Top Picks for Family Events in March
Experience Brain Awareness Week at Duke March 1 and 8
Learn about human brains, neuroimaging and decision-making through hands-on demonstrations, games and more at the Levine Science Research Center's Open House at Duke University, 450 Research Dr., on March 1, 1-4 p.m.; and at the Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham, on March 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Events are free, but museum admission applies on March 8. dibs.duke.edu/brainweek.
Pair Up With Your Dog in IRONDOG Walk March 8
Strap Fido to a leash and walk together in this annual charity event that funds the medical care of select dogs and cats hospitalized at N.C. State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Kids will enjoy prizes, a "pawparazzi" red carpet and photos with Mr. and Ms. Wuf. Register online. $15. 10 a.m. NCSU's Centennial Campus, 2410 Campus Shore Dr., Raleigh. ncstatevets.org/irondog.
Explore the Greater Raleigh National College Fair March 11
College-bound teens can meet with representatives from nearly 200 colleges in North Carolina and across the country at this event, which also features workshops on application tips, essay writing and how to finance a college education. Registration encouraged. Free. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. nacacnet.org.
Watch Raleigh Little Theatre's OPQRS, Etc. March 14-30
Raleigh Little Theatre presents OPQRS, Etc., an original fable based on the fallacy that one color is superior to another. Even the alphabet suffers in Ottoville, ruled by a ridiculous dictator, Otto the Official. He decrees that orange is the only acceptable hue. It takes the arrival of an artist, loving all the tints of the rainbow, to paint Otto in his true colors. $13 adults, $9 ages 12 and younger. See website for show times. 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org.
Witness Billy Jonas Make Musical Magic March 16
Watch this genius create a musical conversation with conventional instruments and homemade creations, including keys, cans, buckets and bells. All ages. Purchase tickets online. $8. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. etix.com.
Take Flight at the Cary Kite Festival March 22
Let your kite dance across the sky at Bond Park March 22. Learn tips from an expert kite flyer, watch demonstrations and enter to win prizes. Free. 1 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The rain date is March 23 at 1 p.m. Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. townofcary.org.