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Happy June! Hooray for summer! The first day of summer is on June 21st, and there are lots of fun things to do with your family and friends in the North Carolina Triangle. It's time for summer vacation, summer camps, Durham Bulls baseball games, and the 36th Annual Festival for the Eno River (July 4th & 5th, 2015). (You won't want to miss the Festival for the Eno, so be sure to mark it on your calendar now.) Summer also is a perfect time to explore the North Carolina Zoo's new "Dino World" giant animatronic dinosaur exhibit, along with fun events throughout the summer. Experience something “Nu” at the North Carolina Zoo: connect with nature while listening to the sweet sounds of Bluegrass’ fastest rising act, Nu-Blu. To order tickets, visit the zoo’s website www.nczoo.org and click on tickets or events. Early summer is a great time to get outside and play! Get out some jump ropes and practice jump roping, and challenge your friends to a jump roping "championship." See who can jump the most times without skipping a beat. On page 7, read about the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship and the two co-champions eighth graders, Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam. Challenge your family to an informal spelling bee, and increase your vocabulary by learning the favorite words of the 2015 National Spelling Bee contestants: flibbertigibbet, onomatopoeia, schadenfreude, syzygy, tchotchke and triskaidekaphobia (page 7). Have fun at the Durham Public Library's Summer Reading Kick-off at Northgate Mall on Saturday, June 13th. Get "unplugged" and read all summer long! This month we'll meet the Conservators Center's newest species and newest resident: Sullivan Coyote! The Conservators Center is located near Burlington, NC; go for a tour this Summer and meet all of the animals you have been reading each month in ChillKids magazine! Have a joyful June!
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Looking for Heartbeats
By Katie McKissick, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Just before noon on April 25, 2015, the ground in Nepal started to move. For about 30 seconds, people felt the ground shaking beneath them. It doesn’t sound like a very long time, but it doesn’t take long for an earthquake to cause damage. The ground shook so much and so hard that houses cracked, buildings flattened, and thousands of people were hurt or killed. After the earthquake, cities and villages were ruined. Where there used to be buildings, there was now only broken pieces. People were trapped under collapsed houses. To save people, you have to dig them out. But first, you have to know where they are. How can you find someone buried under rubble? You can’t yell their name because they won’t be able to hear you. If they yell for help, you can’t hear them either. What you can do is listen for their heartbeats. You might be thinking, “Heartbeats are very quiet. You can’t just hear them!” That’s normally true. You can’t hear them with your ears, but you can find them with a special machine.
FINDER joined a contingent of international rescuers from China, the Netherlands, Belgium and members of the Nepali Army in northern Nepal. This photo was taken on April 29th, in Kathmandu. Credit: David Lewis, R4 Inc.
This new machine is called FINDER. That stands for “Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response.” It uses radar to look for people under bricks, mud, and pieces of buildings. It was built by scientists and engineers from NASA and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
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FINDER is the size of a suitcase. It weighs about as much as a two gallons of water. When rescue workers need to find someone, they turn it on, and the machine searches for heartbeats. It can sense a heartbeat even if the person is buried under 30 feet of broken concrete. When the earthquake hit Nepal, the people who built FINDER knew it would be very helpful. They brought two of the machines to Nepal right away. On April 29, they found four men trapped under collapsed buildings. FINDER saved their lives. NASA can also use radar to find birds in the sky! http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/birds
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Ocean Fun Fact! The ocean is as deep in some places as Mt. Everest is tall â€“ 29,000 feet. Yet most ocean animals live in the top 600 feet nearest the surface. Whatâ€™s Missing? Circle 8 things that are different in the ocean scene on the right.
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The Seven Continents
The 7 Continents: There are seven continents (very large landmasses) on Earth, each with unique characteristics, but all featuring both ancient, geologically stable regions, as well as younger geologically active areas, including the great mountain ranges. Most continents also have large, flat areas known as plains or "plateaus." With the exception of Antarctica, each of the continents is wider at the north than at the south (a wedge shape). The seven continents are:, in order of geographical size, from largest to smallest: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica Europe, and Australia. Some geographers list only six continents, combining Europe and Asia (as one landmass) into "Eurasia." In some other parts of the world, students are taught that there are only five continents: Eurasia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica, and the Americas (combining North America and South America).
