Fun Things to Do in the Triangle this Week, Feb. 19-22

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Photo courtesy of Patricia Tyndall
Celebrate the last day of the Great Backyard Bird Count this week at the Bird Olympics in Raleigh.

This week in the Triangle, you can participate in the Bird Olympics while you celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh, enjoy classroom open hours at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, make your best cupcake creation at the West Regional Library in Cary and learn some “adulting” skills at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh.

Family Wildlife Series: Bird Olympics FREE

The folks at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh have decided that “counting is for the birds” during this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. They would rather celebrate by playing fun and active outdoor games to learn about bird behavior. On Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m., join them for lots of activities and games. The program is best suited to kids ages 5 and older, but younger kids are welcome as well. Registration of all attendees is required.

photo courtesy of patricia tyndall

Classroom Open Hours at Duke Gardens

Kids ages 3 and older and their caregivers can explore the learning laboratory at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham on Feb. 20 any time between 1-3 p.m. Participants can explore the nature museum and teaching library and have fun in the “squishy corner.” The program cost is $3 per child, and a parking pass is included with advance registration. Meet at the Doris Duke Center (D5 on this map) for this activity.

photo courtesy of kati henderson and duke gardens

Cupcake Wars FREE

Your 6th- through 10th-grade aspiring pastry chef can compete to construct the best (or worst!) cupcakes at West Regional Library in Cary on Feb. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required, and ingredients from home are allowed.

photo courtesy of baked by billie

Adulting 101 FREE

Your tween or teen in grades 6-10 can get insider information on some adulting life hacks, including easy meals to make on a budget, clothing maintenance and de-stressing tips we could all probably use. This FREE program is set for Feb. 22, 4-5 p.m., at Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh. Preregistration is requested.

photo courtesy of the shore family



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