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After You've Given
it All Away –
Your Digital Afterlife

by Jeff Davidson

During an average week, 8,000 Facebook users die. It sounds shocking, as if Facebook is somehow contributing to mass death. This is not the case: with 500 million users worldwide over the course of a year, actuarial tables predict that about 400,000 users will pass away.

Each departed Facebook user leaves a digital trail, some quite extensive. A regular user might have made 100 posts and received 100 comments or more in the last several months. . One does not have to be a regular Facebook devotee, however, to leave a significant digital trail. More...

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Saturdays in Saxapahaw Summer Series kicks off
Saturdays in Saxapahaw Summer Series begins May 7 with The Haw River Festival and a sneak peek at The Haw River Ballroom! Festivities run outside from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with great bands on the new Hay Wagon Stage, auctions, mill tours, free paddling and activities for kids, games, arts and crafts, costumes, critter capture with The Haw River Assembly and Paperhand Puppet Parades! Don't miss it!

Then at 8 p.m. join us for a sneak peek at the almost officially opened Haw River Ballroom with a special Hard Hat Gala featuring the Haw River Supergroup a one night only consortium of local musicians singing songs about the river. Think 'Down By The Riverside" Beta. ONE NIGHT ONLY with musicians from bands including Two Dollar Pistols, Polecat Creek, The Old Ceremony, Lost in the Trees, Midtown Dickens, Mandolin Orange, Squirrel Nut Zippers and many others.

The event is open to the public and donations at the door will go to the Haw River Assembly. Band schedule online at Saturdays in Saxapahaw.

Self-Heal/Journal Workshop with Judy Hogan
Learn about the useful medicinal herb self-heal; take home plants and/or cuttings. Self-heal is a natural astringent, antiseptic, antiviral, and antibiotic. As a tea, it relieves colds, sore throats, allergies, with no dangerous side-effects. Can also be used on cuts, wounds, hemorrhoids, and herpes.

Chinese medicine used it in Han Dynasty, 206 BC-AD 23. In the West it was used to heal inside and outside wounds, called Woundwort and Heal All. Increase the usefulness of your journal with easy exercises. Journal writing heals our minds, disarms worry and conflict.

Hoganvillaea Farm in Moncure, Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $50. Bring a healthy contribution to our potluck lunch. For information 919.545.9932

ChathamArts celebrates moonshine
ChathamArts Sustainable Cinema presents THE LAST ONE - The end of an era, by Neal Hutcheson. The showing will include a Moonshine Tasting and Live Music/Moonshine Songs performed by Tommy Edwards of Bluegrass Experience, Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Fearrington Barn.

"A cult classic!" - The Newport Plain Talk. Deep in the wilds of Southern Appalachia, lifelong moonshiner Popcorn Sutton runs one last batch of true moonshine whiskey. Through the exhausting work of clearing the site, building a rock and clay furnace, brewing corn mash and producing high-proof moonshine, Sutton reveals the craft of traditional distillation, the character of his Scots-Irish ancestors, and a lifetime of memories in the trade. The affable Sutton dominates the film, weaving explanations of points of craft with stories of a lifetime of experiences in the moonshine trade, while interviews with Appalachian folklorists, storytellers, and noted authors explore the role of moonshine in Appalachian history and identity.

Neal Hutchison is an Emmy-award winning filmmaker and video producer and founder of Sucker Punch Pictures. Hutcheson is best known for his collaborations with the linguist Walt Wolfram at NC State University, including the popular documentary Mountain Talk, which laid the groundwork for several further documentaries including the PBS release The Queen Family, The Last One, and a dramatic film, Gary Carden’s The Prince of Dark Corners.

Moonshine Music and Songs with Tommy Edwards, lead singer and guitarist and Stan Brown banjo player of The Bluegrass Experience, one of the Southeast's most respected traditional music groups. Edwards was twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist and has recorded or performed live with an array of bluegrass greats, including Jimmy Martin, Bobby Hicks, Peter Rowan, Jimmy Mills, Dan Crary, Jack Lawrence, and Mike Cross. Edwards is also host of Life 103.1's "Bluegrass Saturday Night."

ChathamArts Sustainable Cinema is a film series featuring documentaries, narrative and independent films involving producers, directors, subjects and/or locations in North Carolina. Screenings take place Jan-June and Sept-Nov at the Fearrington Barn in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. Admission at the door is $5 except for special events.

Cash beverage/bar available during films. Admissions proceeds benefit ChathamArts and its arts & education programs. Filmmakers are usually in attendance for post-screening Q&A’s. Join us for cinematic treasures, learn about the art of filmmaking and enjoy engaging discussion afterwards!

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