Raising Funds to Cure Crohn’s & Colitis

Take Steps for Crohn's

Hello to all,

Many of you we have seen in recent months and for others it has been a while. I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits.

Once again, on Saturday April 30, our Team MikAddy will be participating in the Triangle Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, NC. CCFA Walks are the nation’s largest events dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our fundraising goal is $750 for this worthy cause and I need your help to reach this goal!

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for painful and debilitating IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). They have invested more than $200 million in research and they also fund disease-specific education, support, and treatment information. For the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from the debilitating effects of IBD (our daughter, Adelena is one of them) nothing is more important than finding better, more effective treatments, and ultimately, cures.

Take Steps is the foundation’s premier walking event, raising needed funds for their mission of finding cures and improving the quality of life for patients. We hope you will consider supporting our efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. You can donate online or mail your gift to 78 Lauren Rose Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312. If you feel so led, please inquire if your company has a matching gift program. If so, simply complete the required form and mail it along with your donation to the above address. This is a great way to double your support! With your help, we will fund important research, patient education and support for millions of Americans.

Again, to donate online, follow this link: http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR/TakeSteps/Chapter-Carolinas?team_id=190769&pg=team&fr_id=6064

Click on “Donate” found in the upper right corner. From that menu, select the 3rd choice, which is “Donate.”

If you would like to register as a walker you will see that choice also under the “Donate” button.

“Thank you” are words we use to express appreciation. That expression does not really convey enough, but we hope you know our gratitude is sincerely and deeply felt.

Thank you,
Maria, Greg and Adelena

 

(Updated April 15,  2016)


Past Events

April 25, 2015

Take Steps with the Pittsboro Roadhouse to Cure Crohn’s – Walk at Lake Crabtree Park. Overall over $100,000 was raised!

July 18, 2014

Fundraiser for Crone’s Disease and Colitis with Durham Ukulele Orchestra

The event was casual evening of food, friends and music to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Carolinas Chapter. Optional door donations and raffle proceeds will benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America [CCFA] IBD research, support and education programs.

April 26, 2014

NCSU Centennial Campus Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk, the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases

 


*CCFA is Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Rice Corn Cakes

Triangle Restaurant Week 2016 Jan. 25-31

Rice Corn Cakes

Rice Corn Cakes

 

Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. Pittsboro is represented in 2016 by Pittsboro Roadhouse in historic downtown Pittsboro and Fearrington Granary in Fearrington Village.

A special $15 3-course lunch and $30 3-course dinner is offered January 25-31 at the Roadhouse. Reservations accepted by phone or online for 6 or more. Please join us.

 

1st Course (Choice of One)

Beer Cheese Soup w/ Cheddar Croutons

Grilled Romaine Hearts w/ Peppered Bacon, Gorgonzola, Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Italian Vinaigrette GF

*Eggplant Rollatini w/ Prosciutto, Marinara, Pecorino Romano *(dinner only)

Peppered Bacon Wrapped Shrimp w/ Mandarin Oranges, Gorgonzola, Honey, Peppers, Spinach GF

 

2nd Course (Choice of One)

Petite 6oz Filet Mignon w/ Shaved Brussel Sprouts, Brown Butter Potato Gnocchi, Veal Demi Glace GF

Salmon Nicoise Salad w/ Egg, Tomato, Nicoise Olives, Pea Shoots and Dijon Champaign Vinaigrette GF

Shrimp and Grits w/ Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Jalapeno Bacon, Butter Sauce GF

Rice Corn Cakes w/ Cajun Creole Sauce, Poblano Peppers, Roma Tomatoes, Garlic GF

Chicken Marsala w/ Angel Hair, Portabella Mushrooms, Pancetta, Vegetable Medley

 

3rd Course (Choice of One)

Strawberry White Chocolate Cake

Nutella Bread Pudding

Chocolate Torte GF

 

$30 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Call ahead for reservations and dietary restrictions.  Please no substitutions.  GF Gluten Free

 

 

NC Revelers Big Band Orchestra

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If you love the sound of Big Bands. Love to dance. Love the feeling that only those big bands can create… call now to save your seat for NYE2016

December 31, 2015 New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve Gala 2016, RSVP (919) 542-2432

New Year’s Eve Gala 2016, RSVP (919) 542-2432

NC Revelers Orchestra 2016

7:00 – 9:30

$10 Cover

1st Monday Nights February –  December (except in September)

Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro NC, Chatham County

 Lauren Meehan singing with the NC Revelers Orchestra

You won’t believe this amazing performance. These guys are simply great!

