Events

Events

Jan
5
Thu
Make plans to be at the 2017 Rock the Ball Jan. 5, 2017! @ Lincoln Theatre
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm

You rocked the vote; now it’s time to rock the dance floor! Join the Junior League of Raleigh as they celebrate all that makes North Carolina great at the 2017 Rock the Ball concert on Thursday, January 5th at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. Featuring Chapel Hill-based Mipso, tickets are selling fast for this indie folk favorite—get yours today. Tickets are $35 in advance with proceeds benefiting the Junior League of Raleigh’s community programs. Purchase a Rock the Ball ticket and learn more about the North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball events at ncgovernorsball.org.

Feb
25
Sat
2017 Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands Art Exhibition and Sale @ Venetian Foyer & Ballroom -- Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the 2017 Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands Art Exhibition and Sale. Mark your calendar for February 25, 2017 at the Venetian Foyer & Ballroom – Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel. This year’s show will feature dozens of 5″ x 7″ anonymous mini-masterpieces by new and seasoned women artists from North Carolina. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction featuring works by Jane Filer, Beverly McIver, Julia Christy, and more!
6:00 – 7:00 – Private Sponsors Reception includes exclusive early entry to the exhibit and first opportunity to buy art. The reception will have music, appetizers, and open bar! This package also includes two complimentary event tickets, four drink tickets and five raffle tickets. Please purchase your tickets by February 15, 2017 to be listed in our program as a Golden Circle Sponsor.
7:00 – 10:00 – Cocktail Reception features music and dancing, light hors d’oeuvres, desserts from fabulous women chefs, silent auction and raffle items.
Can’t make the event? You can still participate! Purchase raffle tickets, 1 for $5 or 5 for $20, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $100 Flyleaf Books gift certificate, an iPad Air, and other premium gifts.

Mar
10
Fri
American Red Cross Centennial Blood Drive at Northgate @ Northgate Mall
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Help Northgate and the American Red Cross collect 100 pints of blood in a special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive.

The American Red Cross and CBS have partnered with Northgate and Crabtree Valley Mall to host sister blood drives with the goal of collecting 100 pints of blood for the North Carolina Blood Bank.

All those who donate at Northgate will receive a Northgate Food Court gift card.

Be sure to post a picture of your “I gave blood” sticker #NG100BloodDrive for the chance to win a Northgate Mall gift card!

Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code NORTHGATE and schedule your appointment to save lives today.

Mar
20
Mon
Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen – Monday, March 20 @ All Triangle Dairy Queen Locations
Mar 20 all-day

Please join us for Dairy Queen’s annual Free Cone Day on Monday, March 20 at any Triangle Dairy Queen location from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will receive a free small vanilla soft-serve cone, complete with the signature curl! Additionally, all Triangle Dairy Queen locations will be accepting optional donations for Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center. Over the past 11 years, Triangle Dairy Queen has raised more than $120,000 for the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital that is dedicated to help save and improve the lives of children. Come out and celebrate the beginning of spring with a yummy and free frozen treat at any Triangle Dairy Queen!

Apr
20
Thu
Spring for Literacy Luncheon featuring author Lee Smith @ Governors Club
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Time to mark your calendar once again for the Spring for Literacy Luncheon, to benefit Chatham Literacy. This event will be on April 20 from 11am to 2pm, at the Governors Club.

This year, we are excited to have the best-selling, local author Lee Smith as our keynote speaker. Lee Smith has written seventeen works of fiction, and received numerous awards.

Lee Smith’s latest release and first nonfiction book, “Dimestore: A Writer’s Life,” tells her own heartwarming story, from growing up in the small coal-mining town of Grundy, Virginia to becoming a writer and raising her own family in North Carolina. It has received glowing reviews in dozens of major publications, and “People Magazine” chose it as a Book of the Week.

