Eleven WILD Things to Do in Pittsboro, NC

Taking the lead from the Hilton Head Island’s post on Bluffton, SC, here are eleven wild things to do in Pittsboro, NC.

Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro NCx6001. Visit the Carolina Tiger Rescue. Go online and reserve tickets for a day with a good weather forecast. Your visit helps support the tremendous stewardship they provide these mostly rescued large cats.

2. Rent a boat at Crosswinds Boating Center at Jordan Lake: fishing boats, pontoon boats or kayaks.

3. Do a Pub Run on a Monday at 6pm starting at The City Tap and support the good work of The Abundance Foundation.

4. Join a Dance of Universal Peace 1st Wednesdays at the East Chatham Senior Center. 7:30.

5. Take a Road Ride on a Wednesday at 6pm with cyclists from Pittsboro Bicycles.

6. Head down Industrial Park Drive, take a left on Lorax Lane, and a right past Screech Owl and park outside the gate and walk past the Bio Diesel Plant for a tour and tasting at Pittsboro’s First and Only Distillery – Fair Game Beverage Company for a tour and tasting.

7. Get Fairy Hair from Finklepott’s Fairy Hair Flare when they visit during Pittsboro First Sunday at Barringer Family Dentistry, or at Starrlight Mead, or The Joyful Jewel. Call the venues for their next dates.

Kayaking

Haw River Canoe

8. Call the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. and get on a paddle board, canoe or kayak at Bynum or Saxapahaw.

9. Time your Pittsboro visit for a Pecha Kucha night, once every quarter put on by The Abundance Foundation. Be in a room with a hundred people listening to presentations in a format that’s taking the world by storm.

10. Get in front of a mic and sing! Wednesday nights: at Open Mic at The City Tap on Wednesday.

11. Bring $1,000 to town and shop for new art or furniture for your home and some gifts for your self , family or friends. We have a half dozen antiques stores and two art and fine craft galleries in historic downtown.

 

Cabaret at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Phoenix Theatre Co. Presents The Lock-In Cabaret

March 19, 2015 – 7 pm

RSVP 919-542-2432

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The Familiars, Circle City & Uniontown – Bands from Pittsboro

Tracy LynnThe Familiars, Circle City and Uniontown will be performing in sequence on Saturday January 3rd 2015.

It is a night of “Homespun Swooning, Rock Ballads, and Swamp Anthems Galore” !!!

Tracy Lynn will be celebrating her recent graduation from UNC-CH and we are expecting a crowd.

All bands are homegrown from right here in Pittsboro and write all of their own material with the exception of a few cover tunes.

The Familiars with Elizabeth Haddix and Eddie Holm

The Familiars start out at 7pm in the Lounge for some laid back original tunes that feature songwriters Elizabeth Haddix and Eddie Holm. Elizabeth is formerly of The Bad Mothers, a Pittsboro favorite. Eddie currently plays with Uniontown, who takes the stage at 9pm. This duo pumps out a unique blend of AppaDeltaJazzBursts with wandering melodies about social justice and of course, life.

Circle City with Tracy Lynn, Fred Royal, Shannon Blackwell and Dave Smith

At 8pm, Circle City showcases songwriters Tracy Lynn on vocals and guitar, Fred Royal on drums and vocals, Shannon Blackwell on bass, and Dave Smith on guitar and vocals. The fresh and new band configuration elevates the solid songwriting and clever hooks with tasteful dynamics that aren’t too loud and definitely not wimpy. Lynn previously fronted Pittsboro darlings The Bad Mothers with life partner, Royal, who bangs it out with Uniontown. Blackwell has a laundry list of Chapel Hill based bands including HWYL, Tim Stambaugh, Tony Sullivan and His Burning Sinsations and others. Pittsboro native, Dave Smith, is regarded as one of the area’s finest guitarists by his peers and rotates between the gypsy jazz brilliance of the Onyx Club Boys and numerous side projects.

Uniontown

Uniontown has been writing and performing original swamp anthems since 2010. Chris Long’s true grit storytelling, Ed Holm and Fred Royal’s driving rhythms and great harmonies put Uniontown’s soiled blue collar sound a cut above your average working band sound. Show starts at 9pm.

Community Christmas Party in Pittsboro

Santa Claus

Merry Christmas! Santa Claus with an adorable elf. (Photo used with parents’ permission.)

Every year on the day of the annual Town Christmas Parade we host a community Christmas Party in Pittsboro, right after the Christmas Parade.

We open our doors and give Santa a great comfortable sofa chair to sit in and meet with you. We have crafts for children. Refreshments. Christmas cookies. Christmas Trees. And great holiday cheer to share with all.

Sunday December 7

10:00 Volunteer Lunch Packing

10:30 BRUNCH

Noon. Pittsboro First Sunday

3:00 Town of Pittsboro Christmas Parade

3:30 Pittsboro Roadhouse Community Christmas Party

Santa Claus Visit

This is one of the highlights of our year, both for us and for the community. Make it a part of your annual tradition. Small town celebrations at their best.

