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Community Events

Virtual Groundhog Day Celebration at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 12:00 pm | FREE | Livestream from The North Carolina Museum of Science

February 2nd is Groundhog Day. All around the country, people are looking to groundhogs to predict the weather. If the groundhog sees its shadow we’re in for six more weeks of winter. If not, break out the flip flops.

The biggest Groundhog Day celebration in the Triangle is always at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, but this year it will be a virtual celebration.

During the program, you will meet the groundhog, learn about observing changes in the weather, and get Sir Wally’s prediction.

Free Family Take-In, Make-It Kits: Mini Figurines

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | North Carolina Museum of History

Register now, and pick up at the museum Saturday, February 5th

Start your celebration of African American History Month with family fun based on the work of artist Pinkie Strother! Each kit includes craft supplies and instructions, activities, a book list, and more.

Only 50 kits are available, so register soon! Pick up your kit in the museum lobby on Saturday, February 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. Those left at 3 p.m. will be given to walk-in visitors.

Black History Month events for seniors with Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation

Fridays 2 pm | Free | Seymour Senior Center, 2251 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is presenting a three-part series for Black History Month, for seniors, age 55+.

Poetry for Black History Month

Friday, February 18, 2022, 6:30 pm | $10 | 500 E. Davie Street, Transfer Co. Food Hall

Housed in the historic Carolina Coach Garage and Shop, a five minute walk from Fayetteville Street, at 500 E. Davie Street, Transfer Co. Food Hall offers 50,000+ square feet of space for food producers, makers, vendors, restaurateurs, their guests, and the local community.

Find out about upcoming events at Transfer Co. Food Hall on their website or Facebook page.

Heroes & Sheroes of the Eno River Valley - Art and History Program

Sunday, February 20, 2022, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Vecino Brewing Co., Carrboro

Free, but tickets are required, and will be available starting January 30th

Local artist Sandee Washington of Durham has teamed up with Beverly Scarlett, writer, historian and storyteller, to bring us this phenomenal show: The Heroes & Sheroes of the Eno River Valley.

This powerhouse duo gives voice to African American and Native people who lived on the Eno and whose stories and histories often are preserved only in scattered court records, obscure land deeds, and other bits and pieces. Yet their lives bear witness to the reality of so many people of color in the South – reality that is often silenced, neglected and intentionally forgotten.

BANTABA 2022 - celebration of Charles "Baba Chuck" Davis and djembe drumming

Saturday, February 26, 2022, 11:30 am to 12:15 pm | FREE | North Carolina Museum of Art, East building

The North Carolina Museum of Art honors the legacy of Charles “Baba Chuck” Davis with BANTABA 2022! Led by Robert J. Corbitt III and the Kuumba Cultural Arts Collective, this special event features live djembe drumming and interactive West African dance. The performance is perfect for people of all ages.

(The word “Bantaba” was a favorite phrase of Baba Chuck and is loosely interpreted as “Come on, let’s dance!”)