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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Free Resources and Fun Ideas for Summer Learning

Free Resources and Fun Ideas for Summer Learning

Summer break is in full swing. Are your kids bored already? Once school is out for the summer, we celebrate and rejoice in thinking about two months with no homework! At the same time, I challenge myself to find ways ...

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A.C. Moore Summer Fun Wednesdays Craft Program

A.C. Moore Summer Fun Wednesdays Craft Program

Looking for some kid-friendly, indoor entertainment that won't break the bank this summer? Well look no further because there isn't a better way to celebrate a long, rigorous school year ending than by creating innovative, family-friendly crafts — at no ...

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Keep Your Kids' Creative Minds Engaged This Summer at Michaels

Keep Your Kids' Creative Minds Engaged This Summer at Michaels

School is out and the kids are growing restless. Are you looking for a way to entertain them, but keep their creative minds engaged during summer break? Michaels invites you on a summer crafting journey for kids ages 3 & ...

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7 Tips for Teens to Find the Perfect Summer Job

7 Tips for Teens to Find the Perfect Summer Job

Our teens are out there looking for jobs to keep them busy, to help them earn money for a car or for college, and to get some experience to build their resume. But there are many mistakes teens could make ...

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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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Fourth of July Fireworks & Fun in the Local Area

Fourth of July Fireworks & Fun in the Local Area

Below is a list of all the Fourth of July festivities in and around the Western Piedmont area, to help you find July 4th fireworks, events, parades, crafts, things to do and more for Independence Day 2016 in Hickory, Morganton, ...

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Free and Cheap Kids' Summer Movie Showings ~ June 2016

Free and Cheap Kids' Summer Movie Showings ~ June 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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Summer Boredom Buster Series: Bead Sun Catchers

Summer Boredom Buster Series: Bead Sun Catchers

Summer is here! Are you ready?Join Macaroni Kid in the fun summer long video series with easy crafts to help you and your kids beat the summer boredom blues.Video #2: Bead Sun Catcher What you'll need: Plastic Beads Baking Pan ...

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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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2016 Summer Camp Guide ~ Local Programs for Your Kids!

2016 Summer Camp Guide ~ Local Programs for Your Kids!

Summer break is almost here and now is the time to finalize the plans for how your kids will spend the upcoming months off from school. There are a number of great local programs to choose from and you're sure ...

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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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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

Macaroni Kid is funded solely by sponsorship and advertising, which keeps our service FREE to our local community. If you are a local business interested in reaching our audience of 12,000+ local families, please email annah@macaronikid.com.

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