Sep 24, 2017 4:00 PM

Join Naturally Complete of NC and Triangle of Light Healing Center as we host a Dinner and a Movie.  This is a FREE* event for our local community and is open to the public regardless of your current food choices and lifestyle. We select a different movie each month with the intent of educating and empowering our tribe to make small changes with big impact. We'll provide a plant-based meal while we watch the movie, and then you help by participating in a short Q&A and discussion afterward.  We look forward to providing a small private space to watch a movie/documentary that you may not have chosen for yourself. Our hope is that we can create an open dialogue about natural solutions, food, and our health.  *Although this is a free event, donations will be graciously accepted at the door and online. All donations will directly help fund other Naturally Complete of NC's Community Events. (Bonus: Thank you to everyone that has donated, so far we've been able to upgrade our chairs to padded seats!) Come as you are, and bring a friend. Movie Title & Dates Sept 24  –       *The Big Fat Truth (S1.E2) - This show addresses the real reasons people struggle with weight and gives them the tools and the optimism they need to transform their lives. Using problem-solving and motivational skills, JD Roth takes on the challenge to help save the lives of our greatest unsung heroes.(*Due to the unavailability of Eating You Alive by request we will be showing episode 2 of The Big Fat Truth. We hope to show EYA in 2018.)  Oct 15  –        What The Health - Filmmaker Kip Andersen uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and he investigates why the nation's leading health organizations don't want people to know about it.   ... Movie Break for Winter ... we intend to still have a monthly community meal, most likely potluck style, as part of our new PlantPure Pod affiliation and so we can stay connected. (Check back in the fall for a POD meeting link HERE) ******************************************* If you are not already a member of our community, no problem, we look forward to meeting you and adding you to our expanding tribe. Please go ahead and register for each movie day of your choice. ******************************************* Our mission is to create a space where individuals can come as they are, learn about health promoting positive activities, and stretch their minds to find new ways to solve old problems. We THANK YOU in advance for your attendance at our events, and we greatly appreciate your generosity too.******************************************* For more information, you may contact me directly at: Elizabeth Fiorentino Williams Email: [email protected] Phone: 888-383-4098

Sep 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM FREE CLASS - SPACE IS LIMITED!!! This is a weekly class offered as an introduction to using doTERRA's essential oils in your everyday life. We'll cover why dōTERRA and a brief overview of our most popular products and share how they might be used for your specific health goals.  *************************************** NOTE: These classes are intended for those in the community that are not buying dōTERRA yet and interested in learning more about essential oils. If you are currently buying dōTERRA or working with an Advocate already and would like to attend for continuing education please contact Elizabeth before registering as space is limited. (See contact details below.)*************************************** Schedule a private appointment or continuing education:  Elizabeth Fiorentino WilliamsEmail: [email protected]: 888-383-4098Website: www.mydoterra.com/erf This event is hosted and paid for by Naturally Complete of NC (dōTERRA Wellness Advocate #552412)

Oct 29, 2017 5:00 PM

Ticket 1: The Bloodletting North America tour VIP upgrades. VIP Packages include early entry, Custom Laminate and Lanyard, Drawstring backpack, Tour Poster, Meet and greet with ORIGIN only, Early access to merchandise area. VIP upgrade DOES NOT include General admission entry. VIP will take place at or around 5pm local time each date at the venue. Make sure to take ID and purchase number with you to gain entry.  Ticket 2: General admission ticket. Ticket only grants you entry to the show for the Bloodletting tour. This is an All Ages event

