Make Friends and Have Fun July 31-Aug. 3
Meet the Gabardine Sisters and their puppet friends in an interactive performance at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center Aug. 2.
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This week offers team building fun for children ages 11 and up with special needs, plus storytime for preschoolers, a puppet show, an outdoor movie and nature exploration in search of bugs!
Children with special needs will enjoy the great outdoors and activities that incorporate teamwork and bolster confidence at this outdoor program. Participants must be able to communicate and move independently over uneven terrain. This program takes place 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Ropes Course Shelter at Bond Park in Cary. Ages 11 and older. Caregivers welcome. Register ($9/resident, $12/nonresident) online; choose course #104862.
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Enjoy stories with Amy Godfrey at this weekly event geared for children ages 2-5. Caregivers and siblings are welcome. This event takes place Wednesday, Aug. 2, at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham. Free.
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The wacky Gabardine Sisters and their star puppet Bartlet are making regular appearances at the Renaissance Centre, using storytelling, music and puppetry to make their fast-paced, interactive shows a delightful experience for young children. Each month explores a different theme. This month’s show takes place 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts. Purchase tickets ($5) online, at the Renaissance Centre Box Office or at the door. For ages 3-7.
Children ages 6-8 investigate the habitats and behaviors of some of the insects that live around the nature preserve. This course takes place 10:15 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Wilkerson Nature Preserve in Raleigh. Dress for outdoor fun. Register online; choose course code #205524.
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Celebrate the day that keeps on dawning in this classic comedy featuring Bill Murray. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, grab a beer and food from on-site vendors, or even bring your own picnic. This movie starts at sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.), Thursday, Aug. 3, on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center. Free admission and parking. No pets allowed. The movie will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Free.
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