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SERIES: September 11-26, 2010 NC Science Festival
For the calendar of events visit www.ncsciencefestival.org
Sat., and Sun., September 4-5, 2010
35th Annual Old Fashioned Farmer's Day
at the G.T. Petty Memorial Fairgrounds, Silk Hope, NC
Sat., and Sun., September 4-5, 2010
Celebrate an American Way of Life and Old Fashioned Farming
with lots of events and entertainment all weekend, including:
country entertainment, antique tractor pulls ,
restored antique farm equipment in use, antique tractors and autos,
old time farm crafts demonstrations, working farm animals in action,
children's pony and fair rides, children's farm animals on display (petting
zoo), children's pedal tractor pull, food, home made ice cream, arts,
crafts & flea market vendors and musical entertainment (country,
gospel, bluegrass, and southern rock, folk dancers and clogging).
Old Fashioned Farmer's Day WEBSITE:
Come and visit the
Marvel at how things were done! Think
of all the advances that have been made through the years!
You will see many skills and technologies which have
been almost forgotten over the years!
to add to our antique Farm-related Treasures. Last year we added a
Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shop reconstructed from and abandoned
Deep River Coal Company site in Chatham County. Visit us in 2010 to see
year our extensive working display of Antique Steam Power drew
the attention of
of the Public
Broadcasting System's The Woodwrights Shop series, who
filmed an episode during the Event!
[See all sorts of amazing antique equipment
at work during the Festival!]
Steam-Powered Engine in the Pugh Memorial Ice Cream Building,
powers several Churns can each turn out five gallons of Home-Made Ice
Cream at a time!] The Delicious Ice Cream
is available to you at the
Ice Cream Building!
featured is an Antique Tractor Display, an Antique Car
Display, Antique Farm Machinery (some in operation), Corn Shredding,
a Shingle Mill, hit-and-miss Engines, and a
Rock Crushing Machine.
You may wish
to purchase some excellent Old-Fashioned Corn Meal made on site
during the Festival in our Grist Mill Building, and perhaps pick
up some tasty Old-Fashioned Molasses made on site from
locally-grown Sugar Sorghum in our Sorghum Press and Wood-Fired
our Farm Animals in Working Harness carrying out such chores as
Rock Crushing, Plowing, and other demonstrations!
Farm Animal Competitions in which animals raised by local children
are judged, as well as many other activities for all ages.
Quality Entertainment throughout the Festival includes Gospel
Singing, Bluegrass Music, Folk Dancing, a Flea Market, Antiques, Crafts,
and much more.
Great Food and Fixings include Pork Barbecue (is there any other?),
Fried Chicken Tenders, Hot Dogs, Home-Made Ice Cream, and many other
Old Fashioned Farmers Day Festival is located
1 hour west of Raleigh, NC off US 64; 1 hour southeast of
Greensboro via US 421 and US 64; 45 minutes south of Burlington, NC via
NC 87 and Lindley Mill/Silk Hope-Lindley Mill Rd. 6 miles NE of Siler
City, Chatham County, NC . [Approx. 30-45 minutes from Chapel Hill]
Get Directions / Read more about the
Silk Hope NC Old
Fashioned Farmer's Day
Admission fee, children under 10 free; Senior
Citizens receive a discount.
(919) 742-2972 or (919) 742-4881.
10 - 19, 2010
North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Fletcher, NC (much further afield,
near the Asheville Airport)
1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
Annual Mountain State Fair features kids' activities, carnival rides
(Powers Great American Midway), livestock competitions, live music
(including bluegrass, old-time and gospel), giant produce including
pumpkins, watermelons, and sunflowers, antique farm equipment display, Farm
Adventure Tent (watch the mama pig with her piglets, the baby ducklings on
the water slide and some hands-on barnyard activities for the children),
watch a chainsaw artist sculpt wood with a
chainsaw, transforming a block of wood into a bear, eagle or fish right before your
eyes; Heritage Walk (take a walk through the past and learn about family traditions and mountain folks way of
life; see crafters at work); lots of fun events and exhibits for everyone;
lots of fun for families and kids!
September 10, 2010
Children's Choir Public Performance at Trinity School
4011 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC
Friday, September 10,
2010, 7:00 pm
The joyful and exuberant African Children's
Choir will perform at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill on September
10, 2010 at 7pm. The African Children's Choir is a group of 8 - 12
year olds, most of whom are orphans, from Africa (based in Kampala, Uganda).
Children from across Africa audition for the choir, and the children chosen
to be members of the choir are guaranteed free tuition and room and board
through college. The African Children's Choir has been performing since
1984; new groups of children replace the prior group of children after each
tour (each group in the choir tours for approximately 9 months.)
To learn more about the African Children's Choir (and see a
video clip featuring "A
History of the Choir in 3 and a Half Minutes") visit
Additional Performances: Friday,
September 10, 2010, 6:00pm, and at the 9 and 11 am services on Sun. Sept.
