In the last full weekend of winter, it’s easy to let out a massive sigh and say “finally.” Yet, in talking with my kids, I run into questions like “how long until Halloween?” and “how long until Christmas?” Every season has its strengths, they’ve reminded me – but I’m still ready for spring.
▪ It’s a final weekend of fort-building at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science. Its “Forts!” pop-up exhibit, which opened March 1, is exactly what it sounds like – an assortment of furniture pieces, fabric sheets and connectors which kids can use to construct structures of their own design. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m., and non-member admission runs from $11 to $16, with kids 2 and under getting in free. Visit lifeandscience.org.
▪ Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “Miss Nelson is Missing,” based on a late-70s children’s book of the same name, opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. and runs through March 27. In it, a class gives its teacher a hard time – that is, until she disappears and is replaced by an unusually strict substitute with a surprising secret. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under, and there are shows Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. View the full performance schedule or buy tickets at raleighlittletheatre.org.
▪ Easter comes early this year and Zebulon’s Easter egg hunt falls even earlier – it’s Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Zebulon Municipal Complex. Visit townofzebulon.org for more info, and look out for a larger listing of Triangle area egg hunts in the March 18 newspaper.
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▪ Saturday the North Carolina Symphony presents Lemony Snicket and Nathaniel Stookey’s “The Composer is Dead,” a musical mystery in which a detective investigates various sections of the orchestra to see which sneaky instrument offed the poor composer. There are shows at 1 and 4 p.m. at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, with an instrument zoo and face painting for the kids before each. Tickets are $23 and can be bought via ncsymphony.org or at the venue one hour before concert time.
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