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    Thought that it is never too early to think about fun things to do in NC for the fall. Please add to the list if you find something fun for families!
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    Default Biltmore Fall Events

    Biltmore Concert Series
    Select evenings, July–October, 2011

    Fall at Biltmore

    Christmas at Biltmore
    November 4, 2011–January 1, 2012

    Candlelight Christmas Evenings
    November 11, 2011–December 31, 2011
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    Sp not exactly fall but fun and coming up soon!


    Homeschool Days at Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe

    Thursday, August 18th.
    Regular admission $26
    Under 48" $18
    Age 2 and under free
    More details at
    http://www.emeraldp ointe.com/ pages/events. html
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    HOMESCHOOL DAYS: SCIENCE ALIVE IN OLD SALEM
    SEPTEMBER 14 & 16, 2011 (Wednesday and Friday)

    "Science never appears so beautiful as when applied to the uses of human life." Thomas Jefferson

    The Moravians of Salem had an advanced understanding of science and technology: agriculture, astronomy, botany, surveying, architecture, and manufacturing. Science was a tool, used to solve the problems of everyday life. Join us for a fun filled day of Science in Salem, a day long program for Home Educated families. Home from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

    Join us for a day of hands-on science activities and demonstrations throughout the historic town of Salem. Let your students experience Science with their own hands.

    - Learn how matter changes as metals are forged.
    - Discover the design difference between a musket and a rifle.
    - Explore the elements of gunpowder and the properties that make it explode.
    - Tell time by using the sun.
    - Identify the changes in producing lye from ashes in soap making.
    - Learn about sundials.
    - Observe how natural materials are used to dye wool, linen, and cotton.
    - Find out how to make a fire without using matches.
    - Use simple machines to weigh, measure, and lift.
    - And many more hands-on activities and demonstrations.

    Reservations can be made by calling Sales Reservations at 1-800-441-5305. A special homeschool rate of $8/child. $10/adult tickets apply for those making advance reservations by September 5, 2011. Sorry, no refunds. Reservations will be on a first come basis. Please phone in early as our spaces for this event fill quickly.
    Old Salem is located south of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Old Salem Visitor Center address is 900 Old Salem Road for those who use computer mapping. Brown highway signs from US Highway 52 and Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem will help you to find Old Salem from the Stadium Drive exit.
    LINK FOR DIRECTIONS:
    http://www.oldsalem.org/directions.html

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    Fall Homeschool Day at Latta Plantation
    Yesterday's Children
    September 28, 2011 (10am-4pm)
    Step into the world of 19th century children...
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    Details...

    Activities, demonstrations, and displays will be ongoing throughout the day and take visitors through the plantation house, buildings, and grounds. Topics include Manners and Morals, Children's Clothing, Diseases and Medicines, Herbal Remedies, Discipline, Toys and Games, Education, and more!

    Two crafts are included free with admission: Hornbooks and Ninepins

    Travel the site and look for Manner Stops. At each stop homeschoolers can learn a 19th century manner and pick up pages that will form a booklet to take home!

    Presentation Schedule:
    10:30am: Literacy and Numeracy, and Dunces of Course- at Alexander Cabin
    11:30am: Riddled With Disease- Consumption, Scurvy, Rickets, and more!- at Carriage Barn
    12:30pm: What They Wore- at Carriage Barn
    1:30pm: Literacy and Numeracy, and Dunces of Course- at Alexander Cabin
    2:30pm: Riddled With Disease, Consumption, Scurvy, Rickets, and more!- at Carriage Barn
    3:30pm: What They Wore- at Carriage Barn

    Admission is $6 per person, ages 4 and under free. No RSVP is necessary!

    Visit www.lattaplantation.org for more information, and click on 'Education' to find more information about this great Homeschool event!
    Also happening at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve that day:
    *Stop by Latta Plantation Nature Center when you first arrive to pick up your Latta Homeschool Day Passport to receive extra bonus savings when you participate in multiple activities on Latta Homeschool Day.

    *Carolina Raptor Center will offer a $2 discount to regular admission fees ($10 adults, $8 military/teachers/seniors, $6 children 5 and older, 4 and under free). Live bird presentations are scheduled for 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm and are included with the cost of admission. The Raptor Information station will be staffed throughout the day. Homeschool groups who schedule an additional fall education program will be offered a 10% discount on on-site education programs.

    *Latta Plantation Nature Center will offer free canoeing on a first come first serve basis to all LPNP visitors between 10AM and 3PM. All canoe rides will require an adult in the canoe and a signed waiver. All equipment will be provided. Instruction will be provided by ACA Certified Instructors.

    *Latta Equestrian Center will offer Trail Rides for $20/person (ages 12 and older), Arena Rides for $15/person, (ages 6 and older), and pony rides for $5/person (2 yrs to 5yrs). Pre-registration for all rides is required. Call 704-992-1550 for information.

