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March 14th - 20th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

St Patrick's Day is here!

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.

Bring the whole family to Pullen Park Sunday 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.

Fun Thursday & Friday

This Thursday is Brain Awareness Night at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in honor of Brain Awareness Week. 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. Tracy Bale will lead a Science Café. Afterward, the exhibits will re-open for one final celebration of brains and behavior.

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!

In addition to their weekly Iris After Dark Friday evening, the NC Museum of Art will feature the 1923 silent film, Rosita, with live piano accompaniment.

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 Fishing Fun Day. Come learn the basics of cane pole fishing.

Join them for a guided Twilight Walk at Horseshoe Farm Saturday, and enjoy the opportunity to stay in the meadow later than usual for a full sunset experience.

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. On Sunday, come learn about makes March the Windiest Month.

Falls Lake will be exploring the Animals that call the park home Saturday afternoon.

Yates Mill Pond County Park invites you to a special weekend of Corn Milling Demonstrations. Step back in time and take a half-hour tour with a 19th century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Also Saturday, they will showcase the historic trades of Millwrights, Millers & their Apprentices. Come back Sunday to learn about what tasks 19th-century farmers would be doing this month as part of their Life on a Farm.

Learn what makes Waterfowl special through hands on activities Saturday at Blue Jay Point County Park.

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.

Join Lake Crabtree staff Wednesday evening for a Sunset Paddle around the lake. to explore "bird island," and Crabtree Creek in search of herons, beaver, turtles and more.

Weekend Fun & Festivals

Reptile and Amphibian Day returns to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Saturday. Toads 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 A Fighting Chance for Life: 154th Anniversary Program will showcase Civil War medical practices and how they revolutionized battlefield medicine. Various weapons demonstrations will occur throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday.

Bond Park's Annual Kite Festival Saturday includes a free kite flying contest, an expert kite flyer, music, and concessions.

Saturday is Flight Day at Dix Park. Bring your kites or other homemade flying machines and rockets and spend time enjoying your friends, family along with food trucks, kite vendors, and some of your favorite Y Guides and YMCA of the Triangle staff!

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 Nanny McPhee.

The Tuesday morning movie at the Halle Cultural Arts Center will be Big Hero 6.

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.

The Sports Card, Memorabilia, & Comic Con returns to the Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday with vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia and comics on over 225 tables.


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