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July 18th-24th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

Looks like its going to be warm again this weekend. Luckily, we have some wonderful museums if you want to get out of the house, but stay out of the heat. Plenty of evening hikes, movies and concerts let you get out and enjoy the fresh air once the sun goes down.

Get out to a Park for some fun in the sun

Bring your little ones, ages 2-6 to Historic Oak View County Park either Friday or again Wednesday to Play and Stay. Learn about life on the farm through story time, hands-on activities and play, and then stay for a free picnic lunch!

Historic Oak View County Park is hosting the Summer Food Service Program through August 9th. They serve a free lunch to kids ages 18 and younger Monday through Friday along with fun activities. Come back Sunday to get your Hands-On in the Hive.

Come out and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Landing of Apollo 11 on the moon Friday night at Eno River State park. There will be crafts that will relate to the Apollo 11 mission itself and other night sky related crafts. Come back Saturday for a Snake Search.

After dark, Crowder County Park will be celebrating Summer Fun. Join them for a night hike, to play nature games, observe nocturnal animals, and roast s'mores around the campfire.

You have the opportunity to experience Corn Grinding Demonstrations with the big water wheel at Yates Mill both Saturday and Sunday. Also both days, you can learn how farmers would be Saving Seeds this time of year.

Take a Trip To Whoville Saturday morning at Lake Crabtree. You will explore your own whovilles, finding the crazy and often amazing creatures that make homes out of leaves, stems and flowers.

Join Prairie Ridge Ecostation late Saturday night to celebrate National Moth Week. You'll get a chance to head out to their black lights to look for moths. They'll also have activities for kids, Moth Bingo (with prizes!) and a station to upload photos of the moths that you see to citizen science projects.

Take a Haiku Hike Sunday at Occoneechee Mountain to combine haikus and a short hike to the Overlook.

Music this Weekend

Its Third Friday in Durham! Join them for a Gallery Crawl.

Fridays on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn features local band Big Fat Gap and Triangle food truck 454 Grill Truck.

Iris after Dark kicks off the weekend Friday nights with music, small plates and special drinks at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

The Grizzly Goats will be the featured band Saturday night at the Apex nature Park.

GrassStreet will be presenting a concert at Pullen Park Sunday evening.

Movies at the Parks and Museums

Dumbo will be the featured flick Thursday night for Pizza and a Movie Night at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.

The North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting a Movie Party with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Friday night.

The outdoor film series at Dorothea Dix Park features Incredibles 2 Saturday night. Come early for a Children's Superhero Parade and Costume Contest and area food trucks.

Monday morning at the Holly Springs Cultural Center they will present the movie The Princess Frog.

Fun Festivals and Special Lunar Events

Celebrate North Carolina food culture and history at Saturday's Pork Peanuts & Pickles at Duke Homestead. Along with both BBQ and Pie eating, there will be costumed interpreters demonstrating historical cooking methods.

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of History with the One Giant Leap Festival featuring hands-on crafts, demonstrations, and activities-including a virtual-reality lab; and a bungee-jumping station where you can experience weightlessness.

The Museum of Life and Science will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of humankind's first steps on the Moon during Apollo Days every day until July 24th. Visit this summer's special exhibits: Sun, Earth, Universe, a new exhibition from NASA and the National Informal STEM Education Network and photographs taken by the astronauts who landed on the Moon while you go on a special scavenger hunt.

Just in time for back to school shopping, the Kids Exchange Consignment Sale returns to the State Fairgrounds this weekend.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day Sunday at Mineral Springs Park with free ice cream and jazz music.


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