Friday, January 27
6-8pm: The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA hosts a Zumba party to support the We Build People campaign. Enjoy dancing to the sounds of a DJ, prizes and refreshments. Members and non-members are welcome with a $10 donation at the door. Call 442-9622 for more information about this fundraiser.
8pm-midnight: After dinner, stop by Sweet Frog on Franklin Street for some delicious frozen yogurt as the shop celebrates its grand opening with events going on Thursday through Saturday. Every hour, customers have the chance to win great prizes that include gift certificates, T-shirts and even an iPod.
Saturday, January 28
10:15am: A Southern Season kicks off its Valentine experience, "A Celebration of Love," with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Afterward, wander through the store to see larger-than-life Valentine silhouettes, shop for delicious and delightful gifts and enter to win amazing prizes. Refreshments are served at the event, and legendary local pottery artist Siglinda Scarpa stops by around 11am to share her "Con Amore" heart-shaped dishes. Click here for more information about the events going on at A Southern Season through Feb. 14.
11am-8pm: The Chocolate Door celebrates its third anniversary with special promotions and treats for anyone who stops by, including free cupcakes, raffle prizes and a "pick your discount" bowl that allows customers to draw to get 5%-50% off any purchase. (This is also a great chance to pre-order a box of assorted chocolates for your Valentine!)
Sunday, January 29
1-4pm: If you or someone you know got engaged recently, you won't want to miss the 17th annual Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase, an elegant afternoon featuring more than 80 of the most creative and experienced wedding vendors in the area. Sample cake from several bakeries, admire fresh flower bouquets, listen to music and browse wedding gowns from top designers. Not to mention, we'll be there, so stop by and visit us! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here. And to read more about some of the hot wedding trends of 2012, check out our blog post.
2-4pm: Chip Smith, former chef at the now-closed Chapel Hill fine dining restaurant Bonne Soiree, has recently returned to the Triangle and is teaching a class at A Southern Season this afternoon that's all about sweets. Learn some excellent dessert recipes to add to your repertoire: today's menu features pot de crème, bakewell tart and tropical fruit grog. The cost to enroll is $35; reserve your seat online here.