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Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with community events.

Special Kids Activity: Design Your Own Downtown!

Post Date:10/19/2017 1:47 PM

Join us in celebrating October as National Community Planning Month by designing your own downtown!

A special town planning activity for families will take place outdoors at the plaza at 140 W. Franklin Street from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30.

Hosted by the Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department, the Downtown Partnership, the Chapel Hill Library, and the Chapel Hill Manager’s Office, the event will include a special visit from the Library’s new Circulator – a souped-up bookmobile, complete with pop-up patio and furniture. 

During the activity, kids will learn about the history of downtown Chapel Hill and then have a chance to work in small groups to plan their own city block.  Each group will then present its favorite features. The ideas will be considered for use in future downtown planning projects.  Each child will also receive a Chapel Hill map to take home and share with their families to continue learning about the town and helping to plan for its future. 

The activity builds on the Planning Department’s successful Planning-in the-Classroom event held last year, and is particularly fun for kids ages 8-12.

Join us on the corner of W. Franklin and Church streets in the 140 West plaza. Public parking available under 140 West building on W. Rosemary Street. 

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