July 30-Aug. 2: Explore Peru, Learn to Fish, Watch a Play and Catch a Movie
Here are some fun ways to spend time with the kids July 30-Aug. 2
This week in the Triangle, you can learn about Peru at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh, learn to fish at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill, watch an adaptation of the folktale “Stone Soup” in Chapel Hill and catch an outdoor movie in Garner.
3-5 Adventures: Peru FREE
Your third- through fifth-grade child can explore Peru and Maccu Piccu — one of the seven wonders of the world — through books, create a personal piñata and make an alpaca craft. This fun program takes place July 30, 5-6 p.m., at Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh. Preregister here.
photo courtesy of sally goodwin
Kids age 7-11 can learn what it takes to be a great angler at this fun drop-off program at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill July 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Discover the fish species there at the park, learn about the ecosystem, practice casting and hike to the park’s stocked pond to fish for catfish. Poles and bait will be provided, or you can bring your own. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle, and meet at the Cypress Shelter. Participation costs $20 per child and advance preregistration is required.
photo courtesy of harris lake county park
Stone Soup FREE
Participants ages 4 and older will love this lively adaptation of the familiar Grimm folktale, “Stone Soup.” Watch the Rags to Riches Theatre troupe version of the story as Scurvy the mouse convinces all the animals in town that sharing is best for everyone. The performances take place at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 2-2:45 p.m. and 4-4:45 p.m., on Aug. 1. Admission is free and no preregistration is necessary.
photo courtesy of rags to riches theatre
Bring your folding chairs and picnic blankets to the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. to enjoy a screening of “Star Wars: the Last Jedi." There will be food vendors selling craft beer, ice cream, popcorn and heavier fare. Admission and parking are free. If rain is in the forecast, check online to make sure the movie will still be shown. Pets are not permitted.
photo courtesy of downtown garner