Calendar of Events, Friday, December 6 - Thursday, December 12

Dec. 07, 2013 @ 01:32 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



HOLIDAYS      

ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org [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 COMMUNITY CHORALE -The Joy of the Season. Sunday, Dec. 8, 3:30p a holiday concert. Temple Baptist Church, 4504 Sterling Drive, Durham, N.C., 27712.    

Durham Memorial Baptist Church -Journey Back to Bethlehem. Dec 13 6:30-9pm 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 www.durhammemorial.org.  Free Please call the Church if you have a group of 8 or more, or have special needs. Free.

DUKE MEMORIAL UMC -Lois Deloatch: Sounds of the Season. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4p Durham, NC - Lois will sing hymns, spirituals, and standards that reach to the heart of the holiday season.  Noted for her rich, smoky contralto voice, Lois Deloatch was deeply influenced by jazz, blues, and spirituals, and has shared the stage with Ellis Marsalis, Freddy Cole, Roberta Flack, and Arturo Sandoval, among others.  She is an Independent Weekly winner for Best Jazz Artist. 504 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham 27705.  919-683-3467, www.dukememorial.org.  A donation of $10 is suggested.

HOME TRUST - FREE showing of the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Varsity Theatre!  Saturday, Dec 7,  6:45 pm  Varsity Theatre, 123 East Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514   

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 On 919-489-0291.   $15 For Adults, $12 For Seniors, $8 For Children 12 and younger.

NORTHGATE MALL -Children’s Holiday Story Times. The Polar Express, Dec. 7 and The Elf on The Shelf Dec. 14 Mrs. Claus Visits Northgate to Read.     

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL -Alternative Gift Fair, Dec. 8 and 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 www.stlukesdurham.org.  

ST. MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 919-732-9308 http://www.stmatthewshillsborough.org    -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. Two performances of this exciting Hillsborough holiday tradition will be held on  Both performances will be at Hillsborough Wine Company,  118 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278   $15

ST. PAUL AME - 101 N. Merritt Mill Road, Chapel Hill NC 27516 (919) 967-3961. -37th Annual Christmas Cantata. Sunday, Dec. 8,  4p The Senior Choir of St. Paul AME Church presents its We are always excited to present this annual music ministry to the community.  For additional information, please all the Church office at 919-967-3961   

WASHINGTON DUKE INN & GOLF CLUB -Cookies Are Not Just for Santa. Sunday, Dec. 8, 12:30 & 2pm Activities include Story Telling, Cookie Decorating, Visit with Santa (don't forget your camera), snacks & beverages 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705 919.313.9618 http://www.washingtondukeinn.com/_files/_pdf/Santa_and_Cookies_2013.pdf Tonya Cole tcole@wdigc.com $10 per child, $5 per adult

 

CHURCH/SPIRITUALITY/12-STEP       

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL - 106 Purefoy Rd., Chapel Hill 942-2050 http://www.c3huu.org/    -“Getting closer to home” – brother sun returns to Chapel hill. Saturday, Dec. 7, 8pm for a fundraiser for the IFC’s campaign for a new community house. The powerful harmony trio Brother Sun will be returning to the Standing on the Side of Love Concert Series, a fundraising concert benefiting the Inter-Faith Council’s Campaign for the New Community House. Community Church of Chapel Hill UU (106 Purefoy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 )  on  for  Visit www.brothersunmusic.com for more information on Brother Sun and their current national tour, for more information on the IFC and Standing on the Side of Love go to: www.ifcweb.org and www.standingonthesideoflove.org.  Tickets are $15 advance/$20 at the door. Reservations are encouraged.  Tickets are available online at www.ifcweb.org/events/BrotherSun.

