5 Events Not to Miss This Summer

5 Events Not to Miss This Summer

This summer is packed with events for the whole family. Here are some you should definitely mark on your calendar.

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Meals on Wheels Dining for Dollars

May 12, 6pm
This dinner at Hickory Tavern benefiting Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels will include a silent auction featuring items such as a UNC football game day experience for four, a vacation to Aruba and tickets to “Riverdance” at Durham Performing Arts Center. chcmow.org

The Hot Spot! at 140 West Plaza

June 3, 6-9pm
Head outside for a night of play for the whole family! The plaza will be filled with music thanks to a DJ and interactive games such as Twister, giant Jenga, cornhole and more. downtownchapelhill.com

Farm to Fork Picnic

June 5, 4-7pm
Three dozen chefs, each paired with a local farm, produce seasonal bite-size dishes at the ninth annual event at Breeze Family Farm in Hurdle Mills. Samples from local artisans, breweries and wineries will also be featured, as well as music by Big Fat Gap and The Holland Brothers. Tickets: $100; children 12 and younger are free. farmtoforknc.com

Movies Under the Stars

June 9, 8:30pm
Beginning in June with “Lilo & Stitch,” the Town of Chapel Hill will show six sci-fi, kid-friendly movies throughout the summer at the Wallace Parking Deck. Don’t miss the fun activities before the showing and bring a blanket. townofchapelhill.org

Bar-B-Que Throwdown

June 11, 1-4pm
Enjoy this epic battle of barbecue on the front lawn of The Carolina Inn featuring bourbon, beer and live music by The Gravy Boys. Five judges – including Chapel Hill Magazine’s Andrea Griffith Cash – will determine a winner from the eight competitors. Tickets: $25-$55; children 6 and younger are free. carolinainn.com

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Assistant Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned Chapel Hillian and totally in love with this special slice of North Carolina.