Watch and listen to their sound from a January 2014 performance at the magnificent Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

Big Band at the Pittsboro Roadhouse 1st Mondays, except September and January.

#BigBandinPittsboro1stMondays

#ncrevelersinpittsboro

 

The Sunday Band Series

The Sunday Band Series began in historic downtown Pittsboro in April 2014 with award-winning bands performing on the Pittsboro Roadhouse stage at 39 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina. After a solid run of monthly band events at the Pittsboro Roadhouse on Sunday mid afternoons, the Sunday Band Series drew to a close, with the decision to bring these wonderful bands in on Friday nights! Look for the bands with cover charges, some of those are bands we first got to know through the Sunday Band Series.

Bigger Bands on Occasional Friday Nights

Look for these and more:

  • Shoot to Thrill
  • Big Time
  • The Holiday Band
  • Hip Pocket
  • Jim Quick & Coastline
  • Carolina Soul
  • Liquid Pleasure

(Updated December 22, 2015)

Wilson Entertainment Services

John Wilson of Wilson Entertainment Services, is also a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Chatham County’s award-nominated BigTime Party Band. Wilson is organizing the Sunday Band Series in partnership with Greg Lewis of the Pittsboro Roadhouse. “When I met Greg Lewis and we started talking,” said Wilson, “we quickly realized we had a common vision for Pittsboro as a music hub and we could partner to help it grow.”

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store

The bands will perform at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, one of the area’s largest restaurant and music venues, in the rear where the stage, dance floor, and bar are located. http://www.pittsbororoadhouse.com There is also a lounge from which one can see the stage and hear the music. Guests on the patio can also hear the bands. “39 West Street used to be a car dealership,” said Lewis. “There used to be a garage where the lounge is now. We installed a screened wall (and door), so when the weather is good, we raise the garage door, and fresh air and music move freely through the screened wall.”

“No other place within 30 miles of here has the caliber of food, environment and entertainment that the Pittsboro Roadhouse has – it’s entirely unique,” says Wilson.

Lynn Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars and Sounds

Lynn Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars and Sounds

Hoffman Guitars and Sound

The sound system was upgraded when the Pittsboro Roadhouse opened, but still needed work due to the large size and features of the back hall. Wilson recommended a talented sound expert, Lynn Hoffman, who makes his own sound equipment, custom electric guitars and amplifiers at Hoffman Guitars and Sound.

Within 10 days Hoffman performed acoustic analytics then designed, constructed, installed and tested a major upgrade. “I was able to put together a sound system specifically designed for the acoustics of this room,” said Hoffman. “We have a very good representation of the entire frequency spectrum, and it’s well equalized. Just about everyone I’ve talked to – performers and guests have loved the difference.”


 A Sampling of Sunday Band Series Concerts

The Invaders won the 2011 and 2012 Best Local Band in the Winston Salem Readers Choice Awards. The Invaders play Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Beach, Blues, Boogies, Soul and some Country. Len Wilson is on guitar and vocals; Jim Fulp on bass and vocals; and Bryant Bowles on drums and vocals. Though the musicians have many years of experience, they began playing as The Invaders in June 2010.

Music in Pittsboro

“The shared vision that Greg and I have for Pittsboro,” Wilson said, “and I know others see it too, is for Pittsboro’s already strong music offerings to continue to grow and develop in a way that Pittsboro becomes known as an exciting music hub. We want to be attracting people from all over the Triangle and Triad and beyond. Pittsboro and Chatham County are already a draw for art and antiques, and of course Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in April and October.”

“If people come to The Invaders, and SHE BOP, The Castaways and The Holiday Band, and they have a good time, and this grows, we’ll be able to keep doing the Sunday Band Series and bring even bigger bands to town,” Wilson said.

Greg Lewis, owner of the Pittsboro Roadhouse added, “This opportunity to do a Sunday Band Series is happening at the right time. Spring is coming. Our sound system is at a whole new level of quality. The Pittsboro music scene is growing and attracting attention, and we’re ready to start utilizing our space more; the back part of our restaurant is essentially a music and dance hall. We want to be known as the place to come for really good food, really good music and a really good time!”

More Information

For more information about the Pittsboro Roadhouse and event scheduling contact Greg Lewis at 919-542-2432 or at greg@pittsbororoadhouse.com.

 

Bag of Llamas – Nov 21

No we’re not talking about transporting Llamas in a bag, or a bag of Llama wool, this is a band of seasoned musicians from Durham NC.

