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April 2014

Shred-a-thon 2014 – Hillsborough

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hampton Pointe Recycling Drop-Off Site,
Hampton Pointe Dr Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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SHRED-A-THONS!  SPRING 2014 The Orange County Solid Waste Management Department is sponsoring two free Shred-A-Thons in April, in cooperation with University Mall and local law enforcement. Orange County residents and small businesses (including those in the Town of Chapel Hill within Durham County), and local government employees that work for the County or the Town of Carrboro, Chapel Hill or Hillsborough may securely destroy their personal confidential documents at no cost. Both events are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will…

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2nd Annual Village Pediatrics Craft Fair

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Village Pediatrics is hosting it’s 2nd annual craft fair at 300 Market Street, Chapel Hill, in Southern Village. This event displays the artistic talents of our patients. See the jewelry, artwork,clothing, notecards,fairy houses and so much more from these creative young people. This is a sidewalk sale on Sat Aprl 26 2014 from 10am-noon. Come enjoy the morningand the crafts!!

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SuperFun Show: Once Upon a Time presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The ArtsCenter ,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Literature comes to life in this hysterical production bringing to the stage the stories of ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk!’ Lenny and Mable, the comic duo who made Aesop’s Fables such a roaring success (performed last year in the SuperFun Series), are determined to reenact these two classic fairy tales, undertaking more than a dozen roles each. From the character formerly known as Prince Charming, to a giant lumbering high above, this production is a great exploration of the familiar stories.

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Local Roots Craft Festival

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The ArtsCenter ,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Celebrate spring and our creative community at this showcase of local talent and artistic expression. Twenty-five vendors will be selling a variety of hand-crafted items including ceramics, jewelry, soaps, clothes, accessories, toys, and housewares.
A dunk tank fundraiser will provide the chance to dunk local politicians and celebrities, while raising money for ArtsCenter scholarship. Come dunk Chapel Hill Chief of Police Chris Blue, Carrboro Farmer’s Market Manager Erin Jobe, Author and Educator Daniel Wallace and other local figures.

Location: The ArtsCenter parking lot, rain location is The Nicholson Gallery & West End Theatre. Event Hours are 11 AM-4 PM. FREE PARKING (3-hour) in the 300 E Main Parking Deck.ADMISSION IS FREE!

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill YMCA,
980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, 27514
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In conjunction with the Orange County Partnership for Young Children, this FREE family event is the perfect way to spend a spring afternoon.  Come discover all the great community resources available to families in Orange County! Held from noon – 4 pm on the Y back field, kids will have the chance to participate in fun activities including giant inflatables and arts & crafts. Parents can discover resources for keeping kids active and healthy all year long. So plan to bring the…

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Anime-Manga Speed Sketching (Ages 11-15)

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Every month on the fourth Saturday until May 24, 2014
Durham Arts Council ,
120 Morris St Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Inspired by the classic archetypes found in Anime & Manga, create and sketch characters (protagonist, friends, and rivals) and creatures to build your character references guide and tell your own stories through comics. Try new art materials to upgrade your sketching kits. All sketching levels welcomed since instructor provides individual guidance. Feel free to bring your favorite sketchbook journal and sketching tools. Please feel free to pack a snack and beverage to maintain your creative energy during this 3-hour long drawing session. Each workshop is $27 per child. A $5 materials fee is due to instructor at first workshop for a sketching kit that would include a suitable drawing pencil, inking pen, artist eraser, and card stock to work on.

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Shrek the Musical

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cresset Christian Academy,
3707 Garrett Road Durham, NC 27707 United States
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Shrek, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film, brings the delightful story of a mild-mannered ogre to life on stage. Friday, April 25 & May 2, 6:00 pm—Dinner Theater / Performance starts at 7:00 pm Saturday, April 26 & May 3, 1:00 pm—Walk-Thru Duloc (meet the characters/have your picture taken) Saturday, April 26 & May 3, 2:00 pm—Theater Matinee Saturday, April 26 & May 3, 7:00 pm—Evening Theater Adults-$10 Students-$5 Seniors-$7 Dinner theater-$18

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Get Up and Dance! National Dance Week!

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
140 West Plaza,
140 W Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Come to 140 West Franklin Plaza to hang out and hear some live music! The band I Was Totally Destroying It will make you want to dance! Enjoy short demos by various community dance groups.

