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The Perfect Gift Duke University Stores Gift Cards are the perfect gift for any occasion, and are redeemable at any Duke Stores location. Choose from 4 designs Available in any denomination

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Amazon top 12 best sellers in Holiday Music 2

1 Duck the Halls: a Robertson Family Christmas

Kelly Clarkson Wrapped in Red


5 Celtic Thunder Christmas Voices

9 Mary J. Blige A Mary Christmas

3 Susan Boyle Home For Christmas

10 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony II

Michael Bublé Christmas



IL Volo, Buon Natale: The Christmas Album


Barbra Streisand The Classic Christmas Album

11 Lady Antebellum On This Winter’s Night

Straight No Chaser Under the Influence: Holiday Edition

12 Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Lost Christmas Eve From (11/15/13)

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Green Gifts: How To Make The Holidays Eco Friendly With the holiday season approaching, finding the perfect gift for the perfect someone can be challenging. Use these green gifts ideas to inspire your holiday shopping list.

For the Design Nerd

to sustainability and leading organic viticulture practices for the wine industry, the Willamette Valley vineyard is USDA Organic and LEED certified, features a solar array to power operations, recycles waste and reports carbon emissions.

For the Classy Gadget Guy

Circuit Coaster Set

Seiko Solar Watch

Price: $27.50 (Set of 6) Motherboard Gifts & More, LLC These coasters are repurposed from discarded circuit boards destined for the landfill. Colors and styles will vary as different circuits from old cell phones, computers and televisions are used.

Price: Varies based on style Seiko Since 1977, Seiko has been making solar-powered watches that use a rechargeable battery that runs on all different types of light. Thus, very minimal maintenance is required, which ensures the timeless, classic feel of the watch. Any Seiko solar watch would make a great holiday gift investment.

For the Philanthropic Fashionista

For the Beauty Hippie

Fighting Hunger Necklace

Price: $34 Half United Made from used bullet shells, Half United will donate half of the Fighting Hunger Necklace’s earnings to support and raise awareness for global hunger charities and foundations. The nonprofit sources materials locally, and jewelry is handmade at its Wilmington, NC headquarters. Choose from different styles on the website or at selected department stores.

For the Organic Foodie

2010 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, Sokol Blosser

Price: $45 Sokol Blosser Always an ideal gift for the holiday party, a bottle of 2010 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir will definitely be well received by the host and party guests. The Pinot Noir has been rated highly and possesses rose petals and dried sage notes with a red current palate and spicy mineral finish. Dedicated

Mõksa Lavender Avignon Organic Bar Soap

Price: $6.50 Mãksa Organics, Inc. Perfect for the office Secret Santa gift, a bar of the lavender Avignon organic soap by Mãksa Organics is an excellent sustainable tchotchke. Mãksa Organics will donate 50 cents of every purchase to the Sierra Club’s SuwanneeSt Johns group. Certified organic, Mãksa Organics uses fair trade and chemical-free ingredients, never includes palm oil products and is committed to carbon neutral practices.

For the Wildlife Adventurer

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Pass

Price: $80 National Park Service A National Parks Pass is a great holiday gift for the designated outdoors friend or family member. Valid for one year, the pass allows entrance


Personal Training Sessions!

to more than 2,000 recreation areas for one pass holder plus three other visitors and covers standard vehicle fees for one pass holder’s vehicle with three adults at National Parks, National Forests and Bureau of Land Management and Reclamation grounds.

For the Crawling Toddler

Green Toys Stacking Cups

Price: $10.99 Green Toys Stacking Cups A simple multipurpose toy designed to stack, scoop and pour, these six dishwasher-safe cups are made from recycled milk containers. Toddlers can also enhance their quantitative skills as cup one plus cup two equals cup three and so forth. The cups contain no BPA, phthalates or external coatings.

