Not-To-Miss Events in September and October

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Tune in Oct. 4 for WellFest’s 30-plus free livestreamed classes taught by local experts. Photo by Beth Mann

Compiled Ella Sullivan

Kidzu’s Annual Fall Fundraiser

Sept. 25
Tune in for this virtual fundraiser supporting Kidzu Children’s Museum and featuring local celebrities such as North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green.

Battle of the Blues Polo Match

Sept. 26
Watch Duke and UNC alumni face off in the eighth annual match, and enjoy a day full of activities including a classical riding exhibition and croquet match. This year, the event takes place in Efland at The Barn at Lloyd’s Dairy.

The Mad Women of Hillsborough from 1846-1890 

Sept. 27
The Burwell School Historic Site hosts this virtual event with speaker Sylvia Hoffert, author and former professor of history and women’s studies at UNC, as part of “She Changed the World.” This initiative, led by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Attendees can watch a video presentation and participate in a live Q&A focusing on women’s physical and mental health in the 19th century.


Oct. 3-4
Push the reset button this fall during a virtual weekend that focuses on mental and physical wellness. Produced by Chapel Hill Magazine, Chatham Magazine and Durham Magazine, this event features an interactive cooking class for two with Kevin Callaghan, chef and owner of Acme, on Oct. 3 and 30-plus free livestreamed classes taught by local experts on Oct. 4. 

Thomas Wolfe Lecture

Oct. 6
Hear from novelist Michael Parker, the 2020 recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Prize, as he participates in a virtual reading, interview and Q&A with audience participation. This event is presented by UNC’s Department of English and Comparative Literature.

Tarheel Antiques Festival

Oct. 17-18
Stop by The Barn at Lloyd’s Dairy for its biannual antiques festival, which was initially inspired by a visit from Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers.” Vendors from across the country will show off their wares, and there will be free antique appraisals and on-site auctions.

Sip & Savor

Nov. 7
Select an at-home food and wine experience for contactless pickup at Johnson Lexus of Durham. Each of the four adventure options includes five dishes prepared by some of the best chefs in the area, a handpicked wine flight, swag bag and a chef-tells-all video – plus a virtual wine class with Ryan Vet, sommelier and co-owner of The Oak House.

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