Catch a movie or a concert with the family this weekend, or get the kids excited about local produce. You can also check out a Neverland-themed anti-bullying event in Durham.
▪ Friday morning, the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex shows a free children’s movie. Bring blankets, snacks and kids. Doors open at 9:30 and the film starts at 10. Visit thehalle.org.
▪ The North Carolina Symphony’s Summerfest 2017 continues with Friday’s “Classics Under the Stars” and Saturday’s “A Space Spectacular” (which will feature costumed “Star Wars” characters and selections from “Star Trek,” too, if that’s your family’s space opera of choice). Both concerts start at 7:30 p.m. at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheater. Individual tickets range from $27 to $31, though kids 12 and under are admitted free to the lawn. Separate from Summerfest, the N.C. Symphony also performs a free 7:30 p.m. concert Tuesday in Chapel Hill, at Southern Village’s Village Green. Visit ncsymphony.org.
▪ The Produce Box brings fresh fruits and vegetables to Marbles Kids Museum Saturday for Marbles Fresh Fest. Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., kids can celebrate local produce and pollinators while learning from the people who plant, grow, prepare and deliver wholesome fruits and vegetables. Museum admission is $5. Visit marbleskidsmuseum.org/fresh-fest.
▪ Northgate Mall in Durham holds a Peter Pan-themed anti-bullying event Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include ring toss and a walk-the-plank pirate game, while the Exchange Family Center will teach kids about standing up to bullying and then send them home with crocodile puppets. Also at Northgate Saturday, the Makerlab teams up with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for an animal tracks and signs program from 1 to 2 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Visit northgatemall.com and exchangefamilycenter.org.
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