April 's Stephens Blog


Fall In Love With Where You Live: January 27th - 29th



Astronomy Days at The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Scoop: The Museum partners with NASA and the Raleigh Astronomy Club to help you see the big picture — of the Universe! From comet crafts to solar observing, lectures to rocket launches, space enthusiasts of all ages will find something to do at Astronomy Days. You don’t want to miss this year’s theme: the Sun and stars!

When: Saturday, January 28th - Sunday, January 29th.

Where: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

The Deets: Various events, see the full schedule and find more information on the event page.


Carol Stein's Gardeners Forum "Gardening for Bluebirds"

The Scoop: Learn how to attract and interact with bluebirds! Because, who wouldn’t want that skill?

When: Saturday, January 28th from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Where: Garden Hut 1004 Old Honeycutt Rd, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526

The Deets: Free event, registration required. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Pop Up Market at Southen Peak Brewery

The Scoop: The pop up market is returning, Saturday, January 28th @ 10 am -2 pm. Shop local and support your neighbors! They will be featuring local artisans and beautiful handcrafted foods, goods and gifts. The taps will be open and they will have a food truck for lunch. Ditch the mall and enjoy a more relaxing experience, browsing over a pint and meeting the artisans and finding perfect, handmade items!

When: Saturday, January 28th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Where: Southern Peak Brewery 950 Windy Rd, Apex, North Carolina 27502

The Deets: For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Chalk Paint Basics

The Scoop: Join Morgan’s on Main for their Chalk Paint Basics Class!! Bring in your own a SMALL furniture item and get instruction as to how to use and create Amazing, Beautiful Painted Pieces using Dixie Belle Paint!! You get to pick the color of your choice and get a 16oz container to use (and keep left over). You also get use of their glazes and finishes along with their advice & instruction....All this for only $50!

When: Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 pm.

Where: Morgan’s on Main 121 E Main St, Benson, North Carolina 27504

The Deets: Space is limited. To reserve your spot and for more information, visit the Facebook event page.


2017 Bridal Expo at The Farm

The Scoop: It's time for the 2017 Bridal Expo at The Farm! This year's expo will be Sunday January 29th from 11AM-4PM. They will have several vendors from the wedding industry, including photographers, videographers, caterers, bakeries, florists, DJ's, travel agents and more! We'll also be giving tours of our venue throughout the day.

When: Sunday, January 29th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Where: The Farm Entertainment Venue 215 Batten Rd, Selma, North Carolina 27576

The Deets: Tickets are $7 - $10. For more information and to register in advance, visit the Facebook event page.



Comment balloon 2 commentsApril Stephens • January 26 2017 09:13PM


OK that is the best localism post I have seen in quite some time!  Well done and love the pix!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago

April, what a great compendium of events in the Raleigh, NC area!  My wife would absolutely love the Chalk Paint class as she does lots of crafts like that.  Me, I would reach for the stars with the Astronomy Days!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 3 years ago