Activities abound for exceptional families in the weeks ahead, including the following.
•The Wake Forest Dream League is a baseball league designed for children with special needs ages 5-21. Registration for the 2015 season is now open.
If you are interested in participating as a player or buddy, you will need to register online at secure.leaguepilot.com/go/2221.
For players, the fee is $40 if you are a Wake Forest resident and $80 for non-residents. Buddies are absolutely free but need a 2-game commitment.
For more information, see wakeforestdreamleague.com.
•The Miracle League of Franklin County is a baseball league for children with physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities. Our field is located at Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville.
Registration day for the Miracle League of Franklin County is Saturday Feb. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. inside the Long Mill Elementary School gym. This is the last day to register. We will not be accepting late registrations.
Uniforms will be ordered that day so they are ready for Game 1.
For more information about the Miracle League of Franklin County, see www.MiracleLeagueOfFranklinCounty.com.
•The Snow Ball dance, sponsored by the Cypress Creek Civitan Club, is the evening of Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., at Bunn High School Cafeteria. This dance is a casual dress dance for special needs children ages 10 to adult and their families.
For more information, contact Kathy Kirby, 252-478-5081 or Joyce Greene-McLeod at 252-478-3737.
•Miracle Fling in the Spring: The Ray Family Farms 4H club, The Dirt Club, will hold a special cow show for special kids.
A number of the youth involved in 4H also show cows competitively and will host a real livestock show set up for special kids with special needs.
All children who participate will be guided by one of the experienced members for a hands-on, interaction with the cows.
All participants will receive a T-shirt, ribbons and lots of love and encouragement. The show itself will be presided over by a judge and each child will receive advice just like the other kids receive during the shows they compete in.
Later, snacks will be served and there will be time for fellowship.
There is no fee for the show and all children with special needs or disabilities are invited to participate.
Those interested in participating should contact rffcowsrus@gmail and send each child’s name, age, shirt size, and contact information so organizers can know how many to expect.