Calendar of Events, Friday, December 13 - Thursday, December 19

Dec. 12, 2013 @ 01:19 PM

Deadline for submission is the Tuesday before you want the event to appear in the Friday Calendar section of the paper.

Events may be submitted online, but will appear according to the above schedule.

Church/Spirituality | Comedy | Dance | Farmer's Markets | Film | Kids | Lectures/Literature | Music | Stage | Outings/Art


ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787 [Call/check web for times]   -“A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration” by Paula Vogel on at The ArtsCenter’s. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 13-15, and Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 19-22  Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater.    

DURHAM MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH -Journey Back to Bethlehem. Dec. 13, 6:30-9p, -Dec. 14 4-7p, -Dec. 15 4-7p.       Join us for a 30 minute walk through presentation  of the living nativity story set in the first century village of Bethlehem. Go back in time to see and hear the story of Jesus' birth as told by the people of that tiny village.  Interact with the shopkeepers and enjoy the animals as we tell the story. 133 Robbins Rd., Durham, NC 27703.  Preregister at out website  Free Please call the Church if you have a group of 8 or more, or have special needs. Free.

HILLSBOROUGH COC -Holiday Party. Wednesday Dec. 18, 5 p to 7p We’ll announce recipients of the Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Helping Hand awards.  You don't want to miss this!!! Right now, go up in the attic, and pull down that Christmas sweater you wore in the ’80s! The Chamber’s Annual Holiday Party will feature an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest! Hot Tin Roof, 115 West Margaret Lane)    

PURE VIDA FARMS -Christmas Vacation Camp for Children. Dec. 23, 10a - 2p. Learn how this family-owned farm raises gentle farm animals for Show and Sale. Includes an Old fashioned Campfire Cookout 1071 Rougemont Rd. Bahama, NC 27503   Shaun, 252-481-6733. 

The North Carolina Boys Choir And Chamber Choir -Annual Christmas Concert. Dec. 19 At 7:30p .  Duke University Chapel.  919-489-0291.   $15 For Adults, $12 For Seniors, And $8 For Children 12 And Younger

NORTH EAST BAPTIST CHURCH -Christmas Program. Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 7p You are also invited to worship with them at 3204 NC Hwy. 55 For more information please call 919-544-2142.  Rev. Dr. Wesley Elam is the Pastor.   -Watch Night Service. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10p.      

NORTHGATE MALL -Children’s Holiday Story Times.  Dec. 14, 10a-3p.  Mrs. Claus Visits Northgate to Read The Elf on The Shelf.

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL -Alternative Gift Fair, Dec. 15, 8:30a – 12:30p 21 organizations making a difference in this world will be present.   Having a hard time deciding what to give someone for Christmas?  At you can give a gift in honor of that person through your support of organizations whose work is making the world a better place including Duke Homecare and Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Maple Court Veterans Missioners, and Meals on Wheels. Johnson Hall, 1737 Hillandale Road,  For more information, visit  

ST. MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 919-732-9308    -A Christmas Carol. Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30p  and Saturday, Dec. 21 at 5p . Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Burwell School Historic Site and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. 118 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278    $15

TRIANGLE PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN (TPPK) -2nd Annual Holiday and Craft Bazaar. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10a - 2p Over 40 vendors will be present.  There will be an array of homemade crafts as well as items from independent home-based businesses.  Each vendor will donate an item for a raffle drawing.  Raffle ticket cost is $1/ticket.  Drinks, snacks, and lunch will be available for purchase. Funds raised from vendor table rentals and drink and food sales will all go to support the School's scholarship fund. 5001 Tudor Place, Durham, NC 27713. 919-544-2872 (work)  Jane Mitchell,



COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL - 106 Purefoy Rd., Chapel Hill 942-2050  

ENO RIVER UNITARIAN - 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham.  -River Rhythms! West African Drumming. Weekly drumming groups meets on Sundays 7 ? 8:30p Beginners are welcome! Please contact to reserve a loaner drum.    Kathy Hopwood,  or (919) 644-1335 Free  -ERUUF gallery: Nature’s Inspirations. thru Jan 2:  M – Th 10 – 4; Sun: 9 – 1. by Matt Tomko. Matt’s art is a way for him to hold on to nature, but instead of giving him something to literally embrace, his paintings provide him with all of the feelings and memories elicited by them.  Tomko’s goal as an artist is to liberate similar, serene recollections of the natural world in those who view his work and ultimately inspire more respect for our environment.     

