EVENTS

EVENTS

Nov
1
Wed
Hands-on Fall Soups and Stews Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cooler weather is on the way. Time to curl up by the fire with a hearty stew. In this class, we will make several soups and stews inspired by the cool weather and fall garden.

Menu includes: Butternut Squash with Lentils and Coconut; Pumpkin and Pork Pozole; Potato Soup with Mushrooms and Leeks; Southern Sausage and Collard Green Soup; Caramelized Apple and Onion Cornbread.

Nov
3
Fri
Hands-on Fall Southern Nights Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the holidays are right around the corner. What better way to celebrate fall in North Carolina and get ready for all of that holiday entertaining, than with a harvest dinner? In tonight’s class, we will discuss the best way to prepare and execute the perfect dinner party with a meal inspired by the local harvest.

Menu includes: Roasted Gruyere Sweet Potato Tart; Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Cranberries; Benne Seed Encrusted Pork with Apple Bourbon Sauce; Coconut Creamed Collard Greens; Maple Brown Butter Pear Tart with Pecan Crust.

Nov
5
Sun
Hands-on Holiday Pies and Tarts Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Don’t let gearing up for the holidays stress you out! Today we will teach you how to make the perfect pie crust and several traditional and not so traditional pies ready for the holiday table. You will even leave with your own homemade pie crust in hand!

Menu includes: Lattice Top Salted Caramel Apple Pie; Bourbon Laced Chocolate Pecan Pie; Brown Sugar Cranberry Tart; Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie; Chocolate Pear Pie.

Nov
7
Tue
Film Screening of “Being You” @ The Hill Center
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join The Hill Center for a screening of the film titled “Being You”, which follows three young people with learning and attention issues, including Stephanie Whitham, as they travel the country to seek advice from TV host Howie Mandel, ice sculptor John Rodrigues, and many more who have transformed their learning and attention issues from a struggle into an asset. Following the screening, Stephanie Whitham will lead participants in a conversation and Q&A. Appropriate for ages 13+.

Stephanie Whitham grew up in La Canada, California. Stephanie was properly diagnosed with Nonverbal Processing Disorder in third grade after years of testing. Stephanie attended the University of San Francisco where she majored in Communication Studies with a minor in Fine Art. At USF Stephanie was a charter member of the Eta Upsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. Stephanie is now a National Program Coordinator at Eye to Eye National.

Nov
9
Thu
Blind Tasting: Classic White Wines @ The Granary
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Explore classic white grape varietals with Beverage Director Paula de Pano as she walks you through the basic components and markers of quality white wines.
$45 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Nov
11
Sat
“This Is Hunger” Free National Exhibit: A Must-See Experience @ Food Bank of Eastern & Central NC
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

Come on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells intimate stories of dozens of Americans using portraits, state-of-the-art storytelling techniques and hands-on activities.

Come face to face with hunger in America. It will change the way you look at your city and your neighborhood.

Spaces are limited. Reserve your seat at the table now! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-hunger-nc-food-bank-of-eastern-central-nc-tickets-39488721830)

Recommended age: 12+

Exhibit space is equipped with a wheelchair-accessible entrance and transcripts are available for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Additional Information:
http://thisishunger.org

https://www.facebook.com/mazonusa/
https://www.instagram.com/mazonusa/

Please contact Linda Sledge at LSledge@foodbankcenc.orgor call 919-865-3043 for help with registration or questions about the schedule.

Nov
12
Sun
Hands-on French Macarons Baking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As we get ready for the season of eating, let Chef Audra Thomas, head baker of Joe Van Gogh, teach you how to make the perfect French Macarons. Great for gifts or Holiday entertaining! With such a variety, we have something for everyone!

