Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, March 23-25

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Photo courtesy of the Adkins family
Can you find the frog in this picture? Find and hear frogs at a fun twilight hike at Crowder County Park this weekend.

The Triangle has such wonderful opportunities for fun. This week’s top picks include enjoying a dusk sensory hike at Crowder County Park in Apex, watching a fantastic animated movie at Durham’s Carolina Theater, taking your favorite stuffed bear on a black bear hunt at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh and learning how to fish at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill.

Crowder by Night: Spring has Sprung

Shake off the winter blues and welcome spring March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Crowder County Park in Apex. Join park staff and spot the early signs of spring from songs to smells. Go on a sensory hike around the pond and then make a toad abode for the spring peepers around your home. This activity is suitable for all ages, and the fee is $1 per participant. Preregistration is required. Meet at the Heron Shelter.

photo courtesy of the balogh family 

Family Saturday Series at The Carolina Theater

The whole family can enjoy the film “A Cat in Paris” March 24, 11 a.m., at The Carolina Theater in Durham. Follow the adventures of Dino, the cat that leads a double life, on the backdrop of the Paris skyline. This animated film is 80 minutes in length. Tickets are $5 each and are available here

photo courtesy of david white

Family Wildlife Series: Going on a Bear Hunt

Bring your favorite stuffed bear to Blue Jay Point County Park to learn about black bears on an interactive hike using all your senses. This hike takes place on March 24, 2-3 p.m., and is part scavenger hunt, part adventure and all fun. Open to all ages, this activity is geared toward kids ages 5 and older. The fee is $1 per person and preregistration is required.

photo courtesy of the karras family

Hooked on Fishing! FREE

Join a group of North Carolina State University students at the Fishing Pond at Harris Lake County Park March 25, 2-5 p.m., to learn to fish. They’ll show you and your child how to cast, tie and bait a hook, and hopefully catch a fish. You’ll be able to fish from a canoe, play fishing games, make an origami fish and enjoy a presentation from a North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission officer. All experience levels are welcome. Poles and bait will be provided for you to use, but feel free to bring your own equipment. Bring a chair and bottle of water. Participants ages 16 and older must have a current North Carolina fishing license. Preregistration is required.

photo courtesy of the schock family


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