Day History Poetry
Sell /Friends of the Carrboro Library
**In case of rain-CARRB0R0 DAY events
and booths will be moved into the Carrboro Century Center
-located at 100 North Greensboro Street
Schedule on the Main Stage:
Stage in front of Town Hall1:00-5:45pm
Middle School Band-Jazz
The Mcdougle Middle School Mustang Jazz band is made
up of around 20 volunteer students ranging from 6th
grade to 8th grade. TThe material covered by the jazz
band ranges form current pop tunes, to rock standards
and Latin pieces, to more traditional big band swing.
The McDougle Mustang Jazz band participated for the
first time in the 2012 Elon Jazz Festival in February,
earning a rating of Excellent for their performance.
The jazz band also provides music for special school
events and pep rallies.
Youth Talent Show Winners
SALUDOS COMPAY takes the audience on
a musical tour that features traditional, contemporary,
and original music from Latin America and the Caribbean.
This amazingly versatile trio keeps toes tapping.
Equal parts fiddle, clarinet, accordion,
drum, Gmish plays klezmer in a style that highlights
the downhome dance traditions of the earlier part of
the 20th century. Gmish serves up the "deep cuts"-
tunes that were a tad too crooked or greasy to be assimilated.
Whether its a stomping dance set or a tender lyrical
ballad, Gmish aims at presenting the music as a living
breathing tradition connected to our hearts and bodies.
With their high energy sound, Selah
Dubb brings forth relevant and uplifting positive vibrations.
Representing modern day surf-reggae-rock with mass appeal,
The Dubb has matured into a mobile, energetic, and entertaining
trio. Bring your dancing boots, for this is no sleepy
Day History Presentation
inside the Carrboro Fire Department2:00-3:30pm
Our town was a vibrant, working-class town long before
it was called
Carrboro. Join Richard Ellington as he shows
the history of the area now
known as Carrboro. He will have maps and photographs
to illustrate ourpast. You will see the many changes
that have taken place in our town's
inside the Carrboro Fire Department4:00-6:00pm
"Freshly Picked Carrboro Poetry"
will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Carrboro Day.
This year's reading will begin with poems read by elementary,
middle and high school winners of the town's Youth Poetry
Contest. If the past is any indication, listeners will
be treated with delightful, inventive and inspiring
works by very talented writers.
The Youth Poetry Contest winners will be followed by
readings from a very strong group of local adult poets.
Each will read for approximately eight to ten minutes:
Sara Claytor has received numerous poetry prizes
and also won first place in short fiction competitions,
co-edited the former Internet magazine The Moonwort
Review, and worked as a fiction editor. Her books include
Reviving the Damsel Fish (2007), Howling on Red Dirt
Roads (2008), Memory Bones (2011), and Keeping Company
with Ghosts (to be published as an ebook by Rock Way
Press in 2012).
Glenn Cassidy lives in Carrboro and has a Ph.D.
in public policy. He does research and consulting in
public finance and economic development and has taught
economics and statistics at several universities, including
UNC-Chapel Hill. So of course he writes poetry. He has
published 40 poems in journals and anthologies and is
working on a collection of poems about Facebook.
By day Tyler Johnson is a communication systems
engineer for the University of North Carolina. At night
he writes both poetry and fiction. His first book, "The
Swamps That Close," was published in 2004. Look
for two new books in the coming year: "Dancing
the Haw," a collection of fifty new poems, and
"Tales From The Red Book Of Tunes," a collection
of stories about traditional folk music and dancing.
Susan Willey Spalt retired several years ago
after a full career in school health. A member of the
OLLI Poetry Workshop and the North Carolina Poetry Society,
she won honorable mention for the 2008 Joanne Catherine
Scott Award for Poems in Traditional Forms. In addition,
Carrboro Rocks, was put to music by Billy Sugerfix to
celebrate Carrboro's one hundredth anniversary. Where
Time Does Not Fly is the 2012 winner of the Ellen Johnston-Hale
award for humorous verse awarded by the Poetry Council
of North Carolina.
Celisa Steele's poetry has appeared in Tar River
Poetry, Anglican Theological Review, The South Carolina
Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and others Her first
poetry chapbook, How Language Is Lost, was published
in 2011 by Emrys, an arts foundation based in Greenville,
South Carolina. Learn more about her poetry at www.celisasteele.com.
Stephanie Levin received her MFA in Poetry from
UVa and her MA in Literature from Hollins University.
Her work has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Folio,
River Styx, Prairie Schooner, and Shenandoah. Her collection,
Smoke of Her Body, was chosen by Dorianne Laux as winner
of the 2011 Jacar Press Poetry Book Prize. She is a
Reading teacher at Carrboro High School and the mother
Grey Brown is the author of Staying In, winner
of the Harper Prints Poetry Chapbook award, and When
They Tell Me published in 2010 by Finishing Line Press,
poems narrating her experience parenting a child on
the autism spectrum. She is the recipient of a 2009
Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council and
founder and former director of the Literary Arts Program
of the Health Arts Network at Duke.
Jay Bryan lives on a farm in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina, with his wife, horses, guineas, dogs, a cat
and a cockatiel. He is poet laureate for Carrboro, North
Carolina. For fifteen years he has coordinated poetry
readings on Carrboro Day for the town's celebration
of its residents and their gifts. He compiled and edited
the Carrboro 100th Birthday Poetry Anthology, published
in May 2011, and available at the town's Parks and Recreation
Department, with poems by Carrboro poets and former
poet laureates. In 1994 he published Haiku for Carroll.
Displays and exhibits from the varous
Town Departments, Committees and Advisory Boards, and
Family games and crafts will be offered
throughout the event under the pavillions of the Town
Arts and Crafts- 2-5pm
The Carrboro Community Garden Club members
share their extra outdoor or indoor plants with Carrboro
During previous years, folks exchanged
one of their plants for one of ours, labeling them to
indicate whether they prefer sun or shade or indoors.
This year we would like to share information about heritage
and old timey heirloom plants and seeds. We also have
material for you on suggestions for plants that we do
and do not recommend for Carrboro gardens, as well hints
on how to cope with drought
Our club was formed informally in 1986 to bring together
people who enjoy gardening, Today,our group has approximately
thirty members, who meet monthly at members' homes to
visit their gardens, exchange seeds, plants, knowledge
and enjoy friendship. For the community, we create the
huge natural Wreath and column swags for Carrboro Town
Hall each December. and celebrate Carrboro Day by sharing
our extra plants and inviting new members to join our
group of men and women who also enjoy gardening.
If you have a question about a plant or would like
to share one of yours with us, bring your plant in a
pot with its name and growing requirements (indoor plant,
shade, sun, annual, perennial, etc). Club members will
be on hand to offer advice and help identify your "mystery"
Sale by the Carrboro Friends of the Library
The Carrrboro Friends of the Library will
host the annual Book 9and bake goods) Sale.
The Boy Scouts will be conducting a Hot
Dog sale, while the Carrboro Friends of the Library
will be selling bake goods for the Library.
fun stuff like interactive balloon sculpting
by 'Willie the Clown'
Boy Scouts Hot
Free pizza 3-6 pm (or until