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2nd Friday ArtWalk

Friday, Jan 8 | 6-9pm

Go ArtWalking and ArtShopping this week! 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

Studio Saturdays at Ackland Museum

Saturday, Jan 9 | All Day

Studio Saturdays offer a variety of hands-on classes and activities for all ages including Art Adventures, Drawing for Tweens, Drawing in the Galleries, and Art After Hours. Join Ackland Museum and make art inspired by works in the Ackland’s collections! 

Opening Art Reception

Sunday, Jan 10 | 2 pm

Horace Williams House hosts a new exhibit; Letters at Play: Text in Wax with artists Carol Retsch-Bogart, Lew Graham, and Peg Bachenheimer. Exhibit runs Jan 10 – Feb 1, 2016. 

The funniest comedians in North Carolina and South Carolina compete for $1500 in cash and prizes. NC shows run throughout January at DSI Comedy Theater. 

Family Night at Noodles

Every Thursday 

During the month of January, Noodles and Company will be having FAMILY NIGHTS every Thursday. Kids 10 & under get a FREE Kids Meal with the purchase of a regular entree. 

Teen Science Cafe

Friday, Jan 8 | 5:30 pm

Explore the amazing world of two-dimensional nanomaterials (and learn to build one yourself) at January's Teen Science Cafe, with guest scientists from the Warren Lab. Join Morehead Planetarium for this free program for ages of 13 and 18. 

Linda's Open Mic

Every First Thursdays | 8 pm

Time again for Linda's award winning OPEN MIC! Perform in song, dance, or intense freestyle footbag. Revel in the glory of local emcee, Evan, whilst munching on Linda's famous foods and sipping on some serious bevs. 

Classes at Midway Community Kitchen

January brings lots of fun classes from gluten free baking to simple, fast + clean meals -  and a special guest appearance by Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood on Thursday, January 28! Special Early Bird Discount: sign up for any class by January 15 and you get a $10 gift certificate good toward classes or merchandise. 

It's Time for New Tires! 

Chapel Hill Tire & Car Care Center has a special offer to get you ready for winter driving. Get 1 FREE tire with the purchase of 3 more Michelin family tires now through February 29. Hundreds of tires to choose from and the best, most convenient service in town. 
For current schedule of movies visit

Volunteers Needed

Compass Center for Women and Families has both volunteer and intern positions available for individuals who may be interested in working with Triangle-area survivors of domestic violence. Click here for volunteer positions. Trainings only take place twice per year, so now is a great time get involved. 
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Learn more at
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