Happy weekend! We’re taking a little break this week at Go Ask Mom, but still have some ideas to keep the kids busy. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar and our list of 100 things to do this summer.
American Dance Festival’s first children’s matinee is 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The one-hour show is followed by a free party in the lobby. On Saturday, the Stephen Petronio Company will perform.
Millstone Creek Orchards hosts a Very Berry Celebration on Saturday and Sunday at the farm in Ramseur. There’s berry picking, hay rides, a pie eating contest and more.
Oak City Futbol Club, a new, semi-professional women’s soccer team in Raleigh, will have its second game of the season on Saturday.
JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh will mark its 40th birthday with cake, ice cream, outdoor games, and fun for families. Bring a picnic from home for the Fun in the Sun Picnic and spread out in the garden. The cost is $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event. It's 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday.
We have a couple of family-friendly outdoor movies: Durham’s Movies in the Park will screen “Epic,” from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, at Durham Central Park. Joyner Park in Wake Forest will screen a family movie around 8:30 p.m., Saturday. Both are free.
Finally, the N.C. Symphony’s Summerfest series has a couple of concerts this weekend that will draw families. Tickets for kids 12 and under are free on the lawn at Booth Amphitheater in Cary. At 7:30 p.m., Friday, there’s Broadway at the Booth, featuring all kinds of Broadway hits. At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, there’s the music of David Bowie.
In Durham, Duke Homestead hosts Mythbusting Day on Saturday. They'll tackle persistent myths about “way back when. There also will be a special tour between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Become an expert on what’s not true about historic houses. Free.
And, International Sun-Day is 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. The annual event held near the summer solstice allows visitors to (safely!) observe and learn more about the Sun. There will be presentations and solar observing through telescopes. It's free!