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FEBRUARY

Feb. 23

The Complete Gardener: Growing and Managing Trees & Shrubs

“Growing and Managing Trees & Shrubs” will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The free class, part of the Complete Gardener Series, is designed for beginner and advanced gardeners alike. Pre-registration includes a CD with supplementary information.

Phone: (919) 542-8202

Web site: http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=events

 

Feb. 25

All Together Now

An opening reception for “All Together Now,” a show of collaborative works by the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts’ member artists, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 25. Featured works include painting, metal sculpture, photography, blown glass, stained and fused glass, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery, quilts, and fiber arts. The show runs through March 21.

Phone: (919) 732-5001

Web site: www.hillsboroughgallery.com

 

Feb. 26

Black Tie & Tails Ball

Carolina Tiger Rescue will host the Black Tie & Tails Ball from 7-11 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham. Immerse yourself in the color and culture of South Africa during the fourth annual fundraiser, the proceeds of which benefit 80 wild cats in the organization’s care. The event, which includes hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, live music and silent auction, will be emceed by NBC 17 news anchor Donald Jones. Tickets cost $125 per person.

Web site: www.blacktieandtailsball.com

 

Feb. 26-27

ChathamArts Film Forum on Racial Justice

ChathamArts and the North Carolina Humanities Council will coordinate a two-day film forum on racial justice and reconciliation Feb. 26-27 at Joy Baptist Church in Siler City and at Fearrington Barn in Pittsboro. Films will include “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” “Blood Done Sign My Name,” “Greensboro: Closer to the Truth,” “Moving Midway” and “An Unlikely Friendship.” Speakers and discussion panels will include scholars, people featured in the films, African-American community leaders and filmmakers.

Phone: (919) 542-0394

Web site: www.chathamarts.org

MARCH

March 1-2

The Complete Gardener: Landscaping with Natives

“Landscaping with Natives” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 1 and from 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 2 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The free class, part of the Complete Gardener Series, is designed for beginner and advanced gardeners alike. Pre-registration includes a CD with supplementary information.

Phone: (919) 542-8202

Web site: http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=events

 

March 7

An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Radio personality and humorist Garrison Keillor will return to the Durham Performing Arts Center stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 7 to share his anecdotes on growing up in the American Midwest. Tickets cost $25 per person.

Phone: (919) 680-2787

Web site: www.dpacnc.com

 

March 10

Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions

An opening celebration will be held March 10 for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University’s “Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions.” The installation of works that have been acquired since the museum’s founding five years ago will be on display through Aug. 14.

Phone: (919) 684-5135

Web site: www.nasher.duke.edu

 

March 18

Beyond the Deadlines

An artist reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. March 18 for “Beyond the Deadlines: Photographs by Independent Weekly Photographers D.L. Anderson and Jeremy M. Lange,” which will be on view through May 15 at the Durham Arts Council’s Allenton and Semans galleries. The event, part of downtown Durham’s Third Friday, is free and open to the public.

Phone: (919) 560-2787

Web site: www.durhamarts.org

 

Through March 20

Tradition in Clay: Two Centuries of Classic North Carolina Pots

The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents “Tradition in Clay: Two Centuries of Classic North Carolina Pots” through March 20. More than 100 pots and pottery vessels, including works by the Seagle and Fox families, are on display in the exhibit.

Phone: (919) 966-5736

Web site: www.ackland.org

 

March 21-27

Wellness Week

Throughout the week of March 21, dozens of spas, yoga studios, and Pilates centers throughout the Triangle will cut prices for treatments and classes in half or offer flat-rate $50 deals to celebrate Wellness Week. The nationwide event, presented by SpaFinder, is designed to give residents an opportunity to experience the full mix of wellness options now available at spas, studios and salons. Deals range from massages, wraps and facials to nutritional counseling, acupuncture, and yoga and Pilates.

Web site: www.spafinder.com/wellnessweek

 

March 25

Walkable Hillsborough

An opening reception for “Walkable Hillsborough,” a show of locally themed work by the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts’ member artists, will be held from 6-9 p.m. March 25. The show runs through April 24.

