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 events and things to do in Hickory, Lenoir, Newton-Conover, Morganton, Taylorsville and surrounding areas. New to ...

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8 Things To Do Before Going Back To School

8 Things To Do Before Going Back To School

Over the summer some household task start to slip while you're out having fun, but school is coming FAST and it really helps to situate some things first to make it easier to get used to a new routine. I ...

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Save Money on Back to School Shopping

Save Money on Back to School Shopping

After Holiday shopping, back-to-school shopping is one of the most expensive things we need to do! But we have some tips for saving money on this bank account drainer! Check ads for supply sales. This is happening now! Check the ...

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Classroom Connections Supply Drives to Help Teachers in Need

Classroom Connections Supply Drives to Help Teachers in Need

As you shop for school supplies this year, consider buying extras to help our hard-working teachers in need. Did you know that North Carolina ranks 48th in per pupil spending? That means that North Carolina teachers, listed as 46th in ...

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Back to School in Style with a Fresh New Do

Back to School in Style with a Fresh New Do

Editor's Note: You may recall my article from 2014 about my hair donation to Wigs for Kids. The fabulous salon Beyond Appearance not only had me back last month as I donated once again (this time to Children with Hair ...

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GIVEAWAY ~ Back to School Shopping with OshKosh B'gosh!

GIVEAWAY ~ Back to School Shopping with OshKosh B'gosh!

When my daughter first started school some 6 years ago, my mother-in-law began a new tradition, one from her own childhood: taking Emily shopping for a brand new outfit for the first day of school. While there are many brands ...

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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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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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Free Screening of SCREENAGERS the Movie ~ Wednesday, Aug 24

Free Screening of SCREENAGERS the Movie ~ Wednesday, Aug 24

Hickory Day School, the ChildHealth Center P.A., and Footcandle Film Society are pleased to announce a screening of the film SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, at 7pm in the Drendel Auditorium at the ...

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Fall 2016 LEAF Festival ~ TICKET GIVEAWAY

Fall 2016 LEAF Festival ~ TICKET GIVEAWAY

To the dreamers, wanderers and believers of infinite possibility, LEAF is excited to unveil the lineup of performing artists for the Fall 2016 LEAF Festival, taking place October 20-23, 2016 near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, ...

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Free and Cheap Kids' Summer Movie Showings ~ August 2016

Free and Cheap Kids' Summer Movie Showings ~ August 2016

Lots of places around the local area are hosting family movie showings through the summer months. They are listed on our calendar on the appropriate days and in this article of 2016 kids movie schedules but to make it easier ...

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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 (121, actually) to entertain, stimulate and exhaust your kids ...

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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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Area Restaurants Where KIDS EAT FREE (or Cheap)!

Area Restaurants Where KIDS EAT FREE (or Cheap)!

Don't feel like cooking tonight? We've updated our list of local restaurants that offer specials on kids' meals on certain days so you can eat out and save money too. Just in case, please always double check with the restaurant ...

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Writers Wanted ~ Get Published, Earn Money & Perks

Writers Wanted ~ Get Published, Earn Money & Perks

- Are you someone who knows what's happening around town?- Do you enjoy writing?- Are you looking for fun ways to be more involved in our community?- Do you have tips or parenting advice... activity ideas... a great craft or ...

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Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

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