Did you know? Carolina Tiger Rescue attends community events all throughout the Triangle, so if you've ever wanted to learn more about us, come see us at the following events: ~Pittsboro Street Fair - Saturday, October 29 from 10-4 ~Darwin Days - Saturday, November 12 from 10-5 at Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh We can't wait to see you all there!
2022 FALL FESTIVAL This year our farm will be open to the public every weekend beginning Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 30. 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!
The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at why Pokémon's evolution from a single Japanese video game to global powerhouse captured the world's attention, and how the "gotta catch 'em all" mentality of its fanbase shaped pop culture—and continues to do so today. More than just a simple journey through the history of Pokémon, Daniel Dockery offers an in-depth look at the franchise’s many branches of impact and influence. With dozens of firsthand interviews, Monster Kids covers its beginnings as a Japanese video game created to recapture one man's love of bug-collecting as a child before diving into the decisions and conditions that would ultimately lead to that game's global domination. With its continued growth as television shows, spin-off video games, blockbuster movies, trading cards, and toys, Pokémon is a unique and special brand that manages to continue to capture the attention and adoration of its eager fanbase 25 years after its initial release. Whether it was new animated shows like Digimon, Cardcaptors, and Yu-Gi-Oh!; the rise of monster-catching video games and trading card games; and more, Pikachu, the king of pop culture in the '90s, opened the doors in America to those hoping to capture some of Pokémon's dedicated fans. In Monster Kids, Dockery combines the personal stories of the people who helped bring Pokémon to the global stage with affection and humor, making this book the ultimate look at the rise of the franchise in Japan and then North America, but also the generation of kids whose passion for "catching them all" created a unique cultural phenomenon that continues to make a profound impact today. Daniel Dockery grew up with just a few TV channels and a dusty comic book rack at his local grocery store, but his interest in pop culture led to a career writing for publications like Polygon, […]
Join celebrated authors William deBuys and Bland Simpson in conversation at Flyleaf Books on November 3, in association with the University of North Carolina's Department of English and Comparative Literature. This event is co-sponsored by Flyleaf Books and Creative Writing at Carolina. William deBuys cherishes many associations with Chapel Hill, from his undergraduate days as a Morehead Scholar to directing the North Carolina Nature Conservancy in the 1980s. He has written ten books, the most recent of which, The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss, completes a trilogy that includes The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (listed among Christian Science Monitor’s ten best non-fiction books of 2015) and A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest (which won the Weber/Clements Prize for best book on the Southwest in 2012). His River of Traps (with photographer Alex Harris) was a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalist in 1991. He has been a Kluge Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress (2018), a Guggenheim Fellow (2008-2009), and a Lyndhurst Fellow (1986-1988). He served as founding Chair of the Valles Caldera Trust (2001-2004), which managed the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve in north-central New Mexico prior to its transfer to the National Park System. He lives and writes on the farm he has tended since 1976 in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Bland Simpson is Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a pianist for The Red Clay Ramblers, the Tony Award-winning string band. In 2005 he received the North Carolina Award, the state's highest civilian honor.
In-person meeting Friday 11/04/2022, 6 pm - sign up for the newsletter to receive registration details November's pick is Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (scroll down to purchase) Buy the book in-store or online from Flyleaf. Mention you're purchasing it for the book club and you'll get a 20% discount. You must mention this when purchasing (for online orders, please put a mention in the comments field during checkout, and we will adjust your price).
MOSAIC at Chatham Park is hosting free concerts on every other Friday through the summer, except for July. Join us for free live music, food, fun and first looks! Weather strikes again! We are sorry to announce BigTime Shine will be RESCHEDULED to Friday, Nov 4th at MOSAIC at Chatham Park NC. We are determined to have this awesome band play! Event lawn opens: 6pm for Friday night concerts (7pm-8:30pm) Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food, beer + wine available for purchase. Location: MOSAIC Family Commons (event lawn) near 51 Mosaic Blvd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
it's only 67 days until Christmas! If you're looking for that perfect leather gift to give to someone (or yourself), you can find me at the following events: November 5 ... Boone Trail Agricultural Holiday Crafts Festival, 8500 Old US Hwy 421, Lillington November 6 ... Pittsboro First Sunday November 19 ... Fall Shakori Hills Crafts Fair and December 3, 4, 10 & 11, Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour (visit me in my work environment...but it will be cleaned up!!)
