Kayla Anderson

The Perfect Pair

Ali Gerakaris and Brian Evans first met while attending Appalachian State University. The pair worked together at a local restaurant for several years before realizing they were meant to be more than friends. After graduation, Ali and Brian parted ways, but after only a few short months apart, Brian followed his heart to Chapel Hill. …

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Weekend Best Bets: Decorating, Dinner Show and Decked-Out Homes

Gingerbread Village Display – Through January 3rd – Relish the festive display of gingerbread houses made by Chapel Hillians showcasing their creativity and imagination. The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St.; Free; carolinainn.com Christmas in the Ayr – Thursday through Sunday – Take a tour of 200-year-old Ayr Mount while it’s decorated for the holidays with natural materials …

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Weekend Best Bets: Eggnog, Elves and Evergreen Trees

  Christmas in the Ayr – Thursday through Sunday – Take a tour of 200-year-old Ayr Mount while it’s decorated for the holidays with natural materials in keeping with the period in which it was built. Ayr Mount, 376 St. Mary’s Rd., Hillsborough; $12; classicalamericanhomes.org Gingerbread Village Display – Through January 3rd – Relish the festive display of gingerbread …

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Weekend Best Bets: Horses, Holmes and Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot – Thursday, 8am-noon – Burn a few calories before your Thanksgiving feast. Grab your running shoes and join the Hillsborough Running Club for a timed 5k or 1-mile fun run plus there will be a turkey for kids under 13 to chase around! 228 South Churton St., Hillsborough; Free Baxter-Giving – Thursday, 7pm …

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Weekend Best Bets: Bonfires, Baking and Butoh

“Digital Cocoons, Political Polarization and the Path Back to Common Ground” – Thursday, 6pm – The Eve Marie Carson Lecture Series and the Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture Series present Frank Bruni, a New York times Op-Ed columnist, best-selling author and UNC alum for a lecture on bridging politics, media, entertainment and higher education. He’ll discuss the ways …

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Going for the Gold

Carolina Meadows‘ own John Geis, 83, competed in the annual NC State Senior Games Championship in September, bringing home the gold in the 100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyle and the 50-yard backstroke – an impressive feat for a man who took a 62-year hiatus from the sport. An avid swimmer in high school and college, Geis stopped competing back in …

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Weekend Best Bets: Comedy, Canoes and Cops

Meet the Author Tea – Thursday, 3:30pm – Dr. C. Nicole Swiner’s latest book, How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex, provides always insightful and frequently humorous advice. She suggests ways to work around, get over, go through, or simply ignore those life challenges that often lead to negative effects. 137 West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough; orangecountrync.gov …

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Can I Have This Dance?

Not long after moving to Carrboro in late 2009, New Orleans native Katherine Richards began climbing at the Chapel Hill Community Center. Soon, her friend (and future groomsman) Paul Alabanza introduced her to fellow climber Mauro Calabrese. A post-climb brunch at Foster’s Market (now The Root Cellar) was the beginning of their friendship. Pals from the climbing wall offered Katherine two extra tickets for …

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Weekend Best Bets: Football, Food Trucks and Family Fun

PRIMETIME Business Expo — Thursday, 4-7:30pm — Meet the movers and shakers in our business community and learn about brag-worthy local products and services to advance both your business and personal life at Orange County’s largest business expo. Enjoy networking, food, and plenty of freebies! UNC Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr., Chapel Hill; Free; …

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