    *Also, don't forget to visit our neighbors at Rural Hill (only a few miles away):Rural Hill will offer free hay rides around farm property and a special hour long Light and Heat in the Eighteenth Century program at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. This program features an interactive farm tour, animal viewing, historic fire building demonstrations, and candle making demonstrations for $5 per student, 4 and under are free. At 3:30 Rural Hill will open its Amazing Maize Maze for home school groups until 4:30 (all inside the maze by 4:30 will be permitted to finish the maze at their own pace.) Everyone attending the maze on this day will be admitted for the child's rate of $7, 4 and under are free.

    About Historic Latta Plantation
    Historic Latta Plantation, once a successful cotton plantation, is now an historic farm. Costumed interpreters, historic displays and hands-on activities allow visitors to experience what life was like for the planters, yeoman farmers, and enslaved African- Americans of the North Carolina backcountry in the early 19th century. Historic Latta Plantation features the home of James Latta, built ca. 1800, as well as original and replica outbuildings and historically appropriate farming practices and livestock. Historic Latta Plantation is owned by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and administered by Latta Place, Inc. It is funded in part by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and the Arts and Sciences Council.
    Directions
    Historic Latta Plantation is located on Sample Road, off of Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville, NC. Traveling from Charlotte on I-77 North, take exit 16B (Sunset Road West,) make a right at the 2nd light onto Beatties Ford Road, continue on Beatties Ford Road for approximately 5 miles and make a left onto Sample Road. Historic Latta Plantation is located at the end of Sample Road. From the north on I-77 South, take exit 23 (Huntersville). Turn right off of the exit onto Gilead Road. Take the third left, McCoy Road. At the stop sign, turn right on Beatties Ford Road. Turn left onto Sample Road.

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    Contact: 704.875.3113 or [email protected]
    THE 2011 RURAL HILL AMAZING MAIZE MAZE SET TO OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND
    August 9, 2011
    HUNTERSVILLE, NC: The 2011 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze will kick-off Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday beginning at 10 AM with tickets sold until 6:30 PM. Admission for ages 13+ is $10 per person and youth ages 5-12 are $7 per person. Children 4 and under are admitted free of charge. Come visit the giant seven acre maze of corn, relying only on your group of friends and/or family to navigate your way out. Water stations and maze assistance are available throughout. Concessions for sale. Tickets may be purchased in advance via www.ruralhill.net.
    The Amazing Maize Maze will be open weekends through November 13 with Family Friendly Friday Flashlight Mazes on the last Friday in September, every Friday in October and the first Friday in November. The Maze is also available through the week by special reservation. It is “cornfusion” with approximately two and a half miles of pathways in a working corn field. The Amazing Maize Maze challenges your skills as you look for mailboxes containing clues, “Kernels of Knowledge,” and of course, the Victory Bridge that leads to the exit. With Rural Hill volunteers and staff available to help when needed, the Amazing Maize Maze is designed to be navigated in 1-2 hours.
    The Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze is an imaginative use of a corn field so comfortable shoes are suggested. Water stations are on site and visitors are permitted to bring in their own food and beverages. Vendors will be onsite with snacks, ice cream, soft drinks and water available for purchase. Hayrides, inflatable fun and Flex Flying are available for a small charge on Saturdays and Sundays. Additional activities scheduled on select weekends include “Cabin Days” at the 1760’s homestead featuring demonstrations of 18th century skills such as open-hearth cooking, blacksmithing, cabin building and more. Please visit www.ruralhill.net. for full details.
    Complete Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze information is online at www.ruralhill.net.. Maze hours and admission are as follows:
    · September 3 through 25, Friday - Sunday 10 AM-6:30 PM
    · September 30 through November 13,Fridays from 10 AM-5 PM and 6:30-8:30 PM; Saturday - Sunday 10 AM-6:30 PM
    · Day Maze Tickets are $10 per person for ages 13+, $7 per person for youth ages 5-12, and ages 4 and under are free. Flashlight Maze Tickets are $15 per person ages 13+, $10 per person for youth ages 5-12, and ages 4 and under are free.
    · Tickets may be purchased in advance via the website or at the gate.
    · Group discounts are available when scheduled in advance and reservations may be made by calling (704) 875-3113.
    Proceeds from all annual events are used for the preservation of historic Rural Hill and its educational programs. Rural Hill is a part of the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation program, and is open to all members of the community for their enjoyment.
    Celebrating 250 years in 2010-2011, Rural Hill is located at 4431 Neck Road (off Beatties Ford Road) in Huntersville, 28078. The former homestead of Major John and Violet Davidson, the 265 acre site is maintained and promoted by Rural Hill and features annual events such as the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze and the Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials. Rural Hill Inc. is a non-profit organization supported through membership and donations, and with proceeds from its events utilized for the preservation of historic Rural Hill and its education efforts. For more information on events or for financial support accepted securely online, please visit www.ruralhill.net..
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    Rural Hill , Center of Scottish Heritage
    PO Box 1009 * Huntersville, NC 28070-1009
    4431 Neck Road * Huntersville, N. C. 28078-8342

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    Awesome thanks Karen! I knew about the Salem days and forgot to post something about them!! THANKS
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