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Pittsboro, NC – Come see the trial of the century on Saturday, December 16 at the historic Chatham County Courthouse, where Santa Claus is on trial. Enjoy audience participation, local actors and the real Kris Kringle. Come root for a Miracle on Hillsboro Street.

Performances will be at 2 pm & 4:30pm. Admission is a $5 donation to benefit Communities In Schools.
Children under 6 are free.

Seating is limited, so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following locations: Chatham Business Services, Pittsboro Toys and the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store.

Have your children write their very own letter to Santa telling him what they love about Santa Claus. Your child’s letter might even be picked to be read at a showing. Drop them off at our Mailbox to Santa by December 15 at Pittsboro Toys.

This event is hosted by the Pittsboro Business Association. It is produced by the Phoenix Theater Group
Check “Going” or “Interested” on Facebook page to stay updated on details.  Share with your friends as there is very limited seating:

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Northwood students present wacky, fairy-tale classic “Once Upon a Mattress” http://chathamjournal.com/2017/03/28/northwood-students-present-wacky-fairy-tale-classic/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:44:21 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7469 Pittsboro, NC – The royal court has taken up residence at Northwood High School, where Prince Dauntless is looking for a princess, and a most unlikely candidate has shown up. Join the gallant knights and their fair ladies, the minstrel,…

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Pittsboro, NC – The royal court has taken up residence at Northwood High School, where Prince Dauntless is looking for a princess, and a most unlikely candidate has shown up.

Northwood presents Once Upon a MattressJoin the gallant knights and their fair ladies, the minstrel, the jester, a magician and the royal family to find out whether this unusual would-be princess can pass the test when Northwood students revive “Once Upon a Mattress” March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7 p.m.

Northwood’s Kayla Sharp is the director of this zany retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea.” Students at Northwood took on this tale in 2006.

The admission price is $8. Tickets are available both at the door and at nhstickets.weebly.com.

“It’s a great way to introduce young children to live theater, catch up on a classic production you may have heard about but never seen and support arts education in our public schools,” Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation president Gina Harrison said.

Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. It opened off-Broadway in May 1959, and then moved to Broadway.

Once Upon a Mattress was first written as a shorter play at the Tamiment adult summer camp resort, at which Jack Sydow was present. The play was later expanded for the Broadway stage. Initial reviews of the play were mixed, but critics and actors alike were surprised by the show’s enduring popularity. Once Upon a Mattress is a popular choice for high school drama programs and community theatre groups.

 

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“Miracle on Hillsboro Street” coming to historic Chatham Courthouse on December 17 http://chathamjournal.com/2016/12/14/miracle-hillsboro-street-coming-historic-chatham-courthouse-december-17/ Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:01:18 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7007 Pittsboro, NC – The Pittsboro Business Association would like to thank the Chathamites who turned out in force for Pittsboro’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, as well as Small Business Saturday. We loved seeing all of your smiling faces. We’re thrilled…

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Pittsboro, NC – The Pittsboro Business Association would like to thank the Chathamites who turned out in force for Pittsboro’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, as well as Small Business Saturday. We loved seeing all of your smiling faces.

We’re thrilled to tell you that there are more festivities to come; “Miracle on Hillsboro Street” will be held in the historic Chatham Courthouse on Saturday December 17th at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This will be the trial of the century, when Kris Kringle is forced to prove he is real. Local theater troupe, the Phoenix Theater Company, will be producing the performances.  Chatlist host Gene Galin will be playing the role of reporter. This event is sponsored by Holmes Oil Company, Inc./Cruizers.

Last year, both performances were sold out, so make sure to buy your tickets ASAP. Tickets are sold at Chatham Business Services, Pittsboro Toys, Reclamations Home Furnishings, and the Pittsboro Roadhouse. The cost is $5 or five non-perishable food items. All proceeds will go to CORA Food Pantry. Kids under six will get in free.

Last but not least, Santa needs your help! We are asking local kids to write letters in defense of Santa. Let the court know that Santa is real! As we know, Santa has important work to do this December.  Letters can be dropped off at Pittsboro Toys, Reclamations Home Furnishings, and all three Chatham libraries by December 15. The libraries will be hosting letter writing sessions.

Please join us in rooting for a “Miracle on Hillsboro Street.” Enjoy Pittsboro on December 17 and every day!

