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June 13th- 19th Triangle

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 all weekend with Superheroes and Superdads. Come enjoy special activities like a Superhero Design Lab, Science Solvers, Superhero Training Course and Superhero Flight School.
 
Kids can learn about Animal Fathers and their various roles in nature as they make recycled Father's Day cards to take home at Blue Jay Point County Park Saturday.
 
Bring your dad to Durahm Central Park Saturday evening to enjoy a Fathers' Day Concert of musicals and sing-a-longs by the Durham Community Concert Band. There will even be a few Food Trucks on hand.
 
Welcome to all of you I met at Raleigh's Food Truck Rodeo last weekend. The Food Truck Rodeo fun continues this Sunday at Durham Central Park.
 
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 Lorax at Womble Park.

They will blow up the 30-foot outdoor inflatable screen Friday night at Lake Benson Park to show Madagascar 3.
 
Argo will be playing on the big screen Friday night at Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park.
 
Award winning film, Life of Pi will be playing on the Art Museum's outdoor screen Friday evening.
 
To continue their tribute to Shrek this month, the Holly Springs Cultural Center will be showing Shrek the Thirdon Saturday morning.
 
Music for Everyone
 

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 Rosco Bandana, The Trophy Fire, The Human Eyes, Doug McCormick and the Jon Stickley Trio.

The "Find Your Cool" Summer Concert Series at CCB Plaza brings Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos' Blues sounds to the stage Thursday night while Al Strong will be playing for the Art of Cool @ The Stack.
 
The Beast will be playing Friday night to kick off Art in the Evening at the North Carolina Museum of Art along with an exploration of The Impressionist Portrait.
 
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. Come back Saturday evening to enjoy the songs and stories ofErin McDermott.
 
Art After Hours will liven up Downtown Wake Forest Friday night with food, merchants and music! You can also attend a Public Art Ribbon Cutting officially unveiling Wake Forest's first two pieces of town-funded public art and enjoy the Renaissance Exhibition "Foundations" show.
 
The Summer at the Springs Concert Friday night in Holly Springs will feature the band Long Time Gone.
 
Click through for the whole schedule of local artists and musicians that will be featured in Friday night's Art After Dark in Fuquay Varina.
 
The North Carolina State Fairgrounds will host the BaJo La Gloria De Dios Christian Concert featuring Veronica Leal with Egleyda Belliard, Inmer Benitez and Jose Luis Reyes on Saturday.
 
Ed Stephenson & the Paco Band will be livening Pullen Park up Saturday night with their Spanish music and Nuevo flamenco ensemble.
 
Fun Festivals
 

Join ParkGeek Saturday as we celebrate the American Tobacco Trail's 10th Anniversary with the 4th Annual On the Trail to Health Festival. They will be promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and wellness with yoga, disc golf, hula hooping, dancing, and local foods.

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 as well as live music and games for the whole family.
 
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.
 
There will also be music and dance plus cultural exhibits all day Saturday in recognition of World Refugee Day at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
 
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.
 
Wake Forest will host a Classic and Antique Charity Car Show Saturday with live music provided by The Results.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is partnering with WakeMed, Rex Hospital, Duke Clinical Research Institute, UNC and others to bring you Inovations in Health Day on Saturday. They will have table-top exhibits, games and crafts for children, and a variety of speakers and demonstrations by doctors, scientists, researchers, students, universities and industry professionals.
 
The Tour de Fat returns to Diamond View Park at American Tobacco Campus Saturday. Starting off with a giant bicycle parade, the event also brings eclectic entertainment, funky bikes, delicious fare, games and activities such as a "Thousand Person Dance Contest."
 
More Fun Things at the Parks & Museums
 

Historic Yates Mill County Park invites you to take a Costumed Corn Grinding Tour on Saturday or Sunday. Historians will also be on hand Saturday to share what they have learned about entrepreneur, newspaper man and mill owner - William Boylan.

Science Thursday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will take on Living Dinosaurs along with extended hours and discount tickets to their new exhibit, Dinosaurs in Motion.
 
Take a Sunset Canoe Trip Friday night on Lake Crabtree.
 
Drop kids off at Walnut Creek Wetland Center Friday for a Kid's Nature Night while you enjoy a date night out.
 
Play some Family Bingo at Bass Lake Park Friday night or come back Saturday to learn the tricks of the trade during their Catch and Cook Workshop. On Sunday, they will teach Fishing Basics for the whole family.
 
The State Parks are hoppin' too! Explore Snakes: Fried or Foe? and Butterfly or Moth programs Saturday at Eno River State Park. Come back Sunday to do some Fishing With The Naturalist or learn more about Moles & Voles.
 
After dark Saturday, Morehead Planetarium educators invite you to join them at Jordan Lake for an Astronomy Viewing Session.
 
Historic Preservation Society of Durham docents will lead a Civil Rights Legacy Walking Tour on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s and "60s Civil Rights movement Saturday morning.
 
Next Tuesday, Walnut Creek Wetland Center invites adults to join them for Wetland Birds Intermediate, a workshop with local bird expert, John Gerwin; and Marbles Kids Museum encourages you to check out Target $2 Tuesday Night.

 

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