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Sep
12
Tue
Children’s Storytime @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome!

With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of children’s book buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

Hike NC Guided Hike @ Dorothea Dix Park
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This fall, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Parks continue Hike NC, a series of more than 60 free guided hikes across North Carolina’s state parks, nature preserves and your local community parks. Each hike will be led by the state’s top hiking and nature experts.

Join us on a walking tour of Dorothea Dix Park, where we will be discussing the history, current use and future plans for the park.

Michael S. Erwin discusses his book Lead Yourself First @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 12 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

5:45pm signing, 6:15-7pm book talk and discussion

To inspire and lead others, you must first lead yourself: a powerful and invaluable guide to productive time spent alone. Leadership experts Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin show how solitude can improve clarity and bolster creativity; generate the emotional balance needed to sustain certainty and the moral courage required to challenge convention; and strengthen a leader’s ability to make courageous decisions in the face of adversity and criticism. Lead Yourself First is a crucial and timely guide, a rallying cry for how leaders can reclaim the power of solitude in today’s over-connected world.

ICON Lecture Series @ The Event Center
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dr. William Happer, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, will give a talk on “The Real Story On Climate Change”. Some of the topics which are likely to be covered in this talk include the history of atmospheric CO2 since life on earth began, failure of computer models to predict changes in temperature, that past changes in temperature were not associated with changes in CO2, the history of changes in temperatures on earth, ocean acidification, sea level rises, sun spots and solar physics, and the beneficial effects of CO2 on plant life and growth. Global warming, climate change, extreme weather, globalization, carbon credits and taxes, and the sources and beneficiaries of the funding streams that support the advocacy of these concepts and policies will be considered. Tickets are $10 online and can be purchased at www.iconlectureseries.com.

Sep
13
Wed
Meet Jamie DeMent – author of The Farmhouse Chef – at Google Fiber! @ Google Fiber
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at Google Fiber on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm to celebrate the release of Chef Jamie DeMent’s first cookbook, The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm (The University of North Carolina Press, $35.00). Presented by Cureat, join us for a book signing, cooking demo, and cocktails provided by Fair Game.

About The Farmhouse Chef
In The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm (The University of North Carolina Press, on sale September 5, 2017, $35.00), Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the 55 acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, NC, where she and her family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom varieties of produce and livestock. Every day on Coon Rock Farm, DeMent is in the kitchen serving robust, flavorful, satisfying meals for family, crew, and farm interns — and now readers everywhere are invited to share the bounty! The Farmhouse Chef offers 150 recipes for every occasion, from down home to downright elegant, inspired by the farm’s yield throughout the four seasons. From fall’s Sage- and Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash to Pear and Bacon Salad, to summer’s Sugarcane Barbecue Chicken and Watermelon Mojitos, DeMent’s cooking style highlights no-nonsense approaches that combine great ingredients with easy preparations for super-charged flavor. Accompanying the recipes are DeMent’s charming stories that illuminate what life is really like on a working farm. The Farmhouse Chef is sure to inspire anyone who cares about seasonal, healthfully-grown, delicious food.

About Jamie DeMent
Raised in Eastern North Carolina, Jamie DeMent – farmer, home cook, restaurateur, entrepreneur, teacher and local food advocate – has devoted her life to cultivating and championing sustainable foodways. Together, she and partner Richard Holcomb own Coon Rock Farm, a diverse, 55-acre organic family farm in Hillsborough, NC. The couple also own the award-winning 4-star restaurant, Piedmont, in downtown Durham, NC, as well as two online farmers markets which service the region and the nation: Bella Bean Organics and Heirloom Provisions. Jamie DeMent offers a distinctive voice in today’s farm-to-table movement, so dominated by chefs. Her wealth of knowledge about farming and home cooking, and vivacious and colorful personality, make her as one of the most refreshing voices in today’s Southern farm-to-fork movement. The Farmhouse Chef, set to be published in September 2017, is DeMent’s first cookbook.

Eleanor Henderson discusses her novel The Twelve-Mile Straight @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Acclaimed author Eleanor Henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga— an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition. Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour de force.

Sep
14
Thu
Northgate’s Wild West Train @ Northgate Mall
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

Giddy up and take a ride to the American frontier on the Northgate Wild West Train! A local cowboy favorite, the Nothgate Wild West Train is a staple of summer fun for young buckaroos and older partners alike.
Trains leave the station during the following hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12-7pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Monday 12-7pm

Train tickets are $3. Be sure to check out the fun Wild West accessories available for purchase.