They play original and Llama-lized classic and alternative rock. That’s what they say “llama-lized.”

“It’s time-travel rock and roll from the 60s to today! Enjoy Llama-flavored Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Lifehouse, The Black Keys, Jason Derulo, Melissa Ethridge, Maroon 5 and more!”

Bag of Llamas Flyer

15-501 Music

15-501 is a musical collaboration between George Shepherd and Jon Albert Segars. These local musicians bring nearly 40 years of combined experience in guitar and banjo to the stage. The music of 15-501 is instrumental and distinctly Carolina with roots in contemporary acoustic, country blues, and modern bluegrass.

Rock from the 60s and 70s

15-501 Photo Chapel Hill Duo

15-501 is a musical collaboration between George Shepherd and Jon Albert Segars.

Every Breath – Instrumental recorded at Katy’s Music Bar in Hillsborough, NC

Walking the Dog – Live with 15-501

Instrumental Live at the Historic Blue Bayou

15-501 Logo from Chapel Hill

OLLI at Duke New Horizons Swing Band in Pittsboro

Olli New Horizons Swing Band (17)

Olli: New Horizons Swing Band 7pm.

OLLI stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. There is one at Duke University in Durham, NC. The OLLI at Duke New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association (over 175 bands in the US and Canada).

From Band Director Jeff Zentner:

“We’re a 22 piece big band swing band. We’ll be playing a variety of music from the 1930s through some contemporary Jazz music. It will be for dancing and listening. We’ll provide some commentary. The OLLI New Horizons program is designed for people in retirement, for the fun and thrill of it. Everyone in the band is over 50.  Female vocalist who will be singing.

If you’re a Jazz aficionado the band will bring back memories of many great songs like:

One O’Clock Jump with Count Basie and his Orchestra

In the Mood with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with the Toronto All Star Big Band

Begin the Beguine with the Artie Shaw Orchestra

We have a good time and we bring a good crowd.”

 

Jeff Zentner is the band director. (jeff.zentner@da.org | 919-489-9118) For more information see the bottom of this page.

 

Band of Oz

November 20, 8 pm ($12 Cash cover)

November 20, 8 pm ($12 Cash cover)

This is an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy this excellent R&B / Beach Music band in Pittsboro, NC.

Go ahead, Like their pages!

The Facebook Event Page

The Band of Oz

Visit their Website

www.bandofoz.com

Listen to their sound.

Band of Oz with a Righteous Brothers Ballad

Band of Oz -Live – Don’t Stop Believing

Band of Oz singing Shama Lama Ding Dong

About the Band of Oz

“The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia.

The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

“[They had]  humble beginnings in eastern North Carolina (Grifton) . It was a bunch of grammar and junior high school guys (because no one was old enough to drive) being hauled around in Ray Houston’s Chevy station wagon pulling a little red trailer. The group at that time was called The Avengers.”

“The Band of Oz released their latest CD ” Over the Rainbow ” They feel it is one of, if not their best work ever.

In March 2005, Band of Oz owners Keith Houston and David Hicks decided to bring a new, youthful sound to the band after Butch Barnes announced that he would be leaving in April 2005. At that time, Scott Fine /Vocals and Trombone, Tim Morris /Vocals and Trumpet, and Daniel Morris /Saxophone and Vocals joined the Band of Oz to bring a new youth and a BIG new sound to the band.”

Graymatter – Nov 7

GrayMatter is a Burlington based band of singers and string players with a great acoustic sound filled with fine harmonies. Bev, Barry and Brad grew up singing with their Dad at home. They loved the harmonies of Peter, Paul & Mary, the Kingston Trio and the music of Bob Dylan. Bev’s husband Dave Gude is the 4th band member. Check out a song sampler on their website.

Graymatter at the Pittsboro Roadhouse 11-7-15

Pittsboro Roadhouse Ranked as Top Three Chapel Hill Music Venue

At the Pittsboro Roadhouse we’re very excited to learn that our community voted us in the Top 3 Music Venues in the greater Chapel Hill area, in 2015 by readers of Chapel Hill Magazine!

That’s Top 3 Music Venue in the greater Chapel Hill area!

Thank you! We were the only restaurant / music venue in the Top 4, following Cat’s Cradle and Memorial Hall / Carolina Performing Arts.

Best of Chapel Hill 2015 July - Aug Issue Music VenueX350-2

 

Find out just how much live music we feature at The Pittsboro Roadhouse!

Pick up a Music Menu To Go at our restaurant.

Take a look at these events, many booked months ahead.