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Siler City Christmas parade to be held on December 1 http://chathamjournal.com/2016/11/28/siler-city-christmas-parade-on-december-1/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:07:56 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6981 Siler City, NC – The Siler City Christmas Parade, organized by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, will take place in downtown Siler City on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m.  “Music Tells the Story of Christmas” is the theme for…

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Siler City, NC – The Siler City Christmas Parade, organized by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, will take place in downtown Siler City on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m.  “Music Tells the Story of Christmas” is the theme for this year’s Christmas Parade.

siler-city471The parade will travel down S. Chatham, take a right onto Beaver Street to S. Birch Street, a left onto W. Raleigh Street to Park Shopping Center (Maxway) and will disperse from here.

All parade participants are required to complete parade entries forms.  All entries must go through the Chatham Chamber of Commerce office.  Parade entry forms can be downloaded from the Chamber website at www.ccucc.net. Forms can also be picked up at the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, located at 531 E. 3rd Street, Siler City.  If the Chamber office is closed, entry forms will be placed outside the Chamber office door.

For more information or for entry submission, contact the Chamber office by phone at 919.742.3333 or by email at *protected email*.  Entries should be submitted by Tuesday, November 29.  Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 judged floats.

Be sure to join us for some excitement in the courtyard on Chatham Avenue before and after the parade:

Siler City Merchant Association’s annual Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m.

The Hangout Worship Band will perform onstage before and after the parade (sponsored by the Siler City Merchant’s Association and the Hangout Band)

Santa will visit with children in the courtyard right after the parade.

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Seven Triangle artists tabbed for 76th National Folk Festival http://chathamjournal.com/2016/08/15/seven-triangle-artists-tabbed-76th-national-folk-festival/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:28:21 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6824 Greensboro, NC – Seven Triangle area artists will perform in downtown Greensboro from September 9 – 11, 2016 at the 76th National Folk Festival. The free event in 2016 marks the event’s second year of its three-year residency in Greensboro.…

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Greensboro, NC – Seven Triangle area artists will perform in downtown Greensboro from September 9 – 11, 2016 at the 76th National Folk Festival. The free event in 2016 marks the event’s second year of its three-year residency in Greensboro. Last fall, the 75th National Folk Festival attracted more than 102,000 attendees to downtown Greensboro for the FREE, three-day weekend. Based on survey data, organizers expect attendance to grow substantially in 2016—by as much as 30% or more.

The Triangle thus provides more than one-sixth of the 39 performing artists. Altogether approximately 300 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—will take part in the National Folk Festival, the oldest such event in the United States. Coming from the Triangle are:

