Northgate’s Wild West Train @ Northgate Mall
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

Giddy up and take a ride to the American frontier on the Northgate Wild West Train! A local cowboy favorite, the Nothgate Wild West Train is a staple of summer fun for young buckaroos and older partners alike.
Trains leave the station during the following hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12-7pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Monday 12-7pm

Train tickets are $3. Be sure to check out the fun Wild West accessories available for purchase.

Parent as Coach: How to help your child develop independence with homework @ The Hill Center
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Jim Wright for this free workshop on on tips and strategies for helping your child develop independence with homework. How timely with the start of many traditional calendars this week!

Jim Wright is a national trainer and consultant to schools and organizations, he’s also a certified school psychologist and school administrator with over 17 years’ experience working in public schools in central New York State.

Live Music: John Westmoreland @ Roost Beer Garden
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
John Westmoreland will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Film Festival Series: Fill the Void @ Levin JCC
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm

After a young Hasidic woman dies in childbirth, her 18-year-old sister (Hadas Yaron) is asked to cancel her upcoming marriage to a promising young man and marry her widowed brother-in-law (Yiftach Klein) instead.

Fill the Void is part of the Film Festival Series at the Levin JCC. The Levin JCC and Israel Center invite you to bring your family and friends to screen films educating and celebrating Jewish and Israeli community, culture, and history. Each month, our Film Festival Series will feature a new or older movie that highlights the work of Jewish directors, actors, and screenwriters. Some films may not be suited for all ages.

Friends of Alamance County Public Libraries 33rd Fall Book Sale @ May Memorial Library
Sep 8 all-day

September 8-18, 2017.
The sale begins at Noon on Friday, September 8th with a “Friends Only” day (family memberships are available at the door for only $10.00). Open daily to the public until Monday, September 18th. Weekdays from Noon-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 1:30-4:30pm. We have thousands of books, including large print, children’s books and a large collection of movies and music. Prices range from 50 cents to $3. All proceeds from the sale provide funding for projects and library materials that promote literacy in Alamance County.

For additional information, visit our website at You may also contact the library at 336-229-3588 or visit their website at

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day

Renowned for its mesmerizing musical score, the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” will be screened while accompanied by a live North Carolina Symphony and Lost Bayou Ramblers performance: The first event of the Duke Performances’ 2017/18 season. (Don’t miss Lost Bayou Ramblers as they team up with local cajun dance music group Shamu Garcon at The Pinhook on September 7, too.)

Camp Songs Community Campfire @ Oval Drive Park
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Somewhere in the Durham community is that person who knows the same camp songs you learned as a camper or camp staff. Join us around the fire with a s’more and some of your favorite campfire sing-along songs. We’ll lead, you sing the song along with us. All ages. No pre-registration required. No Cost.

9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join fellow citizens to conclude the 9/11 Day of Service at an Evening Commemoration at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on September 11. Starting at 6:00 PM, citizens will hear words from local leaders, enjoy live music, and participate in service projects at stations throughout the amphitheater to wrap up this sixth annual day of service. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to ‘fill-the-truck’ for the Urban Ministries of Wake County food pantry (see food needs:

Muddy Boots @ Sandy Creek Park
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Adventure in nature with your preschooler at West Point on the Eno. We’ll read anature themed book, then take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door. Children must be accompanied by a parent, and of course, wear boots or sneakers that can get a little dirty! Pre-registration is required. Age: 2-5

Moonlight Geopaddle @ Lake Michie Boating Area
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join DPR Outdoor Recreation for one of our most popular programs, combining the fun of a nighttime GPS scavenger hunt with kayak paddling the glassy waters of gorgeous Lake Michie. We will provide the paddling and orientation equipment, you bring weather appropriate clothing and a flashlight. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Age: 7 and up

CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council,

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at

Live Music: String Beings @ Roost Beer Garden
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
String Beings will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

National Alpaca Farm Day – FREE open farm event @ Perry Farm Alpacas
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Perry Farm Alpacas will be celebrating our 2nd annual National Alpaca Farm Day. Please join us for this unique family-friendly, free event on Saturday, September 23 from 10am – 3pm, rain or shine. We’ll have music by Kevin Baker and a food fundraiser for the Cedar Ridge High School FFA.
Learn about the care and handling of alpacas directly from your local alpaca farmers. You will even have an opportunity to feed an alpaca or two! We’ll also have raw fleece on display so you can touch and feel why alpaca is called a luxury fiber.
Start you holiday shopping early. Browse a variety of hand-made alpaca fleece products – you never know what one-of-a kind item you may find. We will also have wearable alpaca – scarves, hats and gloves – all made in the USA.
You will also meet the wonderful chickens of Perry Farm Alpacas! We have over 20 breeds plus a couple chicks born on the farm. We’ll be starting an Egg CSA in the fall, so consider joining once you see what a great life these chickens have. The eggs they produce are truly free range and come in every color that chickens can make.
Don’t forget to say hello the farm protectors, our two Anatolian Shepherd Dogs. They live with the flock and the herd, keeping every member safe from the many predators in the area.
No reservations are required. Please leave your pets at home – no dogs will be permitted on the farm. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the fun we have raising alpacas!

Special Directions: Enter 2434 Walker Rd, Hillsborough, NC into your GPS, instead of 2428 Walker Rd. We share a driveway, so find 2434 Walker and you will find the farm. We will also have hot pink signs pointing the way when you get close to the farm. There are 3 green mailboxes at the driveway. Turn onto the gravel drive and stay straight when it splits. Come through the gate and enjoy National Alpaca Farm Day at Perry Farm Alpacas.

Toll Brothers Pups & Pints Event (Supporting Saving Grace) @ Hasentree
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes and developer of fine communities across the Triangle, is pleased to announce it will be hosting the Hasentree Pups & Pints Pool Party. On Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 2 p.m., families can join Triangle dog lovers for a Pups & Pints event at the Hasentree Family Activity Center in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Dogs are welcome to run freely and even jump in for a swim in the splash pool area.

The Pups & Pints Event is open to the public and will include craft beer tastings from White Street Brewing, baked treats from Woof Gang Bakery, pet photo booths and fun for the entire family. The entry fee for pet owners is $5, and all proceeds will benefit Saving Grace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to pairing Triangle-area, homeless animals with loving homes where they will be treated as a part of the family.

Eastern Triangle Farm Tour @ Various farms in the Triangle
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Triangle farmers open their farms to visitors during the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour. Visitors can learn about sustainable agriculture and local food production, visit cheese-makers, see farm animals, and enjoy the beauty of Triangle farms. They can meet the people who grow their food and see how it is grown. A brochure with maps is available on our website. To go on the tour, buy a button for a carload (or a group of bicyclists) to visit all the farms. A button costs $30 in advance. Buttons are available at our stores (late August), online from CFSA, and during the tour at any farm ($35). The tour is self-guided; use the map to plan your visits and maximize your time at the farms. We suggest visiting 2 to 4 each day. The tour occurs RAIN OR SHINE.