18 Raleigh- Raleigh Christmas Parade 10:00 a.m.
30 Fuquay Varina- Fuquay Varina Tree Lighting: 3:00 p.m.
1 Asheboro- Asheboro Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.
1 Benson- Christmas on Main: 5:00 p.m. Parade: 7:00 p.m.
1 Pinehurst- Village Festivities & Tree Lighting: 5:00 p.m.
1 Sanford- Sanford Tree and Train Lighting: 6:00 p.m.
1 Wilson- Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting: 6:00 p.m.
1-2 Apex- Christmas on Salem Street & Christmas Parade: 5:00 p.m.
2 Aberdeen- 11th Annual Reindeer Run 7:15 a.m.
2 Apex- Apex Grand Christmas Parade: 5:00 p.m.
2 Chapel Hill- Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
2 Dunn- Dunn Christmas Parade: 2:00 p.m.
2 Graham- Area Business Association Christmas Parade: 10:00 a.m.
2 Hillsborough- Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting: 4:45 p.m.
2 Liberty- Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting: 2:30 p.m.
2 Rockingham- 21st Annual Christmas on the Square: 10:00 a.m.
2 Southern Pines- Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.
3 Angier- Angier Christmas Parade: 10:00 a.m.
3 Carthage- Christmas at the Bryant House: 1:00 pm.-4:00 p.m.
3 Fuquay Varina- Fuquay Varina Christmas Parade: 3:00 p.m.
4 Sanford- Sanford Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.
5 Carthage- Carthage Christmas Parade: 6:15 p.m.
7 Aberdeen- Aberdeen Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6:00 p.m.
7 Hamlet- Hamlet Christmas Parade: 3:30 p.m.
7 Randleman- Randleman Christmas Parade: 6:30 p.m.
7 Siler City- Siler City Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.
8-10 Southern Pines- Christmas at the Shaw House: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
9 Aberdeen- Aberdeen Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.
9 Broadway- Broad way Christmas Parade: 2:00 p.m.
9 Chapel Hill- Chapel Hill- Carrboro Holiday Parade: 10:00 a.m.
9 Holly Springs- Happy Holly Days Parade: 11:00 a.m.
9 Lillington- Tree Lighting: 6:00 p.m.
9 Lillington- Lillington Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.
9 Southern Pines- Christmas Horse Carriage Parade: 1:00 p.m.
9 Star- Star Christmas Parade: 2:00 p.m.
10 Fayetteville- Fayetteville Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.
10 Pittsboro- Holiday Parade: 3:00 p.m.
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Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942, to pastor C.L. Franklin and his wife Barbara. She was the fourth of five children in her family. Her father was a nationally recognized preacher during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and her mother was a gospel singer. Her parents separated by the time she was six, and her mother died four years later from a heart attack.
Aretha moved to Detroit with her father and began singing in his congregation. Her first recordings, made when she was 14, were gospel songs, released as the album Songs of Faith in 1956. In 1960, she moved to New York and signed with Columbia Records. Her self-titled album Aretha was released in 1961. Several of her best known songs came from her late ‘60s recordings, including “Respect,” “Think,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
The Queen of Soul has won many awards over her six-decade career. In 1968, she was featured on the cover of Time magazine. In 1987, she was the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and she has been named #1 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “Greatest Singers of All Time.” In 2005, she was the second ever female inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Aretha performed at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. and at several presidential inaugurations, including those of Carter, Clinton, and Obama. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Aretha is also the first woman and only the fourth artist to have 100 singles included on the R&B charts. She has tried her hand at acting as well, being included in the Blues Brothers (1980) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) movies.
Aretha has four children and has been married and divorced twice. In 2010, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently battling health issues.
We’re pleased to include in our “Timeless Favorites” playlist a number of Aretha’s most popular hits, songs that are indeed timeless in their appeal.
(biography.com; allmusic.com; arethafranklin.net)
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|Chatham Mills Farmers Market||480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro||Saturdays; April-Oct 8-12/Nov-Jan 10-1||April – Jan 2017||(919) 642-0039|
|Dunn Farmers Market||200 North Clinton Ave.,
|Saturdays 8 am – noon||May – November||(910) 624-0642|
|Erwin Farmers Market||101 13th Street, Erwin||Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm||May – October||(910) 897-5428|
|Fearington Farmers Market||2000 Fearington Village, Pittsboro||Tuesdays, 4 pm – 6 pm||April – November 15th||(919) 923-6262|
|Grower’s Market of Fuquay-Varina||102 N. Main St.||Wednesday, 3pm- 6pm/Saturday, 8am-12pm||May – October||(919) 346-4978|
|Holly Springs Farmers Market||128 S. Main St.||Saturday, 8:30 am – 12:30pm||May – October||(919) 567-4010|
|Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN||SE Broad Street & NY Ave, Southern Pines||Saturdays, 8 am – noon||April – October||(910) 947-3752|
|Moore County Farmers Market – PINEHURST||170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst||Mondays, 2 pm – 5:30 pm||April – September||(910) 947-3752|
|Moore County Farmers Market – SOUTHERN PINES||Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road, Southern Pines
|Thursdays, 9 am – 1 pm||April – October||(910) 947-3752|
|Pittsboro Farmers Market||Main Street Station
287 East Street, Pittsboro
|Thursdays, 3 pm – 6 pm||May – November||(919) 542-8202|
|Sandhills Farmers Market of Pinehurst||Pinehurst Sand Parking Lot near the Village Chapel||Wednesdays: 3 pm – 6 pm & Saturdays: 10 am – 1 pm||April – September||(910) 687-0377|
|Sanford Farmers Market||Depot Park Carthage Street, Sanford||Saturdays, 9 am – noon||April- October||(919) 775-5624|
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|Troy Farmers’ Market||417 North Main Street, Troy||Thursdays, 3 pm – 6 pm||April – October||(910) 576-6011|
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