July 13-15 in the Triangle: Dive-In Movie, Landfill Tour, SunFest and More

There's plenty of fun planned for this weekend in the Triangle
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Check out SunFest at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh this weekend.

This weekend, catch a wave and a movie at Edison Johnson Aquatic Center in Durham, tour a local landfill in southwest Wake County, enjoy SunFest at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh and learn about saving seeds at a program at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh.

Dive In Movie

It’s movie night July 13 at the Edison Johnson Aquatic Center in Durham. Enjoy a recreational swim and kid-friendly movie on the big screen in the center’s heated indoor pool. Fees range from free to $8 based on your age and whether you’re a Durham resident. Feel free to bring your own individual-sized float, but no oversized rafts will be allowed. Pool noodles and life jackets are available. No advance ticket purchase is required.

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Public Landfill Tour FREE

Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash when it leaves the curb? Collection day is just the first day in a long journey for your trash. Join Wake County Waste & Recycling on July 14 at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of an active landfill and you'll find out where it all ends up. Tours last 60 minutes and participants are expected to be able to board a multipassenger bus. Participants will also learn where to recycle additional household items too large to leave at the curb, what common items are harmful to the environment if placed in the trash, where to dispose of harmful household items safely and how Wake County is turning household trash into energy. Preregister here and meet at Hope Community Church in Apex to catch a bus to the tour. 

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SunFest at Dorothea Dix Park FREE

Get outside this July 14 and celebrate summer during SunFest, 2-7 p.m., at the flower field in Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park. Everyone will find something to enjoy at this event — from live music and arts and crafts to performance artists, vendors and food trucks. Please RSVP here. Admission is free, but vendors will have items available to purchase.

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Seasons on a Farm: Saving Seeds FREE

Learn how farmers over the generations saved seeds from each year’s harvest so they would be able to raise crops the next year. On July 15, 1-5 p.m., learn about traditional ways of saving seeds, find out what people are doing today to save heirloom seeds for the future, then make some seed art to take home. This free, drop-in activity takes place at Historic Yates Mill County Park and is suitable for all ages. Registration is not required.

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