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April 2015
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UNCHARTED

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until April 19, 2015

Three Hillsborough Gallery artists head into UNCHARTED territories in their latest show. Jewelry by Nell Chandler, fiber art by Ali Givens, paintings by Ellie Reinhold. March 23rd through April 19th. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, March 27th 6-9pm.  Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists, and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

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Robin Haley Trunk Show at Fearrington Village

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until April 19, 2015
Dovecote at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Robin Haley is a celebrated Nashville artisan with a style and spirit rooted in her native California. After earning a degree from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, she apprenticed at Calabasas with the prestigious Bertonneau Jewelers before single-handedly lunching her own business in 1984. Robin is currently working with celebrity stylists, Oprah Magazine, InStyle, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue while designing for her two jewelry collections. The Couture line is cast from sterling silver, 14/18…

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Global Girls Trunk Show at Fearrington Village

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until April 19, 2015
Dovecote at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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We met Linda Hackett in NY and were immediately taken with her amazing sandals and unique bags and clutches – only to learn of the compelling story behind them. As someone who has worked both as a wardrobe stylist and as an international buyer, Linda’s livelihood has depended on her keen eye for design and a knack for recognizing exceptional items of interest. Having spent years scouring the globe for unique and marketable products during her career, she knew at…

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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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Hop Farm Fundraiser

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hop Farm,
319 Hatch Road, Chapel Hil, NC 27516 United States
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Help 54 Hops raise funds to GROW our NC Beer Economy. Pizza, Beer & Live Music. Homebrewing workshop, Farm Tour, beer samples & kids activities. Tickets $10 at the gate, $10 pizzas, $10 3-beer samples (5 oz), $10 single pint of choice.  Wood fired pizza from Chicken Bridge Bakery. Breweries participating – Fullsteam Brewery, Steel String Brewery, Mystery Brewing Company and Haw River Farmhouse Ales. Music by Moonlight Company, Broke Down Dixon and North Columbia. 10% raised donated to Abundance…

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Carrboro Annual Kite Fly

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hank Anderson Park,
302 NC 54 W, Carrboro, NC 27516 United States
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Celebrate National Kite Flying Month by flying a kite! This welcome-to-spring event provides plenty of fun. Bring a kite and help fill the skies with color! A few kites will be available for those without one. This event will be cancelled if it is raining.

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Free

Chapel Hill Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carrboro Commons,
301 W. Main St, Carrboro, NC United States
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BELIEVE THERE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD The Chapel Hill Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk is an annual event that seeks to raise money for individuals in our world who have severe hunger needs. Participants have their friends, family, and co-workers sponsor them to walk 4 miles on one day (or one of the shorter routes), with many other participants. For those individuals who participate, 75% of the funds they raise would go to world hunger efforts with Church World Service…

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Free

Meet the Artists

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
McDougle School,
900 Old Fayettevill Road, Chapel Hill , NC 27516 United States
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The Orange County Public Library, Carrboro Branch celebrates Autism Awareness month with “Diversability: an exhibition celebrating our community’s diversity.” Meet artists Susan Kermon, Michael Buxton and Steven Hockenyos at this informal reception. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Sponsored by The Friends of the Carrboro Branch Library and the Orange County Arts Commission.

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Honey Beehive Tour

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carolina Campus Community Garden,
236 Wilson St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Come to the Carolina Campus Community Garden and learn about one of the world’s most fascinating insects. Bees are responsible for pollinating one third of the world’s food and produce one of the sweetest treats around. Participants explore a real live hive with hobbyist beekeeper, Anne Cabell. The workshop will take place on at the Carolina Campus Community Garden located off Cameron Ave. Free. Preregistration required.

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: 4000 Miles (matinee)

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every week until April 19, 2015
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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All Roads Lead Home An elderly grandmother with a fading memory opens her door – and her life – to her wayward grandson. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths surprising commonality across generations in this emotionally compelling and humor-filled drama. Finalist, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Obie Award, Best New American Play “funny, moving, altogether wonderful” – The New York Times

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Free

Movies @ the Library

April 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library – Meeting Room B,
100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Please join us for a free screening of The Theory of Everything, starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne.

