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Take Five: Fun events include Rollergirls opener and a ‘Toast’

The Carolina Rollergirls roller derby league kicks off the 2015 season with two games Saturday.
The Carolina Rollergirls roller derby league kicks off the 2015 season with two games Saturday. NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Tiptoe through the tulips at Duke Gardens

There shouldn’t be any snow on the ground for this Spring Flower Walk, guided by staff from Duke Gardens. Preregistration is required. Hurry!

10 a.m. Friday; Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St., Durham; $7; gardens.duke.edu/events

Classical for kids

The N.C. Symphony presents “Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage,” a concert to introduce youngsters to classical music. Free activities start one hour before the shows, including an “instrument zoo,” face painting and coloring contest.

1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh; $23; ncsymphony.org

Roll on, Rollergirls

The Carolina Rollergirls roller derby league kicks off its 2015 season with two games – the first pitting the Carolina Bootleggers against the Charlotte Roller Girls B Dazzlers (3 p.m.) and then a match between the Carolina All-Stars and the Charlotte Roller Girls All Stars (5 p.m.).

3 p.m. Saturday; Dorton Arena at N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $10; carolinarollergirls.com

A toast for charity

The 28th annual Toast to the Triangle, a benefit that helps fund the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation (for people with developmental disabilities), features food and drink from some of the Triangle’s finest restaurants and caterers, as well as a silent auction.

6 p.m. Sunday; McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh; $62.50-$75; atoasttothetriangle.org

Another Wayans

Actor, comedian and funny family member Marlon Wayans begins a three-night stand next week – perfect for comedy lovers and players of Six Degrees of “In Living Color” Bingo (dad Damon and “ILC” co-founder Tommy Davidson have both appeared at Goodnights recently).

Thursday-Saturday; Goodnights Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh; $35; goodnightscomedy.com

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