12th at Grace Church of Chapel Hill, 200 Sage Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
September 11 - 12, 2010
||Museum of Life +
Science, 433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
Saturday, September 11,
2010, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, September 12, 2010, 12pm - 5pm
AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
Explore the Science Behind the Entertainment Industry
featuring STAR WARS characters!
Interact with Star Wars
characters, and learn the trade secrets to stunt and fight
choreography, voiceovers, motion picture sound effects and more!
Emmy Award-winning special effects make-up artist and director Dean
Jones will be on-hand displaying his masks and making up models.
His impressive credentials include Pirates of the Caribbean, Day of
the Dead, Star Trek and more!
From the Museum of Life + Science
Hollywood is coming to the
Museum of Life and Science!
Take a sneakpeak into the science of the movie and entertainment
industry. You can interact with Star Wars characters, and learn the
trade secrets to stunt and fight choreography, voiceovers, motion
picture sound effects, and so much more! Several of Hollywood's
behind the scenes finest will be on-hand to show you how it's done!
Details at www.lifeandscience.org
Meet Star Wars characters from
the Carolina 501st Garrison, the North Carolina/South Carolina
chapter of the 501st Legion, an all-volunteer international Star
Wars costuming organization with more than 4,000 active members
representing more than 45 nations. Since these are volunteers, the
Museum can not guarantee specific characters.
September 11, 2010
Colonial Kids Day in Hillsborough, NC -
Hosted by the Orange County Historical Museum and the Burwell School
Burwell School Historic Site, 201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC
Saturday, September 11, 2010, (2010 HOURS TBA
- FYI - in 2009 the hours were 1pm-4:30pm)
Orange County Historical Museum and
Burwell School Historic Site will host Colonial Kids Day at the Burwell
School Historic Site, where
children can participate in colonial games, a fashion show, and a lemonade
party. They can learn about colonial medicine and watch a weaving
demonstration. The museum is located at 201 N. Churton St and there is an
admission fee. Advanced registration is encouraged. Limited number
of tickets available/limited participants, so reserve your tickets early.
Call (919) 732-2201 for more information.
Sept. 11, 2010
|| Tobacco Harvest Festival and Mock
Auction at the Duke Homestead.
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
September 11, 2010, 10am - 4pm
Costumed interpreters demonstrate traditional tobacco harvesting, stringing, and curing. Hear the sounds of the only tobacco auction left in Durham. Enjoy historic games, music, and refreshments. Throughout
the day, enjoy the hornworm festival, which will be highlighted by the 3rd
Annual Duke Homestead Hornworm Race.
Sept. 11, 2010
2010 at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1029.
"The Plaza, Capitol Grounds, and all four floors of the Museum will be
filled with buggy fun! "
Saturday, September 11, 2010 9am - 7pm.
Also BugFest Evening Insectival, Sat.
Sept. 11 5 ? 7 pm
Jones Street, The Plaza, the Capitol Grounds and the first and second floors
of the Museum will be teeming with live bands, bug stations, a nocturnal
insect tour and a street carnival.
There is lots of buggy fun to be had at the 14th Annual BugFest event at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences!
The nation's largest single-day bug event, BugFest?held annually at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh?offers quirky bug-filled fun for adventurous people of all ages. Learn about arthropods, which make up three-quarters of all animals on Earth.
See unusual insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Taste delectable dishes featuring creepy crawlers as a major ingredient at Caf?
Educational and entertaining displays, exhibits and activities?both inside and outside the Museum?will highlight BugFest!
In prior years the BugFest has been host to amazing and bizarre live animals such as the foot-long Malaysian walking stick, the venomous giant South American centipede, and an Amazonian bird-eating spider as big as a dinner plate!
From the website: * Enjoy the
entertaining displays, exhibits and activities ? both inside and outside
* Learn about arthropods, which make up three-quarters of all animals on
Earth, during fascinating presentations.
* Taste delectable dishes featuring creepy crawlers as a major
ingredient at Caf?Insecta.
* Join the moths, fireflies and katydids for an exhilarating evening of
nocturnal activities at the Evening Insectival.
* Beekeeping Workshop
* Bring an unusual bug to the Stump the Experts table
This year's theme is aquatic bugs!
(919) 733-7450 or toll-free (877) 4NATSCI
September 11, 2010
||NC Museum of Art
Summer Concert Series - featuring Paperhand Puppet Intervention:
NC Museum of Art, (Outdoor)
Theater in the Museum Park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd.,
Saturday, September 11,
2010, 6:30 pm
From the NC Museum of Art website:
"There's nothing quite like the
experience of an outdoor show by North Carolina's renowned
Paperhand Puppet Intervention.
Myth, magic, and pageantry abound as fantastical creatures and settings
transform the Park Theater stage, all accented with original live music.
Islands Unknown is an odyssey
epic that travels to the depths of the imagination and the very ends of
the earth. The heroine, a wandering young girl, finds herself in a
mysterious library that is being consumed by a rising sea of
information. Soon she is afloat, on a paper boat, with a goat heading
toward an adventure full of animals and beasts, mustachioed men and
pirates, monsters, furies, and even gods.
Please note: [The Museum] will be
offering a family-friendly menu including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn,
and more at this event."
