Weekday Events for Families in the Triangle
Dec. 2-5: Kids Book Exchange, Museum of History Events, Wildlife in Winter and Winter Stories for All Ages
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This week in the Triangle, catch a free family-friendly movie at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, take a mile-long hike through Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh to see how nature changes from season to season, have a fun holiday party with other preschoolers at the Walltown Park Recreation Center in Durham and view the full moon with a telescope at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts hosts free family-friendly movies rated G or PG the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m., and this Dec. 9 is no exception. The title of the movie hasn't been publicized, but it will be appropriate for kids of all ages. If you absolutely must find out ahead of time, call 919-435-9428 to find out. Typical movie concessions like popcorn and drinks will be available for sale. No tickets or preregistration are necessary.
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DIscover what time it is in nature this Dec. 10 at Raleigh’s Prairie Ridge Ecostation. From 9-10:30 a.m., attendees will explore the native plant garden, prairie and lowland arboretum on a leisurely one-mile walk with a staff naturalist through the 45-acre ecostation. Wear clothing and footwear that will be comfortable on natural trails with some uneven surfaces and small hills. Off-road strollers work well on the trails. Preregister here.
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Preschoolers aged 3-6 can get in on some holiday fun this Dec. 11 at the Walltown Park Recreation Center in Durham. From 10 a.m.-noon enjoy storytime, music, crafts and refreshments. The fee is $3 per child for Durham residents and $8 for nonresidents. Preregister here.
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Join staff at Historic Yates Mill County Park this Dec. 12 to discover fun things about the celestial body closest to the Earth and view it with a telescope. Bring your own binoculars if you have them and a blanket to lie or sit upon. This activity runs from 4:30-6 p.m. and is appropriate for all ages. Preregister here.
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