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Date: Mondays
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Room C, Chapel Hill Public Library

Chapel Hill’s Monday Night Book Club is one of only 2 public book clubs open to participation by anyone in the Chapel Hill community. We welcome new readers/participants in our discussions. For January 2020, we are reading “The Overstory” by Richard Powers


Chapel Hill Historical Society Upcoming Events

Our winter/spring program scheduled is set. As always, these programs are free and open to the public. Unless noted otherwise, they are held at the Chapel Hill Public Library’s meeting room B at 3pm. 

  • 2/23/2020 – The Indigenous People of Chapel Hill and Surrounding Communities: Archaeological Investigations on the UNC Campus and in Hillsborough – Steve Davis, Associate Director of the UNC-CH Research Labs of Archeology 
  • 3/15/2020 – The Schools of the Carrboro Area from Jim Crow to Integration – Richard Ellington, Chapel Hill Historical Society 
  • 4/26/2020 – The History of Agriculture in Orange County – Peter Sandbeck, Orange County Cultural Resources Coordinator 
  • 5/17/2020 – Annual Membership Meeting 

Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne has earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation—both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and and seven-time Grammy nominee, she is most known for the massive MTV and international radio smash hit “One of Us.” Osborne is highly sought-after as a collaborator and has performed alongside artists like Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples. Most recently, she co-produced her own critically acclaimed solo record Love and Hate, noting “…the more I’ve done this, the more tone and depth I’ve developed. This was the time.”

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: ArtsCenter, 301 East Main Street, Carrboro
Cost: $36


Tim Carless to Perform Original Live Score to Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.”

The ArtsCenter presents a screening Buster Keaton’s silent film “Sherlock, Jr.” with an original live score composed and performed by Tim Carless. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and children, and are available here, by phone at (919) 929-2787, or in person at The ArtsCenter’s Box Office (student and child tickets must be purchased in person).

Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.,” released in 1924, was selected for preservation
by the Library of Congress in 1991 for being “culturally, historically
and aesthetically significant.” It continues to inspire film-makers
today, containing the first “film within a film” sequence committed to celluloid. Carless adds his personal touch with a brand new original live score, performed live along with the film.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: The ArtsCenter, 301 West Main Street, Carrboro
Cost: $15

For more information, click here.



Heart of the Hill Spring Walking Tours 

The spring schedule of the “Heart of the Hill Tours,” jointly sponsored by the Chapel Hill Historical Society and Preservation Chapel Hill, is available! Scheduled tours include: 

  • March Madness: Sports on the Hill with John Brunner – Friday, March 13, 3:30 pm 
  • Chapel Hill: Six Feet Under: A Walking Tour of the Historic Cemetery with Tim Kuhn – Saturday, March 21, 10:30 am 
  • Midway with Danita Mason-Hogans – Saturday, March 28, 10:30 am 
  • Beneath Our Feet with Steve Davis – Friday, April 17, 3:30 pm 
  • Walk This Way! with Sandra and Stephen Rich – Saturday, April 18, 10:30 am 
  • Campus Architecture with JJ Bauer – Saturday, April 25, 10:30 am 
  • The Heart of the Hill Kids’ Edition with Susan Worley – Saturday, May 2, 10:30 am 
  • The Noble Grove of Trees with Tom Blythell – Friday, May 8, 3:30 pm 
  • A Walking Tour of Carrboro with Richard Ellington – Saturday, May 16, 10:30 am 
  • Ballet of the City with Matt Gladdek – TBA 

The full schedule and description of the tours is available here. Registration for the spring tours opens on February 15th. To register for a tour, for questions or suggestions, email Missy Julian-Fox at heartofthehilltours@gmail.com. 


33rd Annual Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Walk is a partnership between Church World Service (CWS) and The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC). We are looking for our 2020 CROP Hunger Walk Sponsors. The sponsorship fee for name to appear on our t-shirt is $125. The fee and any other donations will help cover the cost of the t-shirts and the printing and related expenses. The names of all sponsors will be added to the back of the t-shirt. Proceeds from the t-shirts will stay local to operate IFC food programs. The proceeds from t-shirt fees and donation stay here to assist IFC is delivering services to those in need in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. We are also looking for sponsors to provide in-kind donations.

Over the past 30 plus years, the CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $1 million to support hunger relief efforts both locally and internationally. These walk contributions support the IFC to serve meals at the Community Kitchen and provide much-needed groceries to at-risk families in our community and, help fund the outstanding work that Church World Service does to end hunger at home and around the world.

We are aware that this is a very busy time of year but would appreciate a quick reply as to whether you will be able to contribute to the t-shirt sponsorship this year. To ensure the t-shirts will be available on time, we must have your commitment and payment by Friday, December 13, 2019.  If there is a concern with the deadline but you are interested in sponsorship, please contact me. To send your payment, please mail the attached information sheet along with a check to the IFC for $125 for t-shirt and any other amount.  IFC’s tax identification number is #59-1224041.

If you would like to have a walk team this year, we will welcome you. If you have a Team Captain, please let us know so we can send them an invitation to our Team Captains Rally scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at United Church of Chapel Hill.

We look forward to your participation in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk on March 29, 2020.

For more information, contact Mae B. McLendon, Coordinator, 2020 Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk,
c/o IFC, 110 W. Main Street, Carrboro NC  27510, mmclendon@ifcmailbox.org, 919-942-6571.


Chapel Hill Garden Tour

Don’t hesitate! Online Ticket Sales for the Chapel Hill Garden Tour, April 25 & 26, 2020, are NOW AVAILABLE at the link below!! The Garden Tour will include four beautiful private gardens, the historic Dubose House in Meadowmont, the incredible North Carolina Botanical Garden, and the amazing sculptures and gardens of The Ronald McDonald House. Your ticket voucher can be redeemed during the tour for a full-color Tour Brochure that includes “fabulous fotos” of each garden, our sponsors, information about a PHOTO CONTEST, a map, and much more! You don’t want to miss this one. Save the date and make plans now to join us!

Dates & Times: April 25, 2020 from 10 am – 4 pm & April 26, 2020 from 11 am – 4 pm
Location: Seven Gardens of Chapel Hill, Rain or Shine
Cost: Advance tickets: $25. On tour days: $35 (Youth 16 and under: FREE with ticketed adult)

For more information, visit: https://chgc2020gardentour.eventbrite.com/?aff=fbb


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