Planning Summer Fun is Easy With These Recurring Events

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Learn to fish with Crabtree Casters, an all-ages course offered on the first and third Wednesdays through September at Lake Crabtree County Park.

If your kids are starting to say they're bored just a few weeks into summer, don't panic! This list of fun recurring events — from insect feeding times to carousel rides and storytime, and from ninja workouts and yoga to learning to fish — offers something for everyone.

Meet the Insect Keeper at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science

No matter what day it is, the creepy crawlers at the museum’s Bayer Insectarium have to be fed. Join the insect keepers as they feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs and other predators their daily meal. Make a day of it by exploring the rest of the museum’s great science and nature exhibits. This program runs daily, 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. Free with museum admission ($18, adults; $13, children 3-12; free, under 3).


Carousel Storytime and Rides at Durham’s Northgate Mall FREE

On the first Tuesday of every month, your kids can enjoy a carousel-related storytime then ride Bull City Inflatable’s Carousel for free. Storytime takes place in Suite 216, near Entrance 9 and Cinnamonster, at Northgate Mall in Durham. Free.

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Ninja Fitness Play Time at Raleigh’s Fitness4Life

Through Aug. 30, kids ages 3-6 can enjoy a special session of fun games and drills each week with instruction by Fighting Tiger Family Karate. The fun runs 9:15-9:50 a.m. every Wednesday at Fitness4Life on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. Space is limited to 10 children; contact the gym to reserve a space for your child. $5 per participant.

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Learn to Fish at Morrisville’s Lake Crabtree Park FREE

Learn to fish with Crabtree Casters, an all-ages program offered 6:30-8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays in July, August and September at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville. Instruction and bait are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and older must have a valid North Carolina fishing license. Meet at the boat rental dock. Registration required. Free.

Kidz Yoga at reCharge Pilates & Barre in Durham

Yoga is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a fun, noncompetitive environment. The Kidz Yoga program at reCharge Pilates & Barre in Durham, offered every Friday at 6 p.m., encourages children to relax and have fun while they develop not only strength, coordination, flexibility and balance but also body awareness, better focus and concentration, and self-confidence. $10 per child. Register online.


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