Aug. 17-19: Chess 101, Milling Flour, Making Fabric Art and Observing Honey Bees

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Photo courtesy of Daisy Adkins
Learn how flour is milled and taste fresh-baked bread at a program in Durham this weekend.

This weekend in the Triangle, learn to play chess at Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh, learn how flour is milled at West Point on the Eno in Durham, make fabric art out of natural dyes at a North Carolina Museum of Art program in Raleigh and observe honey bees on National Honey Bee Awareness Day at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh.

Chess 101 FREE

Elementary-age kids can learn how to play chess with special guest Rachel Kincaid at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh Aug. 17, 4-5 p.m. All experience levels are welcome and registration is requested.

Photo courtesy of Karen Struthers/

A Kid’s Life: The Daily Grind and Flour Power FREE

Humans have used mills to grind grain into flour for thousands of years. Learn the ins and outs of milling and sample baked bread with flour milled onsite at West Point on the Eno’s mill Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-noon. This activity is geared toward kids ages 5-12 and their caregivers, who are encouraged to participate. No registration is necessary.

photo courtesy of west point on the eno

Family Fun Saturday: Natural Dyes

Families with kids ages 5-11 can discover the magic of color made from natural materials at a program at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh Aug. 18. Attendees will design and use natural dyes to create their own fabric art inspired by African textiles on display. Be sure to dress for this messy activity. Two sessions are available: 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Preregistration is required and costs $6 for museum members and kids ages 7-18, and $8 for nonmembers. All participants must have a ticket. Meet in the East Building’s Education Studios for the event. 

photo courtesy of the North carolina museum of art

Bumble Bee Watch FREE

In honor of National Honey Bee Awareness Day, Prairie Ridge Ecostation is hosting a citizen science program on these interesting creatures Aug. 19, 2-3 p.m. Attendees will observe the important pollinators around the Ecostation’s gardens, trails and pond. All observations will be recorded and documented to the ongoing citizen science project. This outdoor program is appropriate for kids and families. Come dressed appropriately to be outdoors for the entire program. No preregistration is required. Meet at the front gate near the parking lot.

photo courtesy of baxter walker


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