EVENTS

EVENTS

Oct
12
Thu
Hands-on Thai Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn to make your own Thai from scratch! Good Thai food comes from using fresh ingredients. In this class, we will start by making our own curry pastes, then we will create a Thai feast fit for a Bangkok queen.

Menu includes: Tom Ka Gai: Thai Coconut Soup; Pad See Ewe; Masaman Curry with Beef; Thai Pumpkin Curry; Green Papaya Salad; Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce; Mango Coconut Sticky Rice.

Oct
13
Fri
Hands-on Fall Appetizers Cooking Class @ The Kitchen Specialist
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fall is here and the season for entertaining is upon us. Why not celebrate with some tasty bite size treats and that will have your family and friends coming back for more? Join us as we use the local harvest as inspiration for tonight’s menu.

Menu includes:Tequila Lime Chicken Wings; Sweet Potato Fritters with Chipotle Aioli; Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tartlets; Mini Grilled Manchego Cheese Sandwiches with Roasted Squash and Caramelized Onions; Pear and Gruyere Tart; Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Apples; Cranberry Bars.

Oct
16
Mon
Understanding Dyslexia @ The Hill Center
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dyslexia literally means difficulty (dys) with reading at the word (lex) level. The term dyslexia has been around since the late 1800s and is estimated to impact 5-20% of the population. There continues to be myths and misconceptions that surround dyslexia when educators, professionals and parents communicate. This presentation is intended to provide clarity on the definition, characteristics, common misperceptions and myths in the public school setting. Together we can build common understanding and take steps to ensure the success of students with dyslexia

Lynne Loeser M.Ed., is the statewide consultant for Specific Learning Disabilities and ADHD at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Oct
17
Tue
Children’s Storytime: Bears! @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Bears!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.
About Sarah Carr, Children’s Book Buyer
With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of Children’s Book Buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

ICON Lecture Series @ The Event Center
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ICON, an educational, grassroots organization, is proud to present Frederick Fleitz who will give a talk entitled, The Growing National Threat From Iran And North Korea.
Mr. Fleitz is Senior Vice President of the Center for Security Policy, a non profit Washington D.C. based nonpartisan national security think tank. Here he focuses on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, nonproliferation, the Middle East, terrorism, and intelligence reform. Tickets can be purchased online at www.iconlectureseries.com.

Oct
19
Thu
Beyond Grand Cru Bordeaux @ The Granary
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bordeaux wines are more often than not prohibitively expensive. Values come few and far between, with only off vintages and second (or even third) labels being more accessible to a regular wine drinker.
This wine class explores these hidden gems for Bordeaux lovers – from ready-to-drink vintages, second labels and properties, and even lesser-known chateaux that won’t break the bank.
$50 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Oct
21
Sat
Hands-on All About Pumpkins Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving! Heirloom varieties of pumpkins are becoming more and more popular, learn how to cook with different types of pumpkins and winter squash. We are cooking all pumpkin with none of the “pumpkin spice.” You would have to be out of your gourd not to take this class!

Menu includes: Beer Battered Pumpkin; Roasted Pumpkin and Cranberries with a Sage Vinaigrette, Pumpkin and Poblano Pozole with Pumpkin Guacamole; Pumpkin and Chorizo Hash with Pumpkin Seed Salsa; Winter Squash Aigre-Doux; Pumpkin Roulade with Pumpkin Seed Brittle.

Harvest Festival at Stagville @ Historic Stagville State Historic Site
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A festival of work, food, and harvest at Historic Stagville.

This events explores the season for all people on one of North Carolina’s largest plantations, through games, music, food, crafts, vendors, mule cart rides, and hands-on activities for all ages! This event includes activities on both parts of our site, at Horton Grove and near the Visitors Center.

Featuring April Turner of Life As Art Productions performing at Horton Grove.

Stay until 5 p.m. for a drum circle and bonfire at Horton Grove with Durham’s own Kwabena Osei Appiagyei.

Admission is $5 per person, $15 for a family rate, all purchases at entry.

Astronomy Series – Sandy Creek @ Sandy Creek Park
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come gaze at the stars and other deep sky
objects in the October night sky. We will
have our high-powered telescopes and
knowledgeable astronomers from CHAOS,
NCCU and DPR on hand to guide you through
the experience. All ages. No pre-registration required.
No Cost.

Oct
22
Sun
Hands-on Fall Vegetarian Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Now that fall is here, there is a brand new harvest of ingredients that we can begin to incorporate! Join us as we create a menu utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. Learn how to make these easy and hearty recipes that will most certainly not leave you wondering “Where’s the meat?”

Menu includes: Mushroom Gruyere Tartlets; Sweet Potato Cakes with a Roasted Garlic and Chipotle Aioli; Fall Mediterranean Grain Salad with Pomegranate and Apple; Pumpkin Gnocchi with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Hazelnut Butter; Butternut Squash Moroccan B’stilla; Spiced Caramel Pear Cake.

Oct
24
Tue
Children’s Storytime: Apples & Pumpkins! @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Apples & Pumpkins!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.
About Sarah Carr, Children’s Book Buyer
With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of Children’s Book Buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

Southern Cooking Demo and Booking Signing with Chef Elizabeth Heiskell @ The Kitchen Specialist
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Durham Spirits Co. is so excited to welcome Chef Elizabeth Heiskell to Durham! Join us at The Kitchen Specialist for a one time event as Chef Heiskell prepares recipes from her new cookbook, “What Can I Bring?”, tells stories of her Southern upbringing and shows us how easy it is to cook something for every occasion.
Chef Heiskell is not only a cookbook author, but also a feature writer for Southern Living magazine and a regular on the Today show. She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, where she grew a passion for combining her love of food and the history of the rich agricultural area she was raised in.
The Regulator Bookstore will also be there selling copies of her book to be signed.
Heavy Appetizers with be served.

Oct
26
Thu
Anxiety and Learned Helplessness @ The Hill Center
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn practical resources and tips on how to navigate anxiety and learned helplessness in your school-aged child with Dr. Cheryl Chase.

Cheryl Chase, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice near Cleveland, Ohio. She specializes in the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of various conditions impacting children, adolescents, and young adults including ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disorders, and emotional concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chase is also an accomplished speaker at the local and national levels, leading workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, differentiated instruction, and creative ways to support those who struggle in school.

Oct
31
Tue
Children’s Storytime: Halloween! @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Halloween – all children are encouraged to come to storytime in their costumes!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.
About Sarah Carr, Children’s Book Buyer
With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of Children’s Book Buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

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.