Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WakeMed is an 870*-bed private, not-for-profit health care system based in Raleigh, North Carolina. (*60 new acute care beds are currently under development)

Our system is accredited by The Joint Commission, which monitors and evaluates health care organizations according to the established state-of-the-art quality and safety standards.

Wake County SAFE KIDS Coalition
Wake County SAFE KIDS Coalition is led locally by WakeMed. Its mission is to reduce preventable injuries and death in Wake County children ages 14 and under. Through interactive, educational family events, we distribute information about important topics like water safety, motor vehicle safety and home safety.

Sibling Tour
You may want to bring your children to our sibling class. Children, ages 3 to 10, will tour the Women's Pavilion & Birthplace (Raleigh or Cary) and participate in a discussion about what they can expect from a newborn. A film and age-appropriate explanation of reproduction and birth are available for older children. Each child will also make a simple toy for their new sibling. Classes are offered on weekends.

Risk Watch

Sponsored by WakeMed and Wake County SAFE KIDS, this injury prevention program is designed for Wake County children in preschool through eighth grade. Students learn about the eight areas of risk and apply that knowledge in practice situations. The goal of the program is to help kids develop an attitude of safety and the motivation to make smart choices in dangerous situations.

Safe Sitter
Safe Sitter is a popular two-day program designed for girls and boys ages 11 to 13. During these summertime classes, instructors teach proper child care skills and techniques for handling medical emergencies.

Youth Fitness: Kids in Motion
Youth Fitness: Kids in Motion is a fitness program for inactive children age 7 and older who need more physical activity. Kids engage in sports, aerobics, games, light weight lifting and more - all in a non-competitive environment.

A Trip to WakeMed
"A Trip to WakeMed" is an outreach program for kindergarten students in Wake County Schools. Taught by volunteer nurses and therapists from WakeMed, the program explains what children can expect if they have to go to the hospital. Students participate in show-and-tell and role-playing, learning about medical procedures, equipment and hospital personnel.


Poe Center for Health Education

The Poe Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of North Carolina youth through health education. Since opening in Raleigh in 1991, the Poe Center has educated over 715,000 participants from 73 counties using innovative teaching theaters, exhibits and offsite programs. By engaging in fun, highly interactive lessons, preschoolers through twelfth graders receive information that follows the NC DPI Healthful Living Standard Course of Study on a variety of health topics; including nutrition, dental health, general health, family life and drug prevention.


We will review requests and do our best to schedule your first choice programs. Expect three (3) to five (5) business days for processing before you are contacted to confirm your reservation or to go over any conflicts we may have with your request. During peak scheduling times, expect at least five days processing time.

Program Cost:

The standard fee for a trip to the Poe Center or for Poe to come to you is:

$6.00 total per student with a minimum group of 25 students (or minimum fee of $150.00) for one course; or
$8.00 total per student with a minimum group of 25 students for two courses.
As always – parents and staff can visit us at no charge and all students who visit the Poe Center can have a fun adventure in the Cranium Connection and play at Wake Med’s PlayWell Park playground also at no charge!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
Special Events Only

To schedule a visit
call 919-231-4006
or use our online form by Clicking Here
For more information, contact


Johnston County Heritage Center

The Heritage Center preserves the history and material culture of Johnston County for the educational benefit of its citizens and visitors; and it promotes the understanding of and appreciation for its past through interpretive exhibits, programs, and publications.


The Heritage Center stands on the northwest corner of Market (US 70 Business) and Third streets in Smithfield. Two-hour parking is allowed along adjacent streets. Free all-day parking is available in nearby off-street lots, the largest of which sits behind the Public Library on the east side of North Third Street.


The center is open FREE OF ADMISSION CHARGE 9:00-5:00 Monday-Saturday except weekday holidays observed by the County of Johnston .

Our phone number is (919) 934-2836.Our postal address is P.O. Box 2709, Smithfield, NC 27577.Our delivery address is 241 E. Market Street.Our e-mail address is heritagecenter@johnstonnc.com .


Historic Yates Mill County Park

A day at Historic Yates Mill County Park offers visitors an “Escape from the Daily Grind,” with unique cultural and environmental experiences that interpret and preserve our agricultural heritage, environmental resources and history through educational programs, events and exhibits. Learn more.

In the tradition of a great state which celebrates its past, cherishes its heritage and nurtures its resources for future generations, Historic Yates Mill County Park interprets and preserves our agricultural heritage and environmental and historical resources through educational programs, special events and exhibits while providing cultural enrichment and a sense of stewardship made possible by public and private partnerships.

Park Hours:
Open 7 days per week,
8 a.m. to sunset.
Free admittance

Park Office/A.E. Finley Center Hours:
Open 7 days per week,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admittance

The Park, Center and Mill are closed:

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
Please Note: The Mill is closed on Mondays for maintenance.

4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Directions & Hours

Phone: 919-856-6675
Fax: 919-856-6674


Historic Oak View County Park

Historic Oak View County Park is a 19th-century historic farmstead with a mission to interpret the agricultural heritage and rural history of North Carolina through educational programs, special events and exhibits.

4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
View directions

Historic Oak View County Park is open daily, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Monday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

Contact Us:
Phone: 919-250-1013
Fax: 919-250-1119


Capitol City Tours

Town Creek Indian Mound

The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.

Contact Us

Street Address:
One East Edenton Street
Raleigh, N.C.

Mailing Address:
4624 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C.27699-4624

Phone: (919) 733-4994
Fax: (919) 715-4030
Email: state.capitol@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Closed most major state holidays. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.


Self-guided Tours:

Guided Tours:
Saturday: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.
Please call ahead to confirm tour times.


Admission is free though donations are welcome and appreciated.



Bentonville Battlefield

Bentonville Battlefield

The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This major battle, the largest ever fought in North Carolina, was the only significant attempt to defeat the large Union army of Gen. William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865. Continued

Contact Us

Bentonville Battlefield
5466 Harper House Road
Four Oaks, N.C. 27524
Phone: (910) 594-0789
Fax: (910) 594-0070
Email: bentonville@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday.

Closed most major holidays, call for information.


No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.



Averasboro Battlefield Museum

Picture of Confederate Artillerymen Loading a Cannon

The Averasboro Battlefield Commission, Inc. (ABCI) is tasked with the responsibility to preserve and present the story of the Battle of Averasboro. ABCI is a non-profit, tax exempt organization formed in 1994 and incorporated in 1995 to lead in the preservation, presentation and promotion of the Averasboro Battlefield, Smithville Plantation and related history.

on NC Highway 82 between Dunn and Godwin, North Carolina


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