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Sep
16
Sat
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.

Sep
18
Mon
Cornucopia Cancer Support Center Golf Tourney @ Lochmere Golf Club
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for Cornucopia’s 13th Annual Golf Tourney benefit this year for what promises to be a terrific day on the links, supporting the Triangle’s only non-clinical cancer support center – Monday, Sept. 18 at Lochmere Golf Club in Cary.

Your participation helps Cornucopia Cancer Support Center raise funds so that we can continue to offer essential support services to cancer patients and their families in the Triangle-area and improve the quality of life for those touched by cancer in our communities. http://www.cancersupport4u.org/events/golf-tourney/

Sep
22
Fri
BailaCura – Fundraising Dance Fesetival @ Latin Quarters
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 2:00 am

Save the date of September 21-24, 2017; participate in a dance festival and help us save lives.

U.S. Army veteran and cancer survivor, Matt Bergens, is organizing BailaCura 2017 – a fundraising dance festival that hopes to raise $100,000 for cancer research. The 4-day event, will provide workshops on Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba dances, and will culminate in a Saturday evening gala dinner with fabulous performances by world renowned dancers.

Tickets and information for the BailaCura are available on-line at https://www.bailacuranc.org/tickets/

“UNC saved my life and now I want to help other people who come to UNC for treatment, especially the kids.” BailaCura is a non-profit organization of dancers committed to supporting cancer patients and their families during treatment. “My parents have their son, and I want other parents to see their kids beat cancer too.”

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Matt was commissioned into the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg until a cancer diagnosis ended his military career. Along with the power and passion of dance, Matt credits his dramatic recovery to research and the treatment he received at UNC-Chapel Hill’s incredible healthcare system.

Sep
23
Sat
Critter Carnival @ Southern Community Park
Sep 23 all-day

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the inaugural Critter Carnival (formerly Furry Friends Festival) will be held at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill, NC to raise awareness and funds for numerous local animal rescue and rehabilitation charities. From Noon to 7:30pm a wide variety of first-rate rock, bluegrass and jazz bands will perform alongside amazing aerial silk artists, hula hoopers, sideshow freaks and more. Admission is FREE!

Musical acts:
KATHARINE WHALEN’S SWEDISH WOOD PATROL (from Squirrel Nut Zippers!)
BULLTOWN STRUTTERS
FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE
TRIPLE FRET
THE BUCKET BROTHERS
(See band bios & videos here)

Circus acts:
Adam Dipert’s Object Manipulation
The Creep & Cheetah SideShow
Mari Kearns
and many more to be announced!

We’ll have treats from Maple View Mobile ice cream and Fahsyrah’s Lemonade, arts and crafts vendors including henna and a digital photo booth, and a silent auction for a wide variety of great items.

The beneficiaries of this year’s festival are numerous animal-related charities in Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, cats, wildlife, farm animals and exotic animals. They include All Breed Animal Rescue of the Carolinas (ABARC), Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), Hope Animal Rescue, Piedmont Wildlife Center, Robinshood Wildlife Rescue, and Wildlife Welfare, with many more to be announced.

BailaCura – Fundraising Dance Festival @ State Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 2:00 am

Save the date of September 21-24, 2017; participate in a dance festival and help us save lives.

U.S. Army veteran and cancer survivor, Matt Bergens, is organizing BailaCura 2017 – a fundraising dance festival that hopes to raise $100,000 for cancer research. The 4-day event, will provide workshops on Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba dances, and will culminate in a Saturday evening gala dinner with fabulous performances by world renowned dancers.

Tickets and information for the BailaCura are available on-line at https://www.bailacuranc.org/tickets/

“UNC saved my life and now I want to help other people who come to UNC for treatment, especially the kids.” BailaCura is a non-profit organization of dancers committed to supporting cancer patients and their families during treatment. “My parents have their son, and I want other parents to see their kids beat cancer too.”

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Matt was commissioned into the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg until a cancer diagnosis ended his military career. Along with the power and passion of dance, Matt credits his dramatic recovery to research and the treatment he received at UNC-Chapel Hill’s incredible healthcare system.

Celebrate Southern Village! Hosted by Your Children’s Champions @ Southern Village Green
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a FUN and FREE family event hosted by the merchants in Southern Village that care for and support children in our community: Chapel Hill Children’s Clinic, Chapel Hill Day Care Center, Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry, The Tumble Gym, and Village Pediatrics!

The event will be filled with bounce houses, face painting, balloon twisting, dancing, musicians, fairy hair and henna tattoos by Rishi Salon, Jeff the Alpaca from 1870 Farm, a magic show and much more!

BailaCura Gala – Dance Festival Fundraising Gala – Live Dance Performances @ State Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are excited to invite you to participate in the BailaCura 2017, a community-driven event that seeks to raise $100,000 for cancer research. The BailaCura Gala will be held from 7pm-9pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the newly built State Ballroom on North Carolina State University Campus.

