Orange County Cooperative Extension will once again host its annual holiday program entitled, “The Spirit of Elegant Holidays 2013: Home and Hearth Throughout the Year.” Pre-registration is required for the reduced fee. The early registration fee is $5.00, if paid by Thursday, October 10. Afterwards, the fee will be $8.00. With assistance from a committee of volunteers, the program will take place twice on Thursday, October 24, at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsborough United Methodist Church, located at 130 W. Tryon Street. This year’s program will emphasize food, crafts and decorating ideas for all seasons of the year. Participants will have the opportunity to draw for door prizes; sample convenient and healthier foods; view a variety of creative craft, gift, and decorating ideas for all skill levels; gain ideas for low-cost stocking stuffers; receive a copy of the program booklet or CD with instructions for the recipes, crafts, gifts, and décor. Registration can also be done by phone at 919.245.2053, or in person at 306 Revere Road in Hillsborough. Space is limited, so early registeration is recommended for this special event. For more information, please call Deborah Taylor at 919.245.2055.
North and South Churton StreetHillsborough, NC 27278Directions
Dana Trent discusses her memoir Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. The Rev. J. Dana Trent is an author, instructor, and ordained Baptist minister. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and history from Salem College and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School. Dana has worked with nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, and hospitals—holding positions at Duke University, UNC Health Care, and the Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church.
752 Martin Luther King Jr. BlvdChapel Hill, NC 27514Directions
Whether an experienced or beginning songwriter, nothing is more valuable than the response of other songwriters. The Songwriters’ Circle at The ArtsCenter provides an evening every other week for composers to share their work with each other and receive both encouragement and honest feedback. The bar will be open. This is a time for participating in a sharing community rather than performing. Come to The ArtsCenter Gallery on alternate Mondays to find a community of songwriters developing their craft together. Upcoming sessions will be coordinated by Kirk Ridge and Jay Ladd of the North Carolina Songwriters Co-Op. Upright piano on site! Free
300-G East Main StCarrboro, NC 27510Directions