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Take Five: Festivals celebrate strawberries, ham and yams, LGBT community

The Strawberry Festival celebrating Spring’s most delicious harvest, includes food, music, games and activities for the whole family in Durham.
The Strawberry Festival celebrating Spring’s most delicious harvest, includes food, music, games and activities for the whole family in Durham. jleonard@newsobserver.com

Triangle events to add to your daybook:

First Folio

5-9 p.m. Friday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Denton St., Raleigh; ncmuseumofhistory.org

The special “First Folio of Shakespeare” exhibit kicks off with a viewing of the exhibit, a talk about the contents of the collection and free beer samples. Runs through May 30.

Ham & Yams

9 a.m. Saturday; Downtown Smithfield; free (fees for some rides, food and games); hamandyam.com

Celebrate two things undeniably linked to North Carolina – pork and sweet potatoes – at the 32nd annual Ham & Yam Festival. What’s there? All kinds of ham and sweet potato-themed food, a rubber duck race, pig races, a 5K and live music.

Comic Book Day

Saturday; Find participating stores and schedules at freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator

Free Comic Book Day is upon us again, which means you should get yourself over to one of the Triangle’s half-dozen participating comic book shops to check out the special events – and get your free comic.

Out in Raleigh

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; Fayetteville Street, Raleigh; free; outraleigh.org

The Out! Raleigh 2016 festival, a family-friendly event that celebrates the LGBT community and its allies, will have live music, a Kids Zone, food trucks and vendors.

Strawberry Festival

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Old North Durham Park, 310 W. Geer St., Durham; free (fees for some rides, food and games); facebook.com/cpscstrawberryfestival

This festival celebrating Spring’s most delicious harvest, includes food, music, games and activities for the whole family. Proceeds support Central Park School for Children. (A 5K & Fun Run starts at 9 a.m.).

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