Lee Smith is always a fascinating, funny, and joyful speaker. She also has years of experience in adult literacy education through her teaching at The Hindman Settlement School in Eastern Kentucky. “It was one of the most meaningful periods of my life,” she said. In fact, one of the essays in “Dimestore” is about those experiences, and Ms. Smith promises to share some of those stories.

The Spring for Literacy Luncheon is an important annual fundraising and awareness raising event for Chatham Literacy. Chatham Literacy provides free tutoring to adults in reading, writing, English for Speakers of Other Languages, workforce soft skills, and preparation for Citizenship and a GED.

This will be an entertaining event with delicious food. Tickets are $100 and available at chathamliteracy.org or 919-542-6424.

Apr
21
Fri
High Heels & Hard Hats Fashion Show @ The Friday Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Third Annual High Heels and Hard Hats Fashion Show – to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Orange County – will be better than ever with fashions from J.McLaughlin, Uniquities, Fine Feathers, Gentlemen’s Corner, Julian’s, Whilden and Puddle Baby Boutique. The event has moved to the sun-lit atrium of The Friday Center in Chapel Hill, and the grand ballroom will accommodate even more guests!

Andrea Griffith Cash has agreed to emcee the event for the third year in a row, and we are also bringing the incredibly dapper (and funny) Zach Ward to the stage.

Auctions will include stunning jewelry from Kendra Scott, a “Designer Home Showcase” with one-of-a-kind pieces from local interior designers, and back by popular demand, the “Cork Pull” wine auction. Of course, no event is complete without a photo booth, provided by ZimZoom Photobooth, where you can even try on a hot pink hard hat or tool belt.

This year’s models include: Jean Elia, Linda Perry, Sharon Hill, Taylor Ludlam, Alessandra Ritter, Dana McMahan, Jean Neville, Al Bowers, Brian Chacos, Graig Meyer, Carl Fox, Freddie Kiger, Margaret Holmes, Valerie Steinbacher, Kevin Callaghan, Virginia Platto, Addie Scow and Creighton Blackwell.

Tickets sold out last year so don’t delay!

VIP tickets include an invitation to the exclusive reception from 6-7pm, front row seats to the fashion show and more!

Apr
28
Fri
Family House Fun for All Weekend: Golf Tournament @ UNC Finley Golf Course
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

Join us for a day of competition and fun at UNC’s Finley Golf Course in support of Family House. Proceeds from this event directly support our mission of providing a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life-saving procedures and serious illnesses.

Sponsorship opportunities and ticket packages are available.

May
6
Sat
St. Barbara’s Greek Festival 2017 @ St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
May 6 @ 11:00 am – May 7 @ 8:00 pm

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at the DURHAM GREEK FESTIVAL. The event will be held 11am to 8pm, rain or shine, at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Highway 751 in Durham, one-half mile south of I-40 Exit 274 near Southpoint Mall. Admission is free. A portion of the Festival proceeds will benefit the Durham Rescue Mission.

The Festival will feature such favorite Greek foods as gyro (seasoned lamb and beef) and grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese filling in paper-thin phyllo dough) and pastitsio (layered pasta, ground beef and cheese, topped with creamy béchamel sauce). Enjoy savory lamb, slow-roasted on a spit (souvla), and traditional desserts like baklava (spiced nuts layered in phyllo with honey syrup), galactoboureko (custard-filled phyllo with honey syrup), kourambiedes (shortbread cookies dusted with powdered sugar), loukoumades (fried dough balls with syrup, cinnamon and walnuts) or an irresistible twist on a traditional favorite: baklava ice cream sundaes. Greek coffee and iced coffee frappé will be served at the Kafenion. The Taverna will feature Greek wine and beer.

Enjoy continuous Greek music and scheduled folkdance performances. The bouzouki band “Opa!” will perform live. All are welcome to join in community dancing. Also featured will be Greek cultural exhibits, video travelogues of Greece, tours of the landmark Byzantine-style domed church and a demonstration of traditional Byzantine iconography. New this year is a Silent Art Auction featuring fine art, ceramics and collectibles.