DUKE MEMORIAL UMC -Lois Deloatch: Sounds of the Season. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4p Durham, NC - Lois will sing hymns, spirituals, and standards that reach to the heart of the holiday season.  Noted for her rich, smoky contralto voice, Lois Deloatch was deeply influenced by jazz, blues, and spirituals, and has shared the stage with Ellis Marsalis, Freddy Cole, Roberta Flack, and Arturo Sandoval, among others.  She is an Independent Weekly winner for Best Jazz Artist. 504 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham 27705.  919-683-3467, www.dukememorial.org.  A donation of $10 is suggested.

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,  kathyhopwood@embarqmail.com  or (919) 644-1335 Free  -ERUUF gallery: Nature’s Inspirations. Nov. 14 – 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. 9, Dec. 12, 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 www.MeditationInChapelHill.org Monica Heiser kosalaepc@gmail.com  -General Meditation Class. Wednesday, Dec. 11 (every Wednesday), 7-8:30p No previous experience necessary.     free/donation  -Meditation 101. Tuesday, Dec. 10, (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)

ST. PAUL AME - 101 N. Merritt Mill Road, Chapel Hill NC 27516 (919) 967-3961. -37th Annual Christmas Cantata. Sunday, Dec. 8,  4p The Senior Choir of St. Paul AME Church presents its We are always excited to present this annual music ministry to the community.  For additional information, please all the Church office at 919-967-3961   

UNITED CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL - 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 919-942-3540. office@unitedchurch.org   Richard Edens, Co-Senior Pastor,919-942-3540 redens@unitedchurch.org - Alternative Gift Market.  Gifts of aid and development throughout the world can be given.  -Youth Vesper Worship Service. Sunday, Dec. 8, (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. 8, (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, www.unitedchurch.org or 919-942-3540   -Adoración Y Alabanza En Español. Domingo, Dec. 8., (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, www.unitedchurch.org o 919-942-3540.   -Monday Noon Book Group. Monday, Dec. 9, (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. 9, (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, www.unitedchurch.org or 919-942-3540.     General, $10.00 for Students, Seniors, Military, http://artful.ly/store/events/1636

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH -UBC Holiday Expo.  Dec. 7,  9a- 2pm. Come out for a Fun Day, Do some Holiday Shopping At Union Baptist Church, Where the Pastor Is Dr. Kenneth Ray Hammond.  We will have Vendors, Free Health Screenings, Entertainment, Refreshments and Door prizes every 15minutes. Union Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 904 N. Roxboro Street Durham NC 27701 919-402-8351  Eldner Degraffenreidt ubceconomicministry@gmail.com.  Free

WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH - 3400 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707. 919-688-8136     -White Bible Discovery Classes. Wednesdays at 7:00 p . 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.     

Titus Women will present its December Christmas Breakfast Program, -“Testament of Women of the Bible,” a drama portraying named and unnamed women of the Bible. These ancient women continue to teach us how to live authentic, God-touched lives. Our own sisters, whom we know and love along with women from other churches. Saturday, Dec. 7. 9a.  -“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.   http://www.nar-anon.org    -Weekly Meeting. Monday, Dec. 9, 8 - 9p (Every Monday)  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. 919-596-2915     -Weekly Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 12, 7-8p (Every Thursday)  Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 South Alston Avenue, Durham.  919-383-4236    

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS -Weekly Meeting. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 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.  http://dacarolinas.org/ (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 http://www.triangleoa.org Scott Phillips.  Overeaters, anorexics, bulimics welcome. -Weekly Meeting. Friday, Nov. 29, 12-1:30p  Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Saturday, Nov. 30, 10-11:30a  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Saturday, Nov. 30, 10-11a, 10a for newcomers  Structure House, 3017 Pickett Road, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 12-1:30p  First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 12-1:30p  Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 12, 12-1:30p  First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham    

 

COMEDY      

ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org  

THE CAROLINA THEATRE -Paula Poundstone. Friday, Dec. 6th, 8p The Carolina Theatre is proud to welcome comedian PAULA POUNDSTONE The Carolina Theatre is located at 309 West Morgan Street Durham, NC 27701 919-560-3030 www.carolinatheatre.org  $34 - $44