For the Comfy College Kid

Patagonia Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover

Price: $199 Patagonia This classic rendition of the Patagonia pullover features organic cotton and recycled polyester to increase insulation and warmth for the customer. Patagonia is an apparel company that strives for environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

For the Green Entrepreneur

“The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability — Designing for Abundance”

Price: Varies Amazon The pseudo-sequel to “Cradle to Cradle,” William McDonough and Michael Braungart deconstruct basic inventions and designs and suggest new, innovative approaches to material lifecycle processes, emphasizing positive anthropogenic impact for the environment in “The Upcycle.” Available to readers in 2013, business and economic people will enjoy this thought-provoking read.

For the Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Bells of Hope & Joy Ornaments

Enjoy a complimentary initial session, then get 5 for the price of 3.

Call 919.401.8024 to schedule an appointment. Use Promo Code INTRO-PT.

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No Membership Required Offer available to new clients only. Must present valid Duke ID.

Price: Varies Amazon The holiday gift guide list would not be complete without featuring a Christmas decoration. Fair Trade certified and featured on National Geographic, these beautiful recycled newspaper ornaments are made by people with special needs in Guatemala. They can be found on many online shopping websites.

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Ways to Give Back Looking to give back to the Durham community? Making plans to shop for your holiday gifts? Consider donating or volunteering this year with the following organizations! By taking the time to make crafts with children at a Holiday Bazaar or drop off gift donations for Adopt-A-Family, you can make a positive impact this holiday season. Salvation Army: Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family 909 Liberty St. Durham, NC (919) 688-7306 ext. 111

If you’re heading to the mall for some holiday shopping, consider buying a few extra gifts! The Salvation Army provides children and families with Christmas gifts every year that they would not receive without donations from students and residents in the Durham community. The Angel Tree program pairs over 1,700 children ages 0 to 12 with individuals who donate gifts every year. You will be assigned to one child, learn his or her name, age, gender, clothing sizes and “wish gifts,” so you can shop specifically for that child. The Adopt-A-Family program is similar, but instead of adopting one child, you adopt an entire family to purchase gifts for. Price limit is $125. All gift donations must be dropped off by December 6th at the Salvation Army location on Liberty Street. Call Debbie Avolin to get involved.

StepUp Ministry: Holiday Store 1701 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608 (919) 781-0156

StepUp Ministry is hosting a holiday store for its clients that will allow parents to purchase gifts at 10% of their retail value for their children. All of the proceeds from the holiday store will support StepUp Ministry’s Life Skills class throughout the year. Donate: Gifts for children ages 0 to 16, ranging in value from $10 - $50. Items must be received by December 2nd.

InterAct: Holiday Bazaar (919) 828-7501

Volunteer: Help set up and run the store December 2nd – December 7th. You can sign up to volunteer here: stepupchristmas/home

InterAct is a United Way agency that provides safety and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. At their annual Holiday Bazaar, children can design holiday arts and crafts, “shop” for donated holiday gifts, and wrap a gift basket to give to their mothers as a present. Mothers also have the opportunity to shop for their children among the donated gifts.

United Way: “Community Reads” Book Drive 2400 Perimeter Park Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560 (919) 460-8687

Do you have any books from an English course you don’t want anymore? You can donate them to United Way’s book drive! United Way is collecting used and new books for readers ages 0 to 16. A community-reading event will be hosted on MLK Day of Service (January 20th) where over 1,500 children will attend and receive the donated books. Donations are need by Friday, January 3, 2014 in the United Way office.

Donate: Toys and clothes for kids, baskets for moms, and gift-wrap Volunteer: Help set up the bazaar on Tuesday, December 10th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Serve as a “personal shopper” for mothers and children at the bazaar on December 14th. Visit InterAct’s website for more information:

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While you check out the latest styles in the store, the buyer will review your items.

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Lemurs are the most endangered mammal group on the planet. Give a gift that will help protect the future of lemurs. The DLC relies greatly on the generosity and support from our donors. When sponsoring an animal, your contribution goes towards the $7,400 per year cost it takes to care for each animal here at Center, as well as aiding in our conservation efforts over in Madagascar.

THANK YOU! Call 919-401-7252 or go to to adopt.

