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April 18th - 24th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

Happy Easter! There are a few more Easter events and Earth Day Celebrations.

Youth ages 11 to 14 are invited to bring their flashlights out and enjoy a Flashlight Egg Hunt in the dark Friday evening at Wilson Park.

The Historic Burwell School will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday.

The Museum of Life and Science invites you to their Dino Egg Hunt. There is an additional admission fee in addition to the museum admission, but kids will get to unearth colorful eggs, take a photo with their resident dino, dig up some real fossils, put together dinosaur skeleton "puzzles," make their own colorful fossil rubbing and test their skills in matching dino skeletons with the complete dinosaur.

They will be celebrating Egg-Stravaganza at the North Carolina Zoo both Saturday & Sunday. Celebrate Spring and watch Zoo animals hunt for treats inside colorful eggs as you learn how important enrichment is.

Calvary Chapel Cary invites you to their Easter Celebration Sunday morning at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

Several Downtown churches celebrate an Easter Sunrise Celebration at the North Carolina State Capitol early Sunday morning.

Festivals

On Saturday, Bond Park will be celebrating Children's Day with dance, music, crafts, food trucks, face painting, animal balloons and a magic show focusing on Cary kids and their diverse cultures.

HerbFest kicks off this weekend in Wake Forest and continues next weekend. Join them for free entertainment, animal petting, live bands, and the largest selection of herbs and local grown, adapted perennials.

Come to the Earth Fair at NC State University Monday. This Earth-focused fair featuring exhibits, demonstrations and ideas on how you can make the world a better place all in the Brickyard.

Come to the American Tobacco Campus Monday at lunch time to be a part of their Annual Earth Day Celebration. There will be free lemonade, water, and cake pops, information tables from local non-profits, a large message board for sharing "green" ideas, a live demonstration on how to make mats for the homeless from plastic grocery bags, and food trucks.

Fun at the Parks

Bring the kids and join a Park Ranger at Jordan Lake's New Hope Overlook Campground for a Spring Hike to learn about the history of Jordan Lake.

Adults are invited to take a Full Moon Paddle Friday night at Lake Crabtree to enjoy views of the full moon from the lake.

Take a Walk in the Woods Saturday at Crowder County Park and discover the animals and plants that call the park home. Come back to Crowder Sunday for some Rockin' Around the Park. Conduct scientific tests to discover the hidden identity of rocks, learn the three types of rocks and play the rock cycle game.

Explore a side of history exploring Milkweed and Monarchs Friday at Yates Mill Park.

Yates Mill will host their Costumed Corn Milling Demonstrations Saturday and Sunday. You can also join them Saturday for some Country Dancing in the Mill Yard. Both Saturday and Sunday, learn about the tradition of Planting by the Signs, the idea that planting crops according to the moon's phase and astrological signs ensured a successful crop.

Also on Tuesday, join Yates Mill for some Old-Time Farming Fun where you can try your hand at back-to-basics living, just like the Ingalls and Wilder families experienced in the late 1800s.

Bring your binoculars to Eno River Park early Sunday for a relaxing morning of Bird Watching.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation invites you to a Nature Scavenger Hunt Sunday afternoon.

This Sunday's Spring Hike at West Point on the Eno will explore the Pump Station while looking for wildflowers.

Movies

Bond Park kicks off their Lakeside Movie series Thursday night with the 1995 film Jumanji after dark.

The NC Museum of Art will kick off the weekend with Iris After Dark and the Spring Film The Sea Wolf.

More Earth Day Celebrations

Crowder County Park will host a Discovery Table all about Earth Day out near the upper playground Saturday.

Historic Yates Mill County Park will round out the week with an Earth Day Discovery Table Monday through Wednesday. Learn fun Earth facts, tips on how to reduce your ecological footprint, and how you can reduce waste. Take the Earth Day pledge and make a colorful Earth Bracelet to take home. Then go on a self-guided treasure hunt hike around the millpond to search for "gold coins" that contain earth-friendly helpful hints.

For you early risers, you can join them at Eno River State Park Sunday morning for an Earth Day Bird Walk. Later Sunday morning, celebrate Earth Day at Eno River State Park by taking a 1.5 mile hike along Pump Station Trail to see spring wildflowers, blooming trees and basking turtles

Join them Monday at Durant Nature Park for an easy-paced Earth Day Nature Hike through the forest. They will walk for about a mile and a half, stopping occasionally to point out interesting things along the trail.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Crowder County Park will host their monthly preschool programs. This month they will be exploring Earth Day.

 

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