By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
No plans this weekend? Here's something to do.
It's really time to hunt for Easter eggs. There are lots of egg hunts across the Triangle, including Raleigh, Durham and Cary. Check the Go Ask Mom Easter Guide for all the details. And an addition: the Eno River Farmers Market's Eggstravaganza is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. You'll see Easter eggs dyed with natural dyes, free range eggs and more. The market is at the Public Market House on East Margaret Lane in Hillsborough.
The Making Magic Expo at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event raises money to help needy kids attend summer camps. You'll find inflatables, big-glove boxing, a motor zone with cars and other vehicles, and a sports zone. Tickets are $7. Kids ages 3 and under are free. And a family four pack is $20.
Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh has several events this weekend, including its Late Night @ Marbles, featuring a showing of the IMAX movie Hubble 3D, followed by late night play in the museum. And on Sunday afternoon, Cinderella will make an appearance as part of a sneak peak of N.C. Theatre's performance of the classic fairy tale next month.
N.C. State's Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources will host an Arbor Day celebration and open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at N.C. State's Jordan Hall at the corner of Western Boulevard and Avent Ferry Road. Faculty, staff and students will celebrate the day with giveaways, exhibitors, presentations, demonstrations, tree plantings and an exhibit of posters from fifth graders from across the state. They'll give away 2000 oak seedlings and kids will be invited to "adopt" a plant to take home. And if you've got an older child who is considering college, but isn't sure what major to pursue, students and program coordinators from the forestry and environmental resources department will be on hand to answer questions. Can't attend Saturday, but still want to celebrate trees with your kids? Then check out the N.C. Division of Forest Resources' Urban Forestry page.
Author Darren Farrell will stop by Quail Ridge Books & Music on Wade Avenue in Raleigh for a special Saturday Storytime event at 11 a.m. to present his new picture book, "Doug-Dennis & The Flyaway Fib" about two best friends who find out the consequences of a fib that grows and grows with zany results. Best for kids ages 4 and up.
The Great Human Race in Durham, which supports nonprofits across the Triangle, starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. There's a 5K competitive run and a 5K community walk through downtown Durham. Participating agencies receive 85 percent of the money collected. They will include the Museum of Life and Science, which is participating to support their bears, and lots of other organizations.
Chinese New Year has passed, but there's still reason to celebrate with the Triangle American Chinese American Society. The Chinese New Year Festival (which had been postponed because of weather) is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the State Fairgrounds. There's food, dancing, cultural exhibits and more. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Kids under 7 are free.
And the big Triangle Mothers of Twins & Triplets clothing and equipment sale is from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the State Fairgrounds (which appears to be a busy place this weekend). Lots of great deals. Consignment sale season is starting to wind down. Check our list of upcoming sales so you can catch some.
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