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January - December 2010

August
Thurs, August 5, 2010
2010 Chapel Hill Summer "Locally Grown" Music/Movies Series - Featuring the 1995 movie "Babe"
150 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC (Wallace Plaza, an urban park atop the Wallace Parking Deck)
Thursday, August 5, 8pm
Town of Chapel Hill website

Sat., August 7, 2010
Hillsborough BikeFest 2010: 15th Annual Rural Heritage Tour, Hillsborough NC
Saturday, August 7, 2010

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."

 

Sat., August 7, 2010 
Music in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art featuring Los Lobos, NC Museum of Art,
Lowe's Pavilion
 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Saturday,
August 7, 2010  8pm.
Tickets$
www.ncartmuseum.org
Sat., August 7, 2010 
Pittsboro First Sunday ***on Saturday*** August 7, 2010, 4pm - 8pm
Downtown Pittsboro.  Over 30 local artists and crafts people will be offering their wares in downtown Historic Pittsboro on Saturday evening (normally on Sunday, but held on SATURDAY for August 2010).  Enjoy great food and bluegrass music and browse the unique shops and galleries in charming Historic Pittsboro.
www.pittsboroshops.com
Thurs, August 12, 2010
2010 Chapel Hill Summer "Locally Grown" Music/Movies Series - Featuring the movie "Goonies"
150 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC (Wallace Plaza, an urban park atop the Wallace Parking Deck)  Come to the Wallace Plaza, on top of the Wallace Parking Deck, all summer long for great free outdoor concerts and movies.
Thursday, August 12, 8pm
Town of Chapel Hill website

Thurs., August 12, 2010
Perseid Meteor Shower

If weather permits, the Morehead Planetarium will hold a special Perseids skywatching session from 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at:

Jordan Lake's Ebenezer Church Recreation Area (Near U.S. 64)

http://www.moreheadplanetarium.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&filename=skywatch_calendar.html

PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS EXPECTED TO PEAK the evening of Thurs. AUGUST 12 through dawn on Fri. August 13, 2010
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."

Read more about the Perseid Meteor Shower: http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors/

 

Sat., August 14, 2010
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring The Lizzy Ross Band
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 14, 2010, 6pm - 8pm.  (Farmer's Market 5pm - 8pm)

Outdoor Concerts take place from 6pm - 8pm every Saturday evening (from May through August) featuring an array of acclaimed bands and performers. Local and organic produce, flowers, wine, jams, 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.  SO MUCH FUN!  Great for the whole family.
www.rivermillvillage.com
(336) 376-3122.

 

Sat., August 14, 2010 and Sat. August 21, 2010 (2-Saturday Workshop)
Hillsborough Handmade Parade Workshop - More Details re Handmade Parade Workshops
Hillsborough United Church of Christ 220 Davis RD (on the corner of Old 86)
Saturday, August 14, 2010, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

From Concept to Creation: Costume and puppet-making workshops (For all ages; Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Explore your creative side!  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 16th.  Handmade Parade Workshop - More details

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

 

Sun., August 15, 2010 
Music in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art featuring Dan Zanes and Friends, NC Museum of Art,
Lowe's Pavilion
 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Sunday,
August 15, 2010  4pm.
Free
www.ncartmuseum.org
Thurs, August 19, 2010
2010 Chapel Hill Summer "Locally Grown" Music/Movies Series - Featuring the COOL movie "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (starring George Clooney as the voice of the Fantastic Mr. Fox himself)
150 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC (Wallace Plaza, an urban park atop the Wallace Parking Deck)

Come to the Wallace Plaza, on top of the Wallace Parking Deck, THURSDAY nights all summer long for great free outdoor concerts and movies.

Thursday, August 19, 8pm
Town of Chapel Hill website

Thurs., August 19, 2010
Music Makers at the Weaver Street Market - FREE Concert! Featuring Charles Pettee
Weaver Street Market, Churton St., Hillsborough
Thursday, August 19, 2010, 6pm
Come to Downtown Hillsborough on Thursday, August 19th, at 6:00pm for a free concert with Charles Pettee. Enjoy the presentation of local roots music and have some local food from Weaver Street Market.

