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Evening events are free & no reservations needed but come early for great food and beverages! 

Operation Smile presents (1)Friday April 28 7:00-8:30pm
Operation Smile Talent Show & Fundraiser

There won’t be an entry fee. Anyone can enter their poem, visual art, song ect. and present it however they wish. There is an optional theme which is about smiling and what it means to smile, however, the art could be on another topic. All the participants need to do is show up the night of the event along with their friends to present their art. The participant with the most votes wins the competition. In order to vote, people will have to donate a minimum of $1 per vote to Operation Smile. The audience will be able to vote through cash, venmo, or check.

APPLY TO PERFORM BY AT WWW.TINYURL.COM/UNCTALENT

Operation Smile is the world’s largest surgical charity. We go to over 60 different countries performing cleft lip and palate surgeries to children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to be treated. There are many different barriers to care that these children face, including social stigmas, financial burdens, and lack of medical resources.

However, every $240 raised by Operation Smile goes to providing a surgery for a child. Help Operation Smile by presenting artwork, singing songs, or reading your poetry! Anyone can enter their poem, visual art, song ect. and present it however they wish. Any topic, as long as it is not profane, is welcome. All participants need to do is show up the night of the event along with their friends to present. Throughout the show, audience members are encouraged to vote for their friends, family, or any art they particularly enjoyed. In order to vote, we ask that a minimum of $1 donation be made to Operation Smile.

We will be accepting venmo, cash, or check the night of the event. The participant with the most votes wins the competition and a secret prize sent from Operation Smile headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there and appreciating art for a great cause!

samadhi-oasisSaturday April 29 7:30-9:00pm
Samadhi LIVE!! FREE!! AWESOME!

Samadhi is a soulful kirtan band based in North Carolina. Although the term kirtan is originally from India, we celebrate traditions from around the world that foster community gatherings centered around devotional call and response singing. Kirtan transforms the spirit, bringing us together, unifying our hearts and voices, sharing in the spirit. Because kirtan requires participation, WE NEED YOU! Our music is as diverse as our band, and with influences that include jazz, gospel, indie, rock n’roll, and soul, our chants range from moments of sweet intimacy to resounding expressions of the heart. Our members include Krishna Nama, Prema, Rangadevi, Steve, Kat, Julian, Courtney & Vikram. www.samadhikirtan.com

Sunday April 30 open 1-6pm
with great food and beverages and a relaxing vibe!

greatSunday April 30 6:30-8:00pm
Climate video & discussion night
(additional dates June 11 and June 25)

Our climate is changing, it is happening now, humans are the primary cause. This affects all of us.

Join us for a different video each meeting, and find a supportive group to explore possibilities to address our climate disruption.
Join In! Join Us! For a great discussion. Bring your comments, questions and concerns. For more detailed information, see

https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/

Presented by Citizens Climate Collaborative: Betsey Downing, Marty Adams, Tana Hartman Thorn, Vic Rhodes, & Dirk Kelder

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Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kratom, kava, large selection of organic teas, smoothies and lemonade, gluten-free, a few vegetarian and vegan meals from Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, veggie quiches from Whole Foods, personal no-GMOs Naan pizzas, organic North Coast beer, wine, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries and fine chocolates from Matthews Chocolates in Hillsborough. 

During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment. At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. On week nights, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.). On weekend nights we have Movies-That-Matter and live music. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)

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