Weekend Plans: LEGO-palooza, parade, baby goats
Posted February 4, 2015
Updated February 5, 2015
After some slow weekends on the family fun front, this one has a few more options. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar for more activities.
LEGO-palooza hits Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill this weekend. The very popular two-day annual event features LEGO models, created and presented by the N.C. LEGO Users Group, for ages 6 and up. It’s 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday.
The 12th annual Durham MLK/Black History Month Parade starts at noon, Saturday. The parade, which features floats, community groups and bands, lines up at W.G. Pearson Elementary School at 3501 Fayetteville St. It moves down Fayetteville Street and wraps up at N.C. Central University.
We have some daddy-daughter dances and a mother-son ball this weekend. Be warned: Some sold out weeks ago.
You can pick up some deals or unique trinkets at various shopping opportunities this week. They include two consignment sales - Kids Everywear in Morrisville and The Divine Children’s Show in Raleigh.
There’s the Dollar Book Exchange in Raleigh. I have not been to this, but friends sing its praises. The monthly sale features more than 300,000 books, according to its Facebook page. All books are $1. Fill a grocery bag of children’s books and pay $10. It’s 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. It takes place at 4001 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh.
And Cameron’s, a Carrboro store with unique gifts and clothing, will donate 15 percent of all of its in-store sales to miraclefeet, an amazing Carrboro-based organization that provides clubfoot treatment to children in developing countries. The fundraiser is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the store at 370 E. Main St. It might make for a fun moms night out.
Sky Zone Durham next to Northgate Mall will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday. If you’re over there, you also can check out the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby for the Durham District of the Boy Scouts of America. It’s 10 a.m. to 3 p.., Saturday, at Northgate Mall Center Court. It’s free and open for public viewing. These are fun to watch!
University Mall in Chapel Hill will host its 23rd annual summer day camp fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. The event will feature more than 30 summer day camp programs. Parents can meet camp staffers and see live performances on stage from some of the arts programs. It's free.
Cary’s Marvelous Music Family Series will feature a Build-a-Band concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Dr. Evan Feldman and the Triangle Wind Ensemble will take the audience on a discovery of the building blocks of concert music. Program highlights of this interactive, hour-long concert for all ages include Percy Aldridge Grainger’s “Children’s March,” John Wasson’s “Curtain Call,” Rossano Galante’s “The Redwoods” and Sir Henry Wood’s “Fantasia on British Sea-Songs.” At 3 p.m., kids can participate in an instrument petting zoo where they can check out a variety of instruments. Concert goers will get kazoos to play during the show. Kids may also be invited on stage. Tickets are $8.
And The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., will show the PG-rated and animated “Happy Feet,” at 10 a.m. , Saturday. Tickets are $5. A concession stand sells popcorn, snacks and drinks. The theater is at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary.
The National Association of Asian American Professionals of Research Triangle Park will host a half-day parenting conference from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 7, at Brooks Avenue Church in Raleigh.
And thank you Cary of N.C. Social Butterflies for reminding me about this one: Celebrity Dairy in Siler City is teeming with more than 50 baby goats. And you can check them out during Open Barn Days. They are noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. There will be food and crafts for sale. It’s free, but they do ask that people considering donating to Heifer International. Sounds adorable! Siler City is about an hour west of Raleigh.