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February 19th - February 25th 2015 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

As we thaw out from the ice storm and dive right into frigid temperatures, feel free to call ahead and make sure scheduled events are still happening. Hopefully by the time we get to this weekend, the worst is over and spring is right around the corner.

 

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The Fun Starts Early
 

Lawyer Craig James will be presenting his collection of early African American Photographs during a free lecture Thursday night at the City of Raleigh Museum.

 

Thursday night's Science Cafe will feature The World's Ugliest Dinosaurs. Come learn about ankylosaurs from Dr. Victoria Arbour. In addition to the Science Cafe and extended hours, the whole family can enjoy Game Night.

 
Art in the Evening returns Friday night to the North Carolina Museum of Art with live music by the Onyx Club Boys and the 1942 Bette Davis film, Now, Voyager. You can also join them for a Friday Night Sound Bite on Altered Architecture or a Third Friday Tour.
 
Step into the Graham Building and Exposition Center this weekend at the NC State Fairgrounds for the Spring RV Sale and forget about all the cold weather for a few hours.
 
Also at the Fairgrounds starting Friday, the Triangle Farms will host an Indoor Hunter Jumper Horse Show. These free horse shows are a great opportunity to get the horse lover in your house a great seat for some fun competition. Most shows also welcome you to walk around the barns for a closer look and a chance to talk to the owners.
 
Looking for a date night out? Drop the kids off at Walnut Creek Wetland Center Friday night for Kid's Nature Night. Your kids will learn about nature, go for a short walk, play games, do a craft and and watch a movie.
 
History Comes Alive

Lost North Carolina is a new traveling exhibit coming to Historic Oak View Park Saturday. The exhibit documents architecture forever lost through demolition, natural disaster, social and economic change, or simple neglect. It will be open until May 17th.

Come to Historic Hillsborough for the Revolutionary War Living History Day Saturday. Events include military exercises from patriot militia and British army re-enactors, craft activities, and a sutler of period goods.
 
The NC Museum of Art will be offering free public tours of the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection as well as Weekend Family Friendly Tours and Meet Your Museum Tours.
 
Storytellers to Go will present Oh, Deer! a lively retelling of the North Carolina folktale explaining how Daniel Boone met his "dear" on Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of History.
 
Cure that cabin fever with a Winter Wagon Ride to the far reaches of Harris Lake County Park Saturday afternoon! Enjoy a scavenger hunt as you journey to the 60-acre Longleaf Pine Restoration Area and Womble family history site.
 
"In Their Own Words: Enduring Slavery & Freedom." a theatrical performance, as well as music and dance by the Bradley Simmons Ensemble will be some of the highlights of the Annual Cary African-American Celebration Saturday.
More Indoor Fun
 
In conjunction with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' special exhibit The World's Largest Dinosaurs, the Museum is inviting kids ages 2-18 to submit entries for their Dinosaur Illustration Contest for Kids!
Molly's Mystery Writer's Tour comes to the Apex Town Hall Campus Sunday afternoon. Come listen and ask questions of three renowned mystery writers.
Babe will be the featured flick for Monday Morning Movies at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.
 
Happenings at the Parks
 
Go on an Owl Prowl and discover the kinds of owls that are found in the Piedmont, what they eat, where they live and what they sound like. You even get to dissect an owl pellet and practice your owl calls Friday night at Crowder Park.

 

They will also be meeting after dark to learn about Creatures of the Night on the American Tobacco Trail Friday.
 
February is for the Birds at Eno River State Park Saturday afternoon. This kid centered program includes a short beginning birding hike and some craft time to make a bird feeder.
 
Take a walk through the Eno Acre Wood Saturday at Eno River State Park and find where our animal friends have made their homes.
Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain's geologic wonders. Explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist on a Geology Hike Saturday afternoon.
 
Hike with a Ranger on the Old Oak Trail Saturday afternoon. If the skies are clear Saturday night, head over to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area for an Astronomy Viewing Session.
 
Hike out into the woods and practice keying out trees by their winter characteristics Sunday at Historic Yates Mill County Park during a Natural Explorations program.
 
Every Sunday afternoon, West Point on the Eno offers guided hikes. This weekend, you'll walk around the only surviving speedway from NASCAR's inaugural 1949 season on the Cox Mountain Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail.
 
Umstead State Park will share information about the Animals that call the park home Tuesday morning and offer an Introduction to Edible Wild Plants Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

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