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July 14th - July 20th 2016 Triangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

Welcome back to the heat of the summer. There are lots of great summer events this weekend.

Celebrate Summer at our Parks

Even if you are already back in school, a trip to a local park can be an awesome way to unwind and rejuvenate yourself.

For kids who are still out, Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park invites them to the Milk-Makers, a special kids program celebrating Cow Appreciation Day Thursday afternoon. Both Saturday and Sunday they will be offering Corn Milling Demonstrations. Saturday afternoon, their historic trade program will explore the Farm Family.

Along with their weekly Hike for Your Health on Thursdays, Raven Rock State Park will host their monthly, Nature's Seedlings program for kids 3-7 this Friday about Water, Who Needs It?

Along with their weekly Citizen Science Saturday walks, this weekend, Prairie Ridge Ecostation will also host a Dragonfly Walk on Saturday afternoon.

Come learn what Animals live around the Falls Lake area Saturday afternoon.

Come view the many animals that become active after the sun goes down Saturday night on a Twilight Walk at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve.

They will be reviewing Fishing 101 and providing all the equipment you will need for a relaxing afternoon Sunday at Durant Nature Park. Bring your little ones back to Durant Tuesday to learn all about those little Amazing Ants.

Oak View Park is proud to announce that they will host FREE Lunches for Kids through a partnership between U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wake County Public School Systems from July 18th through August 12th. They are looking for volunteers who could help serve meals, as well as people who would want to lend a hand to staff running games and programs.

Tunes & Culture in the Triangle

On alternating Thursdays from the Oak City 7 concerts, the Pickin' in the Plaza brings in local Bluegrass along with food trucks and local beer. This week's concert features Ellis Dyson & The Shambles with Honey Magpie.

Science Thursday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings a Town Hall with Greg Fishel in a discussion that will focus on solutions to our ever-increasing need for energy.

Traditional Dance Caller, Connie Carringer with help from an old-time string band will be teaching fun dances for the whole family at Friday night's Family Dance at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. Bring your little ones back to the Halle Saturday morning for a SuperFun Saturday, free arts & crafts activities.

Fridays on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn Friday will feature Acoustic Manner as well as the food truck D'Burritos.

The Jim Crew Trio (Paris Jazz) will be playing the tunes Friday night at Art in the Evening. The Sound Bites will explore Golden Glow at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Rissi Palmer will be the featured band at Friday night's Warehouse Blues Concert at Durham Central Park.

Its Third Friday already in Downtown Durham. Enjoy a Gallery crawl, live music and special events. Also the third week of every month, you are invited to take a Durham Civil Rights Heritage Walking Tour on Saturday morning.

Marbles Kids Musuem will host a Guest Star Scientist Saturday afternoon to learn about how scientists are applying engineering principles to biology to solve problems, cure disease and make new discoveries.

The North Carolina Museum of History is hosting a Night at the Museum Bridal Expo Saturday evening for all those planning the big day.

Come to Bennett Place State Historic Site both Saturday and Sunday to see living historians portraying surgeons and learn about the Medical Practices and Instruments used during the Civil War.

This week's Sunday in the Park Concert will bring Raleigh Native Triangle Taiko to the stage at Fletcher Park.

Movies at the Parks and Museums

The Little Mermaid will be the featured family flick along with pizza Thursday night at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.

The 2009 version of Star Trek will be playing on the screen in Downtown Chapel Hill for this Thursday's Movie Under the Stars.

The Friday night Outdoor Film Series at the North Carolina Museum of Art will feature the 2016 family favorite, Zootopia. Come back after sunset Saturday for the 1987 classic, the Princess Bride.

Pitch Perfect 2 comes to the big screen at Regency Park after dark Friday.

The Raleigh Little Theater will present Movies in the Garden Sunday evenings. This week's feature flick will be Chimes at Midnight. Come early for food trucks Bo's Kitchen, Cocoa Forte and pre-movie activities.

Monday morning's featured movie at the Holly Springs Cultural Center is Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Bring the kids back Wednesday afternoon for the featured film The Princess Bride.

More Fun

Thursday is Peach Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. Come on over at lunchtime for free peach dessert samples, a Peach Dessert Contest, visits with the N.C. Peach Queen, recipes and lots of local sweet, juicy peaches.

The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza also takes place at the fairgrounds this weekend, but has an admission fee.

The Annual Children's Good News Spectacular returns to the Fairgrounds Saturday with inflatable games and rides, popcorn, snow cones and drinks, and an illusion show blended with several gospel puppet presentations.

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds will be hosting both the Triangle Wide Horseman's Association Show the NCQHA District IV Novice No Bling Show which both offers free spectator admission.


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