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ChillKids

August 2016

Fun Family Educational Resource of Chapel Hill • Carrboro • Durham • Hillsborough • NC Triangle

August Family Fun in the North Carolina Triangle

Under Sea Treasures! at the North Carolina Aquariums

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Educational fun for the whole family! ChillKids is your LOCAL award-winning educational family resource magazine for parents, grandparents, children, and educators K-5th grade in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough/Orange County, Durham and the NC Triangle.

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811 Double Puzzle Solution (page 13): Pirate, Treasure, Underground, Utilities; Call 811 before you dig!

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Welcome August!

August in the North Carolina Triangle is a great time for Durham Bulls baseball games, a weekend trip to one of the North Carolina Aquariums, and lots of fun activities at your local library. Find some great books at the library and stay cool inside on hot August days. Visit www.chillkids.com for more ideas for fun family outings year-round. Did you know North Carolina has four aquariums? They are all located within driving distance of the North Carolina Triangle. At the aquariums you can see all kinds of amazing sea life, including sea horses, sharks, jelly fish, horseshoe crabs, starfish, puffer fish, and lots more! Read about the North Carolina Aquariums on page 5 - 6. August also is a time for giant puppets: the 17th Annual Paperhand Puppet giant puppet extravaganza takes place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays August 5 - September 5 at the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill, and there will also be shows at the North Carolina Museum of Art and Carolina Theatre in September. Visit www.paperhand.org for dates, times and ticket information. The Kids Across, Parents Down crossword puzzle on page 12 celebrates the 2016 Summer Olympics which will take place in Rio de Janeiro from August 5th - 21st. August brings the Perseid meteor showers! Watch for the shooting stars, especially around the week of August 11th and the peak night of August 11 - 12th in the early morning. The meteor shower should be at its best bet ween late night August 11 until dawn August 12. If the skies are not cloudy, astronomers predict that stargazers may be able to see fifty to hundred shooting stars in a single hour in the hours after midnight and very early morning on August 11 - 12. This month we'll also learn about the sun, and the ways scientists at NASA use powerful space telescopes to study the sun. Enjoy the summer days of August and the excitement of the new school year!

Take the back to school silly dental quiz? 1. What has teeth but can’t eat? 2. What is the dentist favorite thing at the fair? Has your child seen a dentist yet? It is recommended that children begin seeing a dentist at age 1 or first tooth! Make sure you start them off on the right foot!

Dr. Lenise Clifton & Dr. Charles Mauney 77 Vilcom Center Drive Suite 310 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-933-1007 www.cliftonandmauney.com Like us on Facebook!

3. What does a dentist do in an earthquake? 4. What did the dentist see at the North Pole? 5. What did the vampire say when the dentist cleaned his teeth? When playing sports, always wear a mouth guard. Most sports related trauma to the teeth can be prevented. Protect your smile, it will be yours for a lifetime!

Answers below.

Good luck students! We hope this year is fabulous!

1) a comb 2) the fluoride 3) brace himself 4) a molar bear 5) “fang you very much”

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NORTH CAROLINA'S AMAZING AQUARIUMS N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The North Carolina Aquariums are a treasure trove of fun for all ages! You can visit all four of the North Carolina Aquariums many times and always discover something new and exciting at each one. We are lucky to have four North Carolina Aquariums, located conveniently at popular North Carolina beach locations along the North Carolina Coast: (1) Roanoke Island (near Manteo at the Outer Banks), (2) Pine Knoll Shores (near Atlantic Beach on the Crystal Coast), (3) Fort Fisher (near Wilmington and Kure Beach), and (4) Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. The North Carolina Aquariums are state-supported public education facilities (operated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources). The North Carolina aquariums feature lots of fun activities for kids and adults, including animal feeding time, meet live animals (pet a salamander, touch a living conch, pet a starfish); dialog with a diver (ask a diver about life under the sea as the diver swims around with the sharks in the aquarium); explore the salt marsh, breakfast with the animals, coastal crafts, birthday parties, and even sleep with the fishes (groups can experience the Aquariums at night when they schedule a sleepover!)

Live Dive educational program at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Image: Scott Taylor for NC Aquariums.

At the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, the seahorse tank is a favorite, and the jelly fish are fascinating to watch, as well as the resident octopus, and a rare albino alligator named "Luna." It is amazing to see scuba divers swimming with the sharks in the N.C. Aquariums, and if you go to visit a N.C. Aquarium you might see one of the scuba divers swim right up to the glass and wave at you!

Amazing sea life right before your eyes! Watch the seahorses and pet the starfish. Interact with scuba divers who answer questions from the audience, while they swim around with sharks, fish, skates, and other sea life. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher also has a Butterfly House, and currently also has animatronic Dinosaurs outside the Aquarium! The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located on US 421 @ 15 miles south of Wilmington, just beyond Kure Beach. From Southport take the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449. (910) 772-0500.

