Jun 19, 2018 8:30 AM

4TH NC COMPOSTING COUNCIL ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING AT THE GOVERNOR’S CLUB IN CHAPEL HILL! Join us in celebrating our accomplishments over the previous year, hear about our exciting plans for the year ahead, and learn how you can become engaged and involved. The day includes a morning of information sharing followed by a complimentary lunch and tour of the gardens. COST FOR THE DAY FREE to all current US Composting Council member and current NC Composting Council Supporters (see website to join). Non-Members: Early Registration $15 until June 6th, afterwards the cost is $25 Due to room size we need to limit total attendance to 50 attendees, don’t miss out on this great event and please Register here: (https://ncccmembersmeeting.eventbrite.com). Thank you! Support our non-profit organization by becoming a NCCC Supporter for only $25/year. This will include registration to this event and a “NC is Compostable” t-shirt. You can become a NCCC supporter through the registration on this page. For more information about a US Composting Council membership, visit the USCC membership page. AGENDA (8:30am – 1pm) 8:30 – 9am Registration & Coffee 9am – 12pm Program Welcome & 2017 NCCC Overview Frank Franciosi – US Composting Council, Current Status Rachel Kipar – Henderson County Food Collection Program Group Discussion – Available Composting Resources Group Discussion – Committee Projects Update  12pm – 1pm Networking Lunch

Jun 08, 2018 11:30 AM

UPDATE: This program is now approved for CME and CLE credit for North Carolina. Save the Date! 2 hours credit that apply as both Continuing Mediator Education and Continuing Legal Education CME Hours: 2 (full annual requirement) Date:             June 8, 2018Time:            11:30 - 2:00 pmLocation:      1001 Morehead Square                      Suite 450                     Charlotte, NC 28209 Cost:            $60 total (due via check, credit card or cash by May 15th to hold your reservation)                     Contact Heidi Risser to pay by credit card: [email protected] 704-447-7547                     Send checks with "6-8-18 CME" in memo to:                     Heidi Risser                     319 South Sharon Amity Road, Suite 120                     Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 Other:           CME and CLE fees as well as lunch will be paid for by the program.                     CLE fees are $3.5 per credit hour (included in registration fee). Beginning last year, every active Certified Mediator associated with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) must complete 2 hours of CME. Instead of doing this CME via video with no interaction, attend our CME event on June 8th with us.  The CME begins at 11:30am. Lunch and refreshments are included.   The CME is tailored towards the requirements set forth by the Dispute Resolution Commission, and focus on mediator ethics in the form of role plays and discussion of the most recent Advisory Opinions. We will also have an open discussion on how to grow and promote our respective mediation practices, which will not qualify for CME credit.   PRESENTERS Heidi Risser is a DRC Certified Family Financial Mediator and Collaborative Law attorney practicing family law in Charlotte for over 10 years. She received her law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She started her own firm nearly 3 years ago and practices primarily in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Ketan Soni is a DRC Certified Family Financial Mediator who has practiced in Raleigh in Charlotte for the past 17 years. Ketan has focused on building a mediation practice for the past 7 years in the Charlotte region. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University.

