Nov. 16-18: Two Owl Hikes, the American Indian Heritage Celebration and a Chamber Music Concert for the Family

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Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of History
Learn about American Indian culture at the American Indian Heritage Celebration Saturday.

This weekend in the Triangle, pick between two fun nighttime hikes during which you can look for owls — one at Historic Yates Mill County Park and one at Blue Jay Point County Park, both in Raleigh. You can also learn about American Indian culture and the eight state-recognized North Carolina tribes during the American Indian Heritage Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History, and hear a family harp concert at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham.

Yates by Night: Whoo’s Out There?

Winter is a great time to hear owls. Go on an “Owl Prowl” this Nov. 16 from 5-6 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh. You’ll discover what kinds of owls and other nocturnal birds are found in the park; learn about what they eat, where they live and what they sound like; and be able to practice your own owl calls. Dress for the weather. This activity is appropriate for all ages and the fee is $1 per person. Preregister here as space is limited.

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American Indian Heritage Celebration FREE

November has been proclaimed as American Indian Heritage Month by Gov. Roy Cooper. Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and authors from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes will gather Nov. 17 for a celebration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in and around the North Carolina Museum of History. See craft demonstrations, play games, participate in hands-on activities and more as you learn about North Carolina's American Indian culture. View the schedule of activities here to plan your visit.

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Night Owls and Candle Magic FREE

Bring the "night owls" in your family to Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh and enjoy the magic of a stroll along a luminaria-lined trail Nov. 17 any time between 6:30 and 9 p.m. You’ll learn about local owls' late fall seasonal activities, and enjoy hot cocoa and a lantern-lit craft project before you go home. This activity is free and appropriate for all ages. Baby backpacks and carriers are recommended rather than strollers, and no dogs are allowed. Drop in when it works for you, bearing in mind that the last stroll begins at 8:30 p.m. Preregistration is not required, but you should view this “Insiders’ Guide to Night Owls and Candle Magic” to help plan your evening.  

photo courtesy of patricia tyndall

Mallarmé Chamber Players Family Concert – Harps in Harmony FREE

On Nov. 18, enjoy a free, interactive harp concert geared toward attendees ages 5 and older. Harpist Laura Byrne and some of her teen students will play beautiful music and explain the history and workings of the modern-day harp. Selections by Bach, Britten, Handel, Debussy, Vivaldi and others will be performed. The concert is 1-2 p.m. at Sarah P Duke Gardens’ Kirby Horton Hall in Durham. Parking fees of $2 per hour apply. No
preregistration is required. 

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