N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Renovated & expanded over the years, the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores includes cool features like a sunken pirate’s ship with sea life swimming all around it and much more. Located five miles west of Atlantic Beach off Highway 58 in the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area. 1 Roosevelt Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-0580. (252) 247-4003. (Continued on page 5.)

Left: Skate and Ray Encounters at the touch pool. Image: Claire Aubel for NC Aquariums. Below: Starfish at the N.C. Aquarium.

Above: N.C. Aquarium Field Trip. Right: This rare albino alligator at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is named "Luna."

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NC Aquariums: Treasure Troves of Fun!

N.C. Aquarium at Roanoke Island

The N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island is currently (Summer 2016) partially open while awaiting the completion of new exhibit galleries. Located at 374 Airport Road, off Highway 64 Business on the north end of Roanoke Island near Manteo.) P.O. Box 967, 374 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954-0967. (252) 475-2300.

N.C. AQUARIUM at JENNETTE'S PIER

Jennette's Pier offers anglers (fishers) of all experience levels to enjoy some of the best fishing on the East Coast from the state of the art, concrete pier that reaches 1,000 feet out over the Atlantic Ocean. You can also stroll the Pier or explore the surrounding beaches, enjoy daily educational programs, science-based exhibits and several large aquariums. Clean, wide, public beaches, bath house with showers and parking. Located at 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959. (252) 255-1501. All three of the NC Aquarium facilities are open daily year-round from 9am to 5pm; closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours/ days of operation for Jennette's Pier vary. Before you go, check www.ncaquariums.com for updated hours/days of operation.

To learn more about the amazing North Carolina Aquariums, visit the North Carolina Aquariums website www. ncaquariums.com or call 1-800-832-FISH.

WORD FIND North Carolina Aquarium Treasure Hunt These are just some of the kinds of sea life you can discover when you explore the N.C. Aquariums. Find the words hidden below vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

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Follow the dot-to-dot "STARS" instructions above. HINT: This is something you can watch up close at the North Carolina Aquariums! Turn to the next page and find something else you can see at the North Carolina Aquariums in the BONUS Dot-to-Dot on page 6.

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BOOK NOOK Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat by James Dean New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings Pete the Cat’s world to life under the sea in this new I Can Read book. Pete the Cat is going scuba diving! Before he hits the water, Captain Joe tells him about all the sea creatures he can encounter, and Pete is super excited to see a seahorse. But when he is suited up and swimming around, he has to search high and low to find the little guy. In this aquatic adventure, Pete makes a new friend and gets a big surprise! Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat is a My First I Can Read Book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child. New readers will love the easy-to-read format and groovy illustrations in Pete the Cat’s first I Can Read underwater journey! For beginning readers (ages 4 - 8 years).

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Note: Follow the dot-to-dot "STARS" instructions above. We love to publish your original art work, letters, poems and stories! Ask your parent/guardian to send or email your original art, along with their signed permission to publish, to the ChillKids mailing address on page 2.

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URGENT CARE HOURS AVAILABLE "Walk-in availability" for established patients: Monday – Friday mornings 7:15 – 7:50am & Sat/Sun 9am - 2pm Care from birth through college Comprehensive sports & camp physicals

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SPORTS

Durham Bulls Baseball Meet Wool E. Bull!

Come see the Durham Bulls play at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park this Summer, and meet the Durham Bulls' awesome mascot, Wool E. Bull! You'll be in for great baseball, along with lots of fun escapades when Wool E. Bull takes the field. Wool E. Bull 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.

For information about the Durham Bulls' game schedule, events, and summer camps, or to book Wool E. Bull at your next event, visit the Durham Bulls' website at www.durhambulls.com.

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.

Did you know ? Wool E. Bull's middle name is Education.

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Studying the sun is a gas!! - By Michael Gregory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Also, we didn’t even have telescopes until around 1608. But once they started looking through them, astronomers realized that a lot was happening on our star. Dark spots appeared, moved around, and disappeared. And during solar eclipses, astronomers saw that the sun had a big, active atmosphere.

If you watch the sun setting over the horizon, it probably just looks like a huge bright circle in the sky.

Since the space age started, our understanding of what the sun is made of and why it is so dynamic keeps growing. Using powerful space telescopes, scientists have been able to see more details than ever, details which can’t be seen from the ground. In fact, NASA currently has four different missions dedicated to watching the sun.

So how can we take a closer look to see what the sun is made up of? Although humans can’t travel to the sun to take a look (it’s way too hot), scientists at NASA use powerful space telescopes to study the sun, what it looks like, and how it is changing over time.

