Another weekend is upon us. There are fun things to do outside – outdoor movies and lake visits await – and inside, too. We’ve gathered a few picks out of the many worthy things to do this weekend.
▪ Last Friday, Safe Kids Wake County, an organization dedicated to child safety, had to cancel their life jacket giveaway at Falls Lake – demand had been high at a previous giveaway, and they’d run out. This Friday they plan on giving out child-sized life jackets at Poplar Point and Vista Point Campground at Jordan Lake. Every Friday through August 28 they’ll do the same at a different lake: July 24 the giveaway will be at Sandling Beach, Falls Lake; July 31 at Seaforth, Jordan Lake; August 7 at Holly Point and Beaverdam, Falls Lake; August 21 at Parkers Creek, Jordan Lake, and August 28 at Beaverdam, Falls Lake. Play it safe and get one - particularly if your family plans on spending any time in the water. Call 919-350-8364 before heading out.
▪ Has your kid ever seen a 3D printer? Have you? Saturday at Northgate Mall’s Discovery Nook, your child can design a superhero logo and then print it with a 3D printer, courtesy of Durham County Public Library’s MakerDay. This is free and runs 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Info at northgatemall.com or nando.com/1i-.
▪ There’s a free outdoor screening of the 2006 live action version of “Charlotte’s Web” Sunday at Raleigh Little Theatre. Raleigh Brewing will be there to sell beer to the grownups (Second Chance Pet Adoptions also there). The film starts at 8:30 p.m., so it’s a little late for small kids, but older kids might enjoy staying out. Visit raleighlittletheatre.org.
▪ Come for the crowded brunch, stay for the sidewalk chalk and bounce castles: Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh will be closed between Wilmington and Fayetteville Street for the Raleigh Times Kids Carnival. More info at raleightimesbar.com/events.
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