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Celebrities will read at farmers market

CorrespondentApril 25, 2013 

Lucy's Book Club, a program of Lucy Daniels Center, will include Ira David Wood III, executive director of Theatre in the Park.

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Raleigh’s North Hills Farmers Market is open again for the season, and even if you’re not interested in buying produce, it makes for a lovely Saturday morning out with the family.

This weekend is an especially good time to take the kids, because the market will hold a special free event to celebrate reading to children. Bookmarked! will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, in the Commons.

Children can hear stories read by the actor Ira David Wood III, the accordionist and storyteller David DiGiuseppe, a Durham police officer, a TV news anchor and more. The readers are being billed as “celebrity heroes.”

“We are excited that these talented individuals are joining us to help share the importance of reading to young children,” said Ginny Allen, chair of the event’s planning committee.

The event is to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center, a non-profit that provides mental health services to children.

In addition to the readings, there will be live music, games and crafts for kids.

While you’re there, you can shop the many vendors, selling locally made wares such as gourmet dog treats, coffee, salsa, baked goods and, of course, vegetables.

North Hills is not the only family friendly farmers market in the Triangle.

• At the bustling Carrboro Farmer’s Market on the Town Commons, this Saturday is the annual kids’ seedling event. With the help of Kidzu Children’s Museum, kids will get to plant their own tomato seedling.

Activities start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until supplies run out.

The Durham Farmers Market in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park is also in full swing. It runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

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