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Oct
31
Tue
Last Days of Dog Adoption Month! @ Orange County Animal Services
Oct 31 all-day

The last days of Dog Adoption Month are here! During October, come in to adopt your new best friend AND take advantage of reduced adoption fees for dogs and puppies! Go here and check out our available dogs: http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/animalservices/adoption.php

Nov
1
Wed
Hike NC Guided Hike @ Umstead State Park: Reedy Creek Bike ‘N’ Bridle Trail
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an every-Wednesday after-work hike on the bike ‘n’ bridle trail at Umstead. We’ll meet at 6 p.m. at the Lake Crabtree neighborhood entrance to the park, walk out to the cemetery and return. The total distance of this hike is 5 miles, but feel free to turn around at any time. The hike is a mellow climb out and a mellow descent back. This is a great introduction to hiking for beginners and a good aerobic workout for more experienced hikers. Our hike leader will hang in the back with the beginners.

Ellery Adams discusses The Secret, Book, and Scone Society, her new mystery novel @ Flyleaf Books
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From New York Times bestselling author comes the first in an intriguing new series set within a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship—or solving a murder—can all be found within the pages of the right book.

Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. At Miracle Books, strangers exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their, he’s found dead on the train tracks.

Nov
2
Thu
Emily Herring Wilson discusses her book The Three Graces of Vall-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own @ Flyleaf Books
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Three Graces of Val-Kill changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt’s life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land. In the early years, the three women–the “three graces,” as Franklin Delano Roosevelt called them–were nearly inseparable and forged a female-centered community or each other, for family, and for New York’s progressive women.

Ranky Tanky @ The ArtsCenter
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm

Charleston, South Carolina-based Ranky Tanky – translated loosely from the Gullah dialect as “work it” or “get funky” – performs the timeless music of the Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region. South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross join forces with celebrated low-country vocalist and former American Idol contestant Quiana Parler to revive a “Heartland of American Music” born in their own backyards.

Nov
3
Fri
Sense and Sensibility @ Paul Green Theatre
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Playwright Kate Hamill gives us a fresh, comic take on Jane Austen’s beloved novel. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, this eminently theatrical adaptation follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.

Nov
4
Sat
Hike NC Guided Hike @ Lake Johnson Park: West Loop
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

We will be hiking a mild to moderate difficulty, dirt/mulch trail that makes a 1.64 mile loop around the west end of Lake Johnson. Part of the area we will be hiking through is designated as environmentally sensitive due to some uncommon plant species that have historically been found there. Along this trail there is the possibility of seeing many types of wildlife such as blue herons, wood ducks, deer, and if we are really lucky, beavers and/or otters. This hike will also offer views of the lake and some wetland habitat.

Salt & Smoke Festival @ Rock Quarry Farm
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ACME presents the annual Salt & Smoke Festival at Rock Quarry Farm. Whole heritage hog BBQ and a heaping plate of Southern sides, perfect raw oysters, the best local booze, live music all day long and so, so much more. Get your South on!

Cantari presents “Handel with Care” @ University United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

VOICES is pleased to announce the first concert of its 37th Season. Cantari, the Voices Ensemble, will be performing the program “Handel with Care”, featuring “Dixit Dominus” and “My Heart is Inditing” by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). The singers will be joined by strings and continuo players.

Nov
5
Sun
Chatham Hunger Walk @ Chatham Community Library
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm

The Chatham Hunger Walk is Sunday, November 5 starting at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro (NEW LOCATION). Registration starts at 1:30 pm and the walk starts at 2:30. Participants can walk a 1-mile or 5K route that includes the CCCC campus trail. The 5K takes walkers to downtown and the First Sunday Street Fair before returning to the library. Both routes end at the Chili Cook Off event at the Pittsboro Senior Center. For the first time this year, participants can preregister on line. Details will be available soon on our web site. To receive a group information packet email hungerwalk@corafoodpantry.org or call 919-545-3030 to leave your name and mailing address.

Nov
6
Mon
CEF & Grub Durham: Piggy Bank Bash @ GRUB Durham
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm

100% of the ticket proceeds benefit CEF!

A $30 Donation to CEF gets you a ticket to:

🍘 Meatball Bar, Dinner (w/ vegan options), & 1 Drink Ticket!
🎶 Songs by CEF Advocacy Choir!
🎨 Mural Unveiling by CEF Member!
💯 Hang out and celebrate with CEF Members, Advocates, Staff, supporters, West End neighbors, and more!💸 The best part? 100% of ticket proceeds go to CEF! Get your tickets today!

Join us on Monday, November 6th to support the innovative work of Community Empowerment Fund through a fundraiser hosted by GRUB Durham.

This will be a night of education, food, drink, and joy. Tickets include admittance to the event, a meatball bar provided by GRUB (vegan options available), and one drink ticket. There will be ample opportunities to learn about CEF’s work and mission at the event, while meeting CEF members, supporters, West End neighbors, and more.

100% of the ticket proceeds benefit CEF. Purchase tickets here, and just give your name at GRUB on the night of the event. You’ll receive an info packet and your drink ticket then. We look forward to celebrating and supporting CEF’s continuing work with you!

