EVENTS

EVENTS

Dec
8
Sat
Christmas at Stagville Open House @ Historic Stagville
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Historic Stagville invites you to a holiday open house from 12 noon to 4 p.m. How did the Bennehan and Cameron families celebrate Christmas? What was Christmas like for African American families enslaved in North Carolina? How did they celebrate? What were they afraid of? And how did they preserve the Afro-Caribbean tradition of Jonkonnu?

Explore Stagville and learn about holiday traditions for all families at one of the largest plantations in North Carolina. Visit the house of the Bennehan-Cameron slaveholders, the 1851 house of an enslaved family, and the house of a freed family after Emancipation. You can help decorate these houses for the coming Christmas season! The open house includes music, holiday crafts, and more. This event is free to all.

Jonkonnu Lantern Tours @ Historic Stagville
Dec 8 @ 5:15 pm

Do you know the story of Jonkonnu? This Afro-Caribbean holiday tradition was celebrated by enslaved families on the Stagville plantation right here in Durham County, one of the few sites in the United States with a documented Jonkonnu tradition. Enslaved people used the music, dance, and costumes of Jonkonnu to preserve their ancestors’ West African heritage, and to resist the cultural erasure of slavery. Jonkonnu became a new tradition all its own, and a distinctive part of the African American culture of North Carolina. On December 8th you can see a performance, tour historic buildings, and learn more about the history of Stagville and the meanings of Christmas during slavery. After the performance, explore the Horton Grove slave quarters by lantern light, with tour guides telling stories about the African American history of Stagville. The Historic Stagville Foundation will serve holiday cookies and other treats.

Tickets are $5 per person, children 3 and under free, and the price includes holiday refreshments. Call 919-620-0120 to purchase tickets today! Tickets are NOT refundable– if you aren’t able to make it, or if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will have made a donation to support the education and future events at our local historic site!

ALL parking will be at Horton Grove and there will be no access to the Bennehan House. Dress warmly! This event will likely be chilly and dark, and there will be walking over uneven ground.

Dec
15
Sat
Oyster Garden Party | Eastcut + Ponysaurus + NC Coast @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

Ponysaurus and the NC Coastal Federation are joining Eastcut for an Oyster, Beer, and Oyster-Adoption Party! The event will be held in Eastcut’s heated Garden, located behind their main building.

Shucking up fresh oysters to order – 2pm until we run out. The Nash Street Ramblers will be providing some sweet tunes from 4-7pm.

NC Coastal Federation will be fundraising onsite – you can actually adopt oysters and follow their growth on the NC Coast!

$1 from every pint of Ponysaurus Oyster Saison will go to NC Coastal Federation.

Come enjoy some delicious fare and support the health of the NC Coast!

Dec
18
Tue
Periodic Tables: Once & Future Plague @ Motorco Music Hall
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Once and Future Plague: The Last 100 Years of Flu…and the Next 100 Years

In 1918, the Spanish flu infected one-third of the planet (500 million people). Of these, as many as 50 million died. For all of science’s advances in combatting infectious disease, we still have trouble protecting people against flu. Are we ready for the next pandemic?

Sherryl Broverman is Associate Professor of the Practice in Biology and Global Health at Duke.

Jan
3
Thu
Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
8
Tue
Branding with Annie @ The Frontier
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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.

January’s topic will be BRANDING FOUNDATIONS. From target audience to tone, what do you need to know about your business first before you can brand it well?

Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House 2 @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
12
Sat
Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House 3 @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
13
Sun
Our PlayHouse Preschool Open House @ Our PlayHouse Preschool
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us at Our PlayHouse Preschool to learn more about our program! You will have time to explore the space, learn about our school and ask our teachers questions. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Please RSVP via our contact form.

