Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, May 4-6
Enjoy Star Wars, baseball, art and history
Star Wars Day is May 4th - celebrate with activities at lots of Wake County Public Library branches and at a special Durham Bulls game.
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This weekend, "may the 4th be with you" at library branches all over Wake County, where you can attend Star Wars-themed events. Also, attend a Star Wars-themed Durham Bulls game, view elementary school artists’ works at Northgate Mall in Durham, learn about the origin of Victory Gardens and get started on your own garden at a North Carolina Museum of History program in Raleigh, and go on a history hike at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill.
K-5 Super Special: Star Wars Fest FREE
May 4 is a special day in the world of Star Wars: May the 4th be with you! (Get it?) That's why many Wake County Public Libraries are holding free Star Wars Fest programs for elementary-age students this weekend. Enjoy programs at the Zebulon, Middle Creek, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Cameron Village, Richard B. Harrison, Southgate, Duraleigh Road, Green Road, Athens Drive, North Regional, West and East library branches. Check here to find the program closest to you. Most of the activities require preregistration, so be sure to secure your child’s spot.
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Another fun “May the 4th be with you” event is lined up at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. On May 4 at 7:05 p.m. (do plan to arrive earlier than that), the Durham Bulls host their annual Star Wars Night with players wearing Darth Vader-inspired uniforms. The jerseys will be auctioned off throughout the game, benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital. Other favorite Star Wars characters will be making appearances, too. Stay for fireworks after the game. Tickets range from $7.99 to $23.99 and are available here.
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View works from Durham Public Schools elementary school students at this large-scale display of artwork. Inspire your child to explore his or her own creativity at this display at Northgate Mall in Durham anytime between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. from now until May 23.
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During World War I, a “war garden movement” started in the U.S. to encourage people on the home front to help the war effort. As a result, 3 million new garden plots were planted in 1917 by American citizens. Find out more about these early Victory Gardens at this program by the North Carolina Museum of History May 5, 1-3 p.m. See what’s going into the museum garden this season, and make your own starter garden kit to take home. Meet at Bicentennial Plaza for this activity.
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Long ago, many families lived and worked on what is now Harris Lake County Park in New Hill. Take a mile-long hike to discover the rich history of this land through engaging tales and by listening to an On Cell audio tour. You’ll get a peek at some exciting developments at a stop along the “Butterfly Highway.” This activity takes place May 6, 1:30-3 p.m. and is best-suited for ages 6 and older. The fee is $1 per participant and advance registration is required.
photo courtesy of harris lake county park