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Weekly highlights for arts and entertainment in the Triangle


Nashville-based Diana Darby plays atmospheric twang-pop, and Chapel Hill's Randy Bickford of The Strugglers performs laid-back country and folk with a deep, mellow voice. Enjoy a night of pure emotional talent at Temple Ball Gallery, 307 E. Main St., Carrboro. 929-1208.

Vacations aren't just for relaxing anymore. Now you've got to set goals for summer research, and the Genealogy Forum is here to help, with their class on Mixing Genealogy with Family Vacations. 7-9 p.m., Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Register at 460-4963. Free.

Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away from a Night Hike on the Eno. Just look out for muskrats, beavers, and minks (oh my!). 9-11 p.m., West Point on the Eno, 5101 N Roxboro Road. Meet at the first parking lot after the entrance. Register at 471-1623. Free.

Looking to spend an afternoon around tan ladies with well-defined calf muscles? If you're a sports fan you might have a chance. Meet the Carolina Courage, aka the 2002 WUSA Champions for Fan Fest, an autograph and pictures session, complete with a climbing wall and face painting. Game is at 7 p.m. SAS Soccer Stadium, 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary. 573-7626, www.carolinacourage.com. $13 and up.

If you've got a cool daddy-o, take him out for an evening of hip swing from the Gregg Gelb Swing Band. The N.C. Museum of Art's Father's Day Concert takes place under the stars, and hey, kids: It's free. 7 p.m., 839-6262 or www.ncartmuseum.org. 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

Register as soon as you can for five exuberant days of art-making, music, dance, and frolicking fun at Clapping Hands Farm Summer Camp, which takes place at a magical farm in Pittsboro. Choose from three different sessions, starting one week from today. Ages 7-16. 542-5599 or louiseok@mindspring.com.

Durham's cultural master plan needs your wildest dreams. The first county-wide envisioning meeting will be led by a national planning firm and locally sponsored by the Durham Arts Council. Think festivals, concerts, museums, downtown galleries, and a classroom in the neighborhood. If you want a coffeeshop within walking distance that stays open until 3 a.m., put in your two cents! 7 p.m., Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. Contact Margaret DeMott, 560-2720.

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