Farm Fare, A Culinary Expedition

Enjoy tastings of farm fresh excellence at our first annual Farm Fare! Local restaurants, food artisans and resident farmers will showcase their very best while leading you on a culinary expedition. This event will benefit our local high school students involved with Virtual Enterprise!

Chapel Hill Fall Chili Throwdown!

Come taste the different chili concoctions from some local personalities & celebrities at the Chapel Hill Fall Chili Throwdown!!! Benefits the YMCA “We Build People” Annual Campaign.

Celebrity Chili Masters:
Donald Williams & Marla Briscoe Benton
of Donald Williams Basketball Academy
Mark Kleinschmidt The Mayor of Chapel Hill
Chris Blue The Chapel Hill Chief of Police
Al Bowers The Owner of Al’s Burger Shack
Marrone Angelo The Owner of IP3 Italian Pizzeria III
Lindsay Benton Representing Chapel Hill Country Club
Jake Coles of Acme Food & Beverage Co.
Jerry Canada Local Author/Writer
Michael Benson The Owner of Southern Rail
Laura & Steve Woodham The Owners of Goodfellows Franklin
Greg Owens Legendary Chef of Chapel Hill
Scott Kleczkowski Owner of Country Fried Duck


Celebrity Judges:
Charles Blackwood Orange County Sheriff
Phil Ford UNC & NBA Star
Sammy Martin – Owner of Franklin Street Realty

Suggested Donation of $10.00 is suggested.

The People’s Peppers

Come celebrate pepper season at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market with The People’s Peppers! Between the roasted peppers, the raw peppers, the fried peppers, the pepper jelly and the two delicious pepper recipe contest finalists it will be a sampling bonanza!  Sheri Castle will be preparing our two finalist recipes: Corn and Pepper Salad by Paul Piersma and Cold Roasted Red Pepper “Borscht” by Susan Spalt – come try them both and vote for your favorite!  We will tally the votes and crown our People’s Peppers Champion at 11:45am.  In the meantime, chow down on samples, enjoy live toe-tapping Latin music by Con Acento, and pick up a limited-edition 2015 People’s Peppers Cookbook!  Proceeds from cookbook sales will support our Gary Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund for new and beginning farmers.

Carrabba’s Fundraiser for St Paul Village 5K

On Saturday, October 10, 2015 a fundraiser will be held for the Fourth Annual St Paul Village 5K Walk/Run. For the small donation of $12 you will get a lunch meal prepared by the chef from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. The meal will include grilled chicken, pasta, Caesar salad, a homemade dessert  and a beverage. Meals will be prepared and served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church which is located at 101 N. Merritt Mill Road in Chapel Hill. You can eat in or take out. Tickets are available from church members and the church office.

The Fourth Annual St Paul Village 5K Walk/Run will be held at McDougle Middle School in Carrboro, NC on March 5, 2016. Proceeds will primarily benefit St. Paul Village, a multi-use and multi-generational development that will provide amenities and resources to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community as well as fulfill the church’s need for expanded worship and fellowship spaces. The campus will be located at corner of Rogers Road and Purefoy Drive. To fulfill the congregation’s commitment to assisting in the community, a percentage of the proceeds will be distributed to two local non-profits.

Learn more about the fundraiser and the 5K at the Church’s website: ; by

emailing the Church at , or by calling 919-967-3961.

TABLE Empty Bowls 2015

TABLE Empty Bowls 2015

On October 18th, 2015 from 3:30-7pm, TABLE is hosting its third annual Empty Bowls event — an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end childhood hunger. Please join us for a hearty bowl of soup made by local chefs, artisan bread, scratch-made dessert, and a commemorative pottery bowl handcrafted by local artists. Beer and wine for sale. All proceeds will benefit TABLE and the local kids we serve. For more information visit:!

What: Empty Bowls Dinner to benefit TABLE
Where: Provence, 203 W. Weaver St., Carrboro, NC 27510
When: Sunday, October 19th, 3:30pm – 7:00pm

Be a TABLE Supporter
Tickets are available to be purchased by phone at (919) 636-4860, at, or at TABLE, 205 W. Weaver St., Carrboro, NC 27510

Contact Information:
Suzi Palladino
919.636.4860 (office)
415.420.6518 (cell)


Join us for Pawsfest, a fun festival and 4K run/half mile walk to save animals in our community! Live music, food trucks, beer tastings, local vendors, games for kids & adults and more! General admission is only $5, and all proceeds help Paws4ever rescue homeless animals in our community.

Performance Golf Classic

Join us for the Performance Golf Classic, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28 hosted by the Governors Club. The Golf Classic is an annual fundraiser for the Chamber’s Partnership for a Sustainable Community. 


Participants will enjoy a light breakfast; lunch, beverages and snacks on the course; and, an elaborate dinner spread at the after-play reception following the Performance Classic. Breakfast and registration open at 9 a.m., with a 10 a.m. tee time.

All proceeds from the Golf Classic benefit the Chamber’s charitable Partnership for a Sustainable Community.
Register your foursome or single playing spot in the 2015 Performance Golf Classic at:


Chamber Member Individual Player: $135

Chamber Member Foursome: $525

Non-Member Individual: $160

Non-Member Foursome: $600

SuperFan Ticket: $25
Interested in promoting your business and getting a hole sponsorship? Contact Aubrey Fox Williams at or (919) 967-7076.

The Performance Golf Classic is presented by Performance Automall and hosted by the Governors Club. This year’s golf tournament is made possible by UNC Health Care; Bank of North Carolina; Carolina Athletics; Hamilton Point Investment Advisors; MHAworks, PA; Secure Network Administration, Inc.; The Pointe at Chapel Hill, LLC; Appointment Friend, LLC; Habitat for Humanity ReStore; The Carolina Club; and, Wells Fargo.

Paws4Ever Dog Adoption at Townsend Bertram and Co.

Paws4Ever dog adoption will be holding a dog adoptathon at Townsend Bertram & Co. in Historic Carr Mill on Saturday, September 12th from 1-3pm. Come meet some amazing dogs in need of a forever home, and enter to win more than $130 worth of incredible dog gear from Townsend Bertram & Co. 100% of proceeds go to Paws4Ever.

Goathouse Refuge Fundraiser: Pizza and Folk Art

Goathouse Refuge Fundraiser: An afternoon of outdoor fun for the whole family featuring brick oven-baked pizza, folk art show and sale, games, cat and kitten care for kids of all ages to benefit the cats and kittens of the Goathouse Refuge.

2015 Crop Hop: RAFI Square Dance & Auction Benefit Dinner

Join us at the Pittsboro Roadhouse and enjoy 2015 Crop Hop:
Live music with The Haywood Billy Goats
-Square dance with live caller
-Silent & Live auctions
-Buffet dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients

Sun., Sep. 13, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
@ Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store
39 West St., Pittsboro, NC 27312
Tix: $35 adults, $15 children
Purchase online:
100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit RAFI’s work on behalf of family farmers.
About RAFI’s Farm Sustainability Program:
Our farm advocates save and strengthen family farms in crisis. We provide financial planning assistance and advocate for farmers to lenders and other agencies.We serve diverse farms ranging from small operations to livestock and commodity farms on thousands of acres. Many of the farms are owned and operated by minority farmers. RAFI provides expert knowledge in complex lending situations and two decades of experience fighting to keep family farmers on the land.