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Weekend Plans: Laurie Berkner, Globetrotters, Future Me Fair

Posted February 25, 2015

The Globetrotters take on the World All-Stars at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on March 2, 2014. (Scott Clevenger/WRAL Contributor)

Happy weekend! Hopefully we’ve thawed out a bit? Maybe? Here’s your weekend family fun. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar for more.

The great Laurie Berkner, a pioneer in children’s music over the least nearly 20 years, will perform at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts in Raleigh. Berkner will perform a lively show aimed at toddlers to young grade schoolers. If you go, be sure to bring a stuffed animal to put on top of your head!

The Harlem Globetrotters make a stop at the PNC Arena at 3 p.m., Sunday. The Globetrotters put on a great family show as they dribble, pass, shoot and complete all kinds of crazy stunts and antics. These are fun!

Marbles Kids Museum will host its Future Me Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at the downtown Raleigh museum. More than 30 local professionals from careers in science, business, sports, the arts and more will be on hand to talk to kids about what they do all day. It’s free with admission, which is $5 per person.

The Relative Pitch, an open mic program for young musicians and singers ages 18 and under, is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, at Sola Coffee Cafe in north Raleigh. Performers must register and can choose to play with the Relative Pitch house band. It's free to watch and a great way to support young performers.

The Oak City Comic Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, at the Raleigh Hilton on Wake Forest Road. The comics and toys show will feature a variety of comic book creators, vendors and a cosplay contest where participants will dress up as their favorite characters. Also, at the show, you'll find the Me Fine Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to provide hope to critically ill children treated by Children's Hospitals in North Carolina and their families through financial assistance, emotional support and necessary resources. The foundation will be on hand with information about its SuperKids Capes program. A donation of $20 will go to purchase a cape, made by the Sewing Guild at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, and write a short message of encouragement to the child it goes to. That sounds pretty awesome.

We have two consignment sales - one in Benson and the other in Raleigh. At last check, both are going on as originally scheduled, but be sure to check before you go.

Kidzu Children’s Museum and the UNC Hospital Nursing Diversity Council will hold a Teddy Bear Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at University Mall in Chapel Hill. Kids can bring their own teddy bear, doll or stuffed animal for an “examination” and so they can learn about various health procedures. The goal is to help young children feel less afraid of medical equipment and procedures. Chapel Hill ambulance and EMTs also will visit in the parking lot.

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present the children’s classic “The Secret Garden.” Performances are Friday through Sunday at the Cary Arts Center. Tickets start at $5.

Finally, Jane Seymour, the actress and artist, will be at a downtown Raleigh art gallery this weekend. The gallery is showing her paintings. Special receptions, including a children’s event, are planned.

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