November 2019: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
NC Comicon, Gobblequest, and more
Just in time for Thanksgiving, take part in a unique scavenger hunt at E. Carroll Joyner Park in Wake Forest at 10 a.m. Search for turkey cutouts hidden throughout the park’s trails and greenway. Each turkey “caught” can be redeemed for a special award (limit one award per family). After the hunt, enjoy the PG-rated movie “Free Birds,” and watch Jake and Reggie’s hilarious quest to get turkeys like themselves off the Thanksgiving menu. Admission is $5/child. E. Carroll Joyner Park is located at 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest.
Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of comics and pop culture at NC Comicon in the Durham Convention Center. Meet comic book creators from the Triangle and across the globe, enjoy panel discussions featuring industry professionals, shop dozens of vendors and handcrafters, and dress up as a favorite character for a cosplay contest. Special guests include Kevin Eastman, co-creator of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and Jimmy Palmiotti, co-writer of “Jonah Hex” and other well-known series. NC Comicon hours are 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Purchase tickets, $20-$35, at nccomiccon.com/bull-city/ticket. Admission is free for ages 9 and younger with a paying adult. The Durham Convention Center is located at 301 W. Morgan St., Durham.
Members of all eight North Carolina-recognized tribes share their remarkable history and culture at the 24th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dive into hands-on activities, such as shooting bows and arrows, imprinting designs onto pottery and searching for treasures in an archaeological dig. Observe exciting demonstrations of weapon-making and dugout canoe-burning, enjoy traditional tribe dances, and hear Native American legends passed down through generations. Admission is free. The North Carolina Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.