Nov
14
Tue
The Generation Game: Future of the Workplace @ “The Research Triangle Park Headquarters” of the Research Triangle Foundation of NC
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join members of the Triangle British-American Business Council (Triangle BABCNC) and other international organizations for a panel discussion with key insights from U.S. and international speakers. Featuring Diane Adams, Chief Culture and Talent Officer, McGraw Hill Education; Andrea Derler, Research Leader, Leadership & Succession Management, Bersin by Deloitte; Tammy Flanagan, CFO, Kimley-Horn; Deborah Snow, Chief People Officer, Culture & Talent, Qlik; and Andrew Terrell, U.K. Consul for Business, Prosperity, and Government Affairs, U.K. Government Office, Raleigh-Durham. For speaker bios, pricing, more information, and to register, visit https://goo.gl/LJ9EVu or email admin@trianglebabcnc.org.

Dec
2
Sat
Christmas at Stagville @ Historic Stagville State Historic Site
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A holiday open house at Historic Stagville!

Explore our site and learn about holiday traditions for all different families at Stagville. You’ll visit the house of the Bennehan-Cameron slaveholders, the 1850 house of an enslaved family, and the house of a freed family after Emancipation. Kids and adults of all ages can help dress these houses for the coming Christmas season. This open house is free to all.

Come back at 5 p.m. for lantern tours! Tickets are $5 per person, children under 2 are free. See a special performance in the tradition of Jonkonnu, the West African fusion tradition celebrated by enslaved people at Stagville. Tour the houses in the evening with fires and lantern light.
Tickets go on sale in November.

Dec
7
Thu
Blind Tasting: Classic Red Wines @ The Granary
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Explore classic red grape varietals with Beverage Director Paula de Pano as she walks you through the basic components and markers of quality red wines.
$45 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Dec
14
Thu
Wines of Turkey & Greece @ The Granary
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Discover wines from these ancient regions, stretching back millennia from the Roman times. These two countries formed the base of modern winemaking in the world but have never been fully rediscovered today despite being one of the world’s biggest grape producers. With over 1,250 grape varietals grown in just Turkey alone, this wine class will feature indigenous grape varietals from both countries.
$50 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Dec
15
Fri
“The Woman Who Made Snow” Exhibit Opening @ Museum of Durham History
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Opening event for our newest exhibit, “The Woman Who Made Snow”, highlighting the historic Snow Building and the woman who made it happen. Complimentary refreshments and entertainment during December’s Third Friday!

One of the finest Art Deco buildings in North Carolina, the Snow Building of West Main Street, Durham had its distinctive beginning in 1930 at the hands of a woman. Mrs. Anna Exum Snow commissioned the building in the 1920s, a mere few years after women in North Carolina were given the right to vote. This sweeping social change was just the beginning of Durham’s transformation, and the iconic Snow Building became a stalwart witness to this city’s evolution.

This exhibition will feature two segments: At the Museum, the exhibition will help us to understand Anna’s independent spirit during a time when women had no official voice. At the Snow Building, the exhibition Through the Eyes of the Snow Building will take us through the Herald-Sun archives to witness events within reach of the Snow Building over time. Tours of the Snow Building will be available.

Exhibition Presenting Sponsor: Hem + Spire

Dec
19
Tue
Party Tips for the Holidays, Hands on Cooking Class @ The Kitchen Specialist
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn to throw a perfect party with tips, make head recipes and serving ideas from seasoned caterer Amanda Cushman. Catered hundreds of parties over a period of twenty five years Chef Amanda knows all the tricks of the trade.

THAI CHICKEN SATAY, SPICY PEANUT SAUCE

TUNA TARTARE, SESAME RICE CRACKERS

CROSTINI, CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND HERBED CHEVRE

SPICY CORN CAKES, SMOKED SALMON,  CRÈME FRAICHE

SKEWERED SESAME ORANGE SHRIMP

Jan
11
Thu
Wines of Croatia & Slovenia @ The Granary
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

There’s so many more interesting things about Croatia, other than Dubrovnik being the main filming location of Game of Thrones. Ever had a wine made from Zinfandel? It has roots from Croatia, where this grape is genetically identical to Tribidrag. Can you say that grape ten times really fast? Nor can I. That is partially the reason why Croatian wines are hard to come by in the US! Slovenian wines share a little bit of similarities to the wines from Italy, as it borders the Collio vineyards, but make no mistake – Slovenian wines have their own unique identities. Try some orange wines during this class!
$50 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.