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July 9th - 15th 2015 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

Wonderful Summer weather lends itself to having fun with friends and family. With such an amazing variety of events going on this weekend, from movies and concerts to hikes and history programs, I hope you can find something to do to make this weekend part of your summer to remember.
The Farmers Markets are in full swing now. Just about every town in the Triangle has its own Farmer's Market Saturday morning and several have weekday times, too. Go to the Event Search at and plug in Farmer's Market and we will give you all the details so you can bring home some local honey or some just picked tomatoes.
The State Fair is still several months away, but there will be a Gem & Jewelry Show at the State Fairgrounds this weekend along with a Horse Show.
There are several reoccurring events every week. The NC Museum of Natural Sciences boasts extended hours and Science Cafe Talks every Thursday night and Marbles Kids Museum offers both extended hours and reduced admission on Thursday evenings.
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences also invites you to their special exhibit, Dig It! through August 16th. This week they will also host Neutrino Day on Saturday. Come enjoy lectures and a live feed from the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota as they explore the importance of neutrinos and dark matter.
Celebrate New Horizons' arrival at Pluto Tuesday night at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Enjoy a series of presentations about Pluto, a live broadcast of New Horizons' arrival at Pluto from APL Mission Control, live interviews, and video segments about the dwarf planet.
Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife and Learning invites you to bring the kids out for Nature Stories every Thursday morning. Everyone is invited to Prairie Ridge on Saturdays to learn about how you can become a Citizen Scientist.
The North Carolina Museum of Art invites you to take a Meet Your Museum Tour or a Weekend Family Friendly Tour every Saturday and Sunday.
Lake Crabtree County Park hosts Crabtree Casters on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month for an informal fishing experience.
Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park invites you to get a peek inside the fully renovated mill on a half hour Mill Tour on Saturdays or a one hour Mill Heritage & Local History Tour on Sundays.

Festivals, Dance and 2nd Saturday Fun

Traditional Dance Caller, Connie Carringer will teach Squares, Circles, the Appalachian, and more for the whole family at this Friday's Family Dance at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.
Dive into creative movement with former Pilobolus dancer Gaspard Louis on Saturday as Project Dance with American Dance Festival comes to Marbles Kids Museum.
Come celebrate Art Along Blount Street Saturday with a Bike Ride, Walking Tour, Music Festival, Historic Building Tours and Storytelling with the NC Association of Black Storytellers
Learn how plants have been and are currently used for medicine and hygiene at the North Carolina Museum of History's Second Saturday program on Soaps, Salves, and Sassafras.
Come check out the 1st Second Sunday CITY mARTket. This weekend's art market will feature 20-40 local artists selling arts & crafts from painting, jewelry, and woodworks. In addition to the art, you are invited to step inside the newly renovated Market Hall to join professional dancers in the styles of Bollywood, shag, and ballroom.
Duke Homestead Historic invites you to their annual Pork Peanuts & Pickles Festival. Visitors can enjoy historic cooking demonstrations, and browse their local arts and crafts vendors.
Wednesday is Durham Community Day at the Museum of Life & Science. All Durham County residents receive free admission with ID.

Music to fill the Air

Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos will kick off the Warehouse Blues Concert Series Friday at Durham Central Park.
Fridays on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn will feature the Holland Brothers and the food trucks AmigoSan and Chickenque.
The Mystique will be playing Classical Soul at the Holly Springs Cultural Center Friday night.
The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council presents their monthly Art After Dark in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Enjoy live music, local artwork, an Artist and Crafter's Market, and a variety of creative events featuring the Arts in various forms.
On the second Friday night of each month the streets of Downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music for Art After Hours.
Downtown Carrboro will come alive with live music and other art related entertainment for 2nd Friday Artwalkwalk.
The Onyx Club Boys will be playing for Art in the Evening at the North Carolina Museum of Art. You can also join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a Sense of Balance.
Bass Lake Park will host an evening of Family Bingo Friday night.
Blu-Bop: A Tribute to the Music of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will be playing a concert at the Sertoma Amphitheater Saturday evening.
Dwayne Jordan & Trio will be Rocking the Park Saturday night at Rock Quarry Park.

Movies & Museums

Movies By Moonlight at Regency Park Friday night will feature Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Come back Saturday after dark for How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Also presenting the kid favorite, the North Carolina Museum of Art will be showing How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Friday night on their huge outdoor screen.
Come to Apex Nature Park Saturday after dark for the movie McFarland USA.
The Starring North Carolina! Film Series at the North Carolina Museum of History Friday night will feature the 2013 film The Conjuring.
Holly Springs Cultural Center will be showing Despicable Me Saturday Morning. Come back Monday morning for The Princess Frog.

Fun at the Parks

Join Blue Jay Point Park for a Family Wildlife Series Program:Family Nature Journals. Each family will begin a nature journal as they explore field, woods and trails.
Join the staff at Historic Oak View County Park and learn the basics Cane Pole Fishing in their pond Saturday morning. They will also be introducing fishing skills to kids at Harris Lake County Park Saturday during their Beginning Fishing Clinic. Adults are invited to Fly Fishing Basics Sunday evening.
Rangers at Eno River State Park will lead a guided hike out to the Holden Mill Saturday morning. Kids are invited to learn how to become a Junior Ranger or to listen to Nature Story Time Saturday afternoon. You can tour the historic Piper Cox House, go on an Antlion Safari, look for Waterbugs or go on a Sniff-n-Greet with your dog to Bobbitt Hole Sunday afternoon.
Take Dragonflies for Beginners at Umstead State Park Saturday afternoon. Come back Tuesday afternoon to learn about the Animals that call Umstead home.
Come to Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park Saturday after dark for a Twilight Walk.
Help rangers take a Bald Eagle Count Sunday at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.
Tuesday, you can go Birding for Beginners at Falls Lake.
Wednesday you can go Fishing with a Ranger or take a Discovery Hike.


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