Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Week, Sept. 18-21

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Your kids can learn about the nature right in their own back yard at the Backyard Bugs event in Cary on Sept. 21.

This week, build a robot pig, see a puppet show, enjoy story time and investigate bugs.

3rd-5th Adventures: Dare to Discover — Robo-Pigs! FREE

Part of a series for third- through fifth-graders, this session of Dare to Discover will have participants building a robotic pig that shakes, rattles and totally rocks! All materials are provided. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so don't wait! This porcine program is free and is available to attend at either the Cameron Village Regional Library or the North Regional Library on Monday, Sept. 18 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Carolina Puppet Theatre presents "The Three Bears"

Using a variety of puppet styles to tell this familiar story, the characters come to life with engaging personalities and close interaction with the audience. The many hand crafted puppets, from Bartlet the superstar to space ships and aliens, are only the beginning of the experience of getting to know a "real live puppet." The presentation is at the Holly Springs Cultural Center at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The cost is $5 per person; children younger than age 1 are free. Tickets are available at the door or here

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Preschool Storytime With Amy Godfrey FREE

Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a children's librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical storytimes and is bringing that fun to The Regulator Bookshop in Durham this and every Wednesday. Storytime begins at 10:15 a.m. and is intended for children ages 2-5, their siblings and their caregivers. The event is free and requires no preregistration.

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Backyard Bugs

If your child was absolutely inspired by your visit to BugFest or just loves bugs already, this event is for him or her. One of the programs in the Town of Cary's Eco-Express series, Backyard Bugs will help children ages 8-12 enhance their appreciation for the environment as they increase their understanding of nature through outdoor investigations, projects and activities. The class takes place in the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Space is limited and preregistration is required. The fee is $9 for Cary residents and $12 for nonresidents.

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