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH - 9112 Bethe Hickory Grove Church Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516. 919-929-4491     -Fitness Ministry. Dec. 16, Dec. 19, twice weekly, Monday, & Thursday, evenings Fitness classes , low & high impact aerobics routines. Calorie burning , exhilarating, & fun.     

KOSALA MEDITATION CENTER - A non-profit Buddhist meditation center whose aim is to introduce meditation and Buddhist teachings and cultivate inner peace. 711 West Rosemary Street, Suite E Carrboro, NC 919-537-9546 Monica Heiser  -General Meditation Class. Wednesday, Dec. 18 (every Wednesday), 7-8:30p No previous experience necessary.     free/donation  -Meditation 101. Tuesday, Dec. 17, (every Tuesday), 7-8:15p This class is an introduction to meditation & is perfect for absolute beginners to meditation.     10 ($8 for students and seniors)

UNITED CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL - 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 919-942-3540.   Richard Edens, Co-Senior Pastor,919-942-3540 -Youth Vesper Worship Service. Sunday, Dec. 15, (each 1st Sunday) , 5:15 Each 1st Sunday of the month at 5:15 pm, the Youth will lead a Sunday evening worship service       -Spanish Language Worship. Sunday, Dec. 15, (every Sunday) 6p. Iglesia Unida worships in the Sanctuary of United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.  David Mateo will be leading worship.  For more information, or 919-942-3540       -Adoración Y Alabanza En Español. Domingo, Dec. 15., (cada Domingo) 6p. Iglesia Unida, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, se reune en el sanctuario.  Predicacion por David Mateo y música contemporanea.  Para más información, o 919-942-3540.  -Monday Noon Book Group. Monday, Dec. 16, (every Monday) 12noon Currently reading The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care.   Bring a bag lunch and join in the conversation. -Sermon Shaping. Wednesday, Dec. 16, (every Wednesday) 7a. Join one of the pastors of United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, as a small group looks at the lectionary texts for next Sunday’s worship. We begin at 7 in the morning for approximately one hour in the library. Coffee and tea are available. For more information, or 919-942-3540.     General, $10.00 for Students, Seniors, Military,

WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH - 3400 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707. 919-688-8136     -Bible Discovery Classes. Wednesdays at 7p  . We are studying  Baptist beliefs; we are using the book, Baptist Beliefs, by E. Y. Mullins as a study guide.  If you have not obtained your copy, please contact the Church Office at 919-688-8136 to do so - the cost is $10.       -Youth Talent Showcase. Saturday, Dec. 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p You will be treated to songs, dance and spoken word by the Youth Ministry of White Rock along with youth from our sister church, First Calvary Baptist Church, Clayton NC. Refreshments will be served.       -“March on Washington” Tour. Payment is due no later than Jan. 2, 2014.  Sight-seeing attractions include:  White House (outside view), MLK Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Museum, Capitol Hill, and WWII Memorial.  This is a great opportunity for adults, children, and teen Travel with USA Luxury Tours (in Durham) to the nation’s capital to observe sites significant to the 1963   This 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Tour is a follow-up to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Tour!  Scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2014, the cost of this day trip is $75 for adults and $37.50 for children/teens.  Please contact the Church office to register at 919-688-8136.   

