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Whew!  This has felt like a long week and I’ve still got one more day to go! Luckily, there are some fun things to look forward to this weekend (pumpkins and corn mazes and music, oh my!).

Remember, we’ll show you the way, but please make sure when planning your trip to your destination that you’re on the right departure date and time.


Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill Museum Auction
Oct. 8, 6pm
Chapel Hill Museum
523 E. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
No cover charge. 

Come check out some of the things that the Chapel Hill Museum has collected over the years, and if the price is right, take them home! Doors open at 6pm for registration and preview. The materials to be auctioned represent artifacts that the Museum acquired in support of both permanent collections and temporary exhibits, out-right gifts made without any provisions, and fine-foundations, such as oriental carpets, that were gifted to the Museum in its earliest years. While most of it has been deemed by area museum professionals ‘too random’ to join other established collections on our region’s history, these artifacts will enchant collectors of Chapel Hill memorabilia.Buffet, drink specials, and comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn.

How to get there  

Durham Back Porch Music on the Lawn
American Tobacco Campus
318 Blackwell St.
Durham, NC 27701
FREE admission 

Bring a chair and a blanket (no coolers, please) and come out and enjoy the last of this summer concert series. Featuring blues musicans from the piedmont of North Carolina — Cool John Ferguson, Big Ron Hunter, Captain Luke, Whistlin’ Britches, Bubba Norwood, John Dee Holeman, Boo Hanks, George Higgs, and Tad Walters.

How to get there ←How to get back
Raleigh Raleigh Oktoberfest
Friday, 6-10pm & Saturday, 5-10pm
St. Raphael’s Catholic Church
5801 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
$3 admission 

Come join the Knights of Columbus and the Little German Band and Dancers for the Raleigh Oktoberfest at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.  Lots of German delicacies will be available!

How to get there ←How to get back


Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill:
McKee CornField Maze 

Fridays 3 pm – 8 pm
Saturdays 10 am – 8 pm
Sundays 1 pm – 7 pm

5011 Kiger Road – Rougemont, NC

Ages 3-Adult $8; 0-2 Free

One of the largest mazes in North Carolina.  14 acres of cornfield with elaborate maze design making for a Fall Family Fun tradition. One adventurous 12 acre maze and a 2 acre fun, interactive adventurous maze for children or the young at heart. For more information, call

(919) 732-8065 – Website

Carpool Option!


Edison Johnson Recreation Center, 600 W. Murray Ave.

A day of FREE food, fun and entertainment for Durham residents.

For More Information:(919) 560-4270;


How to get there 

How to get back

Raleigh 45th Annual Parade of Homes 

NC’s largest open house will run Oct. 2-3, 8-10 & 15-17, 2010 from 12-5 p.m. & showcase over 180 homes throughout Wake Co. This year, access the Parade in the palm of your hand using a new iPhone application. One of the featured homes on tour is the Hero Home, part of Operation Coming Home (OCH) II, a joint volunteer project that builds and donates homes for disabled combat veterans.

Dates & Times:
10/08/2010 – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
10/09/2010 – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
10/15/2010 – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
10/16/2010 – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
10/17/2010 – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Carpool Option!  


AWESOME WEATHER APPRECIATION DAY! Remember a couple weeks ago when it was too hot to do much of anything?  Make up for lost time by getting outside and enjoying the fantastic weather that the Carolina fall has brought. For ideas, check out this list of area autumnal events.



Need some ideas for decorating this year's pumpkin?


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