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April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Haw River Ballroom,
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd Saxapahaw, NC, NC 27340 United States

FriendsFest Music Festival Saturday, April 26, 3pm until… Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw www.cfsnc.org/FriendsFest2014 Live Music, Family Fun, and Local Food Free Outdoor Event, 3-7pm Featuring Dmitri Resnik and Bootleg Beat, Katharine Whalen, Ella Bertram and Friends, and Kodiak Farm Boys Indoor Concert, 7pm until… $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $12 students, Children 12 and under free Featuring Tim and Susan Wells, Swang Brothers. Eric & Erica, Creepy Band, Dex Romweber, and TripKnight

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Art for Hope

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Josh's Hope Foundation,
200 Cardinal Drive, Suite B Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

The second annual Art for Hope, an auction and raffle of fine arts and crafts by area artists, will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 5:30-8:00 pm in Hillsborough. Funds raised will support Josh’s Hope Foundation, a local nonprofit organization. Josh’s Hope provides critical job- and life-training programs to young adults with mental-health conditions, as well as training and support for parents and caregivers. Admission is only $25 and features live music from Music Over Mind and plenty of food and drink.  Josh’s Hope…

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Ben Vendetta Book Party

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Author book signing and reading at FlyLeaf Books for rock critic Ben Vendetta’s debut novel, “Wivenhoe Park” Saturday, April 26th @ 7pm “Set in the mid-1980′s, Wivenhoe Parkchronicles the adventures of Drew, a former track star, who has become a pill popping, dope smoking, heavy drinking, rock ‘n’ roll-obsessed student with writing aspirations. He moves to England on a whim to escape various demons, such as a goth ex-girlfriend he can’t seem to shake out of his system. Experiencing the ascent of…

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Hold These Truths

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sunday Matinee - 2:00pm
Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Hold These Truths By Jeanne Sakata (Regional Premiere) A JOURNEY OF BELIEF, BETRAYAL, AND RECONCILIATION During WWII, student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly removed and incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. Struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution, he journeys toward greater understanding of America’s triumphs – and confrontation with its failures.  

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The Monti GrandSLAM

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter ,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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This event is eight-shows in the making. For the past several months, winners from The Monti’s popular StorySLAM series have been crowned, qualifying them to compete in The Monti GrandSLAM event.

On this night, the eight winners will all compete against each other for the title on GrandSLAMpion.


Drew Schiller
Sarah Ford
Sam Pearsall
Kristina Cusenza
Diana Medoff
Katya Wesolowski
Chelsea Cook
David Freifeld
Jonathan Mills

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Sleigh Bells w/ Sumsun

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cat's Cradle,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Sleigh Bells Sumsun Sat 4/26 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Cat’s Cradle Tickets $20.00 – $23.00

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The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show!

April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter ,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Whether you like to Chortle (a snorting, joyful laugh) or Chuckle (to laugh quietly or to oneself, to cluck or chuck, as a hen) this show is for you! Come do one or both in Carrboro with local stand-up comedians!

Oh my, oh my Spring has finally spring! It is April and time for jokes, laughs and warmth! Michelle
Maclay hosts a bunch of funny local comics all with more than just a bit of spring in their step in this month’s edition of the Chuckle and Chortle Comedy show.

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Touch-A-Truck 2014

April 27 @ 11:55 am - 4:00 pm
University Mall Parking Lot,
201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Name a child who wouldn’t love to climb aboard a fire truck, big rig or bulldozer! Touch a Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery and just plain cool – all in one place! Children will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment. Accompanying personnel will teach the children about the equipment displayed and…

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The QiGong Breathing Experience

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wisdom's Way Health & Healing,
900A Martin Luther King Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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• Breath Empowerment     • Nine-Breath Method      • Nine-Breath Healing Circle Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00pm–5:00pm http://stonewil.home.mindspring.com/QigongBreathingExperience.htm

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Almost Ready Staged Reading

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The ArtsCenter ,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Almost Ready offers audiences a chance to see, for free, a series of simply staged full length plays written by North Carolina writers.

This free series is sponsored by The ArtsCenter of Carrboro and Playground a Theatre Cooperative.

These productions are seen as the last step before deciding what, if anything, needs to be tweaked to make these plays suitable for full production.

The audience will be encouraged to offer comments in post-performance discussions with playwrights, directors, and actors.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase, but no rotten tomatoes.

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Works in Progress: Sculpture from Philips Middle School

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until May 25, 2014
FRANK Gallery,
109 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Student Sculpture and Photography Exhibition Reception April 27, 2014 Sunday, 4-6PM   “Work in Progress” documents an artists-in-residency project at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill.  Artists Mark Elliott (sculptor) and Barbara Tyroler (photographer) collaborated with Phillips Middle School art students in the creation and documentation of a permanent outdoor sculpture to be installed on school grounds. Students learned basic design and construction techniques of scale model building as they created maquettes of their own unique visions.  The entire process was documented in…

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A Southern Summer – Music Series on the Green

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green at Southern Village,
400 Market St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Each week of the summer, Southern Village will host a music series on the Village Green on Sundays. There is no cover charge, and all acts begin at 6:00pm. Check back each week to see who’s playing this time!   This week’s musical guest is: David Dyer David Dyer is an alternative country singer you’ll love. See for yourself, and come out to the village Green on April 27 for an early start to your Southern Summer. See full schedule here: Sunday, April…

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