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December 3, 2013


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1 Duck the Halls: a Robertson Family Christmas

Kelly Clarkson Wrapped in Red

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9 Mary J. Blige A Mary Christmas

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Straight No Chaser Under the Influence: Holiday Edition

Barbra Streisand The Classic Christmas Album

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11 Lady Antebellum On This Winter’s Night

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Lost Christmas Eve From www.amazon.com (11/15/13)

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

A Short History of Private Life

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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: gothic@duke.edu

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Dario Cestaro and Paola Zaffoli

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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

Circuit Coaster Set

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.

For the Philanthropic Fashionista 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

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For the Classy Gadget Guy Seiko Solar Watch

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 Beauty Hippie

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

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

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 www.interactofwake.org (919) 828-7501

Volunteer: Help set up and run the store December 2nd – December 7th. You can sign up to volunteer here: https://sites.google.com/site/ 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: http://www.interactofwake.org.

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Holiday Recipes courtesy of A Southern Season

Treat your family to something new this holiday season

Molasses Cups with Chocolate Ganache Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups cream; divided 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped ¼ cup India Tree Dark Muscovado Sugar 3 egg yolks ½ tsp Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Vanilla Extract ¼ tsp salt 1 tbsp Scrappy’s Chocolate bitters dash Scrappy’s Chocolate bitters Directions: 1. Heat ¼ cup cream until bubbles form around the edge. Place chopped chocolate in a bowl. Pour cream over chocolate and whisk briefly. Let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk again until smooth and glossy. 2. Heat 1 cup cream over medium heat until just boiling. Combine sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, salt and bitters; whisk thoroughly. 3. Temper hot cream slowly into egg mixture. Return mixture to pan and heat over low, whisking constantly until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon. 4. In 2 oz ramekins, spoon enough chocolate to cover the bottom. Fill the ramekin with the custard and top with another spoonful of chocolate. Chill until ready to serve. 5. Whip the remaining ½ cup cream with a dash of chocolate bitters, and blot on top when ready to serve

Holiday Strata

Ingredients: 2 1⁄2 cups half-and-half 5 eggs 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1⁄2 tsp freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄2 cup Piquillo peppers, drained well, julienned or diced 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms, soaked in warm water, drained and minced 10 oz package of spinach, thawed and drained 5 oz D’Artagnan duck leg confit, pulled off the bone and shredded 1 1⁄2 cups shredded Calvander cheese 6 cups bread cubes (at least 1 inch in size), toasted Directions: 1. Butter an 8-cup casserole or soufflé dish. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 3. In a medium bowl, whisk together half-and-half, eggs, garlic, pepper and salt until well combined. 4. Stir in the Piquillo peppers, mushrooms, spinach, meat and cheese. 5. Spread 1⁄2 the bread cubes in the prepared casserole and spoon over 1⁄2 the egg, meat and cheese mixture. Spread the remaining bread cubes on top and finish with the remaining egg, meat and cheese mixture. 6. Bake for about an hour until custard is set. Quick Facts: Serves 4

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“The Devil Made Me Do It” Deviled Eggs

Rustic Peach and Fig Tarts Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1 /8 tsp salt 2 sticks butter, cut into 16 equal pieces 2-4 Tbsp ice water 4 Tbsp butter 2 peaches, peeled, cored and sliced very thin 5 figs, sliced fairly thin ¼ cup maple syrup ½ tsp thyme ¼ tsp lemon zest ¼ cup cream ¼ cup peach jelly maple-syrup-sweetened whipped cream for garnish

Ingredients: 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, cut in half, and yolks mashed in a bowl ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1/8-tsp salt 1¼-tsp Caribbean-style habanero hot sauce, plus more for garnish 1 tsp curry powder ¼ tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper, to taste

Description: 1. Combine the thoroughly mashed yolks with the mayonnaise and mustard. Stir in the hot sauce, curry powder, and garlic powder. Taste, then season with salt and pepper (you may not need any). 2. Fill the whites evenly with the mixture. If you really like it hot, garnish each egg half with a dab more hot sauce

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Directions: 1. Combine flour, sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse a few times. Add butter and pulse until mixture is coarse. Add water, 1 Tbsp at a time, until the mixture starts to form a ball. Form this ball into 2 disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator. 2. On a lightly-floured surface, roll out each dough disk to about 14 inches. 3. Combine peaches with maple syrup, thyme and lemon zest. 4. Place peaches mixture on dough disks to about 2½ inches from edge.

