Summer • Times Vary
Locations Vary, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC
Sign up for Summer Camps while there is still space! Once school is out, take advantage of the many local offerings of great summer camps for your kids. Here are four places to start your search for the perfect Summer Camp: Carolina Parent Magazine, Carrboro ArtsCenter, Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation, and Carrboro Parks & Recreation.
Friday, May 17, 2013 • 6 – 10 pm & May 18, 2013 • 9 am – 6 pm
River Park, 140 E. Margaret Ln, Hillsborough, NC
Celebrate biking Carrboro-style! The31st Annual Hillsborough Hogg Day (formerly Hog Day) is Friday, May 17th from 6 pm – 10 pm and Saturday, May 18th from 9 am – 6 pm. The event incorporates Hillsborough’s great history and is named after James Hogg, a merchant originally from Scotland who became a leader in patriot activity. The family event downtown at the River Park at 140 E. Margaret Lane features barbecue provided by Hog Heaven (BBQ available on Saturday only), musical entertainment, bounce houses, colonial games, vintage and classic car show, arts and crafts, food vendors and food trucks, beer garden, merchandise vendors and more. Admission is Free.
For more information, visit: http://hillsboroughchamber.com/hog-day
Saturday, May 18, 2013 • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Carrboro Farmer’s Market, Carrboro Town Commons, Carrboro, NC
Celebrate Strawberry Season! Join the Carrboro Farmer’s Market Strawberry Jamboree starting at 8:00 am for strawberries, whipped cream, and delicious yellow cake by Foster’s Market of Chapel Hill! Live music, face-painting, strawberry recipes, U-Pick Info, and lots of strawberries!
For more information, visit: www.carrborofarmersmarket.com
Saturday, May 18, 2013 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co., 6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd., Saxapahaw, NC
Learn how to canoe and enjoy the great outdoors! Come have fun, learn canoeing, play games, meet friends and learn to canoe with your kids during our Family Fun Instruction and Trip. Canoeing is a wonderful family activity! This class will teach your family the basics you need to safely enjoy canoeing, opening a whole world of fun and adventure. We will cover the basic strokes and techniques, then head out to explore. Spend some time with the little ones while learning a new family sport. This program is designed to allow families to go at their own pace with the help and guidance of certified instructors with proper equipment. Ages: 8 – 12 years old. Cost: $55 per adult/child pair ($12 for an additional family member).
For more information, visit: www.carrbororec.org/gpseSummer13.htm#8
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Program Room, Next Door to Kidzu, University Square, Chapel Hill, NC
Your preschoolers will love this! Join certified art teacher Evan Hirasawa for this hands-on imaginative drawing and painting class. Kids will make artistic collages on plexiglass. Evan helps children explore their world through positive and nurturing instruction. Young children with special needs are welcome. $8 per child, 3-7 years. Class will take place in program room next door to Kidzu to allow for more space. Registration is required. To register please call Kidzu at (919) 933-1455 or sign up online.
For more information, visit: http://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/planyourvisit/programsandevents
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Carolina Club, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Who knew eating pasta could be so beneficial? Enjoy casual dining at The Carolina Club at an amazing value, with an opportunity to also support PTA Thrift Shop. For just $11 per person, plus tax and gratuity, you will enjoy a buffet of salad, garlic bread, pasta primavera, pasta with meat sauce and ice cream. Beverages are additional, $10 of each $11 dinner will be donated to the PTA Thrift Shop. Children ages 6 to 12 – $6.00. Children under 5 – complimentary. The Carolina Club is located in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus, on the corner of Ridge Rd. and Stadium Dr. next to Kenan Football Stadium. This event is open to non-Carolina Club members (please make payment with a credit card). Reservations are required. To RSVP, call (919) 962-1101.
For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/12wcAqp
Friday, May 31, 2013 • 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Century Center, Downtown Carrboro, NC
Two movies for the price of nothing! Bring your blanket to Century Hall for fun family movie night! Children under 12 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian present. Limited concessions will be for sale (cash only). Contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (919) 918-7364 for movie titles and information. No Registration Required. This is a free, all-ages show. Doors Open at 5:30 pm.
6:00 pm – “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (PG)
7:45 pm – 3-Minute Masterpiece Contest Selections
8:30 pm – ”The Avengers” (PG-13)
For more information, visit: www.carrbororec.org/gpseSummer13.htm#5
Every Tuesday & Thursday, 2012 • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC
Looking for something fun & free to do with your little ones, ages 2-5 years old? Teachers Stefanie Boone and Melissa Stewart have teamed up to create the Traveling Teacher Show Goes Green. With hilarious skits, audience participation and a green muppet named Org Anic, they instruct kids about environmentally sustainable practices. At the end of each show, children create a piece of art using recycled materials.
