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March 2017
$20

Grandparents of Special Needs Children

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Don Stedman COURSE #3428 If you are a grandparent of a special needs grandchild, then this series may be just what you are looking for. Learn about the several major developmental disabilities and the many categories of exceptional children. Discuss ways to understand and help your children in working with their children with special needs. The program is structured over three sessions, organized as follows: Session One: Introduction to Exceptional Children: Child Development/EC Categories/Definitions/Bumps in the road/Family challenges/Chronic issues Session Two: Children…

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Shakespeare and War

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Christopher Armitage COURSE #3429 Join us for an interactive and fascinating series that examines war through Shakespeare’s lens, led by distinguished UNC professor Christopher Armitage. The sessions will include a mixture of lecture and discussion and will aim at close readings in the texts, as revealing Shakespeare’s profound understanding of human nature and astounding ability to find the words to articulate that understanding.  Topics include: Session One: Henry V: “Once more unto the breach” with that “band of brothers” Session Two: Julius…

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The Inkling Prophet of Oxford: C.S. Lewis Book Club Series

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Danielle Christmas COURSE #3430 The imaginative fictions and compelling apologist writings of Clive Staples Lewis have captivated generations of readers. What is it about this self-described “very ordinary layman of the Church of England” that has inspired such a following across age groups, continents, and decades? What sort of mind can invent a children’s paradise like Narnia one day, and move a group of skeptics to Christian belief the next? This course will grapple with these and other questions as…

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Roshani Chokshi discusses her new YA novel, A Crown of Wishes, with Ryan Graudin

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes – a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of…

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Transforming Lives: Overcoming Stigma in Mental Illness

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
St. Thomas More, 940 Carmichael St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A day-long conference that features nationally recognized speakers and mental health experts addressing issues associated with faith and mental illness. Breakout session will address caregiver burnout; the fight against discrimination, race, culture and mental health disparities; and overcoming mental illness stigma in schools. Keynote Speaker: Patrick Corrigan, PsyD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Plenary Speaker: Don Diefenbach, PhD, Professor and Chair of Mass Communication University of North Carolina – Asheville

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Celebrate Diversity Storytime | Main Library

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln
Hillsborough , NC 27278 United States
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Have fun learning about many of the wonderful things that make us different and how we can embrace those differences in the people we meet. For children up to age 5 with their families and caregivers.

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Sounds of Kolachi

March 31 @ 8:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Like an Indian Ocean blast from the seaport megacity it calls home, the new 10-piece supergroup of vocalists and instrumentalists from Karachi (formerly known as Kolachi) blurs raga and western harmony, counterpoint and South Asian melodic lines, all without losing the groove. In this instantly listenable ensemble, South Asian classical instruments like the sitar and bowed sarangi are on equal footing with electric guitar and rock rhythm section. Guiding the journey, composer, theorist and singer Ahsan Bari spins outrageous, bluesy, modal riffs. Like the West’s Son Lux…

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April 2017
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Splash UNC Spring 2017 Educational Enrichment program

April 1
UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Splash UNC is an enrichment program that lets high school students be a UNC-Chapel Hill student for a day. High school students attend a series of classes created and taught by Carolina students in a variety of topics ranging from chemistry and swing dancing to neuroscience and Harry Potter. The 200+ classes we are offering this semester aim to help high school students explore their current interests and discover new passions. The program also provides students with the opportunity to…

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3rd Annual Spring Open House

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Multiflora Greenhouses, 1623 New Sharon Church Rd.
Hillsborough, 27278 United States
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Let’s kick-off the spring season together! Walk through acres of greenhouses to pick out your favorite plants, listen to live music, enjoy food & refreshments, play games and win prizes through our raffle! We want to bring the community together to celebrate the arrival of spring season and raise money for the Fairview Community Garden and Maple View Agricultural Education Center in Hillsborough. All proceeds raised through our raffle will benefit both of these non-profit organizations.

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Study of Fracking in North Carolina

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Environmental Issues Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a presentation on Fracking in North Carolina, on Saturday April 1, 2017, from 10:00 AM until noon, at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The presentation is based on a study conducted by the Moore County League of Women Voters (LWVMC) that includes a discussion of the environmental impact of fracking, data on job creation, and potential costs to local communities. Kathy Berquist…

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