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Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Bearing Witness: An Evening of Poetry
Four passionate poets will read: Dr. William Blackley on his experiences in the military during the Vietnam War and the after-effects for himself and other soldiers who struggle with PTSD; L. Teresa Church on the joy, heartbreak, and strength of being Afri...
Orange County Public Library
Hillsborough, NC

Thu 2/23/17 at 6pm-7:45pm
Talks & Readings: Nature, Gardening
Extension Gardener Series: Carrying On - Garden Maintenance
Sponsored in partnership with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service: Durham County Center. To garden is to weed: There is no other way around weeding, but there are tricks to the trade, and it is possible to cut down on the number of weeds without resort...
Duke University – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham, NC

Thu 2/23/17 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Conference
Cyber, Security & Surveillance: Truth & Consequences
Duke's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS) will hold its annual national security conference on February 24-25 at Duke Law School. The 2017 LENS conference, titled "Cyber, Security & Surveillance: Truth & Consequences."
Duke University – School of Law
Durham, NC

Fri 2/24/17 at 7:30am-5pm
Sat 2/25/17 at 8am-12:30pm
Talks & Readings: Children
Preschool Storytime
Join us every Friday at 10:30 for a story followed by a coloring activity.
Barnes & Noble at Southpoint
Durham, NC

Fri 2/24/17 at 10:30am-11am
Fri 3/3/17 at 10:30am-11am
Fri 3/10/17 at 10:30am-11am
Fri 3/17/17 at 10:30am-11am
Fri 3/24/17 at 10:30am-11am
Talks & Readings: Nature, Gardening
Caring for Your Landscape
Suddenly the landscape is planted and you are faced with garden maintenance! In this class we will take you through the steps of establishing a new landscape, watering, plant staking and plants’ nutritional needs. Then, we’ll consider long-term maintenance...
Duke University – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 9:30am-11:30am
Sat 3/4/17 at 9:30am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Class/Workshop, Gardening
Dish Gardens Make & Take Workshop
Dish gardens are small container garden of indoor plants that use charming combinations of foliage and flowers. Come learn how to select plants that look good and grow well together, then make one of your own to take home! Pots and plants available for pur...
Homewood Nursery & Garden Center
Raleigh, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 10:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
Mark Greaney – Gunmetal Gray
After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on fore...
McIntyre's Books
Pittsboro, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 11am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Gardening, Class/Workshop
Ready-Garden-Grow: An Introduction to Vegetable Gardening
This 3-hour class teaches beginning gardeners the basics for starting a vegetable garden. Topics include: planning, preparation, planting and care of a vegetable garden; how to manage the most common garden problems; and harvesting the vegetables you grow...
Eva Perry Regional Library
Apex, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 1pm-4pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Saturday Storytime
Join us every Saturday for a story followed by an activity.
Barnes & Noble at Southpoint
Durham, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 11am-11:30am
Sat 3/4/17 at 11am-11:30am
Sat 3/11/17 at 11am-11:30am
Sat 3/18/17 at 11am-11:30am
Sat 3/25/17 at 11am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Animals, Nature
The Great Backyard Bird Count Class
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a worldwide event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Learn how to participate in this event, and how the data will be used. Class will be taug...
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
Raleigh, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 9am-10am
Talks & Readings: Nature, Food/Tasting, Family/Child
Traditional Japanese Tea Gatherings: First Voice of Spring Tea
Join us for a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Tea guests meet at the Doris Duke Center to be escorted to the teahouse for these intimate gatherings. Daytime teas ...
Duke University – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 10:45am till 12pm, 1pm till 2:15pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Helen Simonson: The Summer Before The War
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, the bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set. E...
McIntyre's Books
Pittsboro, NC

Sun 2/26/17 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Nature, Meeting
Chapel Hill Bird Club Meeting - Kent Fiala - eBirding 101
What, you're still not using eBird? Visit us this month to hear Kent Fiala describe why and how you should get started. Kent will describe the value that you can get out of eBird data online, even if you don't put in your own data. For those who are alread...
Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
Chapel Hill, NC

Mon 2/27/17 at 7:30pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Art Talk
DESCRIPTION Come and enjoy an evening of writing and spoken word poetry led by the dynamic William “Endlesswill” Davis, Poet Laureate of Hillsborough, North Carolina. In this workshop put on by the Orange and Durham Counties of the North Carolina Writers'...
Chapel Hill Public Library
Chapel Hill, NC

Mon 2/27/17 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Nature, Gardening
Basic Botany and Plant Growth
How does a plant grow? How does it manage water and nutrients? What factors influence the production of flowers and fruits? This course will explore these questions and more using a combination of lecture and hands-on approaches. Previous participants have...
Duke University – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham, NC

Tue 2/28/17 at 6pm-9pm
Tue 3/7/17 at 6pm-9pm
Tue 3/14/17 at 6pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Nature, Gardening
Plants of Distinction: Fall & Winter - Barks, Buds, and Berries
Learn about spectacular plants that offer both beauty and functionality. Sign up separately for each session to learn a new group of beautiful and useful plants, or take all four sections. Instructor: Jason Holmes, curator of the Doris Duke Center Gardens...
Duke University – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham, NC

Tue 2/28/17 at 2:30pm-4pm
Talks & Readings: Community Event
Wake County Genealogy Society - February Meeting
Topic: Slavery & Emancipation: Moses Mordecai place Speaker: Douglas Porter, Historic Sites Manager, Mordecai House The “Moses Mordecai Place” was once one of the largest plantations in central North Carolina. Over two hundred enslaved people have be...
Olivia Raney Local History Library
Raleigh, NC

Tue 2/28/17 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
February 15 - Coaching Skills for Supervisors and Managers
Anyone who is responsible for getting work done through others must learn to balance the need to accomplish as much as possible as quickly as possible with the need to develop the employees’ abilities to act more independently. This 4-hour class will arm s...
North Carolina State University – James Hunt Library
Raleigh, NC

Wed 3/1/17 at 8:30am-12:30pm
Talks & Readings: Nature, Gardening
Landscape Plants for North Carolina Gardens: Winter
Expand your palette of plants with information from this class. Each season this class covers another group of approximately 60 plants suitable for North Carolina gardens. You will learn identification skills and design use and understand the culture of ea...
Duke University – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham, NC

Wed 3/1/17 at 3:30pm-6pm
Wed 3/8/17 at 3:30pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Gardening
Raelgih Garden Club Meeting
Monthly lunch meeting with Speaker: John Conners, Nature title, "The Seven Wonders of Wake". He will talk about 7 natural areas of Wake we can enjoy.
North Carolina State University Club
Raleigh, NC

Wed 3/1/17 at 10:30am-1pm

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