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Ladies Night (& DAY) Out

May 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Grab your ladies and come out to beautiful downtown and west Hillsborough for LADIES NIGHT (& DAY) OUT! Shops will be open late, restaurants and pubs are running specials for the ladies, and there will be tons of raffles, prizes, and give-aways. Also, this year there are fun activities during the day as well including special private tours of Hillsborough landmarks for small donations to Orange County Rape Crisis Center.


10:15 – 11 AM

Ayr Mount Garden and Grounds Ramble with Master Gardner & Landscaper Dana Dannehower. Bring your walking shoes and maybe an umbrella in case of rain showers. Light refreshments will be provided by Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry. $2 donation to OCRCC [376 St Mary’s Road]


11  – 11:45 AM

Folks can opt to take the Ayr Mount Home Tour which will speak to the history of the property and the lives of the women who lived there. Ayr Mount is funded by the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and the $12 fee will go to preservation of the home and grounds. [376 St Mary’s Road]


11:15 – 11:45 AM

30 Minute Light Yoga class at Santosha Space.  No need to change clothes, good for beginners and yogis alike.  Owner & teacher Sarah Johnston will lead you through breath and movement, accentuated with aromatherapy, that will ground & restore you, leaving you energized for the rest of your event-packed day!  Attendees will receive a certificate for a free yoga class any time in May.  $2 donation to OCRCC.  [200 N Churton St, upstairs]


12:00 Noon

Orange County Public Library Luncheon with Hillsborough Poet Laureate Dee Stribling who will speak about her personal history and how Hillsborough inspires her poetry. Catered lunch by Radius Pizzeria, Steve’s Meat & Garden Market, and Beau’s Catering with beverage and desserts donated by Hillsborough BBQ Co. and Whit’s Frozen Custard. $5 donation to OCRCC [137 W Margaret Ln]


1:30 – 4:00 pm

Margaret Lane Gallery’s Women in Art on their front lawn will host female artists ‘at work’ on current pieces where you can speak with them about their process and inspirations. And in conjunction with the Hillsborough Arts Council, ‘kids’ of all ages will be free to create their own works of art. Free [121 W Margaret Lane]


2:30  – 3:15 pm

Orange County Museum will be exhibiting: Barbie v GI Joe: the Formation of Ideals and Developing Notions of Masculinity and Femininity After WWII. Join  for a tour of the just-opened exhibit with a facilitated discussion.  $2 donation to OCRCC [201 N Churton St]


4 pm

Shuttle sponsored by Capital Ford begins driving loop to West Hillsborough where you will find Whit’s Frozen Custard, Nash Street Tavern, Hillsborough BBQ Co., and Bellevue Apartments, all offering specials for Ladies’s Night Out…& Day! Take the shuttle down to Nash Street to discover another historical part of Hillsborough. Free


4:15 pm

Worried about your dog’s weight or the health matters that will arise as your pooch ages? Join owner Lisa Wells of Paws at the Corner as she teaches you about nutrition and life management for dogs 7 years old or older.

$2 donation to OCRCC [246 N Nash St]


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Take a tour of the just-opened Bellevue Mill Apartments! Bellevue carries a rich history as cotton mill buildings that were once a vital part of the local Hillsborough economy. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bellevue Mill Apartments is sure to impress with its preserved history combined with modern apartment features and amenities.

$2 donation to OCRCC [206 S Nash St]


6:00 pm

Check in at the Hillsborough Wine shop for your swag bag and map & schedule for the night and get out there to visit all of our merchants and restaurants waiting for you!


8:00 pm Meet at King Street Bar [114 W King St] to watch or sign up to participate in the semi-annual Ladies’ Night Out Hat Contest! The hats are always amazing and prizes are beyond fabulous this year!


8:30 pm  Orange County Rape Crisis Raffle Drawing. Find out if you’re the winner of the raffle and it’s $800 in prizes and how much the day’s events brought in to donate to the OCRCC.