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January 10th - January 16th 2013 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

It looks like its warming up this weekend and we will have a couple of beautiful days to get outside. After you get those last decorations down, enjoy one of the many fun events going on this weekend.

The Weekend Starts Early

Thursday nights are a blast at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science's Daily Planet Café. Each week features a different themed science-centric program. This week's is Wearable Robotics. In addition, the Museum's galleries stay open late and you can pick up discounted tickets to the Titanic exhibit.

Friday night brings extended hours at the North Carolina Museum of Art for their weekly Art After Hours. This week's festivites also features a Pub-Style Trivia contest, the 1939 movie Destry Rides Again, an exploration of What makes a still life a still life? and Elvis Is in the Building, a special night of music, food, and fun.

On the second Friday night of each month, the streets of Downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music for Art After Hours.


Kicking off Friday and running through Sunday, the State Fairgrounds will be hosting the Bass & Salt Water Fishing Expo and it is billed as the fishing event of the year.
Looking for a date night? Drop the kids off at Walnut Creek Wetland Center on Friday for Kid's Nature Night. They'll learn about nature, go for a short walk, play games, watch a movie and do a craft.
Saturday Fun
Celebrate our state and the Inauguration of Pat McCrory, North Carolina"s 74th governor in Raleigh on Saturday. The Festivities will include a concert, Inaugural Ceremony, a parade and an open house at the Executive Mansion.


MLK Day is still over a week away, but Durham is starting the observance this Saturday at the W. D. Hill Recreation Center by Remembering the Legacy Through Art.
The Family Movie at the Holly Springs Cultural Center will be Atlantis.
Its another Family Fun Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of Art as they invite you to bring the kids and Come Fly with Me.
Find out about North Carolina's first peoples at the North Carolina Museum of History as you make your own Turtle Rattles.
Its Canes Play Day at Marbles Kids Museum. Join them for the grand opening of their newly-enhanced Workout Zone and then stick around for hockey play with the Storm Squad and inflatable slapshot booth.
Find out what a Habitat is as you hike and enjoy lots of hands-on exploration. After the hike, warm up from with a cup of hot cocoa and a fun family habitat activity at Durant Nature Park.
Take a leisurely tour of Prairie Ridge and photograph interesting things as you learn how to upload your photos to a variety of citizen science projects so that they can be used by scientists to answer important scientific questions.
Tour the Historic Piper Cox House at Eno River State Park and learn how the family lived in the winter while you enjoy some hot cider.
Learn how to identify some of Lake Crabtree's Winter Waterfowl and then test your identification skills on a walk along the lakeshore.
Take a tour of the Constellations after dark with Morehead Planetarium educators out at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.
Stuff to do Sunday

Ironing Board Sam will be delighting an audience at the North Carolina Museum of History with their repertoire of originals, classic blues, and R&B songs Sunday afternoon.

Clinical psychologist and author Kay Jamison will present a free lecture on her new book Mood Disorders and Artistic Creativity at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Come on out to Jordan Lake and help spot and count eagles for New Hope Audubon Society's quarterly Eagle Counts.
Hike to the Ford and Breeze Homestead, stop at the Sanders Cox home site and see the ruins at Eno River State Park.
Learn how to use free Smartphone applications or a simple compass to find caches during Geocaching without a GPS at Harris Lake County Park.
More Programs Take You into Next Week
Harris Lake County Park will stay open late Monday night for some Fishing Under the Stars and some Star Gazing.


Learn to identify Winter Waterfowl and other birds with NC State Park Education Ranger Brian Bockhahn on Tuesday at Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park.
Tuesday is also the first day of a three day Track Out Camp. Amazing Animals will let kids explore animal adaptations and what makes mammals, amphibians and reptiles unique through hands-on, indoor and outdoor science.
Its Target $2 Tuesday Night at Marbles Kids Museum. The monthly event features extended hours and discounted admission.









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