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS -Weekly Meeting.  Addiction is a family disease.  Nar-Anon is a 12-step support group for family and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees.  Just come to a meeting.    -Weekly Meeting. Monday, Dec. 16, 8 - 9p (Every Monday)  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. 919-596-2915     -Weekly Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 19, 7-8p (Every Thursday)  Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 South Alston Avenue, Durham.  919-383-4236    

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS -Weekly Meeting. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7p - 8:30p Can't get your money right?  Ruining your life?  We can help! Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church, 927 W. Trinity Avenue. Durham, N.C. 27701. corner of Trinity & Gregson. Look for the green "DA" signs and follow the directions. We meet in the Bridal Room, past the Choir Room. (919) 683-3013 (Robin) or (919) 274-7463 (Tom) 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS -Weekly 12-step meetings.  For anyone with any food/eating issue. No dues, fees, or religious affiliations.  919-406-9300 Scott Phillips.  Overeaters, anorexics, bulimics welcome. -Weekly Meeting. Friday, Dec. 13, 12-1:30p  Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham      -Weekly Meeting. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10-11:30a  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham      -Weekly Meeting. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10-11a, 10a for newcomers  Structure House, 3017 Pickett Road, Durham      -Weekly Meeting. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 12-1:30p  First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham      -Weekly Meeting. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 12-1:30p  Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham      -Weekly Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 19, 12-1:30p  First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham    



ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787  

DSI COMEDY THEATER -Offering performances, classes and workshops.   200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro Offering performances, classes and workshops Call 484-831-5561 http://www.dsicomedytheater Carrie Gorn,   -Improv Slam. Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30p The Freestyle Comedy Battle! DSI proudly offers up IMPROV SLAM, our modern freestyle comedy battle. Two crews of improv comedians feed off the crowd to spin an interactive show that has never been seen before, Brand New, every time. Kick off your Saturdays with a fast-paced clean comedy show appropriate for ALL audiences. Yeah, CLEAN COMEDY for ALL ages.     $10  -Harold Night. 9p The Harold is a 30-minute collection of comedic scenes and organic games, a now-famous improv format pioneered by the late Del Close.     $10  -Mister Diplomat. 10:30p Diplomat features true stories told by one of the performers, a local celebrity or special guest. Anecdotes inspire a world of absurd scenes, fully improvised by the most aggressive improv comedians in North Carolina. MrD has been making local audiences laugh since 2003, from The Inside Scoop to Skylight Exchange, Kings, The ArtsCenter and DSI Comedy Theater. MISTER DIPLOMAT has been featured at venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (New York City) and The Playground (Chicago). To celebrate its 5th ANNIVERSARY as a national comedy juggernaut, MISTER DIPLOMAT shows are now FREE, 100% FREE.     Free  -Theater Closed for Private Event. Saturday, Dec. 14  -Thursday Night Special. Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:30p It's a special showcase at DSI Comedy Theater and YOU'RE on the list at the door. I mean, you still have to buy a ticket, but it's worth it.     $6  -Thursday Night Special. 9p It's a special showcase at DSI Comedy Theater and YOU'RE on the list at the door. I mean, you still have to buy a ticket, but it's worth it.     $6


GOLDEN DIPPERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB -Special Open House. Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:30 - 9:30p, (every Thursday) No special skills are needed for square Dancing.  If you can walk, you can square dance.  Enjoy beneficial exercise while you are having fun.  Both couples & singles are welcome.  For more information, call Gloria Martin 919-563-3936 or Pat Jackson 919-479-2009. Bethany United Methodist Church,  2809 Guess Rd, Durham 919-563-3936  

SALSA SOCIAL -  Saturday, Dec. 14, 6-9:30p DJ Abuelo Salsero Jack spins during the weekly salsa social Triangle Dance Studio, 2603 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-245-0822   Call for information on this and other salsa nights in the Triangle

STARDUSTERS BALLROOM DANCE -  Saturday, Dec. 14, 7-11p (every second Saturday). Lesson from 7:30 until 8:15p No partner necessary.  Come out and enjoy the fun. Venue has changed: Please see our website for new venue and directions:‎  $12, $7 for members, students.

STUDIO A DANCEARTS - Offering classes in creative movement, ballet, jazz and contemporary dance 1714 Legion Rd, Chapel Hill 919-929-5201   

WEST COAST SWING CLASSES -  Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7p (beginners), 7:45p (intermediate), and 8:45p (advanced). Offering three levels of instruction every Tuesday,  with free dancing to follow. The Tavern, 1900 W. Markham Ave., Durham. 919-286-7665  $5-$10 per class



CARRBORO FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market - New Hours! Saturday, Dec. 14, 9a-Noon. Wed. market, 3-6:30p. All products come from within a 50-mile radius. 301 W Main St 7 am-noon Saturdays and 3:30-6:30 pm Wednesdays 919-280-3326   There will be a special Pre-Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, Nov. 26th, from 3-6pm.

