In this last weekend before Election Day, kids (and parents) can stop by CAM Raleigh during First Friday to send a postcard to President Obama. Or, elsewhere, there’s a play about cyberbullying, an animal-tracking hike and a model train show.
▪ Friday, swing by CAM Raleigh between 5 and 7 p.m., where Sheryl Oring will set up her “I Wish to Say” project. Tell her the message you’d like on a postcard to the president, and she’ll type it up to be mailed to the White House. This is oriented toward all ages, including young children. Participation in “I Wish to Say” is free. Visit sheryloring.org.
▪ At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Bright Star Touring Theatre presents “Maximus Mars” at Northgate Mall’s Discovery Nook. This free show, which is oriented toward grades 3-8, explores the challenges of cyberbullying while presenting solutions via Maximus’ adventures. Visit northgatemall.com.
▪ Kids can learn about animal tracks Saturday at Lake Crabtree’s Telling Trails program. Paw and hoofprints aren’t the only signs creatures leave behind – children will also learn to look for scat (yes, poop) and other clues. This hike, which lasts 2-4 p.m., is free, though registration is required at http://nando.com/489.
▪ The Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club holds its annual model train show Saturday and Sunday at the Jim Graham Building on the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. There will be layouts in six different model railroad scales, a LEGO layout and a full-size model of Thomas the Tank Engine. Admission is $8, which covers both days, and those 12 and under get in free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Visit nrvclub.net.
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