Date: June 1, 2012
Father's Day Fun
June 5 and 12
Time for Tots: Fit to Be Tied
Learn about the origins of one of the top gifts for Father's Day: the necktie. Make a craft from ties to give to Dad or Grandpa. Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required. $1.
10-10:45am. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7992. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Father's Day Open Jump Event
Dads, moms and kids enjoy an afternoon of inflatable fun. All ages. $7/child, $5/siblings, parents free. Noon-2pm. Pump It Up of Raleigh, 10700 World Trade Blvd., Raleigh. 919-828-3344. pumpitupparty.com.
June 16 and 17
Celebrate Father's Day at Marbles
Dads and kids enjoy manly mustaches, tool tinkering and racing relays. $5 ages 1 and up. $5 adults. 9am-5pm. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett S., Raleigh. 919-834-4040. marbleskidsmuseum.org.
Daddy and Me Game Day
Take the family for an afternoon of nature-related
games and refreshments. Ages 8-12. Registration required. $5/family. 2-3pm. Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten Ten Rd., Apex. 919-662-2850. wakegov.com/parks/crowder.
Family Programs: Canoeing with Dad
Dads take the kids canoeing on the fishing pond. Moms welcome. Registration required. $10/canoe. 3-4:30pm. Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill. 919-387-4342. wakegov.com/parks/harrislake/default.htm.
Father's Day Hike
Honor a father by taking a walk together. Learn about nature and explore tools that can be used to investigate it. All ages. Registration required. $5/family. 11am-noon. Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh. 919-856-6672. wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill.
Father's Day Jam at Sk8-Cary
Dads and kids ride together. Bring skateboards. All ages. Free. Noon-10pm. Sk8-Cary, 2040 N.W. Maynard Rd., Cary. 919-380-2970. townofcary.org.