July 9-12: Enjoy a Teddy Bear Picnic, Draw Zentangles, Make Ice Cream and More

Fun things to do with your kids this week.
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Teddy Bears' Picnic Day happens this week. Take your own stuffed pal to Historic Yates Mill County Park for a picnic and an exhibit about teddy bears.

This week in the Triangle, take your teddy bear on a picnic at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, learn to draw zentangles at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex, catch a storytime and stay for a craft at Read With Me in Raleigh, and learn about the science of making ice cream at a program at Durham’s Southwest Regional Library.


Teddy Bears’ Picnic FREE

Inspired by the 1907 song “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” — and to commemorate Teddy Bears' Picnic Day, which happens this week — Historic Yates Mill County Park is offering your child the chance to have a picnic with his or her own stuffed pal, and view a cute exhibit exploring the history of the teddy bear. Stop by with your own picnic anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 10-12 to enjoy this experience. No registration is required.

photo courtesy of historic yates mill county park

3-5 Adventures: Zentangles FREE

Kids in grades 3-5 can join this recurring program at Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex July 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m. At this session, they’ll learn how to draw structured patterns that can increase focus and creativity. Preregistration is requested.

photo courtesy of brenda priest

Storytime and Craft

Join the staff at Read With Me in downtown Raleigh for an all-ages storytime July 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Following the story, your child will have the option of creating an arts-and-crafts project based on the book. This activity requires no preregistration, and participating in the craft project costs $5.

photo courtesy of read with me

The Science of Ice Cream FREE

On July 12, 2-3:30 p.m., celebrate National Ice Cream Month by learning how to make your own ice cream. At the Southwest Regional Library in Durham you’ll learn about the science of ice cream and what makes it so delicious. All ingredients (including toppings for sundaes) will be provided. Space is limited so registration is required. This program is intended for kids ages 11 and older.

photo courtesy daisy adkins


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