CHAPEL HILL FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8a-noon (every Saturday)  201 S Estes Dr. 919-533-9496  

DURHAM FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8a - Noon, Wednesday, Market: 3:30 - 6:30p All products come from with in a 70 mile radius. Durham Central Park, PO Box 1903, Durham, NC 27702-1903 919-667-3099  

ENO RIVER FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8a-12 noon  Public Market House, 144 E Margaret Lane, Hillsborough  

FEARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 4-6p Fresh produce, bread, beef, pork, eggs and pizza using fresh ingredients from a local farm.  Sign up for new weekly newsletter, At Fearrington Village off of 15/501 between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. For more info, call Eddie Kallam, 919-923-6262.  

HILLSBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10a-1p Seasonal produce, beef, eggs, baked goods and crafts available, as well as eggs, preserves, handmade soaps, marinades and locally raised beef, goat and chicken 625 Hampton Point Blvd (Home Depot parking lot), Hillsborough, NC 272728 919-360-5254

SOUTH DURHAM FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8a - 12noon Durham's newest market seeks to connect the community with local farmers by selling seasonal produce, meats, and artisanal foods produced within 50 miles 5410 NC 55, Durham (Greenwood Commons Shopping Center)  

SOUTHERN VILLAGE FARMERS’ -Weekly Market. Thursday, Dec. 19, 3:30 – 6:30p  Market Street,  off U.S. 15-501, Chapel Hill  



RETRO CLASSICS FILM SERIES - Theives of Body and Soul - Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.,    -Bob Clark’s A CHRISTMAS STORY. Friday, Dec. 13, 7p The girls of the Pi Kappa Sigma sorority are receiving threatening phone calls on Christmas Eve, but little do they know that they are coming from a faceless, motiveless killer that is hiding inside the house! Unappreciated in its time, Black Christmas nevertheless remains one of the most influential films in the pre-Slasher cycle, and an unsung classic of modern horror.       -THE LION IN WINTER. Friday, Dec. 13, Begins 15 minutes after the end of A Christmas Story Behind the great stone walls of an English castle, the world's most powerful empire is in crisis. Three sons struggle to win their father's favor as well as his crown. King Henry II (Peter O' Toole) and his queen, Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), engage in a wicked battle of royal wits that pits elder son Richard (Anthony Hopkins) against his brothers.     



ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787 [Call/check web for times]   -The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:30p     

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center -2013 Teddy Bear Ball. Saturday, Dec. 7, 5:30 p - midnight Teddy Bear Ball is an annual charity black-tie gala to raise essential funds to benefit the world-renowned clincial care and research programs at Duke Children's. Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 N. Church Street, Downtown Durham, NC (919) 286-5717 Jenny Justice,



CITY OF DURHAM -  (919) 560-4123 x 11253 Amy Blalock, Sr. Public Affairs Specialist   -“North Carolina Lien Law, Energy Code, and Durham City/County Permitting” – Seminar #2 in the FY13-14 Workshop Series for Small Businesses. Thursday, Dec. 19,  6-8p City of Durham Equal Opportunity & Equity Assurance Department City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, 1st Floor, Durham, N.C. 27701    

DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL - Stroke Support Group. Monday, Dec. 16, 1p (every second Monday) Durham Regional Hospital hosts a stroke support group the second Monday of each month. The primary purpose of the support group is to educate the stroke survivor, care giver and people in the local community about stroke prevention and stroke disabilities. Register online at Goodson Chapel     Free and open to the public.