Jan
14
Mon
Motiv8 Creative Studios Classes Begin! @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Beginning Zen Practice, A Class with David Guy @ The Chapel Hill Zen Center
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 9:00 pm

Monday nights, 7:30-9:00
January 14 to February 18

Stop searching for phrases and chasing after words. Take the backward step and turn the light inward. Your body-mind of itself will drop off and your original face will appear.
— Master Dogen

Zen Meditation, or zazen, is the simple practice of being present with our experience. We hear the instructions in a matter of minutes, but spend a lifetime learning the practice. This class will introduce participants to meditation and give them support as they develop a daily sitting practice. It will also introduce them to other aspects of practice at the Chapel Hill Zen Center.

The first night will begin with meditation instructions and a short period of sitting. Each week we will continue to sit for a period at the beginning of class, gradually increasing the time. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and raise concerns about their practice. As the weeks proceed we will study other aspects of Zen practice, including walking meditation, protocol around the zendo, and the service of bowing and chanting. But the focus will be on zazen, and participants’ actual practice as it unfolds. The content of the class will emerge from participants’ questions and concerns.

Cost is $60, payable the first night, and will be contributed to the Zen Center. Partial scholarships are available. For more information, or to sign up, please contact David Guy at (919) 641-9277 or davidguy@mindspring.com.

David Guy has been practicing meditation since 1991, and regularly gives sitting instruction. He has co-authored two books with Larry Rosenberg of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center — Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation and Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive. In 2008 he published Jake Fades: A Novel of Impermanence. David’s Blog can be found at www.davidguy.org

Jan
15
Tue
Resume & Cover Letter Workshop @ Barley Labs
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Looking for a new job in the new year? Let us help you! Join one or both of our career workshops where you’ll get the tools you need to land the job you want and network with other professionals.

Workshop #1: Cover Letters & Resumes, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

Workshop #2: Interviewing, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6:30-8 p.m.

Facilitator: Barley Labs Co-owner Theresa Chu will host the workshops. Prior to owning Barley Labs, she spent more than a decade counseling executives on communication strategies and working closely with Human Resources professionals. Theresa also worked for CareerBuilder.com, researching and writing about job search best practices. Additionally, she taught communication courses, including sections on career skills, at Wake Tech.

Dog Policy: As always, dogs are welcome as long as you’re confident they can stay quiet for the workshop.

Periodic Tables: My Microbiome and Me @ Motorco Music Hall
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We share our bodies with trillions of bacteria and other microbes—together they make up the human microbiome. Duke’s Lawrence David will describe how studies of gut microbiomes, including his own, have shaped our understanding of nutrition, as well as how humans and bacteria co-evolved.

Lawrence David is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University. His lab seeks to understand, predict, and manipulate how the microorganisms that live in and on humans behave over time.

Jan
17
Thu
Saxophone & Guitar Masterclass with Duo Montagnard @ Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm

Duo Montagnard (Joseph Murphy, saxophone & Matthew Slotkin, guitar) was formed in 2002 and has performed over 300 concerts in 49 states, eight Canadian provinces, and twenty countries on six continents. Festival performances include the Chautauqua Institution, Scandinavian Saxophone Festival, Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, North-West University New Music Week (South Africa), UNC-Wilmington New Music for Guitar and Saxophone Festival, Radford University International Guitar Festival, and the Alexandria Guitar Festival. The duo has commissioned, premiered and recorded more than twenty works for guitar and saxophone by composers including James Crowley, Jonathan Elliott, Laura Kramer, John Anthony Lennon, John Orfe and Russell Peterson. This master class is free and open to the public.

Jan
18
Fri
Alexander Technique Masterclass for Instrumentalists and Singers with William Conable @ Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm

The public is invited to attend this free class. William Conable enjoys worldwide renown as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, a method for improving freedom and ease of movement and physical coordination which is of special interest to musicians and other performing artists. He is Emeritus Professor of Music at the Ohio State University, and has appeared as cello soloist with the Columbus, Youngstown, Springfield, Knox County, and Welsh Hills Symphonies. For eleven years he was Principal Cellist of the Columbus Symphony, and has served in the same position for the Youngstown and Springfield Symphonies and the Dayton Opera.