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March 8th - 14th Triangle 2018

by Pam & Michael Davison

Spring is just around the corner even if it doesn't feel like it this week. The parks are starting up their spring hikes and Yates Mill has begun their Mill Tours for the season. Don't forget to Spring Forward Sunday morning.

For more info on everything going on, go to click on "Event Search" and fill in the dates. See below for more...

Music, Movies & Musuems

The North Carolina Museum of Art kicks off their Spring Film Series with a collection of silent shorts featuring film comedians and live piano accompaniment. Join them before the movies for Iris After Dark; music, drinks and food and play some March Madness Gallery Games.

The Hill Street Community Center invites the whole family to join them Friday night for the movie, Coco with drinks and popcorn. Bring your kids back to the Hill Street Community Center Wednesday evening for some St. Patrick's Day crafts.

Art After Hours returns to Downtown Wake Forest Friday with food, merchants and music.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts a Science Buffet Saturday. Come check out the lively science presentation featuring a "taste" of everything the Museum has to offer: live animals, weird science facts, dramatic demonstrations, and explosions (small and controlled of course), all seasoned with a touch of humor.

The North Carolina State Farmers Market will kick off spring this weekend with a Spring Craft Fair.

Pack up the blankets for a Movie by Moonlight Saturday after dark at Dorothea Dix Park. The featured flick will be the classic flick Spaceballs.

Music of the Carolinas will celebrate the cultures of Scottish and Irish people with the lively, high-energy Celtic-inspired dance band, Rip the Calico Sunday afternoon at the North Carolina Museum of History.

Bring friends and family to the legendary gathering of 50+ food trucks, local craft beer and live music this Sunday at Durham Central Park's Food Truck Rodeo. Charles Latham & The Borrowed Band play two sets starting at 12:30pm

Wednesday, March 14th is the next Durham Community Day at the Museum of Life & Science. Durham County residents with ID enjoy free admission for the day.

The Monday Morning Movie at the Holly Springs Cultural Center will be The Never Ending Story.

More at the Museums

Marbles Kids Museum invites you to join them every week for Twilight $2 Thursdays featuring extended hours and discount admission.

Come to Bass Lake Park Friday, for a little friendly competition during their monthly Family Bingo.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences invites you to check out their Featured Exhibit, Mazes & Brain Games now through September. Wind your way through interactive galleries of mind-bending challenges, tease your brain at the brain teaser tables, build a 3D marble maze, bust out a beat in the music maze, multiply yourself in the infinity mirror and nurture your inner creative genius.

Come to the NC Museum of Art Saturday to take a Meet Your Museum Tour or a Weekend Family Friendly Tour. Both of these free tours are offered every weekend both Saturday and Sunday.

Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park will be offering Tours of the Old Mill on Saturday and Mill Heritage & Local History Tours on Sunday.

Fun at the Fairgrounds

Thinking about summer out on the lake? The Chatlee Boat Show & Sale comes to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds all weekend with a large selection of saltwater, skiffs, ski & deck boards to choose from.

The Triangle Farms NCHJA "C" Indoors Show over at the Hunt Horse Complex Friday through Sunday will be a Hunter Jumper Horse Show.

The Carolina Coin and Stamp Show will also be at the Fairgrounds this weekend with coins, postcards, stamps and currency.

The Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina invites you to the NC Persian Festival Tuesday evening to celebrate the Persian New Year.

Spring Comes to the Parks

Learn what Geocaching is all about and head off to find a geocache in Harris Lake County Park Saturday. Come back Sunday to learn how to use a compass and do some Family Orienteering.

Super Soil Science, a hands-on program Saturday at Lake Crabtree County Park will have you outside exploring how soil is formed, what it is made of, what organisms live in it, and why we depend on it.

Come learn about Salamanders Saturday at Eno River State Park.

Spring is here and so are the sounds of nature.Visit with a Falls Lake Ranger Saturday and learn about the different ways wildlife communicate with each other specifically the Wild Turkey.

Leigh Farm Park will host a class on Backpacking Trip Preparation Saturday. The class is even eligible for 1.5 hours of Criteria II credit for the NC Environmental Education Certification.

Take a Discovery Walk on the American Tobacco Trail Sunday to look for signs of spring.

The Vernal Equinox is approaching. Come to Prairie Ridge Ecostation Sunday to play an interactive game explaining what happens to our planet during the vernal equinox. Afterwards, you will hear a story about spring and take an exploration of the signs of springtime!

West Point On The Eno has transitioned to their Spring Hike Series every Sunday afternoon. This week, join them to hike along Pump Station Trail.

Come and learn about habitat and carrying capacity as you explore factors that affect Bird Populations Wednesday morning at Occoneechee Mountain.


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