FLYLEAF BOOKS - Pre-School Story Time. Saturday Dec. 14  -Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Thursday Dec. 12, 7p  -Prompt Writing with Nancy Peacock. Saturday Dec. 14  -Pre-School Story Time. Thursday Dec. 19      

KEHILLAH SYNAGOGUE -Social Justice In North Carolina. Dec. 15, 9:15a Discussion with Noted Panelists. A variety of perspectives from medicine to human rights, public policy and religion     

LAND TRUSTEES -DCLT Holiday Party & Annual Meeting 2013. Friday Dec. 13, 5:30 - 7:30p You're Invited.. Please RSVP 909 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC  27707.   Hosted by Susan Callaghan 

LUPUS FOUNDATION -Support Group.  For those living with lupus, their family and caregivers. The group will meet the second Wednesday of each month There is no charge to attend the meeting, and drop-ins are welcome. Wilson Parlor, First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main Street, Durham, N.C. 27701 Contact the LFANC at or at 877-849-8271, ext. 2. For more information, visit   

MCINTYRE’S BOOKS -    Martha Johnson by phone (919) 549-0661 (ext. 116), or e-mail

SHARED LEARNING ASSOCIATION -  Tuesday, Dec. 17, 4-6p      



2ND WIND - 118 E. Main St. Downtown Carrboro. 919-967-7922  All of our shows are free and start at 10pm unless otherwise posted.  -Bluegrass Night-  from 10-1am. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10p-1a. (every Wednesday)  -2 fer- acoustic eclectic. Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:30-9p (every Thursday)      

ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787 [Call/check web for times] 

BEYU CAFFE - 335 W. Main Street, Durham 919-683-1058    -Gary Brunotte Jazz Duo. Dec. 16, 7-9p (every Monday)      

BLUE NOTE GRILL - Offering hickory smoked BBQ & Ribs along with live music. Nothing fancy here just good food and music in a cozy atmosphere. 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707      -Ben Palmer's Jazz Jam with Dot Combo. Dec. 16, (every Monday), 7-10p See and hear some of the best jazz musicians in the triangle every Monday night.     No cover!  -Open Blues Jam with Butch Haas & Co. Dec. 17 (every Tuesday), 8-11p You never know who will show up, this jam and it is always a great night for the blues.     No cover!  -Carolina Lightnin’ (Rick Lafleur, Alice Zincone and Tommy Edwards). Thursday, Dec. 19, (third Thursdays)      No cover!  -The Friday After Work Party with: The Duke Street Dogs. Friday, Dec. 13, 6-8p      

CAROLINA THEATRE - 309 West Morgan St., Durham, NC 919-560-3030     -The Nutcracker. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7p, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2p  -Chris Isaak. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 8p      

***CASBAH - 1007 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701 (919) 687-6969  

***CAT’S CRADLE - 300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 967-9053  

***THE CAVE TAVERN - 452 1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 919-968-9308,  

CHAPEL HILL PHILHARMONIA - Hill Hall Auditorium on the UNC-CH campus in Chapel Hill.    

DUKE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC - Room 101, Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, Duke University, Durham. 919-684-4444  Free.  -Duke String School – Dorothy Kitchen, director. Saturday, Dec. 14, 3p: Beginning Ensembles & Intermediate I, 7p: Intermediate II & DUSS Youth Symphony Orchestra:  -Duke String School Chamber Music Concert. Saturday, Dec. 14, 4p.  Baldwin Auditorium, Duke East Campus    

DURHAM JAZZ WORKSHOP - 4608 L Industry Lane, Durham, 27713  $5  -JAZZ JAM every Sunday. Sunday, Dec. 15, 7p  -New Years Eve Party/Fundraiser. Dec. 31, 9p to benefit the DJW Scholarship Program     $50

***FULLSTEAM BREWERY - 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. (919) 682-2337  

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL - Moorefields Estate, 919-643-2500,  

***LOCAL 506 - 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.  

MELLOW MUSHROOM -Jazzbeau. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 8-10p (every Thursday)  310 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill    

***OPEN EYE CAFE - 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-968-9410  

***OASIS - In Carr Mill, 200 N Greensboro St A5, Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 904-7343

PAPA MOJO’S ROADHOUSE - Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410-Y N.C. 55, Durham. 361-2222,  -Brett Chambers and the Usual Suspects. Dec. 18 (every Wednesday night) with a great open mic night. $8  -Righteous & The Cimmaron Band. Saturday, Dec. 14,  9p Great R& B And Soul And We Mean Great! Righteous & The Cimarron Band Came To Open Mic Night To Audition And They Blew Us Away. We Don’T Know About You But Old Time R& B And Soul Done The Way It Is Made To Be Done Makes Everything Alright!     $8    

