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Family Picks: Two chances coming up to get some ‘Slothlove’

For a midweek distraction, swing by Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill Wednesday night, where wildlife conservationist and photographer (and Durham native) Sam Trull brings her new book “Slothlove.”
For a midweek distraction, swing by Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill Wednesday night, where wildlife conservationist and photographer (and Durham native) Sam Trull brings her new book “Slothlove.”

My older daughter lost her first tooth this weekend and I was reminded that the tooth that grows in to replace it will remain through her adult life (well, unless she takes up hockey). These kids grow up so fast. And just like that, the weekend is upon us again. As always, let’s make it count.

▪ Two plays this weekend tackle the subject of bullying. “Pirate School! Follow Your Compass” plays Friday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, while “Snap Back: A Cautionary Tale!” plays at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Carrboro ArtsCenter. Tickets to the Wake Forest show are $7 and can be purchased at wakeforestnc.gov/tickets-events.aspx. The Carrboro show is free and the venue website is artscenterlive.org.

▪ The N.C. School of Science and Math’s free community dance concert is Saturday at 7 p.m. Come see Science and Math students in original ballet, modern, tap, jazz, swing and Indian dances, plus performances by Durham’s Encore Academy of Dance. Visit ncssm.edu/events/community-dance-concert.

▪ The Chatham Street Chowdown in Cary is Sunday, with food trucks and music throughout the day. Bring the family and run into a friend or two – or maybe make a new one – and find something good to eat between noon and 4:30 p.m. Visit goo.gl/CES7Zy for a list of trucks.

▪ For a midweek distraction, swing by Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill Wednesday night, where wildlife conservationist and photographer (and Durham native) Sam Trull brings her new book “Slothlove.” This book of tenderly taken images of cute sloths should appeal to middle-grade kids with a love of animals, and may even pique an interest in conservation or biology. This appearance, which is part of the N.C. Science Festival, starts at 7 p.m. Trull also speaks at the N.C. Museum of Sciences in Raleigh on Thursday at 7 p.m. Visit flyleafbooks.com, ncsciencefestival.org or naturalsciences.org for more info.

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