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March 1st - 7th 2018 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

This weekend is jam packed with stuff to do! Instead of wondering what to do this weekend, it will be a question of which things to do and how much can you squeeze in.

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

Thursday Happenings & First Friday Fun

Its time for Science Trivia Thursday night at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Come back to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Friday night for all the fun that goes with a Teen Science Cafe all about Expedition Antarctica.

The North Carolina Museum of History will also extend its hours Friday for a Lecture and Book Signing with Terry Roberts and his new book That Bright Land. Fortnight Brewing will also be giving samples and the food truck, So Good Pupusas Salvadoran will be parked outside.

Downtown Raleigh comes alive for First Friday with the Downtown Gallery Walk and extended hours at Marbles Kids Museum and Raleigh City Museum.

The First Friday Market Series is back for the spring season at the Raleigh Times and the Morning Times Market. Join them for local artists, vendors, music, beer, and food trucks.

The Cary Town Band will present a Remember the Circus Concert Friday night the Cary Arts Center.

Iris after Dark presents music, small plates and special drinks at the North Carolina Museum of Art Friday night.

Way outside the lights of the city, Bass Lake Park invites you to bring the kids to this month's Family Fun Night. The first hour you can make arts & crafts, meet a live animal or do some fishing. Close out the evening with an interactive concert with Trish Miller or a magic show with Dan the Magic Man.

Fun Outdoors

Cary's Annual Kite Festival returns to Bond Park Saturday with kite flying contests, demonstrations, music and concessions.

Eno River State Park offers Backpacking 101 Saturday morning to learn about basic backcountry ethics, Leave No Trace Principals, camping, and gear. Come back Sunday for some early morning Birdwatching.

Historic Oak View County Park will host Watching the Weather, a staff-led wayside program both Saturday and Sunday where you can learn how to make your own weather instruments and discovery some cool local weather facts.

Start out Saturday morning with some Birding at Lake Crabtree County Park. Enjoy an easy walk with their resident bird enthusiast, Vernon.

Whose Scat is That? is the question they will be asking Saturday at Durant Nature Preserve. Join them to learn what clues animals leave behind.

Tours of the fully renovated mill are back for the spring at Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park. Take a Half Hour Tour Saturday or an in depth Mill Heritage & Local History Tour on Sunday.

Harris Lake County Park is home to several species of Salamanders. Join them Sunday to learn about these elusive amphibians and see some up close.

The fun at Historic Yates Mill County Park continues Monday with Field School for kids 7-14 all about Artifacts and a History Detective Tour.

Crowder County Park will host their preschool programs this week. Click through for the times and ages.

Kids are invited to do some Fishing with a Ranger Wednesday afternoon at Occoneechee Mountain.

More at the Museums

Jackie Ligtenberg and Bruce Mullin willbe the featured Artist at Work Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of History spinning yarn out of fibers like wool and cotton, then weaving that yarn into fabric!

Join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Saturday to celebrate World Wildlife Day and honor Raleigh's sister city relationship with Nairobi, Kenya. They will screen the documentary, Tribe versus Pride about the Maasai tribe of Kenya.

Saturday Science Buffet is back this weekend to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Come enjoy this lively science presentation featuring a "taste" of everything the Museum has to offer: live animals, weird science facts, dramatic demonstrations, and explosions, all seasoned with a touch of humor.

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

Monsters vs Aliens is the featured flick Monday morning at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.

Finding Dory will be the Tuesday Morning Movie at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.

Loving Vincent will be the First Wednesday Movie for grown ups at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.

Festivals and Fun at the Fairgrounds

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds is hosting the annual Dixie Deer Classic all weekend throughout the Dorton Arena, Graham Building, Exposition Center, Scott Building & Holshouser Building. Friday is Wildlife Youth Day for kids ages 13-18. With a hand stamp, admission is good for all three days.

The Ranch Sorting National Championship, Tough South Eastern Regional Super Sort Show comes to the Hunt Horse Complex at the Fairgrounds with the goal of preserving the heritage and integrity of the ranching lifestyle while providing a family oriented, competitive riding experience at the grassroots level.

The Durham Bulls will host their 2018 Fan Fest Saturday to kick off the 2018 season at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The free event provides the opportunity for fans to take batting practice on the field, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the DBAP and purchase single-game tickets at the ballpark. In addition, National Anthem auditions will take place prior to Fan Fest. Click through for the whole list of activities.

 

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