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Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Event Calendar - November

Things to Do in November in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

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November Event Highlights

NC Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony November 6

The NC Veterans Day Parade launches at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Davie and Fayettville Street. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. on the north side of the state capital grounds. Find out more about North Carolina Veterans Day events here. Raleigh.

RSVVP Day November 9

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at your favorite RSVVP participating restaurant and 10% of your tab will be donated to the hunger-relief programs -The Community Kitchen & The Emergency Food Pantry - of the Inter-Faith Council in Chapel Hill-Carrboro.

Orange County Artists Guild (OCAG) Open Studio Tour November 6-7 and November 13-14

Featuring more than 75 artists, the OCAG Open Studio Tour brings artists and supporters together in the artist's own space. Visitors get to view a wide range of the artist's work and can ask questions about the process. Download the Open Studio Tour brochure here. Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 12-5. Free. Orange County.

Grand Re-Opening of the NC Museum of Art November 7

The NC Museum of Art celebrates its transformation with a new exhibit "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell." Tickets are available online. Raleigh.

Fifth Annual Carrboro Film Festival, November 21

A celebration of the film and video creativity with a connection to Orange County. See films and videos of less than 20 minutes total running time (including titles and end credits). 1-7 p.m. Carrboro Century Center. $7 Adults, $3 Children 12 and under. Carrboro.

Raleigh Christmas Parade November 20

The Raleigh Christmas Parade is the largest Christmas Parade between Washington, DC and Atlanta. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. downtown. Click here for the Raleigh Christmas Parade route. The parade lasts about 2.5 hours and airs on WRAL between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. It is rebroadcast on Christmas morning. Raleigh.

More November Events in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

2010 ACC Women’s Soccer Tournament November 3,5 and 7

Watch the women of the ACC battle it out for the conference soccer title. WakeMED Soccer Park. Cary.

"Peak of Autumn" Walk November 6

Take a walk through the colorful fall landscape of this remnant 84-acre diabase glade and Piedmont prairie in northwest Durham, surrounded on three sides by the Eno River. Early November is generally the peak of fall color season in the Piedmont. Fee: $10 (NCBG members $5). Meeting place will be sent to you upon registration. Call 962-0522 to register. Registration Deadline November 4.Durham.

Durham Appreciation Day at the Museum of Life and Science November 7

FREE admission for Durham County residents at NCMLS. Come and get to know your Museum. ID required; $2 per person donation suggested. 12-5 p.m. Durham.

Tap-n-Give Fundraiser at LoneRider Brewing Co.November 5-6 and 12-13

Get a free beer and help a cause. The gratis brew is courtesy of Raleigh's own LoneRider Brewing Company, green/environmental charity New Generation Energy, and innovative local start-up Smart Online. Smart Online has an iPhone/iPod/iPad app called Tap-n-Give which enables microdonations to charity. To get the free beer, all you have to do is be one of the first 75 people each day to show the app icon to the LoneRider bartender. All proceeds from downloads of the app in conjunction with this promotion will benefit New Generation Energy. Raleigh.

The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience Starts November 5

Get on board for the holidays and experience The Polar Express on North Carolina’s only giant screen. Marbles Kids Museum. Raleigh.

Fossil Fair November 6

Discover dinosaurs and giant penguins at the state's largest event dedicated to fossils and palenotology. Free. Museum of Natural Sciences. Raleigh.

2010 ACC Men’s Soccer Tournament November 9,10,12 and 14

Find out who will win this year's ACC Men's Soccer title. WakeMED Soccer Park. Cary.

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre presents The Little Prince November 12-14

Watch as the Little Prince tells about his tiny planet and adventures through the galaxy, and sharing the unique insight he’s gained from everyone he’s met. Cary Academy Fine & Performing Arts Center. (919) 465-4792.Cary.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 1 The IMAX Experience Opens November 19

Grab your broomstick and get ready for the final ride! Part 1 of the final installment finds Harry, Ron and Hermione setting out on a mission to destroy the Horcruxes, the source of Voldemort's immortality. As his true purpose comes into focus, Harry edges closer to the task for which he has been preparing since he arrived at Hogwarts: the ultimate showdown with Voldemort. Marbles Kids Museum. Raleigh.

Early Thanksgiving at Raleigh City Museum November 20

Celebrate Thanksgiving early at the Raleigh City Museum. Thanksgiving has been an official holiday in Raleigh since 1849, and at this event, children will get a chance to learn about its history in Raleigh. Kids will complete a museum scavenger hunt, receive a prize upon completion, paint their own Thanksgiving art from scratch or from pre-made designs, and decorate a holiday postcard. 1-4 p.m. Free. Raleigh.

Family Day at the Nasher Museum November 21

Enjoy free admision to the Nasher Museum of Art. 12-4 p.m. Duke University Campus. Durham.

Gadgets & Gizmos at Marble's Kids Museum November 21

Join NCSU’s The Engineering Place to explore engineering and solve puzzles with hands-on, creative activities.1-3 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum. Raleigh.

North Carolina Symphony presents Holiday Pops November 26-27

This NC Symphony concert features the Broadway Tenors with the Concert Singers of Cary. $10 adults. $5 seniors and children. Meymandi Concert Hall. Raleigh.

Community Day at the Ackland Art Museum November 27

Hands-on activities and performances by local artists will offer myriad ways to enjoy time with family, friends and art. In the spirit of Andy Warhol, make a silkscreen print. Emplore patters and materials through a scavenger hunt in the galleries. Visitors of all ages will discover the many choices that artists make as they create their works. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ackland Art Museum. Chapel Hill.

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