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Jan
10
Wed
Neyers Wine Dinner @ Bin 54 Steak & Cellar
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm

Save the date for our first wine dinner of 2018! Join us this January for a 6-course journey through Neyers vineyards in the Sage Canyon. Founded in 1992 by Bruce & Barbara Neyers, Neyers Vineyard sits in the heart of the Napa Valley. Bruce takes inspiration from French techniques who farm organically, make their wines naturally without use of cultured yeast, and bottle their wines without fining or filtration. To accompany each Neyers selection, Executive Chef Kevin Draper will curate Bin 54 flavors to match. Come shake off the post holiday blues with us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 10th in the beautiful Bin 54 Solarium. Seats are limited, so be sure to reserve by phone at (919) 969-1155. $125 plus tax & gratuity.

THE WINES:
First Course – Neyers 304 Chardonnay 2016
Second Course – Neyers Vista Luna zinfandel 2016
Third Course – Neyers Sage Canyon 2014
Fourth Course – Neyers Estate “Left Bank Red” 2015
Fifth Course – Neyers Estate “Neyers Ranch” Cabernet Sauvignon
Sixth Course – Neyers Carneros Chardonnay 2014

Jan
11
Thu
The Middle Ages @ Chapel Hill High School
Jan 11 all-day

Come learn about the Not-so-Dark Middle ages in which one powerful woman helps spurn the most famous war of the times. Find out how Early Islam creates a new western European culture and saves the West! Find out how many of the seven Crusades were successful and what reconnected western Europe to the global economy.

Lessons in Public Education: What You Should Know About What’s New @ Briar Chapel Clubhouse
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am

The Public Education Action Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties invites the public to attend an informational forum on education issues and policies impacting students, schools, families, businesses and community members. The forum will be held on Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:00 AM at the Briar Chapel Clubhouse, 1600 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill.

LaTanya Pattillo, Teacher Advisor to Governor Roy Cooper, will address critical public education issues such as: Impact of class size requirements; Equal and sufficient access to highly qualified teachers, school leaders and educational resources; Use of test performance to rate and rank schools; Universal access to Pre-Kindergarden; Impact of current charter and voucher systems; Equal access to services for students with learning, language, health and social-emotional needs.

A strong public education system benefits all community members. Students and districts rely on the involvement of an interested and informed public. Your input can help shape policy, legislation and representative action. For more information visit our website: http://lwvodc.org/edu_action.html

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Wines of Croatia & Slovenia @ The Granary
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

There’s so many more interesting things about Croatia, other than Dubrovnik being the main filming location of Game of Thrones. Ever had a wine made from Zinfandel? It has roots from Croatia, where this grape is genetically identical to Tribidrag. Can you say that grape ten times really fast? Nor can I. That is partially the reason why Croatian wines are hard to come by in the US! Slovenian wines share a little bit of similarities to the wines from Italy, as it borders the Collio vineyards, but make no mistake – Slovenian wines have their own unique identities. Try some orange wines during this class!
$50 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Jan
12
Fri
Meet Fibert Artist Carry Croghan @ WomanCraft Gifts
Jan 12 all-day

Come and meet Carry Croghan and learn about her holistic approach to fiber arts during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration in January. Carry has her own sheep, shears them herself and then spins the wool, dyes it and knits wonderful creations with the end product. She will be spinning wool in the shop during the event. If you’ve never seen this craft, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so. Light refreshments will be served – so start the new year with the warm and cozy creations of Carry Croghan at WomanCraft!

Jan
15
Mon
Community Reads! @ New Hope Camp & Conference Center
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of reading with your child on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read with volunteers and create crafts with The Scrap Exchange! All students attending will receive a book of their own to take home. Connect with your Family Success Alliance navigator or email kprelipp@orangecountync.gov to sign up. For children up to age 9 and their parents.

