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Weekend at a Glance: Women’s Empowerment, Workshops and Writing

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Fiddler and former college professor Ken Waldman will hold a writing workshop at The ArtsCenter Thursday and a performance Friday with the Wild Men ft. Riley Baugus. Photo by Art Sutch.

Ken Waldman & the Wild Men ft. Riley Baugus – Thursday, 5:30pm; Friday, 8pm – Open to all level writers comes an opportunity to grow and learn more strategies. Come to the Ken Waldman workshop session on Thursday at The ArtsCenter to begin writing four new stories or poems and enjoy a performance the next day featuring Ken and the Wild Men ft. Riley Baugus. Workshop free with registration. Performance tickets: $14

Women’s Empowerment Fair – Thursday, 6pm – Head over to Flyleaf Books to learn more about local resources that promote self-sufficiency, safety and health. Hosted by the Compass Center for Women and Families, this fair will feature nonprofits from across Orange County and black feminist author and educator Alexis Pauline Gumbs as she shares a reading from her new book, “M Archive.”

“Daily Tar Heel” Exhibit at Wilson Library – Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm – Don’t miss out on celebrating “The Daily Tar Heel”’s 125th anniversary. Coinciding with the book “Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University” by Dr. Kenneth Joel Zogry, the North Carolina Collection Gallery at Wilson Library is exhibiting “The Truth in Eight-Point Type: The Daily Tar Heel Celebrates 125 Years of Editorial Freedom” until July 31.

Anna Quindlen reading – Friday, 12pm – Join author Anna Quindlen for a reading from her latest book, “Alternate Side,” at The Fearrington Barn. Tickets include a copy of the book, participation in a book signing and a three-course lunch with tea and coffee. Hosted by McIntyre’s Books. Tickets: $70

Charcuterie workshop – Friday-Saturday, 9am-4pm – Improve your cooking skills at this two-day intensive with award-winning author and butcher Meredith Leigh, the writer of “The Ethical Meat Handbook” and “Pure Charcuterie.” Learn to prepare fresh sausage, pâté, salami, terrines and whole muscle preparations like prosciutto, capicola, smoked ham and homemade bacon. Tickets: $350, includes copies of Meredith’s books

Community Egg Hunt – Saturday, 10am-1pm – Pack your bags and head to Southern Community Park for an afternoon of crafts, games and, of course, Easter eggs. Egg hunters ages 2-10 are invited to join the search, meet the Holiday Bunny and win prizes! Hop like a bunny on the bouncy inflatables or take a snack break for some delicious local food truck fare. Free admission. Rain date is March 25.

Easter Cookie Decorating – Saturday, 12pm – Get crafty and celebrate Easter at this family-fun event at Southern Season. Kids will have the opportunity to decorate cookies and show off their creativity. Free event.

Timeflies – Saturday, 8pm – Enjoy a night at Cat’s Cradle with this YouTube cover band-turned-real life pop duo consisting of vocalists Cal Shapiro and producer Rob “Rez” Resnick. Timeflies has sold more than 150k albums and 1 million singles and is taking its Too Much To Dream tour across the country. Joining the tour is Bryce Vine, whose breakout single “Drew Barrymore” has reached more than nine million streams on Spotify. Tickets: $25

Tipsy Gypsy Caravan open house – Sunday, 2-5pm – A mobile bar is coming to Old Lystra Inn to show off its unique drink service. Spend time with owner Cami Bell while enjoying a cocktail with the Tipsy Gypsy team and meeting with other wedding vendors.

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Ashley is an intern at Chapel Hill Magazine. She is currently a senior at UNC Chapel Hill and is working towards a degree in English.