Spring! It’s finally here! As of Sunday it will have officially sprung! And soon schools will be out for spring break! Here’s another exclamation point! This weekend, even if the temps are supposed to drop a bit, find a door and lead the kids out of it. The birds should be singing, the daffodils will be in bloom, and you might even be able to put away the winter coats. Or not. But, spring!
▪ The Children’s Festival at Northgate is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performances include a children’s choir, cloggers and the aerialists of Cirque de Vol, while the festival itself benefits the Durham Arts Council. For information on this free fest, visit northgatemall.com. Elsewhere in the mall, the Easter Bunny is set up near Kay’s Jewelers and will remain there until March 26. The bunny’s hours are noon-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
▪ Saturday you can take the family to see improv comedy without worrying that the actors will drop a word or two you don’t want your kids to repeat. Transactors Improv: For Families’ topic for this 45-minute show is March Madness, appropriately enough. Students pay $6, seniors pay $8 and everyone else pays $10 for this 6 p.m. comedy show at the Carrboro ArtsCenter. Get more info at artscenterlive.org.
▪ Maybe you’ve had your fill of egg hunts or maybe you’d simply like a variation on the theme. Whatever your motivation, head to Marbles Kids Museum Sunday for an egg drop. Kids work alongside NCSU engineering students, brainstorming and building packages to protect eggs from a two-story fall. This takes place 1-3 p.m. and museum admission is $5 per person, with kids under 1 getting in free. Visit marbleskidsmuseum.org for the details.
▪ Make a stop-motion film as a family at the Orange County Public Library’s “Movie Making Challenge.” On Thursday (March 24) at 6:30 p.m., families with children 5 and up can participate by making a film with LEGO minifigures and the LEGO Movie Maker app on library-owned iPads. Space is limited to ten families, so call 919-245-2532 to register. Visit bit.ly/ocplibrary.
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