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February 22nd - 28th 2018 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!

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 explore In Between the Science with four scientists sharing their stories of what happens in between the science and their personal lives.

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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.

Iris after Dark at the North Carolina Museum of Art features music, small plates and drink specials as well as the last film in the Winter Film Series, Columbus.

Conservation Assistance Day returns to the North Carolina Museum of History Friday. You are invited to bring up to three objects for assessment and advice on care from a museum conservator.

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

Come out to Falls Lake State Recreation Area Saturday afternoon and learn the art of cooking in a Dutch Oven.

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

Enjoy a beautiful morning at Horseshoe Farm Nature Park on a Winter Bird Walk exploring the unique habitats of the farm Saturday.

Discover how animals prepare for cold weather and which ones hibernate during the winter months. Play some fun games and take a short hike around the pond to look for signs of Wintering Animals at Historic Yates Mill County Park Sunday.

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.

Monday is Tell A Fairytale Day! Celebrate at Durant Nature Park as they read a nature themed fairytale or two and you get to build your very own fairy home.

Join an Umstead State Park Ranger Monday for a Piedmont Beech Off Trail Hike. Discover a beautiful area of the park that was never farmed or used intensively. You'll get to see some of the biggest Beech trees in the park along with species that are normally found in some of their state's western mountain parks. This strenuous hike will partly take place on our multi-use trails but will also contain about 3/4 of a mile of off trail hiking.

Kids ages 7-14 are invited to Field School at Historic Yates Mill County Park on Monday. They will examine animal mounts, skulls, tracks, scat, and more in their science classroom and observe animals in action on an around-the-pond 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.

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.

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.

The Free Monday Morning movie at the Holly Springs Cultural Center will be Planes.

 

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