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Holiday Recipes courtesy of A Southern Season

Treat your family to something new this holiday season

Double Chocolate Muffins with Mascarpone Mousse Ingredients: Muffins: • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour • ¼ cup cocoa powder • 1 Tbsp baking soda • 2 tsp salt • 1 cup granulated sugar • 4 eggs, slightly beaten • 2 cups whole milk • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract • 6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips Mousse: • 6oz Mascarpone cheese • 2 Tbsp honey • 1 cup whipped cream You’ll Need: • Oven preheated to 400°F • Muffin pans, greased or lined with baking cups Description: These are easy, sinfully-delicious chocolate muffins. Make a batch and devour or freeze for up to 2 months. Directions: 1. In a large bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt until completely blended. Set aside. 2. Place sugar, eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well. Add combined dry ingredients from Step 1 and beat until the batter is just blended; it will not be smooth. With the dry ingredients just moistened, gently fold in chocolate chips. 3. Scoop batter into muffin tins, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Place into oven on center rack. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Because of the dark rich coloring of these muffins, you may want to check on muffins after 15 minutes to avoid burning. 4. While muffins are cooling, blend Mascarpone and honey in another bowl. Once thoroughly mixed, fold in whipped cream. 5. After muffins have cooled, hollow out each muffin’s center and replace with mousse. If you do not own a pastry/piping bag, use a re-sealable sandwich bag with one corner cut off.

Caramel & Chocolate Tartlets Ingredients: Tartlets: 24 mini tartlet shells (I used clearbrook farms) 4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped ½ cup heavy cream a handful of toasted, salted pecans ½ cup caramel sauce, recipe follows (or you can use prepared caramel sauce) sweetened whipped cream for garnish sea salt with espellete, for garnish Caramel: 1 cup sugar ¼ cup water ¼ cup heavy cream, warmed pinch salt ½ tsp vanilla Directions: Tartlets: 1. Heat cream in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over medium-high heat until it simmers. 2. Remove from heat. Add chocolate stir until partially melted. Let stand for 15-20 minutes to continue melting chocolate. 3. Stir mixture again until smooth and chocolate sauce is smooth. Let cool. 4. Once a bit cool pour chocolate ganache into cooled, cooked tartlets. 5. Chill until firm. Top with caramel sauce and a piece of pecan. Chill until ready to serve. 6. Garnish with whipped cream and sea salt with espellete. Caramel: 1. Heat a heavy medium saucepan (all clad or equivalent) and put the sugar in an even layer in the bottom of the pan. 2. Drizzle the water completely around the sides of the pan. 3. With the heat at medium, let the sugar dissolve. Cook until the sugar turn a nice dark caramel color. Remove from the heat. Drizzle ½ the sugar mixture onto a silpat. Carefully pour in the warm cream into the remaining sugar in the pan, the mixture will sputter. 4. Stir until any hard caramel pieces are smooth and incorporated. If necessary gently reheat.

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Pimento Cheese Biscuits with Spread Ingredients: Pimento Cheese Spread • 1 lb sharp Cheddar cheese, grated • 4 oz pimentos, drained thoroughly and diced • 2 Tbsp sweet relish • ½ to ¾ cup mayonnaise • salt and pepper, to taste Pimento Cheese Biscuits • 2 cups all-purpose flour (Southern Biscuit or similar) • 2 tsp white sugar • 4 tsp baking powder • ½ tsp cream of tartar • ½ cup shortening • 2/3 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded • ¼ cup green bell pepper, chopped • 2 Tbsp pimento peppers, chopped • 2/3 cup milk You’ll Need: Oven pre-heated to 425°F Directions: For Spread: 1. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in refrigerator, but bring to room temperature to serve. For Biscuits: 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. Add the grated cheese, green bell pepper, and pimento; mix with a fork. Stir in milk and mix well. 2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5 times. Roll out and cut with small biscuit cutter. 3. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. 4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until browned. (Featured image depicts sandwiches made with Johnston County Country Ham)

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Ginger Poached Pears Ingredients: 2 cups dry red wine ½ cup brown sugar or muscavado sugar 4 thick slices fresh ginger 8 cardamom pods 4 sprigs thyme 12 oz frozen cranberries 4 firm, ripe pears crystallized ginger, for garnish Directions: In a saucepan large enough to fit the pears in one layer, combine the wine, sugar, ginger, cardamom, thyme and berries. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes.

