Screens in Schools

Tips to keep a check on digital learning, distractions

K-3 Teachers Getting New iPads for Upcoming School Year

Devices will track and improve students’ critical reading skills.

Movie Review: 'Christopher Robin'

As an adult, Christopher Robin reconnects with Winnie the Pooh and friends so that he can be a more balanced adult. He's become so absorbed in his work that he's forgotten how to have fun.

Aug. 13-16: Forest Bathing, Stargazing, Frog Watching and a Movie Under the Stars

Relax in nature in Raleigh, see celestial objects from a rooftop in Durham, learn about frogs and toads in Apex, and watch an outdoor movie in Chapel Hill.

Charlotte Fall Festivals and Fairs

Local festivals and fairs to fill your fried-dough, face painting, petting-zoo, and thrill-seeking quests for the season.

Movie Review: 'Dog Days'

A sweet movie about people, places and pooches, but this one doesn't grab the attention of young children.

August 10-12: S’Morrisville, Paperhand Puppet Theater Performance, Tree Identification and a Movie Under the Stars

This weekend, celebrate National S’mores Day in Morrisville, catch a puppet show in Chapel Hill, learn to identify trees in Raleigh and watch an outdoor movie in Wake Forest.

Back-to-School Shopping That Activates Thinking Skills

Ways to get your child into school mode with a trip to the store.

Adjusting to a New Reality When You Learn Your Child Has Autism

A mom of twins discusses her experience coming to terms with life’s challenges and new realities after her son is diagnosed with autism.

Get to Know: Julianne McCollum

Julianne McCollum is the principal and “head quack” at Yellow Duck Marketing.
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Annual Guides

Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.