  • Awalom Gebremariam – A purveyor of Eritrean Tigrinya-language Bahlawi music from Durham, Awalom Gebremariam sings and plays the krar, a bowl-shaped lyre. As part of his long journey to the United States, Gebremariam spent months in an Ethiopian refugee camp before obtaining asylum status for passage to America. Before departing Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, in 2007, then 18-year-old Gebremariam made his first and only recording, Desdes, which continued to gain popularity in Eritrea after he left. It has recently been reissued by Awesome Tapes From Africa. His songs focus on the music he heard growing up, a time intertwined with Eritrea’s difficult and contentious split from Ethiopia. When Awalom Gebremariam isn’t working at his Durham-based restaurant job, he works at his music. While based in traditional instruments and folk song, Gebremarium’s music—soundscapes capable of attracting legions of new fans—is thoroughly modern.
  • Bouncing Bulldogs – Precision Jump Rope: Be inspired by the boundless creativity and intense athleticism of Chapel Hill and Durham-based Bouncing Bulldogs, who have been crowned the top international jump rope team for the past five consecutive years at the World Jump Rope Championships! Founded by Coach Ray Fredrick in 1986, the Bouncing Bulldogs field a competitive team of 140 girls and boy ages 7-19, with 200 other jumpers ages 4 and older participating in a club program. Fresh off defending their title at the 2016 World Championships in Portugal in July, 15 jumpers will perform at the National Folk Festival, amazing audiences with their skills in Double Dutch, speed jumping, and freestyle.Bouncing Bulldogs
  • Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba – Carrboro-based Griotand kora master Diali Cissokho was born into the hereditary profession of griot in Senegal. Historians, storytellers, and cultural commentators, West African griots hold positions of respect in their communities, and music is one of their expressive resources. Cissokho has taken his music into new territory—the North Carolina Piedmont, where he leads a cross-continental musical collaboration known as Diali Cissokho & Kaira B The band has become a hot ticket at festivals and music venues across the eastern United States, performing euphoric West African sounds inflected with funk, soul, and other music of the Black Diaspora. Kaira Ba’s lineup is rounded out by his cousin, percussionist and dancer Sidya Cissokho, and four outstanding North Carolina musicians—Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCall, Will Ridenour, and John Westmoreland—each bringing his own musical influences to bear. The result is a musical experience that uses polyrhythmic frameworks for explorations into lengthy dance grooves with equal footing in African and American music.
  • Janarde – Janarde was founded in 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina, by members of the state’s Montagnard community in order to keep important dance traditions alive. Their mission includes involving young Montagnard Americans in cultural activities, passing on Montagnard traditions and culture, and making their community aware of current issues in both Vietnam and the United States. Janarde dancers clothe themselves in the unique, handwoven textiles of their people. Janarde has performed throughout North Carolina. Janarde’s performance is presented in partnership with the Montagnard American Organization (MAO).
  • La Sombra de Mexico (“The Shadow of Mexico”) – The seven members of La Sombra de Mexico (“The Shadow of Mexico”) come from different regions of their beloved homeland; their name reflects this diversity and inclusiveness. Mexico has a wide range of musical genres and performance styles that vary from region to region, and each band member contributes different knowledge of these regional Mexican music traditions. They all made their journeys to the United States in search of a better life, bringing a shared passion for music that inspired them in Mexico. After crossing paths in Durham—a meeting followed by spontaneous jam sessions—the group formed a band to present a national representation of Mexican music, one that has emerged from their various regional traditions.
  • Paperhand Puppet Intervention – Giant Puppet Pageants and Parades: Hailing from Saxapahaw in North Carolina’s Alamance County, Paperhand Puppet Intervention is known for its mythical, magical, giant puppets, which hearken back to medieval passion plays. Paperhand members perform, parade, and mask in these iconic constructions, which range from giant babies and enormous owls, to green goddesses. The characters reflect the group’s purpose of celebrating humanity and “shifting the paradigm to more compassion and justice, so people and the creatures we share the planet with can survive.” Puppeteers Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger founded Paperhand Puppet Intervention in 1998, marrying the spectacle of giant puppetry with North Carolina’s tradition of organizing for social justice. Paperhand’s magical creations will take over the streets of downtown Greensboro during the National Folk Festival’s opening parade, when they will invite audience members to pick up a puppet or put on a mask and join the revelry.Paperhand Puppets
  • Orquestra K’Che – Orquesta K’Che, a Latin dance band based in North Carolina’s Triangle region, is the brainchild of Puerto Rican musician Billy Marrero. At age six, the band leader and percussionist began a long musical journey that would eventually carry him to Holly Springs, North Carolina. Marrero has played alongside Latin-music giants like Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Iris Chacon, and Celio Gonzales. While living in Miami, Marero recorded with Universal Music as leader of Orquestra Salsa Gorda, driving the Afro-Cuban band with his percussive talents. After relocating to the Triangle, Marrero founded Orquestra K’Che, an eleven-piece band that draws on the varied musical history of its members. Orquestra K’Che is fluent in classic Latin musical genres such as cumbia, merengue, bolero, and Latin jazz, drawn from its members’ backgrounds in Venezuela, Cuba, and U.S. Latino communities, including Puerto Rico. With Marrero as their rock-solid band leader, K’Che mixes diverse sounds with a forceful stage presence, attracting all within earshot with their hypnotic groove.

These outstanding artists join the performers whose homes range from Los Angeles to Quebec including Hip-Hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, bluegrass stars Balsam Range, Irish supergroup The Alt, electric guitar legend Bill Kirchen, French-Canadian music superstars La Vent du Nord, reggae veteran Clinton Fearon, and popular western swing trio The Quebe Sisters.

