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Chocolate Lovers Event at the Casbah - August 19

"I (HEART) Chocolate" Event
The event will showcase local artisan chocolatiers of all sorts. Cocoa Cinnamon, Kukia's Cookies, Locopops, The Parlour, KoKyu, The Chocolate Door, Berenbaum's, Pearl Gray Frozen Custard, Bike Coffee, and Parlez-Vous Crepe highlight a cast of locally cherished chocolate purveyors who have already committed to feature their delectable goodies. Dance music by DJ Chocolate Thunder. Must be 21+. Admission $5. The Casbah. Durham

Watch E.T. Outdoors in Chapel Hill - August 18

Locally Grown Movie

Movie nights provide entertainment for the whole family with free popcorn, crafts by Kidzu Children's Museum, activities by Ackland Art Museum, trivia games, costume contests, and more! The movies start at sundown (Approx 8pm) so bring a chair or blanket, grab food to-go from a downtown restaurant, and enjoy a picnic dinner under the stars. Free. Wallace Plaza atop the Wallace Parking Deck. Chapel Hill

Classic Cars at the Capital - Aug 19-21

Classics at the Capital is the largest outdoor classic car show in the Southeast. More than 50,000 people are expected for the event. The show features classic cars and parts vendors from all eras. Many of the cars are parked for several blocks along Fayetteville street. Still more will be showcased in the Raleigh Convention Center. This is a family-friendly event. Fri 12-10 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. City Plaza and Fayetteville Street. Raleigh.

Meet the Blue Devils - August 20

Meet The Blue Devils
Fans will have the opportunity to watch the final segment of Duke's practice in the stadium before engaging with the team for autographs and photographs. Complimentary posters will be provided to all fans in attendance. Fans may also purchase season and individual tickets 5:30pm. Wallace Wade Stadium. Durham.

Raleigh Downtown Restaurant Week, August 22-28

Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week www.DineDowntownRaleigh.com--a week long dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city. Select restaurants will offer tantalizing, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30, depending on the venue. For the first year ever, select venues will offer three-course wine or beer pairings for a $10 upcharge. $20 or $30, depending on the venue (Tips and taxes not included). Downtown Raleigh.

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival - August 27

The 35th Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival welcomes over 50,000 people into the historic downtown to experience an amazing array of exceptional arts and crafts. It's a fun day for the entire family. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Downtown Cary.

Meet the TarHeels - August 27

Meet the Football Tar Heels
The 2011 University of North Carolina football team will host 'Meet The Heels' Saturday, August 27, at Kenan Stadium. Gates 2 and 6 open for the general public at 5 p.m. and the team will be introduced by Jones Angell at 6 p.m. Players will be available for autographs at 6:15 p.m.

Carolina Kids Zone will be located in the east end of Kenan Stadium with inflatable games and other activities for kids of all ages and will remain open until 7 p.m. Free Carolina football trading cards, schedule cards and posters will be available while supplies last. Concession stands and restroom facilities on the south side will be open.

Public parking is available for $5 per car in the RamsHead Deck and the new Bell Tower Deck, and for free in the Craige, Cardinal and Jackson parking decks off Manning Drive. The UNC Kids Club will hold its annual kickoff event at 4 p.m. at the stadium. In case of inclement weather, stay tuned to TarHeelBlue.com for updated information.

Honey Bee Day - August 27

Honey Bee Day at the Chapel Hill Farmers' Market August 27. See Farm Fairy's Observational Hive and learn about our food's most important pollinator. 8 a.m. - noon. Chapel Hill Farmer's Market. Estes Drive. Chapel Hill.

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