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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Creative Works ~ After School Classes at The Green Room

Creative Works ~ After School Classes at The Green Room

This fall, The Green Room Community Theatre in Newton is offering a more powerful Creative Works series than ever before. “As a child, theatre changed my life,” says Caleb Sigmon, the newly appointed Director of Education at The Green Room. ...

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Lunchbox Love ~ Pack a Smile for Lunch with our Printable List!

Lunchbox Love ~ Pack a Smile for Lunch with our Printable List!

Your child will look forward to lunchtime when there is a special note packed with their sandwich! Whether on a napkin, written on a banana, a post-it note, or the sandwich bag, these little notes give a boost of encouragement ...

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A Handy Printable Checklist Makes After-School Easier!

A Handy Printable Checklist Makes After-School Easier!

Getting the kids into a routine after school makes the afternoon and evening so much more pleasant. Do your best to enforce every step of the routine through these first few weeks of school; with consistency, it will become a ...

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Make the Back to School Season a Breeze

Make the Back to School Season a Breeze

August has arrived, which means that summer will soon draw to a close and you'll say goodbye to endless pool days, beach picnics, and the kids being home all day long. While you're more than happy to trade in the ...

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Back-to-School Articles ~ From our Archives

Back-to-School Articles ~ From our Archives

Here are some more "oldie but goodie" articles for Back to School... from our archives!Tips: School Bus Safety Healthy Study Habits Family Time Management Sleeping Tips for Back to School Success Back to School Shopping on a Budget Let's T-A-L-K ...

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Hickory American Legion Fair ~ September 2-7, 2015

Hickory American Legion Fair ~ September 2-7, 2015

Since 1913, The Hickory American Legion Fair features fun for the entire family including children's activities, entertainment, music, rides, commercial vendors, agricultural exhibits, and a wide variety of food and attractions. As more and more farms are losing to the ...

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Day Out With Thomas 2015 ~ TICKET GIVEAWAY

Day Out With Thomas 2015 ~ TICKET GIVEAWAY

It's that time again! All aboard for the biggest and best Thomas & Friends® celebration to date! Little engineers everywhere are invited to celebrate with Thomas when the #1 Engine and his best friend Percy™ pull into the N.C. Transportation ...

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Fall Youth Sports Leagues in and around Hickory/Western Piedmont

Fall Youth Sports Leagues in and around Hickory/Western Piedmont

Studies have shown that playing sports isn't just good exercise, it also helps children thrive socially and academically. Whether or not the child excels at the sport or not, the benefits include: boosted health increased self-confidence and self-esteem higher academic ...

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Ten+ Local Places for a Family Bike Ride

Ten+ Local Places for a Family Bike Ride

Family bike rides make for a fantastic family activity, spending quality time together, while getting some healthy exercise as well. It's a great way to unplug and connect with nature and with one another. Here are some wonderful places to ...

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Local Places to Get Wet ~ Splash Pads, Pools, Water Parks & More

Local Places to Get Wet ~ Splash Pads, Pools, Water Parks & More

As temperatures climb during the summer months, there's no better way to cool off than by getting wet! Most water attractions open around Memorial Day and remain open through Labor Day and make for a perfect hot summer day activity ...

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101+ Summer Boredom Busters ~ Your Ultimate Guide to Local Fun

101+ Summer Boredom Busters ~ Your Ultimate Guide to Local Fun

What's the one phrase all parents hate to hear from their kids during school break? "We're bored," of course! Well, not this summer... Here's your list of 101 summer boredom busters (111, actually) to entertain, stimulate and exhaust your kids ...

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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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Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

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