Aug. 3-5: Project Friendship Day, Arts and Crafts, a Farm Tour and a Creek Crawl

Weekend fun in the Triangle
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Celebrate National Project Friendship Day this weekend by participating in a community art project in Raleigh.

This weekend in the Triangle, celebrate National Project Friendship Day by participating in a community art project at Raleigh’s Historic Yates Mill County Park, make a new craft creation at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, tour the Hux Family Farm in Durham and investigate the creek at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh.

Art in the Park: Project Friendship Day FREE

Any time from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 3-5, stop by the Finley Center at Historic Yates Mill County Park to participate in a collaborative community art project celebrating National Friendship Day. A variety of materials will be provided to help you and your children express your vision of friendship and goodwill. The project is appropriate for all ages and no registration is required. 

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SuperFun Saturday FREE

Join staff at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex for “super” fun with free arts and crafts for children ages 4-12. The program is Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and requires no preregistration. Caregivers must accompany children for the activity.

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Guided Farm Tour

Get a tour of Hux Family Farm in Durham Aug. 5, 1-2:30 p.m. You’ll see farm stations, pastures and farm areas; learn about sustainability; and get to know animals including ducks, bunnies, goats and more. You can also purchase goat cheese, desserts, goat milk soap, and duck and goose eggs. Tickets, available for purchase here, are $10 per participant ages 3 and older. No pets are allowed.

photo courtesy of hux family farm

Creek Crawl FREE

Explore the creek at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh Aug. 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Attendees will use nets and buckets to find creek dwellers and examine the health of the stream, and participate in two different citizen science projects: Stream Selfie and iNaturalist. This activity is intended for ages 9 and older. Kids younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a water bottle, and wear water shoes and pants/shorts that can get wet and muddy. (Flip flops are not recommended.) Meet at the outdoor classroom just down the hill from the parking lot. Preregistration is required for this free program and to do so, email the names of everyone in your group and the ages of anyone under age 16 to

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