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Memorial Day Events for Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

2011 Memorial Day Event Calendar for Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

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Here's a list of Memorial Day events for Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Want a short list? Here are my top event picks for Memorial Day 2011.

REMEMBERANCES

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.

SPORTS

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. info@doughman.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

MUSIC

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.

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