Events

During Carrboro's 'Poetry Month,' poet laureate Celisa Steele reflects

During Carrboro’s ‘Poetry Month,’ poet laureate Celisa Steele reflects

Celisa Steele didn’t arrive in Carrboro expecting to become poet laureate. She surprised even herself when she was awarded the position after applying three years ago. Since then, Steele has learned more about who she is and has gotten to know the thriving community of poets in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. “As I approach the end of my term, I know so… Read more →

Art lights up the night at Shimmer

Art lights up the night at Shimmer

Twenty-three artists from across the country arrived in Carrboro on Friday to display their unique talents at the inaugural Shimmer: The Art of Light event. The various art installations, sponsored by Duke Energy and the Orange County Arts Commission, featured illuminated displays across 20 Carrboro and Chapel Hill venues from 6-11 p.m. Sarah Wolfe, the head coordinator of Shimmer, was inspired… Read more →

Carrboro Recreation & Parks offers Dance Jam sessions

Carrboro Recreation & Parks offers Dance Jam sessions

Residents of Carrboro looking for a good time can attend a Dance Jam session at Carrboro Century Center, at 100 N. Greensboro St, once a month on a Friday night at 7:30 p.m. These unique sessions cost $3 and feature a wide variety of dances, including rhythm, Latin and Zumba. Robbin Justice-Jones, the recreation specialist and head coordinator of Dance Jam at… Read more →

Carrboro's Transactors Improv Company returns for a love-themed show

Carrboro’s Transactors Improv Company returns for a love-themed show

Transactors Improv Company will be returning to Carrboro to perform at The ArtsCenter on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. While Transactors performs primarily in the Research Triangle area, the group has performed coast to coast and appeared on NPR and the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Martha Brown is one of the founding members of the company, which was formed in 1983… Read more →

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

No cars could be found on Weaver Street Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t mean the heart of Carrboro wasn’t bustling. Instead, hundreds of local residents took to other means of transportation — including walking, bicycling, in-line skating and riding scooters — for Carrboro’s third annual Open Streets event. Started by the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition in 2013, Open Streets seeks to… Read more →

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

The Carrboro Community Dinner Committee will host the 18th Annual Community Dinner on Sunday April 26. Each year the event brings hundreds together to share a meal and enjoy live music while celebrating diversity in the community. According to Nerys Levy, co-chair of the committee, the purpose of the event is to sit down, dine and come together as a… Read more →

Long-time Carrboro residents release second book analyzing its transformation

Long-time Carrboro residents release second book analyzing its transformation

No one can tell the story of Carrboro better than two local authors who have witnessed how the town has changed over the years. Dave Otto and Richard Ellington have teamed up again to write their second book — “Carrboro: Images of Modern America.” Their first book, “Carrboro: Images of America,” was published in 2011 and discusses Carrboro’s history from… Read more →

Panel helps build relationships between residents, police

Panel helps build relationships between residents, police

Lorie Clark’s vision became a reality Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hargraves Community Center as the “Know Your Rights” panel discussion opened dialogue between law enforcement and residents of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Clark, a Chapel Hill native, said she feared many young people weren’t aware of their rights when approached by or interacting with police. “We want youth to be… Read more →

Carr Mill Mall cafe Oasis spreads wisdom and goodwill with weekly events

Carr Mill Mall cafe Oasis spreads wisdom and goodwill with weekly events

    Robert Roskind says he hopes weekly events at Oasis, 200 N. Greensboro Street, a counter-culture coffee shop in Carr Mill Mall, will teach altruism, give people a voice and bring the community together. The dream Roskind, owner of Oasis, located inside Carr Mill Mall, had the vision 44 years ago to make a counterculture coffee shop, but it… Read more →