Proceeds from the 2017 Gala will go to the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support cancer research and patient care. Lineberger is the only public comprehensive cancer center in North Carolina and supports research and clinical trials for our community. Lineberger is on the edge of many breakthroughs in cancer research. They need the community’s support to accomplish this mission and help save our children’s lives.

Tickets and more information can be found on our website: https://www.bailacuranc.org/tickets/

U.S. Army veteran and cancer survivor, Matt Bergens, is organizing BailaCura 2017 – “UNC saved my life and now I want to help other people who come to UNC for treatment, especially the kids.” BailaCura is a non-profit organization of dancers committed to supporting cancer patients and their families during treatment. “My parents have their son, and I want other parents to see their kids beat cancer too.”

Our gala will be a one of a kind event as we are bring in dance performers from around the United States – Junior and Emily Alabi (recent competitors on America’s Got Talent) – to perform at the Gala. We have an hour of breathless performances that you will not want to miss.

Sep
24
Sun
BailaCura – Fundraising Dance Festival @ Aura Studio
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the date of September 21-24, 2017; participate in a dance festival and help us save lives.

U.S. Army veteran and cancer survivor, Matt Bergens, is organizing BailaCura 2017 – a fundraising dance festival that hopes to raise $100,000 for cancer research. The 4-day event, will provide workshops on Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba dances, and will culminate in a Saturday evening gala dinner with fabulous performances by world renowned dancers.

Tickets and information for the BailaCura are available on-line at https://www.bailacuranc.org/tickets/

“UNC saved my life and now I want to help other people who come to UNC for treatment, especially the kids.” BailaCura is a non-profit organization of dancers committed to supporting cancer patients and their families during treatment. “My parents have their son, and I want other parents to see their kids beat cancer too.”

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Matt was commissioned into the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg until a cancer diagnosis ended his military career. Along with the power and passion of dance, Matt credits his dramatic recovery to research and the treatment he received at UNC-Chapel Hill’s incredible healthcare system.

Bid It Up! For A Cure @ Croasdaile Country Club
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

Bid it up! for a cure celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Chapel Hill Breast Cancer Foundation (CHBCF) and its funding of early-phase breast cancer research at UNC, Duke and Wake Forest Universities. The event features a live and silent auction, cuisine from local restaurants and a guest speaker. The CHBCF is a 100% volunteer-run, not-for-profit. All the money raised goes equally and directly to support early-phase breast cancer research at our local, prestigious cancer research centers.

Sep
25
Mon
Tee it up! for a cure @ Croasdaile Country Club
Sep 25 all-day

Tee it up! for a cure celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Chapel Hill Breast Cancer Foundation (CHBCF) and its funding of early-phase breast cancer research at UNC, Duke and Wake Forest Universities. The event features a golf tournament, lunch, silent auction and reception featuring cuisine from local restaurants. The CHBCF is a 100% volunteer-run, not-for-profit. All the money raised goes equally and directly to support early-phase breast cancer research at our local, prestigious cancer research centers.

Sep
28
Thu
Hurricanes For Hurricane Relief @ The Great Room at Top of the Hill
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery will be hosting the ‘Hurricanes for Hurricane Relief’ party on Thursday, September 28th to debut TOPO Distillery’s newest product: rum! In light of the tragedy in Texas, Florida & the Caribbean, we will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to Hurricane Harvey & Irma relief efforts. In addition, we will be hosting a raffle for a TOPO goodie basket which guests will be eligible to enter if they bring a receipt for a charitable donation made to any organization working to help with disaster relief. Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery first opened our doors on September 5th, 1996 – the same day that Hurricane Fran swept through Chapel Hill. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 21st birthday than by drinking hurricanes, and with our rum newly available, we can do just that! The party will feature live music from Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, Cajun-inspired small bites, rum cocktails and fun door prizes & giveaways, plus all the TOPO beer you already know and love.  Tickets are $50 per person for adults 21 only. Purchase of a ticket gets you admission to the party from 8-11PM, 2 drink tickets good for beer/wine/cocktails plus one complimentary cocktail on arrival, access to the hors d’oeuvres buffet, and an entry for our door prize drawing. Purchase your tickets at www.thetopofthehill.com/hurricanes-over-franklin today!
Sep
29
Fri
Kay Yow Cancer Fund’s Inaugural Golf Celebration @ Lonnie Poole Golf Course
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us as the Kay Yow Cancer Fund hosts its inaugural Golf Celebration at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, located just outside of downtown Raleigh. The event will honor the memory of legendary golf coach, Dot Gunnells, and raise money for ALL women’s cancers.

Time: 8:30 a.m. (Check-in), 10 a.m. (Shot-gun Start), Meal to follow

Captain’s Choice format

Space is limited to 24 teams, so register today!

Wine Walk benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund @ Waverly Place Shopping Center
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WINE WALK! Receive a sampling glass and passport for a $10 donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Stroll the shops at Waverly Place and visit the participating retailers for wine samples and special promotions.

