Hands-on Video Marketing for Business

Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center 1801 Nash Street, Sanford, NC

Let’s put fingers to keyboards and make some videos! Using video to market your business can help you stay visible in social media longer, get more exposure and engagement, and increase sales and traffic. In this hands-on seminar, you’ll make one video from a template and at least one video from scratch, all of which you’ll get to keep and use in your marketing immediately. Participants should bring a mobile device pre-loaded with behind-the-scenes photos/videos, product photos/videos, and logos. This class is free and offered by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center and will be taught at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Pre-registration is required.

Mike Duncan presents HERO OF TWO WORLDS with Lloyd Kramer at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

Few in history can match the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought courageously on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a soldier, statesman, idealist, philanthropist, and abolitionist. As a teenager, Lafayette ran away from France to join the American Revolution. Returning home a national hero, he helped launch the French Revolution, eventually spending five years locked in dungeon prisons. After his release, Lafayette sparred with Napoleon, joined an underground conspiracy to overthrow King Louis XVIII, and became an international symbol of liberty. Finally, as a revered elder statesman, he was instrumental in the overthrow of the Bourbon Dynasty in the Revolution of 1830. From enthusiastic youth to world-weary old age, from the pinnacle of glory to the depths of despair, Lafayette never stopped fighting for the rights of all mankind. His remarkable life is the story of where we come from, and an inspiration to defend the ideals he held dear. Mike Duncan is one of the most popular history podcasters in the world and author of the New York Times–bestselling books The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic and Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution. His award-winning series, The History of Rome, remains a legendary landmark in the history of podcasting. Duncan’s ongoing series, Revolutions, explores the great political revolutions that have driven the course of modern history. Lloyd Kramer is is a Professor of History and Director of Carolina Public Humanities (CPH) at UNC, Chapel Hill. He received his PhD at Cornell University and served previously as Chair of the UNC-CH History Department. His research and teaching focus on European history, with particular attention to modern France and […]

Nonprofit Skill Building – How to Conduct Donor-Driven Fundraising – Part 3 – Online

Central Carolina Community College 764 West St., Pittsboro, NC

Many nonprofit executives and board members are realizing that it is time for a new approach to fundraising that is sustainable. Traditional fundraising based on marketing your organization is NOT about the donor’s needs, values, interests or desires… it is not about them it is all about you. Donor-driven NOT organization-driven giving is the wave of the future that is here now. Nonprofits are hungry to find a new way to engage donors for a lifetime and this webinar will teach you how! In this webinar, you’ll discover how to identify the characteristics of a Culture of Philanthropy, how to develop a compelling Case for Support, how to find new dollars and new donors in your community, five steps to raising major gifts that work, and how to design and host highly successful Awareness events. Speaker(s): John Curtis, Ph.D. Contact the Small Business Center at Central Carolina Community College.

Michael Keenan Gutierrez presents THE SWILL, with Daniel Wallace at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

Port Kydd, 1929. Joshua Rivers, his pregnant wife Lily, his criminal sister Olive, a geriatric dog Orla, and a cast of ne'er-do-wells eke out life in The Swill, a speakeasy passed down through the Rivers family. Outside, political and race wars rage in The Bonny, the rough Irish neighborhood where they have always lived. But when Olive's in trouble and asks her brother to help her pull a job--one with roots that reach way back into the Rivers family history--who will take the fall? Can The Swill shelter the family, as it always has, or is their luck gone for good? Michael Keenan Gutierrez is the author of The Trench Angel and earned degrees from UCLA, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of New Hampshire. His work has been published in The Guardian, The Delmarva Review, Contrary, The Collagist, Scarab, The Pisgah Review, Untoward, The Boiler, and Public Books. His screenplay, The Granite State, was a finalist at the Austin Film Festival and he has received fellowships from The University of Houston and the New York Public Library. He lives with his wife and son in Chapel Hill where he teaches writing at the University of North Carolina. Daniel Wallace is the author of six novels, including Extraordinary Adventures, 2017, and Big Fish, his first, which was adapted into a film and a Broadway musical, and translated into twenty-five languages. He’s published two children’s books, dozens of short stories and essays, and is an illustrator whose drawings have appeared in books, newspapers and magazines all over the world. His seventh book, This Isn’t Going to End Well: The True Story of a Man I Thought I Knew, will be published by Algonquin Books in April, 2023.

