Weekend at a Glance: Spring Festivals, Space Travel and Scrimmages

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Do yoga, practice your karate, hula hoop and more at Carrboro Open Streets this weekend. Photo courtesy Heidi Perov, Colleen Barclay & Galen Poythress

An Evening with James Lovell – Thursday, 7:30pm – “Houston we have a problem.” Meet the legendary NASA astronaut who commanded the Apollo 13 mission and spoke this iconic phrase in a night at Memorial Hall. Lovell trained at Morehead Planetarium prior to becoming a nationally recognized astronaut and one of only twenty-four people to fly to the moon!

2017 Community Egg Hunt – Saturday, 10am-1pm – Grab your baskets for this extrav-egg-ganza, boasting crafts, games, food, prizes and inflatables galore. Presented by Southern Village, the free event features more than 12,000 eggs for three age groups, ranging from 2 to 10, hiding in Southern Community Park.

Spring Wine Show – Saturday, 1pm-5pm – Head over to Weaver Street Market in Carrboro to sample (and buy) spring wines, try a variety of hors-d’oeuvres, and enter a raffle for a chance at door prizes. With an entrance fee of $10, you also receive a wine glass to take home as a souvenir and a discount on cases of wine. All proceeds from the event go to the Cooperative Community Fund.

UNC Spring Football Game – Saturday, 3pm – Continue to celebrate the Tar Heels as they shift from basketball to football! Start the day at Fan Fest at 1:30pm, with food trucks and activities great for families, as well as a chance to buy the latest Carolina gear. The game kicks off at Fetzer Field at 3pm. Get ready to cheer on your Heels!

Carrboro Open Streets – Sunday, noon-4pm – Experience Carrboro’s streets in a new way – car-free and closed down for biking, dancing, walking, yoga and more – all to encourage community building.

For more events not to miss this weekend and beyond, check out our online events calendar

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Chandler Carpenter

Hi! I'm Chandler Carpenter, and I'm a Winston-Salem native who currently is a senior at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I will be graduating in May with degrees in both English and Sociology. My interests include, but are definitely not limited to, reading classic British literature, Disney World, and my Boston terrier puppy, Pippa!
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