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Spouse & Companion Activities

Raleigh Guided City Tour

During Symposium
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (90-minutes) - $45/Per Person

Description: Climb aboard The Great Raleigh Trolley for a "Must See Raleigh Tour"! This tour winds its way through the Capital City’s historic and emerging neighborhoods, unique commercial districts, and famous landmarks, including the Governors mansion, Historic Oakwood, and the North Carolina State University Bell Tower.

Your tour will depart in front of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) in Downtown Raleigh promptly at 10:00 a.m. There will be approximately 30-minutes tour before a stop at the iconic Peace Street Krispy Kreme sign and factory. During this quick 20-minute stop, guests will have the opportunity to disembark and see the factory in action. You'll be able to buy a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee to bring back on board to enjoy for the next half of the tour, which lasts another approximately 30-minutes. Guests will be returned to the GRCVB by 11:30 a.m.

This tour will accommodate up to 30 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance and not later than May 23. If you purchase a ticket, but not enough tickets are sold, the tour will be cancelled and you will be notified by May 24.

Art Connections Tours to Asheville

Before Symposium
Saturday, July 6 – Half Day Tour – $50/Per Person

  • Visit to the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a guided tour of the exhibition Woodn’t You Like to Know featuring 30 wood artists  
  • Demonstration of wood turning by Southern Highland Craft Guild member Jack Rogers 
  • Visit to Blue Spiral 1 in downtown Asheville to see the Wood Only Work (W.O.W.) exhibition featuring over 20 wood artists, including guided tour of exhibition
  • Artist talk with Betty Scarpino at Blue Spiral 1

After Symposium
Tuesday, July 16 – Full Day Tour – $135/Per Person

  • Visit to David Ellsworth’s studio just north of Asheville 
  • Visit to Graeme Priddle and Melissa Engler’s studio on the northern edge of downtown 
  • Lunch at an area independent restaurant 
  • Visit to the Folk Art Center to see the Woodn’t You Like to Know exhibition 
  • Visit to Blue Spiral 1 Gallery to see the W.O.W. exhibition 
  • This tour includes transportation



  • Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday - 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.



The DIY Craft Area will be located in the Instant Gallery area of the symposium. It is a special area set aside for spouses and guest who want to work independently on their own projects, as well as meet others and socialize. Door prizes and social activities are planned.



Postcard Holder from a Binder Clip Card of Gift Tag from Buttons and Cupcake Liner  Drawstring Bags for Beads of Courage













  • Crafts: Supplies will be available to make a fun projects including: postcard holder from a binder clip, and a card from buttons and cupcake liner.
  • Drawstring Bags: The woodturning community supports Beads of Courage (BOC) by making wooden boxes to hold the beads of children with being treated for serious illnesses. In 2018, volunteers sewed 180 drawstring bags in the DIY Craft Area at the AAW Symposium. These bags provide a way for children to carry their beads to and from the hospital during treatment. At the 2019 Symposium in Raleigh, we will provide the opportunity to continue this project for Beads of Courage by making drawstring bags. We will have sewing machines, material, and all supplies at the DIY Craft Area.


Donate Craft Supplies

If you are a crafter and have supplies that are waiting for inspiration, bring them along! If you would like to contribute to materials, we need the following materials:

  • Fabric - The pattern guide states fat quarters work well. Two 9" x 12" fabric pieces are needed for the exterior of the bag and two 9" x 12" are needed for the lining. Fabric should be cotton/cotton blends, colorful and patterned - sports, dolls, animals, cars, etc and something that would appeal to young children and then some that would appeal to older children. Stripes and solids work for lining.
  • Cording for the Bags - and almost anything can be used - even shoe laces.


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