August 10-12: S’Morrisville, Paperhand Puppet Theater Performance, Tree Identification and a Movie Under the Stars

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Photo courtesy of Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Catch Paperhand Puppet Intervention in Chapel Hill this weekend.

This weekend in the Triangle, celebrate National S’mores Day in “S’Morrisville,” catch Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s summer show at the Forest Theater in Chapel Hill, learn to identify trees at a wayside program at Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh and watch a movie at Joyner Park in Wake Forest.

S’Morrisville FREE

For one day only, on Aug. 10, the Town of Morrisville will change its name to “S’Morrisville” in honor of the delicious campfire snack we all love. The event runs 6-8 p.m. and takes place at four different sites in town: Morrisville Community Park, Northwest Park, Church Street Park and Healthy Food Hub. Enjoy music and games, have a chance to win a T-shirt, and eat s’mores, of course.

photo courtesy of Susan Schmitz/

Paperhand Puppet Intervention Performance

See Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s summer show, “In the Heart of the Fire,” at the Forest Theatre on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus during weekends through Sept. 23. Ticket sales begin at the theater at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10-12, and the opening act starts at 6:20 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Pack a picnic, bring the whole family and prepare to be amazed. Tickets are general admission, and cash, check and major credit cards will be accepted. There's a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $8 for kids ages 4-14; children age 3 and younger get in free. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

photo courtesy of paperhand puppet intervention

Know Your Trees FREE

Join the staff at Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, or Aug. 12, 2-4 p.m. for a special wayside program, "Know Your Trees!" Park staff will be on hand outside the Farm History Center with fun activities that will help you learn how to identify some of the park's natural elements. The program is FREE and family-friendly. Simply stop by anytime during the hours specified. No preregistration is necessary.

photo courtesy of historic oak view county park

Family Movie Night FREE

The whole family is invited to enjoy a movie under the stars at Wake Forest’s Joyner Park Aug. 11. Watch “Beauty and the Beast” at 8:30 p.m., but arrive early enough to participate in the preshow activities that start at 7:15 p.m. Bring a new or gently used book to score a meet-and-greet with Princess Belle herself. Be sure to bring a blanket or folding chairs, and bug spray is recommended as well. Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase from food vendors at the park. Pets and alcohol are not allowed. Check for weather advisories before you go.

photo courtesy of the town of wake forest


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