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April 2015
$12-$15

Tree Climbing

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden,
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Did you ever want to climb high up in a tree, but were afraid to? The Piedmont Recreation Climbers will demonstrate safe tree climbing with ropes. The climbers will facilitate those who want to climb up a tree in a safe and secure manner. Registration required. Signed waiver required to climb. Cost: $15 ($12 for Members) rain date: May 9  

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Free

Courtney Maum reads from her novel “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You”

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, which The Wall Street Journal hailed as “funny and soulful…immediately appealing,” a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible to fall back in love with your spouse? Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his…

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$50

The Wines of Sonoma and Napa Valley at Fearrington Village

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Granary at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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In some ways Sonoma and Napa Valley are a spiritual heartland of American wine making. They are the regions that put our country on the map for fine wine, and the history of how they made that happen is much like the history of our country: exciting, pioneering, and full of characters. Join Wine Director Maximilian Kast and explore these revolutionary areas of wine making. $50 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121 http://www.fearrington.com/event/the-wines-of-sonoma-and-napa-valley/

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Free

Mary Willingham and Jay Smith discuss “Cheated”

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

In 2010 allegations of an utterly corrupted academic system for student-athletes emerged from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, home of the legendary Tar Heels. Now, however, the fallout of this scandal—and the continuing spotlight on the failings of college athletics—has made the school ground zero in the debate about how the $16 billion college sports industry operates. Written by UNC professor of history Jay Smith and UNC athletics department whistleblower Mary Willingham, Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the…

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Emy Mack Trunk Show at Dovecote in Fearrington Village

April 25 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Dovecote at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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We all have our weaknesses, and gorgeous shoes happens to be mine! Of all the amazing collections we have presented through our Trunk Show series at Dovecote this spring, I am personally the most excited about bringing you a stunning shoe collection that we discovered in NY earlier this year. From chic flats to elegant heels, these shoes are to die for. American shoe designer, Emy Mack, launched her eponymous Italian-made luxury footwear line in the Fall of 2012 with…

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Free

Samantha Bryant reads from her novel “Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel”

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Going through “the change” isn’t easy on any woman. Mood swings, hot flashes, hormonal imbalances, and itchy skin are par for the course. But for these four seemingly unrelated women, menopause brought changes none of them had ever anticipated—super-heroic changes. Helen discovers a spark within that reignites her fire. Jessica finds that her mood is lighter, and so is her body. Patricia always had a tough hide, but now even bullets bounce off her. Linda doesn’t have trouble opening the…

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Free

Ursula Vernon presents her new kids’ illustrated novel “Castle Hangnail”

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

From the creator of Dragonbreath comes a tale of witches, minions, and one fantastic castle, just right for fans of Roald Dahl and Tom Angleberger. When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail’s doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle’s minions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. (The minions are used to tall, demanding evil sorceresses with razor-sharp cheekbones.) But the castle desperately needs a master…

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Free

Michael White and Stuart Dischell read from “Travels in Vermeer” and “Dig Safe”

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Two prominent North Carolina poets read-based from their work in celebration of National Poetry Month! About Michael White’s memoir Travels in Vermeer: A lyrical and intimate account of how a poet, in the midst of a bad divorce, finds consolation and grace through viewing the paintings of Vermeer, in six world cities. In the midst of a divorce (in which the custody of his young daughter is at stake) and over the course of a year, the poet Michael White,…

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Free

Fun Run and Talk with Christopher McDougall, “Born To Run” author

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

5:30pm Fun Run & workout with Chris McDougall, Proaxis Therapy and Balanced Movement Studio 7:30pm discussion, talk, and book signing The run and workout are free of charge, but space is limited. First come first reserved: RSVP at INFO (at) Flyleafbooks.com About Chris McDougall and his new book, Natural Born Heroes: After running an ultramarathon in Mexico, Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in…

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$6

Ask Ramses

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Ever wonder what it would be like to do the right thing? Maybe you don’t know what the right thing is? Join UNC Philosopher and Ethicist Susan Wolf for our first installment of “Ask Ramses,” a live (and humorous) exchange of ideas and advice for everyday conundrums. Dr. Wolf, and DSI comedians, will answer anonymous questions from the audience and discuss the ethical implications of the options before us. Learn how a philosopher approaches life and come away a better…

