EVENTS

EVENTS

Nov
4
Sat
North Carolina Whirligig Festival @ Downtown Wilson
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day

Wilson, N.C. hosts its annual North Carolina Whirligig Festival on November 4-5 in Historic Downtown Wilson. The popular family-friendly community arts festival, which set attendance records last year, happens annually the first weekend in November. The street festival celebrates the arts, specifically the whimsical, wind-driven whirligigs (giant sculptures made from recycled industrial parts by local folk-artist Vollis Simpson). Families can enjoy arts and crafts, three live entertainment stages, 200+ vendors, food and beverage including a beer garden, non-profit organizations, and the free Whirli-Kidz Zone. The City of Wilson also sponsors Touch-A-Truck (for kids ages 3+ to explore, climb and touch variety of city trucks and emergency response vehicles) and an Inspiration Station zone where kids of all ages can build and create alongside local artists.

This year’s festival coincides with the November 2 Grand Opening of the downtown Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, a one of a kind art park to celebrate its namesake and act as a home for his many creations.

Who: Wilson, N.C., with farming roots dating to 1849, is a vibrant community located in Eastern North Carolina, known for its hometown charm, thriving arts community, antiques, barbecue, and award-winning, revitalized downtown.

Where: The city of Wilson is 45-minutes east of Raleigh on U.S. Route 264. North Carolina Whirligig Festival is held in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson along Nash, Tarboro, Goldsboro, South and Douglas Streets. Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park is located at 301 Goldsboro Street S., Wilson, N.C. 27893.

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 (rain or shine). Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon – 5 pm. For schedule of events, parking or more information, visit www.whirligigfestivalnc.org or call Wilson Visitors Center at 800-497-7398.

Admission is free.

Nov
7
Tue
Children’s Storytime: Bears! @ McIntyre's Books
Nov 7 @ 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.

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
Film Festival Series: Once in a Lifetime @ Levin JCC
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm

Based on a true story, the film chronicles the relationship of a teacher with teenagers who have long since dropped out of the school system. This teacher of Leon Blum high school at Creteil, decides to enter a national competition titled “Children and adolescents in the Nazi concentration camp system.” Initially tumultuous and frustrating, the atmosphere quickly evolves as they meet with a survivor of the camps and increasing intensity during a visit to a museum dedicated to this dark period of history. This experience will change their lives.

Once in a Lifetime 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.

Nov
14
Tue
Children’s Storytime: Hoo’s Here? @ McIntyre's Books
Nov 14 @ 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 Hoo’s Here?
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
18
Sat
Durham Art Walk Holiday Market @ Downtown Durham
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm

The 2017 Durham Art Walk Holiday Market kicks off the holiday season with local art, music, food, and family activities at various locations in Durham’s historic downtown district. Durham Art Walk is produced and presented by the Durham Arts Council with support from many generous community sponsors. Be a part of this great community art event: shop, sponsor, volunteer! Start you Art Walk at the Durham Arts Council Building, 120 Morris Street. Saturday November 18, 10am-5pm, Sunday November 19, 1pm-5pm.

Holiday Market @ Umstead Pines
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at our 7th annual Holiday Market, sponsored by Multiple Choices for the Children – a fundraiser benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital.

Sip while you shop with some of the Bull City’s finest, local businesses, eat great BBQ, try your luck at winning great door prizes and let the Company Dancers of Durham entertain you!

Kelly Starling Lyons – Jada Jones @ McIntyre's Books
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the publication of the new chapter book series by local author Kelly Starling Lyons. Fans of Princess Posey and Ivy and Bean will enjoy engaging with Jada Jones in this easy-to-read chapter books.
Jada Jones: Rock Star: When Jada Jones’s best friend moves away, school feels like the last place she wants to be. She’d much rather wander outside looking for cool rocks to add to her collection, since finding rocks is much easier than finding friends. So when Jada’s teacher announces a class project on rocks and minerals, Jada finally feels like she’s in her element. The only problem: one of her teammates doesn’t seem to like any of Jada’s ideas. She doesn’t seem to like Jada all that much, either. Can Jada figure out a way to make a winning science project and a new friend?
Jada Jones: Class Act: As a candidate for class representative, Jada is ready to give the campaign her all. But when rumors start to fly about her secret fear of public speaking, she isn’t sure who she can trust. And the pressure to make promises she can’t keep only adds to her growing list of problems. Is winning even worth it when friendships are on the line?
Kelly Starling Lyons is a children’s book author whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of discovery. Her books include chapter book, NEATE: Eddie’s Ordeal; CCBC Choices-honored picture book, One Million Men and Me; Ellen’s Broom, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book, Junior Library Guild and Bank Street Best selection; Tea Cakes for Tosh and Hope’s Gift, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, and Scholastic Reading Club pick One More Dino on the Floor.  She lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughter and son, who love collecting rocks just like the star of her new chapter books, Jada Jones.

Nov
21
Tue
Children’s Storytime: Giving Thanks! @ McIntyre's Books
Nov 21 @ 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 Giving Thanks!
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
28
Tue
Children’s Storytime: Monkey Business! @ McIntyre's Books
Nov 28 @ 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 Monkey Business!
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.

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.

Positive Impact for Kids 5K presented by Duke Health @ Southern Community Park
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

My name is Leanne Joyce and I am the 18-year-old President of the 501(c)(3) Positive Impact for Kids. I have raised over $100,000 and purchase items from pediatric hospital wish lists to improve the hospital experience for children and teens.

The Chapel Hill Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with Positive Impact for Kids to facilitate our second annual 5K (walk/run) fundraiser and Chase the Chief Fun Run for kids. Chief Chris Blue of the Chapel Hill Police Department will give the kids (age 12 and under) a one minute head start and then race them in a clock timed one mile run. All pre-registered fun run participants will receive a prize!

Top prizes will be presented to the 5K first, second, and third place male and female by Fleet Feet and Omega Sports. The 5K will start at 1pm and the fun run will start at 2:15pm. The 5K will be professionally chip timed and managed by Cardinal Race Services.

All proceeds will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital and UNC Children’s Hospital.

Dec
3
Sun
Nutcracker Tea Party @ The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

You are cordially invited to Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s Nutcracker Tea Party!
Ticket includes holiday tea, cocoa, treats, and a special peek at this year’s Nutcracker Ballet. Dress your best and meet your favorite characters!

Ticket Pricing: 1 Seat – $35, 10 Seat Table – $300

Please contact megan@barriskilldance.com or call 919.489.5100 to purchase tickets.

Dec
8
Fri
S’mores with Santa Community Campfire @ Edgemont Park
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Santa around the warm, crackling campfire, making sweet candy cane s’mores. All ages. No pre-registration required. No Cost.

Dec
9
Sat
Holiday Storytime with Llama Llama Red Pajama @ McIntyre's Books
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join McIntyre’s Books for a special storytime and visit from Llama Llama Red Pajama himself to celebrate the holiday season!
Come in your cozy pajamas to hear some Llama Llama stories, do some fun crafts and enjoy holiday treats! Children of all ages are welcome!
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.