Jun 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Speed-light Photography Workshop: Art/Nudes with Riley Anne: We are getting ready to host another Fabulous Art-Nude Photography Workshop with beautiful model Riley Anne. Originally from Asheville, NC, this stunning 22 year old bay area resident works full time traveling as a freelance model. Riley Anne is graceful, emotive, passionate and fun. The photos speak for themselves, and we are so excited to get to work with her! Check out more of her photos here:https://www.modelmayhem.com/rileyannehttps://www.instagram.com/rileyannemodel420/ Come join our group Art-Nude photography workshop with Riley Anne on Saturday, May 19th 2018 from 2pm-6pm. And if you can, stay for a private one-on-one session with her. Get some hands-on experience taking photos at an amazing "Mini Mansion" location in the Piedmont hills! This is a great location that would typically cost thousands to rent, and we are lucky to be able to keep going back to use it. This time we will be shooting with some new furniture pieces and new locations. This workshop is for photographers of all levels. Our workshop will put photography theory into practice. You'll learn more about your cameras settings, how to balance daylight with off camera Speed-light flash equipment, and how to pose and work with models to capture stunning photos, and more! This educational, mentored event will be will be led by internationally published fashion photographer Leon Saperstein. Leon has over 15 years of experience shooting editorials for magazines like Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, and Harper's Bazaar. Check out some of his fabulous work by visiting: www.saperstein.com Group Art-Nude Photography Workshop with Riley Anne: May 19th, 2018 from 2pm - 6pmTickets = $150 (sign up soon, limited availability) One-on-one private sessions will be offered from 6-8pm and are just $85 for 30 minutes with the model. You may book multiple 30 min sessions also if you want an hour or two with her. Basic portfolio model releases are included. Commercial model releases (and 2257 forms) can be purchased directly from the model if needed for an extra $25. You must be 18 years and older only to attend. PHOTOGRAPHER CONDUCT:* NEVER touch the models. Please direct verbally (If you are still new to this ask me and I’ll help)* ONLY one photographer shoots at a time.* NO shooting while the model is changing, taking a break, getting ready. You take a break too!* NO video* Have fun and get great pictures! All studio lighting equipment and light modifiers will be available. Please bring a POCKET WIZARD (or you can borrow one from the studio). Past Workshop Reviews: “This was one of the most professionally run workshops I've attended. Venue was photographically interesting and Leon had an accomplished stylist on board to oversee wardrobe and makeup. Congratulations. ” — Jose Selit Rapadas "This workshop was great, and Leon provides exactly the kind of feedback and instruction I have been looking for to better my work and to help me understand how to light models in a flattering and fashion-genre-appropriate way. I look forward to shooting and learning again at Studio-FAB." - Adam Smith Looking forward to shooting with you! XOXO,Studio-FAB Team

Jun 27, 2018 8:00 PM

Southern Culture On The Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since since they formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 1983. Guitarist/singer Rick Miller, drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country-fried garage with a side of psych, all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. It's a musical gumbo Miller calls, “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks.“ The band has been prolific and ubiquitous for over thirty years, touring everywhere from the North Carolina Prison System to Mt. Fuji, Japan and delivering what Rolling Stone calls “a hell raising rock and roll party.“In 2014 the band was honored by the Southern Folk Life Collection at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with an exhibition featuring their music and cultural contributions. The flame-adorned La-Z-Boy from the cover of their Plastic Seat Sweat LP now resides at UNC-CH!THE ELECTRIC PINECONESSouthern Culture On The Skids' newest album, The Electric Pinecones, will be released on September 16, 2016. It's the band's fifth album on their own label, Kudzu Records. The album features 12 original SCOTS tunes - 11 brand new songs and a whole-lotta NOLA remake of the SCOTS classic, “Swamp Fox - The Original.“ All the tunes were produced and recorded at Rick's studio in NC, The Kudzu Ranch.The Electric Pinecones is a bit of a departure for the band conceptually and sonically. The inspiration for the record was born in an alter-ego side project from the early years of the band. “The Pinecones was folk-a-hill-a-billy garage band we used to put together just for kicks,“ Miller relates. “We loved the sound of '60s west coast folk rock and psych bands. The Pinecones was our outlet for material that was not in the SCOTS vein. We even opened for ourselves occasionally. The Pinecones set list was the jumping off point for this latest collection of songs.“The first single off the album, “Grey Skies,“ is a minor key mood piece with that folk-a-billy, psychedelic sound. Listen to how the acoustic 12-string riff slides into the band's hypnotic rhythms that propel Mary Huff's reflective vocal into the mind's eye of times past and love lost. “Check out the Mellotron on the chorus - that is a first for us,“ Miller says.The lead off track, “Freak Flag,“ is more upbeat, but no less tweaked, with modulating guitars riding on pounding drums after the first verse. The song's message is a good one - it is okay to be different and always respect yourself. The band debuted the song to an auditorium full of rowdy students at Carrboro Elementary School. “I was nervous,“ Miller says “if the kids don't like something they let you know, but when they started singing along with the second chorus and waving their imaginary freak flags in the air, I knew it was a hit!““Dirt Road“ is Mary's three-minute ode to sances, thunderstorms and good lovin' long gone. The song is a backwoods southern gothic ghost story that opens with a big tom fill then twists and turns around a folky strum and a fuzz guitar. Mary's spooky-good vocal takes it down that dirt road way back into the piney woods.The album also has some country rock songs that highlight the melodic side of SCOTS, with “Baby I Like You,“ “I Ain't Gonna Hang Around“ and “Given To Me“ featuring some of the best harmonies Rick and Mary have ever recorded.“Waiting On You“ is the longest song on the album, coming in at 4:22; it's a folk-garage-rocker with a sing-a-long chorus that segues into a surf raga breakdown before heading back to the big riff and out.The album has traditional Southern Culture flavor too. Check out the remake of “Swamp Fox - The Original“. This take goes back to the beginnings of the song and is much closer to capturing the essence of the many all-nighters the band pulled in NOLA with friends and colleagues. The country funk of “Rice and Beans,“ is a good humored tale of a cash strapped southern courtship, and “Midnight Caller“ is Mary's slinky R'n'B flavored woman-to-woman warning about bad men looking for good times.Song for song, on The Electric Pinecones, Southern Culture On The Skids continues to blow minds and blur the lines between genres delivering a stellar album. From their 1985 debut Voodoo Beach Party, to their 1988 international smash, Dirt Track Date (featuring the hit single “Camel Walk“), and now to the SCOTS-ified tunes of The Electric Pinecones, 30 years, 200 songs and 1,000,000 road miles in, Southern Culture On The Skids just continues to get better with time.

