As I wrote last week, Durham Public Schools' Countdown to Kindergarten is Thursday at the Museum of Life and Science.
The event is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Durham museum at 433 W. Murray Ave.
The free event is designed for rising Durham Public Schools' kindergarten students and their families.
They can come out to tour the museum's exhibits; meet characters from Letterland, a program used to teach reading; sign up for a library card; and learn more about required immunizations, school lunches, the kindergarten curriculum and before and after school programs. Kids also can take a quick school bus ride.
In Wake County, Marbles Kids Museum will host its Kickoff to Kindergarten from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 19.