Weekend Family Fun Across the Triangle
Nov. 15-17: Storytime with Horses, Family Studio, a Fall Wagon Ride and Hibernation Station
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This weekend in the Triangle, enjoy stories and a craft with the horses at Brightleaf Stables in Durham; view a new exhibit and create works of textile art at a special program at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh; take a wagon ride through Harris Lake County Park in New Hill while you learn about the history of the land; and find out about what sorts of animals hibernate during an activity at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh.
Share songs, stories and a craft while admiring the horses at Brightleaf Stables in Durham Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-noon. This outdoor storytime is targeted toward ages 3-5 but all ages are welcome. Dress according to the weather and bring a blanket to sit on if you’d like. There will be portable bathrooms and a handwashing station available, and you’ll need to sign a waiver when you arrive. Preregister children here, caregivers need not register themselves.
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This Nov. 16 at 10:15 a.m., take inspiration from the art that Frida Kahlo created, wore and lived. View fabric and embroidery on view in the North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism,” then create collaborative works of textile art to take home with you. This two-hour studio workshop and gallery tour for families is geared toward ages 5-11 and their caregiver. Tickets are $6 each for museum members and $8 for nonmembers. Each participant (children and adults) must have a ticket.
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Fall Wagon Ride FREE
Join staff at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill this Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. for a relaxing, hourlong wagon ride along the back roads of the park. Enjoy the autumn air, observe nature and learn a bit of the history of the land before it became a park. Space is limited, so preregistration is required. The activity is suitable for all ages.
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Hibernation Station FREE
What does hibernation mean? Which types of animals hibernate? Find out the answers to these questions and more Nov. 17, 2-3 p.m. at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh. Enjoy a storytime and make hibernation shelters in the Ecostation’s Nature PlaySpace. This program is suited for ages 6-10 with a caregiver. No preregistration is required. Be sure to dress for whatever weather we have and wear closed-toe shoes.
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