Monday, March 29, 2010

Wildflower Hikes on the Eno River, Durham, NC

Welcome the spring, warm weather and refreshing sunshine by exploring the great outdoors on a Spring Wildflower Hike through the Eno River State Park.  

From March 7 to May 1, enjoy a free, guided hike along the river in search of beautiful, blooming wildflowers.  The Eno River is home to a large variety of blooming flowers, including hepatica and trout lily in March, Dutchman's breeches and yellow lady slippers in April, and rhododendron and mountain laurel in May.  Hikes leave at 2pm each Sunday and range in difficulty from easy to advanced.  Some hikes require advanced registration, so be sure to let us know if we can schedule one for you during your weekend stay at the Arrowhead Inn.

The Eno River flows for 33 miles through Durham and Orange counties before becoming the Neuse River and emptying into Falls Lake.  The State Park hold 3,900 acres of natural resources and boasts 5 public entrances throughout the two counties.  Many of our guests at our North Carolina Bed and Breakfast have enjoyed paddling, fishing, hiking, biking and picnicking (with picnic baskets prepared by chef Phil!) throughout the year.

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Duke Hosts Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Julian Rachlin
Duke University Page Auditorium
Friday, April 16

Widely renowned as one of the most accomplished orchestras in the world, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields will preform a one night show at Duke University's Page Auditorium.  The 20 piece orchestra that is known for its technique and grace will play a four piece program, featuring Beethoven, Schubert, Grieg and Piazolla, with Lithuanian violinist Julian Rachlin

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was formed in 1959 as a small group of leading musicians without a conductor.  Today the Academy, though slightly larger, is known for superlative performances and award winning recordings, and continues to maintain the same spirit and flexibility of the original small orchestra.  

You can buy tickets from the Duke University Box Office starting at $25.  Begin your stay at the Arrowhead Inn by joining us for an inspiring meal before your enchanting evening. 

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Friday, March 26, 2010

Durham Performing Arts Center: Wicked Apr 21-May 16

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
April 21 - May 16, 2010
$30 - $140

Here at the Arrowhead Inn we are excited for the "wicked good time" coming to our very own city!  The Durham Performing Arts Center will host Wicked, a musical taking place long before Dorothy begins her journey through Oz and telling the story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda the Good Witch.  This is the show we have all been waiting for and we are excited to have tickets to its performance this season!

Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire and featuring music and lyrics by Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Pocahontas, and the Prince of Egypt), Wicked won 3 Tonys in 2004. After making its debut in New York in October of 2003, Wicked will enchant audiences in downtown, just a quick trip away from our Durham Bed and Breakfast.

Stay on show night at the Arrowhead Inn and let Chef Phil create a magical pre-show dinner that would even impress the Wicked Witch of the West starting at $40 a person.

Buy your show tickets online or by calling the DPAC ticket office at (919) 680-2787.

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pottery and Glass Festival: Cedar Creek Gallery: Creedmoor, NC

 42nd Annual Spring Pottery & Glass Festival
Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina
Friday Night Gala, April 2, 6pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday, April 3 & 4, 10am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday, April 10 & 11, 10am – 6pm

If your are looking for the chance to be immersed in local arts and crafts traditions, be sure to mark the 42nd Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival at Cedar Creek Gallery on your calendar.

Over the first two weekends in April, Cedar Creek Gallery will be hosting a series of events honoring the rich crafts culture of Southern America.  This is your chance to dive deeper into the creative process, and discover how all the beautiful works featured at the gallery are created.  Attend demonstrations on glass blowing, wood turning, throwing pots on the wheel, glazing and sculpting.  You will also have the chance to see live kiln openings and view pottery works as they emerge from the oven.  And of course, relax on the farm and listen to live regional music each evening.

Cedar Creek Gallery is just a 20 minute drive away from the Arrowhead Inn in beautiful Creedmoor, North Carolina.  Reserve a room with us today for your weekend of artistic discovery.

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Friday, March 19, 2010

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Lights up Durham

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Durham, North Carolina
April 8 - 11
Morning to Midnight

Come celebrate the work of established and emerging documentary filmmakers in the annual four-day Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, located in historic downtown Durham just a 15 minute drive from the Arrowhead Inn.

Full Frame is an international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema.  Enjoy the opportunity to see over 100 films as well as discussions, panels and southern hospitality.  View contemporary works as well as classic documentaries in venues such as the landmark Carolina Theater or relax to free outdoor screenings in Durham's Central Park.  Between shows, stroll the streets of downtown to catch festival events and dine on some of the area's best local fare.

Multiple show passes and single show tickets may be purchased in advance or, depending on availability, at the box office during the festival. 

After a day of documentary exhibitions and fun, join us at our North Carolina Bed and Breakfast for a special weekend and a quiet place to reflect on the festival's moving cinema.

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Monday, March 15, 2010

Fresh, Local Produce at Durham Farmers' Market

Durham Farmers Market
501 Foster Street, Durham
Saturdays, 8am - Noon
April to November

During your spring stay at the Arrowhead Inn in Durham, North Carolina, welcome the warm weather and enjoy a day outside in the fresh air at the Durham Famers' Market.  The market is open year round and features vendors selling the season's freshest produce, hippest art and all things local! Browse the aisles of North Carolina products including fruit, vegetables, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, cheeses, breads, pies, honey, chocolates, preserves, local wines, hand-made soaps, pottery, jewelry and fine art.  North Carolina's spring strawberry's just can't be beat!

Finish off your afternoon with a relaxing visit to Durham Central Park, located just across the street from the Farmers Market, and perhaps be lucky enough to catch a live show.  Or, if your creative side is still not satisfied, take a quick stroll down the street to the Bull City Arts Collaborative or The Scrap Exchange and see what other artistic treasures Durham holds.

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC