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EVENTS NOT TO MISS
PHOTO COURTESY OF CARRBORO FARMERS MARKET
Tomato Day carrborofarmersmarket.com JULY
8:30 a.m. - Noon
For the first time since 2019, Tomato Day is back. Head to the
Carrboro Farmers Market to sample from
over 50 varieties of fresh tomatoes. The celebration will include appearances from local chefs, tomato recipes and a raffle with prizes from local businesses.
Tomato Day crowds gather by the Carrboro Farmers Market gazebo.
Tomato Picnic & Tasting
July 17, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
July 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
botanistandbarrel.com Visit Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm and pick as many berries as you can for charity. For every 25 pounds of blueberries picked, a pound of fresh berries will be donated to TABLE. The event also includes a pig pickin’ with farm-fresh fixings, live music from national touring artist Tre. Charles and wine and cider from Botanist and Barrel Tasting Room, which will also donate 5% of sales to TABLE.
burwellschool.org/events Head to the Burwell School Historic Site for an afternoon of tomato sampling. Attendees are encouraged to take the ripe tomatoes home, along with free tomato seed. The event will include live music, an auction and a pie contest, plus bloody marys from Saratoga Grill. Tickets for a picnic lunch of BLT sandwiches from Steve’s Garden Market & Butchery, which must be bought online in advance, are $30 if purchased by July 16, and $40 after.
Movies Under the Stars Thursdays, July 21-Aug. 18, 8 p.m. chapelhillarts.org Gather at The Forest Theatre for five summer showings of fan-favorite singalong films. The series is hosted by Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture in collaboration with the Chapel Hill Public Library and Arts Everywhere UNC.
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ July 27-30, 7:30 p.m.; July 31, 2 p.m. playmakersrep.org PlayMakers Repertory Company presents its
summer show with a cast and backstage crew
of local rising ninth graders through 2022 high school graduates. Based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin, this musical comedy features music and lyrics from William Finn and is directed by PlayMakers’ Tracy Bersley.
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Shows Weekends, Aug. 12-Sept. 18, 7 p.m. paperhand.org Experience a puppet show on a grand scale at The Forest Theatre during Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual summer series. Bring a cushion or blanket to sit on to enjoy the all-ages show featuring giant puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppetry, masks and stilt dancing. Presale tickets are available online, and limited tickets will be sold at the door. CHM