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Weekend Plans: Consignment sale, modern dance, Hoop-a-Thon, Christmas in July, more

Posted July 19

Courtesy: Durham Bulls

Happy weekend! As always, check’s Out & About calendar for more weekend activities. And our list of 41 summer fun activities include lots of ideas to keep you busy.

Here’s some family-friendly weekend fun …

The giant Kids Exchange consignment sale opens up this season’s fall/winter consignment sales. It’s open to the public Friday through Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. On Sunday, many items are half off.

The American Dance Festival presents its final kids performance of the season. The Mark Morris Dance Group will perform at 1 p.m., Saturday. The one-hour show starts at 1 p.m. at the Durham Performing Arts Center and is followed by a free party in the lobby with live music, face painting, snacks and other activities. Tickets are $16.

In west Raleigh, Prairie Ridge Ecostation will mark National Moth Week with a celebration from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday. Take part in a brief orientation in the outdoor classroom, then head out to the black lights and baits to see what’s out and about throughout the night. Bring a flashlight, a camera (if you have one), and your moth questions. All ages, children under 16 must be with adult. Registration is not required.

Join Duke Basketball Special Assistant Nolan Smith, along with his friends, including current and former NCAA and NBA players, to raise money for a new Teen Cancer America treatment facility. The Hoop-a-Thon takes place 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Emily K Center in Durham. Participants will compete to see who can score the most points and raise money for Teen Cancer America, which is designed to bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care.

The Durham Bulls are at home with games through Sunday. And the N.C. Football Club, the professional men’s soccer team in Cary, has a game at 7:30 p.m., Saturday.

Baby + Co. is hosting a Summer Sidewalk Swap from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Cary birthing center. You can bring in items through Thursday to swap or simply pay $5 per bag for items you pick up at the sale on Saturday.

Friday through Monday, the public can watch two artists create a new mural at North Hills in Raleigh. And, on Sunday morning, kids ages 10 and up can sign up to help them. Registration is required, but it's free to participate.

Raleigh Little Theatre’s summer programs for teens will culminate in “The Tempest,” a 90-minute musical based on the Shakespeare play. The show opens Friday and runs through July 30. Tickets are $12. This is best for middle schoolers and up.

Check in with Santa during Apex Farmers’ Market’s Christmas in July. It’s 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, at the market, 220 N. Salem St., in downtown Apex. Santa, decked out for the summer, will be there for pictures. You can also play on some Christmas inflatables, take home some local food items and listen to live music. There also will be crafts for kids.

Seed Art Share offers Night at the City of Raleigh Museum with shows at 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $10 for all ages. It’s best for ages 6 and up. Here’s a description: “Sir Walter Raleigh is teaming up with Sammy the Squirrel – the City of Raleigh Museum mascot – to uncover local legends of buried treasure, stolen artifacts, and political shenanigans. The 90-minute experience includes a scavenger hunt in the museum, craft, and interactive performance.

Booth Amphitheatre hosts Grease Sing A Long at 8 p.m., Saturday, in Cary. (Gates open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of. They are $7 in advance and $10 day of for kids ages 5 to 12. You'll watch the classic movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and sing along to all of the hits.

From noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh will offer a History of the Harvest event with a special focus on corn. You can take a tour of the museum’s outdoor garden, take home some corn recipes and watch a mother-daughter team at work shaping cornhusks into dolls. It’s free.

The Sportscard, Memorobilia and Comic-Con Three-Day Show is Friday through Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5 and $7 for a weekend pass. It’s free for kids 15 and under.


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