Sep 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Want to make a measurable impact on your organization’s success? Leadership development continues to earn a top spot on organizations’ talent priority lists, year after year. Yet studies show that leadership development is rated below average or poor in more than 33 percent of organizations. Be the one to bring the world’s most effective leadership practices to your organization. Become a facilitator of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop and watch your organization’s transformation unfold! Event Details: About The Leadership Challenge Workshop Facilitator Training* Go behind-the-scenes of The Leadership Challenge Workshop (TLCW) and get an in-depth training on its design, and the research and core philosophy behind the model on which the workshop is based. Increase your understanding of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and learn to facilitate The Leadership Challenge Workshop at your own organization with TLCW Facilitator Training. This two-day course is facilitated by The Leadership Challenge certified master, Beth High. *Pre-requisite: The Leadership Challenge® Workshop The Leadership Challenge background: “Leadership is not about personality; it’s about behavior –an observable set of skills and abilities.”  -James Kouzes and Barry Posner This is a finding backed by over 30 years of research. In 1982, award-winning authors Kouzes and Posner set out to decipher the common denominator in extraordinary leadership achievements. Thousands of data points later, five fundamental leadership practices emerged. These practices set the framework for Kouzes’ and Posner’s bestselling business classic, The Leadership Challenge--the industry’s most trusted source on leadership development. Exemplary leadership can be learned by anyone and applied to any industry. With The Leadership Challenge Workshop Facilitator Training, gain an in-depth understanding of today’s most effective leadership development program and take your organization’s leaders to the next level. The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Facilitator Training Overview: What you can expect to learn: The research foundation for the Kouzes and Posner leadership model: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® Your own leadership behavioral tendencies through a personal LPI: Leadership Practices Inventory® How to explain and interpret the LPI Experiential activities that illustrate the five practices and make them come alive How to conduct a powerful The Leadership Challenge Workshop in your organization     What you will do: Practice facilitating at least one module of the workshop and receive feedback from a certified master Observe key workshop modules presented and participate in feedback and discussion Practice debriefing experiential activities View and discuss suggested videos Engage with like-minded leaders and facilitators in a small-group environment designed to maximize participation, feedback skills, and learning What you will receive: The Leadership Challenge Workshop Facilitator’s guide set The Leadership Challenge book LPI feedback report Opportunities to deliver one or more workshop modules Individual coaching and feedback on facilitating the workshop Tips for successful implementation One-on-one consultation with a certified master of The Leadership Challenge What you will take away: In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Kouzes and Posner leadership model (The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership) Certificate of completion – Level 1 (pre-requisite for certification) Ways to achieve a successful leadership development intervention including guidelines for customization Module-specific tips and techniques for successful facilitation of The Leadership Challenge Workshop Eligibility to apply to become a Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator (Certification is by application and requires ongoing education for approximately two years) TLCW Facilitator Training pre-work:Participants will be expected to complete certain pre-work assignments in preparation for their facilitator training. Although the assignments will be specified in more detail after registration, they will likely include: Participation in a recent The Leadership Challenge Workshop including a recent LPI (pre-requisite for TLCW Facilitator Training) Preparation for presenting a workshop module in class Identification of a visible workplace or public example of one of the five practices  About Beth High, Certified Master Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge Workshop: Beth is one of the world’s leading experts in applying The Leadership Challenge development programs to organizations and adopting the programs into multinational, international and culturally complex environments. Beth focuses on leadership and management development by designing and implementing highly effective evidence-based programs that bring out the leadership capacity in all members of an organization. Her work has supported global organizations as well as Public, Private, Government, Non-Profit, and Education.  Beth's clients include: Capital One Girls, Inc. John Wiley and Sons, England and Dubai KalTire Canada North Carolina Department of Transportation SAS SAS Asia Pacific Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education Western Union University of Arkansas University of North Carolina School of Government University of North Carolina – School of Business VF Jeanswear And many more!   The Leadership Challenge Workshop Facilitator Training Agenda:   Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants   Thursday, September 28th, 2017 8:00 AM - Continental Breakfast 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Workshop (lunch will be provided) Friday, September 29th, 2017 8:00 AM - Continental Breakfast 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Workshop (lunch will be provided)   Questions? Please contact our Learning and Development Officer, Craig Olson, directly at (202) 899-2777 or [email protected] if you would like more information about our workshops, group discounts, in-house leadership development activities for your oganization. Cancellation Policy CUSTOMER CANCELLATIONS (MUST BE SUBMITTED TO KNOWESIS IN WRITING) Cancellations received 10 business days, or greater, prior to class will not be charged the training fee. Cancellations 3-10 business days prior to class will be invoiced the full training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment toward a future workshop within one year of the cancellation date. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class, and no-shows, are subject to payment for the full amount without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Please note that if you do not cancel or do not attend, you are responsible for payment. CANCELLATION OF COURSE BY KNOWESIS Knowesis reserves the right to cancel or change a class at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment or trainer availability. Notification will be provided within 21 days of the class, whenever possible. Registrants will not be charged for the course. Knowesis is not liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to a cancellation of a scheduled class, including, but not limited to, cancellation penalties for transportation or accommodations. The customer or student's sole remedy shall be the refund of prepaid course fees.