While liquid is simmering, slice ½ inch off the bottom of the pears to create a flat bottom they can stand up. Peel the pears, leaving the stem intact. Place the pears in the liquid and simmer, turning frequently, until a knife pierces easily. Remove the pears from the poaching liquid. Turn the heat up to medium-high and reduce the liquid to at least ½ and it’s syrupy. Strain the poaching liquid. Drizzle the bottom of soup bowls with the strained poaching liquid. Stand a pear in the center of the bowl and garnish with crystallized ginger.

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November 28, 2013

Holiday Happenings

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour. Some of the United States best historical markers, culture, architecture, food and stories await you as you travel the “City of Medicine” on TRT’s Historic Durham tour. AKA, the “Bull City”. See where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. Pre-purchase required. Cost $48, $20 kids 8-14. 1pm-3:30pm. Durham Visitor Information Center, 101 E Morgan St.

Thanksgiving Buffet

Adults $29.95 Seniors 65+ $23.95 Children 5-12 years $16.95 4 and younger free. Reservations recommended. 12-2:30pm. Millennium Hotel Durham, 2800 Campus Walk Ave.

November 29, 2013 Turkey Shoot

Shoot for turkey, ribeyes, country hams, sausage, bacon, cheese and more. Shotguns only. No scopes. 7-10pm. Gorman Ruritan Club, 2400 E. Geer St.

November 30, 2013

A Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour

Discover Durham’s historic past and capture the flavor of the culinary present. On this guided journey through the streets of downtown Durham you’ll be pausing numerous times for sample tastings and personal tales from some of the area’s most unique, hidden culinary gems. Cost $35. 2:30-5:30pm. Fishmonger’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 806 W Main St.

A Taste of Durham Gourmet Food Tour

Home to Duke University, the Durham Performing Arts Center, renovated tobacco warehouses and the Durham Bulls, this town is about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. See a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and get introduced to the restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation’s cultural hotspots. Tickets $47.50, $50.15 with service fee. 1:45-5pm. Meet in front of The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.

Art Market at Vega Metals

Outdoor market featuring gorgeous locally produced arts and crafts, including metal, jewelry, fabric arts, pottery, and more. 9am-1pm. The Art Market at Vega Metals, 214 Hunt St.

Durham Farmers’ Market

Vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, artisanal cheeses and breads, homebaked pies, honey, handmade chocolates, preserves, local wines, hand-made soaps, pottery, jewelry and artwork of all sorts. 8am-12pm. The Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.

December 3, 2013

“Intro to Irish Dancing - Duke Students” Workshop Even if you have never danced a day in your life, this workshop will be a great chance to learn some basic steps to Irish songs. Pre-registration required. Cost $20, $10 Duke students. 7-9pm. The Duke Arts Annex, 404 Gattis St.

Duke Chorale Christmas Concert

Seasonal music on the carillon and for organ. This concert features seasonal selections by the Duke Chorale as well as traditional carols for the entire audience to sing and stories and special treats for the children. Admission is one non-perishable food item for needy families in Durham. 7-9pm. Duke University Chapel, Science Dr.

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour (See November 28)

Parent/Child Clay Workshops

Trinket Boxes. In this workshop you will use slabs or coils to make a ceramic box to hold your personal treasures. Because the projects need to be fired, artwork will be available for pick up about two weeks after the workshop. Pre-Registration required. Each workshop is $15 per child. M 10-11:30am, T 4-5:30pm. Durham Arts Council Clay Studio, 1058 W Club Blvd.

December 4, 2013

Duke Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating the music of Wagner

The Duke Symphony Orchestra celebrates the music of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) in the year of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano Irene Roberts joins the symphony for this special concert. FREE admission. 8-10pm. Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, 1336 Campus Drive

December 5, 2013

Chamber Music Recital

Coached by distinguished members of the Duke University Music Department faculty, undergraduates perform chamber music from the 18th-21st centuries for string quartet, piano trio, saxophone quartet, vocal duet, and other combinations. FREE admission. 7-9pm. Nelson Music Rm in the East Duke Bldg, 1304 Campus Dr.