Powerful solar explosions may provide energy crucial to warming the Earth. Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Genna Duberstein

If someone asked you to draw the sun, would you make a little yellow circle with lines coming out of it? That’s fun, but what does the sun look like up close? We can see the shapes and outlines of craters and mountains on the moon, but what about the sun? Does it have rocks and dust and hills and valleys? Good question. The sun has been a mystery for thousands of years. In the first place, no human being has ever been to the sun. It’s way too hot for anyone to go near it—even a million miles away would be too close.

Saturday Ballet Classes

Visit NASA Space Place online to learn more about the sun! http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ menu/sun/

So, the sun definitely isn’t made of rocks or dust. Or lava. Or even fire. We now believe that the sun is made up of very hot gases called plasma. Why is that important? Well, plasma carries electric currents and magnetic fields as it moves around. That means that the sun is like one giant magnet! We see the surface and atmosphere of the sun moving because magnetism on the sun is constantly changing. Yes, when it comes to the sun, this is a time of exciting discovery. It won’t be long before the star at the center of our solar system is ready for her close up!

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HEALTHY SNACK

Blueberry Banana S'mores

Ingredients 8 graham cracker squares (plain, cinnamon or chocolate) 4 teaspoons peanut butter 1 banana, cut into thin slices ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions Spread each graham cracker with ½ teaspoon peanut butter. On 4 of the graham crackers, place 4 banana slices and top with blueberries, dividing equally. Cover with remaining graham crackers and press gently. Find more great blueberry recipes at http://www. blueberrycouncil.org/recipes/.

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Local Students Win Basketball Scholarships

KIDS IN THE NEWS

Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation Annual Basketball Scholarship Awards

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.–

Cooperatives across the state sent 26 young women to the N.C. State University Women's Basketball Camp and 26 young men to the Roy Williams Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation awarded three Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships to local students this year. Two local students, William Melega and Ethan Horton with Coach Ethan Horton of Orange County, were awarded Roy Williams at the 2016 scholarships by Piedmont Electric to attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill. Roy Williams Basketball Camp. In addition, Piedmont Electric awarded a scholarship to Emi Hutter-DeMarco of Chatham County to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp. Students at both camps worked closely with the college coaches and camp staff to develop fundamental skills including helping the young athletes perform and excel both on and off the court. Every year, Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation awards local rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders basketball camp scholarships. For more information and to apply, visit the scholarship page at www.pemc.coop/community.

William Melega with Coach Roy Williams at the 2016 Roy Williams Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Emi Hutter-DeMarco with Coach Wes Moore at the 2016 NC State Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp.

Piedmont Electric is a local, member-owned, not-forprofit electric cooperative serving more than 31,000 electric accounts in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties. Piedmont Electric exists to serve our members and improve the quality of life in our communities through local employment, economic development, business engagement, youth education, grants to local schools and educators, advocacy for energy issues, community involvement and emergency preparedness support.

Visit www.pemc.coop for more information.

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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!

Kids Across

1. Go for it!: It's the medal every Olympic athlete wants to win 3. The ____ place finisher in every contest brings home the bronze 7. It's the exciting start of the start of the Olympic Games, when people cheer the famous flame: the ____ Ceremony 8. It's the second-smallest ball at the Games 10. On your mark, get set, wait!: A sprinter has to make sure these are tied before she takes off running 11. Focus on archery: To point an arrow at a target with an eye on the bullseye 12. The team sport for worldclass dunkers 15. It's what every swimmer

gets (no matter where he finishes) 16. An Olympian who stands on the podium after winning his event 17. Olá!: __ de Janeiro, the first South American city in history to host the Olympics, is located in beautiful Brazil 18. In track and field, the second place finisher (who some people might call the "first runner up") wins this medal

Parents Down

1. Birthplace of the ancient Games, this country was selected to host the first modern Olympics, held in 1896 2. Emphatic move by a 12A player 4. Power move:Throw a shot

put, giving it all you've got 5. Olympic event that requires its athletes to take a leap of faith and then go deep 6. Sandy sport that became an Olympic competition (and an instant favorite) in 1996: beach ______ 8. Sport in which golden girl Gabby Douglas and her fellow limber Olympians landed medals in 2012 9. Number of rings on the Olympic flag 11. Song played to honor the nation whose athlete grabs the gold 13. American "exception-ism": To the rest of the world, it's "football" 14. Measured in knots, it's the help hoped-for by every Olympic sailing team

A Puzzle of Olympic Proportions The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5 - 21, 2016

Find puzzle answers on page 2.

kris@kapd.com

KAPD ebooks now available on www.kapd.com

8/2016

© 2016 KAPD, LLC

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Ahoy, Matey! Call 811 Before You Dig!