Islands located near a continent are generally considered to be part of that continent geographically. For example, Greenland is politically part of Europe, but geographically Greenland is grouped in North America, as are the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the western North Atlantic Ocean.
There are some islands and island groups, however, that are not considered part of any continent geographically, for example, New Zealand, Hawaii, and French Polynesia. Oceania is the collective name for the lands of the Pacific Ocean, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia, which are not part of any continent. But Oceania itself is not a continent.
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2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam declared co-champions
Vanya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old (8thgrade) speller from Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, a 14-year-old (8th-grade) speller from Chesterfield, Missouri, were declared co-champions of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee held in May 2015. This year’s event made history in two ways: It was the second year in row two spellers won (co-champions), and one speller, Vanya Shivashankar, is the sibling of a past champion. The declaration of cochampions came after round 20, when Shivashankar correctly spelled “scherenschnitte,” which is defined as “the art of cutting paper into decorative designs.” Shivashankar’s sister, Kavya, is the 2009 Bee champion. Gokul Venkatachalam responded by correctly spelling the word "nunatak,” which is defined as “a hill or mountain completely surrounded by glacial ice.” This is the second consecutive time since 1962 – and the fifth time overall – that cochampions have been declared at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The National Spelling Bee has a new app called Buzzworthy which (similar to fantasy sports) allows people to follow a group of spellers and earn points when they advance in the competition. Users can also earn points for correctly predicting words that come up during the bee.
"Vanya and Gokul are seasoned pros, who each returned to the Bee competition this year with confidence and even greater command of some very difficult words,” said Rich Boehne, chairman, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company. “It is a privilege to see them and the other 281 spellers throw themselves into the rigor and discipline it takes to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Scripps is proud to be the longtime steward of this esteemed educational event, which is a national treasure.” Both Shivashankar and Venkatachalam are great examples of success through persistence! If at first you don't succeed, try again, and then keep trying until you succeed. Shivashankar previously competed in the Spelling Bee in 2010, 2012 (tied for 10th place), 2013 (tied for 5th place) and 2014 (tied for 13th place). Venkatachalam had participated in the Bee in 2012 (tied for 10th place), 2013 (tied for 19th place) and 2014 (3rd place).
The spelling competition began (in May 2015) with 283 competitors, who qualified to compete in the Bee by winning locally sponsored bees. With more than 11 million spellers starting at the local level, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation's largest and longest-running educational program. Roundby-round results are available at spellingbee.com. Nine-year-old Cameron Keith of Longmont, Colorado was the youngest speller in the 2015 competition. Most of the spellers are ages 12-14. Speller #179, Allison Brower of Huntersville, North Carolina is known for her enunciation and would like to one day be the official pronouncer of the bee. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation's largest and longestrunning educational program. The National Spelling Bee started in 1925 with nine contestants.
2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-Champiuons Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam. Co-Champions: It happened in the critically-acclaimed movie, Akeelah and the Bee. In real life, though, there have been only five instances of co-champions—1950, 1957, 1962, 2014 and 2015. Photo Credit: Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all of their lives.
Founded in 1878, Scripps holds to the longtime motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way." This summer get out your dictionary and hold your own spelling bee with your family and friends!
The 2015 spellers' favorite words include: fliberrtigibbet: a frivolous, flighty, chatty (excessively talkative) person. onomatopoeia: the formation of a word, (such as oink, cuckoo, meow, honk, sizzle or boom), by imitation of a sound made by or associated with what is named. schadenfreude: A German word that means "a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people."
syzygy: the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in a gravitational system. tchotchke: a small object or trinket that is decorative rather than strictly functional. triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13.
