June 18-21: Go Fishing, Learn Aerial Silks, Meet Armored Animals and Dig in the Dirt

Fun things to do this week
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Photo courtesy of Cirque De Vol
Teens can learn the basics of aerial silks at a fun program at Cirque De Vol starting this week.

This week in the Triangle, you and your child can fish on old fashioned poles at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, learn aerial silks at an introductory program at Cirque De Vol in Raleigh, hear stories about armored animals and see one up close at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, and learn about gardening at Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill.

Recreational Adventure: National Go Fishing Day Fun

Come out to the millpond at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh on June 18, 11 a.m.-noon, and fish the old fashioned way. Park staff will provide you with a cane pole, tackle and bait, basic instructions and assistance with identifying fish species. You'll need to bring your own luck and patience. This activity is geared for ages 5 and older, and the fee is $1 per person. Registration is required.

photo courtesy of historic yates mill county park

Teen Beginner Aerial Silks 

Kids and teens ages 12-18 can learn climbs, inverts, locks and slides on aerial fabric at Cirque De Vol in Raleigh. Students work in small groups and can practice new moves at their own pace. The class includes a basic warm-up; conditioning (pull-ups, grip work and deep abdominal strengthening); and beginner moves, vocabulary and technique. Drop in for one class for $29 or register for the six-week series for $157. Classes are set for Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., June 19-July 24.

photo courtesy of cirque de vol

Storytime With Live Animals FREE

On June 20, 10:30-11 a.m., you and your young child can listen to nature stories and meet live animals at a program at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This week’s theme is animal armor — what kind of animals do you think have their own armor? Find out this week. Storytime starts promptly at 10:30 a.m., so plan to arrive early so you don’t miss out on any of the fun. No preregistration is necessary.

photo courtesy of daisy adkins

Junior Gardeners

Get your hands dirty as you and your child play, explore and care for the garden at Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill, and discover the plants and critters that live there. Children, caregivers and community members are invited to help maintain their beautiful outdoor space. This program takes place June 21, 10:15-11 a.m., is included with museum admission and is geared for ages 3-9. Admission is free for museum members, $8.50 for ages 12 months and older, and free for children 11 months and younger.

photo courtesy of tonya palumbo


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