Cooking Class with Chef Gabe Barker from Pizzeria Mercato @ Midway Community Kitchen
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm

Roll up your sleeves – we teach cooking skills in an engaging and interactive way because we believe that a hands-on experience is the best way to learn. Vegetable-driven chef Gabe Barker creates Italian-inspired food utilizing ingredients from North Carolina’s red clay piedmont soil. Faithful to Italian tradition, Gabe embraces the principle that “less is more,” allowing the hard work of our artisan growers and suppliers to shine through in his food. We do wine pairings with the food we cook and a couple of glasses are included in the price. This is more than just a cooking class – it’s an adventure.

Fourth of July Celebration @ Kenan Memorial Stadium
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Chapel Hill presents the 2017 Fourth of July Celebration. Get there early for best seating and to participate in the pie eating contest! There will be balloon animals, face painting, inflatables and midway games for the kids as well as music. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

FREE Concert by Jon Shain! @ Meadowmont Village
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm

Come out and enjoy a FREE concert by this wonderful local musician as part of our Meadowmont Music Series! Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who has been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. This family-friendly show will end your holiday week with even more fun! This event is open to the community, so please bring your family and friends, a chair and a blanket, and a picnic — or enjoy dinner from one of the many fine restaurants in Meadowmont Village before the show. FREE parking on site!

More about Jon Shain: Jon Shain founded the Chapel Hill, NC, folk-rock group Flyin’ Mice and their spin-off group, WAKE, and toured with them from 1989-1998 . The band performed with acts such as David Grisman, Tony Rice Unit, Hot Tuna and the Dixie Dregs, released four CDs and played clubs, schools, and festivals up and down the east coast, building a legion of fans. The last few years have seen Shain headlining listening rooms on the east coast, in the midwest and in Europe, as well as opening shows for John Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’, Little Feat and others. Shain’s newest disc, a duet album with Joe Newberry called “Crow the Dawn” was released in January of 2016.

Biscuits and Jam: Hands-on Demo Class @ Midway Community Kitchen
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

Owner of Farmer’s Daughter Brand pickles and preserves, April McGreger is coming to Midway Community Kitchen to teach you the secrets to some iconic Southern foods. We will make seasonal jam without added pectin, discuss the rules of small batch canning, and make Southern-style biscuits; flaky and tender.

Menu: Biscuits and Jam; Seasonal Salad with a Jam Vinaigrette + Wine Pairing

Festifall @ Downtown Chapel Hill
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chapel Hill’s 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival will provide a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances presents a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture. Check our website for more information.