Kathleen DuVal presents NATIVE NATIONS: A MILLENNIUM IN NORTH AMERICA, with Danielle Hiraldo at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

A sweeping history of the power of Indigenous North America from ancient cities to fights for sovereignty that continue today, from an award-winning historian. In this magisterial history, Kathleen DuVal tells the story of Native nations, from the rise of ancient cities more than a thousand years ago to the present, reframing North American history with Indigenous power and sovereignty at its center. Before and during European colonization, Indigenous North Americans built diverse civilizations and lived in history, adapting to a changing world in ways that reverberated globally. As DuVal explains, no civilization came to a halt when a few wandering explorers arrived, even when the strangers came well-armed. A millennium ago, North American cities rivaled urban centers around the world in size, but following a period of climate change and instability DuVal shows how numerous smaller nations emerged from previously centralized civilizations, moving away from rather than toward urbanization. From this urban past, patterns of egalitarian government structures, diplomacy, and complex economies spread across North America. So, when Europeans arrived in the sixteenth century, they encountered societies they did not understand, having developed differently from their own, and whose power they often underestimated. For centuries after these first encounters, Indigenous people maintained an upper hand and used Europeans in pursuit of their own interests. In Native Nations, we see how Mohawks closely controlled trade with the Dutch--and influenced global markets--and how Quapaws manipulated French colonists. Power dynamics shifted after the American Revolution, but Indigenous people continued to control the majority of the continent. Shawnee brothers Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa forged new alliances and encouraged a controversial new definition of Native identity to attempt to wall off U.S. ambitions. The Cherokees created new institutions to assert their sovereignty on the global stage, and the Kiowas used their preponderance of power in […]

Sharpening Event at Pittsboro Feed

Pittsboro Feed 1103 East Street, Pittsboro, NC, United States

Get your tools ready for action! ✂️ Tired of battling dull blades and ineffective tools? We’re bringing Keen Edge Mobile Sharpening to Pittsboro Feed on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 10pm to 2pm! ⏰ Bring your old knives, scissors, gardening tools, and anything else needing a fresh edge. Keen Edge will sharpen them on-site while you shop! ️ Don’t miss this chance to revive your tools and tackle any project with ease. See you there!

Watercolor Class at Pittsboro Gallery of Arts

Pittsboro Gallery of Arts 44-1 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC

What a fantastic course with Cathylee Mahin Saturdays, April 13 through May 11. (5 classes) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Cost: $125 Where: At the Pittsboro Gallery of Arts 44-A Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312 When: Saturdays, April 13 through May 11. (5 classes) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Cost: $125 About the Course: Embark on an exciting exploration of watercolor painting with a focus on the enchanting world of colors. Designed for both beginners and those looking to enhance their watercolor skills, this 5-week course will be an immersive experience led by the talented artist, Cat Mahin. What to Expect: Understanding Color Basics: Explore the magic of colors using the three primary colors - red, yellow, and blue. Learn to create a vast spectrum of colors from these foundational hues. Practical Creations: Each week, you'll be crafting a new color wheel and chart, laying the foundation for building your personal nature portfolio or journal. Technique Mastery: Dive into the world of watercolor techniques during the first week, with hands-on practice and encouragement for continued exploration at home. Exciting Projects: Cat Mahin will guide you through your first project, "The Mexican Eagle," providing a tangible application of the skills learned. Who Can Join: Whether you're a complete novice or someone already acquainted with watercolor, this course caters to all skill levels. It's a perfect opportunity to deepen your understanding and mastery of the art form. Important Information: Cost: $125 for the entire series (No refunds for missed classes) Dates: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, and 11 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up. Materials: A materials list will be sent to all registered students in advance. Join us in embracing the joy of watercolor and unleash your creativity! Let's color […]

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Touch a Truck at the Friday Center

Touch a Truck is back! Join Maple View Mobile on April 14 noon to 4 pm at the Friday Center. $6 per person (max $24 per family; all under two are admitted free). Proceeds to UNC Children's Hospital and Scout Troop 39. We can't wait to see you!

Monster Mania at Checkered Tulip Sewing Studio

Checkered Tulip 89 Hillsboro Street Unit D, Pittsboro, NC

We all love Monsters, right guys??? Join us for MONSTER MANIA this Sunday from 1-3:30! Kids Sewing Sunday Rules!!!!!

Book Fair for Grownups

Join Havoc Brewing and Flyleaf Books for a nostalgic trip back to the glory days of the school book fair! Come browse a top notch selection of books and other fun merch all with a beer in hand. It’s the book fair of your childhood, but better! If you get hungry, Blue Window Food truck has your back, with delicious Mediterranean Cuisine. See you there!

