What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 4/5/12


What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

     
 
 
 
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Easter Egg Hunt 

Join The Chapel Hill Preservation Society for their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Horace Williams House on Saturday, April 7 10AM to 11AM! Children 7 years old and under are invited to search for eggs. Bring your own basket. 

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Go HEELS Lacrosse!
On Saturday, April 7 enjoy a double header of UNC Lacrosse when the Men's team plays UVA at 1PM (tickets-www.tarheelblue.com) and the Women's team plays Maryland at 4PM (Free Admission) on Fetzer Field on UNC's campus. The Women's game features a Turn It Pink Health Fair from noon to 4PM (Free) with inflatables, games, prizes, and a halftime Pink Parade! Visit www.tarheelblue.com. 
 
 
 
Tuesdays at Linda's
Every Tuesday Night is Trivia Night in Linda's DOWNBAR, immediately followed by LIVE music with Chris Bryant. Drink specials include $2.50 Yuengling Drafts and $3.50 Draft of the Day. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Artist's Reception 
Join the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership on Friday, April 13 at 6PM (2nd Friday ArtWalk) at West End Wine Bar for an Artist's Reception for Charles Chace - spring artist for the West Franklin Art Installation in the Yates building.  
Reception for Charles Chace - Spring West Franklin Art Installation
 
 
 

UNC Science Expo

On Saturday, April 14 from 11AM to 3PM the UNC Science Expo invites science enthusiasts of all ages to UNC's Campus (between New Venable Hall and Chapman Hall) for science activities, demonstrations, hands-on science experiments, story-telling, and much more. And there's a chance to get on the 50-yard line of Kenan Stadium during the spring football game, too! Science Expo Brochure (PDF) . This event is the kick-off to the North Carolina Science Festival, www.ncsciencefestival.org for complete details. Like us on Facebook

 
 
 
Glee Kids Closing Sale
As the store winds down it's days on Franklin Street everything in the store is 35% Off (New and Sale Items), including Clothes, Toys, Books, Diaper Bags, Hooded Towels, and more. 'Spring' is the code for online orders. Visit www.gleekids.com. 
 
 
 
Free Career Workshop  
Join The Women's Center for a little Spring Cleaning! They have four dynamic Career Workshops designed to help you dust off your job search, freshen your current career, and rejuvenate yourself! The Workshops start on Tuesday, April 10. All workshops are FREE; registration is required. Please call 919-968-4610 to register or www.womenspace.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
FRANK Off the Wall Party
Join FRANK on Saturday, April 21 at 6PM to celebrate it's 2nd birthday at the Off the Wall Party where 100 pieces of artwork are donated by FRANK artists and supporting artists from the area. Only 100 tickets to be sold that will guarantee your taking home one of theses pieces of art. Frank Stasio will be emceeing again this year and the event is catered with an open bar. Art work will be on display at FRANK starting Tuesday, April 10 and available for viewing now at www.frankisart.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dine Out for a Cause!
April is Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month, and two downtown businesses have partnered with Darkness to  
Light a child sexual abuse prevention program out of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, to raise awareness and funds. On Monday, April 8 from 5PM to 8PM eat dinner at Qdoba and on Monday, April 23 from 4PM to 11PM enjoy a delicious dessert  at Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt - both businesses will be donating proceeds to Darkness to Light. Visit www.chcymca.org/d2l. 
 
 
 
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Carolina Science Cafe Tonight!
Researchers from North Carolina State University, Andrea Lucky and Holly Menninger, discuss the pros and cons of "citizen science" on Thursday, April 5, at 6PM at Top of the Hill's Back Bar. Dr. Lucky works with ant phylogenetics and biogeography. Dr. Menninger is director of public science for the Your Wild Life program. Come learn how everyday people become involved in real scientific research. Sponsored by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Visit www.moreheadplanetarium.orgLike us on Facebook  
 
 
 
Trunk Show at Julian's
Julian's hosts a Samuelsohn Spring Trunk Show on Saturday, April 7 from 11AM to 5PM. View their newest Spring/Summer clothing swatches from leading mills across Europe including Italy & Great Britain. Made-to-Measure vests, trousers, jackets, and suits.  Visit www.julianstyle.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
2nd Friday ArtWalk at FRANK Gallery
2nd Friday ArtWalk at FRANK Gallery
 