Sep 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Chapel Hill Networking Group powered by Rockstar Connect presents an evening of free business networking hosted by Mary and Dave Carter. The What: Free after hours business networking event open to all industries and professions. Bring your business cards. The Where: Time-Out Restaurant, N Fordham - 1301 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 The When:  Tuesday, September 26th at 6 PM - 8 PM The Why: Rockstar Connect networking events are widely known as the preeminent functions to friend "successful and intriguing people." The Cost: FREE entrance and FREE light delicious complimentary appetizers will be served on a first come first serve basis. All attendees are responsible for their own alcoholic beverages. To get updates about this event, join Chapel Hill Networking Group powered by Rockstar Connect. Promote this event widely in your sphere. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect at 1-800-205-2327 www.rockstarconnect.com FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 18 years of age and ID must be provided for any alcoholic drink purchases. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free onsite parking. What can I bring into the event? Bring your business cards. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes.

Oct 26, 2017 1:00 PM

Date: Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Location: Mt. Mitchell, NC Briarbottom Group Campground    Guides: Thompson Bishop & Colleen Jones  Contact: [email protected] Deposit: $200 (non-transferrable and non-refundable unless seminar is cancelled)  Deposit required for enrollment.  Tuition: $400 - $900 (sliding scale). If you are already enrolled, you can pay your balance via check, cash, or credit card before or during the event.  Within the soft woods of ancient mountains, touching deeply the streams, trees, air, and wet-earth of autumn, we discover an open and grounded setting and perhaps an opportunity for coming into intention and expanding mindfully into the soft breath of the shifting season--an invitation into the exploration of our reciprocity with the natural world. About : The setting for the immersion is a group camping tent-site at the base of Mount Mitchell and along the South Toe River in NC. We will come together here, nestled into the silouette of the Pisgah mountains, and invite psyche/Spirit into a sacred ceremony with Nature. We will Immerse into deep contact with the wilderness of open heart and the natural world as vessels for consciously engaging with, moving through, and marking transitions (past, present, or intended).  Connecting to the wilderness of the natural world is reciprocal to connecting to the wilderness of our being. We will meet together for the entire 4 days in this outdoor setting. Our days together will be taken up with weaving the four shields of human nature & ecopsychology as the foundation for engaging in group council, nature-explorations, medicine walks, practices that yield toward heart and nature coherence (ex: yoga asana, pranayama, music & chanting, soundwalking, meditation, art), and exploring how to live and be in a state of aliveness with the wilderness.  Group Council - The practice and wisdom of Council is rooted in our ancestral lineage. Many ancient and indigenous communities gathered in the form of a Council circle to engage in dialogue for the sake of authentically connection, problem solving, sharing, and strengthening communities. The circle symbolizes the open, nonhierarchal, safe field for wholeness.  The practice of Council offers intention, heartfelt sharing, and agenda-less dialogue with the intent of connecting each member in reciprocity to the circle. Council is a guide and compass that grounds an interweaving of heart, stories, and voices. (for more information about a practice of council, visit www.ojaifoundation.org) Nature-Explorations - Using ecopsychology and the four shields of human nature as a compass to understand our human psyche/Spirit admist transitions. Grounded in this way, this compass also encourages a clear navigation to understand our psychological & physiological connections to, with, and in the intricate web that is our earth ecosystem.  (For more on The Four Shields of Human Nature, see Little & Foster @ www.schooloflostborders.org; Bill Plotkin @ www.animasvalley.org)  Just as the butterfly must face the dark night of a cocoon, we too must begin our transformation.  Greenway (1995) suggests that our culture is only four days deep (p. 129)---meaning that our culture is only four days removed from nature.  The reason he suggests this has to do with the speed with which dreams shift during wilderness incursions--usually within three to four days (Greenway, 1995, p. 129). Facilitators: Thompson Bishop, MA (aka tbird) grew up in the hills of East Tennessee and the mountains of Colorado.  From an early age, tbird began his study of music and a deep connection to the natural world. Trained in classical piano and voice, he received double undergraduate degrees in Music and Recording Arts. Deeply touched by the ecological struggles of the earth in human hands, tbird returned to graduate studies in Animal Policy and Advocacy and then into Transpersonal Ecopsychology (MA) at Naropa University.  tbird has a deep affinity for the Ragged Mountains and the Crystal Valley, and now finds sanctuary and home with his partner Colleen and their loving fury-kins just outside of Redstone, CO.  tbird loves trail running, hiking, mountain biking, yoga, and all things contemplative.  He is an active part of three boards, including the Advisory Board for the Prairie Dog Coalition and is the Vice President for the American Society of Acoustic Ecology. Colleen Jones, MA (aka Collfeatherz) is a devout practitioner and teacher of Vinyasa yoga, teaches in many styles, and shares a deeply felt-sense and connection to life. She is a graduate alumni of Naropa University with an MA in Transpersonal Ecopsychology. She has participated and is trained in facilitating Council, Mirroring the Four Shields, Transitions & Rites of Passage work, and the Nature of Council. Coll feels a deep calling to be in authentic communion and dialogue with all beings, and in embodying what it means to be alive. She feels at home when she is living from an open heart, and is at home within the community of pulsating hearts of her partner T, their fury-kins, human and more than human community, and an abundance of natural wilderness beauty, aspen trees, pines, sacred land, river valleys, and high mountains within the Western Slope Region of Colorado. Coll is passionate about relating to and exploring the wilderness of the heart/Spirit/psyche and the reciprocal relationship with the wilderness of the natural world.  Accommodations: We will meet at 1 PM on October 26 at Briarbottom Campground. Come prepared to live and camp simply for 4 days (a detailed equipment list will be emailed prior to the event). We will provide a small camp kitchen for everyone’s use.  If you are paying your balance at the day of event, please be prepared with cash upon arrival. We encourage participants to purchase and read "The Four Shields of Human Nature" by Meredith Little & Steven Foster.  Directions: From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-26 west to exit 9 onto 19 east toward Burnsville. Follow 19 to Micaville and turn right onto Highway 80. Continue south approximately 12-14 miles to Mount Mitchell Golf Course. Turn right on South Toe River Road and follow signs to Black Mountain Campground. Campers must enter through the main gate at Black Mountain Campground to get to Briar Bottom.  Participants: Participants, please provide an updated email address and phone number to receive information about detailed equipment lists and logistics.   

