July 2-5: Independence Day Festivities, Teen Cooking Competition, Toddler Pond Fun, Origami Basics and More

Fun things to do with your kids the week of July 2-5
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Learn the basics of origami at a fun program in Durham this week.

This week in the Triangle there’s a wide variety of things to do. Celebrate Independence Day festivities at a Triangle town near you, attend an Independence Day-themed cooking program at Knightdale’s East Regional Library, take toddlers to a pond exploration event at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh, learn origami basics at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library in Durham and visit the fictional town of Night Vale from the popular podcast, “Welcome to Night Vale,” at an event at Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex.

Independence Day Fun

There are plenty of places to celebrate Independence Day around the Triangle July 3-5. Check out our roundup of events for details. 

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Iron Chef: Independence Day FREE

Teens in grades 6-10 will be tasked with creating the perfect dish using only foods that are red, white or blue at this creative program at Knightdale’s East Regional Library. The competition runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., July 2. No preregistration is necessary.

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Nature Peekers: In the Small, Small Pond

Very young children aged 18 months-3 years will be able to peek into Blue Jay Pond at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh July 3, 10:30-11 a.m. After listening to the book “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming, they’ll get to look at real tadpoles and salamanders up close, and handle pretend animals in a water touch tank. The program’s fee is $2 per child and registration is required.

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Origami With Ms. Anna FREE

Beginning origami artists will be introduced to basic folding skills at this fun program at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library in Durham. Set for July 4, 2-3 p.m., this program is designed for preschoolers through middle school-aged kids. Preregister here so you’re sure to get a space.

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Welcome to Night Vale FREE

Whether your child in grades 6-10 already loves the podcast “Welcome to Night Vale,” or is a new listener, they’ll enjoy this program at Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex on July 5, 7-8 p.m. Visit the little desert town where conspiracy is reality and “ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD.” Preregister here.

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