June 11-14: Learn About Fermenting Vegetables and Pointillism, Watch a Free Movie and Have Some Flag Day Fun
Fun things to do with your kids this week
Flag Day is this Thursday, June 14. Learn about the many versions of our flag that existed throughout American history at Historic Yates Mill County Park this week.
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This week, you and your child can make and learn about fermented vegetables at a North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences program in Raleigh, find out about pointillism and Georges Seurat at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex, watch “The Batman Movie” for free at Northgate Mall in Durham and celebrate Flag Day at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh.
Part cooking class and part science class, this workshop on June 11, 10 a.m.-noon, will give you and your child ages 12 and older hands-on practice making fermented vegetables. Learn the science behind the process and help create fermenting vegetable jars to display in the Genomics and Microbiology Research Lab window at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. You’ll get resources and your own jar of vegetables to ferment at home. The fee is $7.50 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers, and registration is required. Meet at the museum’s Nature Exploration Center for this activity.
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On June 12, your third- through fifth-grader can join this popular program in which kids read, create, discover and explore through books, hands-on activities and more. In this session at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex, attendees will learn about artist Georges Seurat and pointillism, and make their own piece using the technique. The activity is set for 4:30-5:30 p.m., and registration is required.
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Stadium 10 Theaters at Northgate Mall in Durham offers this summer movie series with free admission for parents and children to enjoy together. No outside food or drinks are allowed, but optional concessions packs including popcorn, drink and candy are available for $6. This series takes place every Tuesday-Thursday at 9:30 a.m. most weeks during this summer. The movie shown changes weekly, and this week’s flick is “The Batman Movie.”
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Celebrate Flag Day by delving into the history and lore of the American flag at Historic Yates Mill County Park. The park has been around since before the American Revolution. From 6-7 p.m. on June 14, explore the more than 30 national flag designs that have been used over time, and learn to cut out a five-pointed star like Betsy Ross sewed onto one of the earliest versions of the American flag. This activity is geared toward kids ages 5 and older. The fee is $1 per participant and registration is required for all family members.
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