Oct 01, 2019 10:00 AM

Tuesday 1 - Easier St John’s – Tynwald Hill – railway line – Peel Hill – Peel 8.5 km/5 miles. Height gained 180 m/590 feet. About 3 hours walking Description: Inland low level walk in the west of the Island leading to the west coast and to Peel and Peel Castle over Peel Hill. We take the bus (not booked) from Douglas to St John’s and have time to explore the Royal Chapel of St John’s and Tynwald Hill – the Norse outdoor assembly site used for over a thousand years. We follow the line of the old railway track and river westwards and then gradually rise up the slope of Peel Hill with views over the Island from Corrin’s tower and Peel Hill before descending to Peel Castle and Peel itself with its harbour, promenade, Cathedral and museums. Return to Douglas by bus (not booked). Recommended outward transport times and options for return to be provided when timetables are confirmed. What we may see: St John’s and Tynwald historic sites, riverside and wetland wildlife, mill, hill and coastal wildlife, grey seals near Peel Castle, Corrin’s tower, Peel Castle, Peel harbour, Cathedral and museums. What to expect: Easy initial walking on flat route of former railway then gradual rise onto Peel Hill on moorland footpaths and drop to Peel harbour. FAQs Transport options for getting to and from the walk with individual ticket purchase. Individual ticket prices booked through Eventbrite do not include travel to/from the walks on public transport. Standard ticket charges for this will apply and are to be paid by the participant. The option to book the event package is available through Isle of Man Event Services on 01624 664460.

Sep 13, 2019 5:00 PM

Camping and hiking on a massive granite dome.

Sep 05, 2019 5:30 PM

Please join and support Black and Global Roots Concerts' first fundraising event as we celebrate music, food, and farming through our inaugural Lady Chef, Farmer, and Musician event. This inaugural event takes place at Lantern Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC on Thursday September 5 2019 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. Our esteemed panel of artists and hosts includes Andrea Reusing, chef and owner of Lantern, Flo Hawley and Portia McKnight of Chapel Hill Creamery, Prof CeCe Conway of Appalachian State University and Director of Black and Global (funded by NEA 2017-2019), Fiddlin Al McCanless (old time, bluegrass, Irish), and multi-talented honored guest and singer, Abagail Washburn.. The event is an intimate farm to table event with a special menu designed by Reusing to celebrate the event. Reusing will incorporate local whey pork provided by Chapel Hill Creamery into her special menu and also feature local produce from other local farms. Prof. Conway wil act as the evenings host and will engage Abagail Washburn and others in topics ranging from music to local roots and culture.  (Please advise Lantern if you have dietary restriciions: RSVP Evan Hatch ) This special 2-hour ticketed event will provide all profits to support Black and Global Roots Concerts. Tickets are $100 per person and will include an intimate evening with these amazing lady community leaders, innovators, and artists. A special meal, wine and intimate perfomances are part of the ticket price. Only 30 tickets are available for purchase through Event Brite. Act now to make sure you can attend this special event and support local traditional music and culture in your community. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in the notes section of your reservation. Lantern Chef-owner Andrea Reusing was named one of "15 Green Chefs" on Grist's international list, has written for Saveur, Domino, Fine Cooking, Gourmet.com and the News and Observer. She serves on the boards of the Center of Environmental Farming Systems and Chefs Collaborative. Reusing is the 2011 winner of the James Beard award for Best Chef: Southeast and the author of Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes (Clarkson Potter, 2011). Lantern was opened in January 2002 by brother-sister team Andrea and Brendan Reusing, along with help from many friends including Silvia Pahola, Ric Palao and David Doernberg, who is responsible for our striking design and warm glow. Chapel Hill Creamery is located near Chapel Hill in North Carolina and is home to Portia McKnight and Flo Hawley together with their small herd of Jersey cows. Hawley and McKnight had each enjoyed long careers at Whole Foods Market and decided they wanted to get closer to the source of the food that they had sold.  In the process of searching for a good milk source in order to begin making cheese, they found that they were unable to get the quality that they wanted. So, the decision was made to buy a small herd of Jersey cows and a 37-acre farm to ensure that the cows could be pasture-fed. Thus was born Chapel Hill Creamery and, in July of 2000, the first batch of cheese was produced. Today, Portia and Flo focus on the health of their herd of 30 cows as much as the quality of the cheese that they produce.  Rotational grazing is practiced on the farm and they limit milking to March through December. The results are hard to argue with, three World Jersey Cheese Awards in 2012. Fiddlin' Al McCanless is a founding member of the New Deal String Band  He also spent many years as fiddler for the Bluegrass Experience.  They won the World Champion Bluegrass prize at the Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers Convention in 1972.  Al appeared on the first Rambler album on Folkways Records, "The Red Clay Ramblers With Fiddlin' Al McCanless," as well as recordings by the Bluegrass Experience, his Irish Band Celtic Jam, Mike Cross and Alice Gerrard.  He now fiddles with the Bluegrass Band, Hindsight, The Merry Gadflies and the Irish group Claudine Langille (formerly of Touchstone) and the Lads (Bob Vasile, Pratie Heads, and Colin Shoemaker).  Al spent many years as a part time pharmacist in and around Star, NC.  He now divides his time being a potter, fiddler, gardener, and banjo maker. ​ Abigail Washburn is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and clawhammer banjo-player based in Nashville, TN. Pursuing her fascination with Chinese language and culture, Abigail has regularly toured China for over 20 years, including a month­-long tour of China's Silk Road supported by grants from the US Embassy, Beijing. Abigail’s musical projects range from her string band, Uncle Earl, to her bilingual releases Song of the Traveling Daughter (2005), City of Refuge (2011), to the mind­-bending “chamber roots” sound of the Sparrow Quartet (featuring Béla Fleck, Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee), to Afterquake, her fundraiser album for Sichuan earthquake victims. Washburn’s most recent record with her husband, Béla Fleck, won a 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album and she was a featured collaborator on Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble’s 2017 Grammy-winning record, Sing Me Home. Washburn’s upcoming album is a collaboration with Wu Fei, a composer, singer and virtuoso of the guzheng, the ancient 21-string Chinese zither. Celebrating their bicultural sisterhood, Washburn & Wu's banjo-zither duo seamlessly weaves together traditional Appalachian and Chinese folk tunes, with vocals in both English and Mandarin (to be released Spring 2020, Smithsonian Folkways).  In addition to her musical career, Abigail is a TED Fellow and gave a talk at the 2012 TED Convention in Long Beach titled “Building US-China Relations…by Banjo” where she told her true personal story of shifting from becoming a lawyer in Beijing, to a life-long pursuit of musical bridging. NPR voted Abigail's 2012 commencement speech at her alma mater, Colorado College, as one of the best 300 in US history. In March of 2013, Washburn was commissioned by New York Voices and the NY Public Theater to write and debut a theatrical work, Post­-American Girl, which drew from her then 17­-year relationship with China and addressed themes of expanding identity, cultural relativism, pilgrimage, and the universal appeal of music. Abigail is currently a DisTIL Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill, and the first US-China Fellow at Vanderbilt University. Abigail’s efforts to share US music in China and Chinese music in the US exist within a hope of bridging hearts and minds through cross-cultural collaboration, and the universal language of music. www.abigailwashburn.com  FAQs   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please advise Lantern in advance if you have dietary restriciions:  RSVP Evan Hatch  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 04, 2019 9:30 AM

