Weekday Events for Families in the Triangle
Jan. 20-23: Dream Big Book Drive, Hack Your Ramen, Intro to Birding and Storytime in the Gallery
Fun things to do this week in the Triangle
This week in the Triangle, celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at a celebration of books at Rhythms Live Music Hall in Durham, find out new and creative ways to prepare ramen noodles at an activity at the East Regional Library in Durham, get an introduction to birding and work toward an orthithology ecoExplore badge at a program at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh and hear stories among original works of art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.
Dream Big Book Drive FREE
This celebration of books takes place every year on Martin Luther King. Jr. Day. This year, it’s on Jan. 20, 1-4 p.m. at Durham’s Rhythms Live Music Hall. Between the book drive, favorite mascots, face painting, games, activities and free books, everyone will have fun. Bring gently used children’s books to donate if you have some or just come for the activities. No preregistration is required for this drop-in event.
Photo courtesy of book harvest
Hack Your Ramen FREE
We all love those curly bricks of carbohydrate goodness, but did you know there are lots of different ways to prepare them? Teens can find new ways to prepare ramen at a fun activity this Jan. 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the East Regional Library in Knightdale. No preregistration is required.
photo courtesy of jennifer lamphear
Intro to Birding FREE
Kids in grades K-8 can participate in the ecoEXPLORE program that encourages students to make scientific observations in a fun way. This Jan. 22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., attendees will use smartphones or tablets to make observations that scientists can use in their own research and earn points and prizes through the program. The focus of this activity at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh is to introduce young explorers to bird ID and give them skills to complete their ornithology ecoEXPLORE badge. No preregistration is required for the activity, but you should set up account at www.ecoEXPLORE.net ahead of time.
photo courtesy of patricia tyndall
Story Time: Seasons/Nature FREE
Join staff at the North Carolina Museum of Art this Jan. 23 at 10:15 or 11 a.m. for story time in the galleries. Young children can look and listen and make connections between original works of art and children’s books. The half-hour sessions are geared toward kids aged 2-5 and their caregivers. No preregistration is required. Meet in the West Building Galleries for the fun.
Photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of art