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour (See November 19)

Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception

The Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception provides Chamber members and the community the opportunity to hear from Durham and the Triangle’s local, state and federal elected officials and thank them for supporting a positive business climate. Cost $65, $50 Chamber members. 5-8pm. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Course, 3001 Cameron Blvd.

Walk on the Wild Side

Explore wild North Carolina in these walks through the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Join Stefan Bloodworth or Annabel Renwick on the first Thursday of every month for discussions of seasonal interest. Please dress for the weather. $7; $5 for Gardens members. Registration required. 11am-noon. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.

December 6, 2013

American Tobacco Tower Lighting FREE. 6pm. American Tobacco, 318 Blackwell St.

Christmas by Candlelight

Celebrate an 1870 Christmas during evening tours of the Duke Homestead. The tour features period decorations, caroling, dances, hot apple cider, and other goodies. FREE, but donations accepted. 7pm-9pm. Duke Homestead Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd.

Durham Symphony: “Holiday Pops”

With the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus and Hillandale Children’s Chorus. Ticket pricing tba. 8pm. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.


Bird Feeders, Nest Boxes, and Bird Baths Make the Perfect Gift. Wild Bird Center The Shops at Eastgate 1800 E Franklin St #10 919.933.2030 M-F 10-8; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-5

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Holiday Happenings A Taste of Durham Gourmet Food Tour

Performances Presents Debo Band

Boston’s Debo Band starts with Ethio-jazz, that early-70s mix of traditional Amharic melodies and bass grooves from American funk, now familiar to audiences across the world from the popular ‘Ethiopiques’ recordings. Then they add a supercharged brass and string section worthy of Balkan legend Goran Bregovic and throw in a fuzzed-out electric guitar. Tickets $24, $15 age 30 and under, $10 Duke students. 9pm. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.

The Prestige - R&B Night

A monthly late night social dedicated to R&B, laid back music. 10pm-2:30am. The 4020 Lounge at the Saucy Crab, 4020 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.

Turkey Shoot

(See November 29)

VrroomVIP: Smooth Jazz NeoSoul ESPRESSO featuring Jeff Bradshaw

The VrroomVIP: Smooth Jazz & NeoSoul ESPRESSO concludes with world renowned jazz trombonist, Hidden Beach Recording artist Jeff Bradshaw. Nominated for an NAACP Image award and best known as trombonist for Jill Scott, this concert will truly be a night to remember. Tickets $25, $30 at the door. 7-11pm. Durham Arts Council, Inc, 120 Morris St.

December 7, 2013

A Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour (See November 30)

(See November 30)

Art Market at Vega Metals (See November 30)

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Emerging Artist Series - Riverside Chorus Admission $5. 6-9pm. The Tavern, 1900 W Markham Ave.

Emmerson String Quartet

Christmas at the Big House, Christmas at the Quarters

The event will feature performers, vendors, demonstrations by Seagrove potters, the Chapel Hill woodturners and a blacksmith. FREE, but donations appreciated. 10am-4pm. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy.

dtownMARKET Holiday-style

A block party with Motorco, Fullsteam, and the Trotter Building to bring you Durham’s largest local pre-holiday market. With over 50 local NC artists and designers, live musical performances, a DIY craft and gift wrapping station, AND a Puppet Slam, you’ll be sure to find a good time. 12-5pm. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.

Durham Farmers’ Market (See November 30)

Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Designed for guests seeking a unique downtown Durham experience, this 2.5 hour walking tour covers approximately 1 mile. Stopping at four known paranormal locations, the tour tells the time honored haunted ghost story of Durham’s haunted buildings. You learn cool Tobacco Empire history, stories and folklore that will amaze you, plus fun pub stops that only Durham can deliver! Cost $21 (includes service fee). 7:30-10pm. American Tobacco, 318 Blackwell St.

The Emerson String Quartet towers over American chamber music: Newsday calls them “the one indispensable quartet.” Emerson welcomes a new member, cellist Paul Watkins. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Dr.