Jul 25, 2018 6:00 PM

  Chronic Stress is one of the most common type of stress experienced by professioanls in NYC.   Largely attributed to work situations, it is caused by extensive work pressure created at the work place.   Professioanls in New York who work in Startups, Legal, Finance etc are regularly under high stress of production, performance and deadlines. They constantly deal with situations which are not fully under their control. They are forced into long work hours with little or no time relax.This all results Chronic Stress.     What are the five symptoms of chronic stress? Depression or general unhappiness. Anxiety and agitation. Moodiness, irritability, or anger. Feeling overwhelmed. Loneliness and isolation. Other mental or emotional health problems. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-symptoms-signs-and-causes.htm   Common effects of stress on your body Headache. Muscle tension or pain. Chest pain. Fatigue. Change in sex drive. Stomach upset. Sleep problems. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/.../stress.../art-20050987   This one time only exclusive workshop where you meet with Chromic Stress Consultant and hear her professioanl opinion on how to deal with this problem experienced by 53% of new yorkers.   What to expect at the event Introduction and Opening Statement Group Centering Practice Group Share Content Presentation Q+A and Closing Remarks   About The Speaker Kathleen Reily was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and at the age of twenty she began struggling with daily stress, weekly panic attacks, and depression. These symptoms lasted for over four years. After finishing college, it started to become clear that this was not an ideal way to live, so she began seeking out an effective way to heal her symptoms. It was at this point that she started implementing various daily techniques from research in the field of Positive Neuroplasticity. After four to six weeks of daily practice her panic attacks subsided along with her symptoms of depression and chronic stress.   After finding the experience so debilitating, it became her passion to bring healing to others. She is now helping individuals relieve this destructive and debilitating challenge from their lives.Kathleen is a Chronic Stress Consultant who works with professionals, retraining anxiety prone neurological pathways to function as peaceful, resilient, and calm pathways. Her eight-week program is designed to prescribe a weekly set of potent daily mental exercises that have been proven to be highly effective in healing chronic stress, not only with her own clients but also in various prior case studies within the field of Positive Neuroplasticity.      www.kathleenreily.com

May 24, 2018 9:00 AM

Workshop: We have five decades of research proving that addiction is a chronic brain disorder, not a moral failing. We know how to prevent it. We know what causes it. We know how to treat it. We know recovery is a reality. Yet we have been responding to alcohol and other drug problems with the acute care model of addiction treatment and incarceration. This workshop will provide education on the pathology and chronic nature of substance use disorder. We explore the limitations of the acute care model of addiction treatment and provide an overview of recovery-oriented systems of care. We discuss the role public perception and pejorative language play in discriminatory public health policy, and we discuss strategies to improve the culture in our workplaces to promote help seeking and the provision of excellent care. About the Presenter: Donald McDonald is the Executive Director of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC), an affiliate of NAADAC. APNC empowers its prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals to thrive in NC’s evolving continuum of care. Donald was previously the Director of Advocacy and Education with Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC). His work took him across the state, educating communities about substance use disorder, recovery oriented systems of care, and how changing language and reducing stigma can promote health and wellness. Donald is a NC Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and holds a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. Navy veteran, former teacher, and “jazz” trumpet player, Donald McDonald is a man thriving in long-term recovery from mental health and substance use disorders since October 12, 2004. WHEN: May 24, 20189:00am - 1:00pm (Lunch will be provided!) WHERE: Freedom House Recovery Center104 New Stateside DriveChapel Hill, NC 27516 COST: FREE for APNC Members$15.00 -- for not yet members ADDITIONAL INFO:www.APNC.org*You may pay online by credit card, or by cash/check at the door.For more information, contact Mat Sandifer APNC North Central Region VP at [email protected] A great big thank you goes out to our community partner, Freedom House Recovery Center, for generously hosting this event. THANK YOU!