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$10-$25

Trojan Barbie (matinee)

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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running April 8-19
Swain Hall, UNC Campus,
101 e. cameron, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans Directed by Joseph Megel This time-bending, car-crash collision of the past and present, based on Euripides’ Trojan Women, challenges our notions of gender, war (both ancient and modern), and politics.  Past and present violently collide as the dreams of women and their fierce hunger for life are played out in the larger context of war. Lyrical, funny, and tragic this work is a collaboration among UNC’s Department of Communication Studies, Performance Studies, and StreetSigns featuring Equity,…

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Free

Children’s Springtime Violin Concert

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden,
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The Piedmont Youth and Family Orchestras are a vibrant community group of young musicians and their parents who play great music, make great sounds and have great fun together. Currently consisting of 5 performance groups – a beginner’s orchestra, intermediate and advanced chamber orchestras, a jazz orchestra and wind ensemble. Join us as we share musical favorites including Vivaldi’s Spring Concerto, Aron Copeland’s Hoedown, selections from ‘The Sound of Music’ and our own improvisations of our jazz favorites. Free. Preregistration…

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A Historical Overview of the Village of Chapel Hill

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Stewart Dunaway has researched the original town lots of Chapel Hill, chaining together the titles of every deed to show the history of every lot, and documenting the unique formation and growth of Chapel Hill. In his presentation, Mr. Dunaway will provide an overview of how the town of Chapel Hill was founded, why it was laid out on an angle, how it expanded, and what makes it unique. He will share historical tidbits and illustrations of many maps and…

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$20

Glowga

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bikram Yoga Chapel Hill,
601 W. Rosemary St., Chapel HIll, NC 27516 United States

Ever wanted to try hot yoga? Jump right in with Glowga, a black light class at Bikram Yoga Chapel Hill. We supply the glow sticks, dance music and fun, you just have to show up. If it’s your first time at the studio come about 15 minutes early so we can help you get set up.

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A Southern Summer: Original Folk Americana with Lynn Blakey

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southern Village Green,
Market St , Chapel Hill, NC United States
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When talking about Lynn Blakey’s place in the music world, you have to start with her voice. Distinctive and bell-clear, sometimes plaintive and always honest, Blakey’s voice is the underpinning of her appeal and of her acclaim, both as a frontwoman and as a guest vocalist. It’s an instrument that hushes crowds and makes grown men cry. I know because I’ve witnessed the hush and I’ve been that grown man. Her impassioned vocals and inspired songwriting have most recently found…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: 4000 Miles

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until April 19, 2015
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

All Roads Lead Home An elderly grandmother with a fading memory opens her door – and her life – to her wayward grandson. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths surprising commonality across generations in this emotionally compelling and humor-filled drama. Finalist, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Obie Award, Best New American Play “funny, moving, altogether wonderful” – The New York Times

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10+

Monteverdi – Vespers of 1610 – English Baroque Soloists and The Monteverdi Choir ft. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales, the English Baroque Soloists – a section of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique – have long been established as one of the world’s most beloved period instrument orchestras. Throughout their repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart and Haydn, they are equally at home in chamber, symphonic and operatic repertoire and the distinctive sound of their warm and incisive playing is instantly recognizable. Famous over the past 45 years for its virtuosic…

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Presented by Pauper Players

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every day until April 20, 2015
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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UNC Pauper Players is proud to be returning to The ArtsCenter to perform the sassy and hilarious musical, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for their 25th anniversary show! This hysterical new musical, based on the classic Pedro Almodovar film of the same name, is a show that has it all: love, laughs, and so much life. With an amazing, Latin-influenced score and punchy dance numbers, this is show you will absolutely NOT want to miss! The story follows an actress named Pepa on…

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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Presented by Pauper Players

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every day until April 20, 2015
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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UNC Pauper Players is proud to be returning to The ArtsCenter to perform the sassy and hilarious musical, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for their 25th anniversary show! This hysterical new musical, based on the classic Pedro Almodovar film of the same name, is a show that has it all: love, laughs, and so much life. With an amazing, Latin-influenced score and punchy dance numbers, this is show you will absolutely NOT want to miss! The story follows an actress named Pepa on…

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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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Dine 4 Autism

April 21 @ 11:00 am

Dine 4 Autism, a fundraising and autism awareness event, is set for Tuesday, April 21, in restaurants across the Triangle. More than 40 restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support local individuals affected by autism and their families through local, volunteer chapters of the Autism Society of North Carolina. For a list of participating restaurants, go to www.dine4autism.com.

