Fun Things to Do in the Triangle the Weekend of April 14-16

Photo courtesy of One World Athletics
Enjoy an egg hunt and donate gently used soccer equipment for children in need during One World Athletics’ pre-game event at Wake Med Soccer Park Saturday, April 15.

There’s no excuse for being bored this weekend! Triangle families can go on an egg hunt, write a prize-winning story, use a smartphone app to document local biodiversity, be mystified by an illusionist and more.

Story Writing Contest at Cary’s West Regional Library FREE

Children ages 7-11 are invited to participate in West Regional Library’s 11th Annual Story Writing Contest. Participants are invited to submit one entry. Original stories must be handwritten on 8.5-by-11-inch paper and should not exceed three pages. Both sides of the page may be used, and illustrations are excluded from the total page count. Entries will be accepted at West Regional Library in Cary through April 24, and prizes will be awarded at a reception on May 21. Free.

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Smartphone Nature Explorers at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences FREE

Help the Triangle win the City Nature Challenge, a national competition to see which cities can collect the most plant and animal observations on the iNaturalist app. Meet in the SECU Daily Planet Theater for a lively talk by Chris Goforth, head of Citizen Science at the museum, to learn about the Triangle’s local biodiversity and how to use the app. Then go outside with the group to use the app to record observations. This event takes place 2-3 p.m., Friday, April 14, at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Free. Download the app to a smartphone before your visit.

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Earth Day Songs and Stories at Northgate’s Discovery Nook FREE

Join musician and storyteller Alex Weiss to celebrate Earth Day with songs and stories in honor of the environment. Attendees may also visit the Durham County Library’s Destination Literacy Bookmobile on the Plaza to borrow or return library materials. This event takes place 12:30-2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the Discovery Nook at Northgate Mall in Durham. Free.

Egg Hunt at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary

Hunt for Easter eggs and enjoy soccer and other activities with One World Athletics before the 7:30 p.m. game between North Carolina FC and FC Edmonton. The egg hunts take place at 5:30 p.m. (ages 7 and younger) and 6 p.m. (ages 8-12), Saturday, April 15, at the Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. Tickets to the egg hunt are $5 (game tickets are separate), and online registration is requested. Meet at the center circle in front of the stadium. Donations of gently used soccer gear will be accepted at this event. Browse our complete list of egg hunts across the Triangle for more fun.

Illusionist Joshua Lozoff at Carrboro’s ArtsCenter

Enjoy a family-friendly performance by Joshua Lozoff, who combines amazing illusions with mental feats. In one moment, he magically solves a Rubik’s Cube just by tossing it in the air, and in the next he predicts a volunteer’s choices even before she knows them herself. This performance is slated for 7-9 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Tickets ($20; $15 for students) are available online and at the door.

photo courtesy of joshua lozoff

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