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Holiday Happenings

December 3, 2013

Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception

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.

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.

Duke Chorale Christmas Concert

Walk on the Wild Side

“Intro to Irish Dancing - Duke Students” Workshop

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.

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. 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.

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

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

Christmas at the Big House, Christmas at the Quarters

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

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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.

Performances Presents Debo Band

Boston’s Debo Band starts with Ethio-jazz, that early-70s mix of traditional Amharic melodies and bass grooves, then they add a supercharged brass and string section worthy of Balkan legend Goran Bregovic and throw in a fuzzed-out electric guitar. 9pm. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.

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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.

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.

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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 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.

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

Emmerson String Quartet

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.


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Holiday Happenings

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.

South Durham Farmers’ Market

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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. 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. 2-4pm. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 3312 Watkins Rd.

December 8, 2013

Holiday Celebrations at the Gardens

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.

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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.

December 10, 2013

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour (See November 25)

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.


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Holiday Happenings December 11, 2013

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December 14 - 15, 2013

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

Proceeds benefit the Alliance AIDS Services - Carolina. Tickets $20 (advance purchase recommended). 6pm. Durham Armory, 220 Foster St.

Celebrate the Christmas season with a traditional 19th century atmosphere. Cooking, decorating, caroling, and a visit by Ole St. Nick will be shared by civilians and soldiers. FREE, but donations accepted. Su, 10am-3pm. Bennett Place State Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.

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December 12, 2013

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

December 13, 2013

Afterwork Party w/ Legendary DJ Davy DMX

Enjoy complimentary appetizers, $1 drafts and $5 top shelf drinks. Music provided by legendary DJ Davy DMX. 6pm. Skewer’s Bar & Grill, 1013 West Main 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 State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd.

Leia Sadiku

Singer/songwriter. FREE admission. December 13, 2013 11pm. James Joyce Irish Pub, 912 W Main St.

The Conclave

African Music Night held once a month on 3rd Fridays 10pm-2:30am. The Palace International, 1104 Broad St.

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.

Drag Bingo - Ugly Holiday Sweater Bingo

Duke String School concerts

The concert for Beginning ensembles and Intermediate I is at 3 pm. The concert for Intermediate 2 and the DUSS Youth Symphony Orchestra is at 7 pm. The Duke University String School, founded in 1967 by Dorothy Kitchen and former Ciompi Quartet member Arlene di Cecco, has been part of Duke for 46 years. DUSS is a non-profit organization that teaches the violin, viola, cello, and bass through private lessons, chamber music, and orchestras to students in grades K-12. FREE admission. 3pm, 7pm. Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Dr.

The Nutcracker 2013

The Barriskill Dance Theatre School will be presenting Tchaikovsky’s, “The Nutcracker” for one performance. This enduring, holiday tradition is performed by more than 80 dancers and students from all around the Triangle and is lavishly costumed and set. Tickets $10-$20. Sa 6pm, Su 1pm & 5pm. Bryan Center Reynolds Theater, 120 Science Dr.

Winter Eco Art

Bundle up for a walk through the garden to get your creativity going, and then make a nature-inspired masterpiece to take home. For children ages 4-10; adult chaperone required. Meet at the Doris Duke Center. $10; $8 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. 1-2:30pm. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 919-668-1707

Your Winter Holiday Table

Bring home a beautiful and unique table arrangement of fragrant evergreens and bright berries, with flowers to set it all off. Local florist Neil Mendenhall and Duke Gardens superintendent Harry Jenkins will combine collected material with cut flowers and greenery to help you create your own fresh holiday display to use at home or as a hostess gift. All materials and container included in fee. Location: Duke Gardens greenhouse classroom. Preregistration required. Cost $65; $55 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. 2-4pm. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.

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Victorian Family Christmas

A special holiday open house filled with hands-on historic crafts, treats, carols, stories, and even a visit from Santa! Tickets are $2, FREE for kids 6 and under. 1-4pm. Duke Homestead State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd.

December 16, 2013 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 18, 2013

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Four-course dinner. Cost $29.95 plus tax and gratuity. December 18, 2013 5-10pm. Melting Pot, 7011 Fayetteville Rd. Ste 101

December 20, 2013

Afterwork Party w/ Legendary DJ Davy DMX

Enjoy complimentary appetizers, $1 drafts and $5 top shelf drinks. Music provided by legendary DJ Davy DMX. 6pm. Skewer’s Bar & Grill, 1013 West Main 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 www.wildbird.com/chapelhill


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