How to Prepare Your Rose Garden for the Winter Learn the importance of cold weather protection for your roses. FREE. 9:30-10:30am. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 3312 Watkins Rd.

Jingle Bell LEAP

2nd Annual Jingle Bell LEAP is a non competitive 5k Walk/Run around Duke’s East Campus that benefits the Latino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP). LEAP provides preK education and after school tutoring to Durham’s Latino community. 9am-11:30am. Duke University East Campus, W Main St at Campus Dr.

Seasonal Design: Winter Holiday Topiary or Wreath Work with floral designer Theo Roddy to create your own flower arrangement in each class. Students supply flowers (fresh or silk), a container and tools. A supply list and more information will be provided prior to each class. All other materials will be supplied in class. Pre-registration required. Cost $50; $40 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. Discount available if registering for all four classes. 10am-12:30pm. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.

Visit the Gothic Bookshop to fill your holiday gift list At Home: Special Illustrated Edition

A Short History of Private Life


A Century of Panic and Pleasure

Guests on Earth Lee Smith

The Day the Crayons Quit

Samira Kawash

Bill Bryson

Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

Smithsonian Civil War:

Inside the National Collection

The Luminaries Eleanor Catton

Smithsonian Institution Neil Kagan, Hugh Talman and Michelle Delaney

Gothic Bookshop Duke’s Independent Book Shop Upper Level Bryan Center (919) 684-3986 email:

The Treasures of Venice Pop-up

Dario Cestaro and Paola Zaffoli

Store Hours: Monday thru Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 8:00pm Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Holiday Happenings South Durham Farmers’ Market

Featuring 30 vendors selling produce, cheeses, meats and artisan goods. Every vendor produces and grows within fifty miles of the market. 9am-12pm. Greenwood Commons Shopping Ctr, 5410 Hwy 55

Teddy Bear Ball

The Teddy Bear Ball is an evening of celebration to raise essential funds to benefit the pediatric programs at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. The annual charity black-tie gala provides sponsors, donors and guests with the opportunity to don their finest apparel and enjoy fine food and company, all in the name of helping sick children. Tickets $250. 5:30-11:45pm. Durham Convention Center, 301 W Morgan St.

Witherspoon Holiday Open House

Take a break from the crowds and spend some time planning your new rose garden for the upcoming spring, then stroll through the Christmas tree lot where you are sure to find the perfect tree for the holidays. Enjoy hot cider and holiday treats. Find unique gifts for your friends and family. 9am-4pm. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 3312 Watkins Rd.

Wreath Decorating Workshop!

Start the season with a little holiday fun and take home your decorated wreath. Class fee is $15 if you purchase a Witherspoon wreath and $20 if you bring your own. Fee includes an assortment of ribbons, ornaments, and decorative additions. Wreaths NOT included in the fee. Limit 15. Reservatons recommended. 2-4pm. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 3312 Watkins Rd.

December 8, 2013

December 10, 2013

Winter holiday fun, including holiday tree displays that feature Duke Gardens and winter craft creations you and your children can make. These include: a peanut butter bird feeder; Diwali (Hindu festival of light) rangoli patterns; paper dreidels; Chinese New Year lanterns; drawing a Kwanzaa family tree, and more. FREE. Parking fees apply after 1pm. 12-3pm. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.

(See November 25)

Holiday Celebrations at the Gardens

Holiday Greenery

Horticulturists Michelle Rawlins and Beth Hall will each create several evergreen swags or mantelpieces to demonstrate tips and techniques for turning greenery, colorful stems, berries and pods into scented holiday displays for your home. Each participant will then produce his or her own holiday swag. All plant materials and ribbon will be supplied. Please bring a pair of hand pruners and any embellishments you would like to include. Location: Duke Gardens greenhouse classroom. Pre-registration required. Cost $65; $55 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. 1-3pm. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention: The Big Reveal!

