Halloween is Friday – here’s hoping it’s a safe and fun one. There’s still the rest of the weekend, though. So if Halloween doesn’t wipe you out, there are fall-themed events aplenty during this first November weekend.
So whether you go see a play or make a scarecrow, go to a fall festival or stay home and watch the birdfeeder, there’s definitely life after Halloween!• A stage adaptation of award-winning children’s book “Mirandy and Brother Wind” opens Friday at Raleigh Little Theatre and runs through November 16. Tickets are $10-$14. Visit raleighlittletheatre.org for specific showtimes.
• Project Feederwatch is a crowd-sourced, winter-long count of birds as they come in to feed – a perfect mix of science and relaxation. There’s an information session between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday at Lake Crabtree Park in Morrisville, or visit feederwatch.org to learn more or request a research kit. For information about the Lake Crabtree event, see wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree or call (919) 460-3390.
• Saturday brings the annual Scarecrow Festival to the Pullen Arts Center in Raleigh. Stuffing and scaffolding to hold up your scarecrow are provided, but you bring the fun part – the scarecrow outfit. These creations will be on display as long as the weather cooperates (sorry, but the scarecrows have to stay at Pullen). Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. This is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 919-996-6126 with questions or visit raleighnc.gov/parks.
• Saturday is also Fall Family Day at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This year’s theme is “strike a pose,” with events and exhibits oriented toward portraits of all types. So if you want to take a 17th-century selfie or paint ballet shoes, swing by the East Building between 1 and 4 p.m. All Fall Family Day activities are free. Learn more at ncartmuseum.org.
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