Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Feb. 9-11

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Photo courtesy of the Clay Studio

This weekend your family can listen to stories and meet live animals at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, enjoy a kids night at the Clay Studio in Durham, find out why we celebrate Saint Valentine at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, learn how to become a licensed foster parent at Wake County Human Services and hear talented musicians at the North Regional Library in Raleigh.

Storytime With Live Animals FREE

Listen to nature stories and meet live animals at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. This program is scheduled for Feb. 9 from 10:30-11 a.m. Stories focusing on tree dwellers have been chosen especially for the museum’s youngest visitors and their families. The FREE program starts on time so please arrive a few minutes early. No preregistration is necessary.

photo courtesy of gina harmeyer

Kids Night Out at the Clay Studio

On Friday, Feb. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., your 6-12 year old child can enjoy making something out of clay at the Clay Studio in Durham while you sneak away and grab a bite to eat or do some shopping at Northgate Mall. Each participant will create and paint a piece of pottery that will be glazed and fired by the instructor and available for pick up a few weeks after the workshop. Preregistration is required and the fee is $18 per child.

photo courtesy of the clay studio

A Side of History: The Legends of Saint Valentine

Who is the mysterious saint we celebrate every Feb. 14? And where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday at Historic Yates Mill County Park on Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-noon, then create a Valentine's Day card to give to someone special. This activity is appropriate for all ages and the fee is $1 per person. Registration is required for all family members, and children must have adult accompaniment.

photo courtesy of Jennifer silvestri


Foster Parent Business and Recruitment Expo FREE

If you’ve ever felt called to become a foster parent, don't miss an opportunity to learn more about the process to become licensed foster parents at Wake County Human Services. This expo will take place Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Swinburne Building on the Wake County Human Services campus in Raleigh, where you’ll hear from current foster families about their own personal experiences. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

photo courtesy of cheri lee and her family

Music in the Library: Strings and Keys FREE

“Strings and Keys,” featuring cellist Attila Szasz and pianist Angela Rumball, will visit the North Regional Library in Raleigh for an hour of enchanting music suitable for the whole family. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these talented local musicians. This FREE program is set for Feb. 11 from 2-3 p.m. and no registration is required.

photo courtesy of strings and keys


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