To learn more about all these artists, their traditions, and their stories, please visit nationalfolkfestival.com/performers. Throughout the summer, the National Folk Festival will feature individual artists on its Facebook page (Facebook.com/NationalFolkFestivalNC) and on social media:

 

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Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre closes its 2016 season http://chathamjournal.com/2016/07/29/snow-camp-outdoor-theatre-closes-2016-season/ Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:00:39 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6719 Snow Camp, NC – From August 3 to August 6, Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre will stage their final productions of their successful 2016 season. On August 3, the final performance of their children’s show The Golden Apple will go up…

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Snow Camp, NC – From August 3 to August 6, Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre will stage their final productions of their successful 2016 season. On August 3, the final performance of their children’s show The Golden Apple will go up at 7pm.  Their second children’s show, The Pirate Prince, will have its final performance on Saturday, August 6, at 10 am.  Pathway to Freedom, this summer’s mainstage show, will be shown August 4-6 at 8 pm.

Pathway to FreedomPathway to Freedom tells the story of the Underground Railroad and the people of this area—Guildford and Alamance County specifically—who participated in this flight for freedom.  It features a cast of over 30 local and non-local actors. Its themes, and their incredible relevance today, as well as its moving music, have entranced audiences all summer.

The Golden Apple is a fairy tale mystery featuring such characters as Snow White, Robin Hood, and Little Red Ridinghood. The Pirate Prince is a fun musical about a young prince who runs away to become a pirate.  Delighted audiences have enjoyed both shows this season.

Tickets are still available for all shows, but this will be the last opportunity to see any of them before the season closes.  Call 336-376-6948 to book tickets with a credit card, or visit the website, snowcampoutdoortheatre.com to book tickets online.

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“Footloose” musical dances into Jordan-Matthews on November 19 – 21 http://chathamjournal.com/2015/11/09/footloose-musical-dances-into-jordan-matthews-on-november-19-21/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 20:49:40 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5431 Siler City, NC – When it came time to choose a show to follow last year’s smash hit, “Grease,” Jordan-Matthews High School music and theater teacher Matthew Fry faced a difficult decision: How to top a completely sold-out production that…

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Siler City, NC – When it came time to choose a show to follow last year’s smash hit, “Grease,” Jordan-Matthews High School music and theater teacher Matthew Fry faced a difficult decision: How to top a completely sold-out production that was a beloved favorite of the whole community?

“It was a tough call and took us a long time,”said Fry. “But we are confident that fans of JM theater will enjoy a terrific show at ˜Footloose.’ Our cast is working hard to take our program to the next level.”

“Footloose” will be performed three times this month, November 19 through 21, at the Jordan-Matthews Auditorium.

Based on the popular 1984 film, “Footloose” tells the story of Chicago kid Ren McCormack and his encounter with the town of Bomont, Texas, where it’s illegal to dance. When Ren meets Ariel, daughter of Rev. Shaw Moore, he sets off a chain of events that leads townspeople to reconsider their decision.

“Footloose’ is the story of how the joy of dance helps an entire community put a tragic event behind them, allowing them to heal their broken hearts and move forward,” said Fry. “The small-town setting and the primarily teenage cast, make this show a great choice for high schools.”

The musical stars seniors Nick Guariglia as Ren and Mariann King as Ariel. “Nick and Mariann are veterans of the JM theater program and are doing a great job to bring these characters to life,” said Fry. “We are also thrilled to have JM graduate Jessica Nunn directing our actors.”

Nunn, artistic director of The Phoenix Theatre Company, is delighted to be working with more than 60 students from her alma mater. “The actors have been very responsive and we’ve developed a lot of trust,” said Nunn. “That’s critical to good theatre, and the audience will, I hope, identify with these characters and their journeys.”

“Footloose,” which opened on Broadway in 1998 and ran for more than 700 performances, was nominated that year for four Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Rose Pate, who is producer for the local production, says “Footloose” is appropriate for tweens and up.
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“As most people know, the original film was rated PG-13, primarily because of some mild vulgar language, and the musical is consistent with that,” said Pate, who also serves as president of JMArts, the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation. “The content is in line with what most young teens see on TV and in films, but families may want to consider the content before bringing small children.

“But the message of the show, which is how a family and community rebuild their relationships is very family-friendly.”

“Footloose” runs from Nov. 19 to 21 at the Jordan-Matthews Auditorium. Performances are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and available online at jmhs.seatyourself.biz until 12 hours before curtain. Remaining tickets will be sold at the box office before each performance. Everyone attending, including young children, must purchase a ticket; no passes of any kind are accepted.

For photos and more information, visit the JMArts Facebook page at JMArts.org.