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

 

Fri., August 20, 2010
Arts in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art: OUTDOOR FILM:  The Big Lebowski (starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman)  NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Friday,
August 20, 2010 8:30pm.  

$4 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 21, 2010
Arts in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art: OUTDOOR FILM:  Crazy Heart (starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell) NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Friday,
August 21, 2010 8:30pm.  

$4 General Admission (unless otherwise noted)
Free to Museum members.
Members must show current membership card and photo ID at the Museum Box Office.
919-715-5923
www.ncartmuseum.org
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
Annual Back-to-School event at University Mall
Sat. August 21, 2010, 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet the Schools, Research After School Programs, Give Back (donate school supplies to kids in need).

http://www.universitymallnc.com/calendar/event/69

 

Sat., August 21, 2010 (and Sat. August 14, 2010  (2-Saturday Workshop)
Hillsborough Handmade Parade Workshop - More Details re Handmade Parade Workshops
Hillsborough United Church of Christ 220 Davis RD (on the corner of Old 86)
Saturday, August 21, 2010, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

From the HistoricHillsborough.org website:  From Concept to Creation, Costume and Giant Puppet Making (All ages; ages 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Explore your creative side and make a large-scale parade puppet during 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 16th.  Handmade Parade Workshop - More details

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

 

Sat., August 21, 2010
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts - Featuring Holy Ghost Tent Revival
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 21, 2010, 6pm - 8pm. (Farmer's Market 5pm - 8pm)

Outdoor Concerts 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.

 

Fri., August 27, 2010
Last Friday in Hillsborough
Friday, August 28, 2010, 6-9pm.
Last Fridays - Come to downtown Hillsborough from 6-9 pm on Friday, August 27th 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.

 

Fri., August 27, 2010
Arts in the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art: OUTDOOR FILM:  The Breakfast Club NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC
Friday,
August 27, 2010 8:30pm.  

$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 28, 2010
Saturdays in Saxaphaw Farmer's Market and Outdoor Music Concerts  Featuring Mandolin Orange
1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC 27340.  (Further afield - @ 1/2 hour from Chapel Hill/Carrboro locations.)
Sat., August 28, 2010, 6pm - 8pm.  (5pm - 8pm Farmers' Market)

Outdoor Concerts 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, jams, 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 28, 2010
34th Annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown Cary
Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, 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.  August 2010 Update: WORLD'S BIGGEST DOLL at CARY 2010 LAZY DAZE Be a part of an attempt to create the world's largest doll! Jason Lynch, owner of E. G. Bear Company in West Virginia will be at the festival to create a 50 ft tall Lazy Daze Man named Cary! Patrons are invited to participate for a nominal fee.
(919) 469-4061.

Sat., August 28, 2010
WoodsRock II Music Festival - Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Pittsboro, NC
Saturday, August 28, 2010, 10am - 9:15pm

A benefit for Transportation, sponsored by The Woods Charter School Foundation, featuring bands: Janet Place and Friends, Cole Park, Too Much Fun, The Breaks, Old 86, and more!  Tickets: Family/Adult/Student (under 5 free) Presale: $22/$10/$5;  Day of Event: $27/$12/$9.

Celebrate a day of great music and food provided by Kerala Curry Indian, Barney's Hot Dogs and Barbeque, Only Burgers, and Masterpiece Ice Cream.

www.woodscharter.org/woodsrock

 

Sat., August 28, 2010 (and every Saturday in September 2010)
9th Annual Come Out and Play Sculpture Show - Opening Reception, JimGin Farm, a Chatham County horse farm, 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro, NC  27312. August 28, 2010, 12pm - 8pm

Come and celebrate the opening reception featuring the work of 57 sculptors on display at the JimGin Farm in Chatham County (Pittsboro). Come eat, drink, and support the LOCAL arts!  (Children and families are welcome!) Each Saturday in September 2010 there will be a party from 4pm until dark to celebrate the sculpture.  Free admission (picnic food and drinks will be provided); members of the North Carolina Songwriters Coop will play at all events.  For a detailed invitation with directions visit www.carrboro.com/comeoutandplay or call 919-942-3252.

 

 

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