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Burgers & Brews Event
Thursday, June 11 from 5 pm to 8 pm: Beer Study and Al's Burger Shack are teaming up to bring together beer and burgers! Beer Study will pair three Mystery Brewing Company brews with three Al's Burger Shack burgers. There will be two seatings and the event will be held indoors at DSI Comedy Theater. When you purchase a ticket you also get in to the 8:30 pm DSI show for free! 
80's Dance Party
Friday, June 12 at 9 pm: Put down that Rubix Cube, dust off those Jelly shoes, and walk like an Egyptian right on over to The Baxter for a serious 80's Dance Party USA. Costumes are highly encouraged.

Woman on the Hill Walking Tour
Saturday, June 13 at 10:30 am: Chapel Hill history is abundant with strong, influential women. Learn about the womn who helped shape the history of the town and the University on this walking tour. $5 (tax included) per person, no reservation necessary. 

'Committee Meeting' Opening Reception

Sunday, June 14 at 2 pm: 'Committee Meeting' is a group art show featuring the work of Preservation Chapel Hill's Art Committee. The exhibition includes painting, photography and sculpture by 10 artists. The reception is free and open all. 
Bingo Fundraiser 
Saturday, June 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm: Central Carolina First In Families (CCFIF) hosts this Bingo Fundraiser where thousands of dollars' worth of valuable prizes will be awarded, due to the generous donations of numerous local businesses and restaurants. This fun-packed event will be for all ages! 100% of funds raised at the will provide direct support to families affected by Developmental Disabilities or Traumatic Brain Injuries in Orange, Chatham, and Person Counties. More Info.
ArtWalking & ArtShopping!
Enjoy the 2nd Friday ArtWalk on Friday, June 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm! Featuring galleries, retail shops, and studios, throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore local businesses, and socialize with other art lovers! Venues offer live music, food, activities, and more. For a list of venues participating this
month and a map; visit 
It's All About the Strings!
On Friday, June 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm come listen to the BarHop String Quartet; a quartet of classically trained musicians with a passion for branching out & exploring new genres for string quartet. They take the audience by surprise by exploring the worlds of jazz, rock, blues, and funk... all while performing on strings.  Every Friday in the spring and fall, the Town of Chapel Hill hosts live music, dancing, hands-on-art, and more on the 140 West Plaza from 6pm-9pm. 
Fridays on the Front Porch
Every Friday at 5 pm: Join the Carolina Inn for the weekly Fridays on the Front Porch now until October. Relax on the shady front porch while enjoying live music and delicious fare. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere, bring a chair or a picnic blanket! No cover charge or reservations required.  
Build Your Own Set of Wheels
Ever wanted to try your hand at building a bike? Join The ReCYCLEry on the first and third Saturday (11am to 4pm) or Sunday (9am to noon) of every month at 108 Graham Street and learn about bicycle repair and maintenance. You can work towards owning your own bike too. First Saturday workshops are for children and others who are working on ReCYCLEry projects. Other "Earn a Bike" work is done on the third Saturday, or either of the Sunday workshops. No prior experience is necessary! 
Cairo in One Breath Screening
Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm & 9:30 pm: Cairo in One Breath, a new documentary by Anna Kipervaser, an MFA Candidate at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, will be screened as a fundraiser for Stories with a Heartbeat, an initiative to document medical professionals and their patients in Palestine, Turkey, and Jordan through creative, engaging, and dynamic storytelling by Will McInerney, poet & photographer, and Mohanned "Mike" Mallah, doctor & translator. The screening is at the Varsity Theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. More Info
The Pool is OPEN - Come On In!
The A. D. Clark Pool at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., is now open for the summer season. The free outdoor swimming pool, operated by the Town of
Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department, is available for lap swimming and open swim time now through Labor Day. The 25 meter pool offers a zero-depth entry pool, locker rooms, showers and family changing area. There is a wading pool for pre-school aged children and toddlers. 
What's on Your Summer Reading List?
Before you hit the beach or the mountains this summer- stop by these Franklin Street spots to make sure you have enough books to get you through your relaxing vacation! Check out The Bookshop, Chapel Hill Comics, Morehead Planetarium Gift Shop, FRANK Gallery, and Ackland Museum Store. Or stop by one of the three branches of the Downtown Free Library and see what you can find! 

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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or