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April 12th-18th 2018 Trangle

by Pam & Michael Davison

Spring is truly here this weekend. It looks like Saturday's weather is going to be fabulous so get out and enjoy all that Spring has to offer in the Triangle!

If you're looking for a fun day trip or weekend getaway, head east to Wilmington for the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Running Wednesday through Sunday, the festival boasts art shows, garden tours, live music, festival fare, and much much more. Click through for the details.

Friday Fun!

The North Carolina Museum of Art invites you to kick off the weekend with Iris After Dark, their combo of music, special plates and drinks as well as a Spring Film Passport to Pimlico.

Downtown Wake Forest kicks off their concert season with the first Friday Night on White featuring the Magic Pipers along with food trucks and downtown restaurant specials.

Pullen Park invites families to join them every Friday in April for Dinner and a Movie. The hint for this Friday's movie is "If Pigs Could Talk." The restaurant boasts a full delicious menu for dinner purchases.

Its also Family Movie Night at the Hill Street Community Center. Join them for a family flick, popcorn and drinks.

Bring the whole family to Bass Lake Park Friday night for their monthly Family Bingo event.

History, Museums and the Fairgrounds

Historic Yates Mill County Park will be conducting both its regular Saturday and Sunday tours of the fully remodeled mill. As a special treat, they will be offering a Tip Top to Bottom Mill Tour Saturday of all 4 floors of the mill. On Sunday, you can also take a Natural Exploration about the saying "Sweet April Showers Do Spring May Flowers."

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences invites you to attend one of its Science Saturday Buffets. The lively science presentation featuring a "taste" of everything the Museum has to offer: live animals, weird science facts, dramatic demonstrations, and explosions (small and controlled of course), all seasoned with a touch of humor.

For you early risers, Mike Raley and Anne Clapp of 680 WPTF will be at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh Saturday morning doing their Weekend Gardener Show Live. There will be Prizes, free samples, gardening tips and dozens of vendors in the Market Shoppes.

The UNC Science Expo returns to Chapel Hill Saturday with a wide variety of exhibits and open houses throughout the University. Click through for the times and locations.

The NC State Fairgrounds will host the Southern Women's Show with spa treatments and makeovers, value shop for clothes, jewelry and gifts, gourmet food & wine, travel ideas, beauty tips, health screenings, cooking classes, and fashion shows. You"ll find unique shopping, creative cooking demonstrations, trendy fashion shows, healthy lifestyle tips, interactive workshops, and celebrity guests.

Also at the Fairgrounds this weekend, Chatlee Boats will sponsor a Boat Show and the Pilot Club of Raleigh will host a Geranium Sale.

Running Friday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex, the Raleigh Invitational Horse Show will feature American Saddle Bred and Morgan horses.

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra will present a concert at the North Carolina Museum of History. Sunday afternoon.

The Tuesday Morning Movie at the Halle Cultural Arts Center will be Despicable Me 3.

Spring at the Parks

Adults can take a Beginner Birding Class at Lake Crabtree County Park and all ages are invited to explore Water, Water, Everywhere on Saturday.

Take a Springtime Hike at Jordan Lake along the the Ebenezer Church trail Saturday morning.

Crowder County Park will present a discovery table on Light Pollution and a Walk in the Woods Saturday. You can Talk About Turtles at Crowder Sunday.

Come Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the Dog Park at Millbrook Exchange Park Saturday morning.

The Raleigh March for Science Saturday is a family-friendly event for scientists, students, activists and stargazers to celebrate and stand up for science. This year's theme, Science for Everyone - Everyone for Science, highlights the importance of making science accessible to people from all backgrounds. The event includes a parade around Halifax Mall, a Kids for Science Corner featuring hands-on science fun, and tables for voter registration and various advocacy groups.

A Ranger's Day is Anything but Typical. Come join a Falls Lake Ranger on a short hike as you discover what their day is like.

Walnut Creek Wetland Center welcomes volunteers to come to Saturday's Big Sweep to help cleanup the park.

Come Out & Play Sunday at Eno River State Park. Pack a picnic lunch and spend some time playing a variety of games with them or join them for some Sunday Morning Birding.

The Spring Hike Series at Eno River State Park will explore the Buffalo Trail Sunday afternoon.

Join the Wake County Beekeepers Association at Historic Oak View County Park Sunday afternoon to get your Hands On in the Hive.

Learn Who Eats Who? Sunday at Harris Lake County Park.


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