‘The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence’ @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Sep 6 2017 – Jan 14 2018 all-day

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University opens a new exhibit – the first of its kind in the United States – dedicated to the works of Carlo Dolci, an important 17th-century Italian painter of the powerful Medici family. A devout Catholic, Dolci chose religious subjects most often in his work, and the exhibition – with major loans from the Louvre in Paris, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and private Italian collections – features 30 paintings and works on paper, including a rare 17th- century Florentine still-life painting.

Darius Quarles – Solo Exhibit @ Pleiades Gallery
Sep 6 – Oct 1 all-day

Darius Quarles’ show at Pleiades is on display from September 1 – October 1. In addition, “Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?” by all Pleiades artists can be seen through October 1. Artists explore the concept of “assemblage,” an artistic form whose origins are often credited to Picasso. In assemblage 3D elements project out of a base or substrate.

Hike NC Guided Hike @ Umstead State Park: Reedy Creek Bike 'N' Bridle Trail
Sep 6 all-day

This fall, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Parks continue Hike NC, a series of more than 60 free guided hikes across North Carolina’s state parks, nature preserves and your local community parks. Each hike will be led by the state’s top hiking and nature experts.

Three Perspectives @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Sep 6 – Sep 24 all-day

Come see paintings by Lolette Guthrie, photography by Eric Saunders and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. The opening reception will take place during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk on August 25th from 6-9pm.

Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned and operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber art.

Hours are from 10am-6pm on Monday through Thursday, 10am-9pm on Friday and Saturday and noon-4pm on Sunday.

Northgate’s Wild West Train @ Northgate Mall
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

Giddy up and take a ride to the American frontier on the Northgate Wild West Train! A local cowboy favorite, the Nothgate Wild West Train is a staple of summer fun for young buckaroos and older partners alike.
Trains leave the station during the following hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12-7pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Monday 12-7pm

Train tickets are $3. Be sure to check out the fun Wild West accessories available for purchase.

Board of Elections Panel Discussion: Chatham, Durham, Orange Counties @ Chapel Hill Public Library
Sep 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Pandora Paschal, Derek Bowens and Tracy Reams Participating.

Learn about North Carolina’s procedures for purging voter rolls, verification of voter registration, selection of early voting sites, and more. The public is invited to a panel discussion with the Board of Elections directors from Chatham, Durham and Orange Counties, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties.

The discussion will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2017, in the Chapel Hill Public Library, located at 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. Come at noon with a brown-bag lunch, beverages will be provided. The 90 minute program will begin promptly at 12:30 PM, is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Meet Jamie DeMent – author of The Farmhouse Chef – at Raleigh City Farm! @ Raleigh City Farm
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at Raleigh City Farm on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm to celebrate the release of Chef Jamie DeMent’s first cookbook, The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm (The University of North Carolina Press, $35.00). Come get a book signed, sample recipes, and enjoy drinks generously provided by Queen of Wines, Fullsteam Brewery, and Topo Distillery. A portion of proceeds from book sales at this event will go to Raleigh City Farm.

**The Rain Date for this event is Friday, September 8, 2017**

About The Farmhouse Chef
In The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm (The University of North Carolina Press, on sale September 5, 2017, $35.00), Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the 55 acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, NC, where she and her family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom varieties of produce and livestock. Every day on Coon Rock Farm, DeMent is in the kitchen serving robust, flavorful, satisfying meals for family, crew, and farm interns — and now readers everywhere are invited to share the bounty! The Farmhouse Chef offers 150 recipes for every occasion, from down home to downright elegant, inspired by the farm’s yield throughout the four seasons. From fall’s Sage- and Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash to Pear and Bacon Salad, to summer’s Sugarcane Barbecue Chicken and Watermelon Mojitos, DeMent’s cooking style highlights no-nonsense approaches that combine great ingredients with easy preparations for super-charged flavor. Accompanying the recipes are DeMent’s charming stories that illuminate what life is really like on a working farm. The Farmhouse Chef is sure to inspire anyone who cares about seasonal, healthfully-grown, delicious food.

