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Chatham Mills in Pittsboro to hold Extravaganza

By Melissa Frey
Posted Monday, August 22, 2005

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Pittsboro, NC - Where can you eat locally made ice cream, get a chair massage, take a tour of an historic mill, enjoy live music, dance, see an exhibit from the Wildlife Rescue center, learn more about Your Local Co-op Grocery, have a picnic, get your face painted and view six short documentaries??

You can do it all at the Mill Extravaganza on Saturday, August 27th (rain date the 28th) from 4-10 p.m. at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro.

Bring your friends and enjoy a day at the mill! 4-8PM will be music, dancing and other family-friendly events on the lawn. Bring lawn chairs/blankets and your own picnic dinner or order one at least 24 hours in advance from the General Store Café, 542-2432. From 8-10PM come inside to view six short documentaries.

Here are the details on music and documentaries:

4:00-4:30 Trilogy-Chatham's own Richard and Brooksie Edwards and Sheila Warner play their unique blend of folk and swing. Original tunes and standards with three-part harmony.

4:30-5:30 The Standbys. A new band from Chapel Hill mixing original country soulfulness, rock abandon and pop fun.

5:30-6:00 Tyler Johnson, Steve Fishman and Betsy Kempter will capture us with their Irish fiddle music.

6:00-7:00 The Cane Creek Cloggers and square dancing for all!

7:00-8:00 The Breaks. Pittsboro's own original Pop band.

An Unlikely Friendship. The story of a local Ku Klux Klan leader and a civil rights activist and the unexpected, hopeful bond they form. By
Diane Bloom. 35 minutes.

Doubletime. See the amazing talent and simple, driving philosophy behind this local jump roping group, the Bouncing Bulldogs. By Stephanie Johnes. 12 minutes.

We Got Us. Funny and heartwarming, this film captures four elderly Jewish women during their weekly Mah Jong game as they reminisce about their lives while still embracing the present and all of its challenges. By Joan Brooker. 25 minutes.

A. A portrait of a local transgender citizen. By Margaret Jemison. 5 minutes.

Nutria. Irreverently hilarious, this film tells the story of the Argentine swamp rat that is both destroying the wetlands of Louisiana and rapidly becoming the region's latest culinary delicacy. By Ted Gesing. 10 minutes.

Clyde and Mikhail. Who's got the story right 10 years after local legend and folk artist, Clyde Jones, and famed Mikhail Baryshnikov cross paths in Bynum? By Linda Booker. 7 minutes.

The documentaries are intended for older audiences. $3 donation is requested.

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Chatham Mills in Pittsboro to hold Extravaganza
The Standys band will perform at the Chatham Mills Extravaganza.

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Cane Creek Cloggers

The Breaks
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