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  1. Toddler Preschool Playtime

    October 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Carrboro Century Center - Century Hall

    Parents and young children (5 & under) can come enjoy some unstructured playtime in the spacious Century Hall. There will be music to dance to, blocks, crawl tunnels, and other toys to play with and plenty of space. It will be a great opportunity to meet new friends and playmates. No registration required. Ages: 1-5

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  2. Katie Parla: "Food of the Italian South" Cookbook Pizza Party

    October 15, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coronato Pizza

    Join author Katie Parla and Chef-Owner Teddy Diggs of Coronato for a special dinner on Tuesday, October 15th. Communal seating is available with two arrival times available: 5:30-7pm or 7:30-9pm. In most cultures, exploring food means exploring history—and the Italian south has plenty of both to offer. The pasta-heavy, tomato-forward “Italian food” the world knows and loves does not actually represent the entire country; rather, these beloved and widespread culinary traditions hail from the regional cuisines of the south. Acclaimed author and food journalist Katie Parla takes you on a tour through these vibrant destinations so you can sink your teeth into the secrets of their rustic, romantic dishes. Parla shares rich recipes, both original and reimagined, along with historical and cultural insights that encapsulate the miles of rugged beaches, sheep-dotted mountains, meditatively quiet towns, and, most important, culinary traditions unique to this precious piece of Italy.

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  3. Volleyball Drop-In

    October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Grey Culbreth Middle School Gymnasium (located in back left of school)

    The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department Drop-In programs allow participants the opportunity to play in an informal setting and to meet others of similar sporting interest. Groups are welcome to attend. Ages: 16+ (Experienced players 15&U are welcomed to attend w/ a parent)

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  4. West End Poetry Festival

    October 16, 2019, All Day @ Please visit www.westendpoetryfestival.com for detailed scheduling information as it becomes available.

    Come and be a part of the most unique poetry event in NC! The 14th Annual West End Poetry Festival will feature some of the Southeast’s most talented poets while celebrating the many exciting and varied poetic styles. The festival provides a setting where poets can engage, share, and encourage the reading, writing, and listening of poetry. For more information please visit: http://www.WestEndPoetryFestival.com All Ages

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  5. West End Poetry Festival

    October 17, 2019, All Day @ Please visit www.westendpoetryfestival.com for detailed scheduling information as it becomes available.

    Come and be a part of the most unique poetry event in NC! The 14th Annual West End Poetry Festival will feature some of the Southeast’s most talented poets while celebrating the many exciting and varied poetic styles. The festival provides a setting where poets can engage, share, and encourage the reading, writing, and listening of poetry. For more information please visit: http://www.WestEndPoetryFestival.com All Ages

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  6. Senior Game Day at Covenant Place

    October 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Covenant Place

    CO-SPONSORED WITH COVENANT PLACE Carrboro Recreation and Parks and Covenant Place have teamed up to bring you several chances to socialize while playing or learning how to play Bunco, Dominos, Quiddler and Yahtzee. No experience needed so come out and learn something new or just sit and chat with your friends. Ages: 50+

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  7. Volleyball Drop-In

    October 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Grey Culbreth Middle School Gymnasium (located in back left of school)

    The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department Drop-In programs allow participants the opportunity to play in an informal setting and to meet others of similar sporting interest. Groups are welcome to attend. Ages: 16+ (Experienced players 15&U are welcomed to attend w/ a parent)

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  8. West End Poetry Festival

    October 18, 2019, All Day @ Flyleaf Books

    Come and be a part of the most unique poetry event in NC! The 14th Annual West End Poetry Festival will feature some of the Southeast’s most talented poets while celebrating the many exciting and varied poetic styles. The festival provides a setting where poets can engage, share, and encourage the reading, writing, and listening of poetry. For more information please visit: http://www.WestEndPoetryFestival.com All Ages

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  9. Music and Stories Under the Stars

    October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Weaver Street Market Lawn

