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March 15th - 21st Triangle 2018

by Pam & Michael Davison

St Patrick's Day is here! Kids 3-5 are invited to Pullen Park Friday morning to help Sullivan O'Toole search for St. Patrick's Gold.

Bring the whole family to Pullen Park Friday evening for Pirates Vs. Leprechauns, the Hunt for Pullen Park's Gold. Participants will choose a side, Pirates or Leprechauns, and then compete in a series of tasks to see which team can gather the most gold.

The Mischievous Leprechauns have been playing tricks at Yates Mill. Join them Friday morning to listen to Irish music, read leprechaun stories, and build your own leprechaun trap to help them catch these clever creatures.

Join them Saturday in Downtown Raleigh for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Wearin' 'O the Green Festival. When the parade is over, the festival will kick off with food, music, an Irish Village and a Leprechaun Lane for kids.

Fun Thursday & Friday

Take a night off from cooking dinner and bring the whole family to enjoy Pizza & a Movie Thursday night at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. The featured flick will be Coco.

This week's Science Thursday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences features a special Science Cafe for Brain Awareness Week - Mapping the Brain's Wiring Diagram. From 6-7 pm, meet local neuroscientists and interact with hands-on brains- and behavior-themed exhibits suitable for all ages including short, accessible talks by neuroscientists. At 7pm, special guest, prominent neuroscientist Dr. Jeff Lichtman from Harvard University, will lead a Science Café. Afterward, the exhibits will re-open for one final celebration of brains and behavior.

Family Nature Night Thursday evening at Family Nature Night will be an EGGcellent Adventure featuring many animals that begin life in an egg! Come enjoy stories, games and live creatures.

In addition to their weekly Iris After Dark Friday evening, the NC Museum of Art will feature the 1985 offbeat comedy, Tampopo, a Japanese film about our relationships with food and sex.

Its Third Friday in Durham. Join them for a Gallery Crawl, live music and fabulous food.

Explore Spring at the Parks

Join them Saturday morning at Oak View for a History Hike through the old farmstead. The tour will include all of the buildings at Historic Oak View and some hands-on interactive activities. Learn about what life would be like growing up at Oak View and the changes in farm life in Raleigh from the mid-19th century until today.

Join Wendell Friday for a free rock painting party. Painted rocks will be hidden within the community to find at Saturday's Arbor Day Celebration. Saturday's Celebration will also include a presentation, demonstrations, and baby tree adoptions. There will be a nominal fee for arts and crafts.

The State Farmers Market in Raleigh will also be celebrating Arbor Day Saturday with exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Arbor Day in Cary will include a tree dedication ceremony, tree-themed crafts for kids, education, entertainment and local food. You can even pick up a free tree to plant at home.

Come take a Walk in the Woods Saturday at Crowder County Park and help them collect data for their Natural Resource Inventory Database. While you are at the park, check out their Discovery Table on Wacky Weather. Come back to the park Sunday for Magical Habits, an exploration of the enchanted side of the woods. Kids get Crafty Monday to celebrate Spring and how March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.

This Sunday's Spring Hike at West Point on the Eno will explore Willie Duke's Bluff Wildflowers. Join them for a somewhat difficult hike with some being off trail, some bushwhacking and one steep climb.

In addition to Saturday Mill Tours and Sunday Heritage Tours, you are invited to join them Saturday at Yates Mill Park for some Country Dancing in the Mill Yard and an exploration of the Historic Trade, the Postman. Learn how farmers Plowed the Fields and Planted Crops in the 1800s, see sample farm artifacts and plant a seed in a newspaper pot to take home Sunday at Yates Mill.

Falls Lake will be offering a Ranger led Spring Bird Hike Sunday morning.

Celebrate National Kite Flying Month by flying a kite at Sunday's Carrboro Annual Kite Fly.

Celebrate Durham's Creek Week by joining a park ranger at Eno River State Park Sunday for a Turtle Trek.

Welcome Spring and check out their Discovery Table on the Vernal Equinox at Historic Yates Mill County Park on Tuesday.

Weekend Fun & Festivals

Reptile and Amphibian Day returns to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Saturday. Lizards are the theme of this year's festival, the nation's largest and most popular event dedicated to exploring the crawlers, hoppers and slitherers of the animal world. There will be presentations throughout the day, as well as dozens of exhibits featuring live animals, crafts and activities!

Bentonvile's Military Through the Ages will showcase how the American military has changed through the centuries. Various weapons demonstrations will occur throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday is the annual Spring Fling & Community Wide Yard Sale at Sugg Farm Park. The festivities kick off early with the Community Yard Sale, picks up with the Spring Fling (games, inflatable and music) and concludes with the Town Egg Hunt at noon.

Method Community Park is also hosting a Community Yard Sale Saturday morning. There will also be food and music.

The Museum of Life and Science will be celebrating Brain Awareness Week Tuesday through Friday with UNC Scientists and activities to test your brain's reflexes as well as to see some real brains!

NC State University's Farm Animal Days starts Wednesday and runs through next Friday. Bring your kids to see and touch farm animals and learn about agriculture.

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

The Fairgrounds

India Fest - A Cultural Arts Showcase comes to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds this weekend. Discover Indian cultural arts through dance, music, cultural cuisine, and traditional crafts in a Bazaar-style atmosphere.

Horse lovers won't want to miss the Indoor Spring Classic a hunter jumper horse show running Thursday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex.

The Coastal Paws Cat Show also comes to the Fairgrounds this weekend with an Allbreed cat show including household pet class judging and feline agility competition.

Jackie's Puppapalooosa Open Dog Show returns for its 5th year to the Fairgrounds. Click through for info on ticket prices and entry opportunities. All friendly dogs are welcome!

 

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