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Chapel Hill, Raleigh & Durham Festivals & Events -
and events further afield (North Carolina Day and Weekend Event Ideas)


2009

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January - December 2009

August
Sat., August 8, 2009
Hillsborough BikeFest 2009: 14th Annual Rural Heritage Tour, Hillsborough NC
Saturday, August 8, 2009
From the website: "Experience the bucolic scenery of farm life as you pedal through gently rolling terrain. Join the Carolina Tarwheels Bicycle Club for this annual event that brings up to 850 riders to Downtown Hillsborough for the Family Funride or on to the rural vistas along quiet country roads of Orange County. For registration information click here."

 

Weds., August 12, 2009
Perseid Meteor Shower

If weather permits, the Morehead Planetarium will hold a special Perseids skywatching session from 9 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Jordan Lake's Ebenezer Church Recreation Area (Near U.S. 64)

PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS EXPECTED TO PEAK the evening of Weds. AUGUST 12 through dawn on August 13, 2009
Educators from the Morehead Planetarium will bring telescopes for those who want to see the moon and Jupiter more clearly, and will offer guidance.  The Perseid meteor showers appear in the area of the constellation Perseus in the north-eastern sky.  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.  In case of inclement weather, check www.moreheadplanetarium.org or call (919) 549-6863 for a cancellation notice.

More about the Perseids (from http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy_calendar_2009.html:)  "The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. This year's peak occurs on the morning of August 12, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 - August 22. The waning gibbous moon will provide some interference in the early morning, so the best viewing will be in the evening before it rises. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. Look to the northeast after midnight."

 

Thurs., August 13, 2009
Music Makers at the Weaver Street Market - FREE Concert!
Weaver Street Market, Churton St., Hillsborough
Thursday, August 13, 2009, 6pm
From the HistoricHillsborough.org website: Music Makers at the Weaver Street Market - Come to Downtown Hillsborough on Thursday, August 13th, at 6:00pm for a free concert with guitar master Cool John Ferguson. Enjoy the presentation of local roots music and have some local food from Weaver Street Market. For more information contact Liz Rhine at liz@musicmaker.org or call 919-643-2456


www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-774.

 

Sat., August 15, 2009
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 15, 2009, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening (from May 6th through August 26th) featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Local and organic produce, flowers, wine, james, eggs, baked goods, and much more; also free activities for kids, including arts & crafts, games, and face painting.  Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
www.rivermillvillage.com
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sun., August 16, 2009 
Music in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art featuring the Mobius Quintet, NC Museum of Art,
Lowe's Pavilion
 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Sunday,
August 16, 2009  3pm.
Free
www.ncartmuseum.org
Thurs, August 20, 2009
2009 Chapel Hill Summer "Locally Grown" Music/Movies Series - Featuring Lost in the Trees & The Love Language (Indie music)
150 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC (Wallace Plaza, an urban park atop the Wallace Parking Deck)
Thursday, August 20, 7:30pm - 9pm
Town of Chapel Hill website

Thurs., August 20, 2009
Music Makers at the Weaver Street Market - FREE Concert!
Weaver Street Market, Churton St., Hillsborough
Thursday, August 20, 2009, 6pm
From the HistoricHillsborough.org website: Come to Downtown Hillsborough on Thursday, August 20th, at 6:00pm for a free concert with Abe Reid. Enjoy the presentation of local roots music and have some local food from Weaver Street Market. For more information contact Liz Rhine at liz@musicmaker.org or call 919-643-2456.


www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-774.

 

Fri., August 21, 2009
Arts in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art: OUTDOOR FILM:  The Duchess (starring Keira Knightley)  NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Friday,
August 21, 2009 8:00pm.  

$3 General Admission (unless otherwise noted)
Free to Museum members and children 6 and under.
Members must show current membership card and photo ID at the Museum Box Office.
919-715-5923
www.ncartmuseum.org
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009
:Back-to-School event at University Mall
Sat. August 22, 2009, 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Sat., August 22, 2009
Arts in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art: OUTDOOR FILM:  PAUL NEWMAN TRIBUTE: The Sting (starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford)  NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Saturday,
August 21, 2009 8:00pm.  

$3 General Admission (unless otherwise noted)
Free to Museum members and children 6 and under.
Members must show current membership card and photo ID at the Museum Box Office.
919-715-5923
www.ncartmuseum.org
Sat., August 22, 2009
Hillsborough Handmade Parade Workshop - More Details re Handmade Parade Workshops
Hillsborough location TBA
Saturday, August 22, 2009, 12-4pm

From the HistoricHillsborough.org website:  From Concept to Creation, Costume and Giant Puppet Making for Adults, ages 14 years and older, 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Explore your creative side! Donovan Zimmerman of Paperhand Puppet Intervention and Handmade Parade organizer Mark Donley from the Hillsborough Arts Council will lead this comprehensive two session workshop. You will learn specific skills and techniques to create a parade ensemble with lightweight costumes and giant puppets. This will be the final comprehensive workshop before the parade on October 17th. (Only 6 weekends remain until parade day after this workshop!) Handmade Parade Workshop - More details

www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-774.

 

Sat., August 22, 2009
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 22, 2009, 6pm - 8pm.

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening (from May 6th through August 26th) featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Local and organic produce, flowers, wine, james, eggs, baked goods, and much more; also free activities for kids, including arts & crafts, games, and face painting.  Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
www.rivermillvillage.com
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., August 22, 2009
33rd Annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown Cary
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, 9 am - 5 pm.
On the fourth Saturday in August, an estimated 60,000 people gather in downtown Cary to enjoy arts and crafts, food, and family entertainment.  Over 400 artisans.
(919) 469-4061.

Fri., August 28, 2009
Last Friday in Hillsborough
Friday, August 28, 2009, 6-9pm.
Last Fridays - Come to downtown Hillsborough from 6-9 pm on Friday, August 28th for Last Fridays, sponsored by the Hillsborough Arts Council. Enjoy live music, an art walk, various vendors, a free scoop of ice cream, and much more. For more information visit www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org or call (919) 643-2500.

 

Sat., August 28, 2009
Arts in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art: OUTDOOR FILM:  Gone with the Wind
Special 70th-Annivesary Screening Introduced by Daniel M. Selznick (son of David O. Selznick, the legendary Producer of Gone with the Wind,)
 NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Saturday,
August 28, 2009 8:00pm.  

$8 General Admission (unless otherwise noted)
$5 Museum members.
Members must show current membership card and photo ID at the Museum Box Office.
919-715-5923
www.ncartmuseum.org
Sat., August 29, 2009
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts  
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 22, 2009, 6pm - 8pm.  

Outdoor Concerts will take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening (from May 6th through August 26th) featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Local and organic produce, flowers, wine, james, eggs, baked goods, and much more; also free activities for kids, including arts & crafts, games, and face painting.  Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy some great music by the River.
www.rivermillvillage.com
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., August 29, 2009
Hillsborough Handmade Parade Workshop - More Details re Handmade Parade Workshops
Hillsborough location TBA
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 12-4pm

From the HistoricHillsborough.org website:  From Concept to Creation, Costume and Giant Puppet Making for Adults, ages 14 years and older, 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Explore your creative side! Donovan Zimmerman of Paperhand Puppet Intervention and Handmade Parade organizer Mark Donley from the Hillsborough Arts Council will lead this comprehensive two session workshop. You will learn specific skills and techniques to create a parade ensemble with lightweight costumes and giant puppets. This will be the final comprehensive workshop before the parade on October 17th.  Handmade Parade Workshop - More details

www.historichillsborough.org
(919) 732-774.

 

 

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