4 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Weekend
Hillsborough's Revolutionary War Living History Day celebration
Photo courtesy of Donn Young
With warmer weather in the forecast, this weekend is perfect for outings with your family.
1. Enjoy a variety of nature programs for children at local parks and a public garden. Search our Daily Calendar to find programs on birds, foxes, coyotes, vultures and family gardening.
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2. Experience America's history at Hillsborough's Annual Revolutionary War Living History Day 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough puts on this annual event centering around the occupation of Hillsborough by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 1,900-man army on Feb. 20, 1781. Enjoy performances by Carolina Colonial Dancers at the Burwell School, spinning and weaving demonstrations at the Orange County Historical Museum, live military drills by local re-enactors, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. Historic tours are $5/person.
3. Take your kids ages 5-11 to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh to the “Family Fun Saturdays: Pattern Portraits,” workshop 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the East Building’s Education Studios. Take inspiration from art in the museum’s collection to create patterned portraits of family members in unusual poses. Tickets are $8, and all participants (children and adults) must have a ticket. These workshops sell out, so reserve your spot early.
Photo courtesy of North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
4. Head to Carolina Ballet’s performance of “Love Speaks” at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh through Feb. 21. This ballet kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death. Tickets range in price from $30 to $68, but see how your high school student can gain free admission with valid identification.
"Love Speaks" Performance Courtesy of Carolina Ballet Company