Jan
17
Wed
Winter Harvest Wine Dinner @ Kipos Greek Taverna
Jan 17 @ 6:15 pm

We are thrilled to announce that our next Kipos wine dinner as a part of the “Vineyards of Greece” 2018 seasonal series will be hosted on Wednesday, January 17th. Enjoy another decadent four-course meal paired with four exquisite wines that will take you on a journey through the vineyards of Greece. All wines are hand-picked by our bar and beverage director to pair perfectly with winter ingredients & flavors crafted by Chef Terry! Tickets for the dinner are $68 per guest (tax & gratuity not included). Full menu & wine details coming soon! Please note that due to the growth and increasing interest in Kipos wine dinners we are changing reservation times to 6:15pm with first course being served promptly at 6:30pm. As always in the true spirit of a Greek feast centered around sharing all seating for the wine dinner will be community style (if requested, groups will be seated together). As we mentioned seats are limited and go faster every time so reserve today by emailing us here, calling (919) 425-0760, or visiting our reservation page and requesting “winter wine dinner”.

MENU:
FIRST COURSE:

Shrimp Saganaki
An ode to the sea: plump jumbo shrimp and kalamata olives, in spiced tomato essence
Purely Greece MC (70% Malagouzia, 30%Chardonnay – Peloponnese
Bright, gold-yellow color, with a rich body, fruity aroma and a long finish. Tropical fruits, mainly mango but also kiwi, are rounded out by a hint of butter toffee. The characteristic mild acidity of Malagouzia, is complimented by a long finish.

SECOND COURSE:

Mountain Grains & Goat
Our signature hearty Winter grain medley with crumbled goat cheese from the mountains of Greece
Purely Greece Limniona (Limniona) – Peloponnese
It has a vivid red color with purple hues, a rich, round body and long aftertaste. Cherry and raspberry is accompanied by vanilla and tobacco aromas, with an undertone of white and green pepper. It has a high acidity but a nice tannic balance, making it soft and long. Aged in French and American oak.

THIRD COURSE:

Fileto Moshari “Beef Tenderloin”
Succulent beef tenderloin over ancient wood fire with an earthy mushroom wine reduction & lemon potatoes
C. Lazaridi “Amethystos” Red (70% Cab, 20% Merlot, 10% Agiorgitiko) – Drama
Deep, vivid purple color. Fruity aroma with notes of cherries, raspberry, spices. Full bodied, velvet, with intense aroma of plum. Good concentration and balanced acidity with firm, mature tannins. Long finish with hints of spices. 12 months in old French oak.

FOURTH COURSE:

Milopíta Pagato
A Greek twist on an American classic with cinnamon and spices beside local homemade ice cream (apple pie a la mode)
Domaine Glinavos Paleokerisio (Debina, Vlahiko) – Zitsa
A unique of its kind orange, semi-sparkling wine. Characterized by distinct aromas and taste of apple, butter, cinnamon and cloves. The refreshing natural carbonation leads to a bright finish with hints of vanilla and cherry.

Author reading with wine and cake @ Flyleaf Books
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

Local author Barbara Claypole White will read from and discuss her new novel, THE PROMISE BETWEEN US

Jan
18
Thu
Bill Melega Winter Lecture Series @ Chapel Hill High School
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Esteemed educator and author BILL MELEGA continues his nine part lecture series about the Middle Ages and Gunpowder Empires with an in-depth exploration of African States & Empires from 400 AD until 1400 AD.

Jan
19
Fri
Resolutions 2018 @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts hosts its annual statewide juried art exhibit featuring both 2D & 3D media. January 3-21. Awards juror Sarah Schroth, Director, Nasher Museum, Duke University. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 22 artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough. Winter Hours: 10-6, Monday – Saturday, 12-4, Sunday. www.HillsboroughGallery.com

The Art of Giving @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jan 19 – Jan 31 all-day

THE ART OF GIVING showcases giftable art for the holiday season by HGA’s 22 member artists. November 13 – December 31. Reception Friday, Nov. 24th 6-9pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street in Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Thurs, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun

Jan
20
Sat
Story Time, Puppet Show & Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library ( Located inside McDougle Middle School)
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity at the Carrboro Library on Saturday, January 20th from 10:30-11:30. The January puppetry arts program is inspired by the children’s book The Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. Recommended ages are 4-9. The Carrboro Library is located at 900 Old Fayetteville Road Chapel Hill 27516 inside McDougle Middle School. The free puppetry arts program is performed by Puppet Show Inc. a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/library/
https://www.puppetshowinc.org/

Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library ( located inside McDougle Middle School)
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity at the Carrboro Library on Saturday, January 20th from 10:30-11:30. The January puppetry arts program is inspired by the children’s book The Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. Recommended ages are 4-9. The Carrboro Library is located at 900 Old Fayetteville Road Chapel Hill 27516 inside McDougle Middle School. The free puppetry arts program is performed by Puppet Show Inc. a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/library/
https://www.puppetshowinc.org/

Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library ( located inside McDougle Middle School)
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity at the Carrboro Library on Saturday, January 20th from 10:30-11:30. The January puppetry arts program is inspired by the children’s book The Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. Recommended ages are 4-9. The Carrboro Library is located at 900 Old Fayetteville Road Chapel Hill 27516 inside McDougle Middle School. The free puppetry arts program is performed by Puppet Show Inc. a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/library/
https://www.puppetshowinc.org/

Donna Everhart – The Road to Bittersweet @ McIntyre's Books
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom.
For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family, life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her older sister, Laci — a mute, musically gifted savant — is constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night, those qualities save her life. But though her family is eventually reunited, the tragedy opens Wallis Ann’s eyes to a world beyond the creek that’s borne their name for generations.
Carrying what’s left of their possessions, the Stampers begin another perilous journey from their ruined home to the hill country of South Carolina. Wallis Ann’s blossoming friendship with Clayton, a high diving performer for a traveling show, sparks a new opportunity, and the family joins as a singing group. But Clayton’s attention to Laci drives a wedge between the two sisters. As jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could — divide the family for good — Wallis Ann makes a decision that will transform them all in unforeseeable ways . . .
USA Today bestselling author Donna Everhart grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has lived close to her hometown for most of her life. For several years she worked for high tech companies, specializing in project management and product introduction. She carries a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She lives in Dunn, North Carolina.

Briar Chapel January Open House @ Briar Chapel Information Center
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

7 builders. 13 models. 1 perfect home for you.

It’s the Briar Chapel Community Open House — the perfect time to see everything that’s in store for you in the Triangle’s most desirable community. Start your adventure at our Information Center with Open House maps, refreshments and helpful people. Register at the Information Center for a chance to win a $200 Wayfair gift card!

Then spend the afternoon perusing quick move-in homes, model homes and all the features our award-winning builders offer! Explore 13 restaurants and services, all in our Veranda section, and 24 miles of trails and 20 parks across our community!

Sujata Massey – Widows of Malabar Hill @ McIntyre's Books
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery for Fall
A Library Journal Editor’s Pick for Fall 2017
Starred Booklist Review: Introducing an extraordinary female lawyer-sleuth in a new historical series set in 1920s Bombay.
Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women’s legal rights. Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen is going through the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on if they forfeit what their husband left them?
Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X–meaning she probably couldn’t even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah — in strict seclusion, never leaving the women’s quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts about the will were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger. Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India’s first female lawyer, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth, Perveen Mistry.

Jan
21
Sun
Women’s Voices Chorus Winter Concert: Song of the Universal @ University United Methodist Church
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Women’s Voices Chorus Winter concert, Song of the Universal, will explore themes of war, the wish for peace, and the redemptive powers of nature, love and mercy. Music will include works by American composer Abbie Betinis, Estonian composer Vjelo Tormis, Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, and more. Featuring a string ensemble and dancers. Deborah Hollis, Accompanist. Allan Friedman, Artistic Director.

Book launch tea party @ Orange County Public Library
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm

Local author Barbara Claypole White will be launching her new novel, THE PROMISE BETWEEN US–with chat, giveaways, tea, and sweet southern treats. Books available for purchase through Purple Crow Books in Hillsborough.

Jan
22
Mon
Artisan Sale at WomanCraft Gifts @ WomanCraft Gifts
Jan 22 – Jan 31 all-day

The Artisans at WomanCraft Gifts are saying thank you to our customers and welcoming in the New Year with a special sale! During the month of January, individual artisans will be discounting many of their items in the shop. The variety is outstanding and the savings are, too.

Stop by throughout the month to see what’s new and at sale prices. It’s the perfect time to find something special for yourself – or get started on you 2018 holiday shopping.

Special Hours on Monday, January 1 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Regular hours 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.