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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
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/

Jan
23
Tue
Open Studio Explorations @ Our PlayHouse Preschool
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our Chapel Hill campus is hosting several Open Studio Explorations for parents and children (walking to prekindergarten). Open Studio Explorations are hour long, open ended experiences where children are invited to use the materials in the studio to create at their own pace. Please visit our website to learn more and RSVP to reserve a spot. http://ourplayhousepreschool.com/open-studio-explorations/

Jan
28
Sun
Open House & Community Event @ Our PlayHouse Preschool
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our January Open House & Community Event. This drop in event allows parents and children to explore the classrooms and meet the staff. We will also be working together to build two murals for our school playgrounds.

Open House & Community Event @ Our PlayHouse Preschool
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our January Open House & Community Event. This drop in event allows parents and children to explore the classrooms and meet the staff. We will also be working together to build two murals for our school playgrounds.

Jan
31
Wed
Artisan Sale at WomanCraft Gifts @ WomanCraft Gifts
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.

Feb
3
Sat
Whirlikids Bookfest @ Whirlikids Bookfest
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join McIntyre’s Books for a special book festival featuring storytime, readings, book signings and more from elementary and middle reader authors!
10-11:30am Storytime, picture book and early elementary authors
11:30am-12:30pm Picture and early elementary author book signings in The Barn
1-3pm Middle grade author panels in The Barn
3-4pm Middle grade author book signings in The Barn
What else should you expect?
Crafts
Photobooth
Face Painting
Lots of books and fun!
Kids of all real levels, ages 3 and up are invited to this event. While you’re in the Village, enjoy lunch at The Granary or The Goat, explore the gardens and meet the farm animals in our Belted Barnyard!
Don’t forget to share your excitement on social media using #Whirlikids!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.

FEATURED AUTHORS INCLUDE
Alan Gratz, Refugee
 – Refugee is a New York Times Bestseller and was just named one of New York Times’ Best Books of the Year!
 
Sarah Mlynowski, Upside Down Magic: #4: Dragon Overnight, Whatever After Series
 
Emily Jenkins, A Greyhound A Groundhog
 
Stacy McAnulty, Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
 
Lauren Myracle, Dragon Overnight, Wishing Day, Flower Power and more
 
Ursula Vernon, Dragonbreath, Hamster Princess, and more
 
Karina Yan Glaser, The Vanderbeekers of 141st St.
 – The Vanderbeekers of 141st St. was just named a New York Times Notable Book of 2017!
 
Linda Ashman, Williams Winter Nap
 
Joan Holub, This Little Trailblazer
 
Camille Andros, Charlotte the Scientist Gets Squished
 
Tameka Fryer Brown, My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
 
Annette Simon, Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
 
Frances O’Roark Dowell, Sam the Man
 
Ali Standish, The Ethan I was Before
Her book just won the NC Young People’s Literature Award, and is nominated for the Carnegie Award in the UK!
 
Leah Henderson, One Shadow on the Wall
 
Eleanora Tate, Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance
 
John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton
 
Angela Dominguez, Stella Diaz Has Something to Say
 
A special thank you to Scholastic Inc., Schwartz & Wade, HMH Books for Young Readers, Disney-Hyperion, Little Simon, Henry Holt and Co., Candlewick, Viking Books for Young Readers, Clarion Books and more for their support.

Feb
10
Sat
Special Storytime with Ladybug Girl @ McIntyre's Books
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet beloved book character Ladybug Girl and share stories of love and friendship at this special story time event at McIntyre’s. The Ladybug Girl series showcases the themes of imagination, empowerment, compromise and courage — not to mention a love of the outdoors.
Enjoy fun crafts and treats as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Dress up encouraged!
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.

Special Storytime with Ladybug Girl @ McIntyre's Books
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet beloved book character Ladybug Girl and share stories of love and friendship at this special story time event at McIntyre’s. The Ladybug Girl series showcases the themes of imagination, empowerment, compromise and courage — not to mention a love of the outdoors.
Enjoy fun crafts and treats as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Dress up encouraged!
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.

Feb
17
Sat
Story Time, Puppet Show & Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity on Saturday, Feb. 17th from 10:30-11:30 am at the Carrboro Branch Library located inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road Chapel Hill 27516. The activities are inspired by the book Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. Recommended ages are 4-9. Free. (rescheduled from January due to inclement weather). This program brought to you by Carrboro Branch Library and Puppet Show Incorporated. For more info. 919-969-3006 jsmith@orangecountync.gov or puppetshowinc@gmail.com. https://www.puppetshowinc.org/
http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/library/index.php

Feb
18
Sun
Children’s Program Sunday Mornings, 9:00-11:00 @ Chapel Hill Zen Center
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Zen Center’s Children’s program offers children four years and older a place in the Zen Center sangha through a variety of activities, including meditation, story, craft, song, and movement, as well as participation in Zen Center events and celebrations throughout the year. In each meeting, the children have the space and time to practice living mindfully and learn about Buddhist teachings and contexts while giving their parents an opportunity to meditate in the concurrent adult program.

To sign up, or for more information, please contact Maura High, the program coordinator, at maurahigh@gmail.com.

Upcoming dates: March 11 & 25, April 8 & 29, May 20, June 3

Feb
20
Tue
Open Studio Explorations @ Our PlayHouse Preschool
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our Chapel Hill campus is hosting several Open Studio and art exploration days for parents and children (walking to prekindergarten) during Winter and Spring of 2018.

Our Open Studio Explorations are hour long, open ended experiences where children are invited to use the materials in the studio to create at their own pace. Our Studio is actually a smaller space created in our Community Space – a large centrally located room in our school where we come together as a school community for a multitude of events.

We have invitations set up to stimulate creativity and engagement, and our teachers will be present to support ideas and facilitate work with projects. Parents and caregivers participate by helping children achieve their ideas, without doing the work for them.

There will always be one large collaborative piece of art for members of the group to work on, as well as the opportunity to work on individual pieces as well.

Feb
24
Sat
Chapel Hill High School Baseball Team Hit-A-Thon @ Chapel Hill High School Baseball Field
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am

The CHHS Baseball Team is hosting a Hit-A-Thon Fundraiser to help cover costs needed to operate the baseball program. Future Tigers, ‘retired’ Tigers and Tiger Fans of all ages have a turn to take 10 swings at the plate for a $5 donation. A prize of Tiger apparel and an autographed Tiger baseball will be awarded to the winner of each age group. You can also visit our Tiger Baseball donation website: https://99pledges.com/fund/ChapelHillHighSchoolBaseball

Apr
28
Sat
Girls on the Run of the Triangle Spring 5k @ American Tobacco Campus
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Apr
29
Sun
JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon @ Chapel Hill Country Club
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am

Swim, bike, and run for a great cause. This kids triathlon benefits families fighting childhood cancer at Duke Children’s and UNC Children’s Hospital. April 29th at the Chapel Hill Country Club, for all ability levels, ages 6-14. JUST TRYAN IT helps families in need while instilling a sense of philanthropy and service in children, fostering empathy and empowering them to make a difference. For more information, visit our website. REGISTER TODAY!