The Goat Parade in Pittsboro NC

The Goat Parade has arrived in Pittsboro NC.

The Galloway Goats are on parade!

(Well, maybe on display is more precise.) They’re all over town! And just in time for the Pittsboro Fall Street Fair on Saturday October 25, 2014! Pittsboro is the place to be for fall and holiday fun for the whole family.

We’ll share the pictures here, but you’ll have to visit Pittsboro to find out which goats landed where!

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Did you see any that didn’t belong?

Why goats? Why a Goat Parade? It’s for a very good cause, and as we do in North Carolina, it also celebrates North Carolina artists!

*All photos courtesy of Galloway Ridge’s Facebook Page.

Holiday Happenings South of Chapel Hill

Holiday Happenings South of Chapel Hill

Stay Tuned for 2014 Updates

The holiday festivities begin Saturday November 23rd and continue all through December, culminating in New Year’s Eve Parties!

November -December 

Participate in The Angel Tree at Second Bloom. Pull a tag to choose a family to give Christmas gifts to.

November – December 

Liquidambar starts its Holiday Hours:

Monday -Friday: 10:30am-6:00pm; Saturday: 9:30am-6:00pm; Sunday: Noon-4pm

December

6:30 Laine Lipson and Avis Autry singing Holiday Songs at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

December

1:00 – 5:00  5th Annual Holiday Open House at Starrlight Mead

 New Horizons Trading Company

New Horizons Holiday

29 November, Saturday

All Day – Saturday Small Business Saturday

Shop local, shop small, shop hand made, shop to support local artisans, food growers, restaurants, spas and non-profits.

7 December, Sunday

12 – 4 Pittsboro First Sunday

The last First Sunday before Christmas. Come shop Local!

10:30 – 3 Roadhouse Brunch & Lunch

We’ll have live acoustic music at noon. Our gift store is open with beautiful jewelry, amazingly affordable earrings, wonderful pottery, aprons. Many beautiful gifts.

2 – 4 pm Liquidambar’s December Artists Reception 

1 – 3 pm Joyful Jewel Artists Reception

14 December, Sunday

3:00 Pittsboro Christmas Parade

The Pittsboro Christmas Parade is a wonderful community event. Starting from around the Sheriff’s office on 64 Business heading East, past the Roadhouse, past Courthouse Circle, down towards the Food Lion, you’ll see dozens of floats, children, officers, musicians.

3:30 – 5:30 Pittsboro Roadhouse Community Christmas Celebration

Right after the Christmas Parade, the Pittsboro Roadhouse celebrates with an open house Christmas Celebration. Santa. Karaoke. And lot’s of space for Moms and Dads, children, and grandparents. We had a great time last year.

24 December, Tuesday

6:00 pm Holy Trinity Chatham Hosts Christmas Eve Service at Courthouse

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a Christmas Eve service in the historic but newly renovated courthouse? Holy Trinity Chatham invites Chatham County folks and their families to the courthouse on the traffic circle of downtown Pittsboro on December 24.

The halls of the Chatham County courthouse will be decked out for the season and the service, starting at 6pm, will conclude with candlelight carol singing out on the lawn of the circle. Please join us for a Christmas to remember for all ages. The old has become new again. For more information go to www.holytrinitychatham.org or contact Rev David Hyman at 919-961-7744. Thanks, we hope to see you on Christmas Eve on the circle.

 

Your Event

Is your holiday event south of Chapel Hill NC not listed? Email social@pittsbororoadhouse.com with the details and we’ll try to get it listed if it’s a good fit.

Click this link for a list of Holiday Events in the Triangle.

Here’s a list of Holiday Season Local Markets.

 

Guardians of Angels 10th Anniversary Dinner at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

 

GOA 2014 10th Anniversary Dinner

Don’t miss the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Guardians of Angels Humane Society THIS Sunday eve, October 26 at 5 pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse – 39 West Street in Pittsboro on Courthouse Circle.

The Guardians of Angels Humane Society has been a tremendous force for the well being of cats and dogs and animals in Chatham County and beyond. Join the Guardians of Angels in celebrating their tenth anniversary with a free dinner, Animal All Star Awards, Speaker / Investigator David Hunt from Columbus Ohio, and our very special Roy Underhill of the PBS woodworking show.

“Come on out and celebrate ten years of progress in animal welfare with us,” said Terry Dorsey, former president of the Guardians of Angels and an indefatigable advocate for animal compassion.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 26

5 PM

Guardians of Angels 10th Anniversary Dinner

39 WEST STREET

PITTSBORO NC

Wine & Cheese – Light Dinner

Wine & Cheese is served at 4:30 pm and a light dinner is served at 5:00 pm sharp! At 5:30 pm, dog fighting investigator David Hunt speaks about animal issues which affect people everywhere. Also, don’t miss the Animal All Star Awards and a word from the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

The dress is casual, the Roadhouse food is excellent and there will be lots of people who are working to end animal suffering and euthanasia in North Carolina. This is a free event and a cash bar is available.

