3 Fun February Family Outings
Raleigh, Durham, Hillsborough
Winter Open House at Blue Jay Point County Park
Learn about the importance of “habitat” — food, water, shelter, space and air — for all living things at Blue Jay Point County Park’s open house Feb. 6, 1-4 p.m. Use a dip net in the pond, learn about the importance of water quality, try your hand at air painting, make animal-shaped snowflakes and have your picture taken with Sammy the Squirrel. Admission is free. Take a nonperishable food donation for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.
“The Lion King”
See the popular stage musical of Disney’s “The Lion King” at the Durham Performing Arts Center Feb. 16-March 20. This Tony Award-winning production follows the wild adventures of a young African lion named Simba and showcases memorable tunes from the animated film, including “The Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” Purchase tickets, $43-$83, at ticketmaster.com.
Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus
Revolutionary War Living History Day
The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough celebrates its 16th annual Revolutionary War Living History Day Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Festivities take place at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, also known as the Historic Alexander Dickson House, with additional events happening throughout downtown Hillsborough. Enjoy live military drills by local re-enactors, children's activities, demonstrations by local resident John “Blackfeather” Jeffries about Occaneechi life and more. Admission is free. Historic tours are $5/person. https://www.facebook.com/events/949846221759845/.
Photo courtesy of Donn Young