2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee PRIZES The co-champions each receive: a $30,000 cash prize and the Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy; a $5,000 cash prize from Words with Friends; a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and a complete reference library from Merriam-Webster; and a $1,100 set of reference works from Encyclopædia
Britannica, including the Britannica Global Edition, 1768 Encyclopædia Britannica Replica Set Deluxe Edition, and a threeyear membership to Britannica Online Premium. In addition, Microsoft presented all 283 spellers with a Microsoft Surface 3.
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Summer Reading 2015: Have Fun Reading All Summer Long! Summer is the perfect time for relaxing and reading lots of great books! Visit your local library for fun summer reading programs, activities, and events that will help you keep reading and discovering new books all summer long.
In the summer months, pick up your copy of ChillKids magazine at your local library, and other locations where families gather. Visit www.chillkids.com for locations, and for fun family activities year-round.
On Saturday, June 13th, kick off Summer Reading 2015 with the Durham County Library at Northgate Mall with performers, music, games, face painting and much more. Itâ€™s free and open to everyone! For a complete list of performers and activities, visit http://durhamcountylibrary.org/ summerreading/performers/.
Parents and Teachers: How do you turn any child into a reader? University of Virginia psychology professor and best-selling author Daniel Willingham's recently published book, Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do, takes a look at the research into how the brain learns and combines it with recommendations for parents and teachers to help foster a love of reading in children. His recommendations include many ideas to help foster a love of reading in children, through activities at home, keeping interesting books and magazines conveniently available in places where kids might otherwise be bored, as well as encouraging outings to museums.
Unplug & Read a Book! According to the American Academy of Pediatrics' report, Children, Adolescents and the Media,"Excessive media use has been associated with obesity, lack of sleep, school problems, aggression and other behavior issues. A recent study shows that the average 8- 10-year-old spends nearly 8 hours a day with different media." The Academy urges parents to limit their children's entertainment screen time to less than one or two hours per day, and to offer educational media and nonelectronic formats such as books, newspapers and board games.
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ANIMAL KINGDOM This month, join ChillKids in welcoming the Conservators Center's newest resident and species: the coyote! In April, a few kind individuals walking in the North Carolina woods found a very young male puppy. Thinking he was a regular dog abandoned by his mother—and not wanting him to starve out there all alone—they took the dog home with them. However, a veterinarian soon told them that it wasn’t a domestic dog at all… it was a coyote! Uh oh! At that point, it was too late to put the little guy back into the wild with his family, so he needed a safe place to live. Luckily, the Conservators Center has decades of collective experience raising wild canine species. The sweet boy was named Sullivan, or Sulli. He loves his new home! The Latin name of the coyote, Canis latrans, means “barking dog.” Because they are such tough, adaptable animals, they can survive in a variety of different habitats, and thus have a wide geographic range. You can find coyotes from the arctic slopes of Alaska,
The Conservators Center Welcomes its Newest Resident and Species through Canada and the United States, and as far down as Costa Rica. Wow! Now that’s some serious real estate. Can you name five different types of habitats (like grasslands and tundra) in that range? Coyotes live in small family groups that focus on nurturing and protecting the mother. These canids are excellent parents; when the mom goes into the den to have her puppies, the male brings food and leaves it outside for her so she can have her privacy. Then, once the babies are born, the father will assist the mother in raising the pups. Legends that claim coyotes are clever and resourceful are very true! These animals are accomplished hunters who prefer smaller animals— like rabbits, foxes, opossums, and raccoons—but will occasionally take down prey as large as deer or young livestock. Not only that, but when food is scarce, they can survive on mice, insects, and even certain plants. If all else fails, they will also scavenge the food left over from other animals. Many people confuse coyotes and wolves, but coyotes are much smaller, and usually only weigh up to 40lbs. They also have bigger ears and more pointed snouts. Though wolves dominate coyotes in the field of body language, coyotes are capable of a much larger vocal vocabulary. They are excellent at communicating through a variety of yips, howls, songs, and yelps, and as such are sometimes referred to as “the most vocal of North American wild mammals.” Sulli currently lives in a protected indoor space of the Conservators Center, accompanied by his best human friends and caretakers.
