Exploring Sherry Wine Class @ The Granary at Fearrington Village
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We’ve all known it as the drink of choice for our older relatives – Tio Pepe’s Fino, chilled and uncomplicated. These past couple of years, sherry has made such a wonderful comeback, showing savvy drinkers that sherry isn’t past its prime. Olorosos with its wonderful heady nutty aromatics, to a Manzanilla’s apple, almond flavors perfect for sipping alone or for mixing that perfect “welcome, summer” cocktail. How does this fortified wine get such complex flavors? How it is made? Join Beverage Director Paula de Pano as she discusses her favorite fortified wine.
$45 includes tasting plate, wine, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Lemurpalooza @ Duke Lemur Center
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Educational activities, food trucks and Duke Lemur Center’s mascot, Maky, welcome lemur enthusiasts of all ages to fundraise for the center’s costs of lemur care, research and conservation as a part of their Adopt-a-Lemur program.

Hands-on Greek Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nothing is better than the fresh flavors of Mediterranean cuisine…especially Greece! In tonight’s class we will explore what make Greek food undeniably one of the best out there!

Menu includes: Tomato and Zucchini Fritters; Shrimp Saganaki; Greek Salad with Green Beans, Dill and Feta; Grilled Greek Lamb; Spanakopita: Spinach Phyllo Tart; Greek Potatoes; Homemade Pitas; Tzetiki; Baklava.

Hands-on Grilling 101 Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If you are still wondering what the difference between charcoal and gas are. Or maybe every time you grill, it turns into a blackened dried out mess. In this class we will discuss, proper grilling technique, marinades, and the timing of cooking on a grill…both charcoal and gas!

Menu includes: Fire Roasted Ricotta Dip with Padron Peppers; Grilled Summer Vegetables; Grilled Flank Steak with Basil Mint Vinaigrette; Hickory Smoked Ribs and Tomatoes; Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad; Grilled Flatbread; Grilled Peaches with Pound Cake and Buttermilk Ice Cream

Economic Development and Emerging Issues in NC @ Research Triangle Foundation
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Panel discussion featuring NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall; Leslie Boney, director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University; and former NC Congressman Mike McIntyre, senior advisor and director of government relations at Poyner Spruill. Join members of the Organization of Women in International Trade – Greater Triangle Chapter (OWIT-GT), the Triangle British-American Business Council (Triangle BABCNC), the Canadian Business Association of North Carolina (CBA-NC) and other international organizations for a summer social followed by insights from international speakers. $20 for members of host and partner organizations; $25 for employees of nonprofit organizations or academic institutions; and $35 for non-members. Visit to register.

Hands-on Latin Nights, Little Bites Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on a food tour of Latin and South America! We will create a menu with a fusion of small plates from all over Latin America…Including dishes from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Peru, Argentina, just to name a few. Don’t let these small bites fool you, these bold flavors will have your taste buds swooning.

Menu includes: Argentinian Empanadas with Chimichuri, Brazilian Cheese Bread, Cuban Tostones with Oregano and Garlic Mojo, Grilled Peruvian Meat Skewers; Puerto Rican Mofongo with “Pernil”: Mashed Plaintains with Roasted Shredded Pork, Tres Leche Cake

Hands-on Summer Southern Nights Cooking Class @ The Kitchen Specialist @ The Kitchen Specialist
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the bountiful local fruits and vegetables, creating a menu inspired by Southern traditions only seems obvious. Join Katie, a South Carolina native at The Kitchen Specialist for a proper Southern meal that would make you want to sip sweet tea on the front porch!

Menu includes: Fried Green Tomatoes with Corn and Tomato Remoulade; Crispy Pork with Benne Seeds and a Bourbon Peach Sauce; Charleston Red Rice; Videla Onion Tart; Kale and Blueberry Slaw; Bourbon Berry Cobbler.