Movies at Mosaic

Mosaic Family Commons 60 Mosaic Blvd, Pittsboro, NC

Each other Friday night (except July) we’ll feature a movie on the Phil Kohl MOSAIC Family Commons (event lawn). Food + beverage available for purchase. No outside alcohol can be brought inside the venue. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Event lawn opens at 7 pm. Movies start at sundown. Sept 23 Turning Red Food + beverage by: BMC Brewing, Vintage Scoops Oct 14 Raya and the Last Dragon Food + beverage by: BMC Brewing, Vintage Scoops Oct 28 Lightyear Food + beverage by: BMC Brewing, Vintage Scoops, NC 27312

Fall Festival at Huckleberry Trail Farm

Huckleberry Trail Farm 143 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City, NC

2022 FALL FESTIVAL This year our farm will be open to the public every weekend beginning Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 30. We will also be holding our Home Teacher Work Day/ Home Schooler Day Oct 14 (more information below). Our hours are: Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm We suggest you plan on at least two and a half to three hours to experience all the farm has to offer. Last admission is always 1 hour before we close, last hayride is always 30 minutes before we close, so come early to enjoy all the fun!

Doris Betts Book Club at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church

Pittsboro Presbyterian Church 95 East Street, Pittsboro, NC

Last Tuesday of every month at 11 am Fellowship Hall Join us for the Doris Betts Book Club meeting for a lively discussion of this month’s book. How does it work? Group members select books, both fiction and nonfiction, with themes and challenges that draw us to consider the role of faith and spirituality in our lives. Didn’t finish the book? (or even read it?!) Come anyway and enjoy the fellowship, conversation and intellectual stimulation. Have a book you’ve read that you’d love to discuss? Come and propose it to the group! We look forward to seeing you there. June 28, 2022 “The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith Led by Martha Adcox Precious Ramotswe has only just set up shop as Botswana's No.1 (and only) lady detective when she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. However, the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors

Barbara J. Sullivan presents CLIMATE CHANGE GARDENING FOR THE SOUTH, with Elaine Maisner at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

Gardeners across the nation are seeing clear signs of trouble in their home gardens, no matter the size—like many aspects of life on our warming planet, gardening practices need updates. In the Southeast, gardeners are under pressure to deal with increasing weather extremes, shifting hardiness zones, and seasonal unpredictability. Such environmental conditions are increasingly tough on plants as well as insects, pollinators, birds, and mammals. In this lively and heartening guide, Barbara J. Sullivan offers an essential, easy-to-use resource for adapting to the new realities of climate change. This book will empower southerners to grow beautiful gardens while using gardening practices that contribute to solutions for our shared environment. Barbara J. Sullivan, author of Garden Perennials for the Coastal South, lives and gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. UNC Press executive editor Elaine Maisner retired in April 2022 after 35 years in publishing, including the past 28 years at UNC Press, where she established award-winning lists in the areas of religious studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and food studies.

Live Jazz on Wednesdays at The Sycamore

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

We are now open every Wednesday night and will feature live music each week from 6-9pm. Reservations highly recommended. See schedule below and check back for new bands to be added weekly! 9/28- Dave Quick 10/5- Tony Galliani Jazz Quartet 10/12- Kris Whitenack trio 11/2- Oakboro 11/9- Dave Quick 11/16- Lauren Meehan Band 11/23- Kris Whitenack trio

Rochelle Hurt and Leslie Wheeler present THE J GIRLS: A REALITY SHOW & POETRY’S POSSIBLE WORLDS and THE STATE SHE’S IN at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

