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Spring Commencement

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Location: Unnamed Venue

Contact: University Registrar

Description: Brooke Baldwin, CNN news anchor and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the Commencement address at the University on May 14 in Kenan Stadium. Baldwin, who anchors the 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekday edition of CNN Newsroom, joined the network in 2008 as a reporter and took […]

Mother’s Day Walk at Mason Farm

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Sunday, May 14; 2-4:30 p.m. · Ed Harrison, Naturalist $15 ($12 Members) Take your mother for a turn around the Mason Farm Biological Reserve’s “old farm trail” as Harrison points out wildflowers and discusses local diversity conservation.

Humanities Happy Hour: Scottish Highland Heritage in the Carolinas: From Emigration to Outlander

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Location: Top of the Hill – Back Bar

Cost: Free

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Join Technology Lead for the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, Michael Newton at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on May 17 for Humanities Happy Hour. During this free casual event, Dr. Newton will discuss Scottish culture and heritage in North Carolina. Come raise a glass with one of Carolina’s finest faculty. Free snacks and […]

Little Sprouts: Roots and Shoots

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: FRIDAY, MAY 19; 10–11:15 A.M. $10 ($8 MEMBERS) NO FEE FOR ACCOMPANYING ADULT Ages 3-5 with an accompanying adult. Share a morning of nature discovery with your little one! Explore the plants, animals and seasonal changes in the Garden with hands-on activities, nature hikes, crafts and stories.

Butterflies in Colored Pencil

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Linda Koffenberger, Artist Friday, May 19; 1-4:30 p.m. · $41 ($37 Members) Learn to draw with colored pencils using North Carolina’s many butterflies as a reference. Students can purchase drawing materials or borrow them for the course.

Local Deciduous Trees

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Stefan Bloodworth, Curator, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Duke Gardens Saturdays May 13, 20; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. · $65 ($55 Members) Learn about common deciduous trees, how to identify them, and why they grow where they do. Includes time outdoors walking in the Garden and on the Piedmont Nature Trails.