“Aging Successfully” – 6 week Study Group @ Shared Visions Retreat Center
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm

This study group offers a safe supportive environment to learn from each other as we explore what it takes to age successfully. There will be an emphasis on cooperation to grow emotionally, socially, psychologically and spiritually. We will use a variety of learning tools including readings, films, inventories and group exercises.
Making decisions about the next stage of your life takes careful consideration about where and how you will live. You will be introduced to the concept of intentional living in cohousing, which we think is a great option for many empty nesters. We will explore a variety of approaches for aging successfully so each of you will feel equipped to decide on a path forward for your long happy life.

Antinori Family Wine Dinner with Rob Corbin @ Parizade
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

We are thrilled to introduce our first wine dinner of 2018! Parizade’s Italian wine dinner will be held Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30pm. This decadent 5-course dinner will feature an incredible selection of boutique bottles from the vineyards of the Antinori Family Winery. The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence! Each of the selected bottles will be perfectly paired with some delectable Parizade flavors. We will be joined, and guided through our journey by Regional Sales Manager, Rob Corbin. See the full 5-course food & wine pairings below. The cost of the dinner is $85 per person with tax and gratuity not included. Please call the restaurant to make a reservation or for more information at 919-286-9712.

First Course Amuse Trio
White Anchovies confit root vegetables, preserved lemon
Scallop Crudo green apples, radish, local honey
Ricotta Croquettes basil, capers, pie nuts
paired with Antinori Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio​

Second Course
Smoked Uni Carbonara bucatini pasta, soy, chives, seaweed
paired with Antinori Bramito Chardonnay

Third Course
Lobster Bolognese pappardelle pasta, tomato, tarragon bread crumbs
paired with Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

Fourth Course
Grilled Veal Chop celery root, parmesan, anchovies, capers
paired with Villa Antinori Toscana

Fifth Course
Strawberry Sorbet and Limoncello
paired with Antinori Scalabrone Rosé

Beanstalk! The Musical! @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm

“Beanstalk! The Musical!”, based on the book by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift with music by Linda Berg and lyrics by Ross Mihalko.

Exactly like nothing that you’ve ever seen before, not even in a book! This fun, family show follows the adventures of Jack, a young boy with his head in the clouds and his nose in a book of fairy tales. Filled with hilarious characters, toe-tapping tunes, and more twists than a climbing vine, this is one show that’s guaranteed to grow and grow and grow right into your heart.

Children’s Theatre

Cotopaxi Questival Durham @ American Tobacco Campus
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day

Questival is a 24-hour race that will get you out of your comfort zone and exploring your city in unique ways through 300 challenges that range from categories such as the Outdoors, Community, Service, Fitness, Food and more. At Questival, teams of all kinds come together in the spirit of exploration and competition. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that encourages you to gather a group of friends and be prepared to laugh, create, and discover all while racing against the clock.
Each racer receives a Cotopaxi Luzon backpack ($40 value) and race swag. Teams compete to win trips, gear, and more. Each race offers up to $10,000 in prizes!

Kinross Trunk Show at Fearrington Village @ Dovecote Style at Fearrington Village
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 6:00 am

It’s time again for what is always one of our most anticipated trunk shows of the season: Kinross Cashmere! Molly Hurley joins us with an in depth look at Spring 2018 – and it is stunning! As always, beautiful new sweater choices abound and the color palette could not be more elegant.

Rather than follow fleeting trends, Kinross creates original products that are inspired by nature, modern in design and hand-crafted to endure. Pure, natural, soft and sophisticated, Kinross products offer effortless elegance and timeless style for everyday living. Kinross adheres to strict European cashmere production standards that are consistent with our heritage. Kinross is respected in the industry for our premium quality, exceptional customer service, and strong social and environmental conscience. Kinross Cashmere is the ultimate expression of these company values.
Come shop with Molly and our in-house fashion stylists March 23rd and 24th! This show is always exciting!

Anna Quindlen – Alternate Side @ McIntyre's Books
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

McIntyre’s Books welcomes Anna Quindlen to The Fearrington Barn for lunch, a book signing, and a reading from her latest release, Alternate Side. Tickets are $70 and include a three course lunch with tea, coffee, tax and gratuity, and a signed copy of Alternate Side. Cash bar. Seats are limited – call the bookstore at 919.542.3030 or purchase your tickets online.

The tensions in a tight-knit neighborhood — and a seemingly happy marriage — are exposed by an unexpected act of violence in this provocative new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miller’s Valley and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.

Some days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life — except when there’s a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora’s dream destination, and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. Then one morning she returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the fault lines begin to open: on the block, at her job, especially in her marriage. With humor, understanding, an acute eye, and a warm heart, Anna Quindlen explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning.

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of many novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller’s Valley. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

First Course: 
Green Salad with Balsamic
 Radish, Fried Shallot
Main Course: 
Smoked Chicken with Herbed Fregola, 
Asparagus, Scallions
Pavlova with Seasonal Fruit

Cotopaxi Questival – Durham @ American Tobacco Campus, Diamond View Park
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

During the 24-hour adventure race, your team of 2 to 6 friends will compete for prizes, completing adventure challenges in categories like fitness, camping, service, and teamwork.