THE ORIGINAL Q SHACK -  Mon - Thurs. 11a- 9 p; Fri - Sat: 11a- 10p  2510 University Drive, Durham 919.402.4227   No cover.  -The Leroy Savage Group. Dec. 18, (every Wednesday), 6-8:30p . Legendary tenor singer and former member of The Bluegrass Experience     

UNC WESLEY CAMPUS MINISTRY -48th Annual Open Sing of Handel's Messiah. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7p In 1966, a UNC campus Christian organization, FOCUS, sponsored the first open sing of Handel’s Messiah for the community. From that beginning, it has evolved into an annual community Christmas event participated by local instrumentalists, soloists and choral singers from the Chapel Hill and surrounding community. The guest conductor this year is Nathan Leaf, Director of Choral Activities at North Carolina State University. 214 Pittsboro Street 919-942-2152  Laura Gallo Donations Accepted



COMMON GROUND THEATRE - A performance and teaching space located in west Durham, offering performing arts and educational groups a flexible, well-equipped alternative space. Common Ground Theatre, 4815-B Hillsborough Rd., Durham (919) 698-3870 Rachel Klem -A Trailer Park Christmas. Dec. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30p , Dec. 15 & 22 at 2p Local filmmaker Jeffrey Moore and Common Ground Theatre owner Rachel Klem team up to present this interactive, holiday entertainment. Set in West Durham, A Trailer Park Christmas follows the Dodson/ Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a holiday tornado.  Reservations: (919) 698-3870 OR order online at:    Tickets: $19- General, $17- Students & Seniors    

ONE SONG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS -Leaves. Dec. 19, 6, 7 at 7:30p One Song Productions is a local youth-run theatre organization founded in 2002. One Song's goals are to engage youth in every step of the creative process and offer new opportunities for learning and growth in the performing arts. One Song is run by a board of six to seven directors, all of whom attend high schools in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Their aim is to provide students in the area with a fun, creative, and educational experience working on extra-curricular productions. Additionally, all One Song events are produced, directed, and staged entirely by students from area high schools and colleges.   Website:  Suggested Donation: $5-$10 



ANIMATION & FINE ART GALLERIES -Furniture and Home Decor show. thru January 31, 2014.  Gallery is open from 10a- 6pTuesday - Saturday. featuring tables, desks, secretaries, mirrors, sideboards, cabinets, sculptures, vases, candlesticks, game tables, clocks, and much much more!  The collection features hundreds of works with a wide range of prices that would make a wonderful gift or a special addition to your home; just in time for the holidays.     

THE ARC OF DURHAM COUNTY - Northgate Park, 300 West Club Blvd   Tonya Merritt at The Arc office (919) 493-8141 or email   -Annual Holiday Potluck Party. Friday, Dec. 14,  6-9p (Please do not bring any pork or shellfish dishes Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Rd. to RSVP at 493-8141   

ART MARKET AT VEGA METALS - 214 Hunt Street between the Durham YMCA and Durham Central Park.  

BINGO -  Dec. 19, (every Thursday night) from 6:45p - 10p If you enjoy being with people and play BINGO. The American Legion Post 7 is the place to be.  The proceeds go back into the community helping the veterans at the VA hospital, boys oratorical, American Legion Junior Baseball and sending items (coffee, gum, tooth pasted & etc.) that our military men and women miss while serving our country so that we can live in freedom. American Legion Post 007, 406 E. Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701    

CRAVEN ALLEN GALLERY - Beverly McIver: New York Stories. exhibit thru Dec. 28  1106 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 286-4837  

WEST POINT ON ENO - West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 North Roxboro Road, Durham. 919-471-1623, option 2  Jessica Leff,  -Geology Hike              . Sat, Dec. 14, 2p. Come to the mountain to see the geologic wonders and an abandoned pyrophyllite quarry.  Hike will require walk of 90 minutes or less. 

