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January 8th - January 14th 2015 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

It looks like we are in for a chilly spell, but don't worry, ParkGeek will keep you from suffering from cabin fever.

If you want to experience the full winter experience, both the Winterfest Ice Rink in Raleigh and the Ice Factory in Durham offer outdoor skating. They both also feature themed nights and discount days so click through for the details.
 
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 Science Trivia. In addition, the Museum's galleries stay open late.

 

Friday night brings extended hours at the North Carolina Museum of Art for their weekly Art After Hours with live music by Tea Cup Gin and an exploration of Sense of Place. This Friday's festivities also feature the 1938 movie The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.
 
The Starring North Carolina! Film Series returns Friday night to the North Carolina Museum of History with a screening of the locally produced film, Brainstorm.
 
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.
Bring the family out to Bass Lake Park Friday night for an evening of Family Bingo.
 
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.
 
This weekend also brings the Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility competitions to the Fairgrounds.
 
The North State Toy & Hobby Show will come to the Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday.

Stay Warm at the Museums
 
Raleigh has four Museums which boast free admission! The NC Museum of History has a wonderful permanent exhibit on the Story of North Carolina that traces our state's history all the way from the early settlements through colonization, pirates, wars, economic development and social change. The exhibit is hands on and fun for the whole family. In addition, there are a variety of other exhibits that display Carbine weapons, Sports Hall of Fame, the Civil War and Carolina Bluegrass. Saturday will also feature a lecture on Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher and a Feature Film Premiere of the film The World Made Straight. Come to the Museum Sunday afternoon to enjoy a Music of the Carolinas concert by the bluegrass band, Tommy Edwards & Andrew Marlin.

 

The North Carolina Museum of Art's collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present making it one of the premier art museums in the region. Bring your kids and check out an "Art Tote" at the information desk to explore the galleries on a kid level or take a Weekend Family Friendly Tour. This months tour will focus on Big and Small, monumental works and art that fits in your pocket.
 
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center offer cutting edge science exhibits, hands on labs, live animal presentations, a specimen room, a kids discovery room and dinosaurs every day for free. Running through April, you are also invited to explore their special ticketed exhibit, The World's Largest Dinosaurs.
 
The City of Raleigh Museum (COR) mission is to "Preserve Raleigh"s Past for the Future." The museum collects and cares for artifacts, curates exhibits, and provides educational programing that highlight and interpret Raleigh"s history and heritage.
 
Marbles Kids Museum does have a $5 admission fee, but with that admission, you get a day of fabulous fun kids exhibits and special events like this weekend's Hero's Edition of Story Explorers and Family Science Olympiad.
 
The Museum of Life and Science in Durham also has an admission fee, but is an awesome hands on science museum with live animals, interactive science labs, a butterfly house & insectarium, dinosaurs, a farm yard, displays on weather, sound, space, math, and health. They will be Frozen Over until January 19th with an indoor winter celebration featuring giant snowmen, igloos, snowballs and an indoor synthetic ice rink.
 
The Family Movie Saturday morning at the Holly Springs Cultural Center will be Rio. Come back Monday morning to see Hoodwinked.

Bundle Up and Get Some Fresh Air
 
Every Sunday through March, West Point on the Eno Park hosts Sunday afternoon Winter Hikes. The guided hikes are different every week so click through to get all the details about this week's hike to Fanny's Ford and Holden Mill.

 

Eno River State Park will offer a Guess Rd. Mill History Hike, a Morning Hike out to the Pump Station and a Geology Rocks Hike on Saturday.
 
You are invited to become a Citizen Scientist every Saturday at Prairie Ridge Ecostation or join a park naturalist to explore wildlife in the prairie, pond and lowland arboretum on a Walk Through the Seasons Tuesday morning.
 
They will be Celebrating Winter Trees and Wildlife on the American Tobacco Trail Saturday during a winter scavenger hunt.

 

 

 

 

 

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