Click here to read more about The Traveling Teacher Show in The Chapel Hill Recorder article: “The Traveling Teacher Show”
For more information, visit: www.thetravelingteachershow.com
Exhibit: March 1 – May 31, 2013
Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill, NC
Downtown Chapel Hill is getting even more artsy! Downtown Chapel Hill storefronts come to life with site-specific installations by local artists! A collaborative year-long project between the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Town of Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts Office brings eye-catching pop-up art displays to downtown storefronts, promotes artists in our community and further establish downtown Chapel Hill as a dynamic space for art. Additionally, an art wrapped Transit bus by Chapel Hill artist Mary Carter Taub entitled Mobile Mural will be traveling downtown routes for a year beginning in March as part of the Town’s Downtown Art Program in partnership with the Orange County Arts Commission. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 8 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. It is free and open to the public. Meet the artists, enjoy food & drinks, and hear about this great collaborative arts initiative. From 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, the Mobile Mural art bus will be parked along Franklin Street in front of The Courtyard.
For more information, visit: www.downtownchapelhill.com/windows
Every Friday (April 26 – October 12) • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC
Celebrate the start of the weekend, Chapel Hill-style! There’s no better way to celebrate the end of the workweek than getting outside, enjoying great food, and listening to live music. Celebrate at The Carolina Inn every Friday on the Front Porch beginning at 5 p.m. for beer, wine, delicious food, and fun times! Enjoy a grill menu prepared to order coupled with our Chef’s hand-selected weekly featured dish. No cover charge or reservations required. Drink and meal tickets must be purchased by 4:00 pm the day you plan to attend, and will be distributed at the door. Discounts for parties of five or more.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://carolinainn.esitetoolbox.com/product/fridays-on-the-front-porch
Every Wednesday (May 1 – June 26) • 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
140 West Plaza, 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC
Arts a la carte! Presenting intimate music and visual arts including jazz, classical, painting, and artistic expressions. Enjoy an entertaining musical and artistic backdrop to your midday meal at 140 West Plaza.
Wednesday, May 1: Michael Ode Trio http://theartofcoolproject.com
Wednesday, May 8: String trio by Musica
Wednesday, May 15: Jazz by Gregg Gelb http://gregggelb.com
Wednesday, May 22: Live live hula hoop performance and interactive with Cirque de Vol Studios
Wednesday, May 29: Jazz by the Doug Largent Trio http://www.douglargent.com
Wednesday, June 5: String quartet by Musica
Wednesday, June 12: Maggi Grace (visual artist)
Wednesday, June 19: Classical Trio by Musica
Wednesday, June 26: Jazz by Gary Brunotte – Hammond B-3
For more information, visit: www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=2213
Every Last Friday (April 26 – September 7) • 6:30 pm
Courthouse, Downtown Hillsborough, Hillsborough, NC
Celebrate one of the longest running and successful arts events in the Triangle! Hillsborough’s Last Fridays runs April 26 through September 27 starting at 6:30 pm with a concert on the old courthouse lawn downtown. Artists, food vendors, musicians and craftspeople set up their wares on the sidewalks around the courthouse. Participate in the pie contest or the Art Walk at galleries hosting opening night receptions. April 26th concert is The Brand New Life, an eight-piece band recognized as one of the Southeast’s top Afrobeat groups.
For more information, visit: www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/LastFridays.html
Every Sunday (April 28 – October 13) • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Market Street, Southern Village, Hillsborough, NC
Free live music on Sundays all summer long! Join us for this much-anticipated season opener of our Summer Music Series, when we have “Great Guitar Music” featuring local guitar legends Armand Lenchek & Danny Gotham with special guest, Wes Collins (winner of the 2012 NC Singer-Songwriter Co-op Competition). The season will continue with music every Sunday evening at 6, through October 13. The only exception is Sunday, September 29, when there will be no concert, due to the all-day & all-night Carrboro Music Festival.
For more information, visit: http://southernvillage.com/events.htm
Second Saturdays of Every Month, 2012 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
Free Sketching Classes! The second Saturday of every month from 10 AM – 12 PM, Amanda Hughes (Director of External Affairs) leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection. Bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free.
