Memorial Day Remembrance
Memorial Day began in small communities, which recognized those soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War. Join Civil War soldier interpreters as the share the history and significance of Memorial Day. FREE admission, but donations gratefully accepted. May 28, 2011 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bennett Place State Historic Site. Durham.
May 25 – 29, 2011 ACC Baseball Championship Purchase Tickets
The ACC’s top eight teams will compete in a round-robin format for the Championship. See website for ticket pricing. Th-Sa 11am, 3pm, & 7pm; Su 1pm Championship game. Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Durham.
May 30, 2011 – June 2, 2011 Durham Bulls vs. Columbus Clippers
Tickets: Field Box $9, Terrace Reserved $8, Lawn $7. 7pm. Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Durham.
May 28, 2011 DoughMan Quadrathlon
The DoughMan is the world’s premier quadrathlon. Part triathlon (bike, run, swim/water event), part competitive eating event. The race will be a team relay with each member eating at a quintessential Durham eatery followed by an athletic portion (run, bike or water event.) It culminates with the final “team” leg where the entire team meets for the final dessert followed by a group dash to the finish line. All race proceeds will go to benefit SEEDS. 8am Various locations. firstname.lastname@example.org
May 25-29 Carolina Mudcats vs. Birmingham Barons
5-game series at Five County Stadium 25 vs. Birmingham, 7:15 PM 26 vs. Birmingham, 7:15 PM 27 vs. Birmingham, 7:15 PM 28 vs. Birmingham, 6:15 PM 29 vs. Birmingham, 2:00 PM
May 27, 2011 Fridays on the Front Porch
Join us for our popular end-of-the-work week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5pm – 9pm through October 7th. This fun filled event features live bluegrass music, a picnic and drink specials on the front porch, overlooking the Inn’s tree-shaded north lawn. No cover charge or reservations required. Music by the Gravy Boys. 5-9 p.m. The Carolina Inn. Chapel Hill
May 27, 2011 Sayer McShane – Brightleaf Square Concert
Free admission. 7-9pm. Brightleaf Square.
May 27, 2011 The Freight Hoppers – Music On The Lawn Concert
The series features WUNC’s “Back Porch Music.” Blankets and chairs are welcome on the lawn, but no coolers please. Free admission. 6-8pm. American Tobacco Campus. Durham.
May 28, 2011 Play with the Pros – Summerfest
Jump-start your summer break with a popular tradition, Play with the Pros. The Triangle’s most talented amateur instrumentalists join your Symphony to perform the perfect tunes to kick off Summerfest 2011, including Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Dvorak’s beautiful and rustic Eighth Symphony. Fireworks display to follow the concert. Gates open at 5pm; Concert starts at 7:30pm. Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Cary. Check out what else is going on the rest of the summer at Koka Booth.
May 29, 2011 Music Series on the Green
The Magnolia Klezmer Band Jewish Party Music from Bucharest to Broadway. Southern Village, Chapel Hill 7 p.m.
I hope you find this list helpful as you remember the importance of Memorial Day.