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Weekend Plans: Book sale, hockey, 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' summer reading event

Posted July 8, 2015

Duke Homestead State Historic Site. Credit: Duke Homestead State Historic Site

As always, check’s Out & About calendar and Go Ask Mom’s Summer Break Guide for more fun activities.

Here’s your weekend family fun!

The monthly Dollar Book Exchange is Friday through Sunday at 4001 Atlantic Ave. More than 100,000 used books will be available for $1. You can fill a bag of children's book from the rummage bins for $10. (Bags are provided.). I'll have more about the book sale on Friday.

The Carolina Hurricanes, which is hosting a Prospects Development Camp, has free practices this week and a special event Saturday with inflatables, games, autograph sessions and more at the PNC Arena.

Saturday is Tomato Day at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Starting at 8:30 a.m. until things run out, find tomato recipes, tomato dishes to sample, a raffle and kids activities provided by Kidzu Children’s Museum. It’s all free (but be sure to bring some money so you can bring home some juicy tomatoes). The market will share a yummy tomato recipe on Go Ask Mom on Friday. So stay tuned!

Duke Homestead celebrates North Carolina’s food history from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, with Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of North Carolina. The free event includes a barbecue cook-off and pie competition.

Waldo, the bespectacled children’s book character, is hiding in a couple of dozen locally owned businesses in Raleigh. Collect stamps and signatures in a special Waldo passport that you can pick up at Quail Ridge Books & Music and you can start your hunt. It runs through the end of July.

There are two opportunities to catch a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” on an outdoor screen this weekend. The N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will feature the PG-rated movie at 9 p.m., Friday. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Kids 6 and under are free. It’s at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Saturday. Gates open at 7 p.m. The movie starts once it gets dark. Tickets are $5. Kids under 12 are free. "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, rated PG-13, is planned for Friday at Booth. Our outdoor summer movies post lists more outdoor movies across the region.

The N.C. Museum of History will host a free drop-in program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Soaps, Salves and Sassafras features information about how plants have been used for medicine and hygiene. The informal program offers a chance to taste sassafras tea and take home recipes and tips.

The N.C. State Fairgrounds will host a rubber stamp and scrapbooking show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. The show features vendors and classes on rubber stamps, scrapbooking, paper crafts training and more. A two-day pass is $7 at the door or $6 in advance.

Durham County Library will host an event to celebrate the middle of its summer reading program. It’s from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. The Rally will feature performers, bands and a Dress-Your-Dog-as-a-Superhero Parade. Food trucks will also be on site throughout the event.

Eno River State Park will host nature story time at the Ford at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Piper Cox House Porch. Read “Rainbow Fish” and learn about the fish on the Eno. Bring water shoes. Designed for young children. Children must be with an adult.

Parkside Town Commons in Cary will host a family fun day Saturday. The event features bounce houses, face painting, characters, games, crafts, safety vehicles form the town of Cary and a free showing of “Despicable Me 2.” The day celebrates the opening of Frank Theatres CineBowl and Grille opening.


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