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August 15th - 21st Triangle 2019

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

Marbles invites you to bring your rising kindergartner to Kick-Off to Kindergarten Saturday. Join them all day to celebrate the start of school with a lunch line, recess fun, a real school bus and much more.

The fun at the new Moore Square continues with the Play Moore Music Festival Saturday. This year's festival will turn Moore Square into a classic block party including national acts Rich Medina and DJ Lindsey, local acts Napoleon Wright II, Oak City Slums, Brassiousmonk, Micky Slicks, Raleigh Rockers and Lacewell. Graffiti writers, breakers, and vendors will also fill the square.

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 2019 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

Twice a year, Mordecai Historic Park invites visitors to explore the property on a Free Friday Tour. Come on out Friday to tour the Mordecai House, Andrew Johnson birthplace, St. Mark"s Chapel, and the Allen Kitchen.

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.

From Friday through Sunday Yates Mill invites you to celebrate National Tell a Joke Day all day long at their Discovery Table. Round out your weekend at Yates Mill by learning how they Preserved Food in the 1800's on both Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday evening's Science Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will explore Blindness in an Endangered Species.

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 presents Black Panther Friday after dark.

Friday on the Front Porch in Chapel Hill brings Lee Gildersleeve to the stage along with food trucks Bulkogi Truck and Hibachi Xpress.

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

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

The National Reserve will take the stage Saturday night at the Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre.

Come to Throwback Night for Bull Durham, the Rock The Park Movie Saturday in Downtown Durham.

Cars 3 will be playing on the big outdoor screen once the sun goes down Saturday at Dorothea Dix Park. Come early to enjoy a Touch-a-Truck event.

Come on out to Fletcher Park Sunday evening for a concert with Buckshot Betty.

Moore Movies continues with movies on the big screen at the newly renovated Moore Square Sundays in August. This week features 10 Things I Hate About You. Come back to Moore Square Monday, Wednesday or Friday for the Moore Square Busker Series. This week's line up features Wayne Schindler Monday, Alice Osborn Wednesday and Hugh Willard Friday.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning invites you to join them for both regularly scheduled programs and special events. They host Nature Stories, Nature Play Days and Citizen Science Saturdays every week. This Sunday, you are invited to go on a Bird Walk for Beginners.

Come to the American Tobacco Trail Saturday to become a Neighborhood Tree Pro and learn tree id.

Watch and participate as Mr. Buzz Ben Crawley inspects real hives with real bees Sunday at Historic Oak View County Park for another session of Hands-On in the Hive.

 

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