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June 14th - June 20th 2012

by Pam & Michael Davison

 Happy Father's Day! Take some time this weekend to celebrate all those hard working dads.

Marble Kid's Museum is celebrating with Dad's Weekend at Marbles. Come enjoy special activities like manly mustaches, tool tinkering and relay races.
 
Bring the whole family out to Crowder Park on Sunday for Daddy & Me Games. They will celebrate Fathers with games related to nature and some cool regreshments.
 
Historic Yates Mill Park invites you to bring Dad on Sunday for a Fathers Day Hike.
 
Pack a picnic Sunday night and head on over to the American Tobacco Campus Amphitheatre for a Pops for Pops Concert with the Durham Community Concert Band & Durham Jazz Orchestra.
 
Movies at the Parks & Museums

Get out a blanket and the bug spray and head on out to watch an evening movie under the stars. There are even more great movies hitting the big screen this weekend! The fun starts Friday with the Movies by Moonlight series at Regency Park. The feature film will be Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1.

On Saturday afternoon, the North Carolina Museum of Art will hold a film screening and discussion of the 1st film in the Gollywood series, Adams Apples.
 
The North Carolina Museum of Art invites you to their open-air theater Friday night for the 2011 film Margin Call with Brad Pitt and Robin Wright. Before the movie, you are free to enjoy Art in the Evening with live music by Side Car Social Club and Channeling the Divine, a casual, in-depth exploration.
 
The 2011 flick Moneyball with Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons will be playing on the Art Museum's outdoor screen Saturday evening.
 
Durham Central Park will present Durham Cinematheque Friday night. This year the screen will hang from The Leaf so this week's feature will be the leaf themed movie, Cured? A New/Old Look at Tobacco.
 
In honor of Father's Day, Movies in the Park this Friday in Morrisville will feature Father of the Bride.
 
The Pirates That Don"t Do Anything will be the Family Movie shown Saturday morning at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.
 
Music for Everyone at Outdoor Concerts

Concerts throughout the Triangle kick off Thursday and continue through Sunday. The Oak City 7 Concert Series continues Thursday night at Raleigh's City Plaza with Nick Autry, The Balsa Gliders and Katharine Whalen & Her Fascinators.

Jim Quick & Coastline will be playing the music of the south on Thursday night as part of the Music on Main Concert Series in Garner.
 
The Main Street Square Summer Concert Series kicks off this Friday night in Holly Springs with a concert byNorth Forty. Along with the live music, concessions will be available from Backyard Bistro, Aviator Brewing Co. and Happy Holly's.
 
Come out to the Sertoma Amphitheater Friday night a for an evening of light classical and pops music by the very talented Triangle Wind Ensemble.
 
Downtown Durham will come alive Friday night with live music, a gallery crawl and special activities for Third Friday.
 
The American Tobacco Campus Amphitheatre will welcome Adam Hurt, Stephanie Coleman & Beth Williams Hartness to their stage Friday night for some Back Porch Music.
 
A Sunday night concert is a great way to wind down the weekend. Head on over to Lake Johnson Park with your Dad to enjoy the sounds of Ron Baxter.
 
In celebration of the exhibition El Anatsui: When Last I Wrote to You about Africa, renowned Senegalese kora player and percussionist Diali Cissokho performs at the North Carolina Museum of Art Sunday afternoon.
 
Fun Festivals Around the Triangle

The sun may be shining on Saturday, but the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will be all about extreme weather during StormFest.

Explore life as a bear through storytelling, crafts and keeper talks during the Bear Necessities all day Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo.
 
Come on out to the Bull City Chili Challenge. The annual event features sampling and judging of a wide selection of tasty chili showcasing local Durham restaurants and produce.
 
The North Carolina Maker Faire is back at the State Fairgrounds this weekend. The event celebrates things people create themselves - from electronic gizmos to "slow made" foods and homemade clothes.
 
The CCB Plaza is hosting the annual Durham Juneteenth Celebration Saturday with entertainment, vendors, food, health fair and children's activities. This years event headliner is national recording artist Sybil.
 
The Raleigh Fire Department celebrates its 100th Anniversary Saturday! Join them at City Plaza for a parade, a Fire Apparatus Muster, Firefighter Competitions and a Kids Zone,
 
Bring Dad to Durham Central Park on Sunday afternoon for a Food Truck Rodeo. There will be over 35 vendors and live music all afternoon.
 
This Thursday during lunch, the State Farmers Market in Raleigh will be celebrating Blueberry Day with lots of local blueberries, dessert samples and free recipes.
 
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has several fun activities coming up next week. You are invited to join in on an Amazing Arthropods workshop on Monday afternoon. Tuesday evening, the Museum will host a Science Cafe focusing on The Battle for North Carolina's Coast.
 
Come on out to the Museum of Life and Science Wednesday night without the kids to celebrate the Summer Solstice and enjoy the Museum After Hours.
 
More Fun at the Parks

Historic Yates Mill County Park invites you to make your own boat and enter it in their Mill Pond Regatta Thursday morning. On Saturday, you can Paddle the Pond and learn about theYeoman Farmer and Subsistence Farming. They will offer Corn Grinding Demos & Half-Hour Tours all weekend.

Come meet "Cleopatra", an Eastern Kingsnake and "The Colonel", a corn snake at Walnut Creek Wetland Center while you learn about their Snakes on Thursday evening.
 
Take a Sunset Canoe Trip Friday night on Lake Crabtree.
 
The State Parks are hoppin' too! Occoneechee Mountain will sponsor Ferns, Ferns and More Ferns. Discover the Spider's Web and see some of their live specimens at Eno River State Park on Saturday and learn about Crustaceans on Sunday.
 
You can join a ranger at William B Umstead Park Friday morning for some Fishing Fun. Kids can CAST at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area on Saturday and learn the basics of fishing. For a different view of the Lake, take a Canoe Hike on Jordan Lake Sunday morning.
 
Take a Family Twilight Hike with a park naturalist to explore the woods and fields at twilight time Saturday evening at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve.
 
Historic Preservation Society of Durham docents will be leading Civil Rights Legacy Walking Tours Saturday morning focusing on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s.

 

 

 

 

 

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