As I write this, it’s snowing again. Again?! Snowmen, snow angels and snow cream are great and all, but the common element can make it hard to leave the house. This weekend, with the snow hopefully gone, find something fun to do away from home. Go see a puppet show or some live music; check out a children’s career fair; or take your little one’s favorite teddy bear in for a checkup. And if it snows again, just have fun in it.
• Carolina Puppet Theatre, which once performed in Raleigh’s Kazoom Children’s Theater, is now staging regular shows at Wake Forest’s Renaissance Centre. Friday there’s a performance of “Cinderella,” with the “The Three Little Pigs” starting March 4 (they’ll stage different shows each month). “Cinderella” is Friday at 11 a.m., and tickets are $5. To learn more and read the full schedule, visitwakeforestnc.gov/carolina-puppet-theatre-1.aspx
• Children’s musician Laurie Berkner makes her Raleigh debut Saturday at the Duke Energy Center’s Meymandi Concert Hall. Her acoustic guitar-driven music is goofy, bouncy and cheerful – perfect for parents looking for a middle ground between nursery rhymes and grown-up folk music. This full-band show starts at 11 a.m. and tickets are $28.83-$55.52. Visitdukeenergycenterraleigh.com
• There’s a tiny career fair at Marbles Saturday, as the Raleigh kids museum hosts Future Me. Guests represent a variety of careers, ranging from banking to pet care. And folks from notable local institutions like WakeMed Hospitals and even the Carolina Hurricanes will be on hand to tell children why they do what they do and what the jobs are really like. This runs from 1 to 4 p.m.; museum admission is $4-$5 with kids under 1 getting in free. Visitmarbleskidsmuseum.org
• UNC Hospitals staff will be at Kidzu Children’s Museum (inside Chapel Hill’s University Mall) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for a teddy bear clinic. Kids can bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal for a physical exam to help them learn more about health and wellness and feel less afraid when they get exams. They can also explore an ambulance onsite. The event is free. More info atkidzuchildrensmuseum.org
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