Branding with Annie @ The Frontier
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

Looking for how to maximize your marketing materials and learn how to “brand” your small business better?

Join me each month for “Branding with Annie”
This monthly workshop series features rotating topics on how you can improve your small business through branding and marketing. This series is hosted by Annie Franceschi of Greatest Story Creative, a Durham-based Branding Expert and Former Disney Storyteller.

This complimentary interactive workshop (valued at $100) is perfect for you if you are:

Looking for creative ideas on how to grow (or start) your business on the right foot
Feeling stuck or uninspired about how to market and talk about your business
Needing practical steps and resources to greatly improve how you share your business with others

Each month the topic rotates, diving into a subject that can be game-changing your business.

AUGUST’S topic is “ABOUT ME” WEBSITE PAGES for small businesses.
What belongs on the “About Me” page of my website? How personal or professional should it be to attract ideal clients? RSVP here:

Views from The Durham @ The Durham Hotel
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us on the roof for a series of telescopic stargazing nights hosted by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and Innovate Your Cool Conference. Stop by for guided constellation tours, music from DJ Mic Check, and celestial cocktail creations from the bar.

August 14
Views: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Crescent Moon, Meteors
Lucky stargazers may catch the tail end of the Perseid meteor shower tonight alongside planets and deep sky objects.

Free | Family Friendly

Volunteer @ Lakewood Elementary @ Lakewood Elementary School
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lakewood Elementary is gearing up for the upcoming school year! They need help setting up computers, moving furniture, putting up posters, setting up bookshelves, and more! Cocoa Cinnamon is have free churros on hand! Sign up today @

We Love Teachers at Not Just Paper @ Not Just Paper
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Calling all teachers… It’s time to celebrate you!

Join us at our first ever We Love Teachers Event for:
– 20% off purchases (double the usual 10% teacher discount)
– Free samples for your classroom for the first 50 teachers to arrive
– Free food and drink (starting at 11:30am)

At 12:00pm we are offering a free seminar by Pam Goodman of Learn how to engage families so your kiddos master even the most difficult skills. You will leave with:
– Homework assignments that get done
– Wish lists that get fulfilled
– Creative ideas that engage the parents in their child’s academic growth
– Eligible for a drawing of 30 copies of How to Be the Best Student You Can Be, enough for your entire class

At 12:30pm we will be giving away the following:
– A Crayola Classpack of crayons and markers
– Crayola gift packs of assorted items
– A Carpet from Carpets for Kids
– Class Pack of Dry Erase Lap Boards
– Sets of 4 magnetic pockets

To be eligible for the 12:30pm drawings you must RSVP to Must be present to win.

The first 50 teachers that arrive will receive a goody bag with samples and offers from the following vendors:
– Chick-fil-A
– Clorox
– Pacon
– Pentel
– Purell
– Rubbermaid
– Sanford
– Scholastic
– Tork

We hope you will stop by and visit with us. We are on Main Street near Brightleaf. There is free parking available in our lot.

Alternative vehicle display, dinner & networking event at the Durham Bulls game @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

Join Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for the Durham Bulls baseball game, barbecue dinner and networking, at 7 p.m. Aug. 21.
Electric vehicles will be on display from local dealerships, including the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt and Chrysler Pacifica (plug-in EV). There will also be cars and trucks that use alternative fuels including propane, natural gas and ethanol. Visit for more information!

Abundance with Adele @ The Frontier
Aug 22 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Ready to ditch the obstacles that hold you and your business back from having the confidence, clients, and income you desire and know you are capable of?

Join Adele Michal for the “Abundance with Adele” monthly sales workshop!
Perfect for women entrepreneurs and leaders of small business teams, this new monthly workshop series will show you a fresh, authentic look at the world of sales, messaging and business.

August’s topic for abundance is “More Income” – What’s your next best step to making the income you desire and deserve in your business?

Build it, Break it Down and Build it Again @ Main Library
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do you like to build things? We’ll provide the supplies; you provide the ideas! Join us at the Main Library in Hillsborough and build the tallest, sturdiest, and most creative structures using a variety of materials. Grades 3-5.

Noir She Didn’t @ Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Aug 24 all-day

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live, public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Charlotte and surrounding areas throughout North Carolina. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception and delicious food in this comedic thriller!

Stagville Under the Stars: Summer Edition @ Historic Stagville
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

The Morehead Planetarium presents a night of West African storytelling and stargazing at Historic Stagville. Learn about the oral tradition that might have been preserved by enslaved families. After the storytelling, we will have telescopes and a sky tours outside.

In this new summer edition of our popular winter program, we will see a totally different seasonal night sky!

Volunteer @ Eastway Elementary @ Eastway Elementary School
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eastway Elementary is gearing up for the upcoming school year! They need help setting up computers, moving furniture, putting up posters, setting up bookshelves, and more! Sign up today @

Upcoming Auditions Near Charlotte, NC @ Acting Out Studio
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 7:40 pm

To schedule an audition, please visit the website provided, Any questions about current or upcoming auditions should be directed to

How to Prepare:
You do not need to prepare a monologue or read a play/script before you attend auditions. Rather, come in with an open mind and an energetic attitude. Be ready to engage in guided improv scenarios and group interaction.

The typical audition is structured in two parts, consisting of a set of improv skill tests followed by improv scenes in which the actor is provided a set of circumstances and asked to create a cold improvised scene with a partner(s).

What to Expect:
-It is recommended to be 15 minutes early for your scheduled audition time slot.
-Audition time slot groups perform for 15–20 minutes with five minutes saved for questions.
-Actors are notified within one week via email with the results of their audition.
-We contact all actors, whether or not they have been cast into the troupe.

What to Bring:
-A current headshot.
-An acting resume — all levels of experience are welcome to audition.

Back to School with Backpack Charms @ Main Library
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Use your imagination and unique interests to sculpt some fun backpack charms! Grades 3-5.

Kids Pawpaw Song and Dance Celebration @ Funny Girl Farm
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Join us on the farm as we celebrate North Carolina’s largest native fruit, the Pawpaw! Durham musician Dr. Fruit will teach us some of their original kids’ songs from the hit album “Kids for President” as well as play some old-school classics. We’ll take a break half-way through the concert to create our own instruments (that you can take home!) and then end our celebration by rocking out together.

That’s not all! We’ll have opportunities to learn about Pawpaws and delicious samples so that everyone can taste their tropical banana-mango flavor.

Tinkergarten Trial Class @ Forest Hills Park
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am

Looking for some fall fun? Come join me outside for a FREE Tinkergarten trial class! These are fun classes kids (18 months to 5 years old) and their parents/caregivers where we learn, explore and play outside, all while doing a creative, nature-based activity. Pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register for a free class, check out the website:
Need another time or location? There are classes happening all over the Triangle.

Sister Act @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place that the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! While struggling through the restrictions of her new lifestyle, she uses her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, but in doing so, she jeopardizes her cover. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, Sister Act makes for a truly moving story. Tickets can be accessed at Raleigh Little Theatre’s website under shows and events, and at Raleigh Little Theatre’s box office.