“March Mayhem” and More This Week

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Vote for your favorite female fictional character (including Katniss Everdeen) in Wake County Library’s “March Mayhem,” going on through April 9.

Here are some family events coming up this week, March 20-23, including a photography exhibit at the microscopic level, Wake County Library’s “March Mayhem” character competition, a teen poetry contest and a chance to volunteer at a local nature park.

Transition Fair for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools FREE

The Exceptional Children department of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is holding a Transition Fair for their students with individual education plans (IEPs) or 504 Plans in grades 8-12. Their parents/guardians are also welcome. The fair brings together representatives of local organizations serving people with disabilities before and after they exit high school, including community support and advocacy organizations, employment and vocational training, residential housing agencies and postsecondary education institutions. The fair takes place 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, at Carrboro High School. For more information, contact Lorrie Marro at 919-918-2200, ext. 25030, or lmarro@chccs.k12.nc.us.

Citizen Science Thursday at Harris Lake County Park FREE

Adults and children over 10 are invited to take part in citizen science projects, including cleaning or repairing habitat boxes, monitoring current boxes and assisting with other tasks. This opportunity takes place 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Register online. Free.

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Nikon’s Small World Exhibit at Museum of Life and Science

See life from a whole new perspective in this exhibit of the winners of Nikon’s 2016 Small World photomicrography competition, regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the microscope. The tour’s only North Carolina stop is at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham through April 19. Free with museum admission (adult/$16; children 3-12/$11).

March Mayhem and Teen Poetry Contest at Wake Libraries FREE

You don’t have to be a basketball fan to get in on the fun at Wake County Public Libraries over the next few weeks. Check out their upcoming competitions of the literary sort, going on now:

  • Literary March Mayhem: Vote for your favorite female fictional characters in the fourth annual Literary March Mayhem Tournament. Cast your vote in multiple rounds of competition at your local library or online through April 9. 
  • Teen Poetry Contest: Teens are invited to submit up to three original poems for their age group (grade 6, grades 7-8, grades 9-10 and grades 11-12). Poems may be submitted online through April 15. Winners will be announced in May and honored at an awards reception May 20.


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