Phone: (919) 732-5001

Web site: www.hillsboroughgallery.com

 

March 30

The Complete Gardener: Growing Berries

“Growing Berries” will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 30 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The free class, part of the Complete Gardener Series, is designed for beginner and advanced gardeners alike. Pre-registration includes a CD with supplementary information.

Phone: (919) 542-8202

Web site: http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=events

APRIL

April 1-3

Southern Ideal Home Show

The bi-annual Southern Ideal Home Show will be held April 1-3 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Shop, compare prices and talk with experts about your next building, remodeling, decorating, or landscaping project during the weekend event. Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. April 1, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 2 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 3. Admission is $9 per person at the door and is free for children 15 and younger with a paying adult.

Phone: (800) 849-0248

Web site: www.southernidealhomeshow.com

 

April 2

Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett

Legendary entertainer and Emmy Award winner Carol Burnett will be at the Durham Performing Arts Center April 2 for “Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett: A Conversation with Carol,” where the audience asks the questions. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.; tickets cost $42 per person for general seating.

Phone: (919) 680-2787

Web site: www.dpacnc.com

 

April 6-24

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” featuring the Red Clay Ramblers will be performed April 6-24 at PlayMakers Repertory Co.’s Paul Green Theatre in Chapel Hill. This tuneful take on Mark Twain’s literary landmark has earned multiple Tony Awards on Broadway. Matinee shows start at 2 p.m., while evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. The show will be followed by Joan Didion’s “The Year of Magical Thinking,” which will be on stage April 27 through May 1.

Phone: (919) 962-7529

Web site: www.playmakersrep.org

 

April 9

Wachovia Tar Heel 10 Miler

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Endurance magazine have partnered for the 2011 Wachovia Tar Heel 10 Miler, which will start at 7:30 a.m. April 9 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Approximately 4,000 runners are expected to participate in the event, which also includes a simultaneous Fleet Feet Sports 4+ Mile Run. Proceeds from the event benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Web site: www.tarheel10miler.com

 

April 9-10

Spring Art Market

The Durham Arts Council will host a Spring Art Market April 9-10. The market, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 9 and from 1-5 p.m. April 10, will include self-guided tours of urban art galleries, studios, and impromptu exhibits featuring the work of more than 200 artists. Tours, which are free and open to the public, begin at the council, which is located at 120 Morris St.

Web site: www.durhamartwalk.com

 

April 16

Planet Earth Celebration

Burt’s Bees of Durham and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host the fourth annual Planet Earth Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16 at the downtown Raleigh museum. The event will feature several exhibits on repurposed art and music, as well as expert advice on sustainable living from more than 100 locally based, environmentally friendly organizations.

Phone: (919) 433-4579

Web site: www.planetearthcelebration.com

 

April 28

Sleep Apnea Support Group

A free sleep apnea support group will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. April 28 at Structure House in Durham. During the event, CPAP sleep specialists will be on hand to showcase the latest equipment and provide educational resources; screenings also will be available for attendees. The meeting of Alert, Well & Keeping Energetic (AWAKE) of Durham County is sponsored by Active Healthcare Inc. 

Phone: (919) 870-8600

Web site: www.activehealthcare.com

 

April 29

Elemental: Metal, Wood and Water

An opening reception for “Elemental: Metal, Wood and Water” will be held from 6-9 p.m. April 29 at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. The exhibit features turned wood by Pat Lloyd, paintings by Kim Wheaton and jewelry from Miranda Kossoff. The show runs through May 22.

Phone: (919) 732-5001

Web site: www.hillsboroughgallery.com

MAY

May 20

ARTQUILTSmovement

An opening reception for ARTQUILTS
movement, the ninth annual PAQA-South International Juried Art Quilt Exhibition, will be held from 5-7 p.m. May 20 at the Allenton and Semans galleries inside the Durham Arts Council. The event, part of downtown Durham’s Third Friday, is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through July 24.

Phone: (919) 560-2787

Web site: www.durhamarts.org

 

May 20-21

Hillsborough Hog Day

Hillsborough Hog Day will be held May 20-21 at River Park downtown. The annual festival will feature music, crafts and barbecue.

Web site: www.hogdays.com