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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 10/20/11

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What Are You Going To Be For Halloween? Halloween on Franklin Street 

In Chapel Hill this question has no age limit! Don't know what to be yet? Well, the year round treasure chest Time After Time Vintage Thrift has something for everyone in their costume quest and the Clothing Warehouse is a great stop for those that are still undecided - walk in, ask for suggestions and store staff will help you pull together a winning costume. Don't forget the UNC fan gear shops -- even if you aren't going dressed as Rameses or a Tar Heel fan zombie -- these shops have tons of unique accessories that can go with any costume (think jewelry, hats, gloves). Studio Supply has every kind of arts & crafts supply you would need for your costume. Walgreens has those final touches like makeup, hair accessories, rope, and tape (what good costume doesn't involve rope & tape? NONE!). And Light Years Jewelry has scarves, sunglasses, and costume jewelry to complete an ensemble. 

Homegrown Halloween Celebration Information
The Town of  Chapel Hill and the downtown community are committed to focusing on the safety of all downtown on this night. There are restrictions in place with regards to parking, alcohol sales, and access; so if you plan to celebrate on Franklin Street - please read the Town's website for complete details.  Enjoy the celebration, but please take care of each other!
Downtown This Week...
The Freedom Riders Screening
Baby Sing Song Time at Vimalas
Holiday Photo Sessions at GLEE KIDS
Author Signing at Chapel Hill Comics
Fall Trends at Apple Boutique
Great Style for Less at Aveda
Daily Specials at The Lodge Bar & Grill
Voices From the Grave
Fashion & Literature Events at Julian's
40 Day Personal Challenge with Yoga
Family Day at Ackland
The Crunkleton Turns Pink
One Stop, Early Voting Downtown
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TGI-Thursdays at FRANK  
Tonight - Thursday, October 20 from 5PM to 8PM - food writer, cooking teacher, recipe tester and developer, Sheri Castle will be speaking and signing her book, The New Southern Garden Cookbook FRANK's current show - Dining With Frank- includes artists' take on tableware, furniture and 2-D art all about food and dining. On display until November 6. Visit Like us on Facebook 

The Freedom Riders Screening 

Playmakers, In collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival are presenting a screening of the 2011 documentary "The Freedom Riders" on Thursday, October 20 at 6:30PM. This coincide with Playmakers production of The Parchman Hour. Admission is free, tickets available at Varsity box office.Visit  Like us on Facebook


Baby Sing Song Time & Cooking Class at Vimala's Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe Logo
Bring your little ones to Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe for music playing and song singing on Friday, October 21 from 10AM to 11AM.This bi-weekly event is free and open to all. On Sunday October 23 from 2PM to 5PM join Vimala for a cooking class on food from her childhood home, Kerala cuisine! Space is limited to 12 people per class.  Cost is $65 payable at the time of the class. Work trade is available for a few who can not afford to pay the entire price. Visit Like us on Facebook 

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Got Your Family Holiday Photos Yet?
Local photographer Abigail Blosser will be doing holiday photos at GLEE KIDS on Saturday October 22 from 10AM to 3PM. Sign up in person or call the store. Prepaid sitting fee of $50, 15mn minisessions with 5 to 7 images in an online gallery, FREE 8x10 when you spend $100 by October 22. Two children per mini session - book second session for more. GLEE KIDS is located in University Square. Visit Like us on Facebook

Zombie Hunters Author at Chapel Hill Comics 

Jenny Romanchuk, creator of the hit webcomic The Zombie Hunters will be signing copies of her new book, The Zombie Hunters Volume One on Saturday, October 22 from 5PM to 7PM. Spooky! Come on out and pick up copies of her book, as well as her KEEP CALM AND AIM FOR THE BRAIN poster. They're both in stock at the store now, or you can come out on the 22nd and get them signed. Visit Like us on Facebook


Fall Trend Report At Apple Boutique  Star your list now: cozy sweaters; a touch of lace; sheer items -- learn to layer; mod looks; long skirts; winter whites; bright pants; and polka dots! Find all these trending items at Apple Boutique - Get in style this fall for as low as $40! Located in University Square. Visit Like us on Facebook

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Great Style for Less at Aveda
Aveda is helping to Turn the Town Pink by naming the Lineberger Cancer Center their Tips for a Cause partner for the entire month of October! What a great reason to stop in and take advantage of Aveda's quarterly specials. Specials include: haircut 1/2 price w/color service*;  $10 off any 90-minute facial*;  buy 1 wax service over $20, get a lip, chin or cheek wax FREE*. *Not valid with other offers. Wax services must be scheduled together. Valid Tues-Thurs. until 12/31/11. Work done exclusively by supervised students. Visit Like us on Facebook  