Sulli is always excited to meet new friends at the Conservators Center. Photo credit: Tyalor Hattori.
It's important that Sulli be allowed to act like a coyote, which includes gnawing. Images (above & left) Kim Pyne.
He is an energetic, rambunctious boy, who is quickly growing up to be an amazing representative of his sometimes-misunderstood species. Sullivan will soon be placed in his own habitat outdoors where you can visit him on a guided tour! Visit www.ConservatorsCenter. org for more information on coyotes and the Conservators Center. - By Kasey Thornton
Sulli Coyote (left) and Sulli when he first came to the Conservators Center (Inset, left) by Taylor Hattori Images.
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Take me out to the ball game!
The Durham Bulls: A Triangle Tradition for more than 100 Years
Based in Durham, North Carolina, the Durham Bulls are a Triple-A minor league baseball team well-loved in the North Carolina Triangle and around the world. The Durham Bulls' home is the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) (built in 1995), a beautiful, classic baseball stadium offering great food during home games, fun activities for kids, a gift shop, and even summer camps where local kids can feel what it's like to play on the Durham Bulls' field at DBAP. The Durham Bulls have lots of fun events and activities and themed events at home games throughout the season. Some home games at DBAP include spectacular fireworks at the end of the game. The DBAP stadium features a large wooden sign in the likeness of a snorting Bull that lights up and snorts steam from his nose. Whenever a Bulls player hits a home run the bull’s eyes light up, its tail moves up and down and it snorts steam out of its nose.
On July 17, 1992, the Bulls unveiled their new mascot, Wool E. Bull. The new Durham Bulls Athletic Park was built in 1995. In 2009, the Durham Bulls won their first Triple-A National Championship. Major Leagues Connections The Durham Bulls became the ClassAAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays in 1998. One of the most notable baseball player to play for the Durham Bulls is Joe Morgan, a Hall of Famer. Morgan is the only Durham Bull to have his number (number 18) retired by the team. Some of the other Durham Bulls players who are currently or were once in the major leagues include (among many others): Jorge Cantú, Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, Andrew Jones, Chipper Jones, Julio Franco, Kevin Millwood, and Jim Morris.
Meet Wool E. Bull
The Durham Bulls play a major role in the community with programs such as the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League, Explorer Post 50, Habitat for Humanity Cycling and many others. The Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League provides free recreational baseball to kids (boys and girls, ages 6 15) in North East Central Durham. The Durham Bulls are known around the world, thanks to several popular movies with stories about Durham Bulls players, including "Bull Durham" (a movie for grown-ups that helped make the Durham Bulls the most recognized name in minor league baseball). For kids and families, the 2002 Walt Disney Pictures movie "The Rookie" (starring Dennis Quaid) includes the Durham Bulls as part of the story, based on the true story of major league baseball pitcher Jimmy Morris, who played for the Durham Bulls in 1999. History of the Durham Bulls Originally called the Durham Tobacconists, the first Durham professional baseball franchise was established in 1902 by W.G. Bramham. (Bramham also was President of Minor League Baseball from 1932–1946.) Before 1999, Minor League Baseball was called the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL). The original Durham Tobacconists league was disbanded by July 1902, but it paved the way for the formation of the Durham Bulls in December 1912. The Durham Bulls played its first game as the Bulls at Hanes Field on the Trinity College Campus (now Duke East Campus) in April of 1913. In July 1926, the Bulls made their new home in downtown Durham, at El Toro Park. Judge Landis stole the show at the Bull's first home game at El Toro Park on July 26, 1926 by hopping on the Bulls' mascot, a real bull, and riding it on the field! The original El Toro Park changed its name to become the Durham Athletic Park. The stands burned down in 1939, but the Durham Athletic Park was rebuilt a month later, in July 2, 1939. In 1968, the Bulls merged with the Raleigh club and formed the RaleighDurham Mets, an affiliate of the New York Mets. They played half of their home games in the Durham Athletic Park and half in Raleigh. On June 22, 1968, the Bulls were broadcast on television for the first time.
