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Thursday, August 10 

Raleigh

WATERMELON DAY

STATE FARMERS' MARKET--Cravin' melon? Then come get your fill of the sweet, summery fruit at this special event honoring the almighty watermelon. Events include an appearance by Katie Elizabeth Mills, 2006's Watermelon Queen, a watermelon eating contest, and a contest for the largest melon at the market. Free slices of the tasty fruit will be offered by local growers throughout the day, and feel free to bring your favorite melon recipes to swap with other market patrons or pick up a few free recipes at the growers stands. Show up at 11 a.m. and stay 'til 1 p.m. It's free to get in, but bring some cash if you want to take home a melon of your own.--Kathy Justice

Watermelon Day
  • Watermelon Day

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NANNY MCPHEE

KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE--Seven tiny hellions overrun a small English cottage and a less-than-authoritative father before the arrival of the magical Nanny McPhee, who despite her overtly ugly appearance, whips the kids into shape with grace and dignity. The kids'll like the dancing mule, vivid colors and food fights. You'll like the witty British humor and valuable moral lesson at the end of the film. The movie starts at 8 p.m. General admission is $3, and kids under 12 are free.--Kathy Justice

Durham

CREE FORMAN

THE REGULATOR BOOKSHOP--It seems a bit odd that a world-renowned French restaurant was once located in the heart of Selma's tobacco country, but that's exactly where Phil Forman decided to establish his French Country Inn in the mid-1970s. Now, Forman and his treasured restaurant are immortalized in the novel Phil and the French Country Inn, penned by his widow, Cree Forman. A memoir to her late husband, Cree took great care to include every aspect of his life as a self-taught chef, including his authentic French Provincial recipes, his working journeys to France, and the restaurant's history. Cree discusses her book at 7 p.m., free of charge.--Kathy Justice

  • Watermelon Day at the State Farmers' Market; Nanny McPhee at Koka Booth; Cree Forman at The Regulator

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