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February 14th - 20th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

I've seen a few daffodils and cherry trees blooming throughout the Triangle so Spring must be right around the corner. If only we could get through this warm and sunny one day and cold and dreary the next. We may run into some more questionable weather Saturday so, check with the venue if you have any question that an event may be canceled or postponed.

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The Fun Starts Early

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will be celebrating an Opening Reception for artists Cathy Foreman, Brittney Symone & JJ Raia Friday night.

Third Friday is back in Durham with their popular Gallery Crawl.

Iris After Dark returns Friday night to the North Carolina Museum of Art with music, small plates and drink specials. Stay for the 1931 film, Girls About Town.

Step into the Graham Building, Dorton Arena and Exposition Center Thursday through Sunday at the NC State Fairgrounds for the NC International Auto Expo!

Also at the Fairgrounds, the TICA Time Cat Show will be at the Holshouser Building Saturday and Sunday with 14 rings of feline fun.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy, annual event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Several of our Triangle parks are participating this week with special programs and hikes.

Lake Crabtree County Park will celebrate the Annual Great Backyard Bird Count with daily Bird Walks. Join park staff each morning Friday through Monday to learn field ID techniques and collect data in a variety of habitats. Also on Sunday, stop by the park to learn about the Eagles that live in the park.

Crowder County Park invites you to join them for a variety of Great Backyard Bird Count events Saturday and Monday.

Take a GBBC Bird Walk along the American Tobacco Trail to the Beaver Creek Bridge Friday morning.

Harris Lake County Park will also host Great Backyard Bird Counts events Friday through Monday.

Historic Yates Mill County Park will celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count starting with a Year of Birding Friday. Come back for Breakfast with the Birds Saturday, an Afternoon Backyard Bird Count on Sunday and a Discovery Table Monday-Wednesday.

Blue Jay Point decided that Counting is for the Birds this year and will be celebrating the Great Backyard Bird Count with bird stories, games, activities and of course some counting.

Count the Birds Saturday at Marla Dorrel Park. Enjoy refreshments after the count as they tally the results.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation hosts a Bird Walk and some Basic Bird Identification Skill Building Saturday.

Dorthea Dix Park kicks off the Great Backyard Bird Count Friday morning with the First Lady of North Carolina Kristin Cooper and David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society and bird counts.

The North Carolina Museum of Art is bringing their Great Backyard Bird Count inside because of the rainy forcast. Join them for birding with the experts, make a craft and warm up with hot cider.

Jordan Lake will be celebrating with a Bald Eagle Gathering of Jordan Lake Saturday.

Come look for some Monday Morning Birds at Eno River State Park,.

More Indoor Fun

Join the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough for the annual Living History Day to commemorate Hillsborough's Revolutionary history. Reenactors and activities will be set up throughout the day Saturday at several locations throughout Hillsborough.

Historic Oak View County Park will host a special Farmer Presidents children's drop-in program both Saturday, and Sunday each day. Learn more about U.S. presidents who were also farmers and enjoy a presidential craft activity!

The Winter Market is back to the Holly Springs Cultural Center Saturday.

It's a Super Fun Saturday at the Halle Cultural Arts Center Saturday. Kids are invited to come have some super fun with free arts & crafts.

The Monday morning movie at the Holly Springs Cultural Center will be Finding Dory.

The Tuesday morning movie at the Halle Cultural Arts Center will be Planes.

The Grinch will be the featured flick for Pizza and a Movie next Thursday.

Happenings at the Parks

I Love the Eno Saturday afternoon at Eno River State Park. Show your love for the Eno with this family-friendly clean-up project to tidy up the Fews Ford area while we hike to the suspension bridge and wilderness cabin.

Come to Harris Lake County Park Friday afternoon for a Playground Celebration for their newly renovated playground. There will be with games, activities and hot cocoa.

Sunday's Winter Hike on the Eno will be along the Fanny's Ford Trail .

 

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