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July 12th - 18th Triangle 2018

by Pam & Michael Davison

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

Thursday is Peach Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. Stop by at lunchtime for free Peach Dessert samples, peach dessert contest, N.C. Peach Queen, recipes and tons of delicious local peaches!

Thursday evening , the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting a Science Cafe on Chimpanzee Mothers.

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.

Join them at Laurel Hills Friday evening for some Family Fun and Picnic in the Park. Read a great story, show off your dance moves to some of your favorite preschool songs, join them for arts and crafts and bring a picnic to eat with your family!

Bring your leashed dog to Eno River State Park for a stroll to Bobbit Hole Saturday morning for a Pokey Puppy Hike. Saturday afternoon you can learn about Turtles and make a fun craft to take home. On Sunday, you are invited to join them for a Pea Creek and Dunnagan Hike on some of the less traveled paths.

Both Saturday and Sunday Historic Yates Mill Park will be offering Costumed Corn Grinding Tours. Saturday afternoon, their historic trade program will explore Ice Suppliers and they will be doing some Country Dancing in the Mill Yard. On Sunday, come learn how farmers Saved Seeds from each year's harvest.

Along with their weekly Citizen Science Saturday walks, this weekend, Prairie Ridge Ecostation invites you to the Hummingbird Banding Demonstration that was canceled last weekend. On Sunday, they will discuss the Health of our Waterways.

Blue Jay Park will hold a family program Saturday all about those Leapin' Lizards while Falls Lake will be learning about the Park's Lizards on Sunday.

The North Carolina Museum of History presents Garden Ratatouille with the Tomato Man as he offers gardening tips and some new recipes.

Oak View Park is proud to announce that they are hosting the Summer Food Service Program again this year from June 18th through August 3rd. They are looking for volunteers who could help serve meals, as well as people who would want to lend a hand to staff games and activities. Kids 18 and younger are invited to join them each weekday for a meal and activities.

CAST returns Monday morning at Jordan Lake to introduce kids to fishing.

Slither on over to Historic Yates Mill Park on World Snake Day Monday for an adorable story that follows the new life of a baby snake! Park Tales includes the story, information on NC snakes and some snake crafts on Monday.

Tunes & Culture in the Triangle

The second Friday of the month brings festivities throughout the Triangle. Join them in Carrboro & Chapel Hill for 2nd Friday Artwalkwalk, and Wake Forest for Art After Hours along with a Friday Night on White concert by Sleeping Booty.

Iris After Dark returns to the North Carolina Museum of Art Friday evening with small plates, special drinks and music.

Fridays on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn Friday will feature Les Gildersleeve & the bad dogs as well as Triangle food truck Barone Meatball.

Joshua Gunn will be the featured artist at Friday night's PLAYlist concert at Durham Central Park.

Holly Springs Community Band will be playing a Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert at the Holly Springs Cultural Center Friday night.

Sweet Potato Pie will be the featured band Saturday evening at the Apex Nature Park.

This week's Sunday in the Park Concert will bring the band SWAG to the stage at Fred Fletcher Park.

Movies at the Parks and Museums

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the featured flick this Thursday as Regency Park presents Movies by Moonlight.

The Friday night Outdoor Film Series at the North Carolina Museum of Art will feature the powerful film, the Darkest Hour.

Durham Cinematheque Movie in the Park presents Really Really Big Saturday after dark as the last movie in the series.

The Hot Days /Cool Nights Movie Series at the Carrboro Century Center presents the movie Frozen Sunday evening.

Monday morning's featured movie at the Holly Springs Cultural Center is the animated Monsters Inc.

More Fun & Festivals

Come Celebrate Sunfest at Dorthea Dix Park Saturday. The event features live music, arts and crafts, performance artists, vendors and amazing food trucks.

Pork Peanuts & Pickles Saturday at Duke Homestead Historic Site celebrates North Carolina food culture and history with BBQ and Pie contests and costumed interpreters demonstrating historical cooking methods.

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 and the Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza.

Come meet local wedding professionals and see the North Carolina Museum of History decorated for a reception Saturday evening to experience a Bride at the Museum.

Fuquay Varina invites you to an old fashioned Ice Cream Social & Celebration Sunday at Mineral Springs Park complete with live jazz music.

 

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