Family Picks

Family Picks: Family outings with mom in mind

CorrespondentMay 8, 2014 

Raleigh Dance Theatre will perform “Swan Lake: Act II” on Saturday at Meredith College. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Sunday is Mother’s Day, and since no two mothers are alike, we’ve come up with a wide variety of events Mom may enjoy with the family this weekend. Some prefer breakfast in bed, while others only see that tradition as an opportunity to spill coffee on the comforter. Whatever you like, though, there’s plenty to choose from this weekend.

• Raleigh Dance Theatre presents its spring repertoire Saturday at Meredith College’s Jones Auditorium. Many works on the program are the creations of area dancers and choreographers, though the ballet classic “Swan Lake: Act II” will also be performed. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances. Info:

• Saturday in Chapel Hill, Ackland Art Museum’s recurrent Drawing for Tweens program focuses on abstraction. Kids 10-13 can learn techniques related to imaginative drawing by viewing museum exhibits, discovering the techniques behind them, then putting them into practice in their own creations. For creative or artistically minded children, this is perfect. 10:30-noon; $5 (free for museum members). See

• More than 200 distinct bird species have been spotted at Morrisville’s Lake Crabtree. Sunday, learn about what kind of parents they are! An afternoon program explores mom and dad birds’ roles in raising chicks and includes a few peeks in the park’s nest boxes. The free program runs 1-3 p.m. Registration is required at

• Tea-riffic Moms, Sunday at Crowder District Park in Apex, offers both an afternoon tea party and a discussion of which animals make the best moms (hopefully humans top the list). There will also be crafts and outdoor family games. This is 2-3 p.m. and costs $5 per family. Visit

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