Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, April 20-22
Celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day, and meet chickens and goats
Come meet the resident goats and chickens at Historic Oak View Park this weekend.
Photo courtesy of Historic Oak View Park
Celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day this weekend in the Triangle with lots of fun-filled tree- and earth-themed activities the whole family will enjoy. Gaze at the stars at a Star Party on the American Tobacco Trail in Apex; learn about why trees are important and pick up free seedlings at Wake Forest’s Arbor Day Celebration at E. Carroll Joyner Park; check out The Scrap Exchange’s DIY Fest + Eco Faire in Durham to find new ways to keep items away from the landfill; and meet the resident chickens and goats at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh.
On April 20, 6:30-10:30 p.m., meet at the White Oak parking area of the American Tobacco Trail to attend the 2018 statewide Star Party as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. This free event is open to all ages and skill levels. Attendees will enjoy hands-on activities early in the evening and star gazing when the sun goes down. Bring a water bottle, chair or blanket, and your own binoculars or telescope if you have one. No preregistration is required.
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Wake Forest is celebrating Arbor Day on April 21 at E. Carroll Joyner Park with an Arbor Day Expo and Tree Seedling Giveaway. Beginning at 11 a.m., Urban Forestry Board members, town staff and volunteers will distribute hundreds of tree seedlings to area residents while they last. In the spirit of Arbor Day and Earth Day, please bring your own bag in which you can carry your seedlings home. From noon-2 p.m., families will be treated to entertainment, giveaways, information, demonstrations, refreshments and activities focusing on trees and their importance to our ecosystem.
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DIY Fest + Eco Faire FREE
Celebrate Earth Day this weekend with a kid-friendly, fun-filled day of creative reuse demonstrations, handmade artisan products, educational presentations, live music and robot battles at The Scrap Exchange in Durham. There will be lots of hands-on activities all focusing on reusing and repurposing materials instead of sending them to the landfill. The fun all takes place on April 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with many different activities on the schedule.
photo courtesy of the scrap exchange
On April 22, 2-4 p.m., stop by Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh to meet and learn about the park’s chickens and goats. Then, make an origami goat or chicken to take home. This drop-in event requires no preregistration and is appropriate for all ages.
photo courtesy of historic oak view county park