Enjoy this vigorous variety show for all ages. Explore the world of puppetry and fun with N.C.’s own cardboard cowboys, Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Featuring rod puppets, masks, giant puppets and shadows, this showcase of Paperhand’s work will be a delight for young and old. Registration required. Parking fees apply. Tickets $15; $12 Gardens members & Duke students/ staff; $8 for children under age 14. 2-3pm. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.

Over 70,000 gourmet food, gift and entertaining options to customize your holiday shopping this season. Discover why Southern Season has been the gift giving destination since 1975. Shop online or visit our Chapel Hill store.

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour Parents’ Morning Out

An opportunity for you to get some “me” time, and for your kids to have a fun, educational experience at the museum. For ages 3.5-6. Cost $30, $25 members (discount for packages). 9-11:45am. Museum of Life and Science, 433 W Murray Ave.

December 11, 2013 Musical Forum

Student, amateur and professional musicians are invited to play together and share their musical experience. FREE. 6-8:30pm. Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N Driver St (919) 560-4292

December 12, 2013

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour (See November 25)

Holidays In Harmony Fundraiser

An evening of food and fun, with both silent and live auctions to raise funds for the Durham Crisis Response Center. FREE admission, but donation accepted. 6pm. Durham Hilton, 3800 Hillsborough Rd (919) 403-9425

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Sweet Gourmet Gift Sampler $34.95

Angus Barn Cheese Crock $24.95


Sweet Delights Gift Tower $34.95

Carolina Collection Gift Basket $124.95

Salted Virginia Holiday Peanuts $11.95 / 17.95

Gourmet Marketplace. Restaurant and Patio. Cooking School. One Amazing Destination.



My Grandma’s Coffee Cake $17.95 / 29.95


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Up the Holiday Anticipation with our Free Signature Gift Wrapping!

North Carolina’s Outdoor Experts Eastgate Shopping Center 1800 East Franklin St. 919-933-6148

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Shop locally for unique gifts Not sure where to shop for your holiday gifts? Shop locally! Find clothing, crafts and gadgets in the Durham area to bring home to your family and friends. We’ve compiled a list of local stores and their favorite holiday items to give you a head start. Morgan Imports 113 S. Gregson Street, Durham

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Fun bar toys and gag gifts Giant foam fist that serves as a beer or soda holder and keeps your drink cool!

201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill Monthly Case Selection (among other various gift sets) This is an excellent gift for the casual wine enthusiast. Southern Season puts together some of their everyday favorites and a great value. Each case of 12 wines comes with a list of the wines included and a brief description. The cases can be purchased individually for $99.99 or as a subscription that you can receive each month or every other month.

Great Outdoor Provision Co. 1800 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill Yeti double-insulated cooler Patagonia Adze versatile, windproof jacket Black Diamond Storm waterproof headlamp

Other End of The Leash 1000 West Main Street, Durham Gifts for humans: Graphic t-shirts with images of Durham’s skyline and catch-phrases such as “In dog beers, I’ve only had one!” and “I kissed a dog and I liked it” Pet-themed jewelry and bracelets

The Nasher Museum Store 2001 Campus Drive, Durham

Gifts for pets: Holiday-themed dog sweaters, toys and treats

“I Once Was a Banner” – colorful, sturdy tote bags repurposed from the large exhibition banners that once soared 12 feet high outside the Nasher Museum

Parker and Otis

Ceramics, jewelry and glass perfume bottles fashioned from the Doris Duke’s Shangri La Exhibit

112 S. Duke Street, Durham Luxury soaps, lotions and fragrances by Margot Elena Voluspa candles

Jack Men’s Provisions

Retro-inspired holiday ornaments

905 W. Main Street, Suite #8, Brightleaf Square

Cozy 770 Ninth Street, Durham Hand-painted silk scarves made by local artist Mary Vandergraft Jewelry made by various local artists

Scarves, watches and casual clothing

One World Market 811 9th Street #100, Durham

New designer Nixon watches and Agave jeans will be in for the holidays!

Crafts, jewelry and accessories handmade by artists from 72 developing countries sold on a “fair trade” basis Handmade coffee mugs and Fair Trade coffee and chocolate PACT ethical clothing line of leggings, tights, and socks for women and men

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

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