FRANK GALLERIES - #109 E Franklin St  Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919)730.6130     -Artful Giving. thru Jan. 5 Only a few weeks remain! Master the art of giving this holiday season with FRANK. The gallery's collection of talented artists and invited guests will offer an array of handsome wares for your shopping pleasure: unique jewelry, scarves, handmade paper goods, ceramics, woodwork, fine art, and more.     

Four Winds Studios -BLown Glass Holiday Ornament Sale. Friday Dec. 13, 6-9p SHop for Hand BLown Glass ornaments with Orange County Glassblowers Dana Smith, Will Kurylo and Pringle Teetor at their annual blown glass ornament sale during December's 2nd Friday Art Walk in Carrboro. A canopy of blown glass ornaments covers the hallways. Do your Holiday Shopping now and buy locally made blown glass ornaments and sun catchers! Weaver Street Realty, 116 East Main Street, Carrboro NC 919-929-5658  Pringle Teetor free

2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY BELL RINGING -Bill of Rights Day Community Bell Ringing. Sunday,Dec. 15, 2013, start time: 2:00p  and end time: 2:03:42p  (222 seconds in honor of the 222nd anniversary of when the Bill of Rights went into force on that date in 1791. 222 seconds of Community Bell Ringing by historic churches, citizen and civic bells in honor of Bill of Rights Day. Historic Hillsborough, NC (202) 656-1076 Scott Washington FREE!

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS -  Hours: 11-6 Mon–Th, 11-8 Fri & Sat, 1-4 Sun. The gallery is owned & operated by 22 artists, and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, handcrafted furniture, pottery, mosaics & fiber art.  919-732-7741 or visit  

MORRISVILLE CoC -Annual Holiday Potluck. Friday, Dec. 13, 11:30a The Holiday Potluck is a casual holiday event.  Bring a covered dish and a wrapped gift that is about $20 in value.  For more information, please visit the event calendar at or call 919.463.7150. Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, located at 260 Town Hall Drive, Ste. A, Morrisville.  -Monthly Coffee and Connections. Thursday, Dec. 19, from 7:30a  to 8:30a Networking event will take place on at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, located at 260 Town Hall Drive, Ste. A, Morrisville.    

PLEIADES GALLERY - Kim Wheaton  -Gathering. The show runs thru January 5. Third Friday Reception:  Friday, Dec. 13, 6-9p A collection of visual stories, told through diverse artistic media, about our associations with the winter holiday season.  For some it is a time of warmth, festivities and families.  For others it is a time of darkness, solitude and reflection.  We invite you to Pleiades Gallery to tell your stories about the season and to make connections through art.     

SCRAP EXCHANGE - 923 Franklin St., Durham, NC  27701 919-688-6960    -Free Community Knitting Night, 3rd Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 19, 6-9p (1st and 3 Thursdays)  -Form and Function. Thru Dec. 15 A group show featuring functional design with repurposed materials Green Gallery    

SPECTRE Arts - 1004 Morning Glory, Durham, NC 27701 (919) 213-1441   

TRIANGLE RECORDER SOCIETY - The Triangle Recorder Society is a group of recorder players of all skill levels from throughout the triangle. Novices are welcome.    -Monthly meeting - Dec. 15, Dec.15 (each third Sunday) 2:30p  to 5p .m.  This session will be lead by Pat Petersen of Durham and will feature holiday music.  Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill.   Bring your recorders and music stand and join us for affordable fun.

TRIANGLE WEAVERS GUILD -  Monthly Meetings, 7p Triangle Weavers, Inc is a nonprofit corporation providing community outreach and shared learning experiences in weaving, dyeing, basketry, felting, spinning, knitting and surface design. Open monthly meetings feature educational programs given by noted artisans. Education opportunities include Beginning Weaving Classes, Study Groups, Support Groups and Community Outreach Programs. The best way to experience fibers arts in the Triangle is by becoming a member of the Triangle Weavers     

TYNDALL GALLERIES - University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-942-2290    -Lynn Boggess. Saturday, Dec. 14, Opening Reception: 7 – 9p , exhibit Nov. 21 – Dec. 161, 2013 New Fall Landscape Paintings     

***WOMANCRAFT GIFTS - 1800 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill NC 27514 Eastgate Shopping Center 919-929-8362.