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Ten Great Things to Do This Weekend

Posted April 20, 2007

Boredom is banned this weekend. There are just too many great things going on. I've compiled a list of 10 Great Things to Do. Feel free to add to it with your comments.

1. WRAL Gardens. Wow! You'll love the splash of spring colors this year.

2. Neuse River Festival at Anderson Point Park in Raleigh on Saturday. Canoe and kayak races. I'm trying to talk Elizabeth Gardner into going.

3. Sertoma Amphitheatre at Cary's Bond Park - Sunday concert - 3:00P.M. - free - Bill Leslie & Lorica. We promise a great show of original Celtic fusion-folk music and wonderful weather!

4. Hug a Fire Ant! The Fayetteville FireAntz will receive the SPHL championship trophy Saturday at 4:00P.M. at Crown Coliseum. Doors open at 3.

5. Pucker up! The International Whistler's Convention is some great downhome fun in Louisburg all weekend.

6. Durham Earth Day Festival is this weekend on Foster and Hunt Streets. Always colorful and lots of fun.

7. This is Spring Herb Weekend at the State Farmer's Market in Raleigh with many herbal products on sale.

8. If you can't wait to Merlefest check out the Yadkinville Bluegrass Contest and Fiddler's Convention northwest of Winston-Salem.

9. The Festival of Flowers continues in Asheville. You can also hike a mountain trail and enjoy beautiful wildflowers.

10. Special Olympic airplane pull at RDU International on Saturday at 10:00A.M. 62 five person teams will see who can pull a 40,000 lb. jet the fastest.


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  • Question Apr 23, 2007

    Bill--Mr. P's in Southport is very good. We eat at Bella Cucina's (next to the Hampton Inn) a lot as well--but that's Italian. They usually have a fish dish. We're not too big on Calabash style seafood--ironically, we've always had a hard time finding seafood we like at the beach!

  • pedsRN Apr 22, 2007

    I think I could find something more exciting than BUSHY FORK. I grew up in that area. BORING!! More things to do in Person County now but I wouldn't move back there!! NO WAY!!

  • urbudelar Apr 22, 2007

    Please elaborate Wolfpackgirl! What have we been missing?

  • wolfpack_girl1976 Apr 21, 2007

    There's nothing like a beautiful weekend spent in Bushy Fork, NC.

  • strolling bones Apr 21, 2007

    Grandfather mountain has dollar days for the 5 surrounding counties...I have heard some talk from better parent/person/etc that we are doing that...with that said....yardwork must be done lol remember them wind storms well I got branches all over.

  • dogluver Apr 20, 2007

    11. do yard work..oh, that's what my wife is making me do :)

  • packandcanesfan Apr 20, 2007

    #4 sounds like a great idea. Congrats to the FireAntz. :)

    I have a date with yardwork at some point.. blah! :)

  • outlawtaxi Apr 20, 2007

    Camping at Jordan Lake for me tomorrow. (But all the other stuff sounds like fun, too!)

  • kitelover110 Apr 20, 2007

    And don't forget that Sunday is the offical observance of Earth Day - spend a while picking up litter.

  • broomecounty Apr 20, 2007

    Try the grassroots fest going on now thru Sunday!! Great music,camping,eats and good times.




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