Nature, Legos and Trolls, Oh My!

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Get in touch with your inner troll at Southwest Regional Library’s “Troll” movie party, Tuesday, March 14.

The week of March 13-16 offers kids and their caregivers great fun, from nature programs to movie screenings and an exploration of movement and art. You don’t want to miss out!

“Catch the Wind” at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill

Kids can learn what wind is and how wildlife use the wind to survive as part of the “Kids Discover Nature” series at Harris Lake County Park. A hands-on project is included. The program runs 11 a.m.-noon, Monday, March 13, at the Cypress Shelter. For ages 3-7 with an accompanying adult. Online registration ($4) required. 


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“Trolls” Party at Durham’s Southwest Regional Library FREE

Put your troll hair up (and feel free to dress up) for a dancing, singing showing of the movie “Trolls.” The fun takes place 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at Southwest Regional Library in Durham. Popcorn will be provided. No registration required. Free.

Nature Nerd Film Festival at Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Wetland Center

Kids ages 5 and older can enjoy a nature film, “Frogs: The Thin Green Line,” with popcorn and some scientific exploration as part of the film series offered at Walnut Creek Wetland Center in Raleigh. Bring dinner if desired. The film screens 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 14. Register online ($1); choose course 199055. 


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Learning with Legos at East Regional Library in Knightdale FREE

Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., including Wednesday, March 15, the Teen Leadership Corps at Knightdale’s East Regional Library hosts an opportunity for kids from preschool to fifth grade to build something special with Lego and Duplo bricks, and play games to improve reading and math skills. Another program for the same age group, “Learning at the Library,” working on preliteracy and critical thinking skills, runs concurrently. Both programs are free; no registration required.

“What’s in the Box?” at North Carolina Museum of Art

Preschoolers and their caregivers can explore creative movement in this week’s “What’s in the Box?” Each session introduces a work of art at the Museum of Art and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Sessions run at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Thursday, March 16, at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Register online ($10, $8 for members; no charge for accompanying adults).


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