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Weekend Plans: Go Ask Mom play date, J. Crew warehouse sale, horse show, Greek Festival, more

Posted September 6

People gather with their dogs for the AKC Responsible Pet Owner Day Saturday afternoon at the NC State Fairgrounds (photo by Wes Hight).

Happy weekend! Here’s what’s happening on the family fun front. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar for more weekend activities.

I’ll start with Go Ask Mom’s own event at North Hills’ Midtown Farmers’ Market. We’ll be at the market from 8 a.m. to noon with all kinds of activities - a free workout for moms, a free family yoga session, crafts, other activities and music. It’s all free!

The Friends of Durham Library will host a three-day book sale this Friday through Sunday at its new location inside Northgate Mall. The sale opens for members only from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday. Not a member? That's fine. Memberships will be for sale at the door. A one-year adult membership is $15. The sale opens to the general public on the weekend. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday.

The J. Crew Fall Regional Warehouse Sale, featuring merchandise and accessories from J. Crew, Madewell and Crewcuts, is at the Scott Building at the fairgrounds in west Raleigh. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.

The Arabian Horse Association returns to Raleigh this week for the 15th annual Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. The show runs through Sunday at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex on the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Admission to the events is free (and so is parking). What's more, the show is offering some opportunities for families and kids to learn more about the horse through the T.A.I.L. Program. Details in my earlier post about the event.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 18th annual summer show moves to the N.C. Museum of Art for shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. The show, a family favorite for years, is new each year and features puppets of all kinds and sciences, live music and story. Tickets are $17 and $8.50 for kids ages 7 to 18.

The Purr Cup Cafe, which is working to raise the money for the startup costs to open Raleigh's first cat cafe, will host another pop-up cat cafe from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, at the Raleigh School of Ballet, 3921 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. The afternoon will include crafts, dancing, coffee, snacks, a raffle and, of course, some real live kittens! It's free, but donations are encouraged.

A benefit for a local teacher with cancer is slated for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, at Gatehouse Tavern in Wake Forest. The event is hosted by both Gatehouse, along with Wake Forest community members and parents and teachers from Thales Academy. The event is free and will feature live music by the Magic Pipers and opportunities to buy tickets for food, games and face painting for the kids. Money raised will help cover the costs of treatment that are not covered by insurance.

The next Transactors Improve for Families is 6 p.m., Saturday, at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The theme is talents and hobbies. Tickets are $10 and $6 for kids. These are best for grade schoolers and up.

The 15th annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Dogs, along with their owners, can enjoy a free day of demonstrations, giveaways, games and more.

Knightdale will host the Knightdale Education Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, at Knightdale Station Park. The day begins with educational booths and hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., find wellness and athletic challenges. And, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy live entertainment. It’s free.

And last, but certainly not least, the 37th annual Raleigh Greek Festival is Friday through Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. You’ll find yummy Greek food and pastries, music, dance and more. Tickets are $3. Kids under 13 are free.

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