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May
25
Fri
2018 ACC Baseball Championship @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
May 25 @ 11:00 am – May 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Atlantic Coast Conference is excited to be back in Durham for the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship. The tournament will take place at Durham Bulls Athletic Park May 22-27. We have great ticket options available including our Bojangles Four Pack. This package includes four tickets and four $5 Bojangles gift cards to a weekend game of your choice for just $44. This offer is only available in advance and while supplies last. If you are interested in reserving tickets for finding out more information, call (336) 701-1420.

Parents’ Night Out Drop-Off Event @ Kidzu Children's Museum
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parents, you deserve a Friday night! Leave the childcare to us! Kids will enjoy a fun-filled night including exhibit play & exploration, a movie, and dinner. This is a drop-off event is for children ages 3-9 (must be potty-independent) from 6:00-9:00pm on select Fridays. Kids will exercise their minds, bodies, imagination and independence. $25 for the first child and $15 each additional child in the same household. Add early drop-off at 5:30pm for only $5 more per child. Advanced registration is required and space is limited.

Freight Train Blues – Ernie Vincent & Guitar Lightnin’ Lee @ Carrboro Town Commons
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Music Maker Relief Foundation and Carrboro Recreation & Parks present the Freight Train Blues Music Series: four Fridays of music, food, beer and community in the heart of Carrboro! Ernie Vincent is a quintessentially New Orleans musician, deftly fusing funk, soul, blues and pop into a wildly appealing style honed on the party scene of Bourbon Street. Hailing from New Orleans, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee has created a supercharged, blown-out style of New Orleans rock and roll and blues, with a raw and strutting edge.

May
26
Sat
Mix It Up with UNC Archaeology @ Kidzu Children's Museum
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Each week very special guests (local artists, scientists, and makers) bring their expertise to the Makery. This program is geared for older kids beginning at age 6. This week come and explore with the University of North Carolina’s Archaeology Department.

Jun
1
Fri
FREE CONCERT by SMILE the Band! @ Meadowmont Gazebo/Playground
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come out Friday, June 1st and enjoy a free concert, featuring SMILE the Band, playing all those great tunes you know and love from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! Bring your friends and family, a chair and a blanket, and kick-off the summer with a rock-n-rollin’ good time!
SMILE the Band, with Barry Herdon from The Party Nuts, is one of the best cover bands in the area. They provide music ranging from R&B, Motown, Disco, Funk, Classic & Modern Rock, Pop, Beach Classics, and Timeless Oldies. Singable, danceable, and thoroughly enjoyable for all audiences. Don’t miss this one!

FREE parking on site!

Please Note: In case of rain, call (919) 636-0598 or visit www.meadowmont.net/events for cancellation information.

Freight Train Blues – Eastern North Carolina Gospel Jubilee @ Carrboro Town Commons
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Music Maker Relief Foundation and Carrboro Recreation & Parks present the Freight Train Blues Music Series: four Fridays of music, food, beer and community in the heart of Carrboro! Eastern North Carolina is home to a thriving gospel tradition that has had both statewide and national influence. From quartet singing to sacred stride piano, gospel has been the backbone of many North Carolina communities. But get in the spirit and you can hear the driving, rhythmic styles that have shaped all popular music, from rock n roll, to blues, to hip hop. The Eastern North Carolina Gospel Jubilee features a lineup of gospel powerhouses, including The Glorifying Vines Sisters of Farmville, NC, James Barrett and the Golden Jubilees, Albert Harrison and the Gospel Tones, The Dedicated Men of Zion, and the Branchettes.

Jun
2
Sat
La Pizza Di Pulcinella Cat Rescue Fundraiser @ Goathouse Refuge, Inc.
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Rain or shine, enjoy live music, authentic Italian pizza baked in two outdoor wood-fired brick ovens, ceramics gallery & adoptable cats & kittens! Support the Goathouse Refuge cat rescue – a serene, cage-free cat rescue & beautiful gardens nestled in the woods of Pittsboro. Hear the Grammy-nominated MSG Blues Trio, Larry & the Musical Mebanaires of Mebanesville and Roddy Barnes. Proceeds rescue cats and kittens & provide medical care. No admission fee. $17 per pizza (16″ serves 4), $5 beer, tea/lemonade free. Family friendly! Reserve your pizza(s) by May 31, 7:00pm: pizza.at.goathouse.reservations@gmail.com or call 919-542-6815

Jun
8
Fri
Day Out With Thomas™ at Tweetsie Railroad @ Tweetsie Railroad
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm

Toot! Toot! Experience Day Out With Thomas like never before at Tweetsie Railroad. Ride the train behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hat, play in Imagination Station and enjoy storytelling and live music! PLUS have a full day at Tweetsie Railroad with amusement rides, deer park zoo, panning for gold, live entertainment and more!
This event takes place from June 8 to June 17, 2018. Tickets include one ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends themed activities and admission to the theme park. Free for children age 2 and under, $30 for children age 3-12, and $45 for adults age 13 and older.

Freight Train Blues – Harvey Dalton Arnold & A.J. Ghent @ Carrboro Town Commons
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Music Maker Relief Foundation and Carrboro Rec & Parks present the Freight Train Blues Music Series: four Fridays of music, food, beer, and community in the heart of Carrboro! Harvey Dalton Arnold grew up in the eastern North Carolina town of Rose Hill, where the sounds of deep bluegrass, blues, and the black gospel tradition permeated his childhood. In 1976, Arnold joined the pioneering southern rock group The Outlaws, and played bass for them for nearly a decade. A.J. Ghent is a third-generation singer-songwriter and lap and pedal steel guitar player. Originally from Fort Pierce, Florida and currently based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Ghent comes from a legacy of famous lap steel guitar players, including great uncle Willie Eason, father Aubrey Ghent Sr. and grandfather Henry Nelson, the founder of the “Sacred Steel” rhythmic style that now reaches across the country.

Jun
9
Sat
Puppet Show for the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program Kick Off @ Carrboro Branch Library
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Puppet Show performance for the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Programs Kick Off. Come see a puppet show and make a paper bag puppet. Carrboro Library June 9th, Saturday 10:30-11:30 am. Recommended ages 4-8 years. Carrboro Library located inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road Chapel Hill 27516. Additional performance at the Hillsborough Library on Friday, June 15th at 2:00 located at 137 W. Margaret Lane Hillsborough 27278. FREE. Puppet Show Incorporated is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. https://www.puppetshowinc.org/

Jul
4
Wed
July 4th Fireworks Celebration @ Kenan Memorial Stadium
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm

Food trucks, face painting, spin art, photo booth, stilt walkers and more old-fashioned family fun! Fireworks start at 9:30 PM.

Sep
14
Fri
Tar Heel Downtown @ 140 W. Franklin St. Plaza
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tar Heel Downtown is a pep rally atmosphere and fan experience of Franklin Street, featuring a live outdoor concert, interactive games for kids and families, face painting and more. The UNC Marching Tar Heels and cheerleaders will be there – and of course, Rameses will be too!

Sep
22
Sat
Run 4 Peace – Run/Walk for Homestart @ Unity Center of Peace
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm

Come out and have some fun at our 3rd Annual Run 4 Peace! We will have free prize drawings, refreshments and live entertainment after the race! This run/walk takes place on the Pumpkin Loop in Chapel Hill.

This race will benefit HomeStart, a homeless shelter for women and families in Orange County.

You can find out all of the race details and sign up using the link to the race!