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May 2nd - 8th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

Congratulations to all our area College Graduates!

Science Thursday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings Science Trivia to this week's Science Cafe.

Stop by the State Farmers Market in Raleigh Thursday at lunchtime for Strawberry Day. There will be free samples, recipes, Suzy the Strawberry, and of course lots of fresh, local strawberries.

The Wake County Public Library Festival of Reading and Book Sale starts Thursday and runs through Sunday with great deals on all types of books. The prices are low to begin with and the deals get better each day.

First Friday Happenings

Celebrate First Friday with the Raleigh City Museum. Each month features extended hours and special events.

Also in Downtown Raleigh, celebrate the new month with a First Friday Gallery Walk and extended hours at Marbles Kids Museum.

Iris after Dark returns to the North Carolina Museum of Art with music, special drinks and small plates. You are also invited to stay for the 1945 foreign film Falbalas (Paris Frills).

The Halle Cultural Arts Center invites the public to the Opening Reception for the Latino Artist's Collective Friday night. There will be artists from at least 10 Latin American countries represented in the show that will run through June 8th.

Holly Springs will be celebrating Family Fun Night at Bass Lake Park. Kick off the evening by making some arts and crafts, meeting a live animal, or borrowing a fishing pole. End the night with a fun interactive concert with kid favorite, Trish Miller or a magic show with Dan the Magic Man.

Also, far from the city lights, you can take a Night Hike on the American Tobacco Trail as the sun goes down Friday evening.

Festivals and Special Events

If you missed Spring Daze in Cary last weekend, you have a chance this weekend to enjoy Apex Peakfest. A wonderful variety of crafters and artisans will be on hand displaying their creations while the stages will boast live family entertainment all day. Not only will there be an assortment of yummy festival food, but also a tempting collection of international fare. There will even be a Kids Zone area with rides and games for the younger population.

Duke Energy is hosting the Hoopla Hyperspace Party in the Park Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Celebrate the opening of the Museum Park season, with new art installations including Heather Hart"s Southern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off, art making, laser tag, Jedi training, game truck, music, food and drinks, and stargazing with the Raleigh Astronomy Club

The Museum of Life and Science will celebrate Bird Day Saturday with local bird experts, some of their own bird ambassadors and their resident wildlife expert, Ranger Greg, for an early morning and afternoon nature walk!

The Oaks and Spokes Bicycling Festival 2019 kicks off Friday with a variety of events through May 29th. Join them for fun including Marbles Bike Rodeo, May the 4th Be With You Greenway Tour, GoSmart Family Bike Ride, Capital City Ride, Minduro Ride, Mother's Day Ride, Bike-Fix-&-Brew-2019, Citrix Cycle Try-it, Bike In Movie, Bike Polo Open Court and Light Up The Night Ride.

Bring your pooch to Rock Quarry Park Saturday for Canine Field Day.

Downtown Cary will host their annual En Plein Air Paint the Town Saturday. The streets will come alive as artists take to the streets to Paint the Town!

Meet in the Street is back to downtown Wake Forest Saturday. Join them for a day filled with food and entertainment including live music and children's activities. Wake Forest will also host a Bike Safety Fair Saturday for kids ages 5 to 14.

Saturday is the annual Friends of the Page-Walker Herbfest in Cary. Tour the gardens; stroll through booths selling a wide variety of herbs, crafts and garden products; and be there for the butterfly release.

Learn about Fuquay-Varina's history through interesting demos and displays, old fashioned games for kids, and tours of their museums during Saturday's Heritage Day.

Gnomes & Fairies Spring up at Prairie Ridge Saturday to celebrate spring with scavenger hunts , balloon animals, a gnome and fairy village, story time, ladybug hunts and a parade.

Saturday at Nash Square there will be a parade and Memorial Service to honor Fallen Firefighters.

The Strawberry Festival is an annual, family-fun community held event. Come enjoy fantastic local artists, and create a strawberry-filled day everyone can be a kid again.

Over 50 Food Trucks from across the State of NC with silent power and seating for up to 1,000 people will come on out for Sunday's Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo.

Plenty of family activities including story sharing live music, food vendors, poetry, crafts and interactive family games will all be a part of Sunday's Carrboro Day Celebration.

Fun at the Parks

The farmer's markets are still celebrating their Grand Openings. Holly Springs will kick off the season this Saturday with plenty of fresh produce, live music, kids activities and the Holly Springs Fire Department with Cinder the Fire Dog at their new location near the Cultural Center.

Dix Park invites you to a ParksExpo Saturday. Join them for live demonstrations, Q&A and interactive displays that focus on various aspects of turf maintenance, landscaping and gardening.

Join Lake Crabtree County Park's bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk while looking and listening for our birds Saturday morning.

They will be conducting Old Mill Tours Saturday and Mill Heritage & Local History Tours on Sunday at Historic Yates Mill Park. Join them anytime Saturday through Monday for a Discovery Table all about Birds.

Rangers at Jordan Lake will continue to celebrate the Year of the Snake Sunday with a special program.

Come learn about the Animals of Falls Lake Sunday afternoon.

Music, Museums & the Fairgrounds

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds will host the Original Coin & Currency Show and the Neuse River Trains - SPRING Into Trains Show.

At the Fairground's Hunt Horse Complex, SERHA will host a Reining Horse Show all weekend and TWHA will sponsor a Horse Show Saturday and Sunday

The Unleashed Mutt Spring Fling, a K9 dog and cat fundraiser, comes to the Fairgrounds Sunday with rescues, local vendors and games. The event also features the largest Doggie Easter Egg Hunt around with thousands of eggs filled with special prizes!

Durham Symphony will present a Pops in the Park concert Saturday afternoon at Cameron Park.

The Six Sundays in Spring Concert Series is back again at Carroll Joyner Park with Southern Culture on the Skids.

Happy Feet will be the Monday Morning Movie at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.

The Josh Cellars Jazz Series continues this Wednesday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park with Mint Julep Jazz Band.

 

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