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Welcome to Macaroni Kid Hickory/Western Piedmont!

Welcome to Macaroni Kid Hickory/Western Piedmont!

Thanks for joining us! We are here for NC Western Piedmont area moms and dads, grandparents and caretakers too, who love finding fun, family-friendly things to do in Hickory, Lenoir, Newton-Conover, Morganton, Taylorsville and surrounding areas. New to us? Click ...

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Eight Ways to Connect as a Family at Dinner

Eight Ways to Connect as a Family at Dinner

How often does your family eat together? For many families, dinners on the run due to busy schedules have replaced the act of sitting down at the family dinner table and enjoying a meal together. But consider this: Statistics show ...

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Macaroni Guide to Local Area Farmers' Markets

Macaroni Guide to Local Area Farmers' Markets

It's that time of year again... local farmers' markets are back! When it comes to fruits and veggies, fresh is always best. Many markets also offer other items such as breads and baked goods, meats and cheeses, plants and flowers, ...

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May Day Tradition ~ Baskets for your Neighbors!

May Day Tradition ~ Baskets for your Neighbors!

May Day is almost here! Celebrated on May 1st, the holiday is thought to have originated in Roman times as a festival of flowers.One of the most common customs for celebrating this day is by making small baskets filled with ...

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Save the Date ~ RockyFest 2015 ~ May 9th

Save the Date ~ RockyFest 2015 ~ May 9th

The public is invited to attend “RockyFest 2015” on Saturday, May 9 at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area (Rocky Face Park). The event will feature 5K/10K/20K trail races, live music, rock climbing and rappelling, children's activities, chainsaw carving, food/arts/crafts vendors, ...

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GIVEAWAY ~ Hickory Crawdads Sweet Frog Claw Club

GIVEAWAY ~ Hickory Crawdads Sweet Frog Claw Club

The Hickory Crawdads Opening Weekend kicked off on April 9, and the FUN continues all season long through September 7 with a great slate of nightly promotions! One of the best specials for families is the Sweet Frog Claw Club ...

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On-the-Go Breakfast COOKIES!

On-the-Go Breakfast COOKIES!

Your kids won't believe their ears when you tell them that it's okay to have cookies for breakfast. And why not? Especially when the ingredients are “breakfast” foods that make these treats an even healthier morning meal option than most ...

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Make Your Mark on Hunger with generationOn

Make Your Mark on Hunger with generationOn

Eight-year-old Mae Zimmer saw the tough reality of poverty and hunger recently when she visited the two-bedroom, one-bath home of a refugee family of nine living in Dallas. The visit, hosted by Refugee Services of Texas, was the first time ...

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From Our Archives ~ Seasonal Crafts, Activities, Recipes & More

From Our Archives ~ Seasonal Crafts, Activities, Recipes & More

Looking for more? Need ways to entertain, stimulate and exhaust the kids? How about a craft or project to tackle together? Need a good recipe to try out? Check out these seasonal articles from our archives: Crafts/Activities: Spring Basket Craft ...

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Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

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