    CO-SPONSORED BY WEAVER STREET MARKET AND CARRBORO RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT Sip some cider and munch a cookie while the ghoulishly good events unfold. A costume contest will begin at 5:00pm which will be followed by the music and stories. Winners of the costume contest will be announced before the storyteller. Bring a blanket or a low chair and snuggle up for these stellar shows! Appropriate for all ages. For details email events@weaverstreetmarket.coop. No registration required. All Ages

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  10. West End Poetry Festival

    October 19, 2019, All Day @ Carrboro Century Center

    Come and be a part of the most unique poetry event in NC! The 14th Annual West End Poetry Festival will feature some of the Southeast’s most talented poets while celebrating the many exciting and varied poetic styles. The festival provides a setting where poets can engage, share, and encourage the reading, writing, and listening of poetry. For more information please visit: http://www.WestEndPoetryFestival.com All Ages

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  11. Youth Disc Golf Clinics

    October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Henry Anderson III Community Park

    This youth disc golf clinic gives parent(s) and children the opportunity to learn together about the sport of disc golf including rules, etiquette, the basics of throwing discs, and tips and techniques. All discs provided! Parent(s) and youth must both be present to participate. Instructor: Matthew Smith Pre-registration through Carrboro Recreation & Parks is required. Ages 6-15

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  12. Create a Puppet Workshop

    October 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Carrboro Barnch Library 900 Old Fayetteville Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    Create a Puppet workshop on Saturday, October 19th at the Carrboro Branch Library at 10:30 am. Make a mini shadow puppet theater out of a file folder and mini shadow puppets. Please bring your own light source such as a flashlight for the full effect. Space is limited, advance registration required by calling the Carrboro Library at 919-969-3006. Suggested ages are 4-10 years. Free. https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/puppetshowincorporated/ https://www.instagram.com/puppetshowinc/ https://twitter.com/PuppetShowInco1

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  13. NEW! Bikes! Maintenance and Best Practices: the basics

    October 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wilson Park Shelter

    Learn how your bike works and how to keep it in good order. Participants will learn basic bike maintenance and solutions to common problems. We will go over tires, tubes, chains, and how to incorporate learned concepts into safe bike riding. We will also discuss and demo how to clean the overall bike. A follow up with a question and answer session with local bike technicians. Instructor: Tamara Sanders Ages: 10-17 *Pre-registration is required.

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  14. MOTHERLOAD: A Movie about Cargo bikes, and much more

    October 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    MOTHERLOAD is a documentary that follows a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation & disconnect of the modern age, its planetary impact, & how cargo bikes might be an antidote. Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was unsustainable & miserable, & Liz felt trapped. Googling “family bike,” Liz uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: bikes designed for carrying passengers & heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born. The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition, BACH, & NEXT (event hosts) believe that in this age of climate change the lowly bicycle plays a vital part in reducing our dependency on cars, & hope that this movie will amplify that conversation. If you have ever wondered if it was possible to transport kids, groceries, and other items without getting in a car, come see the movie & be inspired! Sponsors: Carolina Tarwheels, Back Alley Bikes, The Clean Machine

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  15. Save The Environment

    October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Safe Sac is going to host an informational events related with child and personal safety measure during natural disasters: fire, hurricane, earthquakes, floods, etc. In recent statistic shows that in recent years the number of natural disasters has increased due to several reasons, which caused the growth of victims. To participate in the event, fill out the simple registration form on the site. The registration form doesn't require any personal data.

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  16. Toddler Preschool Playtime

    October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Carrboro Century Center - Century Hall

    Parents and young children (5 & under) can come enjoy some unstructured playtime in the spacious Century Hall. There will be music to dance to, blocks, crawl tunnels, and other toys to play with and plenty of space. It will be a great opportunity to meet new friends and playmates. No registration required. Ages: 1-5

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  17. Golden Trails Series - Poet’s Walk Ayr Mount and Riverwalk Hillsborough

    October 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Meet at Town Hall Parking Lot

    Our starting place will be Poet's Walk, a beautiful mile long trail that winds through the meadows and woodlands around historic Ayr Mount in Hillsborough. The walk meanders down to the Eno River, passes alongside the remnants of an old tavern and parallels the Old Indian Trading Path. Then we will proceed to Riverwalk trail, a paved 1.8 mile trail along the Eno River. Bring a water bottle and a snack. Ages: 50+ * Pre-Registration required for all trips.