Bill Frisell: HARMONY featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman @ The ArtsCenter
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm

Bill Frisell – guitar
Petra Haden – voice
Hank Roberts – voice, cello
Luke Bergman – voice, baritone guitar

har·mo·ny
ˈhärmənē/
noun
1.
the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
“four-part harmony in the barbershop style”
synonyms: euphony, polyphony; More
2.
agreement or concord.
“man and machine in perfect harmony”
synonyms: accord, agreement, peace, peacefulness, amity, amicability, friendship, fellowship, cooperation, understanding, consensus, unity, sympathy, rapport, like-mindedness.

Bill Frisell, one of the most sought-after innovators in contemporary guitar music, has convened a new ensemble consisting of acclaimed vocalist Petra Haden, cellist Hank Roberts, and multi-instrumentalist Luke Bergman to perform HARMONY, a sprawling and evocative trip through the landscape of American music of the last century. Interspersing re-arranged traditionals and popular favorites such as “Oh Shenandoah” and Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” with instrumentals reminiscent of Frisell’s work on his own Big Sur (2013), HARMONY links the past, present and future of American roots music.

“It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell.” – The New York Times

• Bill Frisell Website: http://billfrisell.com/whenyouwishuponastar/

Sep
15
Fri
IT Felt Scarves @ Dovecote Style
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Nadia Bevegni and her stunning hand-felted creations to the shop this weekend! We can hardly wait for Nadia to return from her month in Italy each summer where she shops for silk remnants in couture fashion houses which become the basis for her Fall collection. Her sense of color and unique wool felting technique turn a square of silk into luxe scarves like you have never seen – truly works of art.
We are honored to be Nadia’s sole retailer, so if you are looking for an extraordinary gift for someone special, don’t miss this opportunity to check out Nadia’s collection. In addition to scarves, she will be bringing her new wool felted flower necklaces/collars that are incredible!
This is such a special show for anyone who loves and appreciates handmade like we do!

2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market @ Raleigh Convention Center
Sep 15 @ 2:53 pm – 3:53 pm

Kicking off holiday shopping season, the Carolina Artisan Craft Market returns this November 10-12 to the Raleigh Convention Center! Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family? The Market features handcrafted furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, and more from over 115 jury-selected artists.

Attendees will be able to meet and engage with artists, ask questions about their work, and ensure they walk away with the best-fit piece. Enjoy artist demonstrations and live music while you find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one! Single-day and weekend passes can be purchased online at carolinaartisancraft.com.

Sep
16
Sat
FREE Concert by CHARLIE! @ Meadowmont Gazebo
Sep 16 all-day

The Charlie Band, a fantastic, soulful cover band based in North Carolina, is back by popular demand! It is rare to find so much musical talent packed onto one stage! Relax on the gazebo lawn and keep the summer evening fun going! Bring your friends and family, a chair and blanket, and enjoy dinner from The Only Burgers Food Truck! FREE parking on site!

CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham, NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council, www.durhamarts.org
Contact: centerfest@durhamarts.org

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

IT Felt Scarves @ Dovecote Style
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Nadia Bevegni and her stunning hand-felted creations to the shop this weekend! We can hardly wait for Nadia to return from her month in Italy each summer where she shops for silk remnants in couture fashion houses which become the basis for her Fall collection. Her sense of color and unique wool felting technique turn a square of silk into luxe scarves like you have never seen – truly works of art.
We are honored to be Nadia’s sole retailer, so if you are looking for an extraordinary gift for someone special, don’t miss this opportunity to check out Nadia’s collection. In addition to scarves, she will be bringing her new wool felted flower necklaces/collars that are incredible!
This is such a special show for anyone who loves and appreciates handmade like we do!

Walk with a Doc @ UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am

Come take a walk with us!

Who? You! We encourage people with arthritis because that’s who we are, but we’re delighted to walk with anyone who is interested. Walking with you are UNC physicians in rheumatology, orthopaedics, physical therapy; UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center staff; and family and friends (the four-legged ones, too) on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

How far? 1 mile or less

How much time? Whatever time it takes! Walk at your own pace, however slow or fast that is. Outside on most days; inside when it’s raining, freezing, or otherwise just too ugly to be outside.

Why? To take an active role in your health and well-being. Meet others in your community and encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

Why else? Walking can…

-Keep your joints healthy
-Help you manage your weight
-Improve your mood
-Lower your blood pressure
-Strengthen your heart

Got questions about your health? Ask one of the providers walking with you! That’s why they are there. Totally casual. Totally free.

This local chapter of the national Walk With A Doc program is brought to you by the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.

We hope to see you there!