Wool E. Bull with Mini Wool E's. Photo courtesy Durham Bulls.
Ever since the Durham Bull's mascot, Wool E. Bull, was born (on July 17, 1992), he always greets his team and his community with a big friendly smile on his face, making more than 300 appearances in the community every year. (The "E" in his middle name stands for "Education.") Over the years, Wool E. Bull has become a staple of the Durham Bulls operation, and his antics and dancing are known throughout the North Carolina Triangle. People from all over the world come to see the Durham Bulls play baseball at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC, and they love to watch Wool E. dance, shoot t-shirts out of his Bright Leaf Hot Dog Launcher and throw softy baseballs to the crowd while he drives around in his Go Kart. Wool E. Bull can be found at every Durham Bulls home game, cheering on the dugouts, signing autographs in the Ballpark Corner Store, racing kids around the bases, dancing on the field and visiting with fans of all ages on the concourse. Wool E. Bull lives at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but he likes to play all over the Triangle. Although Wool E. keeps a very busy schedule during the baseball season, he loves getting out in the community to see all of his fans. He visits schools, daycare centers, YMCAs, civic groups, and festivals. For information about the Durham Bulls' game schedule, events, and summer camps, visit the Durham Bulls' website at http://www.milb.com/ index.jsp?sid=t234.
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By Jan Buckner Walker
The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults
The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups!
1. A cuddly creature from Australia you might see peeking out of his mom's pouch 3. Do you want to make a deal with a doggie? Ask a welltrained pup to "shake" and he will put his ___ in your hand 6. The monkey who joins Dora the Explorer on many of her adventures (or a pair of toasty warm mukluks) 7. Feather-free, for now: This barnyard bird is soft and yellow on the day it hatches 9. He's the animal at the zoo you might find munching on bamboo 10. A cutie in booties 11. Tickle time: ____ is the famous Muppet that made millions of kids giggle along with him 12. What each of your parents might have said about you on the day you were born (which they'll mean for the
13. 18. 19. 21. 22.
rest of their lives): "You're the apple of my ____" Smile!: These are faces that you can select for a text which will show someone just how you feel Cute as a button: According to the famous holiday song, Frosty the Snowman had a button ____ Vanity Smurf wore a hat with a _____ that looked like it was always in bloom Here's a "little" synonym: This word, which means "small," often comes before "weeny" A good name for a fuzzy bear who sits there on your bed (He's got fuzzy arms and fuzzy legs -- and a fuzzy little head)
2. Ever-so-cute synonym 3. Hundred Acre challenge: Most famous of the friends
who set out on a search to replace his pal Eeyore's lost tail 4. Precious little facial features that sometimes appear with a smile 5. Power nap: Pikachu is the _______ who appears to become electrically charged while he sleeps 6. Tuffet-sitter's ruffled topper 7. First 10A announcement 8. Penguin's secret to walking on water 14. Minnie, with a bow on top 15. Fashion-forward girl's best friend: One of two by Jimmy Choo 16. Cabbage Patch cuties of the '80s 17. They have piggies a little kid can count on 19. Not a peep: Mama birds become empty nesters when their young'uns finally learn to do it 20. Like a child's cheeks, flushed with joy
Find puzzle answers on page 2.
Cutest Crossword Ever
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KID’S MEALS… more than just yummy!
