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May 10th - 16th Triangle 2018

by Pam & Michael Davison

It looks like the weather this weekend is going to be warm. Enjoy some beautiful sunshine for Mother's Day on Sunday!

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Festivals Around Town

The North Carolina Museum of History presents the annual Longleaf Film Festival 2017 both Friday and Saturday. This year's free festival will screen juried narrative and documentary film submissions from around the world-and our own backyard.

Holly Springs will celebrate Turtlefest Saturday at Bass Lake Park with interactive exhibits, games, crafts and a children's art contest.

There is an air of excitement as the NC Zoo celebrates Birds, Blooms, Bees & Butterflies Saturday. Take home a piece of the Zoo by visiting their annual plant sale and enjoy a Zoo admission Discount for Mom on Mother's Day.


The Ritmo Latino Festival spices up Downtown Cary Saturday.

The Oaks & Spokes Bike Festival continues this week with a Capital City Ride, a Bike-In Movie: BMX Bandits, the 4th Annual Raleigh Cat, the CycloFemme Ride & Tea Party and the Ride of Silence.

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds will host a Kennel Club Dog Show Saturday and Sunday.

The Hunt Complex at the Fairgrounds will feature an Open Horse Show Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a free Shred Event in Downtown Holly Springs at Saturday morning's Farmers Market.

Next Saturday's Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival at Rock Quarry Park celebrates African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions. The fun kicks off early with a Panel Discussion Tuesday, a Block Party Wednesday, Basketball Classic Thursday, and a Teen Pool Party Friday.

Fun Friday to Kick off the Weekend

Iris after Dark at the North Carolina Museum of Art features music, small plates and special drinks. This week's Spring Film will feature Lost in Paris.

Fridays on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn will feature music by Hank Smith and area food trucks Soom Soom and Barone Meatball.

Friday Night on White returns to Downtown Wake Forest with a concert by Love Tribe.

The second Friday of the month brings 2nd Friday Artwalkwalk to Carrboro and Chapel Hill and Art After Hours to Downtown Wake Forest.

Getting Outside at the Parks

Leaves of Three is the topic of a Family Wildlife Series at Blue Jay Point County Park Saturday afternoon. Each family will make a poison ivy bandana to take home-and learn the tricks for staying free of the dreaded itches!

Falls Lake will also discuss how to stay safe as they explore Dangerous Plants and Animals on a hike Saturday.

Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park presents their Saturday and Sunday Tours of the Historic Mill.

Learn about the parts of a Flower and plant your own flower to bring home Saturday at Eno River State Park or go on a guided Wildflower Hike.

Historic Oak View County Park will be hosting a special wayside program all about Honeybees Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Music & Culture Come Alive

Saturday's Science Buffet is a lively science presentation featuring a "taste" of everything the NC Museum of Natural Sciences has to offer: live animals, weird science facts, dramatic demonstrations, and explosions (small and controlled of course), all seasoned with a touch of humor.

The Sertoma Concert Series brings The Monitors to the stage at Bond Park Saturday evening for an evening of jazz.

Tour guides will lead you through a walking tour of the History of the Tobacco Industry as they tell many tales from Durham's past, using oral histories and photographs to illustrate the history of tobacco and the people who supplied tobacco products known throughout the world Saturday morning.

Light The Woods With Sound is an Interactive Neon Audio Experiment that takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May at Dorthea Dix Park. Come see first-of-its-kind sound and light show in the beautiful oak trees of Flowers Field! Watch as musicians produce beautiful music and neon lights dance in the trees.

Also in Durham, you can celebrate National Bike Month Saturday by Biking Durham's Histories. The free ride will be a family-friendly, leisurely tour through downtown Durham.

The North Carolina Museum of History will present a Music of the Carolinas concert Sunday afternoon featuring Eliza Meyer, a student at Broughton High School playing fiddle, banjo, guitar, and autoharp

The Spongetones will be playing the tunes at this week's Six Sundays in Spring Concert at Carroll Joyner Park.

Holly Springs Cultural Center's Monday morning movie will be Kung Fu Panda 2.

Tuesday is another Durham Community Day at the Museum of Life & Science. Durham Residents can enjoy free admission to the Museum of Life & Science all day.

The Tuesday morning movie at the Halle Cultural Arts Center will be Ferdinand.

The Hob Nob Jazz Series Wednesday night at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park will feature the Mint Julep Jazz Band.


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