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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.

May
28
Mon
MURPH Workout of the Day @ CrossFit Homeward in University Place by Southern Seasons
May 28 all-day

Take the Murph Challenge or simply come to watch and cheer us on as we honor our fallen heroes, those who have served our country in the armed forces. Every Memorial Day, CrossFitters come together to do the favorite work out of Lt. Michael Murphy, a devoted CrossFitter who died during service in Afghanistan in 2005. If you want to compete nationally, you’ll have to register. If you want to watch, that’s free.

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
Parents’ Night Out Drop-Off Event @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Jun 8 @ 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. Add early drop-off at 5:30pm for only $5 more per child. Advanced registration is required and space is limited.

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/

Jun
14
Thu
Day Out With Thomas™ at Tweetsie Railroad @ Tweetsie Railroad
Jun 14 @ 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.

Jun
17
Sun
Father’s Day Prime Rib Dinner @ City Kitchen
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come celebrate all the incredible men in your life this Father’s Day at City Kitchen. We will be hosting a delicious dinner in honor of these fantastic gentlemen. Our featured special for the evening will be a decadently juicy PRIME RIB special! We will be offering a 12oz cut of Herb Crusted Prime Rib in a red wine demi-glace with horseradish cream,parmesan mashed potatoes, and roasted asparagus for $30! You can even make it a surf and turf with an shrimp scampi skewer for $5!

This special will have limited availability, so we encourage you to reserve your order with your reservation if you are interested. We’ll also be offering $4.50 draft beers ALL DAY LONG!

Jun
21
Thu
Exceptional Children’s Family Program @ Art Therapy Institute
Jun 21 @ 2:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm

Bringing art therapy to the families of children with exceptional needs!

The Art Therapy Institute has been working in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools with the Exceptional Children’s Program for the past ten years. We would like to expand our work to support the families of our EC students as well. We are happy to announce three summer art therapy groups in June and July that are geared towards supporting the families of EC students!

Parent Group:
Open to parents or caregivers of EC students
Focusing on self-care, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques
Will correspond to the Extended School Year schedule so more parents can attend (bi-weekly mornings in July)
Duration: Hour and a half two times per week
Cost: $130 for all 6 sessions or $30 per session
Groups will meet on the following days/times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00AM-11:30AM: 7/9, 7/11, 7/16, 7/18, 7/23, 7/25

Sibling Group:
Open to siblings of EC students
Focusing on stress relief, self-esteem, and sense of identity
Starting in mid-June
Duration: One hour per week
Cost: $90 for all 6 weeks or $20 per session
Groups will meet on the following days/times: Mondays from 2:30-3:30PM: 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30

Family Group:
Open to EC students and their family members
Open studio format where families get to use materials of their choice and make art together
Focusing on positive communication, collaboration, and creating moments of connection and play
Starting in mid-June (afternoon or evenings)
Duration: Hour and a half per week
Cost: $90 for all 6 weeks or $20 per session
Groups will meet on the following days/times: Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30PM: 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31

Jun
22
Fri
Yoga Frog Story Time with Nora Carpenter @ Flyleaf Books
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join author and certified yoga instructor Nora Carpenter for an interactive presentation of her picture book, YOGA FROG. Young participants are invited to perform the poses along with Frog as Nora reads the book. Nora will also discuss yoga’s myriad benefits for children, the difference between teaching kids and adult yoga, and offer tips for establishing a yoga practice in a school or home setting, followed by a Q&A.
Note: Feel free to bring a yoga mat if you’d like, but it’s definitely not required! This event is free to attend, and target age group is 4 to 8 years old (but not exclusively)

Parents’ Night Out @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Jun 22 @ 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. Add early drop-off at 5:30pm for only $5 more per child. Advanced registration is required and space is limited.

Jun
23
Sat
Chapel Hill Country Club Open House @ Chapel Hill Country Club
Jun 23 all-day

You’re invited! June 23rd 12-3pm
We welcome you and your family to come see what club membership is all about! Whether you are familiar with our Club or it’s your first time visiting a country club, we would love for you to come see why CHCC has been the second home for countless Chapel Hill families since 1922!

Come for a tour and then receive a pass enjoy and experience the club’s atmosphere first hand on another day with a round of golf, time on the courts or pool time.

Please let us know you can attend!

Jul
1
Sun
Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Kidzu Childrens Museum
Jul 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Puppet Show Incorporated presents a Story Time, Puppet Show and Make and Take Art Activity inspired by Eric Carle’s popular book The Grouchy Ladybug at various community locations. Recommended ages are 4-9. Cost: Free at Carrboro Library, Hillsborough Library and GiGi’s Plahouse. Pay What You Can Sunday at Kidzu Childrens Museum.
Dates & Times:
Kidzu Children’s Museum Sunday, July 1st 1:30-2:30
Carrboro Library Saturday July 7th 10:30-11:30
GiGi’s Playhouse Down’s Syndrome Achievement Center Raleigh Saturday, July 21st
10:30-11:30 * registration required due to space limits
Hillsborough Library Sunday, July 22nd 2:00-3:00

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.

Jul
7
Sat
Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library
Jul 7 all-day

Puppet Show Incorporated presents a Story Time, Puppet Show and Make and Take Art Activity inspired by Eric Carle’s popular book The Grouchy Ladybug at various community locations. Recommended ages are 4-9. Cost: Free at Carrboro Library, Hillsborough Library and GiGi’s Plahouse. Pay What You Can Sunday at Kidzu Childrens Museum.

Dates & Times:

Carrboro Branch Library Saturday July 7th 10:30-11:30
GiGi’s Playhouse Down’s Syndrome Achievement Center Raleigh Saturday, July 21st
10:30-11:30 * registration required due to space limits
Hillsborough Library Sunday, July 22nd 2:00-3:00