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August 16th - 22nd Triangle 2018

by Pam & Michael Davison

This weekend is a transition between the summer movies and concerts and the fall festivals and harvest celebrations.

Festivals & Family Fun

Saturday is Mythbusting Day at Duke Homestead. They're tackling tobacco myths in a day of special guided tours of the Homestead.

This Thursday night brings another Family Nature Night to the Sertoma Arts Center. Join them for an evening of fun learning about "Where Do Birds Go When It Rains?"

Saturday is also Honeybee Day at the NC State Farmers Market in Raleigh. Come get your fresh fruits and vegetables while you explore the wonderful flavors of our local honeys.

Come Meet the Blue Devils Day Saturday at the Pascal Field House! Enjoy free admission and free parking while you come out for an afternoon of fun and football. Meet this years team, get autographs from your favorite players and coaches, purchase Duke merchandise and concessions, meet the Blue Devil and Duke Cheerleaders, be the voice of the Blue Devils and make a play-by-play call from a past Duke highlights and get a free 2018 team poster!

The NC State Fairgrounds will liven up the weekend with the Carolina Fall Boat Show & Sale and the Original Coin & Currency Show.

History Comes Alive

One weekend a month, Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park treats visitors to Corn Grinding Demonstrations. This is the weekend! Step back in time and take a half-hour tour with their 19th century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal.

On Thursday at Yates Mill, you can celebrate National Tell a Joke Day all day long at their Discovery Table.

Come back to the Mill Saturday to try some Country Dancing in the Mill Yard and learn about the historic trade of Apiarists and the Bee Business.

Round out your weekend at Yates Mill by learning how they Preserved Food in the 1800's on Sunday.

Thursday evening's Science Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will explore "Did Evolution Make You Do It?" and an evolutionary approach to understanding human behaviors.

Join a Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteer on a Durham Civil Rights Heritage Walking Tour Saturday morning to learn about many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement.

Movies & Music in the Triangle

Movies by Moonlight at Regency Park closes out another amazing summer season with A Wrinkle in Time Friday after dark.

Friday night at the North Carolina Museum of Art, you can enjoy Iris After Dark with music, special drinks and small plates

Friday on the Front Porch in Chapel Hill bring the Old Well Wishers to the stage along with food trucks Bulkogi Truck and Napioli Pizza.

Its also Third Friday in Downtown Durham. Kick off your weekend with a gallery crawl and live music.

The Peanuts Movie will be the Rock The Park Movie Saturday in Downtown Durham.

Jurassic Park will be playing on the big outdoor screen once the sun goes down Saturday at Dorothea Dix Park. Come early to enjoy treats from Ty's All Natural, Taco Grande and Mr. Softee Ice Cream.

Celebrate the last week before school starts with a Free Week Long Kid's Movies at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. Click through for the movie each day.

Inside Out will be playing on the air conditioned big screen at the Holly Springs Cultural Center Monday morning.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Join Eno River State Park Rangers Friday afternoon for thoughtful discussion of Henry David Thoreau's Walden while you hit the trails together.

Adults are invited to take Butterflies 101 at Blue Jay County Park Saturday. Learn techniques to distinguish between different butterflies and their kin while investigating nectar plants and larval foliage plants in Blue Jay's pollinator garden.

Take a Twilight Walk with your family Friday night at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve. Explore the woods and fields as the sun goes down and look for deer, coyotes and owls.

Crowder County Park will have a Discovery Table all about Pond Life set up for you to investigate Saturday or you can take a guided Walk in the Woods. Come back to the park Sunday to learn about those Terrific Trees through games, hands on activities and making your own paper.

C.A.S.T. (Catch A Sure Thing!) returns to Jordan Lake Sunday morning for kids who want to learn how to fish.

Also Sunday, come learn all about the Animals that call Falls Lake home.

 

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