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, carrie@dsicomedy.com   -Improv Slam Countdown. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7:30p DSI proudly offers up Improv SLAM Countdown, 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. $10 -Best Countdown Ever. 10p At 10PM we welcome party people (21+) who want to Laugh out Loud and help the comedians of DSI Comedy Theater Countdown to 2014! We'll have party favors, noisemakers, champagne (or sparkling juice), cash bar, and plenty of comedy.
$20 -Giuseppe! High School Improv. Saturday, Dec. 7, 5:30p Students from five different schools (and one home) unite to create the unique and fast-paced brand of comedy that is DSI's high school improv team: GIUSEPPE!      $10 -Improv Slam. 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 -Home For The Holidays. 9p Home for the Holidays is a high energy, interactive show all about your holiday experiences. The first half is based on your suggestions, so every show has the potential to be about you and your family! The second half will feature a holiday sketch show written by one of DSI'S Sketch Teams, Big Brother and the Thought Police. $10 -Pork. 10:30p Every weekend DSI presents 5 of the BEST comics in North Carolina on stage in Carrboro for FREE! Pay for the 9PM improv show and keep your seat. Otherwise, the line outside starts at 930 for FREE COMEDY!
      Free -Improv Slam Incubator. Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30p Two crews of improv comedians feed off the crowd to spin an interactive show that has never been seen before. $6 -Community Jam. 9p Come just to watch or join in with friends, strangers, students and professional comedians alike at DSI’s one of a kind COMMUNITY JAM. With fun improv scenes and games, it’s a guaranteed good time whether you decide to hang back or jump into the action. $6 -Student Showcase. Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30p DSI proudly presents our Training Center class shows and experimental incubator teams. If you are interested in learning more about the art of improv, sketch or standup, you should take classes with the DSI Comedy Training Center. $6 -Starting Block. 9p Come see our newest performers at DSI tackle the iconic improv format, the Harold. $6

GOLDEN DIPPERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB -Special Open House. Thursday, Dec. 12, 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 gmartin@mebtel.net  

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

STARDUSTERS BALLROOM DANCE -  Saturday, Nov. 30, 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:  trianglestardusters.org/‎  $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   

TRIANGLE SWING DANCE SOCIETY -Low Down Sires (from Asheville). Saturday, Dec. 7, 7p. Free lesson instructors – Wes & Debbie Murphey School, Shared Visions Center, 3717 Murphy School Rd Durham, NC 27705.  www.triangleswingdance.org  Members/Students $8, Non-members $12

WEST COAST SWING CLASSES -  Tuesday, Dec. 10, 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 http://www.thetaverndurham.com.  $5-$10 per class

 

FARMERS MARKETS 

CARRBORO FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market - New Hours!  Saturday, Dec. 7, 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 http://www.carrborofarmersmarket.com.   There will be a special Pre-Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, Nov. 26th, from 3-6pm.

CHAPEL HILL FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 7, 8a-noon (every Saturday)  201 S Estes Dr. 919-533-9496 http://www.thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com -DURHAM FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 7, 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 http://www.durhamfarmersmarket.com  

ENO RIVER FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 7, 8a-12 noon  Public Market House, 144 E Margaret Lane, Hillsborough  http://www.enoriverfarmersmarket.com  

FEARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Closed til Spring.  t Fearrington Village off of 15/501 between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. For more info, call Eddie Kallam, 919-923-6262. http://www.fearrington.com/village/farmersmarket.asp  

HILLSBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 7, 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 http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-fearrington-3/   TeamHFM@yahoo.com

SOUTH DURHAM FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 7, 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)  http://www.southdurhamfarmersmarket.org  

SOUTHERN VILLAGE FARMERS’ -Weekly Market. Thursday, Dec. 12, 3:30 – 6:30p  Market Street,  off U.S. 15-501, Chapel Hill  http://www.southernvillage.com/farmers-market/  

 

FILM

HOME TRUST -would like to invite you to a FREE showing of the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Varsity Theatre!  Saturday, Dec 7,  6:45 pm  Varsity Theatre, 123 East Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514    Tickets are FREE!

