Fun Things to Do this Week in the Triangle, Oct. 2-5
It's the time of year to start thinking about spooky things. How about a hunt for spooky spiders at Crowder District Park for some fall fun?
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This week, make crafts, hunt for interesting creatures and do usual things in unique places. Make a fun garden ornament at the Clay Studio in Durham, hunt for spooky spiders in Apex, enjoy storytime in Durham on the roof of big building and watch a movie at a park in Garner.
This workshop is a great way to get creative with your child. It will allow your child, with assistance, to create his or her very own ceramic artwork. Because the projects need to be fired, artwork will be available for pick up two to three weeks after the workshop. Using "pinch-pot" and slab techniques to build garden mushrooms and colored clay to embellish them, your child can create a decorative ornament for your garden that your family always treasure. This class meets at The Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at Northgate Mall Space 836 on Oct. 2, 4-5:30 p.m. The fee is $15 and preregistration is required. All supplies are provided and all levels are welcome.
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Did you know there are over 40,000 different species of spiders? Join park staff as you explore a few arachnids found in the park as you search out these 8-legged creatures. Learn how and why spiders build webs and then make a fun craft about these creepy critters. This event takes place at Crowder District Park in Apex on Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-noon, and is suitable for all ages. The fee is $1 per person and preregistration is required for all attending. Children must have adult accompaniment. Meet at the upper pavilion for your hunt for spooky spiders!
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Children with accompanying adults are welcom to join children's librarians from Durham County's North Regional Library on the roof at The Durham Hotel for stories, songs and social interaction under the summer sky. Bring a favorite pillow or blanket for sitting. The event is set for Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. and is FREE, but preregistration is required.
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Spend the evening of Oct. 5 under the stars with family, food and fun on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center. In this final event in GPAC's Outdoor Movie Series, your family will be able to enjoy the 1984 version of Ghostbusters — perfect for October. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, enjoy food, ice cream or popcorn from vendors on site or even bring your own picnic. Parents can order a beer from the local craft brewery. This film begins at sundown, around 7 p.m. and is rated PG. It may contain strong language/content that’s not appropriate for younger viewers, so please exercise caution. No pets are allowed.
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