A little reminder if you're looking for something to do inside during this hot month: The N.C. Museum of History has weekly storytimes.
This month, they are 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays - Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. They are designed for kids ages 3 and up with their adult.
Just meet a staff member at the downtown Raleigh museum's information desk and follow them into one of the musuem galleries. You'll look around and listen to a history-related story. Topics change each week.