Jordan-Matthews High School Presents
FOOTLOOSE
November 19-21
Jordan-Matthews Auditorium
Siler City

Cast
(in alphabetical order)
Cesareo Aguila
Jonathan Aguilar Vega
Calin Alston
Abigail Andrade Gonzalez
Jasmine Brower
Joshelin Camacho
Delena Carcamo-Melgar
Tomora Carter
Ayme Chay-Perez
Lizzy Cheek
Mason Clark
Mariana De La Cruz-Plata
Christopher Dowdy
Jordan Dwyer
Alyssa Gaines
Olivia Gregson
Nick Guariglia
Haley Hardison
Jennifer Henderson
Heyler Ichel-Vicente
Kaitlin James
Joseph Johnson
Shana Johnson
Mariann King
Kimberly Lazides
Raul Leyva-Hernandez
Andrea Lopez
Brandon Lucas
Makani McKenzie
Margaret Moore
Cindy Ocampo
Ana Orellana Lopez
Soraya Ortiz
Jacqueline Phillips
Kelsey Roper
Luis Sanchez
Olivia Suarez
Konner Williams
Quentin Williams

Production Crew
Latayea Allen
Iverie Clark
Iris Jordan
Maria Juan
J.J. Legrand
Dastany Lopez-Perez
Rosa Mendoza-Vega
Wyatt Nixon
Indigo Orlando
Mayra Pacheco
Janet Pulido-Ramirez
Julian Rojas
Leslie Ruiz Santiago
Josue Tavares Zapata
Madelaine Tolentino Alba
Cody Walkup
Evan Wycoff

Orchestra
Mark Dillon, guitar
Mary Clayton Liles, piano
Justin Harper, drums

Creative Team
Cynthia Bredenberg, wardrobe and choreography
Jean Bullis, hair and makeup
Matthew Fry, musical director
Joy Hinshaw, stage manager
Kaitlin James, choreography
Ting Lam, scenery
Rahama Mateen-Mason, scenery
Jessica Nunn, director
Austin Partin, sound
Rose Pate, producer
Mark Riggsbee, set construction

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2015 Internet Cat Video Festival coming to Pittsboro on October 4 http://chathamjournal.com/2015/09/18/2015-internet-cat-video-festival-coming-to-pittsboro-on-october-4/ Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:04:15 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5199 by *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – Chatham Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) is turning 40 this year. To celebrate, we’re throwing a giant, family-friendly party on Sunday, October 4 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse from 4-8 pm. Everyone is invited. Part…

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Pittsboro, NC – Chatham Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) is turning 40 this year. To celebrate, we’re throwing a giant, family-friendly party on Sunday, October 4 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse from 4-8 pm. Everyone is invited. Part of the festivities will include the 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival.

Advance purchase tickets are available for just $10 at www.chathamanimalrescue.org.

Internet Cat Video FestivalThe Internet Cat Video Festival, produced and curated by the Walker Art Center, is a compilation of those addictive Internet videos starring fabulous felines like Grumpy Cat and Henri le Chat Noir. The Festival began in 2012 and has since become popular across the US and around the world. The showing in Pittsboro will be the only one in North Carolina.

An optional pasta buffet, a 50/50 raffle, a cupcake decorating contest, and door prizes are also part of the day’s activities. Proceeds benefit CARE’s programs and services. Purchase and wear a special commemorative t-shirt to the party and receive a free 50/50 raffle ticket. Details about all activities and links for t-shirt and ticket purchases are at www.chathamanimalrescue.org

CARE is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that promotes responsible pet ownership by educating the community and offering targeted spay/neuter programs. CARE foster caregivers provide loving, stable homes for homeless cats and dogs, helping them become the best possible pets for their future forever families.

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Pittsboro First Sunday is on August 2 http://chathamjournal.com/2015/07/29/pittsboro-first-sunday-is-on-august-2/ Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:27:00 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=4915 by *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – It’s that time again for your Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair & Market. Please come down and join the activities. The Pittsboro Business Association has another great day planned for you! We’ll start at…

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Pittsboro, NC – It’s that time again for your Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair & Market. Please come down and join the activities. The Pittsboro Business Association has another great day planned for you! We’ll start at noon so make your plans now, and we’ll see this Sunday, August 2. Activities run from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Pittsboro 1st SundayDetails of events:

NEW:
1)TEEN MUSIC SERIES on outside stage from 3pm-4pm (Music from our area’s performing teens),
2) KIDS PLAY AREA now in Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot
3) PONY RIDES in Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot
4) A visit from Cinderella on our outdoor stage from 4:00-4:30
5) CHATHAM COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM TOURS (in the Historic Courthouse)

A fun day of food trucks, in-store events, live music, micro beer, wine tasting, art vendors, kid activities and play area will be located in the historic downtown Pittsboro.

