Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, July 14-16
Enjoy nature this weekend, thanks to an ecology class for ages 8-12 in Cary and a farm ramble at the Lazy O in Smithfield. Or take in African-American musical traditions at the Jubilee Music Festival in Durham, music from the ‘80s at Farmhouse Jams in Wendell, or the “Welcome Home” performance by the Women’s Voices Chorus in Durham.
Take the fast track to nature in this hands-on study of ecology, which takes place 1-3 p.m., Friday, July 14, at Stevens Nature Center in Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary. Ages 8-12. Register ($12/resident, $16/nonresident) online; use course code #104636.
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Enjoy a summer day on the farm featuring animals, hayrides, a fairytale trail, an obstacle course, games, pallet painting and more. This event takes place 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at Lazy O Farm in Smithfield. Wear old clothes. Admission is $10 per person, cash only.
Celebrate African-American musical traditions and their legacy at the Jubilee Music Festival. Performers will include bluegrass trio Fiddlestix, Southside Church of Christ and Truly Anointed Gospel Choir. This event takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at Historic Stagville in Durham. Free; donations accepted. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
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The “Farmhouse Jams” series is back for an exciting night of live music featuring ‘80s music performed by The Breakfast Club. Food and drinks will be available at the on-site Grounds Cafe. This event takes place 5:30-9 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at Wendell Falls in Wendell. Bring your own chair. Admission is free.
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Fresh off a choral tour of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Women’s Voices Chorus presents a benefit concert for Church World Service-Durham, which welcomes refugees and immigrants from around the world into the Triangle area. “Welcome Home” features music from the Baltic States and the U.S. on the theme of crossing borders. The performance takes place 3-4 p.m., Sunday, July 16, at Judea Reform Congregation in Durham. Admission is free; donations ($10 recommended) go to CWS-Durham.