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January 26th - Februaury 1st 2017 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

We at ParkGeek.com are excited that in March we will celebrate twelve years of serving the Triangle! It has been our passion and our purpose to share the awesome array of parks, museums and events available. You can help us get the word out. If you enjoy getting this email, pass it along and forward it to a friend. If you use the website, share it with a co-worker. Like us on Facebook. We post this newsletter as well as fun daily events and news. We are elated with what ParkGeek.com has become in twelve years and we eagerly await what the future will bring.

This Thursday's Science Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will focus on Following Sharks with the Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader for OCEARCH.

You can start to tell that Spring is just around the corner. Next Thursday is Groundhog Day and the Ice Raleigh Skating Rink invites you to join them for the final weekend. Kate Rhudy will be playing live music Friday night and the Rink will close after Sunday's session.

Frozen Over, the indoor winter wonderland at the Museum of Life and Science will also close Sunday.

For more info on everything going on, go to www.Parkgeek.com click on Event Search and fill in the dates.

Movies, Concerts & Festivals

Wander the galleries with friends as you enjoy the extended hours and the movie Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words during Art in the Evening at the North Carolina Museum of Art. While there, you are invited to enjoy a Friday Night Sound Bite that will focus on It Just Takes a Glance and music by Peter Lamb and the Wolves.

Its Final Friday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Join them to find out Why Haven't We Found E.T. Yet? "Spaceballs" will be the featured flick.

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences partners with NASA and the Raleigh Astronomy Club to host Astronomy Days Saturday and Sunday. There will be a full weekend of expert speakers, exhibits and activities. Click through for the whole line up.

Join the North Carolina Museum of History to kickoff Black History Month with Saturday's African American Cultural Celebration. This year's theme is The Shoulders We Stand On! More than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, chefs, teachers, scholars, and more will be on hand to help tell the rich and varied stories of our state and the continued quest of defining and working for freedom.

Join Chapel Hill's Lightup Lantern Celebration to celebrate cultural diversity and Chinese New Year Saturday.

Entries for both the adult and youth Mill as Muse Art and Photography Contests are due by Wednesday. Bring your kids out to Historic Yates Mill County Park Sunday afternoon for a Mill as Muse Creative Art Session. They will have the opportunity to craft a work of art to take home or to enter into the "Mill as Muse" kids art contest.

The Holly Springs Cultural Center will be showing the animated The Jungle Book Monday morning.

Fun at the Parks

Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning continues to hold a Nature Storytime every Thursday morning and Citizen Science Opportunities every Saturday.

Join them at Blue Jay County Park Friday after dark for a Night Hike as they prowl the woods listening for owls.

Also Friday night, Durant Nature Park invites you on a Night Hike to see what Predators are on the Prowl.

Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain's Geologic Wonders as you explore their pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist on Saturday.

The leaves have fallen from the trees, but you can still learn to identify them by recognizing their Bark and Buds. You are invited to join them Saturday at Historic Yates Mill County Park for this adult program.

Join other families at Blue Jay Point County Park to learn about Waterfowl--the differences between ducks, geese and other water birds Saturday afternoon.

Sunday's Winter Hike at West Point on the Eno Park will be a climb up and over Cox Mountain, the highest point in Eno River State Park.

Fun at the Fairgrounds

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Saturday's Chinese New Year Celebration at the State Fairgrounds. There will be Chinese and Asian cultural performances (including the famous lion and dragon dances), exhibits, food, merchandise vendors and arts and crafts for the entire family to enjoy.

The Hunt Horse Complex will host an Indoors Hunter Jumper Horse Show Friday through Sunday.

 

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