Fun Things to Do This Week in the Triangle, Oct. 9-12

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This week, your teen can learn how to achieve great effects with makeup with a theater makeup artist — just in time for Halloween.

Learn how to apply spooky makeup effects in Garner, explore nature in the mud in Durham, attend a Geronimo Stilton-themed party in Durham and find fossils on National Fossil Day in Raleigh with your child this week. 

Monster Makeup FREE

Just in time for Halloween, your child in grades 6-10 can learn how to make scars, wounds and other scary effects with theater makeup artist Renee Wimberley. The event takes place at the Southeast Regional Library in Garner on Monday, Oct. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Preregistration is requested.

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Muddy Boots

Enjoy an adventure in nature with your preschooler at Sandy Creek Park in Durham. Read a nature-themed book, then take a walk on the wild side to find nature right outside your door. Children must be accompanied by a parent and, of course, wear boots or sneakers that can get a little muddy. The muddy fun is set for Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10-11 a.m., and is intended for ages 2-5. Preregistration is required. The fee is $2 for Durham residents and $6 for others.

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Geronimo Stilton Party FREE

Is Geronimo Stilton is the greatest mouse that has ever been in books? Does he need your child's help in solving his mysteries? Bring your young detective dressed as their favorite Geronimo Stilton character and join this awesome party. Your child will create their very own Geronimo Stilton comic that you can print out and take home. Everyone will celebrate with a tasty treat inspired by Geronimo Stilton. The party is on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 3-4 p.m. at Durham's South Regional Library's Children's Program Room. Bring your mystery solving skills! Preregister here.

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Discovery Table: Fossil Finds FREE

Celebrate National Fossil Day on Thursday, Oct. 12, by heading to the Finley Center at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh. You'll explore the scientific and educational values of fossils and the natural processes that have shaped our planet over time. Participate in a fossil-find activity and learn about the tools that are used by paleontologists to study the history of life on Earth. Designed for all ages. No registration not required, drop in any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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