RETRO CLASSICS FILM SERIES - Theives of Body and Soul - Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.,  festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma    -GOJIRA (original uncut Japanese version). Friday, Dec. 6, 7p The Japanese version of Godzilla is a serious monster film starring Takashi Shimura. American nuclear testing has given rise to a 150-foot tall engine of destruction, breathing atomic fire and hell-bent on destroying Tokyo before taking on the world.  Assembling the army, and all of the modern science Japan can muster, they battle the rampaging monster to the horrific conclusion.In Japanese with English subtitles.   -FORBIDDEN PLANET. Friday, Dec. 6, Begins 15 minutes after the end of Gojira This 1956 adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest is one of the best, most influential science fiction movies ever made. Walter Pidgeon is the Prospero figure, presiding over a paradisiacal world with his lovely young daughter and their droid named Robby the Robot. When the crew of a spaceship lands on the planet, they become aware of a sinister invisible force that threatens to destroy them.     

 

KIDS/FAMILY

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 durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com Jenny Justice, durhamfamilytheatre@gmail.com

HAPPY ROOTS ENTERTAINMENT -1st Annual Bull City Basketball Tournament & Toy Drive. Saturday, Dec. 07, 2013, 12:00p-6:00 p This event is for the entire family to donate toys to children that may not recieve any for Christmas. Durham School of the Arts, 400 N. Duke St., Durham, NC 27701 919-236-4108 BullCityGames@gmail.com Derrick Bridges dbridges61265@gmail.com $5.00 and a toy

MT. BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -Breakfast with St. Nick. Saturday, Dec 7, 8:00-11:00 a Hot breakfast, crafts, photo, face paint, raffle 3541 Rose of Sharon Road Durham, Nc 919-383-3854 Www.mtbethelchurch.org Meg Pisczek Office@mtbethelchurch.org $5 adult/child: $20 family

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club -Cookies Are Not Just for Santa. Sunday, Dec. 8, 12:30 & 2pm Activities include Story Telling, Cookie Decorating, Visit with Santa (don't forget your camera), snacks & beverages 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705 919.313.9618 http://www.washingtondukeinn.com/_files/_pdf/Santa_and_Cookies_2013.pdf Tonya Cole tcole@wdigc.com $10 per child, $5 per adult

 

LECTURES/FORUMS/LITERARY

DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL -   -Stroke Support Group. Monday, Dec. 9, 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 www.durhamregional.org/events. Goodson Chapel     Free and open to the public.

FLYLEAF BOOKS -   -Sacrificial Poets Touchstones Open Mic. Wednesday Dec 4, 6:30p (first Wednesdays)    -Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Thursday Dec. 12, 7p      

NCCU LAW SCHOOL -   Virtual Justice Project, (formerly TALIAS) Registration is recommended but not required.   at 919-530-6601 or virtualjusticeproject@nccu.edu    -Veteran’s Benefits Session. Nov. 12th at 6p This session is geared towards spouses, widows and children of veterans but all are welcome to attend. Please pass along this information to anyone you feel may benefit from it. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. NCCU’s School of Law.    Free

REINVESTMENT PARTNERS 919-667-1000 ext. 25 www.ReinvestmentPartners.org,Lorisa Seibel -Mortgage Seminar. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 4:00 Homeowners and home buyers will learn about affordable mortgages from lenders and the State of North Carolina. Find out how to prevent foreclosure. 6:00pm Reinvestment Partners, 110 E Geer St, Durham, NC 27701 919 667 1000 www.ReinvestmentPartners.org

 