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Emerson Waldorf Summer Camp (Ages 4-18)
Active, healthy summer days filled with music, drama, fort-building, woodwork, crafts, art, nature exploration, creativity, and imagination on our 54 acres of fields and farm. www.emersonwaldor f.org • 919 967 1858
• 12 choices! • Free of: Artificial Trans Fat Processed MSG High Fructose Corn Syrup Artificial Colors & Dyes • Many less than $ .00! • KID’S MEALS INCLUDE choice of Organic Apple Juice or Organic Milk
And so much more... 5408 New Hope Commons Dr. 919-493-3350
Fun stuff with JD Kids! http://www.jasonsdeli.com/JDKids
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CFL Charlie’s Summer Search
Hey kids! CFL Charlie here. Looking to stay cool over the summer? Here are some tips on how to do that while saving energy. 1) Turn your thermostat up a few degrees -- it can save you a lot of money! If you're still hot, turn on a ceiling fan or have a popsicle. 2) Make sure to turn off things like your TV and shut down your computer -- those make a lot of heat if you leave them on. 3) Finally, make sure to replace your regular light bulbs with CFL or LED light bulbs these save energy and aren't as hot.
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P O P S I C L E L K E T A Visit Piedmont Electric's KidZone website for fun games and energy saving tips!
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JUNE 2015 Flick Picks Inside Out
(In Theaters: June 19, 2015) Disney Pixar's Inside Out is a smart, funny, fast-paced adventure built inside the mind of an eleven-year-old girl, Riley, and starring her emotions as main characters. Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockeyloving Midwestern girl whose life is turned upside down when her father starts a new job in San Francisco and her family must move there. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. Audiences and critics at the recent Cannes film festival in France were exuberant in their praise of Inside Out, with critics predicting it could be an Oscar winner in numerous categories. Directed by Pete Docter, the director of the Oscar-award winning movie Up and Monsters, Inc. Rated PG. 1 hr. 34 min. (Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Productions.)
The Wish Heard Around the World
(In Theaters: June 26, 2015)
Batkid Begins is a documentary about the day in 2013 that San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham city to help a young cancer survivor's Make-AWish dream come true. The whole city -- along with tens of thousands of people who came just for the event -- pulled together to help Miles Scott rescue a damsel in distress, fight villains, and much more. Underlying the action are themes related to the positive power of social media. While the documentary includes some discussion of Miles' illness (leukemia) and treatment, which could worry some sensitive kids, as well as a few tense scenes that were staged for Batkid's big day, overall the film offers a heartwarming story for viewers of all ages. Editor's Note: Read the article about Batkid Miles Scott in the July 2014 issue of ChillKids magazine online at www.chillkids.com/ news. Rated PG for some mild thematic action. 1 hr. 27 min. (Warner Bros. Pictures.)
The Mardi Gras Bowling Center
After 5 pm, every Tuesday: 1 free kids meal per adult entree of $7.99 or more. Also, if you bring in a current perfect report card, you get a free kids meal on any day! *Perfect report card offer only valid once per quarter, per child, not valid with any other offer.
On bowling when you book your Child’s Birthday Party The Mardi Gras Bowling Center Falconbridge Shoppping Center 6118-A Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (919) 489-1230 www.MardiGrasBowling.com
310 W. Franklin St. • Chapel Hill • 919-929-1941
Expires December 31, 2015
Does not apply to food & beverage
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Festival Eno FOR THE
July 4 & 5, 2015 • 10am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday West Point on the Eno • Durham City Park FEATURING:
Mandolin Orange, the Duhks, River Whyless, Orquesta Gardel, African American Dance Ensemble, Gospel Jubilators, Lila, 6 String Drag, Paleface, South Carolina Broadcasters AND MANY MORE… More than 6O performers on four stages plus Beer Garden & Food Trucks, Craft Artists, Chickens, Bees, Kids Activities, & Hands-On/Feet-Wet Demos including the High Strung Instrument Petting Zoo, dance workshops and much, much more.
Advance tickets available online and in stores thru 6/27:
$17 single day • $30 two-day pass At the gate: $23 per day • $35 two-day pass
Teens Tickets (age 13–17) just $11 Single-day tickets good for either day
Kids 12 & under FREE!
Presented by the Eno River Association with major support from:
Proceeds are used to protect the water and lands of the Eno River basin.