Published: May 27, 2008 08:18 PM
Modified: May 27, 2008 08:18 PM
The Last Fridays celebrations in downtown Hillsborough keep getting bigger and more varied. This month's event, Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature down-home music, dance, visual art, films, history, awards, cake and ice cream and more.
Chuck and the Waggin'Ears will perform at the Old Orange County Courthouse. For close to 20 years, the band has treated audiences at clubs, festivals, and special events to its blend of traditional bluegrass and original compositions. Charles Pettee -- that would be "Chuck" -- leads the way on mandolin, guitar and vocals. Fiddlin' Al McCanless -- formerly a Red Clay Rambler, now a member of CelticJam -- and John Boulding, banjo and dobro player with The Shady Grove Band, round out the Waggin'Ears.
The Carolina Heartland Cloggers will demonstrate their form of dance. A traditional clogging team that exhibits styles reflecting the rich heritage of Southern Appalachian clogging, the Heartland Cloggers will feature a range of routines.
The monthly Art Walk will feature artwork in a dozen venues downtown. A map and brochure of the Art Walk sites are available at any of the participating art locations or at www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/Art_Walk
The Orange County Historical Museum will present a display of information, artifacts and memorabilia about the American Red Cross and its service to the military.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Chapel Hill's Georgia Kyser will sign copies of a Red Cross poster from World War II that features her picture. Proceeds from the sale of the poster go to the Red Cross. Cake will be served, and Billy Sugarfix, appropriately enough, will provide musical accompaniment.
Jazz bands from A.L. Stanback Middle School will perform at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church while church members serve ice cream. The Burwell School Historic Site will feature 19th-century arts and crafts.
The Filmmaker's Film Series will present the Fourth Annual Memorial Day screening at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. The show includes a reception and award-winning short films by Andrea DeGette, Elizabeth Bouiss and Lisa Rinzler. The show includes some mature content that might not be suitable for young children. For more information about the film series, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (919) 644-8265.
The Hillsborough Historic District Commission will present the 2008 Preservation Awards at 6 p.m. at the Old Orange County Courthouse.
Parking is available at the new Eno River parking deck.
For information, see www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org
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