June 2015 Outings: Sesame Street Live, Triangle Volksmarch, Lavender Picking
Sesame Street Live: “Make a New Friend”
Sesame Street Live returns to the PNC Arena in Raleigh June 5-7 with an all-new show, “Make a New Friend.” Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street buddies welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the fun of friendship across the globe and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies. Show times are 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. June 5; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 6; and 2 p.m. June 7. Purchase tickets, $17-$35, at ticketmaster.com.
Celebrate National Trails Day June 6 by taking part in the Triangle Volksmarch, a self-paced walking challenge for all ages. Choose your own short treks or walk the entire 5.6-mile challenge from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to discover the public lands that are connected by the Capital Greenway in Raleigh. Collect stamps in a passport book at five public lands sites, including William B. Umstead State Park, Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Schenck Forest and Museum Park at the N.C. Museum of Art, and enjoy various science and nature activities at these venues. Admission is free. Visit trianglevolksmarch.com to learn more.
Mezza Luna Lavender Farm (Update: closes June 7)
Stroll through fragrant purple fields and pick your own lavender bundles at Mezza Luna Lavender Farm in Apex. The family-owned farm, open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through June 7, also sells culinary lavender, sachets, essential oil, and lavender ice cream and cookies. Kids can draw at an activity table, make a lavender halo and get festive with purple nail polish. Pick-your-own bundles cost $10 and prepicked bundles cost $12. Mezza Luna Lavender Farm is located at 1850 New Hope Church Rd., Apex. Learn more at facebook.com/mezzalunalavenderfarm.