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$30

The Taste of Wine: Identifying Red Grape Varieties Blind at Fearrington Village

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Granary at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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In this second blind wine tasting class of the year, we will look at how to identify the grape variety, region, wine making techniques and quality of a red wine. This class will go over tasting terminology and also give you the tools to start tasting wine like a professional. Join Wine Director Maximilian Kast to experience some amazing red wines. $30 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121 http://www.fearrington.com/event/the-taste-of-wine-red-grape-varieties/

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Free

Rupert Nacoste discusses his education book “Taking on Diversity: How We Can Move from Anxiety to Respect”

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

In this enlightening book, a campus “diversity doctor” relates stories that individuals have shared with him about their anxieties in situations involving people who are in some way different than themselves. Dr. Rupert W. Nacoste regularly counsels students at North Carolina State University about their problems dealing with diversity of all kinds, including of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual-orientation. Here, he shares his most effective techniques for handling the unavoidable realities of being in a neo-diverse community, whether that means…

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May 2015
$40

Goals for Girls Soccer Clinic

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Finley Fields, UNC Campus,
100 Old Mason Farm Road , Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

Goals for Girls & Miraclefeet invite you to train with Olympic and World Cup Champions Carla Overbeck, Cindy Parlow & Siri Mullinix on May 1st from 5 pm – 8 pm. Open to girls ages 6 years – 8th grade. No soccer experience necessary. FAQs What time does it start? 5-5:30pm – registration 5:30-7:30pm – clinic 7:30-8pm – autographs What do I need to bring? Please bring your soccer ball, water, and dress appropriately for the weather How will my donation…

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35 for adults, 15 for kids 5-11, under 5 free

Color the Hill 4K Fun Run

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Color the Hill 4K and Fun Run is the wackiest time you can have on a cross country course! Make sure you show up at the start line as a blank canvas – white attire is best. Then run, walk, skip or dance your way to the finish line while you move through a rainbow of fun. All ages, skills, sizes and shapes are welcome and having a blast at the Color the Hill event is what it’s all…

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Free

Celebrate the first annual Independent Bookstore Day with Flyleaf!

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Flyleaf joins over 400 stores nationally with a day of events and special merchandise in celebration of independent bookstores! For one day, and one day only, a number of very limited, unique, word-based items and books will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill signed first editions—these are literature-based art projects, unique books, and collector’s items created for this event only. You can’t get them before. You can’t get them after. And…

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ClydeFEST

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bynum Ball Park,
173 Bynum Hill Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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ClydeFEST is an outdoor children’s arts festival honoring and encouraging creativity in Chatham County. An utterly unique event designed especially for children 10 years of age and under, ClydeFEST features hand-on arts activities, original old-world carnival games, live music and storytelling, live turtles, food trucks, and an instrument petting zoo. And of course, there’s a chance you might win your very own Clyde critter—or bid on the one Clyde will make right in front of our eyes. Clyde doesn’t sell…

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Carrboro Day

May 3
Carrboro Town Hall,
301 W. Main St. , Carrboro, 27510 United States
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All citizens of Carrboro and surrounding communities are cordially invited to come to the 20th annual Carrboro Day celebration on Sunday, May 3rd from 1 PM to 6 PM. Let us celebrate our community in a fun, friendly fashion. Carrboro Day will be celebrated at the Town Hall, 300 West Main Street. In the event of severe inclement weather the festival will be cancelled. There is no rain date.  Readings by local poets in the Town Hall Board Room, 4:00…

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$27.95

Cary Elwes discusses “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride”

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

5:30: Doors open 6pm: screening of The Princess Bride in the Flyleaf events room 7:45pm: Q&A with Cary Elwes 8:15pm: Signing of books purchased at Flyleaf The iconic actor, best known for his role as Westley in The Princess Bride, discusses his behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top “100 Greatest Love Stories” and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top “100 Screenplays…

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Free

Free Prompt-Writing Class with Nancy Peacock

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Serious writing begins with playful writing. Please join this unique ongoing group of supportive adult writers and play your way into the possibilities of the written word. Based on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) we set a timer for fifteen minutes and write using prompts as our launch pads. This class is free and open to the public.  Nancy Peacock lives in Chatham County and runs writing workshops in her studio as well as this free…

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Free

Sarah Dessen reads from her new YA novel “Saint Anything”