Oct 05, 2017 8:00 AM

North Carolina Women of the Underground Railroad TEACHERS CAN RECEIVE ONE CEU CREDIT FOR ATTENDING THE FULL SYMPOSIUM AND FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO COVER SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS. October 5-7, 2017 Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, North Carolina Day One, October 5, 2017 A Focus on Women 8:00 AM-9:00 AM Registration, coffee and light breakfast 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks by Dr. Conway introduced by Dr. Ben Speller. Introduction by Dr. Jeffrey Crow, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 9:15 AM Kate Clifford Larson: “The Geographies of Harriet Tubman Journeys on the Underground Railroad” Kate Clifford Larson is an American historian and Harriet Tubman scholar. Her 2003 biography of Harriet Tubman, “Bound for the Promised Land” was one of the first non-juvenile Tubman biographies published in six decades. Larson is the consultant for the Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study of the National Park Service and serves on the advisory board of the Historic Context on the Underground Railroad in Delaware, Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware. 10:00 AM Q & A 10:15 AM – Break Introduction by Dr. Freddie Parker, former professor of history at North Carolina Central University. 10:30 AM Greg Hecimovich: “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative.” The research Greg Hecimovich has conducted on Hannah Crafts has garnered front-page attention in The New York Times, a review essay in The New Republic, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 2014-2015, Hecimovich was a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at the W E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.  In 2015-2016, he was the Josephus Daniels Fellow at The National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  Additionally, in 2015-2016, he held a Public Scholar Fellowship appointment from The National Endowment for the Humanities. 11:15 AM Q & A 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch on your own Introduction by Dr. Glen Bowman, professor of history and director of international programs at Elizabeth City State University. 1:00 PM Mary Maillard : “Conductors and Passengers: Harriett Jacobs’ Underground Railroad” Mary Maillard is a documentary editor. She is currently working on a two-volume edition of the Skinner Family Papers, housed at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Annie Wood Webb Papers, a private collection of mid-to-late nineteenth century family papers.  She received a 2013 Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellowship in African American History from the Library Company of Philadelphia for research on “The Letters of Louisa Jacobs to Eugenie Webb, 1879-1911.” 1:45 PM Q&A 2:00 PM Roundtable discussion led by Dr. Freddie Parker with Wanda McLean and Dr. Jeffrey Crow on the dominate role of women in the Underground Railroad. 3:00 PM Symposium ends for the day    Evening lecture at MOA (separate registration/ticket see event for evening lecture with Dr. Rex M. Ellis - Evening lecture is free, however, separate registration is required.) “Interpreting the Underground Railroad from a National Perspective” Dr. Rex M. Ellis, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution   6:00 PM Drinks and buffet dinner on the portico Introduction by William J. McCrea, Director of Regional Museums. 7:00 PM Smithsonian curator, Dr. Rex M. Ellis, speaks in auditorium followed by questions 8:00 PM lecture concludes    Day Two, October 6, 2017 New Scholarship 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Coffee and light breakfast 9:00 AM Dr. Jeffrey Crow –provides an overview of new scholarship and what remains to be done Introduction by Dr. Glen Bowman 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Ms. Christy Davenport, “Rethinking the Underground Railroad: Marron Communities in the Great Dismal Swamp” Ms. Davenport is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Mississippi State University 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Presentations by Elizabeth City State University history students with panel displays on view at the museum. 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM Lunch on your own 1:30 PM Roundtable discussion led by Michele Lanier, Dr. Charles Reed and Dr. Gary Bowman on subjects of new scholarship presented 2:30 PM Symposium ends for the day   Day Three, October 7, 2017 Local Tours (Self-directed) Tours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dismal Swamp, Historic Murfreesboro, Edenton, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City waterfront, and other locations.  Please refer to brochure in your registration packet.

Nov 04, 2017 9:00 AM

What?- Health Careers Day on The Hill is an event that allows high school students to explore various health careers by hearing from a variety of health professionals.   When? – Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:15am - 4:30pm   Where?- UNC Chapel Hill Student Union- Great Hall   Who?- High school students from across the state of NC   Why?-  The objective is to peak their interest in various healthcare careers by providing breakout sessions and a career fair component.   How?- New conference format (morning sessions and evening sessions instead of consecutive sessions back to back.  The career/resource fair gives students the opportunity to visit various tables and talk to health professionals and learn about resources that can help them to achieve their dream of becoming a healthcare professional. Presenters will include... UNC School of Pharmacy UNC School of Medicine UNC School of Dentistry UNC Physician Assistant Program UNC Allied Health Sciences Department Gillings School of Global Public Health NC State College of Veterinary Medicine North Carolina Central Biomanufacturing Research Institute Durham Techincal Community College Clinical Trials Program

Nov 10, 2017 12:00 PM

The 10 City Golf Challenge will assist to promote the game of Golf and all of the fun and excitement it can bring its players. The event locations will be in NC - Cary, Raleigh (2), Durham, High Point, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville and in SC - Columbia! The entry fee is $100 per Golfer and $150 for the VIP Golfer that wants a little extra enjoyment! There will be soft drinks, beer and liquor available on various holes!  Along with special food treats at several holes too!  Each time you round the corner to go to the next Tee Box, there will be a surpise!  So, register now and come out to play and have fun! Hope to see you there with your friends, family or co-workers!