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  18. Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest

    October 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Carrboro Town Commons (Farmer's Market Location)

    Carve, paint or decorate your own pumpkin and then bring it to Carrboro Town Commons on Friday, October 25th between 9:30am - 3pm. Pumpkins will be displayed that night at the Annual Halloween Carnival. Citizens will have a chance to vote from 6pm - 8pm on which pumpkin they like best. The winner will be announced and presented a gift card at 8:15pm. All entries must be received by 3pm on Friday, October 25th at Carrboro Town Commons. (Please remember that this is a kid-friendly event and the Recreation & Parks Department reserves the right to deny entries deemed inappropriate.) All Ages

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  19. Halloween Carnival

    October 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Carrboro Town Commons

    Come enjoy the night and experience the great carnival games and programs for all ages. We boast a host of carnival style activities that reward your participation with wickedly good prizes. Popcorn, sodas, hot chocolate, apple cider and coffee will be sold at the concession booth. No registration required. Rain site: Century Center All Ages

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  20. Spooky Movie Night - Nightmare Before Christmas

    October 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carrboro Century Center

    We are bringing back this classic movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” to Century Hall. Bring a blanket and friends we will have games before the movie. Children under 12 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian present. Limited concessions will be for sale (cash only). Contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (919) 918-7392 for movie information. No registration required. All Ages

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  21. Toddler Preschool Playtime

    October 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Carrboro Century Center - Century Hall

    Parents and young children (5 & under) can come enjoy some unstructured playtime in the spacious Century Hall. There will be music to dance to, blocks, crawl tunnels, and other toys to play with and plenty of space. It will be a great opportunity to meet new friends and playmates. No registration required. Ages: 1-5

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  22. Lollipop Series for Young Children - Tanglewood Puppets

    October 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Carrboro Century Center - Century Hall

    Tanglewood Puppets shows are all original, but firmly rooted in the folkloric and mythic tradition with a huge helping of silliness and fun thrown on top. Children are encouraged to be part of the story and actively engage the puppets. Tanglewood Puppets originated in California and over time has made the journey to North Carolina. You don’t want to miss this exciting show! “Feel Free” to wear your costume! All Ages

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  23. Excursions - Temple Theatre – “Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road”

    October 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM @ Meet at Town Commons Parking Lot

    Stardust Road is a New Musical Journey of friendship across four decades told through the timeless music of Hoagy Carmichael. Experience Hoagy Carmichael’s music from the 1920’s through the 1950’s featuring his honky tonk rags, swing era favorites, his contributions to the war effort and finally his elegant Hollywood hits, showing how we all grow up to find our own Stardust Road. Directed by Tony Award Winner, Susan H. Schulman and choreographed by Broadway veteran, Michael Lichtefeld, this show will feature a live big band and rousing tap dancing! Ages: 18+ * Pre-Registration required for all trips.

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Town Meetings Calendar

  1. Recreation & Parks Commission Meeting

    October 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carrboro Century Center

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  2. Board of Aldermen Meeting

    October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Hall

    The Board of Aldermen holds meetings on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month except for the months of July and August; the last three weeks of December and the first week of January. The 2nd Tuesday is used as a work session meeting for the Board of Aldermen and public comment is generally not accepted.

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  3. Affordable Housing Advisory Commission

    October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Town Hall

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  4. Board of Adjustment

    October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Board Room Town Hall

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  5. Planning Board - Cancelled. The 11/7th , bi-monthly meeting has relocated to OWASA (due to early voting at Town Hall).

    October 17, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ OWASA

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  6. Transportation Advisory Board

    October 17, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Room 109

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  7. Board of Aldermen Meeting

    October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ OWASA

    The Board of Aldermen holds meetings on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month except for the months of July and August; the last three weeks of December and the first week of January. The 2nd Tuesday is used as a work session meeting for the Board of Aldermen and public comment is generally not accepted.

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  8. NC 54 West Corridor Study Phase 2 Public Meeting

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Room 109

    Public meeting for the Phase 2 Analysis of the NC 54 West Corridor Study

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