Try your luck at winning a grand raffle prize of $1000. Shop the Bakaliko grocery for olives, feta cheese, olive oil and delicious sweet tsoureki bread. Browse the Marketplace for gifts, handmade jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, Greek and Ukrainian imports, children’s books, religious items and fine art featuring scenes of Greece. The award-winning St. Barbara community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE, will be available for purchase. There will also be kids’ activities and fun for the entire family. Remember – Greeks are famous for their hospitality!

For more information, visit www.DurhamGreekFestival.org, email info@durhamgreekfestival.org or call 919-484-1600.

May
7
Sun
St. Barbara’s Greek Festival 2017 @ St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at the DURHAM GREEK FESTIVAL. The event will be held 11am to 8pm, rain or shine, at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Highway 751 in Durham, one-half mile south of I-40 Exit 274 near Southpoint Mall. Admission is free. A portion of the Festival proceeds will benefit the Durham Rescue Mission.

The Festival will feature such favorite Greek foods as gyro (seasoned lamb and beef) and grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese filling in paper-thin phyllo dough) and pastitsio (layered pasta, ground beef and cheese, topped with creamy béchamel sauce). Enjoy savory lamb, slow-roasted on a spit (souvla), and traditional desserts like baklava (spiced nuts layered in phyllo with honey syrup), galactoboureko (custard-filled phyllo with honey syrup), kourambiedes (shortbread cookies dusted with powdered sugar), loukoumades (fried dough balls with syrup, cinnamon and walnuts) or an irresistible twist on a traditional favorite: baklava ice cream sundaes. Greek coffee and iced coffee frappé will be served at the Kafenion. The Taverna will feature Greek wine and beer.

Enjoy continuous Greek music and scheduled folkdance performances. The bouzouki band “Opa!” will perform live. All are welcome to join in community dancing. Also featured will be Greek cultural exhibits, video travelogues of Greece, tours of the landmark Byzantine-style domed church and a demonstration of traditional Byzantine iconography. New this year is a Silent Art Auction featuring fine art, ceramics and collectibles.

Try your luck at winning a grand raffle prize of $1000. Shop the Bakaliko grocery for olives, feta cheese, olive oil and delicious sweet tsoureki bread. Browse the Marketplace for gifts, handmade jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, Greek and Ukrainian imports, children’s books, religious items and fine art featuring scenes of Greece. The award-winning St. Barbara community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE, will be available for purchase. There will also be kids’ activities and fun for the entire family. Remember – Greeks are famous for their hospitality!

For more information, visit www.DurhamGreekFestival.org, email info@durhamgreekfestival.org or call 919-484-1600.

Jun
2
Fri
Lemurpalooza at the Duke Lemur Center @ Duke Lemur Center
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you ready for some summer fun?! Playful prosimians. Fun, educational activities. Food trucks. Even a visit from the DLC’s very own mascot, Maky! Join us on Friday, June 2 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for a festive evening celebrating and supporting the amazing animals of the Duke Lemur Center. This awesome event costs only one $50 Adopt-a-Lemur donation per car, but reservations must be made in advance (see below for details). Enjoy your evening of lemurs with the knowledge that your donation supports our animals as well as our education, research, and conservation programs.

Come meet the unique primates of Madagascar! This will be a special evening experience that allows families to stroll and view the animals at their own pace, rather than our usual guided tours. Keepers, educators, researchers, and more will be on hand to talk about the adoptable lemurs and to answer your questions. Engaging educational activities will be provided for kids and kids at heart. Guests can enjoy dinner and dessert from fabulous local food trucks, or pack a picnic to enjoy. Community fun, adorable lemurs, and an opportunity to conserve the environment and endangered animals all add up to a perfect summer evening.

Call 919-401-7252 or visit http://lemur.duke.edu/lemurpalooza/ for reservations