Jun 01, 2018 4:00 PM

The Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) is proud to announce the 5th Annual Artists Convening in Durham, North Carolina.  Taking place Friday, June 1st through Sunday, June 3rd, the Convening features a weekend packed with inspiring workshops, panels, and mentoring sessions, combined with a healthy dose of community building and peer networking. Now in its fifth year, the Convening has more than doubled in size, with this year’s Convening slated to attract more than 100 documentary filmmakers and supporters. Registration is open to documentary makers, educators, and students, and individual tickets to certain events are available to the public.  A full schedule of the Convening and additional details are available on our website.   FAQs How can I volunteer at the event? Glad you asked!  Please fill out the 2018 Artists Convening Volunteer Form and we'll get back to you shortly. What are my parking options near the event? Corcoran Street Garage - 212 Ramseur Street Chapel Hill Street Garage - 326 E Chapel Hill Street Durham Centre Garage - 300 W Morgan Street more info on parking can be found here: https://americantobaccocampus.com/parking Where can I find the Convening schedule? You can find a full schedule with speakers, lodging info, and more on our website.  Are there discounted hotel accomodations? Durham Marriott City Center 201 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701   Rate: $129/night + tax (Must be booked by May 1st) Sponsors:

Jun 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Learn the basics of long-form improv. Students will cover scenework principles like "yes-and" and active listening. Over this six-week period, we'll build the groundwork for comedic improvised scenes that'll jumpstart your love of improv. Please read our Lab Policies before signing up for a class or workshop.  ABOUT ASHLEY MELZERAshley Melzer is an improviser, writer, photographer, and filmmaker based in Durham, NC. Born in North Florida, she received her Bachelors in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California and then a Masters in Folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill.  Her work has been featured in Indy Week, Wondering Sound, Paste Magazine, eMusic, The Carrboro Citizen, and the Southern Foodways Alliance. From 2014-2016, she served Associate Producer of the NC Comedy Arts Festival and Associate Artistic Director at DSI Comedy. She's worked with Hopscotch, Moogfest, Groove Productions, Thornapple Films, Southern Cultures Journal, The Southern Oral History Program and more. Ashley is a founding partner and stakeholder of Mettlesome. She directs Hush Hush, performs with Golden Age, and serves as executive producer of Clarified Butter. She also produced the sketch shows, Two Months In - An Original Sketch Comedy Revue and Bump in the Night - A Spooky Sketch Comedy Revue. Ashley has studied with Aaron Jackson, Rachel Mason, Ben Rameaka, Paula Pazderka, Harrison Brookie and more.  Follow along on Twitter: @ashleymelzer

Jun 16, 2018 2:30 PM

DC Unity and Justice Fellowship presents... Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil: Racial Justice and Unity in the Body of Christ Join us for two days of training and preaching events on the priority of racial justice and unity in the Body of Christ. Racial Justice and Unity Training by Dr. Brenda Salter McNeilSaturday , June 16th 2:30-6:30 pmCost $50 (includes ticket to Monday event) Speaking Event: Preaching by Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil  featuring Worship by Kimberly Ann Williams and Spoken Word by Mazaré RogersMonday, June 18th 7:00-9:00 pmCost $10 / $5 with student ID Co-Sponsors: Grace DC, Little Lights, The District Church, and Christ Our Shepherd Church Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, author, professor, and evangelist with over 30 years of experience in the ministry of reconciliation. Her mission is to inspire, equip and empower emerging Christian leaders to be practitioners of reconciliation in their various spheres of influence around the world. Dr. Brenda earned a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Ministry from Palmer Theological Seminary, and was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from both North Park University and Eastern University. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church and serves as a member of the pastoral staff of Quest Church in Seattle, WA. Dr. Brenda is known as an international trailblazer, leading individuals, communities, and organizations to biblical reconciliation. She was featured as one of the 50 most influential women to watch by Christianity Today in 2012. She is the author of Roadmap to Reconciliation (2016), A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race (2008), and The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change (2005), coauthored with Rick Richardson. Kimberly Williams Kimberly Ann Williams was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She trained at Towson University, receiving a BA in Music with a concentration in Clarinet performance and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She grew up in a musical family and began serving in church from the time she was 11 years old. This sparked her love for ministry through music which then led her to join several music and ministry groups like Relentless, and Urban Doxology. Her passion is to see people from diverse upbringings, cultures and backgrounds, worshipping God in Spirit and in truth, and experiencing the freedom that comes from a relationship with God. Mazaré Rogers Mazaré Rogers is a spoken word poet hailing from Durham, NC who describes herself as raw honey, “a teaspoon of brutal truth fresh from the comb--bold and thick with sweet.”She received her writing training from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she studied English and Creative Writing. As an educator and conference speaker, she delights in leading workshops that help writers identify their unique literary voice and cultivate their technical writing skills. To that end, she co-founded the poetry writing group Poets’ Ink at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO where she earned her Master of Divinity (2016).This performance poet has since moved to Washington, DC where she serves as the Community Life Coordinator at the church Grace Downtown. There she leads the Cultural Intelligence ministry, guiding groups in becoming more culturally aware and committed to loving those who are different.