MUSIC  

2ND WIND - 118 E. Main St. Downtown Carrboro. 919-967-7922 http://2ndwindofcarrboro.com/  All of our shows are free and start at 10pm unless otherwise posted.  -Bluegrass Night- every wednesday from 10-1am.     -2 fer- acoustic eclectic every thursday from 7:30-9p.     -Skinny Bag of Sugar- every 3rd friday of the month 10:30-2am.     -A Mad Affair 10pm. Friday, Dec 6, 10p    -Boys in the Well. Saturday, Dec. 7,  10p      

ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org [Call/check web for times]   -Public Information Meeting. Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30p About the proposed Arts & Creativity Center in downtown Carrboro. Steering Committee members will describe the scope of and vision for the proposed building and role of a creative hub and lay out the public input process that will be ongoing during the first half of 2014. Carborro Town Hall    

BEYU CAFFE - 335 W. Main Street, Durham 919-683-1058 http://beyucaffe.com/    -Gary Brunotte Jazz Duo. Dec. 9, 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. 9, (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. 10 (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. 12, (third Thursdays)      No cover!  -The Friday After Work Party with: The Duke Street Dogs. Friday, Dec 6, 6-8pm      

CASBAH - 1007 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701 (919) 687-6969 casbahdurham.com/?    -Wild Ponies. Friday, Nov. 22, 8:00 p      

CAT’S CRADLE - 300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 967-9053 http://www.catscradle.com/    -Local Bands Play Cat’s Cradle Benefit for Roger Johnson. Friday, Dec. 6, 8p The Archbishops of Blount Street, The Stars Explode and Rob Nance will play a benefit  to aid with the massive medical expenses incurred by Roger Johnson of the Ink Spot Copy Shop in Carrboro. Roger has no insurance and is dealing with cancer. His employer, Glyn Folk, has been generously helping with his expenses but cannot do it alone. In an evening of Rock and Ska, profits will go directly to Roger.     A donation of $10 is suggested.

THE CAVE TAVERN - 452 1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 919-968-9308, thecavebooking@gmail.com http://caverntavern.com/    -Liquor Store w/ Midnight Plus. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 9p  The Cave – 452 1/2 W Franklin St Chapel Hill    $5

CHAPEL HILL PHILHARMONIA -"Star-Crossed Lovers:  Music with Passion".  Guest conductor Evan Feldman will lead the orchestra in pieces by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Brahms.. Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30p  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 music.duke.edu  Free.  -Duke Jazz Ensemble – John Brown, director, with guest artist Gerald Clayton, piano. Friday, Dec 6, 8p  Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University, Durham. 4 pm.    Free.  -Duke Chamber Players. Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 pm, with Fred Raimi's Shostakovich class. Program includes Shostakovich's String Quartet #4 and Piano Quintet, Op. 57, as well as works by Schubert and Schoenfield and seasonal favorites, including Vince Guaraldi's and Lee Mendelson's "Charlie Brown Christmas" Goodson Chapel, Duke University Campus   

DURHAM JAZZ WORKSHOP - 4608 L Industry Lane, Durham, 27713  tickets.duke.edu  $5  -The Piano Performance Team. Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30p A unique group of 4-6 piano students from NC selected by audition each year. It was created to give talented young artists various opportunities to perform as well as to provide a community outreach program in the arts. These students play in recital collectively about twice a month in addition to competitions and workshops they participate in individually. They have performed for colleges, churches, hospitals, restaurants, retirement communities, the Democratic Expo in Raleigh, The Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, a military concert for the troops and their families at JEB in VA and many school systems in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. These students are very advanced for their age and have been well received wherever they go.     $5 suggested donation.  -JAZZ JAM every Sunday. Sunday, Dec. 8, 7p      

FULLSTEAM BREWERY - 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. (919) 682-2337 http://www.fullsteam.ag/    -Book signing with the American Craft Beer Cookbook author John Holl (Editor of All About Beer Magazine), Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5 - 8p The American Craft Beer Cookbook is coming to North Carolina from December 10 - 12, 2013     

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

OPEN EYE CAFE - 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-968-9410 http://www.openeyecafe.com.  