Daily Specials at The Lodge Bar & Grill The Lodge Logo
With affordable prices, delicious food and excellent service, The Lodge Bar & Grill has something for everyone. Daily drink specials make it light on a college student's wallet, the outdoor patio and friendly service make The Lodge the perfect place to bring the family. And numerous HDTV's make The Lodge an ideal spot to come and cheer on the Tar Heels. Visit Like us on Facebook
Sunday: $2 Budweiser drafts, $5 Bloody Marys
Monday: $2.50 Domestic drafts, $3 Carolina Kamikaze
Tuesday: 1/2 off & late night with DJ Mat
Wednesday: Local Brews $3, Bear Fights $10 (The Lodge Signature Drink); Get Schooled Trivia featuring over 100 different prizes for the winners!
Thursday: $5 Bombs, $4 LIT's, $2.50 Miller Lite bottles
Friday: $3 Sweetwater drafts, $4 Absolute drinks, $4 Snake Bites
Saturday: $2.50 BL/Bud bottles


Voices From the Grave: Haunted Cemetery Tour 

The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill and the Deep Dish Theater Company are teaming up once more, just in time for Halloween, to present "Voices from the Grave," a haunted walking tour of the cemetery and fundraiser to benefit ongoing preservation efforts.  This haunted, lantern-lit cemetery tour will be held October 21-22 at 7PM. This will sell out fast -- so get your tickets in advance- $10 and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Preservation Society at 942-7818. Visit Like us on Facebook

Fashion & Literature Events at Julian's 

Lifelong friend of Alexander Julian, Alan "Pat" Thompson grew up in Chapel Hill and wrote a new novel, A Hollow Cup, based upon his experiences. The historical novel-murder mystery is set in Chapel Hill in the 1960's, and there are familiar people, events and places in the pages of the book. He'll be in the store on Friday, October 21 from 3PM to 6PM signing and reading an excerpt from it. 


Troubadour Women's Trunk Show: Saturday, October 22, 11AM to 4PM

Fashion Designer Lindsey Carter is a Carolina Grad and Tar Heel Native and she is bringing samples of her Spring 2012 line and current Fall Collection to the store. 


Samuelsohn Cothing Men's Trunk Show: Saturday October 22nd, 10AM to 6PM 

National Representative Bob Weakley will be in-store to showcase these made-to-measure suits, jackets, 

trousers, and vests. Visit Like us on Facebook

40 Days to a Personal Revolution at Franklin Street Yoga Yoga- FSYC 

Looking to change your habits and rid your life of "things" that are holding you back? Join the FSYC team as they gently guide you through a personal, life-changing transformation in this challenge to change your life. The next session starts on Monday, October 24. It includes weekly journal writing, group meditation, nutritional guidelines, and individual yoga coaching for maximum results; $199 for 6 weeks of unlimited yoga and includes the instruction book. And get your tickets NOW for the Eve Ball! Visit Like us on Facebook


Family Day At Ackland Museum: Color and Shape Ackland Family Day

Enjoy abstract art on Sunday, October 23 from 1PM to 4PM as your family searches the "Carolina Collects" exhibition for works of art in a scavenger hunt. Come to the Creation Station and make art from brightly colored shapes. Join a Family Tour at 1:30 to learn more ways to interact with art, and listen in at 2:15 to stories about shapes and colors. Come for a little while or stay for the whole
afternoon -- it's FREE and open to all. Visit Like us on Facebook

UNC Employees: Enjoy a 15% Discount at the Ackland Museum Store!
Your valid Faculty or Staff OneCard gets you a 15% discount at the Ackland Museum Store on Friday,
October 21 (Employee Appreciation Day) or Saturday, October 22. Faculty and staff who become members
will receive 20% off. This discount is only available on this Friday and Saturday. Discounts do not
apply to items in the Ackland Museum Store's Exhibition Gallery. Like us on Facebook


The Crunkleton is Turning Pink 
The Crunkleton staff have been wearing pink bow ties in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They've created a Turn It Pink cocktail for $15, with $10 going directly to Lineberger Cancer Center. YOUR INVITED: Join The Crunkleton on October 26, for a Turn It Pink Gala. Other local businesses have joined with them to create an evening of good food and great drinks with a silent grab-bag- auction with items donated from the community, John Moye on the piano, and guest speakers. Tickets $60 for one or $100 for two. All proceeds from the ticket sales and event auction will go directly to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. Visit Like us on Facebook

One Stop, Early Voting Downtown  

There is nothing like the pride of wearing an "I VOTED" sticker! With an early voting location in downtown Chapel Hill- it's a great excuse to take a break from your day and enjoy a beautiful autumn walk over to University Square and do your civic duty. For complete voting information contact the Orange County Board of Elections at 919-245-2350 or visit    

Early Voting at University Square, 123 W. Franklin Street, Suite 133-G - backside of building:
Thursday & Friday, October 20 & 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday, October 24 - October 28 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 - 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday, October 31 - November 4 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


West End ValetFree Valet Parking Downtown
Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking Monday - Saturday at one of 19 participating downtown businesses.  Patrons enjoying other establishments can also use the valet service for $5.00. For details click here!
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