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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Weekend Getaway: Durham & Hamlet

Posted January 19, 2007 11:08 a.m. EST
Updated January 19, 2007 11:34 a.m. EST

Two destinations this weekend.  Durham to find warmth and Hamlet to play music.  We'll head over to the Museum of Life & Science and enter the 5,000 square foot conservatory.  Temperature:  80 degrees.  Relative humidity:  80%  The tropical environment supports the museum's booming butterfly population and Saturday crews will release ladybugs into the facility and demonstrate how to use these insects as a sort of a natural pesticide.  Ladybugs help control aphids in gardens, greenhouses and food crops.  On Sunday I will be in Hamlet for a concert with my musical group Lorica.  We are playing at 3:00P.M. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College.  Hamelt is a neat town with a rich railroad history.  It is home to the National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame.  I have really enjoyed working with JoAnn Bruce at the college in setting up this concert.  We will be playing selections from my new CD "I Am a River."  Hope the weather holds up.