*The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a student-powered non-profit organization focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty.

Founded in 2009, CEF provides relationship-based support, workforce development, financial education, and matched savings accounts to individuals experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness in Orange and Durham Counties of North Carolina.*

Nov
7
Tue
Children’s Storytime: Bears! @ McIntyre's Books
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Bears!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.
About Sarah Carr, Children’s Book Buyer
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.

Nov
8
Wed
Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour Preview Show @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Nov 8 – Nov 12 all-day

Preview work by the 80+ artists participating in the 2017 Orange County Artists Guild open studio tour before deciding which studios to visit. October 23 – November 12. Reception Friday, Oct. 27th 6-9pm. Owned & operated by 22 local artists the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts features painting, sculpture, photography, glass arts, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber arts. Hours: 10-6 M–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Hike NC Guided Hike @ Umstead State Park: Reedy Creek Bike ‘N’ Bridle Trail
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an every-Wednesday after-work hike on the bike ‘n’ bridle trail at Umstead. We’ll meet at 6 p.m. at the Lake Crabtree neighborhood entrance to the park, walk out to the cemetery and return. The total distance of this hike is 5 miles, but feel free to turn around at any time. The hike is a mellow climb out and a mellow descent back. This is a great introduction to hiking for beginners and a good aerobic workout for more experienced hikers. Our hike leader will hang in the back with the beginners.

Nov
9
Thu
Blind Tasting: Classic White Wines @ The Granary
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Explore classic white grape varietals with Beverage Director Paula de Pano as she walks you through the basic components and markers of quality white wines.

$45 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Nov
10
Fri
Save The Duck @ Dovecote Style
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are thrilled  to introduce you to an exciting new brand called Save the Duck – a fashionable outerwear alternative that is 100% animal free and does not utilize feathers, leather, hide or fur! Their eye-catching, cutting edge designs for men and women make ideal travel partners for globetrotters and can be folded and carried in their custom-made pouches.
Ultra-light Save the Duck garments are adjustable to all seasons with a fill called PLUMTECH – a padding created to imitate the fullness of down while preserving the advantages of technological thermal lining. Unlike traditional polyester, Save the Duck outerwear is super light, breathable, and guarantees total freedom of movement. You cannot imagine how great these garments feel on the body!
From traditional to hip styling, they have everyone covered! Join us as we welcome Molly Hurley and the entire Save the Duck collection for men and women. Bring your shopping list – there are great gift ideas in this collection!

Nov
11
Sat
PawsFest @ The Green at Southern Village in Chapel Hill
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Paws4ever’s annual fall fundraiser, PawsFest! You’ll enjoy a walk or run around the beautiful Southern Village neighborhood and a festival that’s fun for the whole family – even the dog! PawsFest features a raffle with amazing prizes, beer, DJ, games, vendors, snacks, dog activities and more! Proceeds from this event help Paws4ever save cats and dogs in need.

Sign up at tiny.cc/pawsfest2017

Save The Duck @ Dovecote Style
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are thrilled  to introduce you to an exciting new brand called Save the Duck – a fashionable outerwear alternative that is 100% animal free and does not utilize feathers, leather, hide or fur! Their eye-catching, cutting edge designs for men and women make ideal travel partners for globetrotters and can be folded and carried in their custom-made pouches.
Ultra-light Save the Duck garments are adjustable to all seasons with a fill called PLUMTECH – a padding created to imitate the fullness of down while preserving the advantages of technological thermal lining. Unlike traditional polyester, Save the Duck outerwear is super light, breathable, and guarantees total freedom of movement. You cannot imagine how great these garments feel on the body!
From traditional to hip styling, they have everyone covered! Join us as we welcome Molly Hurley and the entire Save the Duck collection for men and women. Bring your shopping list – there are great gift ideas in this collection!

Charles Latham & The Borrowed Band @ The Kraken
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm

Orange Co.’s favorite roadhouse presents a night of twisted Americana and punk rock magic!

Charles Latham brings his Borrowed Band to The Kraken and plays a lyric-heavy mixture of folk, pop, and country steeped in dark humor and social criticism. He has been compared to artists as wide-ranging as Loudon Wainwright III and The Buzzcocks.

Milagro Saints are insurgent Americana roots-rockers. Think Dylan, The Band, Calexico, Tom Petty.

Opening the evening is Magic Mike Casey, Raleigh’s punk rock magician who has been a staple in the music scene either backstage with bands such as Taking Back Sunday and Miranda Lambert to opening shows with The Front Bottoms and Frank Turner. Where ever you see Michael you know that you will get a one of a kind and truly genuine magic experience.

Nov
12
Sun
Hike NC Guided Hike @ Forest Ridge Park: Forest Ridge Park Peninsula Trail
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hike this newly completed trail that travels through forested parklands to the banks of Falls Lake. This hike will be roughly 3 miles out and back, and will include hiking on multi-use and single-track hiking trails. Additional hikes are also available in the park.