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Weekend Plans: Egg hunts, Vet college open house, ropes course, Legos, more

Posted March 25, 2015

Courtesy: N.C. State

Happy weekend!

This weekend is the big weekend for Easter egg hunts across the region (there will be more next weekend, too). Check our Easter events database for the full rundown. The forecast calls for a little rain Saturday morning. Be sure to check in with the event to make sure it’s not been postponed. The database includes websites so you can check.

For more weekend activities, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar.

And here are some of the weekend highlights!

The very popular N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine open house is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at the college off of Hillsborough Street near its intersection with Blue Ridge Road. The event is designed for all ages - from toddlers who love animals to high schoolers interested in a career in animal sciences to adults who just want to know what's going on over there. There are lots of activities for all ages. This is a favorite for a lot of families.

Saturday is the grand opening for Go Ape at Blue Jay Point County Park in northern Wake County. The treetop adventure course, as it’s called, includes zip lines, swings and much more. It opens Saturday. This one is for ages 10 and up. And it’s not free. Reservations are highly recommended.

BrickUniverse, a Lego convention, will be at the Raleigh Convention Center Saturday and Sunday. The event features top Lego builders, building zones, Lego books, lots of activities and more (including a Lego Duplo area for young children). Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids 2 and under are free.

I’m excited to take my older daughter to see “Stomp” at the Durham Performing Arts Center this weekend. Shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $25. The eight-member troupe uses everything but percussion instruments to play all kinds of rhythms.

We have a handful of consignment sales in the region, including in Raleigh and Wake Forest.

The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties’ annual Touch a Truck is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at The Streets at Southpoint, where a variety of vehicles will be on hand for kids to explore. A quiet hour is 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. when the trucks won’t have their lights flashing or horns blaring. A storytime also is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person or $15 for a family of four. Kids under 2 are free.

The Mallarmé Chamber Players will perform music from different cultures, composed with dancing in mind, during a family concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, at the Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens in Durham. Tickets are $5 for kids 12 and under and $10 for adults. It’s free to attend the instrument zoo from noon to 3 p.m. when the public can check out a variety of instruments before and after the performance.

For adults: The Cary Theater will screen “Dark Side of the Full Moon,” at 7 p.m., Friday. The new documentary explores the world of maternal mental health and includes interviews with survivors, family members, psychologists, doctors, researchers and scholars, according to a description. The Triangle screening is a fundraiser for Postpartum Education and Support, a local group that has helped countless moms dealing with postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. Tickets are $10.

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