Jul 14, 2018 1:00 PM

Join UWA ‘oracle’ Terry Larder for a walking tour of two of UWA’s most celebrated buildings. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in UWA’s oldest residential college - the majestic, Oxbridge-style St. George’s College (1931), set among manicured rose gardens right on the Swan River? This is your chance to wander its halls, visit the chapel and see how its 218 residents live. Then, tour guide Terry Larder will take you across the road to visit St George’s newest neighbour, the recently opened, purpose-built Forrest Hall, designed by UWA graduate Kerry Hill for UWA post-grad student accommodation on some of the most spectacular riverside real estate Perth has to offer. Meet under the archwway at the entrance to St. George's College (free parking on campus). Suitable for ages 8+ UWA WINTERarts 2018 2 - 31 July Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in art, literature, music and ideas during the 2018 UWA WINTERarts season. There are exhibitions, concerts, literary events, skills workshops, tours and a dedicated children’s program for the school holidays. Find an event for you at culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/winterarts

Jun 07, 2018 6:00 PM

We're thrilled to be hosting an 'ekphrastic' weaving workshop with textile artist Katie Berman in conjunction with our current exhibition, Ekphrasis. Ekphrasis features eight artists responding in their own mediums - sculpture, painting, drawing, weaving, music, poetry, and so on – to eight particular photographs from the history of photography.  We'll practice our own ekphrastic process by responding to images through creating a small weaving. Each participant is encouraged to bring their own image, whether it is an old family photograph or a postcard of a favorite photograph from a recent museum trip. Feel free to get creative! Instructed by Katie, we'll learn the basics of loom weaving and explore color, form, and texture. All materials provided in the cost of the workshop. Katie Berman is a weaver, natural dyer and educator based in Durham, NC. Empowering others to live out their creative dreams through making is her passion. When not busily making in the studio, you will most likely find her tending to her garden or attempting to corral her backyard chickens. Learn more at www.katiebermantextiles.com or on her Instagram. A few things to note: We are a 0% commission space and all ticket sales are going directly to the artist and to cover the cost of supplies. Since Cassilhaus is also a private residence, all registered attendees will receive an email 72 hours in advance of the event with our address and parking information. We are located in Duke Forest, between Durham and Chapel Hill. 

Sep 22, 2018 10:00 AM

Learn the basic skills of how to gather and manipulate molten glass, including basic color applications. Expect to create a paperweight, glass feather and other solid glass objects. If time allows, participants will begin to learn the blowing process. No experience necessary. Participants must wear closed toe shoes and natural fibers. Restaurant choices are limited and participants may want to bring lunch. Please use the new gift shop entrance located in the front center of the building. Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of this class, cancellations must be made no less that 7 days before the event starts in order to receive a refund. Instructor Joe Grant is the STARworks Glass Education Coordinator. He has won many awards, including a residency at the Creative Glass Center of America and the NC Arts Council Fellowship. His work has been exhibted at the Carrack Modern Art, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Green Hill Center in North Carolina, Gallery A in Richmond, Virginia, Gallery OneOne in Cincinnati, Ohio, Minnetrista in Muncie, Indiana, University Galleries in Bloomington, Illinois and Marx-Saunders Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Joe earned a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.