Rich traditions: Learn about the American Indian cultures in North Carolina.
This annual celebration at the N.C. Museum of History features artists, dancers, storytellers and musicians. Learn more about the state’s American Indian population, the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River. Free, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 5 E. Edenton St., ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Handmade open house: The Sertoma Arts Center has just what you’re looking for.
Check out art from staff members and class participants, stop in a studio demonstration or set your kids up at a craft station. Find the perfect gift, or browse for your own collection. If you’re buying, bring cash or checks. Free admission, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1400 W. Millbrook Road.
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Night music: Kick back with acoustic artist Matt Bednarsky.
Sola Coffee Cafe hosts the guitar-playing, lyric-writing Bednarsky, whose YouTube Channel features more than 2 million video views. Browse more than 200 covers and original songs for a taste of his style. There’s bound to be something for everyone. Free, 7:30 9:30 p.m. Friday, 7705 Lead Mine Road.
Dig in: The trails don’t maintain themselves.
Give the Umstead Park trails you love a little love of their own. A morning of trail maintenance is sure to make you feel productive all day long. Consider bringing boots, gloves and water. Reservations required. Free, 9 a.m. Saturday, Reedy Creek parking lot (Exit 287 on Interstate 40), 919-571-4170.
Glide away: City plaza becomes a winter wonderland.
The ice skating rink downtown opens for the season Saturday. Grab your mittens and your family and friends and be the first to slice the ice. $9, including skate rental, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 400 Fayetteville St., godowntownraleigh.com/winterfest/about.