Fun Things to Do in the Triangle this Weekend, Jan. 12-14

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Get up close with all kinds of exotic animals at this weekend's Repticon in Raleigh

There are lots of choices for fun this weekend: Take advantage of the FREE programs with Durham Parks and Recreation, learn about fractions with cookies at the Holly Springs Community Library, explore reptiles and other exotic animals at Repticon in Raleigh, become an amateur paleontologist at Crowder County Park in Apex, and hear fantastic blues music performed by Logie Meachum at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.

Durham Parks and Recreation Fit & Fun Week FREE

This weekend wraps up Durham Parks and Recreation’s Fit & Fun Week. You still have time to take advantage of FREE programs at recreation and aquatic centers. Choose among racquetball, wallyball (It’s a thing!), bridge, beginning karate, pickleball (It’s a thing, too!), snorkeling, tai chi, yoga and more. Check out the brochure for the schedule for all the offerings.

photo courtesy of the Woods Family

K-5 Adventures: Fractions FREE

Kids in grades kindergarten-5 can read, create, discover and explore through books, hands-on activities and more at this Holly Springs Community Library event. Learn about fractions and find out what math and cookies have in common when you read “The Cookie Fiasco.” This event takes place Jan. 12, 11-11:45 a.m. Registration is requested for this FREE program.

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Check out all the fun creepy crawlies during Repticon at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds Kerr Scott Building Jan. 13-14. See live reptiles up close at live animal encounters, buy reptiles and other exotic pets direct from quality breeders, and get expert advice from reptile experts at this neat event. Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m.-5 pm. and Sunday’s hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are available for one or both days, and range from $5-$15. Kids age 4 and younger are FREE.

photo courtesy of Monika Toth


Family Feature: Fantastic Fossils 

Fossils tell scientists how animals and plants lived a long time ago. Join the crew at Crowder County Park in Apex and become a junior paleontologist Jan. 14, 2-3 p.m. Play the rock cycle game, discover which rocks fossils form in, learn and experiment with the four types of fossils then excavate pretend reptiles from eggs. This activity is appropriate for all ages. The fee is $1 per person and preregistration is required for all family members. Children must have adult accompaniment. Meet at the upper pavilion.

photo courtesy of Crowder COUNTY park

Music of the Carolinas: Logie Meachum FREE

Enjoy a performance by one of the founders of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Jan. 14, 3 p.m., at the North Carolina Museum of History. Multiple award-winning Logie Meachum loves performing for children, so the whole family is sure to enjoy this treat. FREE tickets will be distributed at the museum beginning at 2 p.m. while they last.

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