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May 9th - 15th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

It looks like the weather this weekend is going to be warm. Hopefully we will get to 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 2019 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.

Join them for the first Apex Food Truck Rodeo Saturday. There will be plenty of trucks plus music, a bounce house, games and a variety of vendors.

The Ritmo Latino Festival spices up Downtown Cary Saturday.

The Oaks & Spokes Bike Festival continues this week with a Capital City Ride, a Minduro Ride, the Marbles Bike Rodeo and the Mother's Day Ride.

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

Next Saturday's Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival at Rock Quarry Park celebrates African and African American history, culture, arts and traditions. The festivities start this Sunday with 5K and continue through the week with the Jambalaya Soul Academy Monday, a Community Block Party Tuesday, a Super Jam Wednesday, Rhythm & Waves Thursday, and a Teen Glow 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.

Fridays on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn will feature music by Barefoot Manner Bluegrass Band and area food trucks Cousins Maine Lobster and Napoli.

Friday Night on White returns to Downtown Wake Forest with a concert by Sleeping Booty.

The second Friday of the month brings 2nd Friday Artwalkwalk to Carrboro and Chapel Hill.

Getting Outside at the Parks

Join them at Prairie Ridge Ecostation every Saturday for some Citizen Science. Your guide will introduce you to ways you can contribute to scientific research by gathering and posting data on a variety of projects. Come back to Prairie Ridge on Sunday to learn about the Reptiles & Amphibians that call the park home.

Falls Lake will also discuss Reptiles and their habitats Saturday.

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

Check out the Buzz on Honeybees at Oak View Historic Park both Saturday and Sunday. This staff-led drop-in program includes honeybee trivia questions and children"s activities about these hard workers.

Join them Saturday along the Eno River for a Mountain Laurel & Wildflower Hike.

Take a short walk around Big Lake at Umstead Park Saturday and learn about the Incredible Wild Edibles that can be foraged in the woods.

Sunday's Mothers Day Hike at West Point on the Eno will explore the State Natural Area and take you to the highest hill in Orange County on the Occoneechee Mountain Loop and Chestnut Oak Trails.

Crowder County Park will feature their monthly preschool programs this week all about birds. Click through for the ages and times.

Music & Culture Come Alive

The Trailblazers come to the stage at Bond Park Saturday evening for an evening of bluegrass, Americana, folk, and 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.

Join them at Trinity Park Saturday afternoon for a free outdoor concert of light classics by the Durham Symphony Orchestra.

The North Carolina Museum of History will present a Music of the Carolinas concert Sunday afternoon featuring Chatham Rabbits with Austin McCombie and Sarah Osborne playing old time string tunes.

The Magnificent's Band 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 The Incredible Life of Pets.

The Josh Cellars Jazz Series Wednesday night at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park will feature the Kate McGarry.


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