WEBSITE PICKS

August 11 is National 811 Day

August 11 is National 811 Day, and it's a great time to remind everyone that they must call 811 before digging in the ground. A pirate might safely dig for buried treasure on an island surrounded by the ocean, where there are not any underground utility lines, like gas/oil, water, telecommunications/cable/alarm lines, electric power lines, sewer and drain lines. But unlike a pirate digging for treasure on an island at sea, anyone who wants to dig in the ground in the U.S. must first pick up the phone and call 811 (the same number works in all of the United States) to make sure that their digging or excavation project will not hit any utility lines.

To stay safe and to make sure you don't damage any utility lines, before digging in the ground first take these steps:

CALL 811before digging WAIT the required amount of time (three business days in North Carolina) so that the locators can come out and mark the locations of the underground utilities.

Watch the NC 811 Pirate Video online! www.nc811.org/kids.html

RESPECT the marks, and

DIG with care North Carolina 811 (NC811.org) has videos on its website to teach children (and grown-ups) about NC811, and the importance of calling 811 before digging. Parents can find these short, fun educational videos for kids including a fun Pirate Video (images shown on this page) at http://www.nc811. org/kids.html.

811 DOUBLE PUZZLE

Unscramble each of the *clue words.

(*Hint: The clue words can be found in the paragraphs above.)

Copy the letters in the numbered boxes to the boxes with the same number. REPTAI

9 5

TUAERRES

3 1

REUGODRUDNN

10

TTSIUIELI C

1 2 2

4 7

2 B

3

F

4 5 6

8

6 Y

4 7

8 9 10

!

Solution on page 2.

Call 811 Before You Dig Stay Safe & Protect Underground Utilities from Damage Since 1978, North Carolina 811 provides North Carolina residents a fast and easy communications link with their local utility providers. Call 811 to give NC 811 information about the place where you plan to dig/excavate (for example, before digging to plant a tree, install a mail box, install a fence, or any project that requires digging.) NC 811 transmits the information to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark the underground lines for FREE. So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three working days before y​ ou plan to dig.

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THEATRE & ARTS

Paperhand Puppet Intervention Presents The Beautiful Beast 17th Annual Summer Giant Puppet Extravaganza

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a puppet company based out of Saxapahaw, NC located on the beautiful Haw River. For over fifteen years, Paperhand Puppet Intervention has been creating original largescale puppet extravaganzas complete with giant puppets, masks, shadow puppets, stilt dancing, painted flats, live music, and storytelling. Paperhand Puppet Intervention's spectacular giant puppet performances tell stories of the human heart, illuminate myths from around the world, and inspire young and old alike through their unique brand of creative expression. Under the direction, guidance, and artistic inspiration of founders Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger, Paperhand Puppet's artists, puppeteers and performers (many of whom volunteer every year) create extraordinary puppets and performances that entertain, bring joy, instigate wonder, and inspire contemplation about the incredible world around us. Each year they write, create, build and perform a large summer pageantplay-extravaganza. These performances last about an hour, include an ensemble of professional musicians who create an original score of music and involve a cast of puppeteers, which has included as many as twenty-eight performers. The Paperhand Puppet Intervention summer extravaganza is attended by over 16,000 people! This year's performance is called "The Beautiful Beast."

“The Zangamash” from Paperhand’s 2016 summer show “The Beautiful Beast.”

Photo by Lee Capps.

In addition to their annual summer spectacle, throughout the year Paperhand Puppet Intervention is deeply steeped in our community and takes part in all kinds of public celebrations, creates learning opportunities, hosts workshops and puppetry!

Photo by Joshua Giza.

See page 15 for show dates and times. Visit www.paperhand.org for more information.

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AUGUST 2016 Flick Picks Pete's Dragon

Enchanted Kingdom

In Theaters: August 12, 2016

In Theaters: August 10, 2016

"Some secrets are too big to keep!" Much to the delight of local children, for years old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) told them tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. However his daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, thought these stories were little more than tall tales…until she met Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this amazing dragon. Pete's Dragon is a live action re-make of the classic (1977) Disney animated film. Rated PG (For action, peril and brief language). 1 hr. 25 min. Walt Disney Productions.

BBC Earth Films' Enchanted Kingdom, takes us on a spell-binding journey through seven realms of Africa to reveal a natural world stranger, more magical, and more mystical than anything we might imagine. Narrated by Idris Elba, the film flows likes a stream, with extraordinary timelapse photography, sweeping aerial shots, and macro and micro lensed 3D propelling us from enchanted forests to the boiling edge of the underworld, from celestial ice-capped mountains and lava-spewing volcanoes, to crashing waterfalls and deep fantastical seas, as we experience some of the greatest gatherings of wildlife ever captured on film. With up-close-and-personal animal encounters and stunning scenery, Enchanted Kingdom presents nature in all of its amazing grandeur. Rated G 1 hr. 27 min. (BBC Earth Films, the creator of Walking with Dinosaurs 3D and Earth.)

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Does not apply to food & beverage

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