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Jun
28
Fri
Final Fridays Nature Walk & Food Truck @ Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join TLC on a guided hike on Friday, June 28th from 6-8pm for our Final Fridays event series at the Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, which is set to open April 2020. We will explore the trails and afterward, we will visit the C.E. Barnes Store to enjoy the tasty Tacos Don Pedro food truck!

Make sure to bring bug spray, water, and an appetite! Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. The address for the preserve will be included in your confirmation email.

This free program is open to families with children ages 5+, and pre-registration is required.

 

Jul
1
Mon
Tinkergarten @ Brumley North
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

This summer in Tinkergarten, we are going “camping”- Join Ms. Heather, a local Tinkergarten leader, for a free trial class or a 5-day camp style class for adventurous 18 month-8 year olds and a caregiver! We’ll be building shelters, tending “fires”, exploring our night sky, and learning how to stay cool in our self-made pools. In Tinkergarten, we explore the best of each season’s nature materials while learning problem-solving, creativity, empathy, persistence and resilience skills.

Free trial classes:
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill- Mon, July 1 or Wed, July 3, 9:30-10:45AM

5 day camp:
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill- July 8-12, 9:30-10:45AM

For full details and registration for trial classes and camps, please see https://tinkergarten.com/leaders/heather.murphy

Jul
3
Wed
Tinkergarten @ Brumley North
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

This summer in Tinkergarten, we are going “camping”- Join Ms. Heather, a local Tinkergarten leader, for a free trial class or a 5-day camp style class for adventurous 18 month-8 year olds and a caregiver! We’ll be building shelters, tending “fires”, exploring our night sky, and learning how to stay cool in our self-made pools. In Tinkergarten, we explore the best of each season’s nature materials while learning problem-solving, creativity, empathy, persistence and resilience skills.

Free trial classes:
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill- Mon, July 1 or Wed, July 3, 9:30-10:45AM

5 day camp:
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill- July 8-12, 9:30-10:45AM

For full details and registration for trial classes and camps, please see https://tinkergarten.com/leaders/heather.murphy

Jul
4
Thu
Festival for the Eno @ West Point on the Eno
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join Eno River Association for it’s 40th annual Festival for the Eno!

Be cool and stay cool on banks of the river this Independence Day weekend at the Festival for the Eno.

Over 80 bands on 5 stages featuring the best contemporary and traditional entertainment from established and emerging artists. Craft beers and cider at the North Coast Brewing Company beer garden. Local food trucks and vendors. Over 75 craft artists and fun and engaging hands on activities for the entire family.

The Festival for the Eno raises awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space.

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Jul
6
Sat
Festival for the Eno @ West Point on the Eno
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join Eno River Association for it’s 40th annual Festival for the Eno!

Be cool and stay cool on banks of the river this Independence Day weekend at the Festival for the Eno.

Over 80 bands on 5 stages featuring the best contemporary and traditional entertainment from established and emerging artists. Craft beers and cider at the North Coast Brewing Company beer garden. Local food trucks and vendors. Over 75 craft artists and fun and engaging hands on activities for the entire family.

The Festival for the Eno raises awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space.

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Jul
13
Sat
July Walk-Art in Nature @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This July join us for our monthly hike on the second Saturday of the month, due to the holiday weekend falling on the first Saturday.  This month we have a special art hike!  Join volunteer hike leader and artist Janet as she leads you through the beautiful trails of Johnston Mill Nature Preserve.  We will explore for about two hours, stopping at 4 or 5 locations for about 10-15 minutes each throughout the preserve to connect with nature through art.  All experience levels are welcome, and “art” for this hike can be photography, writing, painting, drawing, and more.  You don’t need to be an artist, just have a willingness to play and experiment!

Please bring your own supplies, whatever you want to use for your art.  If you don’t want to participate in an art project feel free to sit and reflect at our stops!

There are no bathrooms at this preserve, so please plan accordingly.  Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes, bring sunscreen, bug spray, and a water bottle.  This event is free but pre registration is required.

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