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Weekend best bets: Harvest Fest, Walk for Hope
We have some ideas for socially distant fun this weekend.Posted — Updated
By Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About editor
RALEIGH, N.C. — We have some ideas for socially distant fun this weekend.
Last chance to submit your picks for the WRAL Voters' Choice Award - Each year, your nominations and votes help WRAL recognize local businesses. You have until Oct. 11 to get your nominations in to help determine the top five finalists in each category!
Enjoy an outdoor movie at the DBAP - Beats n Bars Festival and Candid Yams have partnered together to curate black cinema at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The first movie, "The Great Debaters," is Friday night. Tickets are $10 per person and all children under 10 years old are admitted for free.
Drive-Thru Walk for Hope - This annual event, which helps raise money for local mental health research at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry, is happening on Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. at The Angus Barn. Due to coronavirus concerns, this year's event will be a drive-thru where participants get the opportunity to get their T-shirt, armband, an Angus Barn lunch, win prizes, listen to music and more.
Head to Harvest Fest at Logan's Garden Shop - Harvest Festival will be held Saturday and wil include pumpkin painting, ice cream from Two Roosters, Kookie Krumbz cookies and items from La Farm Bakery.
Chatham County Line performs in Motorco parking lot (Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham) - Chatham County will perform a socially distanced outdoor concert in the parking lot of Motorco Music Hall in Durham on Friday night.
Sunset Soul Yoga (Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St., Durham) - On Saturday, help celebrate World Mental Health Day with this sunset yoga class at Durham Central Park.
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week - Restaurant week runs through Oct. 11. Participating restaurants are offering specials that can be ordered for take-out. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is also hosting Dine Out Downtown on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fayetteville Street. Two blocks will be closed and set up with picnic tables so diners can enjoy restaurant take-out outdoors. Patrons are expected to wear a mask and keep a 6-foot distance from others.
Dine outdoors in Durham - The Downtown Durham Streetery features expanded outdoor dining in downtown Durham every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. until Dec. 19.
Cook Like the Pros with a new recipe - With more people cooking at home, we asked some chefs to share some easy recipes with us. Check out our list of recipes and check back next week for some state fair-inspired dishes.
Find pumpkin patches, hayrides and more fall fun- As we move into the fall season, one thing is clear: The holidays are going to look a lot different during this strange year. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended a lot of things, including the region's pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted trails.
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