It’s the last weekend of winter, but I’m pretending it’s spring already. It’s pretty nice out, after all, and this week my kids finally emerged from the house without me having to drag them. If the weather allows, which hopefully it will, we’ll continue our impromptu celebration of it finally being warm this weekend. If you decide to get the kids out of the house, there’s plenty to do:
▪ The massive Lego convention Brick Universe, which comes to the Raleigh Convention Center the last weekend of March, is holding a North Carolina Lego competition. Entrants in four age categories, ranging from 5 and under to teens 15-18 years old, send in photos of original, North Carolina-themed Lego creations. The winners get early access to the convention, $50 gift cards to the Lego store, and display space in Brick Universe’s fan area. Visit brickuniverse.org/nclegocontest for full details on this contest, which has a March 22 deadline.
▪ Saturday is Family Fun Day at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, where you can bring your kids to make paper bouquets. These workshops are designed for families with kids 5-11, and tickets are $3 for members, $5 for non. It starts at 10 a.m. Visit ncartmuseum.org for more info.
▪ On Sunday, the Concert Dancers of Raleigh and the Raleigh Symphony team up to present “It’s Music to My Feet,” a multidisciplinary performance featuring new music and choreography by City of Raleigh Medal of Arts recipients Karen Edwards and Lanette Lind. This starts at 4 p.m. at Meredith College’s Jones Auditorium, and tickets run from $5-$15, with kids under 4 getting in free. Call 919-782-0622 or visit raleighsymphony.org.
▪ March comes in like a lion, they say, and leaves like a lamb. It is a confused lion this year, but a lion nonetheless. Sunday at Crowder District Park in Apex, learn why March is such a blustery month – and what wind is. There will also be kite-flying! This costs $5 per family and runs from 2-3 p.m. Visit wakegov.com/parks/crowder to preregister (required).
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