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June 12th - June 18th 2014 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. Design a superhero cape & mask, craft your own comic adventure, and experiment with the power of flight & invisibility with super small science.
 
Dads, bring your little ones out to fish a secret spot on the Eno for some Father's Day Fishing at the Occoneechee Mountain.
 
Bring your dad to Duraham Central Park Saturday evening to enjoy a Fathers Day Food Truck Rodeo. The Terry Wiley Band will be playing Motown, soul and rock and roll. The Eno River Association, will also have a watershed model, wildlife display and Festival for the Eno tickets for sale.

Movies at the Parks & Museums
 

The 1987 classic, The Princess Bride will be playing on the big screen for Throwback Thursday at Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park.

They will blow up the 30-foot outdoor inflatable screen Friday night at Lake Benson Park to show Monsters University. Bring your tents and camping gear and spend the night Sleeping Under the Stars at Lake Benson Park after the movie.
 
42: the Jackie Robinson Story will be playing on the Art Museum's outdoor screen Friday evening. Come early to enjoy family-friendly baseball fun before the movie.
 
PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series continues this Friday in Raleigh's City Plaza with tunes by Urban Soil and the movie Hunger Games. Prior to each movie, the event will host a variety of local food trucks, downtown restaurant offerings, and regional microbrew beer options.
 
Food Trucks will also be gathered at Morrisville Community Park Friday night before they show the movie Despicable Me 2.
 
Cedars in the Pines: The Film will be shown Sunday at the North Carolina Museum of History to document the journeys that ended in settlement in North Carolina.
 
The Summer Family Films start this Wednesday with four short films about Zigs, Zags, and Sounds. Come early or stay late for a coordinating Drop in Studio.

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 Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, The Beast, New Reveille, Treetop Flyers and Kurtzweil.

 

The "Find Your Cool" Summer Concert Series at CCB Plaza brings The Chit Nastuy Band to the stage Thursday night. Right around the corner at the American Tobacco Campus Amphitheatre, the Balsam Range Band will be creatively blending Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel and Jazz into a new American acoustic music experience.
 
The Hey Brothers will be playing Friday night to kick off Art in the Evening at the North Carolina Museum of Art along with an exploration of how Father Knows Best and a Poetry Slam with host Dasan Ahanu. Come back Saturday for a Lecture by printmaker Brian Gonzales and print collector Robert Healy and a Special Family Fun Saturday.
 
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 to the Amphitheater Saturday for a gospel concert with the South Carolina Broadcasters.
 
Art After Hours will liven up Downtown Wake Forest Friday night with food, merchants and music!
 
The Summer at the Springs Concert Friday night in Holly Springs will feature the Blues & Classic Rock Party Band, GB4. Also Friday night inside the Holly Springs Cultural Center, there will be an Art Reception for artists Bill Schroeder and Sheron Jamel
 
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 Starlight Concert Series at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center will bring the Old Habits Bluegrass Band to the stage Friday night.
 
The Wake Forest Classic and Antique Charity Car Show Saturday will will showcase vehicles of all makes and models, including muscle cars, sports cars, pony cars, classic and antique autos, street rods and trucks as well as live music.
 
Four piece string band Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends hearkens the richness of the Americana Folk Revival Satuday for a Downtown Performers Series Concert at Cary's Performance Green.
 
Join guest star Jody Cassell from American Dance Festival Satuday at Marbles Kids Museum to explore how sounds, rhythms and creative movements tell a tale. Come back to Marbles Wednesday afternoon to go Behind the Flavor at Pogo and learn about tomatoes. The Carolina Hurricanes will also be at Marbles for some Hockey Fun on Friday and next Tuesday.
 
Join the Smithsonian's effort to lead the largest group of people singing the National Anthem in history-from the National Mall in Washington, DC, to Daniels Auditorium at the Museum of History on Saturday. Also Saturday, artist Alyssa Hinton will be demonstrating her mixed media art inspired by her North Carolina Indian heritage. You can even create your own mixed-media picture at a Make It, Take It event.
 
This week's Sunday in the Park Concert will highlight the rhythm band, One Tribe at Pullen Park.
 
Fun Festivals
 
The annual On the Trail to Health Festival will gather exhibitors from around the Triangle to share new and exciting opportunities to stay fit and healthy. There will even be opportunities to try Geocaching and mountain biking.

 

Come to Holly Spring's Veterans Park Saturday morning for the War on Terror Memorial Dedication. The Memorial is the culmination of an Eagle Scout Project by a local scout who lost his brother in Afghanistan. The Memorial, which even contains a piece of the World Trade Center, honors his brother, Wake County soldiers who have died in the War on Terror and the events of September 11th.
 
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Raven Rock State Park's very own TRACK Trail! There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, light refreshments and guided hikes with a ranger on the TRACK Trail with each of the 4 trail brochures.
 
Explore life as a bear through storytelling, crafts and keeper talks during the Bear Necessities all day Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo. Kids can even bring their Teddy Bear or favorite stuffed animal for a check-up with Zoo veterinarian staff.
 
Its a Super Fun Saturday at the Halle Cultural Arts Center Saturday. Sample activities for the upcoming art camps, do arts & crafts, play games and more.
 
Fort Dobbs will host a Living History Weekend both Saturday and Sunday with historic interpreters who will present musket and cannon firing demonstrations as well as on-going displays of 18th Century camp life.
 
Also bringing history alive, Historic Bentonville Battlefield will present a Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier on Saturday with Re-enactors on hand to discuss the typical soldier's life, uniform and equipment.
Artillery and musket demonstrations will be held throughout the day.
 
Come celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Holding Park Pool in Wake Forest. To celebrate, there will be free admission to the pool Saturday as well as tours of the renovated facility, music and free hotdogs while supplies last. Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks will also be available for purchase.
 
Its Wellness Wednesday at this week's Raleigh's Downtown Farmers Market. Along with all the seasonal produce, you will enjoy educational programming. like health screenings, free recipes and other nutritional information, tastings, chef demonstrations, kids' activities, and a special Rex Healthcare Wellness booth.
 
Mordecai Historic Park will host a Dedication Ceremony and Grand Opening of their new Visitor Center Wednesday evening.
 
More Fun
 
Historic Yates Mill County Park invites you to take a Half-Hour Tour on Saturday or a Mill Heritage & Local History Tour on Sunday of the fully restored mill. As a special treat Saturday, they will be offering the Tip Top to Bottom Mill Tour of all 4 floors.
 
Science Thursday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will take on the history and current roles of the U.S. Public Health Service.
 
Play some Family Bingo at Bass Lake Park Friday night.
 
They counted 34 Purple Martin eggs last week at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. Come on out Friday morning to witness a Bird Banding Demonstration as volunteers gather to band the baby martins.On Saturday, help them collect data from their Camera Traps and see which mammals have been spotted on the grounds
 
The State Parks are hoppin' this weekend, too! Take a Sunset/Full Moon Hike Friday night at Occoneechee Mountain. Learn about the Snakes of the Eno at Eno River State Park or take a Birding Hike at Umstead State Park Saturday.
 
Wake County Parks invite you to Totally Turtles at Blue Jay Point County Park Saturday or you can Journey to the Past during a hike of the old home sites at Harris Lake and learn more about Turtles at Crowder Park on Sunday.
 
Get Hooked at Durant Nature Park Saturday morning. They'll provide the bait, fishing poles and instruction to get you and your family hooked on fishing!

 

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