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Free

Tell About the South: Rob Shapard

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Center for the Study of the American South,
410 East Franklin, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Rob Shapard, a doctoral student in U.S. History and 2014-15 McColl Fellow at CSAS. In his talk, “Calculating Eye and Rough Hand: Turning Longleaf into Board Feet and Sawdust,” Shapard will describe the perspective of one sawmilling firm, the Louisiana Central Lumber Company, toward the old-growth Louisiana longleaf pine forests that it felled and milled into lumber in the early twentieth century. The language that the company used to describe…

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Free

Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library-Meeting Room A,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Do you want to Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence? Here’s your chance! On Tuesday, April 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Orange County Rape Crisis Center will host its annual Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence, a survivor-themed event that explores the survivor experience through stories and testimonials, poetry and spoken word, dance, music, and visual art. We welcome submissions from survivors of sexual violence, their loved ones, and allies. Pieces can be submitted with the artist’s name or anonymously.…

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Fred W. Kiger: “The War Comes Home”

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church,
210 St. Mary's Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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St. Matthew’s will host the program “The War Comes Home” which will feature a lecture by Civil War historian Fred W. Kiger and period songs by our own Andrea Moore Healy. For the majority of the war, the Piedmont of North Carolina read about the far-away conflict.  But, in March and April of 1865, citizens in Orange, Chatham, and Wake Counties found themselves in the very middle of it.  This presentation is dedicated to that period of time when Union…

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$15-$18

Workshop with William Tyler: The American Folk Guitar Tradition in the Music of Today

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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William Tyler is an internationally-recognized guitar player and composer.  As a solo artist, he has released records on renowned indie rock label Merge, scored films — including the recent Duke Performances-commissioned Corduroy Roads with filmmaker Steve Milligan and theater director Akiva Fox – and shared bills with some of today’s biggest stars.  With a playing style that references the work both of underground provocateur John Fahey and of the genre-defying Bill Frisell, Tyler effortlessly weaves a distinctly American folk guitar tradition with rock and…

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The Doug Largent Trio at Looking Glass Cafe

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Looking Glass Cafe,
601 W Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar, Tyler Leak on drums, and special guest John Palowitch on drums plays organ trio jazz at Looking Glass Cafe in Carrboro.

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Free

Game Night

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Get your game on! DSI Comedy and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Durham community come together for bits and games every Tuesday at 7pm.Come for FREE, stay for FREE. Did we mention FRE? And there will be, you guessed it, FREE pizza (thank you IP3).

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The Doug Largent Trio at Looking Glass Cafe

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Looking Glass Cafe,
601 W Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums with special guest John Palowitch on alto sax plays organ trio jazz at Looking Glass Cafe in Carrboro.

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$10+

Wendy Whelan – Restless Creature

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In high demand as performer, collaborator and muse, Wendy Whelan has captivated audiences of New York City Ballet for more than 25 years with her vivid individuality and breathtaking technique, with a repertory spanning great classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Balanchine’s neo-classical masterpieces and works by contemporary choreographers. The spectacular Restless Creature is her collaboration with four young choreographers – Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo – to create a suite of duets performed by Whelan…

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$6

The North Carolina HomePun Derby

April 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Major League Funny Business. Step up to the plate for the ultimate pun derby. Forty All-Stars will face off in round after round of head-to-head punishment until we crown a HomePun Champion. It’ll be an evening of spirited, fast-paced word play sure to amaze. UPCOMING SHOWS! TUESDAY 4/21 8:30PM (Buy Tickets Now!) TUESDAY 5/19 8:30PM (Buy Tickets Now!) TUESDAY 6/16 8:30PM (Buy Tickets Now!) RULES: – Contestants must be 18 to enter. – Players will face off in head-to-head rounds. – Each round…

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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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Free

Montessori School Tour and Information Session

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

A Tour and Information Session is coming up on April 23rd at 9:30 a.m. for prospective parents of children 1st – 8th grades. Space is limited, please call Molly Dempsey at 919-493-8541 to reserve a spot.