General admission: $15, $10 Members
Children 3?12: $7.50
Children 2 and under: Free
- Sunday, September 18-20, 2009
(29th Anniversary) Greek Festival, at the Expo Center, NC State
Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
Church, Raleigh, NC with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Habitat
for Humanity. Authentic Greek food, pastries, Taverna, Live Bouzouki Band,
entertainment, Greek dancing, coffee shop, cooking demonstrations,
gift shops and more. Admission fee; children 12 and under free.
Click here for
FREE TICKET ($3.00 value)
September 18 - Sun. September 19, 2010
Triangle 5th Annual Farm Tour hosted by the Carolina Farm Stewardship
September 18 - Sun. September 19, 2010, 1pm -
5pm. Rain or shine!
Enjoy a great day out visiting local farms and support sustainable local
The goal of the farm tour is
"to help connect you and your family with
where your food comes from, who is growing it and how it is being grown.
Too often, when you ask a child where their food comes from, they say
the grocery store. It was only two generations ago when most
people grew up on farms. It's time to reestablish the connection
between consumers and farming before it is completely lost. Local
and organic food systems are critical to preserving our rural agrarian
landscape and achieving long-term socio-economic sustainability.
All of us, from farmer to distributor to consumer, play a role in
creating a sustainable agriculture."
To take the Tour:
Load up a car with friends and family, find participating farms on the
maps, and head out to the countryside for a day at the farms!
Advance Tickets $25 per car for all farms; Day of Tour Tickets $30 for
all farms: $10 per farm (buy buttons at the first farm you visit.)
www.carolinafarmstewards.org and at the Raleigh, Cary, and Durham,
and Chapel Hill Whole Foods Markets, and Harmony Farms in Raleigh.
(Or buy Day of Tour tickets at the first farm you visit.)
Tips for taking
the tour: (1) Bring a cooler! You will be able to
purchase fresh produce, eggs, cheese and other products at many of the
farms. (2) Look for the red tomato signs to help find the
farms; (3) plan to visit 3 or 4 farms a day at most, and budge 1 - 1 1/2
hours per farm; (4) stick to one region of the tour each day for the
most efficient tour route; (5) Link to an interactive Google Tour Map at
Did you know?
In the past year (from May 2008 - April 2009), Whole
Foods Market purchase $8,889,223 worth of products from local growers
and producers in North Carolina. Support local agriculture with
your LOCALLY GROWN produce selections from your local grocery or
For more information
Carolina Farm Stewardship
September 18, 2010
Annual Woof-A-Palooza Dog Walk to Benefit Chatham Animal Rescue and
Education, Inc. (CARE) Central Carolina Community College, (Hwy
64 West), 764 West St., Pittsboro NC 27312 (further afield).
Sat., September 18, 2010, 10am - 2pm. Rain or shine!
Woof-A-Palooza is a one mile dog walk to benefit Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (CARE). There will be
activities, contests, prizes, refreshments, vendors, contests,
demonstrations, and other activities for you and your pet.
For more info visit www.chathamanimalrescue.org.
What a cute pup! Ellie was born in March 2010 - and she is
available for adoption from CARE as of August 2010.
information about CARE: Chatham Animal Rescue
and Education, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit humane society.
All the animals in the C.A.R.E. system are fostered in volunteer
C.A.R.E. pays for food and routine medical expenses such as spay
or neuter, rabies vaccinations, deworming and vaccinations.
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3)
Adoption fees cover the very basic medical
expenses of animals, but they do not cover additional treatments that
some animals require.
Proceeds from Woof A Palooza will be used to help pay the
veterinary expense of animals in the C.A.R.E. system and will help with
humane education and outreach efforts in Chatham County.
September 27, 2010
||13th Annual Carrboro Music
Downtown Carrboro, NC
Saturday, September 19,
WOW! We are
constantly reminded of all the reasons why Carrboro is such a cool, fun,
excellent place to live.
The annual Carrboro Music Festival offers great music and lots of fun for
everyone; family friendly and fun activities for kids too. We look
forward to the Carrboro Music Festival EVERY year! Last year
during the evening of the festival we were enjoying a casual dinner outside
at Armadillo Grill, listening to some great live music at the table next to
us. What a great place to live and play!
Carrboro Music Festival
The 2009 event presented a myriad of
musical styles (at 23 venues) with over 170 different musical
aggregations- ranging in size from solo artists to a twenty piece jazz
~ Looking Back for a moment ~
The first four years the festival was held in June and called The Fete
De la Musique. In 2002 we moved to the last Sunday in September and
began calling it The Carrboro Music Festival. 2010 will be the ninth
year as festival coordinator for Gerry Williams, who says "This is the
most incredible music event that I've been involved with during my
thirty year career in and around music. Unlike many aspects of the music
business, this is entirely about celebrating our community and its
music. The range and quality of what we see and hear each year is simply
Check this video out! It's such a great little film and truly
captures the essence of the Carrboro Music Festival
Carrboro Music Festival Video by BeeryMedia. Come out down to
Carrboro - SO COOL! So looking forward to the festival as we do