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Creatures of the Night 2014 Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone that came out for the First Annual Creatures of the Night 5K Trail Run!  What a success! We had nearly 100 runners and on top of that, lots of family and friends came out to cheer the runners on!  We hope you enjoyed the campfires, music, food and fun!  Congrats to those of you that completed the run, those of you that won in your age groups, and let’s not forget the costume contest winners!  I hope you all come out for this again next year!!

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    Lawson Legacy Days

    On Saturday, November 8 A Time for Science will be on-site at the  Grifton Historical Museum in Grifton, NC for John Lawson Legacy Days.  The event is being held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Visit the ATFS displays, featuring “old-timey” toys, blacksmithing and basket making, at this history festival which celebrates the pioneering heritage of Eastern North Carolina.  For more information, call 252.524.0190 or visit JohnLawsonLegacyDays.org

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      Creatures of the Night Hayride

      Hop aboard for a hayride through the woods at A Time for Science to see where the creatures of the night hang out!  Listen to stories and legends about the beavers, bats, owls, and others. “Creature” hayrides leave promptly at 5, 6 & 7 o’clock. Stay a while for additional storytelling at the campfire with marshmallow roasting as well.   Note, this is not a “haunted” hayride.

      See this page for more info and registration.

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        Fall Festival

        Fall Festival

        Saturday, October 18
        Greenville – 5 Points Plaza (5th and Evans)
        10:00 am — 5:00 pm

        A Fund Raiser for the United Way of Pitt County presented by The City of Greenville and A Time for Science.  Join us for a day filled with food and fun for the whole family!  There will be contests, games, prizes, and live entertainment. For more information, call 252.329.4608 or visit greenvillenc.gov

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          Creatures of the Night 5K Trail Run

          creatures-night-run-small2A Time for Science is proud to announce its new Creatures of the Night 5K Trail Run.  It will be a beautiful NEW run on the trails through 400 acres of conservancy lands at A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center.  This run is EXTRA unique as it begins at sunset and will offer not only beautiful settings, but campfire fun, music, celebratory beer garden, and food/drink for all participants!  Wearing a costume to run the trail is an optional novelty.  An award for best costume will be given!  See our page here for more information.

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            Outreach Planetarium in September

            There will be a couple opportunities to visit the Pitt Dome in September.  The outreach planetarium is co-sponsored by A Time for Science and Pitt Community College.  Come and see the Carnegie Science Center Production entitled “Solar Quest”.  This is the only full-dome, digital-video, multimedia theater in eastern NC.


            On Saturday, September 6 the Outreach Planetarium will be at the Ayden Collard Festival from 12:30 am — 5:30 pm, Arts & Rec. Bldg. 4345 Lee Street (former Ayden High School).  The charge is $3.00 per person.

            From September 16 to 21 the Outreach Planetarium will be at the Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair, in Greenville, NC.  For this event, there is no charge after admission to the Fair.  Pitt County Fair website.

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              Planetarium Ground Breaking

              Celebrate with A Time for Science on June 20, 9:00-10:00 am, in the breaking ground for the geodesic dome that will soon house the Chia-yu Li Planetarium. This facility, expected to be completed by October, will be the only planetarium and fulldome, digital-video, multimedia theater in eastern North Carolina.  No pre-registration is necessary. Plenty of parking is available.

              See the flyer here.

              Update: See updates to this news item here.

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