August in the Triangle: 3 Fun Family Events

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National Night Out

Show your support for police and community crime prevention partnerships by taking part in National Night Out in downtown Wake Forest, Aug. 4, 5-7:30 p.m. The event teams law enforcement agencies with citizens, civic groups and local businesses to promote safe neighborhoods and heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Enjoy a K-9 demonstration, child identification booth, emergency vehicle displays, food and music. Admission is free. wakeforestnc.gov/national-night-out.aspx.

‘A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things’

Step into hidden spaces and forgotten places in a delightful celebration of the small worlds around us when Paperhand Puppet Intervention delivers its 16th annual puppet spectacle Aug. 7-Sept. 7 at Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill. Twenty puppeteers — accompanied by a live band — use masks, stilts and shadows to illuminate the inner life of all things itty-bitty. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on Labor Day. Matinee shows are at 3 p.m. Aug. 23, Aug. 30 and Sept. 6. The suggested donation for admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Kids ages 2 and younger are free. paperhand.org. Photo below of Paperhand Puppet Intervention

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Summer Children’s Festival at Duke Homestead

Arts and crafts, face painting and live music highlight Duke Homestead’s annual Summer Children’s Festival Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Costumed interpreters demonstrate 19th-century games and crafts, and families can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides. Catch kids’ favorite, Baron Von Rumblebuss, live on stage. Admission is free. Duke Homestead is at 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. dukehomestead.org/summer-childrens-festival.php. Photo below courtesy of Duke Homestead

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