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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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Meet the Author Tea with Dr. Terrance Holt

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library – Meeting Room B,
100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library are pleased to present Dr. Terrance Holt at a Meet the Author Tea at the Chapel Hill Library in Meeting Room B.  The program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments at 3:30, program 4:00-5:00. Terrence Holt is a writer-physician who enjoys working at the intersection between medicine and literature. His current book came out in 2014 and was named one of the best books of the year. It focuses on…

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Free

Opening Celebration: “The Land of No Things”

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015 was curated by Chris Vitiello, arts writer and independent curator. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS • ALL ARE WELCOME • NO RSVP REQUIRED      

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Tar Heels for Family House BBQ

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium,
344 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join host Eric Montross and friends from Tar Heel athletics for a lively evening in the Blue Zone with music by Big Fat Gap, delicious BBQ dinner, free beer and wine for 21+, specialty cocktails by Gary Crunkleton, and exciting silent and live auctions featuring unique Carolina Experiences!  (Check out the custom UNC golf cart pictured here.) Funds raised will help us fulfill our mission of providing an affordable, safe, nuturing home away from home for seriously ill patients, their…

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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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Appalachian Spring with The North Carolina Symphony

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus,
114 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

One of the most beloved pieces in the American repertoire, plus a World Premiere and work from a North Carolina Composer! Copland: Appalachian Spring Judd Greenstein: Change (World Premiere Orchestration) Sarah Kirkland Snider: Three Songs from Unremembered Barber: Adagio for Strings Barber: Essay No. 2   Grant Llewellyn, conductor Shara Worden, soprano   Pre-concert talk next door in Gerrard Hall at 6:40. FREE Park & Ride shuttle service from University Mall and Southern Village; please call the NC Symphony Box…

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William Tyler with Jake Xerxes Fussell

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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William Tyler is a Nashville guitarist and composer. He spent years woodshedding and touring with Nashville groups like Lambchop and Silver Jews before breaking away to focus on his own version of instrumental guitar music. 2010’s Behold the Spirit, William Tyler’s first album under his own name, was celebrated by Pitchfork as “the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more” and established him as a critical favorite, the picker who, according to his friend and…

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Harold Night

April 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015

See North Carolina’s Best create a whole world right before your eyes. It’s the format that launched a thousand careers on TV, film, and stages across America. The Harold starts with one suggestion, but where it ends is anyone’s guess as a host of characters take audiences on a never-seen-before improvised adventure. Come inspire a world with a single word.

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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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Friends Book Sale

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
Orange County Public Library,
137 W. Margaret Ln , Hillsborough , NC 27278 United States
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Buy books, DVDs and more at the Friends of the Orange County Public Library semi-annual book sale! Friday (4-7 p.m.)and Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), hardback book prices are $2.00. Paperback books and DVDs are $1.00, and children’s books are .50. On Sunday (noon-4 p.m.), books can be purchased by the bag at a price of $5.00, first bag; $3.00 for each bag thereafter.

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$15

Fridays Uncorked: Wine, Beer and Cheese, What Could be Better?

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

As a tie in to our Wine and Cheese Festival, enjoy the splendor of artisanal cheeses and paired libations.

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Free

Fridays on the Front Porch

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until October 23, 2015

Join us at FOFP each Friday starting on April 24th through October 23rd at 5 PM. New this season are a variety of food trucks available to entertain your palate. Relax on our shady front porch while enjoying live music and delicious fare. No cover charge or reservations required.

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Live & Local Series: Dreaming Through the Evening

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.,
140 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Hailing from Durham, NC, Eric + Erica is a duo making dream pop music with instruments and voices. Their intimate style is sure to remind you of a soft spring evening.

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Free

Earth Evening – A Celebration of Earth Day

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take part in environmental programs for the entire family. Hands-on activities for the kids designed to educate, inspire and entertain them in the spirit of Earth Day. Bring your used cooking oil, cell phones and fluorescent light bulbs to be recycled. Farmers’ Market Pavilion/River Park 140 E. Margaret Ln, Hillsborough, NC

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Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the last Friday until December 31, 2015
Downtown Hillsborough,
N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC United States
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Come out to downtown Hillsborough on the last Friday of every month for Last Fridays Art Walk! Last Fridays Art Walk happens rain or shine! For more information, click here.

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Adult Spelling Bee

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Adult Spelling Bee is similar to Scripps’ Spelling Bee, but with more jokes, and improv games led by DSI comedians between rounds.   It is hosted by UNC Program in the Humanities. Part variety show, part serious inquiry into the public’s orthography skills, and mostly just a fun time, this event will be the first of many events mixing entertainment with just a modicum of scholarly endeavor. Anyone can take part and teams are welcome! Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for…

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