Here is a sampling of the family-friendly events happening in the Triangle this weekend.
▪ On Nov. 18, the American Indian Heritage Celebration marks National American Indian Heritage Month at the N.C. Museum of History and neighboring Bicentennial Plaza. The celebration lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Raleigh museum. Attendees should be sure to witness the Grand Entry at noon, during which there will be a roll call of all the participating tribes. There will also be food, music and pageantry honoring the rich history and present of North Carolina’s first nations. The American Indian Heritage Celebration is free. Visit ncmuseumofhistory.org/events.
Speaking of the history museum, it is now collecting vintage 20th-century toys, either as gifts or as loans, for an upcoming exhibit. Visit ncmuseumofhistory.org/museum-is-collecting-toys to learn more.
▪ Forest Moon Theater’s production of “Babe, the Sheep-Pig” runs Nov. 16-19 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students or seniors (or $3 more for day-of tickets). Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-19 and 3 p.m. Nov. 18-19. Visit wakeforestrencen.org or call the box office at 919-435-9458.
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▪ Break out your walking shoes for Triangle Volksmarch, which is Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. This self-paced walking challenge takes place on a 6-mile stretch of the Capital Area Greenway, with event sites at the N.C. Museum of Art, Prairie Ridge Ecostation, William B. Umstead State Park and others. Visit ncparks.go/triangle-volksmarch for full information on this day outside.
▪ Santa rolls into Durham’s Northgate Mall in style at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18. He’s led in by the Riverside High School Band, and then he will be set up in the mall’s Center Court on select days between Nov. 18 and Dec. 3, and then daily Dec. 8-24. Visit northgatemall.com.