     Course Description: This workshop presents a new multi-dimensional screening test, the Minnesota Behavioral Health Screen (MBHS), based on the hierarchical-dimensional model operationalized by the MMPI-2-RF. Nine core psychopathology constructs (e.g., demoralization, anhedonia, anxiety, etc.) are screened with a 27-item questionnaire that requires less than 3 minutes to complete for most patients. This workshop will include (1) a brief presentation of the paradigm shift in theoretical psychopathology, moving away from categorical diagnostic models in favor of hierarchical-dimensional models; (2) a brief presentation of the specific hierarchical structure of the MMPI-2-RF; (3) the process of selecting nine major distinctive core constructs from the MMPI-2-RF model; (4) a detailed presentation of what each of the nine scales of the MBHS are measuring; (5) some case examples. Participants will be provided beta versions of the MBHS that can be utilized (cautiously, for hypothesis-generation) in their current practices. Learning objectives: 1. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to clearly describe the differences between the traditional dichotomous-categorical models of psychopathology, such as those embodied by the DSM-5 and ICD-10, and emerging hierarchical-dimensional representations, with regard to how psychopathology is conceptualized; 2. Participants will be able to clearly describe the flaws of the traditional paradigm, particularly the problems associated with high levels of heterogeneity within categories, and the problems associated with the extensive overlap in symptomatology across categories; 3. Finally, participants will be able to clearly articulate and demonstrate understanding of the nine major distinctive core constructs targeted by the Minnesota Behavioral Health Screen, and to describe the relevance of these in assessment and treatment planning   Biography:   Dr. David McCord is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology, Western Carolina University. He received the B.A. in Psychology from Duke University in 1984, M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University in 1979, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Alabama in 1984, where he studied with Dr. Ray Fowler. He completed his pre-doctoral internship year in the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984, mentored by Dr. Charles S. Newmark. His publications and professional presentations focus generally on personality assessment and personality theory, with primary focus on the RC Scales and the MMPI-2-RF. He has recently published a book in the APA Psychological Assessment Series, Assessment Using the MMPI-2-RF. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychological Assessment and is a frequent ad hoc reviewer for other journals. Continuing Education Credit:  October Road, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Approval # 6469   Application has been made and  approved by the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board for up to 5 Substance Abuse Specific hours. Approval #    Application has been made and approved by LPCA-GA for 3 core continuing education hours   Refund Policy: Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to [email protected]   Location: All programs are held in the October Road, Inc. Training Room. October Road is located Take 240 west to exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove). Exit left to end of road and turn left. Travel to light and turn left. Pass Applebee's on right and turn into parking lot between Applebee's & Olive Garden. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see large white concrete building on left.  If you are coming from 240 east at exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove) travel to light and turn right. Olive Garden and Applebee's will be on your immediate left. Turn left into parking lot between the two restaurants. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see a large white concrete building on left. 