8th Annual Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands, September 16 @ Town of Rolesville Ballfields
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce and some of the best cooks in the surrounding area for the 8th Annual Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands cook-off festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will have chicken, barbecue, and ribs, all prepared by local competing cooks. Our cook-off is sanctioned by the North Carolina Pork Council. Judges include Rolesville Mayor, Frank Eagles; WNCN News Anchor, Sharon Tazwell; Robert Pettyjohn, BBQ Judge. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back and listen to great local music all day. For more information, contact the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce office at 919-562-7059. Free admission! Kid friendly! Food, drinks, all-day festival.

Venue: Town of Rolesville Ballfields
Address: 121 Redford Place Drive
$10 – $12 per plate

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Craig Johnson – The Western Star @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is the thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson’s beloved New York Times bestselling ‘Longmire’ series, the basis for the hit Netflix series ‘Longmire.’

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff’s Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them.

The photograph—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Craig Johnson is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella ‘Spirit of Steamboat’ was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, a town with a population of 25.

East Chapel Hill Back to School Carnival @ East Chapel Hill High School
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

East Chapel Hill Back to School Fair

East Chapel Hill High School would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming Back to School Carnival. The goals of the Back to School Festival are to raise revenue for our Football and Cheer-leading athletics program.

Thomas Mullen – Lightning Men @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Writes with a ferocious passion that’ll knock the wind out of you.” — The New York Times, on ‘Darktown.’

“Reads like the best of James Ellroy.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review), on ‘Darktown.’

“Mullen is a wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers.” — The Washington Post, on ‘Darktown.’

From the acclaimed author of ‘The Last Town on Earth’ comes the gripping follow-up to ‘Darktown’, a “combustible procedural that will knock the wind out of you” — The New York Times.

Officer Denny Rakestraw, “negro officers” Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith and Sergeant McInnis have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It’s 1950, and color lines are shifting and racial tensions are simmering. Black families-including Smith’s sister and brother-in-law-are moving into Rake’s formerly all-white neighborhood, leading some residents to raise money to buy them out while others advocate a more violent solution. Rake’s brother-in-law, Dale, a proud Klansman, launches a scheme to rally his fellow Kluxers to save their neighborhood. When those efforts spiral out of control and leave a man dead, Rake is forced to choose between loyalty to family or the law.
He isn’t the only one with family troubles. Boggs has outraged his preacher father by courting a domestic, and now her ex-boyfriend has been released from prison. As Boggs, Smith and their all-black precinct contend with violent drug dealers fighting for turf in new territory, their personal dramas draw them closer to the fires that threaten to consume Atlanta once again.

With echoes of James Ellroy and Denis Lehane, Mullen demonstrates in ‘Lightning Men’ why he’s celebrated for writing crime fiction “with a nimble sense of history…quick on its feet and vividly drawn” — Dallas Morning News.

Thomas Mullen is the author of ‘Darktown’ and ‘The Last Town on Earth’ which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction, ‘The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers’ and ‘The Revisionists’. His works have been named to year’s best lists by the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the A.V. Club, The San Diego Union-Times, Paste, Cleveland’s Plain-Dealer and Amazon. His stories and essays have been published in Grantland, Paste and The Huffington Post, and his Atlanta Magazine true crime story about a novelist/con man won the City and Regional Magazine Award for best feature. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and sons.

Wine Tasting @ The Goat
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit The Goat on Saturdays at 3pm for a free wine tasting with Fearrington sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines, and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home.
Questions? Call 919.545.5717.

Sarah Mlynowski – Abby in Wonderland @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome beloved author Sarah Mlynowski to McIntyre’s!
In this extra-magical installment of the beloved series, follow Abby down the rabbit hole into Wonderland! Together with her three friends, she will encounter talking rabbits, mad hatters, caterpillars, Cheshire cats, and mean queens, and attend an unforgettable tea party. But if she can’t solve a curious riddle in time, Abby could be stuck in Alice’s story for good! This Special Edition is extra-long and contains bonus content that fans will adore!
Sarah is the author of both the Whatever After and Magic in Manhattan series, as well as Don’t Even Think About It, Milkrun, Fishbowl, As Seen on TV, Monkey Business, Gimme a Call, Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) and How to Be Bad (along with E.Lockhart and Lauren Myracle). Sarah has written short stories and novellas as well as co-edited the bestselling chick-lit collections Girls’ Night In and Girls’ Night Out and co-wrote the first ever guide to writing chick lit, See Jane Write.
Sarah’s books have been translated into twenty-one languages and optioned to Hollywood. She was born in Montreal but now lives and writes in New York City.