Oct 05, 2017 8:00 AM

North Carolina Women of the Underground Railroad October 5-6, 2017 & Self-Guided Area Tours on October 7th. Museum of the Albemarle, 501 South Water Street.  Elizabeth City, North Carolina TEACHERS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY! Teachers can receive one (1) CEU credit for attending the full symposium and funds are available to cover substitute teachers. ****This registration guarantees you a seat in one of our classrooms set up for overflow seating to listen to audio only of the keynote speakers during the symposium, as our auditorium seating is already booked full.****  Day One, October 5, 2017 - A Focus on Women 8:00 AM-9:00 AM - Registration, coffee and light breakfast 9:00 AM - Welcome Remarks by Dr. Conway introduced by Dr. Ben Speller. Introduction by Dr. Jeffrey Crow, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 9:15 AM  - Kate Clifford Larson: “The Geographies of Harriet Tubman Journeys on the Underground Railroad” Kate Clifford Larson is an American historian and Harriet Tubman scholar. Her 2003 biography of Harriet Tubman, “Bound for the Promised Land” was one of the first non-juvenile Tubman biographies published in six decades. Larson is the consultant for the Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study of the National Park Service and serves on the advisory board of the Historic Context on the Underground Railroad in Delaware, Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware. 10:00 AM - Q & A 10:15 AM – Break 10: 30 AM - Dr. Gregg Hecimovich: “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative.” The research Dr. Gregg Hecimovich has conducted on Hannah Crafts has garnered front-page attention in The New York Times, a review essay in The New Republic, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 2014-2015, Hecimovich was a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at the W E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.  In 2015-2016, he was the Josephus Daniels Fellow at The National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  Additionally, in 2015-2016, he held a Public Scholar Fellowship appointment from The National Endowment for the Humanities. 11:15 AM - Q & A 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM - Lunch on your own 1:00 PM - Introduction by Dr. Glen Bowman, professor of history and director of international programs at Elizabeth City State University of Mary Maillard : “Conductors and Passengers: Harriett Jacobs’ Underground Railroad” Mary Maillard is a documentary editor. She is currently working on a two-volume edition of the Skinner Family Papers, housed at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Annie Wood Webb Papers, a private collection of mid-to-late nineteenth century family papers.  She received a 2013 Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellowship in African American History from the Library Company of Philadelphia for research on “The Letters of Louisa Jacobs to Eugenie Webb, 1879-1911.” 1:45 PM - Q&A 2:00 PM - Roundtable discussion with Wanda McLean, Dr. Jeffrey Crow and other keynote speakers on the dominate role of women in the Underground Railroad. 3:00 PM - Symposium ends for the day 6:00 PM - SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Drinks and buffet dinner on the museum's portico, followed by a lecture by Dr. Rex M. Ellis, Smithsonian Curation who will speak with regard to “Interpreting the Underground Railroad from a National Perspective”.  Dinner and evening lecture is free of charge, however, a separate registration is required.  The event is listed on Eventbrite, and you can register there. 6:00 PM - Drinks and buffet dinner on the portico 7:00 PM - Introduction by William J. McCrea, Director of Regional Museums of Smithsonian Curator, Dr. Rex M. Ellis, speaks in auditorium followed by questions 8:00 PM - Lecture concludes Day Two, October 6, 2017 -  New Scholarship 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM - Coffee and light breakfast 9:00 AM - Dr. Jeffrey Crow –provides an overview of new scholarship and what remains to be done Introduction by Dr. Glen Bowman 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM - Ms. Christy Davenport, “Rethinking the Underground Railroad: Maroon Communities in the Great Dismal Swamp” Ms. Davenport is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Mississippi State University 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM - Presentations by Elizabeth City State University history students with panel displays on view at the museum. 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM - Lunch on your own 1:30 PM - Roundtable discussion led by Michele Lanier, Dr. Charles Reed and Dr. Glen Bowman on subjects of new scholarship presented 2:30 PM - Symposium ends for the day  Day Three, October 7, 2017 -  Local Tours (Self-directed) Tours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dismal Swamp, Historic Murfreesboro, Edenton, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City waterfront, and other locations.  Please refer to brochure in your registration packet.

