3 Fun February Family Outings

Raleigh, Durham, Hillsborough
Photo courtesy of Blue Jay Point County Park staff

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

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