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June 10th - 16th

by Michael & Pam Davison

Looks like its going to be another wonderful weekend!

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Here are the highlights for this weekend. If you are looking for our complete list what's going on, go to click on "Event Search" and fill in the dates. Be sure to include Thursday through Sunday so you don't miss anything. Select the search button and start planning! See below for more...

Movies & Art

Pop the popcorn, shake on the salt and melt the butter. There are even more great movies hitting the big screen this weekend! The fun starts Thursday with the Movies by Moonlight series at Regency Park. The feature film will be The Blind Side.

500 Days of Summer will be showing on the lawn of the North Carolina Museum of Art Friday night

Toy Story is the Family Movie at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. While you are there, stop in the Library and get your kids registered for the Summer Reading Program. Its a lot of fun and there are some great prizes!

The North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting a Children's Performance next Wednesday. Head on over to the new museum with your kids to enjoy Immersed in Verse with Allan Wolf and a Drop-In Craft.

Art After Hours is back in Downtown Wake Forest. The Downtown will come alive with food, merchants and music!

Art After Dark will bring local and artists and live music to several locations around Holly Springs. Click through for all the details.

The Raleigh City Museum invites you to their first ever Old Fashioned Square Dance. Dance the night away with the museum and Southern String Band. On Saturday, The Raleigh City Museum invites all doughnut lovers to their program, The Fabulous World of Doughnuts. You will discover what in the world is shaped like a doughnut, and look at some crazy doughnut designs and flavors. Come learn how the major doughnut companies got their start. Children will also be able to create and name their own doughnut. And to top it all off, you will have a Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts blind taste test off!

Speaking of Donuts, stop by Moore Square on Wednesday for the Dunkin' Turbo Tour. Mix 101.5 and Dunkin' Donuts will be live in Moore Square giving out free samples of Dunkin' Turbo, Dunkin' Donuts new drink. Mix 101.5 will be doing live breaks from the event and playing games for prizes.

Tuesday brings Target $2 Tuesday Night at Marbles Kids Museum. Bring the whole family for a night of play for just $2 per person and extended hours.

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Music for Everyone

The Holly Springs Cultural Center outdoor stage will be rocking with the classic rock, blues and r&b sounds of the GB4 Band.

Music on Main is back this Thursday night in Downtown Garner. This Thursday you can enjoy the sounds of Coastline while you relax with some great food.

The all-male cappella group, the Gospel Jubilators will be performing a free concert inside the air conditioned N.C. Museum of History on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday evening you can head on over to Fred Fletcher Park to hear the Stray Dogs.

The Triangle Wind Ensemble will be delighting their audience at the Sertoma Amphitheater with a Summer Concert.

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Fun Festivals

Stop by the Capitol grounds to listen to music, eat some barbecue, and celebrate the State Capitol's 170th Birthday! There will be artists' booths, free birthday cake and barbecue available for purchase.

The bubbles are back for Bubble Blitz, at the Museum of Life and Science! Join them for a day of good clean fun bursting with demos, experiments and hands-on activities all about bubbles!

Bee a Bear in June at the NC Zoo this weekend. This Saturday's events highlight the Grizzly Bear.

Do you have plans for lunch on Thursday? You may want to check out the State Farmers Market in Raleigh for Blueberry Day. There will be free blueberry dessert samples, free recipes, and of course plenty of N.C. blueberries available.

Come on over to Bass Lake Park for a little friendly competition during some Family Bingo.

Second Saturdays through the summer will bring special activities at the State's 37 museums and historic sites. Bennett Place State Historic Site will be celebrating Carolina Culture with artisans from across the state demonstrating and selling their wares.

Bentonville State Historic Site will be hosting an archaeological presentation, tours of the house, a kids demo dig, and a demonstration of "town ball", the precursor to baseball.

Enjoy a wide variety of herb and musical entertainment, craft demonstrations & vendors, 19th century games for children, traditional herbal use displays, and an herb tasting party for the Herb, Garden, and Craft Festival at Duke Homestead Historic Site.

Get ready to celebrate Juneteenth by making a woven paper basket and watching artists demonstrate weaving. Learn more about this holiday proclaiming the end of slavery in the United States at the North Carolina Museum of History.

The City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to the Lions Park Playground Celebration on Monday afternoon.

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Hikes & Programs

The State Parks will be busy this weekend. William B. Umstead State Park invites you to join a rangers and learn how to identify Dragonflies. A short hike to a storm water runoff basin to observe dragonflies in their native habitat will follow the discussion. Occoneechee Mountain will also be going on a Dragonfly Hike.

The historic Piper-Cox House will be open for touring at Eno River State Park. You can also join the Naturalist at Eno River on a short hike and learn ID basics of the Pine Tree.

You are invited to get on the water in a boat on Durant's six acre lower lake for Paddle About and Piddle About.

The Family Wildlife Series continues this weekend at Blue Jay Point County Park with Totally Turtles. Come find out the scoop on turtles, and how they "earn a living".

Over at the American Tobacco Trail, they have rounded up some slithering snakes and some terrific turtles for participants to learn about and touch during a Reptile Roundup.

Durham's tobacco heritage will be explored through stories and experiences of Durham residents on a Tobacco Heritage Walking Tour.

Raleigh Parks and Recreation is offering the local Hershey's Track and Field Meet for both girls and boys ages 9-14 at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park. The event is free of charge for participants and participants will have the opportunity to advance to regional, state, and national competitions.

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds will be hosting both a Gem & Jewelry Show, a "Parade of The Stars" Show & Auction Sale and a Quarter Horse Show.

For more detailed information and times click here and go to

In addition to these events listed, there are several other events going on throughout the Triangle. For more information on everything going on, go to and start planning! I hope to see you out there.


Michael & Pam
Michael & Pam Davison



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