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Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
"Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life" with Authors Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria Robinson
Chocolate Cities (University of California Press, 2018) offers a persuasive rendering of the United States—a “Black map” that reflects the lived experiences and the future of Black life in America. Drawing on film, fiction, music, and oral history, the authors trace the Black American experience of race, place, and liberation, mapping it from Emancipation to the present day. As the United States moves toward a majority minority society, Chocolate Cities provides a provocative, broad, and necessary assessment of how racial and ethnic minorities make and change America’s social, economic, and political landscape. Join authors Marcus Anthony Hunter, associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, and Zandria Robinson, assistant professor of sociology at Rhodes College, for an exploration of Black placemaking. This event is presented by the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library in conjunction with Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration, April 23-25, at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina. Questions? Contact Chaitra Powell, (919) 962-4342.
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Class/Workshop, Education, Community Event
"Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print" Exhibition Opening
Join undergraduate students from English 295H as they present their original research and a class-curated, full-scale exhibition about Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking modern novel, "Frankenstein," on the 200th anniversary of its publication. Working under the direction of Professor Jeanne Moskal, along with librarians and exhibition specialists at the Wilson Special Collections Library, the students spent the spring semester with rare materials from the library collections, reconstructing the world in which Shelley worked. They will be on hand to discuss their work and the insights they gained during this unique undergraduate research seminar. The exhibition focuses on issues such as political turmoil in England and France, global exploration, medical experimentation and sexual liberation. On view will be the Library’s first edition of "Frankenstein," along with a newly acquired second edition, important because of significant changes. "Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print" will be on view in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through August 26, 2018.
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#NonprofitSTRONG Summit
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle #NonprofitSTRONG Summit is an annual conference that brings together nonprofit professionals from across the region for a full day of networking and professional development. The 2018 #NonprofitSTRONG Summit will be held at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh on Friday, May 18. Our conference will offer incredible speakers, breakout sessions, free professional headshots, 1:1 professional development meetings, coaching sessions, and informational interviews, idea sharing, storytelling, and much more. Get your tickets today!
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“All the Presidents' Gardens" - N.A. Rock Garden Society Lecture
This lecture is presented by Marta McDowell who teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens. Timber Press published All the Presidents' Gardens, which made the New York Times bestseller list and won a 2017 American Horticultural Society book award. This lecture is cohosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society.
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Art Show
10th Annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit
CGA is proud to present the 10th Annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibition with award winning acrylic artist and juror Bob Rankin. Mr. Rankin, a NC native and nationally acclaimed painter, will select and award the winners from submitted small works at the Opening Night Reception, Friday March 30, 6:00-9:00pm. This show runs March 30 to April 21, 2018
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16th Hickory Hops
Hickory Hops showcases more than 50 of the best micro-brewers in the Southeast, providing an opportunity to sample their products for the low price! Event will take place rain or shine. Must be 21 years or older to attend, including designated drivers.
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2018 ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship
The 2018 ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship will be hosted by Duke Athletics from April 26-29! The event will be held at Koskinen Stadium on the campus of Duke University. Teams from around the ACC will compete and one team will ultimately raise the ACC Championship Trophy on Sunday, April 29th! This is a family-friendly opportunity to see some of the best lacrosse in the country!
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2018 Kids Helping Kids Festival
A full day of fun educating and inspiring about the world of blindness and visual impairment.
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Living History
2018 Living History Weekend
The Washington County Historical Society will be hosting our 28th Annual Living History Weekend in Plymouth, NC, April 28-29, 2018. Our Living History Weekend focuses on the Battle of Plymouth which was the 3rd largest battle of the Civil War in North Carolina. There will be two days of fun for the entire family, with food, fun, and history. There will be two battles that reenact the Battle of Plymouth including the most successful Iron Clad of the Civil War and Cannons that anyone would marvel in the sight of. For the children their will be a recruiting station for them to reenact the battle their way, and plenty of things to see. This event will not want to be missed! If you have any more questions please feel free to contact us at (252) 793-1377 or You can check out information and past pictures of this event on our website at or find us on Facebook under Washington County Historical Society / Port o' Plymouth Museum.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family, Green/Environmental, Community Event, Fair/Festival, Nature
2018 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Support William B. Umstead State Park for this annual family event. Events from 8am-1:30pm include: 4-mile walk/run on Park trails; 4- or 12-mile mountain bike tours; live music on the stage and along the Park trails; children activities (including live owls, crafts, and trampoline), art exhibits, silent action, native plant sale, food trucks, and more. Spectators welcome at no charge. On-site parking at a private meadow at 6000 Reedy Creek Rd, Raleigh.
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