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March 22nd - 28th Triangle 2018

by Pam & Michael Davison

Spring is officially here! Just remember that March comes in like a Lion and out like a lamb. After a few Easter events last weekend, most Triangle Towns and Cities are hosting Egg Hunts this weekend. Kids 11-14 are invited to Wilson Friday night for a Flashlight Egg Hunt. Glitter and Golden Eggs will win special prizes.

The City of Raleigh will host Egg Hunts at 10 locations Saturday morning. In addition to the featured egg hunt, many locations will have additional kids activities and crafts. Click through for all the locations.

Hank Anderson Park will be the location of Carrboro's Egg Hunt Saturday.

Morrisville will be hosting their Egg Hunt Saturday morning with the Easter Bunny and special prize eggs.

Kids can have Breakfast with the Bunny Saturday at the Herbert C. Young Community Center before Cary's Easter Festival. Held at Bond Park, the event features a festival complete with Easter Bunny, police and fire equipment, bounce houses, face painting, and food trucks. There will also be a magic show followed by an Egg Hunt for kids up to 10 and then an Egg Hunt for Special Needs Kids.

Wake Forest will be will be hiding over 10,000 Easter eggs along with Easter-themed arts and crafts, games and a free raffle at Carroll Joyner Park Saturday.

Garner's Annual Spring EGGstravaganza will be held at Lake Benson Park Saturday. Joint them for the Hunt, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, vendors, games, crafts, music and more.

Apex Community Park will be the site for the Apex Egg Hunt Saturday. Come early to met the Easter Bunny.

Durham hosts two Egg Hunts Saturday. There will be special Golden Eggs and the Easter Bunny at Campus Hills Park and crafts, games and face painting at West Point on the Eno.

The Knightdale Easter Eggstraordinaire Saturday incorporates egg hunts, inflatables, train rides, music, food and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Dogs in Knightdale also have their day Saturday with Paws in the Park at the Ashley Wilder Dog Park.

Head to downtown Fuquay-Varina Saturday for their annual Candy Hop, where the merchants on and around historic Main and Broad Streets supply candy and goodies while parents take children shop to shop with baskets to collect the treats. Sunday, bring your kids to the Fuquay-Varina Easter Egg Hunt at South Park.

Dorothea Dix Park invites adults to a Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt Sunday at Dorothea Dix Park. The kid-free Spring Fling will feeature a field day for adults (21+) including an Egg Hunt with 10,000 eggs, inflatables, food trucks and lawn games!

Friday (and fun Thursday, too)

This Thursday the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences invites you to join them for Science Cafe. This week's theme is "How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog."

Marbles Kids Museum celebrates Twilight $2 Thursdays every week with extended hours and discounted admission.

Crowder By Night will be looking for Signs of Spring Friday evening. Join them to spot the early signs of spring then make a toad abode for the spring peepers around your home.

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

Young Frankenstein will be the featured flick at this months Final Friday event at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Prior to the movie, check out movie-themed science stations where visitors can learn everything they ever wanted to know about anatomy, ethics, and electricity. After the movie, hear from Eric Juengst, Professor of Social Medicine and Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of North Carolina as he helps separate the science from the fiction.

Festivals and Shows

Join the North Carolina Museum of Art's Art in Bloom, their fourth annual festival of art and flowers featuring more than 50 floral masterpieces created by world-class designers inspired by art in the Museum's collection. There are events Thursday through Sunday and many do require tickets so, click through for more information.

Come down to Main Street Wendell Saturday for a ProTown BMX Show. There will be two shows featuring the ProTown BMX stunt team out of Greenville, NC demonstrating flips, spins, whips and much more! The team will have autograph sessions and free riding clinics after each performance, so bring your bikes and helmets and ride with the pros!!!

Saturday is the annual Raleigh Tamale Festival at Lake Wheeler Park. The festival celebrating Latino Culture will feature a tamale competition, informational booths, food vendors, games, live music and authentic entertainment for the whole family.

Gain an insider's view into one of the nation's top veterinary programs as the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites you behind the scenes for their annual Open House Festival. The day includes interesting demonstrations, fun and informative displays explaining advances in the science of veterinary medicine, presentations on pet health, an opportunity to talk with faculty, staff, and students, and a chance to get up close with animals large and small.

The NC State Fairgrounds will host the Kennel Club Dog Show Wednesday through Sunday. Each day will be hosted by a different Triangle area Club.

The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza comes to the Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday with over 125 exhibitors. There is an admission fee.

The Raleigh Spring Premier Benefit will feature classes for American Saddlebred horses, Roadster horses and ponies, Hackney ponies, Southeast riders and a full Morgan Division through Saturday at the Fairground's Hunt Horse Complex. Also for horse lovers, the Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale is back to the Fairgrounds all weekend.

To round out the fun at the Fairgrounds, the Carolina FiberFest is a family-friendly event featuring classes, free demonstrations, and shopping for yarn, ready to spin fiber, patterns, tools, accessories, and specialty items both Friday and Saturday.

The 3rd Annual Mid-Town Square Spring Festival returns to Bond Brothers Beer Company Saturday with food trucks (The Humble Pig, Chirba Chirba, FRESH. Local Ice Cream and more), local artists, live music (featuring touring artists Oak & Ash) and, of course, Bond Brothers' beer.

Spring at the Parks

Saturday is Fishing Fun Day at Historic Oak View County Park. Canes and bait will be provided so you can try your hand at Cane Pole Fishing in their fishing pond.

Bring your favorite stuffed bear to Blue Jay County Park Saturday for an interactive hike using all five senses to learn about Black Bears. Enjoy part scavenger hunt, part adventure, and a whole lot of fun.

Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain's geologic wonders while you explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist during Saturday's Geology Hike.

Kids can head on over to Harris Lake County Park Saturday evening to learn how to Catch Crappie. Come back Sunday to get Hooked on Fishing with a group of NCSU students. There will be opportunities to fish from a canoe, play fishing games, make an origami fish and enjoy a presentation from their NC Wildlife Resources Commission Officer.

Join Falls Lake Rangers at the park Sunday to learn the basics of using a compass for navigation. The Orienteering program will include lessons complete with a practical exercise and hands-on activities for all ages.

This Sunday's Spring Hike Series at West Point on the Eno will explore the Penny Bend Nature Preserve. Join them for an easy to moderate walk with one short, steep stretch that rewards with a bluff-top view of the river.

History Comes Alive

Its Vietnam Veterans Day Weekend at the North Carolina Museum of History. Meet Vietnam veterans, and see equipment-including vehicles and helicopters-and personal memorabilia-such as uniforms, weapons, and gear. Each day there will also be screening of the film "Etchings in Stone: Memories of North Carolina's Vietnam Veterans." As a special treat Sunday, come see the World War I Film Sergeant York (1941).

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will celebrate the grand opening of their new exhibit, Beyond Curie: A Celebration of Women in Science. The exhibit is a celebration of 40 women, including all 16 female winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine/Physiology. Artist Phingbodhipakkiya designed vibrant full-color illustrations that feature the female scientists' portraits as well as images and design elements connected to their groundbreaking work.

Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park will be running half hour Old Mill Tours of the fully renovated mill on Saturday as well as hour long Mill Heritage and Local History Tours on Sunday.

Also at Yates Mill Saturday, join them for Art in the Park: Artsy Owls. Practice different owl calls, learn all about owls and create a Snowy Owl craft and a set of owl wings to take home.

Kids are invited to head on over to Marbles Kids Museum Sunday for a Kids Jam. Musicians 18 and under are even invited to bring your own instruments and play along.

The featured flick at Holly Springs Cultural Center Monday will be Shrek.


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