MUSIC:
1) THE GLEANERS 1pm-3pm on the outside stage
2) THE LANG SISTERS (Wakefield High School)  3pm-4pm on the outside stage (Teen Series)
3) AVIS AUTRY 2pm – 4pm at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts
4) GREGORY BLAINE 12pm-2pm at The Roadhouse and General Store
5) TOO MUCH FUN 3pm-5pm at The City Tap

KIDS ACTIVITIES:
1) FREE TABLE SPACE for kids! (Art has to be their own creation, and they have to man their booths!)
2) SIDE WALK CHALK art drawing on Salisbury Street. Chalk will be provided by Pittsboro Toys
3) KIDS PLAY AREA: Hosted by Pittsboro United Methodist Church
4) PONY RIDES: Moore Equine Events

SPECIAL IN STORE EVENTS FOR AUGUST:
1) THE JOYFUL JEWEL: 1pm-3pm Featured Artist Reception: STACY LEWIS (Water Media) 4pm-5pm Poet RALPH EARLE reads from his book The Way Rain Works
2) LIQUIDAMBAR GALLERY AND GIFTS: 2pm-4pm Featured Artist Reception: KITTY MECHAM (Painting) TANYA CASTEEL (Pottery)
3) STARRLIGHT MEAD: MEADERY TOURS at 2pm and 4pm; TASTINGS from 1pm – 5pm
4) VINO! WINE SHOP: TASTING 12-5
5) CIRCLE CITY BOOKS AND MUSIC: Serving up HOMEMADE COOKIES while you browse their books
6) CHATHAM COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM: Tours of the Historic Courthouse 12-4pm

STORES OPEN FOR 1ST SUNDAY OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN:
1) The French Connection (eclectic art)
2) The Chatham Market Place (breakfast and lunch)
3) Starrlight Mead (tours and tasting)
4) Carolina Brewery (Restaurant and Craft Beers)

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Extend your July 4th weekend at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair http://chathamjournal.com/2015/07/01/extend-your-july-4th-weekend-at-the-pittsboro-1st-sunday-artisan-fair/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:25 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=4416 by Ira Planer Pittsboro, NC – You are invited to extend your July 4th weekend and come join us this Sunday, July 5 at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair and Market. It promises to be one fine day of…

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Pittsboro, NC – You are invited to extend your July 4th weekend and come join us this Sunday, July 5 at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair and Market. It promises to be one fine day of music, art, food, shopping and good people. Check out the details below.

Pittsboro 1st SundayNEW:
1)TEEN MUSIC SERIES on outside stage from 3pm-4pm (Music from our area’s performing teens),
2) KIDS PLAY AREA now in Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot
3) PONY RIDES in Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot

A fun day of food trucks, in-store events, live music, micro beer, wine tastings, art vendors, kid activities and play area held in historic downtown Pittsboro!

PITTSBORO FIRST SUNDAY ARTISANS FAIR
JULY 5th 12PM – 5PM
(Hosted by the PBO Business Association)

Vendors

Food trucks, beverage, craft and retail vendor tables will be located along Hillsboro Street.

Food and Drink

Music

  • 12 – 2 p.m. Gregory Blaine at Pittsboro Roadhouse
  • 1 – 3 p.m. The Holland Brothers on the outside stage
  • 2 – 4 p.m. Andy Coats at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts
  • 3 – 4 p.m. Justin Fouts (Wakefield High School) on the outside stage
  • 3 – 5 p.m. Breadfoot at City Tap Bar

Artist Openings

Children’s Activities

The kids’ play area, sponsored by Pittsboro United Methodist Church, is located in the Pittsboro Roadhouse parking lot.

Sidewalk chalk provided by Pittsboro Toys. Pony rides from Moore Equine Events.

As always, kids may have a free table to sell their art creations.

Other Activities

Also Open

 

Be sure and bring down your family and friends, there will plenty for adults and children to enjoy.

Extend your July 4th weekend at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair appeared first on Chatham Journal Newspaper.

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