The Challenge @ Orange County Public Library
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm

Join us this summer for a 5-week series of programs that will test your creativity, your problem solving skills, your physical fitness, your cooking techniques, and more. Rising 4th-6th graders.

Carolina RailHawks vs. West Ham United F.C. @ WakeMed Soccer Park
Jul 12 all-day

The Carolina RailHawks will play host to 3-time FA Cup Champion West Ham United F.C. in a marquee exhibition game. In addition to witnessing North Carolina’s best professional soccer team play, fans can expect to enjoy the competition of an international club who has been contending at a top level of English soccer since 1900. This fixture pitting a Triangle soccer team against an English Premier League side will be a historical first and cannot be missed by fans. Tickets are anticipated to sell quickly, so make sure to get yours before they sell out! For information on how to purchase tickets, please visit or call the box office at (919)-459-8144.

American Dance Festival: Hip Hop with Ronald West @ Kidzu Children' Museum
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am

Come enjoy this upbeat hip-hop workshop where you will learn basic foot patterns, isolations, and phrase work that will get your heart pumping and body grooving. Free on the University Place Center Stage!

Junior Gardeners @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Jul 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Buzz on over to Kidzu’s new pollinator garden on Thursday mornings! We will get our hands dirty as we play, explore, and care for our garden and discover the plants and critters that live there. Children, caregivers, and community members are invited to come help us maintain our beautiful new outdoor space during this free program.

Active Bodies Active Minds @ Chapel Hill Public Library
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm

A healthy mind starts with a healthy body. Come to Chapel Hill Public Library for Zumba with the Zeiglers get their mind and bodies in alignment. For ages 6-12. Advance registration is required.

Ashton Woods Design Studio Opens Doors to Public For Fun and Frozen Treats @ Ashton Woods Design Studio
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ashton Woods, an award winning, private homebuilder, is excited to host tours of its state-of-the-art design studio on July 14th from 5-7:30pm. The studio features thousands of ways to personalize your new home with the assistance of our talented design professionals. Come check out the latest in home designs and grab a token, good for a free Italian Ice from Sweetwater Ice, parked right outside, on your way out! Explore the possibilities for personalization with Ashton Woods and enjoy a frozen treat on us!

Summer Nights @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The summer just got a whole lot better! From June 16th to September 1st, we’ll host Summer Nights at Kidzu on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. The museum will be open for exhibit play and our Makery will be open for hands-on experimentation with real tools, electronics, and recyclables.

***Please Note: annual memberships are not valid during these evenings. Admission is $7.50 for adults and children 12 months and older. Punch passes, coupons, and Summer Memberships are eligible!!

An Evening With: Dexter Romweber @ The Station
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

a creepy doll collection of surf, proto-rockabilly, garage, dark and vengeful blues, and nobody, but nobody, plays it like Dex.

Movies on the Plaza: Dirty Dancing @ Northgate Mall
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
Grab your summer dance partner and have the time of your life as Northgate’s Movies on the Plaza presents Dirty Dancing.
Venue opens at 7:30pm, movie begins at dusk (about 8:45pm).
Bring a blanket or chairs (none will be provided).
No pets allowed

Popcorn and soda concessions will be available for purchase from our Movies on the Plaza partners at Stadium 10 Theaters.

Storytime @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu! Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far-off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytimes promote literacy and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers!

Dennis Cash at Johnny’s @ Johnny's Gone Fishing
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

North Carolina Bluegrass, Gospel, Folk and Old Time music song man, Cash is a native of Lynchburg, VA. In his early twenties, Dennis took his first paying job as a musician as lead guitar player for a local country band. His musical endeavors crossed many genres, but he kept returning to the music he grew up with. In August 2014, Cash was inducted into America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.

Secret Show at The Station @ The Station
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

Historic Carrboro music venue, The Station, is excited to reveal the artist performing for its 2nd installment of their Secret Show Series on Friday, July 15th: DIALI CISSOKHO & KAIRA BA! Come out to experience their infectious sound, reminiscent of West African dance bands full of energetic melody, adventurous improvisation, fiery solos and polyrhythmic frameworks. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see the band in an uncharacteristically intimate setting.

Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8:30pm–but the bar will be open long after.

Head to for more info.

How Does Your Garden Grow? @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Jul 16 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Come find out what all the buzz is about at Kidzu’s new pollinator garden! We invite you to join us on Saturday mornings for our family outdoor learning program where we will play and explore in outdoor discovery centers set up right in the garden. Older children will also have the opportunity to design and conduct mini-research projects based on their own interests. Let’s learn together about our local pollinating pals and some of their favorite plants!

Simone Finally at Johnny’s @ Johnny's Gone Fishing
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Simone Finally is a singer-songwriter based in Washington DC. Her music is lyrically-driven, and explores the relationship between foot-stomping, harmonica wailing and melodic guitar tunes. Simone is interested in music as a means to foster human connection and plays simple tunes, which are meant to stimulate conversations in and around her audience.

Walk With A Doc @ UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am

Join Amanda Nelson, MD, and other providers, staff, and researchers from UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Rheumatology Clinic on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. rain (indoor track) or shine (walking trails) for an energizing one mile walk at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.

Walking can…
-Keep your joints healthy
-Help you manage your weight
-Improve your mood
-Lower your blood pressure
-Strengthen your heart

This local chapter of the national Walk With A Doc program is brought to you by the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.

We hope to see you there!