For more information, visit: www.ackland.org
Saturdays, 2012 • 12:00 pm
Channel 18, Durham, NC; Channel 8, Chapel Hill, NC; Channel 4, Carrboro, NC
Check out this new TV Series Highlights Emerging Triangle Fashion Industry! Produced by style web site MEin5D, Triangle Fashion Rundown is a new TV and Web Series covering Fashion, Style, Emerging Designers, Retailers and Events in the Triangle, NC region. Each episode typically includes segments featuring the latest collections from local designers and boutiques, interviews with artists and businesses, shopping and style advice, news and coverage of fashion shows and related events. Produced through the facilities of The Peoples Channel (TPC) and Durham Community Media (DCM) series producers hope the show will increase awareness of the area’s hidden and emerging fashion talent thereby improving the economic sustainability of local independent designers and retail businesses. Starting 11/10/12 Triangle Fashion Rundown airs Saturdays @12:00 pm on Channel 18 in Durham (DCM), Channel 8 in Chapel Hill and Orange County and Channel 4 in Carrboro (TPC). The show can be viewed now on MEin5D’s YouTube Channel and will air for the January mid-season on Channel 10 in Raleigh (RTN).
For more information, visit: http://mein5d.com/tv/
Every Second Sunday • 4:00 pm
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC
Local Films & Filmakers Q&A! An ongoing film series, the Second Sunday Film Series at The ArtsCenter highlights local narrative and experimental films. Once a month the series shows a new line-up of locally made films followed by Q&A’s with the film makers. Interested in submitting a film to Second Sunday? Click here for submission guidelines. General Admission: $5 and tickets can be purchased online. To pay by check or arrange alternate payment, please call the box office at: (919) 929-2787, ext. 201
For more information, visit: http://artscenterlive.org/event/performance/1629
Every Tuesday • 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Weathervane, Southern Season, University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC
Kick those Tuesday Blues with some local flavors and music! Tuesdays on the Patio at Weathervane is the best place in town to hear live, local music. Each week from 5:30 PM – 9 PM we will provide live music from local bands. Enjoy local treats from the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, signature cocktail specials, NC draft beer and tunes every Tuesday!
For more information, visit: http://www.southernseason.com/store/events.asp
Thursdays and 1st & 3rd Saturdays • 10:30 – 11 am
Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC
Enjoy this fun and free event with your pre-schooler! Flyleaf Books, our wonderful local independent bookseller, is offering the toddler community a free Pre-School Story Time, every Saturday mornings, with an art activity afterwards.
For more information, visit: www.flyleafbooks.com/story-time
Every Saturday • 2:15 pm (Arrive 10-15 minutes early.)
The Franklin Hotel Lobby, 311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC
Eat a lot while you walk it off! On this leisurely walk through the downtown streets of Chapel Hill & Carrboro you’ll be pausing numerous times for sample tastings and personal insights from a cross-section of this area’s finest and most unique establishments. Along the way, the streetscapes and local character will combine to reveal how unique and different each are despite their close proximity. You will visit 6-7 different local establishments, including a hidden gem in Carrboro that effortlessly combines small plates and wines, a restaurant that feels like you’ve been whisked away on a magic carpet, a contemporary restaurant that totally redefines Indian cuisine, a long-standing west end Italian restaurant with a west coast influence… and much more! $35 per person (+ $2.50 svc chg), includes all tastings at 6-8 restaurants. Rain or shine. Bring comfortable walking shoes.
For more information, visit: www.trianglefoodtour.com/chapelhilltour.html
Monthly Year-Round • Dates & Times Vary – See Below
Jordan Lake State Park, Ebenezer Church Recreation Area, NC
Skywatching with Our Local Experts! Our monthly skywatching sessions are free and open to the public! Check the “News” listing on our home page or call Guest Relations at 919-962-1236 on the day of the skywatching session to be sure weather conditions will permit us to host this outdoor activity. Skywatching sessions are usually on Saturday nights at Jordan Lake State Park (Ebenezer Church Recreation Area), and directions to this site are posted on this page. Occasionally, Morehead hosts skywatching sessions at other locations, including Little River Regional Park. These skywatching sessions are listed below in a separate chart. Curious about what to expect during a skywatching session? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about skywatching with Morehead.
Under a starry night sky, enjoy:
- telescopic views of beautiful objects, including planets, nebulae, star clusters and, of course, the Moon,
- an informal tour of the constellations with a Morehead educator,
- constellation myths and legends, and
- experienced observers available to answer your questions about astronomy.
Please note: Some sky objects may not be visible during an entire session, due to rise and set times.
|Jordan Lake||CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER||Venus, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn|
|Jordan Lake||9:00–11:00 p.m.||Venus, Mercury, Moon, Saturn|
|Jordan Lake||9:00–11:00 p.m.||Venus, Moon, Saturn|
|Jordan Lake||8:30–10:30 p.m.||Venus, Moon, Saturn|
For more information, visit: www.moreheadplanetarium.org