Homeschool Day: Fantastic Foodies
Explore food traditions from around the globe during a children’s program from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Participants will also make a self-portrait inspired by Renaissance food artist Giuseppe Archimboldo. The program is for ages 8-14 and costs $8 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
Free yoga classes
Free yoga classes will be available at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga will be held from 6 to 6:50 p.m., followed by gentle mat yoga from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.
Fire safety for parents
A program for parents about home fire safety will be held at 10 a.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Area fire departments will present tips on how to prevent and survive fire emergencies. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.
Book discussion on ‘Caleb’s Crossing’
Librarians will discuss Geraldine Brooks’ novel “Caleb’s Crossing” at 10:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Fireworks in Wake Forest
Wake Forest’s 2013 Fourth of July Celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Drive, Wake Forest. Tickets cost $5 per person, and children ages 6 and younger get in free. The event will feature live entertainment, concessions and a parachute team. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.
July 4th at Marbles
Red, White, and Blue for YOU!, an Independence Day celebration, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will feature water relays, fireworks, sparkler hats and more. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.
Children’s parade at Wake Forest
Children can walk or bike in a parade from 10 to 11 a.m. along N. Main St., Wake Forest. The line-up will begin at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue at 10 a.m. Children can participate for free, but a helmet is required for bike riders. For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.
Arts and Games at Wake Forest
Arts and Games in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. The event will feature a watermelon seed spitting contest, sack races and a tug-of-war. For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.
Independence Day at Joel Lane
The Historic Independence Day Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joel Lane Museum House, 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. Re-enactors will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors can participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen or making rag dolls. For more information, visit www.joellane.org.
Independence Day on Fayetteville Street
The Works, an Independence Day celebration, will be held from noon to 11 p.m. along Fayetteville Street and at the Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. The event will feature live music, a beer and wine tent, street performers, rides, games, eating contests, art vendors and fireworks. The R-LINE bus, which serves downtown Raleigh and Glenwood South, will provide free rides to the event from noon to midnight. For more information on The Works, visit www.raleighconvention.com/works. For information on R-LINE, visit www.raleighnc.gov/transit.
Little Historians program
Little Historians: Yankee Doodle Dandy will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will learn about the American Revolution through a whimsical story set to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy. The cost is $4 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
Wii game night
Wii Game Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanderford Road Park, 2623 Sanderford Road, Raleigh. Children ages 5-14 can play the Wii gaming system with friends. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Music for ALS
WeeseFest 2013, a music festival, will be held at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre, 126 E. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. Performing are Lustre, Jack The Radio, Say Brother and the DeBonzo Brothers. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and proceeds will benefit The ALS Association. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lincolntheatre.com.
Explore the woods surrounding Yates Mill Pond with a naturalist during a program from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 per family. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
Explore all four levels of the mill during a guided tour from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Learn about milling history and machinery. The program is for ages 10 and older. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $6 for children ages 10-16. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
Motorcycle boot camp
A motorcycle boot camp will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh. Learn about motorcycles and participate in the Jumpstart Rider Experience. The event will also feature refreshments and giveaways. For more information, call 919-832-2261.
Program on lemurs
Chris Smith, education specialist at the Duke Lemur Center, will talk about lemurs during a program at 11 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The free program is for ages 8 and older. For more information, call 919-707-9800.
Mudcats at Marbles
Family Fit: Carolina Mudcats will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will feature baseball skills and drills, fitness challenges, and autograph signing with the Carolina Mudcats. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.
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