Memories of Durham Story Quilt Dedication @ Museum of Durham History
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Plan to attend the unveiling of the Memories of Durham Story Quilt created from oral histories recorded at the Museum of Durham History – Story Booth Project. Sauda Zahra, Story Quilt Project Lead, along with quilters Veronica Carlisle and Nancy Cash expressed their artistic interpretation of these memories by using pictures, texts and fabrics to stitch together places, objects and vignettes that captures the collective memories of Durham that are deeply rooted in struggle, pride and community.

The quilters hope the Memories of Durham Story Quilt will inspire visitors to the Museum of Durham History to reflect on, remember and share their own stories, and convey the message that “Your memories matter.”

Come witness this historical event and see what memories the Memories of Durham Story Quilt triggers for you!

Biking Durham’s HiSTORIES @ Museum of Durham History
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Sunday, June 18, from 1-3pm the Museum of Durham History and Bike Durham are going to celebrate Father’s Day with the make-up date for Biking Durham’s HiSTORIES, a leisurely five-mile tour through downtown Durham and the American Tobacco Campus, which was originally scheduled for May 13.

The no-cost, family-friendly ride will be led by local historian and Durham native Ernest Dollar, who will stop at various locations around town to tell the city’s more famous and lesser known stories. The ride begins and ends (with parking available) at Museum of Durham History, 500 West Main Street. Representatives from Bike Durham and the Museum will be on hand to marshal the ride and help the peloton share the road with vehicles and navigate intersections.

Please be sure to arrive a little early to sign the waiver we’re obligated to have you sign before you ride.

This is the third year of the ride, with previous tours drawing over 100 cyclists riding through downtown streets! Email or call 919-246-9993 for more details.

Work-Life Integration to Better Achieve Your Goals – Lunch and Learn @ Executive Office Suites
Jun 22 all-day

Are you a time-crunched, high achiever who wants to squeeze every minute out of the day? Does your team need tools and technology to collaborate and achieve higher goals? Do you have more deadlines than days to get it all done? Would you benefit from keeping all areas of your life organized and better schedule your priorities?
Work-life integration can be achieved – if you know the right tools to use for your lifestyle.


Lees, Malo, and Oak Wine Class @ The Granary at Fearrington Village
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What am I smelling? Why does it smell like bread dough? Buttered Popcorn? Crème Fraiche? Nutmeg and Cedar Shavings? Where are those aromatics come from and why do they manifest a lot stronger with certain wines?
The science behind wine flavors and smells can be intimidating, but there are telltale aspects of how a particular wine is made. What do these particular treatments to wine contribute to the overall wine? Aside from the wines for the class, enjoy smelling and tasting particular items and ingredients associated with these flavors to connect the aromatics in the wine better.
$40 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Repticon Raleigh Reptile and Exotic Animal Show @ North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day

Repticon Raleigh is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational family-oriented fun for everyone!

Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

Adults – $10, Children (5-12) – $5, Under 5 – Free
Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets

Question-a-bull Trivia at Durty Bull @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

Welcome to the first day of class. Here at Durty Bulliversity we know that many of you would prefer to choose your own classes. However, you’ve all been drinking, so we’ve set up the curriculum for you. We’ll be running over material from current events, this week in history, and music, plus a final mystery round to make sure you’re still awake.

Your instructor, Ms Sherri, is stone-cold sober and ready to see how much you know about things and stuff. We’ve got some prizes for the top students, so bring your thinking caps and competitive spirit.

The smart student shows up early to get some last minute studying in, and our taproom happens to open at 4pm. Just saying.

An In-Depth Look at Grüner Veltliner @ The Granary
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Primarily known as Austria’s leading white grape, Gruner Veltliner has made itself known to wine drinkers more recently by its distinct peppery-spice and herbal quality.
Learn about how it expresses itself as a very fresh, quaffable federspiel, or a ripe, deeply concentrated smaragd from the Wachau.
$40 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council,

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at