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March 7th - March 13th 2013 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

This weekend is jam packed with stuff to do! Instead of wondering what to do this weekend, it will be a question of which things to do and how much can you squeeze in.

Fun on Thursday & Friday

Its time for Science Trivia Thursday night at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Along with extended hours, you can also enjoy discounts to "Titanic: the Artifact Exhibit," perform experiments in their Investigate Lab, watch a 3D movie, listen to live music, join a Sci-Fi Book Club meeting, and explore the Naturalist Center.

Caroline Weber, associate professor of French at Barnard College will be giving a lecture at the North Carolina Museum of Art Thursday evening titled "A Short History of Fashion from Top to Toe."

Friday night brings back the very popular Family Bingo at Bass Lake Park.
The streets of Downtown Wake Forest will come alive Friday night with food, merchants and music during Art After Hours.
Art in the Evening brings live music by Davis Dryer, Sound Bites focused on the Devoted Sports Fan and the 1927 silent classic The Cat and the Canary.
Come to Crowder by Night on Friday after dark to hear a seasonal story and take a guided night hike as you listen for the the Sounds of Spring.
Its Date Night! Drop the kids off Friday night at Walnut Creek Wetland Center for Kid's Nature Night. They"ll learn about nature, go for a short walk, play games, watch a movie and do a craft all focused on the night's theme.
Fun at the Parks
Saturday is Cary's Annual Kite Festival at Bond Park! There will be stunt kite demonstrations and special awards in fourteen different categories for those who would like to show off their kite flying abilities.


The fun starts Friday afternoon at Eno River State Park as you learn about the Wild Turkey. The historic Piper Cox House will be open Saturday for you to tour and learn about pioneer life in the early 1800's. Also on Saturday, you can hike to a vernal pond at the Pump Station to find Salamanders. Come back to Eno River State Park Sunday to hike out to the ruins of the Guess-Geer-Bowling Grist Mill.
Historic Yates Mill County Park will be hosting a Mill Open House of the fully restored and functioning grist mill. Get inside the mill to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the history and current preservation.
Hike the beautiful Peninsula Trail and learn about what's going on at Harris Lake County Park on Saturday afternoon. You"ll pass by an old beaver dam, wander through the Longleaf Pine area, and learn which animals live in the park.
Come play Wetland Bingo on Saturday at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center and learn more about the plants, animals and insects that live in wetlands.
Rangers at Jordan Lake invite experienced paddlers to join them on a Spring Paddle Sunday to explore Robeson Creek, parts of the Haw River and possibly parts of Jordan Lake.
West Point on the Eno Park is looking for the more adventurous, fit and motivated hikers to take the Eno 20-mile Hike Sunday afternoon.
Calling all home schoolers and Track 1 students. Starting Tuesday and running through Thursday, Historic Yates Mill County Park will be running another awesome Track Out Camp to get kids Wild About Weather.
Take a leisurely 1-mile walk on Tuesday morning with a Prairie Ridge Ecostation naturalist to explore the changing seasons in the prairie, pond and lowland arboretum as you Walk Through the Seasons.
More at the Museums
Celebrate the reopening of the Museum of Life and Science's popular Soundspace exhibit with a week long grand opening event that will have you buzzing, beeping, clanging and clapping! Triangle Nia! Nia will be there Saturday to share their cardiovascular program which combines martial, dance and healing arts.


Saturday also kicks off Brain Week at the Museum of Life + Science. Scientists from Duke University and UNC Bowles Center will lead activities that explore brain function, development and anatomy.
Horton Hears a Who will be playing at the Holly Springs Cultural Center Saturday morning in commemoration of Dr Seuss' birthday. The Monday Morning Movie will be The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Explore the idea of map making in the galleries and in the studio during this Saturday's Family Fun Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Come to the North Carolina Museum of History on Sunday afternoon to relax and enjoy a concert by Jamie Laval. This energetic Celtic violinist performs traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec.
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Gifts of Gold Visual Art Celebration on Tuesday evening. Join them in celebration of more than 100 creations by Wake County Public School students.
Fun at the Fairgrounds & Farmers Market
The Spring Craft Fair comes to the NC State Farmers Market in Raleigh and runs all weekend.


Calling all you car collectors. The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will include a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, car corral for buying and selling and Car/Truck shows.
Coins, postcards and stamps (U.S., foreign, ancient, gold & silver) will be available and dealers will be selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency at the Coin & Stamp Show.
There will be a Bead Mercantile Show on both Saturday and Sunday with vendors from across the country and world selling everything from hand-made artisan glass beads to direct imports such as beads (seed, pewter, semi-precious gemstones), findings, threads/cord and everything else you need to make beaded jewelry as well as workshops.







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