Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Week, Oct. 16-19

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Photo courtesy of Happy Dan The Magic Man
Happy Dan the Magic Man brings his own engaging style to Wake Forest this week. Gather your friends and catch his show on Oct. 18.

This week offers a variety of things to do. Your child can hone his or her story identification skills in Durham, make woolly mammoth-inspired stone age art work in Raleigh, catch a kooky magician show in Wake Forest, and explore the commonalities between art and nature at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Have fun!


Name That Story! FREE

Do you know a story about a little blonde-headed girl who goes into someone's house uninvited and tastes the inhabitants' food? And even gets into their beds? This is the kind of question your child will get at this program. Help strengthen your child's verbal, letter, word and story recognition skills during this "Name That Story!" program at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham on Monday, Oct. 16, 4-4:45 p.m. This program is FREE and intended for children ages 5-7. Registration is required.


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K-2 Adventures – The Stone Age FREE

Have you ever wondered how people survived during the Stone Age? Or how big a woolly mammoth was? Explore the Stone Age at Cameron Village Regional Library on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m., and create a piece of Stone Age artwork to take home. This program is FREE, intended for children in kindergarten through second grade. Preregistration is requested.


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Happy Dan The Magic Man

No one can resist Happy Dan The Magic Man. This silly, world-traveling, bumbling magician engages children of all ages — and adults, too. He weaves Mister Rogers-style lessons on confidence, safety, reading and more into magic bits throughout the show. Children walk away feeling better about themselves and their vibrant imaginations. See this show on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $5 each and are available here.


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What's in the Box? Seasons/Nature

Have fun while exploring art with your child at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Museum staff will introduce one of their works of art and facilitate activities that stretch the imagination. During this outdoor program, look closely to see if you can spot objects from nature in art. Participants collect "What's in the Box?" cards in English or Spanish at the session. Preregister for any of the three time slots available, 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19. This program is intended for preschoolers ages 2-5, and their caregivers. The charge per child participant is $8 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers.


photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art

 

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