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February 28th - March 6th 2019 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 click on Event Search and fill in the dates.

Thursday Happenings and First Friday Fun

Thursday's Science Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will explore Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest.


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

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

The North Carolina Museum of History will host a Conservation Assistance Day Friday. Make an appointment and bring up to three objects for assessment and advice on care from a museum conservator.

The Cary Town Band will present a Water WorksConcert 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 followed by the film American Animals.

Fun Outdoors

Join a Jordan Lake Park Ranger Saturday to learn about the bald eagles of Jordan Lake. They will even have a spotting scope to help find some Bald Eagles in the park.

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

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.

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

More at the Museums

Join the Apex Historical Society for their annual Preservation & Pie Thursday night at the Halle Cultural Center. This year"s speaker is former Mayor Larry Jordan, who will discuss his experiences in Apex over the years.

Art by Women, Women in Art Tour will give you an opportunity to discover images by and about women in the permanent collection at the North Carolina Museum of Art both Saturday and Sunday.

Every Thursday Marbles Kids Museum is open until 7pm with $3 admission after 3pm.

Bolt is the featured flick Monday morning at the Holly Springs Cultural 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.

Head to Downtown Wake Forest Saturday for the annual Mardi Gras Street Festival. The Street Festival will include a walking parade, children's activities, and contests.

The Durham Bulls will host their 2019 Fan FestSaturday 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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