Shaga! @ Global Breath Studio
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Shaga is inspired by the movement language of Gaga, developed by Ohad Naharin. Durham-based Shaleigh Comerford, who trained with Ohad, has created an accessible, empowering and fun practice, which she will share at Global Breath once a month for anyone interested in liberating their body & their mind.

In this 2 hour session we begin with an hour Shaga class, as we learn to approach movement as a dynamic, healing, and ever-changing power, using evocative ideas and imagery in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Class begins slowly and builds in intensity to continuous motion, providing enjoyable exercise for both body and soul. The second half of the class offers an intimate and deep exploration of the movement language though the creative process and choreography. We will develop movement phrases to experience the inhabitance and delicacy of form while generating embodied compositions.

This workshop is for individuals who wish to open themselves to movement in new ways. Dancers, yogis, and movers of all kinds and abilities are invited to participate. No prior experience necessary.

Katharina Uhde, violin & R. Larry Todd, piano @ Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm

Works by R. Schumann, Joachim, and Brahms. R. Larry Todd is Arts Sciences Professor of Music and former chair of the Music Department at Duke University. Among his books are “Mendelssohn: A Life in Music” (OUP), “Fanny Hensel, the Other Mendelssohn” (OUP), and the recently-released “Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World” with co-author Marc Moskovitz (Boydell & Brewer). A graduate of Yale University, where he received his Ph.D., he studied piano at the Yale School of Music and with the late Lilian Kallir. His recording with Nancy Green of the complete cello and piano works of Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel has recently been released from JRI Recordings. His current projects include recording the Beethoven violin sonatas with Katharina Uhde. Katharina Uhde graduated from Duke University with a Ph.D. in Musicology in 2014. She is Assistant Professor in Violin and Musicology at Valparaiso University, IN. She holds MMS and DMA degrees from the University of Michigan and an Artists Diploma from the University of Music, Karlsruhe. As concerto soloist, she has appeared with orchestras in Germany, Serbia, Poland, Brazil, and the United States. As soloist, quartet and piano trio member she has won first and second place prizes in international competitions in Prague, Germany, the Netherlands, and she has also won the 2004 University of Michigan Concerto Competition.

Ken Waldman & The Wild Men @ TheArtsCenter
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ken Waldman has drawn on his 30 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes that combine into a performance uniquely his. A former college professor, Waldman has toured full-time since 1995, performing at some of the nation’s leading universities, festivals, arts centers, and clubs.

He has published seven full-length poetry collections (and is working on an eighth), a memoir, a children’s book, and has released nine albums that mix old-time Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. Ken will be joined for this performance by three North Carolina multi-instrumentalists: John Lilly, Adam Tanner, and Cary Moskovitz.

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Chuck Cotton, Tad Walters & T.A. James – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Chuck Cotton (drums), Tad Walters (guitar, harmonica), and T.A. James (bass) join together for a night of blues and beers!

$1 of every draft pint sold goes to benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation and their mission to support American roots musicians.

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Open House @ NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Mar 24 all-day

Visit the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine for a day with animal friends. The public is invited to go behind the scenes at one of the nation’s top veterinary programs. Tour the Veterinary Hospital and the classrooms and laboratories in the CVM. There are attractions and numerous activities throughout campus. As always, the day includes interesting demonstrations, fun and informative displays explaining advances in the science of veterinary medicine; presentations on pet health; an opportunity to talk with faculty, staff, and students; and a chance to get up close with animals. (Please leave pets at home).

wimmin@work 2018 @ Hayti Heritage Center
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the third annual afternoon of thought-provoking and spirit-moving performance in celebration of Wimmin’s Herstory Month. A magnificent lineup of dancers, musicians, poets, scholars and more. Wimmin of all generations come together to acknowledge that we stand on the mighty and magnificent shoulders of wimmin artists, educators, mentors, family and friends. Let’s celebrate and share our creative endeavors in the way we do best, by being wimmin@work!

Wimmin Vendors will begin be selling beautiful articles in the lobby at 2pm. The show begins at 3pm.

Admission $8 at the door, Free for children under 12

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 24 @ 8:30 pm

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen is an unstoppable force in the blues, channeling all the pathos and style of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, and Etta James with her own sharp sense of humor, dramatic flair, and real-world outlook. To see Pat perform is to experience the power of the blues to talk back to trouble, celebrate life, and keep it moving no matter what, all while throwing the most fabulous party.

MBCY Restorative Yoga for Stress: Supporting with Props @ Global Breath Studio
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every event of our lives leaves an impression on the mind/body; every sight, smell, sound and every thought. This constant input is impossible to process, so what is not processed is stored in the body. Eventually these stored memories build up and create tension and block energetic ‘flow’ in the body/mind.

These tension ‘blockades’ can feel like mental, physical or emotional resistance, isolation, tightness, back pain, fatigue, agitation, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, numbness and flight.

These MBCY Restorative Yoga Nidra techniques release tension and train the mind to focus on slowing the breath so that the body can begin to release this tension to develop mindful awareness for modern times, with great benefit for thousands of persons. In this Restorative Yoga Nidra Workshop, we will explore practical ways to support awareness in the present moment with props, calming singing bowl tones, language and hands-on assists. All of these MBCY Restorative techniques have been researched to enhance quality of life by supporting the nervous system to re-set into a calm container that can hold more energy and renew health.

This workshop is open to all levels of experience and capacity. To register, visit

2 CEUs for Yoga Alliance available