Celebrate the Fourth of July with these creative family festivities!
Celebrate the Fourth of July with these creative family festivities!

Where to take the kids to a drive-in movie

Go for an old-school night out with the fam at drive-in movie theaters and pop-ups around the Sound.

Ghost-town hikes that will thrill the kids

Go into the wild and back in time on these nearby hikes through old cemeteries, railroad beds and other abandoned sites.

Enjoy a ‘famous’ at-home meal

Staying home tastes much better with takeout from Famous Dave’s BBQ. Order online for a convenient, safe and delicious dinner.


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The fun doesn’t have to stop! Our calendar is filled with virtual and in-person events, including our own free virtual playtime activities and parenting speakers.
1. Celebrate the Fourth of July with creative virtual events, drive-by parades and some real fireworks. (FRI.–SAT.)
2. Drive-in Fair fun (concerts! free movie!) starts this weekend with drive-through fair food. Hot tip: There’s a giveaway! (FRI.–SUN.)
3. These farms are open! Pet kangaroo babies, peek in a bunny nest, enjoy a picnic, tour a farmhouse and more. (FRI.–SUN.)
4. Book a time for a dip in a popular (and warm!) local swimming pool that’s just reopened. (ONGOING)
5. Hit the trails to find letterbox stations and mark discoveries on a clue sheet. Psst ... You might even win a prize! (ONGOING)
6. Zoos and animal destinations around the Sound are now open — with safety measures in place for families. (ONGOING)

Remote learning with human connection

Whether on campus or via remote learning, Charles Wright Academy is committed to delivering an exceptional liberal arts program for students in preschool–grade 12.



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