Oct 22, 2017 7:30 PM

Raleigh Speed Dating Event for Single Professionals For more information, and a full list of our events around Raleigh, please click HERE!   Who: All Single Professionals Ages 32-44 Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 Location: R&R Grill 137 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Time: 7:30 PM (Check-in: 7:10) Cost: Only $39.00! For more information, and a full list of our events around Raleigh, please click HERE!    For more information, contact Michael, your Raleigh Pre-Dating Speed Dating Coordinator: Email: [email protected] Phone: 919-727-4588 Or, contact our National Customer Service Hotline: Email: [email protected] Phone: 1-877-iPreDate (1-877-477-3328) Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-10pm EST Friday: 9am-5pm EST Saturday: 10am-2pm EST Sunday: 3pm-6pm EST   HOW IT WORKS:   Let's face it, by now you know it takes meeting a number of people before you find someone you click with. But the problem is, how do you meet them in the first place? Sure there are ways--bars, blind dates, dating services, online, etc. But they all have their disadvantages and they take time...lots of it. What fun is it to wait around for someone to talk to you in a bar or when you're out and about? What fun is it to risk rejection over and over again striking up conversations with people you don't even know are single? What if the conversation goes well, what about the awkwardness afterwards with asking for phone numbers? With Raleigh Pre-Dating, you meet up to 12 (and sometimes more) single professionals in less than 2 hours. Think of it as a series of "facilitated introductions" just like when you go to a party with a good host. Afterwards, if there's interest (you discreetly circle on your interest sheet who you would like to hear from again), you'll get an email with links to contact your "mutual matches". There's no pressure, no rejection, no embarrassment and no games, just fun! Try it and you'll see for yourself.   For more information, and a full list of our events around Raleigh, please click HERE!

