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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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Fall LEAF Festival ~ TICKET GIVEAWAY

Fall LEAF Festival ~ TICKET GIVEAWAY

LEAF is such a magical world to step into, relax, dance, and be happy. A sweet size and a sweet place for the whole family. LEAF is a small festival- just 6,000 people a day AND yet SO many experiences, ...

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Pick Your Own Apples at Apple Hill Orchard

Pick Your Own Apples at Apple Hill Orchard

Apple Hill Orchard2075 Pleasant Hill AvenueMorganton, NC 28655828-437-1224 Season Dates: late August - Christmas EveHours: Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pmAdmission: no admission fee; $4.50 per person for Saturday Wagon Ride Apples have been grown continuously at Apple Hill Orchard ...

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Tips For Picking the Best Apples This Season

Tips For Picking the Best Apples This Season

Apple picking is a fantastic fall activity for families - visiting the orchard, breathing in the crisp air, and enjoying the time together.Apples are a favorite fruit of many and are one of the easiest fruits to pick and use. ...

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South Mountains 12th Annual Nature Day ~ Sept 27

South Mountains 12th Annual Nature Day ~ Sept 27

Not just another day at the park... Build a bird house. Learn how to care for injured wildlife. See lots of snakes. Take a horse & wagon ride. Listen to Appalachian music. South Mountains State Park will host the 12th ...

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There’s Something For Everyone at The Viewmont Street Strut

There’s Something For Everyone at The Viewmont Street Strut

It's that time of year again…time to put on your struttin' shoes, and hit the streets of Viewmont! The 5th annual Viewmont Street Strut, a celebration of the diverse nature of the community, is happening in Hickory on Saturday, September ...

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Take A Child Outside Week ~ Sept 24-30

Take A Child Outside Week ~ Sept 24-30

Take A Child Outside Week, a national initiative spearheaded by the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, runs September 24-30 each year. Designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from exploring the natural world, the week encourages children and ...

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Doc McStuffins School of Medicine ~ A Macaroni Preview

Doc McStuffins School of Medicine ~ A Macaroni Preview

"Doc McStuffins helps my son not be afraid at the doctor's office. He learns that the doctor makes you 'feel good.' The show stresses the importance of good health." "Wholesome and imaginative!" "Doc teaches my child to take care of ...

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Macaroni Craft ~ Apple Butterflies

Macaroni Craft ~ Apple Butterflies

This craft is great to do with your toddlers or other little ones! Mini macaronis as young as two can help paint the apples and make their own designs.Materials Apples Paint/paint brush PaperDirections Cut apple in half. Either 'paint' the ...

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Macaroni Recipe ~ Applesauce Muffins

Macaroni Recipe ~ Applesauce Muffins

Berry season is coming to an end, but don't fret ... apple season is here! Apples are high in pectin, a soluble fiber that lowers blood pressure and glucose levels, and can even lower the "bad" cholesterol in the body. ...

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A Taste of Better: NatureBox

A Taste of Better: NatureBox

As busy moms, we are always searching for a variety of healthy, quick snacks for our families. As we rush our kids to the bus, field or after school activity, it is so easy to reach for a bag of ...

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Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

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