Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Jan. 19-21
Crafts, night sky explorations, foil embossing, Legos and more
This weekend in the Triangle, go medieval at the Middle Creek Community Library in Apex, explore the night sky at Sandy Creek Park in Durham, learn how to make foil works of art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, get a sampling of all the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has to offer and develop important skills by playing with Legos at North Regional Library in Raleigh.
Join the Middle Creek Community Library staff in Apex and travel back to medieval times. Create your own shield and crown, practice your javelin throwing and meet a real knight on Jan. 19, 4-5 p.m. This activity is FREE but you should preregister here.
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Knowledgeable staff at Sandy Creek Park in Durham will provide high-powered binoculars and telescopes for high quality viewing of the night sky on Jan. 19, 7-9 p.m. Crisp winter nights make for great viewing, so be ready to see planets, meteor showers, stars and more. Dress for the weather. This program is FREE and requires no preregistration.
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Using repousse’ techniques, create your own metallic work of art inspired by the dazzling details in silver found in the Judaic Art Gallery of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Family Fun Saturday includes a gallery tour plus a studio workshop. Different themes at each session ensure there’s always something new to discover. This activity will be held on Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. and is intended for families with children ages 5-11. Tickets are $5 each for members and $8 each for nonmembers. Reserve your spot early as this event is very popular.
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Science Buffet is a lively science presentation featuring a “taste” of everything the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has to offer: live animals, weird science facts, dramatic demonstrations and explosions (small and controlled of course), all seasoned with a touch of humor. This smorgasbord of science is set for Jan. 20, 1-1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and military, and $3 for kids ages 3-12. Members pay $2.
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Learning With Legos FREE
Kids in grades kindergarten-5 can practice planning, problem solving and teamwork using Legos with members from the Raleigh North Regional Library’s Teen Leadership Corps. The fun is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2-3 p.m., and no preregistration is required.
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