One of my younger daughter’s best friends was born on Leap Day, so happy birthday to her Monday, and to anyone born on that oddball spare day. Between now and Monday, though, is a weekend, and a chance to make some memories with the kids.
▪ “Cindabella: A Southern Fried Fairytale Musical” plays at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts Friday at 11 a.m. (though this showing is likely sold out) and at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available at wakeforestnc.gov/tickets-events.aspx or the Renaissance Centre box office in Wake Forest, which is open 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.
▪ Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s adaptation of Judy Blume’s “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” comes to the Cary Arts Center this weekend. Shows take place Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Advance tickets (available through etix.com) are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 5 and younger. Day-of tickets at the door are all $10. For more information, visit townofcary.org and find Applause! Cary Youth Theater under the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources tab.
▪ The Future Me Kids Career Fair comes to Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon, with a variety of professionals on hand to explain their fields to the young and curious. The full list of guests, available at marbleskidsmuseum.org, includes research scientists, hairstylists, architects, athletes, veterinarians, contractors and bankers among the two-dozen listed. This lasts from 1 to 4 p.m., and museum admission is $5 for most kids and adults (military adults pay $4, while kids under 1 are free).
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▪ Close your Google Maps app, dust off your compass and head to Harris Lake Park in southern Wake County. Saturday afternoon, learn to orienteer as a family – that is, learn to navigate using a map and a compass. This 3 to 5 p.m. activity starts with a lesson in orienteering. Then, families are set loose to navigate the day use areas of the park. Registration is required at wakegov.com/parks/harrislake, and compasses are provided if you don’t have one of your own. This costs $5 per family or $3 per individual.
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