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July 25th - July 31st 2013 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

Looks like its going to be warm again this weekend. Luckily, we have some wonderful museums if you want to get out of the house, but stay out of the heat. Plenty of evening hikes, movies and concerts let you get out and enjoy the fresh air once the sun goes down.

Get Out to a Park for Some Fun in the Sun

This week rounds out Blue Morpho Month at the Museum of Life and Science. Experience a total immersion experience in their Magic Wings Butterfly House as they release 1000 new Blue Morpho butterflies this month. Each day there are 2 daily releases and entomologists available to answer all your questions.

Come Catch Fireflies & Roast Marshmallows around the fire Friday night at Harris Lake County Park. Come back Sunday to get an Introduction to Letterboxing.

Explore Nature at Night over at Lake Crabtree County Park Friday night as they learn all about the magic of Moths. Come back Saturday to watch the Model Yacht Club on the Lake.
 

Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain's geologic wonders as you explore the Pyrophyllite Quarry with a real geologist or discover what types of Dragonflies can be found around the ponds on Saturday.
 
Come and join an Eno River State Park Naturalist for a 4-mile, fast, physically challenging Power Hike early Saturday morning. They will be teaching Fly Fishing Basics both Saturday & Sunday. Explore the Buckquarter Creek Wilderness area with the Naturalist Saturday. Learn how to identify Snakes common to the area on Sunday afternoon or bring your kids Sunday morning so they can try some Beginning Fishing.
 
Come out to Yates Mill Pond for morning Canoe Floats on both Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, they will be fishing the old fashioned way, with Cane Poles. They will also be offering Saturday Tours and Sunday Mill Heritage & Local History Tours.
 
Learn how to use a GPS unit and spend time searching for Geocaches Saturday afternoon along the American Tobacco Trail.
 
Music & Culture this Weekend

Oak City 7 is back to Raleigh's City Plaza this Thursday night with the bands Southern Culture On The Skids, Hammer No More The Fingers, Unifier, Brent Cobb and Jessica Long & The New Kind.

Birds & Arrows will be playing Alternafolk at the CCB Plaza Thursday night.
Soft rock super heroes, The Wusses perform with The Whom, local The Who cover band Thursday night at the Locally Grown Concert in Chapel Hill.
 
Bullfrog Willard McGhee will be playing Friday night for a Warehouse Blues Concert at the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.
 
One of the area's premier cover bands, GB4, will present this week's Summer at the Springs Concert Friday night at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.
 
Big Ron Hunter will be playing his soulful acoustic blues on the front lawn of the Burwell School Friday night.
 
Rock out to Jamrock's authentic reggae rhythms as they play "Yard Style" reggae Friday night at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center as part of Cary's Starlight Concert Series.
 
8 Miles Apart will bring their classic rock genre to Pullen Park for this week's Sunday in the Park Concert.
 
Bring the kids over to Fred Fletcher Park Sunday evening for a fun interactive concert with Sandbox.
 
Movies at the Parks & Museums
 

The 2012 film, Silver Inning Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro will be Friday night's Movie By Moonlight at Regency Park.

The 2006 kid favorite, Cars will be shown at the North Carolina Museum of Art's outdoor amphitheater after dark Friday. Saturday night, the Museum will feature the 1973 cult favorite, American Graffiti.
 
Tarzan will be the featured film Saturday morning at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.
 
Wednesday's Summer Family Films Series continues this week at the NC Museum of Art with the 2011 film Tales of the Night and a Drop in Studio.
 
Even More Fun Events
 
The NC Museum of Art offers a lot more than just movies this weekend. Start your weekend off Friday night with live music by Peter Lamb and the Wolves. The Sound Bite will explore the timeless subject of Mother & Child and Joseph Covington will give a lecture on Rodin's Paris.

Come back to the Museum of Art Saturday to enjoy a Family Fun Saturday program exploring the Art of the Silhouette. You can also join in on a Docent-led Tour that will provide an introduction to the Museum's permanent collection or a Family Tour that's aimed at kids and their companions.
 
Thursday night's Science Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences focuses on Energy's Future with Professor David N. McNelis.
 
Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers invite you to join them Saturday morning for an Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century.
 
Saturday marks the Family Science Olympiad at Marbles Kids Museum. Bring your family and join in the sport of science!
 
Just in time for back to school shopping, the Kids Exchange Consignment Sale returns to the State Fairgrounds this weekend.
 
The Hunt Horse Complex on the grounds of the State Fairgrounds will be hosting both an Indoors Horse Show Friday through Sunday and a Summer Dressage I & II Show Saturday and Sunday.
 
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia, Nascar, etc. on over 200 tables at a Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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