Weekend at a Glance: Blues, Burwells and Books

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Spend the end of summer vacation relaxing and learning about Orange County this weekend

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Eric Bannan performs in Southern Village’s virtual summer concert series on Sunday. Photo by Jonathan Byrd

Compiled by Ella Sullivan

Thursday 

Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Wildflowers of the Eno River Diabase Area 
North Carolina Botanical Garden
hosts a Zoom webinar with North Carolina Plant Conservation Manager Lesley Starke to learn about the history of conservation and protection efforts in the Eno River Diabase Area. Lesley will share current management and research endeavors along with information about how others can get involved.

Bookstore Romance Panel
To celebrate its second-ever Bookstore Romance Day, Flyleaf Books hosts a romance-centric conversation on Zoom with local authors Martha Waters, Reese Ryan, Karen Booth and Samantha Chase. Register for this event online.

Friday

Jon Shain and FJ Ventre
Cat’s Cradle hosts the 2019 International Blues Challenge winner Jon Shain and his friend/fellow blues musician FJ Ventre for a free virtual concert featuring music from their latest album, “Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon.”

Saturday

Farm Movie Night with Baby Goats: Family Night
Visit Spring Haven Farm for a movie night with kid-friendly baby goats along with piglets, horses and donkeys. There will also be a concession stand with popcorn, snacks, drinks and animal treats. Due to licensing, the farm is unable to announce what the movie is. 

Sunday 

Getting to Know the Burwells, A Panel Discussion
The Burwell School hosts a virtual panel on the history of the Burwell family. Following the release of three videos on the Burwell family, there will be a discussion focusing on the creation of the videos, the challenges of interpreting the Burwell history and what life looked like for the family.

Virtual Village Green Sunday Music Series Featuring Eric Bannan
Attend this Facebook Live concert with musical storyteller, Eric Bannan. The event, which is a part of Southern Village’s virtual concert series, begins at 7 p.m.

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