July 16-19: Finding Shapes in Nature, the Business of Music, a Musical Lego Challenge and More
Here are some fun things to do with the kids this week
Young children can find shapes in nature at a fun program at Crowder County Park in Apex this week.
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This week in the Triangle, your child can learn about shapes at Crowder County Park in Apex, plan for a career in music at the MakerLab @ Northgate in Durham and learn about Cuban instruments at Southeast Regional Library in Garner. Mom can get a book autographed by author Sharon O’Donnell at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh.
Children 18 months-3 years, can practice shapes and develop fine motor skills at this engaging program at Crowder County Park in Apex. You’ll play games, participate in hands-on activities, and go on a nature hunt to find plants and animals of different shapes. This activity takes place July 16, 10:30-11 a.m. The fee is $2 per child and preregistration is required. Meet at the Upper Pavilion.
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Do you have a middle-schooler, high-schooler, or college student with a passion for music? Durham’s MakerLab @ Northgate Mall is holding a session that will provide an overview of how they can turn their passion for music into a business July 17, 11 a.m.-noon. No preregistration is necessary.
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Sharon O’Donnell, author of “Don’t Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA: Stories About Mid-Life Motherhood,” will be signing her book at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh July 18, 7 p.m. From the incongruency of buying wrinkle cream and diaper rash cream in the same shopping trip, to the realization that breastfeeding and menopause aren’t that far apart, O’Donnell turns angst-inducing topics for women who became moms later in life into laugh-out-loud moments for her readers.
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On July 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m., your third- through fifth-grader can explore traditional instruments from Cuba and then design one to build using Legos. Preregister here to participate in this free program taking place at the Southeast Regional Library in Garner.
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