OASIS - In Carr Mill, 200 N Greensboro St A5, Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 904-7343 http://www.OasisInCarrMill.com  $8 Cover

PAPA MOJO’S ROADHOUSE - Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410-Y N.C. 55, Durham. 361-2222, http://www.papamojosroadhouse.com.  $8 Adv/$10 Dos  -Brett Chambers and the Usual Suspects. Dec. 11 (every Wednesday night) with a great open mic night. $8  -Hot Damn Blues Band. Friday, Dec. 6 The Hot Damn Blues Band Is A New Band In The Area That Features A Show With A Little Bit Of Everything. $8  -Kata. Saturday, Dec. 7 The Individual Members Of Kata Have Performed Nationally And Internationally In Different Musical Group And Continue To Satisfy Their Fans With High Energy Reggae Music. They Have A Real Feel For Their Music, Playing For The Past Two Years With Devotion And Passion.   $8

PINHOOK - 117 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701 (919) 667-1100   

PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE - 39 West Street, Pittsboro NC | Phone: 919-542-2432  http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/  

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

TRIANGLE GUITAR SOCIETY -Jorge Caballero. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 8p Pictures at an Exhibition. The Church of the Good Shepherd, 3741 Garrett Rd., Durham, NC 27707.    $18.00

 

ON STAGE

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 http://cgtheatre.com/events Rachel Klem rachel@cgtheatre.

ONE SONG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: -Leaves. Dec. 12, 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: http://1songproductions.weebly.com/  Suggested Donation: $5-$10  -A Trailer Park Christmas. Dec.  12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30p , Dec. 85 & 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: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/475980    Tickets: $19- General, $17- Students & Seniors

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY -   -Go, Granny D!  Dec. 6-7, 8p Writer/actor Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens in their new play with music,  the pair will perform the play, based on the memoirs of 90-year-old activist Doris Haddock. Touting “You’re never too old to raise a little hell,” Ms. Haddock blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act. She continued her bipartisan reform efforts in countrywide voter registration drives, issuing her final challenge in 2010 at age 100: "Democracy is a running game. You huddle and you go back in. You keep going." University Mall. For ticket reservations and more information, call 919-968-1515 or visit www.deepdishtheater.org.   All tickets are $20.

DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY - Southwest Regional Library, Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707   DeLois Cue   -The Gingerbread Boy.    Contact: Melody Peters   -  Saturday, Dec. 7, 3: 30 p.m  Main Library Branch  -  Thursday, Dec. 12 10:30 a.m.  -  Monday, Dec. 9 10:30 a.m.  Bragtown  Branch  -  Monday, Dec. 9 6 p.m.  South Regional Branch  -  Tuesday, Dec. 10 10:30 a.m.  Stanford L. Warren Branch  -  Tuesday, Dec. 10 4 p.m.  Southwest Regional Branch  -  Wednesday, Dec. 11 10:30  a.m.  East Regional  Branch  -  Thursday, Dec. 12 6:30p  North Regional Branch    

 

OUTINGS/ART  

ANIMATION & FINE ART GALLERIES -Furniture and Home Decor show. Nov. 1, 2013 through 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.     

BINGO -  Dec 12, (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    

CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY - 1215 E Franklin St., (between Caffe’ Driade and Whitehall Antiques) 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com   

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

CITY OF DURHAM, Amy Blalock, (919) 560-4123 x 11253 -Seasonal Floral Design: Winter Holiday Topiary or Table Wreath. Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:00 a    -Holiday Celebration at the Gardens. Sunday, Dec. 8, 12:00 p    -Holiday Greenery. Sunday, Dec. 8, 1p      

WEST POINT ON ENO - West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 North Roxboro Road, Durham. 919-471-1623, option 2  Jessica Leff, Jessica.leff@durhamnc.gov   -Winter Birds. Sat, Dec 21, 8:30p Bring your binoculars and we will look to see what birds will be spending their winter with us.  Open to all skill levels.  Call 919-383-1686 for directions.   -“Cartografinha”. thru Sunday, Dec 8,  1-5p - an international photographic memoir of people and places by local photographer Julian Cola will be on display at the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography from 2013. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd., Hillsborough.    $15