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Pre-order Saint Anything to reserve your ticket for the signing line!  All pre-orders will also come with a special swag pack!  This event is FREE but you must purchase Saint Anything from Flyleaf to be admitted into the signing line.  The event will start with a reading from Saint Anything followed by a question and answer session and book signing. You may also purchase autographed and personalized copies of any book by Sarah Dessen year-round which we will fulfill depending…

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Free

Jessica Hopper discusses her book “The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic”

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Jessica Hopper’s music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly’s past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper’s work “influential.” Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper’s most engaging, thoughtful, and humorous writing, this book documents the last…

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Jeffrey Deaver discusses “Solitude Creek,” his new Kathryn Dance thriller

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of “fire” are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But it’s the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire. Kathryn Dance – a brilliant California Bureau of Investigation agent and body language expert – discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with…

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$30

Wine 101 at Fearrington Village

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Granary at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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This will be the year’s second installation of our four class wine course. Join Wine Director Maximilian Kast to learn the basics of viticulture, wine production, major wine regions and wine history. $30 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121 http://www.fearrington.com/event/wine-101-2/

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Haute Hats Trunk Show at Dovecote Style in Fearrington Village

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until May 17, 2015
Dovecote at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Gaelle Le Goff joins us with her handmade collection of hats from Ecuador – quintessential summer styling! She will be bringing her ever-popular “Classic Panamas” in several colors and trim options, “Bella” with a wider brim, her boho “Cable” beach hats as well as her glamourous “Big Brimmed” designs. Protecting yourself from the sun has never been more stylish!

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Free

Before & Again Trunk Show at Dovecote at Fearrington Village

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until May 17, 2015
Dovecote at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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B + A prides itself in bringing the most original design and color to their ever-growing fabric offerings which are translated into quintessential summer shifts, tops and tunics. Kimberly Abell joins us just in time for summer with a “candy store” of styles from which to choose (incredible color and pattern choices!) as well as the opportunity to place custom orders that will land on our doorstep in just a couple of weeks! This is such a fun show!

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$50.00

Pink Pearls Extravaganza: Behind Every Woman is a Fabulous Pair of Shoes

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Ivy Hill Foundation will present the first annual Pink Pearls Extravaganza: Behind Every Woman is a Fabulous Pair of Shoes. This inaugural event will include a shoe fashion show, buffet-style lunch and silent auction. Net proceeds will support will support the Foundation’s collaborative community programs and scholarships for college-bound students from the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Pittsboro communities. The Ivy Hill Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. A portion of each event ticket will be tax deductible.…

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Haute Hats Trunk Show at Dovecote Style in Fearrington Village

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 17, 2015
Dovecote at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Gaelle Le Goff joins us with her handmade collection of hats from Ecuador – quintessential summer styling! She will be bringing her ever-popular “Classic Panamas” in several colors and trim options, “Bella” with a wider brim, her boho “Cable” beach hats as well as her glamourous “Big Brimmed” designs. Protecting yourself from the sun has never been more stylish!

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Free

Before & Again Trunk Show at Dovecote at Fearrington Village

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 17, 2015
Dovecote at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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B + A prides itself in bringing the most original design and color to their ever-growing fabric offerings which are translated into quintessential summer shifts, tops and tunics. Kimberly Abell joins us just in time for summer with a “candy store” of styles from which to choose (incredible color and pattern choices!) as well as the opportunity to place custom orders that will land on our doorstep in just a couple of weeks! This is such a fun show!

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$30

The New Australia at Fearrington Village

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Granary at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Join Wine Director Maximilian Kast to re-analyze and re-explore the wines of Australia. For too long Australian wines have been placed in the category of rich, full-bodied, fruity, inexpensive. It is time to break free of that stereotype and explore the nuanced side of one of the world’s greatest wine making countries. $30 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121 http://www.fearrington.com/event/the-new-australia/

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September 2015

Pedal for Peds

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology announces its 6th annual Pedal for Peds Bike Ride and Silent Auction fundraiser to benefit the patient care, education, and research missions of our division. This year, there will be a stationary bike marathon (complete with spin instructors) to be held on Saturday September 26 at UNC’s Wellness Center in Cary, NC, 350 Stonecroft Ln, Cary, from 8 AM to 12:00 PM. In addition there will be a Road Bike Ride leaving from the…

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