Oct 26, 2017 8:00 PM

"Music of the Night" Concerts in 2017 Back by popular demand! Our concerts sell-out every year and we’re proud again to present six concerts on the last two weekends of October 2017 – Oct. 19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, & 28! We invite you to join us for a delightful evening of music, refreshments, and a popular guided walking tour of historic Crown Hill Cemetery! Presented by the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, our “MUSIC OF THE NIGHT” concerts are something you won’t want to miss! Held in Crown Hill’s beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel (1875), our concerts feature professional organist Charles Manning as “The Phantom,” along with awesome “Phantom Vocalists,” Leah Crane and Eric Wickens (see below). They will perform music from the famous “Phantom of the Opera,” as well as many familiar TV & movie themes that are sure to please. Mr. Manning and the “Phantom Vocalists” will fill the evening with their wonderful musical gifts as well as humor and drama.   We are deeply saddened to announce that Eric Wickens, one of our amazing Phantom singers, died suddenly on August 12 after singing the National Anthem at a sporting event. Eric was an exceptional and mesmerizing vocalist and wonderful entertainer. In one hour Eric delighted audiences with a number of songs, including the intense Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the funny Monster Mash, and his stunning Phantom of the Opera medley with fellow vocalist Leah Crane. The beauty and power of his voice were huge. Eric entertained thousands of people in the Gothic Chapel over the last nine years and we dedicate our 2017 season to his memory. We extend heartfelt condolences to his wife and young son. (We will be announcing a new vocalist in the future.)    Following the concert we’ll serve great refreshments and then at approximately 9:25 p.m. you’ll be off to enjoy our ever-popular “Skeletons in the Closet, Part I” guided walking tour conducted by one of Crown Hill’s expert tour guides, Tom Davis. On this tour we’ll visit many graves and learn the secrets that some had thought they’d carried to their grave. (Please note that this is not a creepy tour about ghosts, just interesting facts. And it's funny.) The tour will last about an hour and ten minutes (approximately) and will progress at a comfortable pace for most. Flashlights are recommended, along with good walking shoes. Please dress warmly; our tour takes us to the top of “The Crown” in the dark and it’s often chilly and windy in the late fall. (In the event of rain, the tour will proceed if the rain is light or it will be offered at a later date for free. The tour guide will announce that information after the concert.) General Admission tickets are available for both the Main Chapel and the Vestibule of Crown Hill Cemetery’s beautiful Gothic Chapel. ***There are no reserved seats and seating is very limited.*** The concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. and doors to the Gothic Chapel open at 7:30 p.m. Seating in the chapel will feature chairs “in the round” facing the performers. Due to this very unique venue, if you have a ticket in the Main Chapel, you must be in your seat by 7:55 p.m. or you will be seated in the Vestibule for the entire concert. The Vestibule is the entryway of the Main Chapel with folding chairs and benches. Guests seated there will hear and enjoy the entire musical performance but will have a restricted view of the Phantom and sometimes a limited view of the other performers. There are two TV monitors to aid in your viewing. Please see our Google "Virtual Tour" of the Gothic Chapel to get a better understanding of the seating. On the virtual tour, the first area you enter is the Vestible, and then you'll enter the Main Chapel. The Main Chapel seats will be set-up more "in the round," with the vocalists in the center. Wheelchair Seating - do to the very limited seating arrangements in the Main Chapel, one wheelchair seat is available for sale for each concert. Additional wheelchair seating is available in the Vestibule. If the Main Chapel wheelchair seat has been sold, you will need to purchase a wheelchair seat for another concert or purchase a general admission Vestibule seat. As with all concert tickets, this ticket includes refreshments following the concert and our popular “Skeletons in the Closet” guided walking tour. If attending the tour using a wheelchair, please note that the tour will remain on the paved road the vast majority of the time. Crown Hill has "rolling hills" which may be challenging for some guests. Going up to the top of the Crown is a very steep incline, which is not advised for wheelchairs or those which difficulties walking up and down inclines. The tour will come down from the Crown the same way they went up, and guests can rejoin the tour group at the bottom.  This Evening's Timeline!6:30 pm - 34th Street gate opens; must have ticket for this evening's concert for gate entry7:30 pm - Gothic Chapel front door opens for admission7:45 pm - Free raffle of cool stuff and Q&A with Tour Guide and Historian Tom Davis (must be present to win!)7:55 pm - All guests with Main Chapel tickets must be seated or will be seated in the Vestibule8:00 pm sharp! - The Phantom begins his Music of the Night!9:05 pm (approx.) - Refreshments are served! You can't go wrong with Long's donuts & hot apple cider!9:25 pm (approx.) - Skeletons in the Closet I tour begins outside the front door of the Gothic Chapel for concert ticket holders 10:40 pm (approx.) - Tour concludes, please exit the cemetery slowly and be alert for deer Important Information You must enter Crown Hill’s 34th Street and Boulevard Place stone gate for the concert, which opens at 6:30 pm. The address is 3400 Boulevard Place. (The 38th Street gate will be locked.)  Visitors will not be admitted into Crown Hill after 6:30 pm without a concert ticket for that date.  Free & plentiful parking! For admittance you must PRINT YOUR TICKET AND BRING IT WITH YOU. Tickets are non-refundable. Doors to the Gothic Chapel open at 7:30 p.m. and the concerts begin at 8:00 p.m sharp! There is no reserved seating.  If you have a ticket in the Main Chapel, you must be in your seat by 7:55 p.m. or you will be seated in the Vestibule for the entire concert. These concerts are not recommended for children under 8 years old. The “Skeletons in the Closet” walking tour and refreshments are included in the concert ticket. “Tour Only” tickets are not available. Wheelchair seating - one seat is available for sale in the Main Chapel and additional wheelchair seating is available in the Vestibule. If you purchase a ticket not designated for a wheelchair, we will not be able to accomodate you in the chapel. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.  Be sure to visit us online at http://crownhillhf.org/ for more info about these Concerts, our Tours Program and other great events. For more information, please contact Marianne at (317) 920-4165 or send an email to [email protected] Thank you for your support of the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation! Please join us again!