 
 
Art Adventures At Ackland
Fish and Birds and Tigers - Oh My! on Saturday, April 7 at 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland's galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Free to members | $5 per child for non-members. Registration is required and limited: culbert@unc.eduVisit www.ackland.org. Like us on Facebook 
 
 
 
Holy Week at UUMC
University United Methodist Church is offering several worship services to prepare for and celebrate Easter. All are invited on Holy Thursday, April 5, to commemorate the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. Holy Communion and footwashing at 2PM and 7:30PM worship services. On Good Friday, April 6, a special "Adagio" worship service at 7:30PM. Children (infants through 5th graders) are invited to an Easter Egg hunt at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 7. Celebrate Easter Sunday with a sunrise service at 6:30AM and traditional worship at 8:30 and 10:55AM. All are invited. Visit www.chapelhilluumc.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Spring Styles at Uniquities
Great new spring dresses for Easter and Graduation from Rebecca Taylor, Parker, and Rebecca Minkoff. New Arrivals from Joe's Jeans, summer flip flop staples from Tkee's, and beautiful jewelry from House of Harlow. Uniquities is turning 20 this year and to celebrate- you get the gift! Spend $75 or more and receive a 20th Anniversary Tote. While supplies last. Not valid on prior purchases. Watch the Uniquities video created by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership! 
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A Crunkleton Benefit Cocktail 
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and The Crunkleton is partnering with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center to help paint the town teal to raise awareness and funds. Throughout the month, visit The Crunkleton to enjoy a SAAM Collins cocktail -specially created! The delicious housemade cocktail will be available all month and the cost is $10, with $5 going directly to the Center. On Wednesday, April 25th from 5:30PM to 8:30PM, The Crunkleton will host a benefit party for the Center, wrapping up the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  With 10% of the sales and all tips from the event going to the Center.  Visit www.thecrunkleton.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
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Easter Buffet at Carolina Inn
Indulge in a delicious Easter Grand Buffet Brunch on Sunday, April 8 from 11AM to 2:30PM at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant featuring both traditional brunch fare as well as carving stations, holiday entrées and more. And kids can meet the Easter Bunny! Price: $49.95 per person 13 and up; $44.95 seniors 60 plus; $19.95 children 7-12, children 6 & under free. Reservations required. Visit www.carolinainn.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Busy Baby Bees at Kidzu
On Wednesday, April 11 at 9AM Kidzu Children's Museum hosts this interactive program for adults with children between 4-24 months. This monthly parent-child program is held before opening hours for exclusive play. Socialize with other parents of young children while participating in age appropriate play and learning. Cost: $4 per child. Space is limited to 8 children and prepaid registration is required. To register call us at 919-933-1455 or pay online at www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Redman & Mehldau Performance
On Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30PM, Carolina Performing Arts hosts Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Duo. Grammy-nominated Brad Mehldau, one of today's most adventurous jazz pianists, teams up with prodigious tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman. Grammy-nominated Redman seamlessly weaves his flowing improvisations into Mehldau's enjoyable mix of standards and deconstructed pop themes. An intensely memorable performance. Tickets for the performance are $25-$64 for the general public and $10 for UNC-Chapel Hill students. To purchase, go to www.carolinaperformingarts.org  or call the Memorial Hall Box Office at (919) 843-3333.Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Downtown Scavenger Hunt
On Saturday, April 21 from 7PM to 10PM, Love Chapel Hill will hold the third annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt. The scavenger hunt is open to all in the community - including UNC students, families, and anyone that wants to form a team of between 2 to 5 players. Teams must solve riddles to determine their next stop at various landmarks and icons throughout downtown and campus-taking photos of themselves at each destination. As you test your knowledge of Chapel Hill, you compete for prizes! To register your team visit www.lovechapelhill.com.  Like us on Facebook  2011 CLUE: Where having that glazed over look is actually a good thing! (ANSWER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership leads and manages the downtown through partnership efforts; marketing and promotions; improving the visual appeal of downtown; and rebuilding downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses.
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