About Jamie DeMent
Raised in Eastern North Carolina, Jamie DeMent – farmer, home cook, restaurateur, entrepreneur, teacher and local food advocate – has devoted her life to cultivating and championing sustainable foodways. Together, she and partner Richard Holcomb own Coon Rock Farm, a diverse, 55-acre organic family farm in Hillsborough, NC. The couple also own the award-winning 4-star restaurant, Piedmont, in downtown Durham, NC, as well as two online farmers markets which service the region and the nation: Bella Bean Organics and Heirloom Provisions. Jamie DeMent offers a distinctive voice in today’s farm-to-table movement, so dominated by chefs. Her wealth of knowledge about farming and home cooking, and vivacious and colorful personality, make her as one of the most refreshing voices in today’s Southern farm-to-fork movement. The Farmhouse Chef, set to be published in September 2017, is DeMent’s first cookbook.

About Releigh City Farm
Raleigh City Farm is a nonprofit urban farm founded in 2011 on a formerly vacant one-acre lot in downtown Raleigh. RCF’s mission is to grow the next generation of farmers by connecting our community to sustainable agriculture.

Parent as Coach: How to help your child develop independence with homework @ The Hill Center
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Jim Wright for this free workshop on on tips and strategies for helping your child develop independence with homework. How timely with the start of many traditional calendars this week!

Jim Wright is a national trainer and consultant to schools and organizations, he’s also a certified school psychologist and school administrator with over 17 years’ experience working in public schools in central New York State.

Breakthrough! @ Collective Wellness
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you ready to make a breakthrough in your life? Have you been feeling stuck and ready to move forward?

Join Transformational Coach Jenni Meraki for a free, one hour master class to:

• Get clear about who you are and what you want so you can live a life filled with more purpose

• Silence the inner critic so that you can fearlessly go after your dreams

• Shift your perspective from feeling like a victim of your circumstances and step into becoming the creator of your reality

• Discover what is blocking you in reaching your highest potential in both your personal and professional life.

You are sure to leave with new and profound insights as to how to get out of your own way, as well as practical tools that you can start implementing immediately to take your life to the next level of unlimited possibilities!

Led by Jenni Meraki
FREE Event
Open to the Public

Please register:

Big Band Night with the Triangle Jazz Orchestra @ The ArtsCenter
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm

Description: The Triangle Jazz Orchestra is a Big Band composed of enthusiastic musicians from across the Triangle area of North Carolina. We perform the great American music of the jazz masters of the Swing Era, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Benny Carter as well as more recent jazz and blues tunes. Our 20 musicians including a vocalist play in the traditional big band format with a full horn section for rich harmonies and a complete rhythm section for a driving, danceable beat. Don’t hesitate to dance if the mood strikes you!

More info, including recent recordings, available at:

Crowns @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm

“Crowns” (Gospel Musical), by Regina Taylor and adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of Black history and identity is seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down south to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to church going to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery to the New Testament and current fashion.

Live Music: John Westmoreland @ Roost Beer Garden
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
John Westmoreland will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

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.

Building a Supportive Home Environment for Your Children @ Collective Wellness
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From Chaos to Calm, Connection & Cooperation: Building a Supportive Home Environment for Your Children

What goes into your home environment greatly impacts what goes on in your home environment.

This evening will be an exploration of specific ways you can create a home environment that greatly helps your child cultivate inner peace, creativity, independence, curiosity, order, and cooperation. We’ll learn about simple shifts in the environment can decrease discipline issues and increase connection and ease in the home. These shifts do not need to cost a thing! You will leave with the philosophy behind the physical shifts and with your own self-selected small do-able changes that can help you see the great impact this work can make. It is a great way to get a taste of some of the material we’ll be delving into in the Simplicity Parenting: 7 Week Series.

Led by Olynda Smith
FREE Event
Open to the Public

Please register:

Film Festival Series: Fill the Void @ Levin JCC
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm

After a young Hasidic woman dies in childbirth, her 18-year-old sister (Hadas Yaron) is asked to cancel her upcoming marriage to a promising young man and marry her widowed brother-in-law (Yiftach Klein) instead.

Fill the Void is part of the Film Festival Series at the Levin JCC. The Levin JCC and Israel Center invite you to bring your family and friends to screen films educating and celebrating Jewish and Israeli community, culture, and history. Each month, our Film Festival Series will feature a new or older movie that highlights the work of Jewish directors, actors, and screenwriters. Some films may not be suited for all ages.