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Weekend Picks: July 21st – 23rd

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Andy Ferrell performs at Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough Friday at 8:30pm
(photo by Daniel Barlow)

This weekend is going to be a scorcher so I’ve decided to pick events to enjoy inside where it will be nice and cool. Here are my top picks for the weekend. Also, if you are looking to cool off with some ice cream I recommend checking out the new Two Roosters Ice Cream Shop that just opened in North Raleigh. If you are in Durham, there is no better place to grab a cone than at The Parlour. Stay cool and happy exploring!

Friday – July 21

Cajammers Perform at the Blue Note Grill – Durham
The Cajammers are a North Carolina band that has been playing a highly danceable mix of Cajun, Zydeco, and swamp pop since 2012. Unique to the group is a trio of female fiddlers who adore sharing their love for Louisiana-inspired tunes with the audience. This energetic group will keep your toes tapping from beginning to end! Music 8pm-11:30pm at the Blue Note Grill in Durham.

Saturday – July 22

Andy Ferrell at Mystery Brewing Public House – Hillsborough
North Carolina roots songwriter Andy Ferrell perorms this Saturday at the Mystery Brewing Public House in Hillsborough 8:30pm-11:30pm. Born in Boone, NC, Ferrell grew up in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the birthplace of Appalachian traditional music and the home of the great Doc Watson. Growing up in Watson’s shadow, and with a folk guitarist for a father, Appalachian roots play a large role in Ferrell’s music.

Sunday – July 23

Kitten Party at Wake County Animal Center – Raleigh
The Wake County Animal Center of Raleigh will be having a kitten party. Come meet your new best friend. There will be many adorable available fuzz balls. 12-5pm. 820 Beacon Lake Dr, Raleigh.

Free Play at Level Up Kitchen & Barcadium
Play any of your favorite arcade games at The Level Up Kitchen + Barcadium for FREE. Sip on one of our ice cold drafts for $1 off!

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Durham County Library Presents ADF Book Discussion With Bill T. Jones

Program: ADF Book Discussion With Bill T. Jones
Date: Saturday, July 29
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents ADF Book Discussion With Bill T. Jones at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage in a book discussion with world-renowned dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald is the inspiration for one of Jones’ performances, the ADF-commissioned Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant. The novel is described by The New York Times book reviewer Larry Wolff as “a profound and original work of fiction, The Emigrants pursues the stories of four people as they move from land to land — and, above all, as they move through history” (March 30, 1997). Check out a copy from the library and join the discussion.

This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or [email protected]

Source: Durham County Library

Summer Reading Family of Readers – Week 4

Madelyn and Addison Daryani with their favorite books

The Daryani Family

This summer Durham County Library is celebrating a family of readers each week of Summer Reading, June 17 through August 12. This week’s family of readers are Addison and Madelyn Daryani.

Addison is 8 years old, and Madelyn is 4 years old. They visit South Regional Library, where their favorite book to read as a family is On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman. They’ve been visiting South Regional Library since Addison was only 1 year old.

One of their favorite library memories is when the girls’ mom used to bring Addison to Baby Lapstitters when Addison was only 1 year old. They have been fans of the library for their whole lives! The whole family loves to visit South Regional Library and read lots of books together.

Summer Reading at Durham County Library is free and open to people of all ages. This year’s theme is Build a Better World. Reading stretches the imagination, deepens our capacity to empathize with others, and helps students retain academic gains over the summer months.

Durham County Library encourages reading every day. Babies love books, too! It’s never too early to start reading together. Children, teens, and adults can earn prizes by reading, visiting each Durham County Library, participating in library programs, exploring a library database or electronic resource, and volunteering in the community.

To register for Summer Reading and learn more, visit your local library or check out DurhamCountyLibrary.org/SummerReading. Stop by the library to discover something new, participate in community, and help build a better world.

Source: Durham County Library

Weekend Picks: July 14th – 16th

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Two Roosters Ice Cream Truck Opens their North Raleigh Storefront this Sunday at 2pm

This weekend there are several cool things to enjoy. Friday night I highly recommend checking out the Party in the Park at the NCMA Ellipse Lawn. Then there’s awesome Blues Music in Durham on Saturday. Finally, wrap up the weekend with the Grand Opening of the Two Roosters Ice Cream Shop on Sunday. Below are all the details you need to enjoy my top picks this weekend. Happy Exploring!