Jocelyn, Jodie, Jennifer, Jacqui, Joelle. Ignoring the optimistic advice of elders, these five working-class teens in the Rust Belt band together in their embrace of bad behavior and poor taste as they navigate sexuality and identity with loud-mouthed joy and clear-eyed cynicism. Winner of the 2021 Blue Light Books Prize, Rochelle Hurt's The J Girls: A Reality Show is a tribute to the grit and glitter of millennial girlhood and a testament to its dangers and traumas. Hurt's creative, genre-bending mix of poetry, fiction, and screenplay brings the girls to life with campy performances of monologues, soap opera clips, mock interviews, talk shows, commercials, and even burlesque. Vulgar, rhapsodic language serves as costume and shield, allowing the J Girls to script their own images and project glowing, outsized versions of themselves into the safe space of the TV screen. Playful and poignant, The J Girls is a flashy ode to performance and a nostalgic elegy for adolescent friendships. Rochelle Hurt is a poet and essayist. Her other books include In Which I Play the Runaway, which won the Barrow Street Book Prize, and The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems. Her work has been included in Poetry magazine and the Best New Poets anthology series, and she's been awarded prizes and fellowships from Poetry International, Arts & Letters, Vermont Studio Center, Jentel, and Yaddo. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, she now lives in Orlando and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida. Leslie Wheeler is the author of the Poetry’s Possible Worlds, a memoir exploring the restorative power of poetry during a time of crisis. Her other books include the novel Unbecoming and five books of poetry, most recently The State She’s In. Her poems and essays appear in such journals as Poetry, Poets & Writers, American […]

Hang Your Shingle, Part 1

Central Carolina Community College 764 West St., Pittsboro, NC

So, you are thinking about starting a construction business. Lay the foundation in this 3-part course that teaches the startup requirements associated with running your own business and becoming a General Contractor. Learn the basics of starting a business, the Chatham County zoning process, insurance requirements and how to become a Licensed General Contractor in NC. If you are ready to officially hang your shingle, register today! In part 1, you will discover the basics of starting a business, the dos and don'ts of writing a winning business plan, choosing your business entity and how to file for your Employer Identification Number (EIN). Contact the Small Business Center at Central Carolina Community College.

Pittsboro’s Bazaar Night Market at The Plant

The Plant at Lorax Lane 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro

Look for the Bazzar Night Market at The Plant, brought to you by Reclamation Vintage! Food Trucks, Beverages, Music, Vintage Vendors, Local Artisan Vendors, Music and much more!

Hewitt Pottery Pop-up Sale

Hewitt Pottery 424 Johnny Burke Rd, Pittsboro, NC

**STORM UPDATE!** We may get a few inches of rain and heavy.wind. If so, we will be here, and open - pots and checkout in the big barn. But, PLEASE USE CAUTION DRIVING, wear your boots, and bring your umbrella! **** Ready for some bargains? Great pottery, all sizes and shapes at great prices. ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday, October 1st, 2022, 10am-5pm. Come find some treasures for yourself or for the perfect gift. Handmade, wood-fired pots made right here at the pottery by Mark Hewitt and his intern, Dalton Hughes Vases, tumblers, mugs, pitchers, plates and bowls and jars - a wide variety all marked down for one day only, and a tent of minor seconds (less than perfect pots.) Our open air barn/showroom makes for easy social distancing. A few of Mark’s signature ‘Big Pots’ will be on sale as well. Come enjoy a day in the country, bargains and all! Bring the family ~ we have swings! ~ Mark and Carol Hewitt

Ric’s Leather at the Calico Market

Kick off autumn with Calico Studio! Join us for artisan jewelry, gourmet specialty foods, one-of-a-kind home accessories, glass, wood, ceramics, and much more! Come for the vendors, but stay for the music and food! This fall we have some favorites onstage; including Rhonda Robichaux & Meaux, Fallow Ground, Leah Magner, and Reese McHenry. Join us in welcoming Thick as Thieves, and keep your fingers crossed for the return of the Carrboro High School Jazz Ensemble. And FOOD TRUCKS! Come out and enjoy the delectable delights of The Latin Effect's tacos, taquitos, enchiladas and Blu Tee Spoon's vegan burgers and comfort food! It's going to be our best Makers Market so far! 1141 Smith Level Road.

Fall Festival at Huckleberry Trail Farm

Huckleberry Trail Farm 143 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City, NC

2022 FALL FESTIVAL This year our farm will be open to the public every weekend beginning Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 30. We will also be holding our Home Teacher Work Day/ Home Schooler Day Oct 14 (more information below). Our hours are: Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm We suggest you plan on at least two and a half to three hours to experience all the farm has to offer. Last admission is always 1 hour before we close, last hayride is always 30 minutes before we close, so come early to enjoy all the fun!

