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Februaury 22nd - March 1st 2017 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

Say farewell to February with some fun programs this Thursday! The flowers are blooming and the frogs are singing... spring is really here!

We"ve all had (or at least heard of) maple syrup. Join the rangers at Umstead State Park Thursday afternoon to learn how to make Sycamore Syrup.

Join Raven Rock State Park Rangers each Thursday morning to Hike for Your Health, a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and the park.

Twilight $2 Thursdays comes to Marbles Kids Museum every week with extended hours and reduced admission.

Join Prairie Ridge Ecostation Every Thursday for preschool Nature Stories.

This week's Science Café at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will dive into Do You Really Want to Drain the Swamp?

The Raleigh Indoors Winter II Classic A, a hunter jumper horse show starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at the State Fairgrounds.

For more info on everything going on, go to click on Event Search and fill in the dates. Select the search button and start planning! See below for more...

Friday Kicks off the Weekend

Just outside the Triangle, the Natural Science Center of Greensboro invites you to enjoy an evening of lights and music for Laser Zeppelin. Shown on their OmniSphere Theater's 40-foot dome, the sounds of Led Zepplin will wash away the winter blues. There are 3 shows Friday night.

Art in the Evening at the North Carolina Museum of Art features live music by Fusion Collective South as well as the classic film My Darling Clementine. This week's Friday Night Sound Bite will examine Majesty and Motion.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will be celebrating Final Friday by Entering the Canine Mind. Enjoy interactive stations that delve into the science behind dog behavior, some true stories of pets navigating vast distances to return to their owners, games and activities like "Dog Breed ID," hear from a dog body-language expert, and meet police dogs face to face. Top the evening off with the 1963 live actin film ""The Incredible Journey."

On the last Friday of every month, Cary celebrates art with the Cary Art Loop. Enjoy extended hours at participating art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, and other businesses that showcase visual arts, music, and use the free shuttle service between downtown venues.

The Fairgrounds will host the Spring RV Sale starting Friday and running through Sunday. There is an admission charge as well as advance purchase discount prices and coupons at their website.

Hikes and More Fun at the Parks

Chase away the winter blues with a Family Winter Walk through the JC Raulston Arboretum's Winter Garden both Friday morning and Sunday afternoon. After the walk, go inside for a story and a fun winter craft.

Explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist Saturday during Occoneechee Mountain's Geology Hike.

Join local birding expert Lucas Bobay on a Winter Bird Walk Saturday morning at Harris Lake County Park.

Join volunteers at Eno River State Park to look for spotted or marbled Salamanders Saturday morning. Step back in time Sunday afternoon for a short hike to the ruins of the Cole Mill on a Grist Hike.

Even though the temperatures are getting warmer, come to Yates Mill County Park Saturday to learn about Snowflakes and Ice Crystals. Come back Sunday with your scout troop for an Outdoor Survival Challenge.

Join a Falls Lake Ranger Saturday morning to read my all time favorite book, Dr. Seuss"s The Lorax. You will discuss what is means to be a good steward to the environment and also make a craft to take home!

Celebrate Tell a Fairytale Day Sunday at Durant Nature Park with a nature-themed fairy tale and the chance to build your very own fairy home to take home or leave in their Sensory and Nature Play Garden's fairy village.

This Sunday's Winter Hike at West Point on the Eno Park will finish out their winter series with a hike out to the Fannie Breeze Homestead for a History Hike

History and Culture

Meet an architect, athlete, dentist, TV reporter and many others representing a wide variety of careers! Learn about their careers through hands-on activities, experiments and fun at Marble's Future Me Kids Career Fair Saturday. Come back Sunday to celebrate National Dance Week with a special performance of Irish Dance by Inis Cairde Dance Company

Downtown Wake Forest will be celebrating Mardi Gras with their annual Mardi Gras Street Festival Saturday. Head downtown for a parade, children's activities, costume contests, and merchant specials.

Explore the lives and accomplishments of African American North Carolinians from the antebellum period to the Civil Rights era on an African American History Tour Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of History.

The North Carolina Museum of Art offers Meet Your Museum Tours of the 164 acre campus and Weekend Friendly family Tours both Saturday and Sunday.

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will be commemorating the 1760 Cherokee Attack on Fort Dobbs both Saturday and Sunday with on-going displays of camp life, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

Storytellers to Go will present Soar! The Hero Pigeons of WWI Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of History. Raleigh Little Theatre's youth troupe performs the exciting story of Cher Ami, a pigeon who saved American soldiers during World War I by carrying a message for help.

Sunday is another Durham Community Day at the Museum of Life & Science. Durham County residents with ID can enjoy free admission.

Nuestras Historias, Nuestros Sueños/Our Stories, Our Dreams is the current traveling exhibit at Historic Oak View County Park. The exhibit documents the experience of Latino farm workers in the Carolinas, their dreams for the future, and the barriers immigrant youth face as they try to pursue their education. The exhibit runs until May 7th.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host a Teen Volunteer Fair exploring the variety of opportunities for teens at the Museum Sunday afternoon.

Celebrate Mardi Gras Tuesday at the Durham Mardi Gras Parade.


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