Oct 19, 2019 8:00 PM

Carolina Ramble Productions presents a great night of music with two outstanding singer/songwriters!

Oct 05, 2019 7:30 PM

It's International Observe the Moon Night! Join staff and volunteers from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) and Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) for a free skywatching program at Dorothea Dix Park. Triangle Sax Ensemble will be joining us at the event to provide some stargazing tunes! Visitors to the park will be able to look through telescopes at a variety of objects in the sky with assistance from Morehead Planetarium staff and dedicated volunteers. On this International Observe the Moon Night, we will observe the first quarter Moon & Saturn close together along with Jupiter.  WeatherIf we need to postpone or reschedule due to inclement weather, we will post on Eventbrite, on our Dix Park Facebook page and those registered will receive an email. RSVPRegistration is not required, but it does help us to know how many guests to expect and we can contact you with important information including event changes due to weather conditions. This event is free to the public thanks to Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy donors. Know Before You Go This is an informal session, so you can arrive and leave any time during the program.  All ages are welcome. School-aged children and older may especially enjoy the experience, however, very young children may not get much out of looking through a telescope. Parents: We recommend you look through the telescope first—then you’ll be better able to help your child locate objects in view. Sometimes, children (as well as adults) want to grab hold of the telescope, potentially smudging the eyepiece or knocking the object out of view. Please guide children to not touch the telescope without the operator’s permission. You can ask children to place their hands behind their back as they approach the scope. Explain they’ll be using their eyes to look, not their hands. Bring a blanket or chairs so you can relax under the stars. Be sure to dress in layers. This program is outdoors at night and the wind can be chilly. Please bring a small flashlight to help you walk across the field, but you might find that avoiding all light and letting your eyes adjust to the darkness is more beneficial. Even a little light can throw off your night vision. Please leave all pets at home, even those on a leash. Darkness, lots of people, expensive telescopes and pets on leashes is a bad combination. Pets will not be permitted near the telescopes. Skywatching FAQ's Location and Parking The skywatching session will be located at Dorothea Dix Park on The Big Field. This area is bordered by Blair Drive, Barbour Drive and Biggs Drive. Parking is available in gravel lots on Biggs Drive (please do not park on grass under the trees) and at the Adams Building Lot, located roughly at 101 Blair Drive. Visit dixpark.org for location and parking map. Please be courteous when driving in and try not to have your headlights light up the field more than necessary. AccessibilityDorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Accessible Parking with reserved spaces are available in all lots on campus. Handicap accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces are not ADA accessible at this time.Planning a visit to Dix Park and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Programs and Operations Supervisor, at 919-996-6688 or [email protected] Liability Waiver By registering for this program, you are agreeing to the following: Liability Waiver City of Raleigh - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department Release, Covenant Not To Sue, and Indemnity Agreement I understand that participating in Discover Dorothea Dix Park – Program (hereinafter “Program”) involves risk of injury. These risks include, but are not limited to, inclement weather, accidents while traveling, equipment problems or failures, contacts with and actions of other participants, spectators, or volunteers, slips/trips/falls, and musculoskeletal injuries, among others. I choose for myself, for my child, or for another participant who I am enrolling, to participate in the Program despite these and other risks. Pictures or video may be taken of participant for use in program publicity. My email will also be used to keep me informed of Dorothea Dix Park communications. By signing this form, I acknowledge all risks of injury, illness, and death, and property damage, and affirm that I have assumed all responsibility of injury, illness, death, and property damage relating in any way to the Program. I also agree for myself and for any child or other participant who I am registering herein to follow all rules and procedures that may apply to the Program and to follow the reasonable instructions of City employees and other supervisors of the Program. In return for the opportunity to participate in this Program, I agree for myself and for the child or other participant I am registering, and for our heirs, assigns, executors, and administrators to release, waive, and discharge any legal rights that any one of us may have to seek payment or relief of any kind from the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the State of North Carolina, their employees or their agents for injury, illness, or death relating in any way to this Program. If I am registering a minor for the Program, I agree that I am a parent, legal guardian, or am otherwise responsible for the minor whose application I am submitting and that I release, waive, and discharge any legal rights on behalf of that minor. If I am registering an adult, I agree that I am authorized to do so and do hereby release, waive, and discharge any legal rights on behalf of that adult participant. I, along with any participant I register herein, also agree not to sue the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, or the State of North Carolina, their employees, or their agents and agree to indemnify the same for any and all claims, damages, losses or expenses, including but not limited to medical expenses and attorney’s fees, if a suit is filed concerning an injury (to person or property), illness, or death to me or to any participant I am enrolling that relates to, or results from, participation in the Program. I have read this document thoroughly and understand that by registering for this program I am waiving legal rights.