KIDS STORYTIME: Sue Soltis presents NOTHING LIKE A PUFFIN and THE STARS JUST UP THE STREET at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

Nothing Like A Puffin celebrates the puffin, a truly amazing creature, which is completely unique and one-of-a kind. A ladder is nothing like a puffin. A house is nothing like a puffin. A newspaper is nothing like a puffin. . . . But wait! Who would have guessed? Could these things be more alike than you think? Young children will love following this mischievous puffin in an entertaining exercise in creative classification— and are guaranteed to start looking at everyday things in a whole new way. In The Stars Just Up the Street, illustrated by Christine Davenier, a grandpa’s memories of brilliant night skies inspire a little girl to take action in a tale for budding community organizers and star lovers alike. Sue's forthcoming picture book The Moon Moved In, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez (illustrator of the award-winning Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away, written by Meg Medina), will be published by Chronicle Books in 2023. Sue Soltis is the author of the picture books Nothing Like a Puffin, illustrated by Bob Kolar, and The Stars Just Up the Street, illustrated by Christine Davenier (both from Candlewick Press). Ever since she started writing poems in a Snoopy notebook at age 12, she’s been hooked on writing! She lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she’s trying to help all the little invertebrates in the yard by planting native plants, hosting mason bees, and composting—a subject found in her next picture book The Moon Moved In (forthcoming, 2023, Chronicle Books, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez)

Quiltmaker Cafe at First Sunday

Downtown Pittsboro 9 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC

The Quiltmaker Café is excited to be offering another Pay-What-You-Can meal and invite all community members to visit our booth at First Sunday! There is no cost for a meal and drinks will also be provided. Donations will be accepted to help the café move into its permanent home but are not required! Look for the bright purple tent.

CANCELLED First Sunday, Oct 2022

Downtown Pittsboro 9 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC

Sorry--Hurricane Ian has disrupted our event. See you in November! Sorry--Ian has caused too much trouble for too many people. See you next month! Come out and enjoy a bit of Pittsboro's downtown charm. This family-friendly event is free to attend. Artisans, non-profits, and local businesses will be out and about as we enjoy some sweet treats. Just a few of the downtown businesses that are usually open on First Sunday: Pittsboro Toys French Connections LiquidAmbar Gallery and Gifts Reclamation New Horizons Downtown Pittsboro Gallery of Arts Chatham County Historical Museum Welcome Center Studio 17 Deep River Mercantile The Beagle Circle City Books and Music M2 Graphics Carolina Cravings The Chocolate Cellar Oakmoss Screaming for Vintage Would you like to be a vendor at First Sunday? Please fill out an application.

Mur Lafferty presents STATION ETERNITY, with Samuel Montgomery-Blinn at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

Amateur detective Mallory Viridian’s talent for solving murders ruined her life on Earth and drove her to live on an alien space station, but her problems still follow her in this witty, self-aware novel that puts a speculative spin on murder mysteries, from the Hugo-nominated author of Six Wakes. From idyllic small towns to claustrophobic urban landscapes, Mallory Viridian is constantly embroiled in murder cases that only she has the insight to solve. But outside of a classic mystery novel, being surrounded by death doesn’t make you a charming amateur detective, it makes you a suspect and a social pariah. So when Mallory gets the opportunity to take refuge on a sentient space station, she thinks she has the solution. Surely the murders will stop if her only company is alien beings. At first her new existence is peacefully quiet…and markedly devoid of homicide. But when the station agrees to allow additional human guests, Mallory knows the break from her peculiar reality is over. After the first Earth shuttle arrives, and aliens and humans alike begin to die, the station is thrown into peril. Stuck smack-dab in the middle of an extraterrestrial whodunit, and wondering how in the world this keeps happening to her anyway, Mallory has to solve the crime—and fast—or the list of victims could grow to include everyone on board… Mur Lafferty is an author, podcaster, and editor. She has been nominated for many awards and even won a few. She lives in Durham, NC with her family.