Live Jazz on Wednesdays at The Sycamore – Lauren Meehan

The Sycamore at Chatham Mills 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC, United States

Jazz nights are continuing on Wednesdays so don't miss out on the chance to hear some great holiday jazz this month, sprinkled in alongside your classic favorites. Here are our upcoming performers 4/17 - Lauren Meehan 4/24 - Dave Quick Jazz

Rabbit Hunt 2024

Pittsboro Gallery of Arts 44-1 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC

Pittsboro Gallery of Arts and Welcome Chatham are hosting the 4th Annual Found it! Rabbit Hunt on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The is a fun, free family event that encourages everyone to get outside and explore Pittsboro. Seven embellished rabbit statues will be hidden outside along Hillsboro Street and in the immediate vicinity. Find a rabbit and, without removing it, take a photo. Once you find at least 5 of the rabbits, show your photos to a Welcome Center attendant to receive a ticket for a chance to win a rabbit. The Chatham County Welcome Center is at 37 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC. The first 25 visitors to do so will also receive a $10 voucher to be redeemed at one of the participating downtown businesses. In acknowledgment of Pittsboro’s thriving creative culture, the 7 rabbit statues will be embellished by local artist members of Pittsboro Gallery of Arts: Additional raffle tickets to win the custom rabbit statues will be available for $5 each at the Welcome Center. Proceeds of ticket sales will go to Welcome Chatham, a 501(c)3 non-profit agency.

Live Jazz on Wednesdays at The Sycamore – Dave Quick Jazz

The Sycamore at Chatham Mills 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC, United States

Jazz nights are continuing on Wednesdays so don't miss out on the chance to hear some great holiday jazz this month, sprinkled in alongside your classic favorites. Here are our upcoming performers 4/24 - Dave Quick Jazz

Mata Ortiz Painting at Pittsboro Gallery of Arts

Pittsboro Gallery of Arts 44-1 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC

Mark your calendars for an evening of artistic revelation as Coy Quakenbush takes center stage to demonstrate the intricate Mata Ortiz painting technique. On April 26, 2024, from 5 to 8 pm, join us for an immersive demonstration at the gallery, where Coy will unveil the secrets behind his mesmerizing pottery creations. Coy Quakenbush, renowned for his exceptional talent in pottery art, invites you to witness firsthand the magic behind his masterpieces. With deft strokes and unparalleled skill, Coy will showcase the tools and techniques he employs to breathe life into his artwork. From the selection of brushes to the application of colors, every step of the process will be unveiled, offering a glimpse into the meticulous craftsmanship behind each piece. The Mata Ortiz painting technique, rooted in centuries-old tradition, holds a special place in Coy's artistic journey. Inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Mata Ortiz pottery tradition, Coy has perfected his craft, infusing each creation with a blend of tradition and innovation. Through his demonstration, he aims to not only showcase the beauty of this technique but also to inspire fellow artists and art enthusiasts alike. As you watch Coy work his magic, you'll be transported into a world where pottery becomes a canvas for storytelling, where every stroke of the brush carries a narrative of its own. Whether you're a seasoned artist seeking new inspiration or simply an admirer of fine craftsmanship, this event promises to be a feast for the senses. Join us on April 26th as we delve into the heart of the Mata Ortiz painting technique with Coy Quakenbush. Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and immersed in the timeless artistry that defines his work. Don't miss this opportunity to witness creativity in motion and experience the beauty of Mata Ortiz pottery like never […]

Confluence

Pittsboro Gallery of Arts 44-1 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC

Join us for our exciting annual event on May 3rd 6 to 9 pm when the NC Black Socks Poetry Society and friends read and share their poetry inspired by our art. Enjoy refreshments while you view new works in multiple 2-D and 3-D mediums: oil, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels, unique prints, photography, furniture and decorative boxes, mosaics, ceramics, polychrome and kintsugi style vessels, basketry, jewelry, fiber arts, sculptural works in clay, wood, stone, steel, and bronze. An evening of Art and Petry Combined into one Pittsboro Gallery is located at 44-A Hillsboro Street, a few steps north of the County Courthouse circle. When you visit you’ll find it’s a destination gallery situated in a historic, bustling small town. Owned and operated by local and regional artists, our mission is to exhibit and offer an opportunity for art lovers and patrons to see, purchase and collect fine art and fine crafts. The show runs from May 1st through May 31st. Hours: Tuesday- Saturday: 10:30-5:30 First Sunday: 10:30-5:30. Closed Mondays. Contact: 919/704-8552 For more info: https://www.pittsboroarts.org.

Mosaic Charge EVent

Mosaic Family Commons 60 Mosaic Blvd, Pittsboro, NC

Something green is coming to MOSAIC! Mark your calendars for Thurs, May 9 and meet us at our EV charging stations from 5-7pm for the MOSAIC Charge EVent. @VinFast and @BlinkCharging will join reps from NC green agencies to demo charging stations and answer questions about EV cars. Enjoy tasty bites from local food vendors and learn about the future of #ecofriendly transportation!

Rise Against Hunger

Pittsboro United Methdist Church 71 West Street, Pittsboro, NC

Join Pittsboro United Methodist Church to help fight hunger.