ENO RIVER STATE PARK -   For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office - 919-383-1686.   http://www.enoriver.org 919-620-9099 x 207   -Pleasant Green Steam Station Hike. Sat, Dec 7, 1p Join a ranger to visit the site of an old steam station along the banks of the Eno.  We will investigate what is left of the ruins and talk about its history.   -Birdwatching. Sat, Dec 14, 9a Find your binoculars and join our expert volunteer to see what birds will be staying the winter months in our park.  Must be at least 12 years of age.   -Piper Cox Open House. Sat, Dec 14, 2-4p Come and visit our historic home and learn about holiday celebrations in early colonial times.   -Christmas Craft. Sun, Dec 22, 11:30a Join a ranger and hear about Christmas trees.  Bring your own stories and legends and be prepared to make a tree to take home. (Limit 15)  -Holiday Sing-A-Long. Sun, Dec 22, 2p. Join a park ranger at the Piper Cox House for a brief talk about the house, followed by a sing-a-long.  We will include holiday songs historically sung by local residents.     

MORRISVILLE CoC -Annual Holiday Potluck. Friday, Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m. 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 www.morrisvillechamber.org 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 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Networking event will take place on at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, located at 260 Town Hall Drive, Ste. A, Morrisville. -Best Of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys:. Nov. 16, 2013 - February 23, 2014 The Art of Steve Gerberich; Analog Art for the Digital Age     

PIEDMONT WILDLIFE CENTER -Celebrate Wildlife!  Gala & Auction. Saturday, Nov. 23,  6:30-10:30p Come celebrate wildlife with  as they raise money for nature education and wildlife conservation!  Event includes gourmet food from local restaurants, cash bar, special homebrew beer, live music from ROOTZIE, silent & live auctions, visits from live wildlife ambassadors, games & raffles to win an iPad Mini,  a Kindle Fire, Hot Air Balloon Ride and more! Durham Armory, Foster St., Downtown Durham  www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org/  

PLEIADES GALLERY -   pleiadesartdurham.com Kim Wheaton kim@pleiadesartdurham.com  -Gathering. The show runs from Nov. 20 to January 5, 2014. Third Friday Reception:  Friday, Dec. 20, 6-9pm 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 scrapexchange.org    -Free Community Knitting Night, 3rd Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.. Dec. 12, 6-9p (1st and 3 Thursdays)    -Form and Function. Opening Reception Nov. 29 6-9p. Exhibit:  Nov. 15 – Dec. 24 A group show featuring functional design with repurposed materials Green Gallery .   

SPECTRE Arts - 1004 Morning Glory, Durham, NC 27701 (919) 213-1441     -Workshop: Lotions and Tintures. Saturday, Dec. 7,  1-4p Hearty lotions for the winter & Tinctures to prevent from winter colds. There is a two-fold intention to the workshops. One is to transfer basic skills in using plants and plant oils for body care products and medicine. The other is to build community and self-reliance by inviting participants to gather on their own to make large batches of product, share supplies, recipes and fun. The hope is that as we make more of what we use on and in our body, the less dependent we become on corporate products that are neither safe, nor effective. The first workshop we will make a skin care lotion that the whole family can use, and a tincture to help with winter colds. Second workshop we will make a herbal massage oil and salve along with some basic recipes for winter teas that will nip that cold or sinus infection in the bud. Do not participate if you have nut allergies since the products we will make will employ almond oil and are not made in a nut-free environment. If you have other allergies, please check the supply list and participate at your own risk.     

TYNDALL GALLERIES - University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-942-2290 http://www.tyndallgalleries.com/    -Lynn Boggess. Saturday, Nov. 30, Opening Reception: 7 – 9 pm, exhibit thru Dec. 21, 2013

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