Friday – July 14th

Hoopla: Party in the Park at NCMA
Hoopla is back, Polynesian style, with a Carolina luau! Experience fire dancers and ukulele music amid art in the Park. A local DJ spins tunes, and Imagine Circus dazzles with their Femme de Fire show. Durham Ukulele Orchestra and Raleigh Drum Circle perform. Food trucks will be on hand (see list below), and beer, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. The Disney film Moana (ticket required) screens after the party at 9 pm. The event takes place in the NCMA Park at the Ellipse Lawn

Gregg Gelb & the Second Line Stompers in Cary
The Starlight Concert Series is a lively series of free concerts that features musical styles from near and far. Concerts takes place at 7pm in the beautiful gardens of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary. Bring a picnic and enjoy music by starlight! Enjoy and evening of jazz with central North Carolina’s top jazz musician and his band in their Starlight Concert debut!  With guest singer Kathy Montgomery Gelb. Del’s Lemonade will be on-site during the concert selling frozen lemonade!

Saturday – July 15th

Pat “Mother of Blues” Cohen performs at The Bullpen
For years, Pat sang in New Orleans six nights a week, performing at a wide array of venues including the House of Blues, until Katrina destroyed her home. She relocated to North Carolina and has recently started touring with the Music Maker Blues Revue. This Saturday at 8:30pm you can hear her perform at The Bullpen in Durham right next to the Durham Bulls Stadium. The Bullpen is known for great wings and a nice selection of local beer.

Sunday – July 16th

Two Roosters Ice Cream Shop Grand Opening
The Two Roosters Ice Cream Truck is opening their long awaited Brick & Mortar Ice Cream Shop in North Raleigh this Sunday at 2pm. Customers can expect a rotating menu of ice cream with 10 popular flavors always on hand. The new storefront is located next to Gonza Tacos off Lead Mine Road in the same shopping center as Sola Coffe Cafe’. Nothing better than enjoying a cone of locally made ice cream as a way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

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Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival Returns to Holly Springs September 9th!

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Do you like craft beer and food trucks? Well, mark your calendars because the Beericana craft beer & music festival returns to Holly Springs SaturdaySeptember 9th. This year’s event, organized by 919 Beer, will feature 70 breweries from across North Carolina and beyond, 16 food trucks, and 3 live bands. Entry to the festival gets you unlimited tastings from the breweries. Food is available for purchase from the many food trucks.

Tickets go on sale July 15th at 10am. Tickets are $75 for VIP early access from noon to 6 p.m. and $45 for general admission from 2 to 6 p.m. There is also a $15 option for music only. For a peek at what Beericana was like last year check out the short clip below.


Please note that no children are allowed at Beericana and a valid photo identification must be presented. Check out the FAQ on the the event website for additional details.

Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival
September 9th, 2017
Sugg Farm Park – Holly Springs, NC (map)
www.beericana.com
For updates & inside notes follow @beericana and @919beer.

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Durham County Library Presents Meet the Author: Jeanette Stokes

Program: Meet the Author: Jeanette Stokes
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents Meet the Author: Jeanette Stokes at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707. This program is free and open to the public.

Jeanette Stokes is the founder and Director of the Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South and author of Hurricane Season, 25 Years in the Garden, 35 Years on the Path, Flying Over Home, and Following a Female Line. She lives in Durham, NC. Join her for a reading and discussion of her latest work, Just Keep Going: Advice on Writing and Life. Books will be available for purchase.

This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or [email protected]

Source: Durham County Library

Durham County Library Presents Beat Generation Writers

Program: Beat Generation Writers
Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents Beat Generation Writers on Saturday, July 22 at 3 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707. This program is free and open to the public.

The Washington Street Writing Group celebrates its 25th anniversary with an afternoon of poetry and discussion, focused on the Beats and other poets from the post-WWII to mid-1960s era. The Beats stood for openness, activism, and experimentation in writing, sometimes combining poetry with jazz.

This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or [email protected]

Source: Durham County Library

Pork, Pickles, & Peanuts: Tastes of NC

07/22/2017 to 07/22/2017 – Celebrate North Carolina food culture and history. This extremely tasty event includes a BBQ and Pie contest. Guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People’s Choice winner of their own.
In the morning, join our juniors for special demonstrations in the Historic Area. The Duke’s historic house will be open to walk through with costumed interpreters and historic music. In the afternoon, don’t miss a special historic cooking demonstration!

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