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.
Tickets are available! This event will be held at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro (just a couple minutes down the road from Flyleaf). Masks required. Scroll down to purchase your book and/or ticket. Your ticket will include a hardcover copy of Bloodmarked and admission for 1 or 2 people depending on the ticket type you select. Your book will be pre-personalized, but you will have the opportunity to meet Tracy after the talk if you would like to do so. Tracy Deonn is the New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award–winning author of Legendborn, and a second-generation fangirl. She grew up in central North Carolina, where she devoured fantasy books and Southern food in equal measure. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication and performance studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tracy worked in live theater, video game production, and K–12 education. When she’s not writing, Tracy speaks on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions, reads fanfic, arranges puppy playdates, and keeps an eye out for ginger-flavored everything. She can be found on Twitter at @TracyDeonn and at TracyDeonn.com.
Officer Sam Bradburn, Community Police Officer at the Pittsboro Police Department will talk with us about safety during the holiday season. Join us!
A behind-the-scenes tour of the high-stakes world of IPOs and how a visionary band of startup executives, venture capitalists, and maverick bankers has launched a crusade to upend the traditional IPO as we know it. Going Public is a character-driven narrative centered on the last five years of unparalleled change in how technology startups sell shares to the public. Initial public offerings, or IPOs, are typically the first time retail investors can own a piece of the New Economy companies promising to rewire economic rules. Selling IPOs is also one of the most profitable businesses for Wall Street investment banks, who have spent the last 40 years protecting their profits. In an era when algorithms and software have made the financial markets more efficient, the pricing of IPOs still relies on human judgment. In 2018, executives at music-streaming service Spotify sought to upend the status quo. Led by a trim and understated CFO, Barry McCarthy, and a shy but brilliant founder, Daniel Ek, they took a wild idea and forged something new. Going Public explores how they got comfortable with the risk, and how they lobbied securities watchdogs and exchange staff to rewrite the regulations. Readers will meet executives at disruptive companies like Airbnb, DoorDash, venture capitalists, and even some bankers who seized on Spotify’s labor and used it to knock Wall Street bankers off the piles of fees they’d been stacking for so long. Going Public weaves in earlier attempts to rethink the IPO process, introducing readers to one of Silicon Valley’s earliest bankers, Bill Hambrecht, whose invention for selling shares online was embraced by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they auctioned their shares in 2004. And it examines the recent boom in blank-check companies, those Wall Street insider deals that have suddenly become the hottest […]
Join us for a Sip + Shop Market + Children's Fair, plus free live music from Counterclockwise String Band Lawn is open 1 - 4 pm Come ready to shop + bring a lawn chair or blanket to listen to the music Food + beverages available for purchase; find the artisan and vendor line-up at www.mosaicatchathampark.com/news/ See you there!
The definitive book on the 2021-22 Carolina basketball team provides a behind-the-scenes look at the first year of the Hubert Davis era. When Hubert Davis was named head men's basketball coach at the University of North Carolina in April 2021, history had already been made, as Davis became the program's first Black head coach. But after two difficult seasons, it was hard to imagine how quickly a new staff, a new playing style, and a new roster blending established players with prominent transfers and talented freshmen would be able to change the story—except within the fabled Smith Center locker room and practice gyms, where photos of the New Orleans Superdome helped players and staff focus on the possible. In words and photos full of behind-the-scenes moments, this book reveals how belief in the program's rich traditions and in one another enabled the 2021-2022 Tar Heels to achieve what at times seemed impossible, writing a thrilling new chapter in the story of Carolina basketball. From Davis's remarkable work to build a new staff and roster to the ups and downs of the conference season to the amazing run through March to the pinnacle of the college game, the story takes fans through one of the most dramatic years in program history. Adam Lucas is a featured columnist at GoHeels.com, the official website of Carolina Athletics, and author of many books, including Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence. Steve Kirschner is senior associate athletic director for sports information and media relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Matt Bowers is associate director of athletic communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hubert Davis is the twentieth head coach of the University of North Carolina men's basketball program.
Join many of the PBA members for Third Thursday on the SOCO patio. Stores will be open late, look for food trucks, live music.