$300 in prizes: Visit at least 8 participating retailers at any of the spring wine walks, get your wine walk passport stamped and return it to a Kay Yow tent or Triangle Wine Co. the night of the wine walk to be entered to win (wine sampling is not required).

Enjoy a 20% discount from Triangle Wine Co. the night of the wine walk on select wines sampled during the event. A list of wines available at a discount will be posted at Triangle Wine Co.

Participating retailers include:
BodyLase
CinéBistro
Color Me Mine
Delphi Fitness + Wellness
Elegant Stitches
Fresca Cafe & Gelato
Gigi’s Boutique
Gigi’s Cupcakes
Gonza Tacos Y Tequila
Parlor Blow Dry Bar
Shower Me With Love
Tasu Asian Bistro
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
The Joint Chiropractic
Triangle Wine Company
Violets Boutique
vomFASS Oils & Spices
Whisk
Whole Foods

Oct
7
Sat
Lemurpalooza – Duke Lemur Center @ Duke Lemur Center
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Party with Lemurs! Come meet these unique primates from Madagascar which are living in Durham at the Duke Lemur Center. Your $50 donation reserves your parking spot and allows you to choose a lemur for a symbolic adoption that lasts a year! Reservations must be made in advance.

Oct
8
Sun
Kids Rock 2017 @ Southern Village Green, Chapel Hill
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free Benefit Concert for Chapel Hill Cooperative Preschool

Live Music with Mister John Saylor and The Big Fat Gap!
http://www.bigfatgap.org/

Plus Activity Stations, Bake Sale, Face Painting and more! Activities & Refreshments are $1

If it rains, the show will still go on thanks to Local 506! We’ll see you there instead at the same time with the same line up and many of the same fun activities!

More information here:
https://www.facebook.com/KidsRock2017/
https://kidsrock8.eventbrite.com/

Oct
12
Thu
The Hill Center presents The Monti @ The Hill Center
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm

Join The Hill Center for an evening of storytelling in honor of our 40th Anniversary.

Curated and directed by local non-profit The Monti, storytellers with diverse connections to Hill will tell stories centered around the theme of COURAGE.

Proceeds support programs for students and educators who are courageous learners every day at The Hill Center.

Oct
15
Sun
Empty Bowls @ Weaver Street Market
Oct 15 all-day

TABLE will be hosting its Fifth Annual Empty Bowls event on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3:30–7:00pm at Weaver Street Market in downtown Carrboro. With your ticket, enjoy live music and receive a meal of hearty soup, sandwich and a dessert, as well as a locally-made pottery bowl. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Live music from local Americana and bluegrass musicians. 100% of the proceeds will go to help TABLE provide emergency food aid to local hungry children.

Oct
19
Thu
Bill Melega Lecture: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of America in World War i @ Varsity Theatre
Oct 19 all-day

“To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of America’s entrance into the First World War, the CHHS PTSA is partnering with the Varsity Theatre to host an evening with esteemed historian and nationally-recognized educator William V. (“Bill”) Melega, who will present his lecture, “Over There, Over There! 100th Anniversary of American in WWI.” A CHHS teacher for 22 years, Melega enlivens the standard historical content with expansive knowledge of historical events, insights into pivotal characters, and an ability to convey rich contextual details through story-telling, costumes, and artifacts.

Author Event: Christina Baker Kline @ 21c Museum Hotel
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Join Durham Literacy Center for a special event featuring #1 New York Times bestselling author, Christina Baker Kline, on October 19th, 2017. Christina will talk about her bestselling book, Orphan Train, copies of which will be available for purchase at the event. Christina will discuss the true story of the 250,000 orphaned and abandoned children sent on trains from the East Coast to the Midwest as indentured servants — and how she stumbled on this hidden piece of American history.

Preceding the author talk, there will be a short performance by The Pitchforks, the oldest a cappella group at Duke University.

EVENT TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS:

– Regular tickets for the 7:00 p.m. speaking event cost $30 each

– VIP tickets for the 5:30 p.m. private reception with Christina Baker Kline cost $100 each and include a signed, personalized copy of Orphan Train in The Vault at 21c

– Sponsorship opportunities are also available via Durham Literacy’s website. Call or e-mail to inquire.

Oct
25
Wed
Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint-Out and Wet Paint Sale @ Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop
Oct 25 – Nov 27 all-day

At the end of October, the Orange County Arts Commission and the Hillsborough Arts Council will present Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint-out and Wet Paint Sale. Plein air (open air) painters are invited to paint the landscapes and sites of Orange County, NC, for three days. The competition will culminate with an awards reception at the Hillsborough Arts Council before the start of Last Fridays Art Walk on Friday, October 27.

The Wet Paint Sale fundraiser, to benefit OCAC and HAC, starts at 6:30 pm on Friday and will run through the end of November. The sale of these framed ready-to-hang paintings will allow patrons the opportunity to purchase original works of art of notable Orange County locations, just in time for the holidays!

The juror of the competition will be painter John Beerman, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.