July 20-22: a Basketball Marvel, Movies by Moonlight, a Justice Fashion Show, All About Bugs and Wild Walking

Fun stuff to do this weekend
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Photo courtesy of Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall
Trek through Prairie Ridge Ecostation with a naturalist this weekend.

This weekend, watch some amazing basketball tricks at the West Regional Library and catch “Cars 3” at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, learn all about bugs at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh, participate in the nation's largest fashion show at Justice stores all over the Triangle, watch “The Sandlot” at Durham Central Park and trek through Prairie Ridge Ecostation with a naturalist in Raleigh.

School Age Super Special: The Basketball Spin Man FREE

On July 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m., you and your elementary-aged child can stop by the West Regional Library in Cary to watch the Basketball Spin Man do some amazing tricks, including attempting to spin 11 basketballs at the same time. He offers a positive message that encourages youth to resist negative influences and reinforce positive attitudes. No preregistration is necessary, but arrive early so your family can find seats with a good view.

photo courtesy of jewel brandon

All About Bugs FREE

You and your junior entomologists can take part in Historic Oak View Park’s wayside program “All About Bugs” July 21, 10 a.m.-noon, and July 22, 2-4 p.m. Held outside the Farm History Center in Raleigh, the event includes a bug-related activity and information on how beneficial bugs are to our environment. Stop by anytime during the event to participate.

photo courtesy of tonya palumbo

Justice Fashion Show FREE

On July 21 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Justice stores nationwide, girls will channel their girl power as they walk the runway in the nation’s largest fashion show. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk the runway, receive a coupon, listen to music, connect with other girls and get first access to the store’s new collection. Find a Justice store near you here.

photo courtesy of Justice clothing

Movies by Moonlight

Head to Cary July 21 as Koka Booth Amphitheater transforms into an outdoor movie theater. Bring a picnic and enjoy the movie “Cars 3” at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person ages 13 and older, and free for kids ages 12 and younger. A portion of the proceeds benefits WakeMed Children’s Hospital.

photo courtesy of Mimi Yu

Rock the Park FREE

Enjoy a showing of the 1993 movie, “The Sandlot,” July 21, 8:30-10:30 p.m., at Durham Central Park. Food vendors will be on site. Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket, and get comfortable for the show. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. 

photo courtesy of durham central park

Wild Walking FREE

On July 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m., join a naturalist guide at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh for a fun trek around the grounds. You’ll learn about and see reptiles, birds, mushrooms, mosses and more. Wear comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Meet at the outdoor classroom just down the hill from the parking lot. No registration is required for this free program. 

photo courtesy of prairie ridge ecostation


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