Update from Guardians of Angels

Guardians of Angels Tee Shirt

The new Guardians of Angels Tee Shirts look great! This year, we are going to raise our annual expense plan undefined 10K in one evening. That’s 100 Tee Shirts for a donation of $100 or more – Sunday evening only! There will also be opportunity to join Team GOA and make sure that the Adoption Center breaks ground soon.
In a recent questionnaire, candidates Karen Howard, Jim Crawford and Diana Hales all responded enthusiastically to building the Adoption Center and strengthening animal protection laws in the County. Candidates and current commissioners Walter Petty, Pam Steward and Brian Bock did not submit responses to the GOA Questionnaire. Commissioner Bock did state in an e-mail to GOA that: “I support the proposal of the new adoption center.  I spoke with the health director this week about it. I would expect that our next CIP will include it”.
Before you vote, make sure your candidate commits to building the Adoption Center and approves the 2015 Capital Investment Plan to get it started! Early voting has begun in Chatham County and you can vote for all commissioner candidates, and during early voting, you can vote at any polling station, no matter where you live. County Commissioners in Chatham are all voted for as at large representatives, which means that no matter where you live, you can vote for all the candidates.

Chatham County Animal Adoption Center

The County now has an Adoption Center design and the land on the ten acre campus of the current animal shelter for an Adoption Center deigned by Bacon Group Architects. It is time to include it and vote for the funding in the 2015 Capital Investment Plan (CIP).  While Health Department Director Layton Long called on Thursday to say he cannot make it Sunday evening, GOA will have some copies of the Bacon Group Design. Lead designer Rick Bacon recommends that building the Adoption Center take priority over renovating the current shelter.
As you can see, there is a lot happening and a lot to celebrate after 10 years of hard work, so don’t miss the celebration this Sunday night.
Thanks for being the voice of the voiceless animals that we all love!

NC Fresh Catch in Pittsboro

 NC Fresh Catch is Coming to Pittsboro NC in June 2014

NC Fresh Catch Hwy 64 Summer Tour 2014

The Hwy 64 Summer Tour 2014 of NC Fresh Catch is stopping in Pittsboro Saturday June 21, 2014 between 3 and 8 pm with the most amazing selection of fish foods and the most amazing music! Did you see that kids 12 and under get in free? The entry fee is a modest $5, and once in, you can buy your food and drinks from individual vendors.

Live Music by these amazing bands:

The Swang Brothers

John Willse’s Upstartin’ All-Stars

The Dye Wells

Red Hot Poker Dots

Check out this video interview with Meg Davis, lead singer, about her life and finding a home in Carrboro, NC. Includes live music.

Live Radio Show Recording Thursday Nights at the Roadhouse

When Greg Lewis and Maria Parker Lewis took the challenge and stepped up to bring a community restaurant and event space back where the General Store Cafe once stood, we were all hopeful that this would mean many very good things for Pittsboro, Chatham County and the Triangle Area.

But who would have predicted that we would be the site for a new – likely never done before – Americana Radio Show – recording live-to-disc, with the internationally touring Americana recording artist Chapel Hill’s own TOKYO ROSENTHAL!

With five CDs to his credit, and top ten placing songs on international Americana lists, awards and honors, this singer songwriter impressed us all the first time he performed on the Roadhouse stage.

JUNE 5, 2014  8:00 PM BE THERE

Find out how to get your tickets (no charge) and be one of a few people to participate in this ground-breaking first season of The Tokyo Rosenthal Program. (This is a live recorded show, so you will be part of a studio audience.)

See the list of wonderful and talented Americana Guest Performers, most singer songwriters themselves just as Tokyo Rosenthal is.

SEASON ONE Thursdays June 5 – July 31 2014

The first season will run for two full months June and July 2014. A maximum of 50 tickets are available per show. Serious listeners please.

The Tokyo Rosenthal Program is a syndicated radio show.

Syndicated Radio

Toke moves fast and we’re working to keep up with all he is doing. Here’s a starting list of the radio stations that will be playing the syndicated “Tokyo Rosenthal Program.” One thing we can count on is that this list will grow.

Affiliates and Sponsors

Email Tokyo at tokyor88@yahoo.com to learn more about becoming an affiliate or sponsor of this unique Americana Radio show recording live from the Pittsboro Roadhouse in the heart of North Carolina’s Piedomont region.

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Who Did You Say Tokyo Rosenthal Is?

Find out for yourself…

Where is Tokyo Rosenthal Online?

YouTube Channel

Website

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Pecha Kucha – Pittsboro Roadhouse – Jun 2

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Pecha Kucha is sponsored by the Abundance Foundation and held at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. Look for an event each quarter.

Coming Pecha Kucha Events  – June 2, 2015

Past Pecha Kucha Events

  • March 10, 2015
  • November 25, 2014

Read all about it here, on the Abundance Foundation website.

Pecha Kucha in Pittsboro NC USA

What’s Pecha Kucha?

Read about it here. 20 PowerPoint Slides in 20 Seconds.

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