7 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Weekend
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1. Enjoy “Cindabella: A Southern Fried Fairytale Musical” 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in downtown Wake Forest. The show features the classic fairytale retold with a new Southern twist and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $7 (plus tax). Buy them at wakeforestnc.gov/tickets-events.aspx or at the Renaissance Centre Box Office. A processing fee will be added to the cost of any ticket purchased with a credit card.
2. Head to the Garner Storytelling Festival 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, to hear tall tales from professional and elementary school student storytellers at North Garner Middle School. The festival kicks off with music from school groups, followed by a 1 p.m. welcome session and storytelling.
3. If you missed the premier of “Antarctica 3D: On the Edge," you can catch a 20-minute version of the movie noon-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, or 3-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Learn more.
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4. Hear acclaimed gospel singer Mary D. Williams perform at the State Capitol in Raleigh in honor of Black History Month 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. During “The Song and Narrative of the Black South” program, Williams will take the audience on a journey from the sung slave narrative to 20th-century gospel and Civil Rights protest music. Tickets to the concert in the historic House Chamber are $10 each, or two for $20 with tax included. Students with a valid student ID can purchase tickets for $5. Visit ncstatecapitol.org for information and to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.
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5. Go to see “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” a humorous look at family life and the troubles caused by a younger sibling, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Cary Arts Center. Tickets are $10 per adult, $8 per student and $5 for ages 5 and younger. Purchase tickets online at etix.com/ticket/online/.
6. Catch a TEDx conference Saturday, Feb. 27, at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall. Anticipated speakers at this TED Talk spinoff, include a speed climber, podcast comedians, dance and circus groups, local artisans and UNC students and faculty. They will explore the theme “Bodies: Being Human” from noon-5 p.m. Entry is free and first-come first-serve, and it is recommended that visitors arrive at or before 11:30 to ensure finding a seat at TEDxUNC.
7. Invite your kids to learn compass orienteering at “Mission Impossible,” a fun, basic instruction program, 2-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area in Apex. A ranger will lead the program, designed for ages 10 and older, teaching them to use a compass and help them practice their new-found skills. For more information or to register, contact Ranger McMurray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-362-0586, ext. 219.
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