Enjoy the Greek-end!
The 2014 Greek Festival takes place all weekend, which will give you plenty of time to enjoy delicious Greek food and cooking demonstrations, live music, dancing and a marketplace.
5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Jim Graham Building, N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh; $3; greekfestivalraleigh.com
Walking for a cause
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This year’s Gail Perkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run also offers a kids’ play area, a marketplace and silent auction, plus photo ops with Miss North Carolina and Miss Teen North Carolina.
8:30 a.m. Saturday; Sanderson High School, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh; $30 registration (free to attend); ovarianawareness.org
The Triangle’s first Pitchin’ for Wishes cornhole tournament benefits Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. Registration is closed, but it’ll be just as fun to watch – there’s food, music, a bouncy house, a magician and the entertainment of watching grown men get real serious about tossing little beanbags into holes.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Midtown Park at North Hills, Raleigh; free; RaleighPitchinForWishes.com
The CLAWS are out
Wildlife educators from CLAWS will celebrate International Vulture Day. They’ll bring Fluffy, a lovable black vulture, and some other birds of prey. Two vultures currently being rehabbed may be released.
10-11 a.m. Saturday; Little River Regional Park, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont; free; 919-732-5505
Enjoy the scenery at the Hillsborough Jazz Festival at the Historic Moorefields Estate. Durham Jazz Messengers, Carolina Jazz and Blues Collaborative, Triangle Jazz Orchestra, Nitewind and Tom Brown. (Rain date is Sunday.)
Noon Saturday; Moorefields Estate, 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough; $15-$20 (free for ages 10 & under); moorefields.org