Blue Hill Events Center

The venue is a business of Extraordinary Ventures, a local non-profit organization. Our mission is to create meaningful employment opportunities to highlight the abilities of an often-overlooked workforce: adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

We hold a deep appreciation for Blue Hill due to its steadfast commitment to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. The organization plays a pivotal role in the community by generating employment opportunities through their center. In Leslie’s early thirties, she became affiliated with Blue Hill Events Center. Their mission resonates profoundly with her values, compelling her to extend her support. We are planning to expand our class offerings at this location, with a focus on daytime sessions, predominantly designed to cater to parents and teenagers. The upcoming classes will feature a hands-on approach, providing an interactive and engaging learning experience.

Address: 200 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States

Sanctuary Farm and Eco Institute

The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain is an Earth Sanctuary and Learning Community dedicated to Healing the Human-Earth Relationship, founded in 2005. Our non-profit educational farm and learning center reside on 28 acres in the Piedmont Valley of North Carolina, eight miles west of Chapel Hill, on what is—to the best of our knowledge—ancestral lands of the Occaneechi-Saponi, Eno, Tutelo, Tuscarora, Sissipihaw, Shakori, Saura, and Catawba.

We offer what we strive to practice: skills for community resilience, spiritual ecology, and permaculture. Our foundations have been guided by E.F. Schumacher, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Richard Louv, adrienne marie brown, Charles Eisenstein, Joanna Macy, and Thomas Berry. Our offerings have proven over 15 years to reach children, young adults, Elders, teachers, policy-makers, clergy, and community organizers around the world.

The Eco-Institute is part of a global awakening. We recognize the detrimental effects of the industrial growth economy, and we see ourselves as part of a shift toward a life-sustaining society. In the words of our friend and teacher Thomas Berry, we dream of a mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship.

In this upscale farm fresh cooking class, participants will immerse themselves in the idyllic setting of a sprawling farm, venturing out to a lush garden where they’ll personally select their ingredients against the backdrop of a big open sky and a serene pond. The caretakers are caretakers Pam and Constantine. Constantine will actively participate in the initial segment of the class, leading a hands-on harvest session. The class will run from the last Thursday of November 2023 to March 2024, promising a unique blend of culinary exploration and harvest experiences, making it the perfect choice for enchanting date night classes.


Address: 8519 Pickards Meadow Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, United States


The Kitchen Specialist

At The Kitchen Specialist our accomplished kitchen design | kitchen remodel team strives to incorporate beauty, efficiency and livability into each space they design and they do so by custom tailoring each design to fit our client’s everyday needs. Our designers are keenly aware of the importance of comfortable, peaceful, elegant surroundings, and they work closely with our clients to deliver designs that are highly functional, distinctive and refreshingly unique.

In our 25+ year history we have created some of the most charming and enduring kitchen designs in Chapel Hill and Durham. Our work can be found on most of the historic streets of Chapel Hill and Durham. We take pride in our unrivaled service and reputation and look forward to working with you. Give us a call, or visit our kitchen design showroom, in Durham, NC, and let us create the kitchen you’ve always wanted.

The Kitchen Specialist stands out for its unique approach, fostering a community of chefs who have been utilizing their state-of-the-art kitchen for years, and now, for the first time since the pandemic, they are opening their doors to the public. With a focus on hands-on classes and occasional demo sessions, this venue is an ideal choice for company team buildings, providing a dynamic and engaging culinary experience.

Address: 3407 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707, United States


Chatham Grove Community Center

We appreciate the diverse educational offerings at this venue, as they host monthly programs catering to all age groups, from elementary school students to senior citizens, effectively bringing valuable classes to the heart of the community center.

Address: 1301 Andrews Store Road. Pittsboro, NC 27312


Kitchen and Bath Galleries

Kitchen & Bath Galleries aims to treat every customer like family and our reputation has and will always be to supply the best selection, a knowledgeable sales staff, and unmatched service in our industry.

We are thrilled to announce that we are now proudly serving as the Kitchen Ambassador at Kitchen and Bath Galleries! Our kitchen just got bigger, and we’re turning up the heat with some exciting changes.

Step into our enhanced kitchen space, where creativity knows no bounds! Our classes are shifting to a demo-style format, ensuring you witness every culinary masterpiece unfold before your eyes.

Our classes will now be held every third Thursday of each month, giving you a regular opportunity to indulge your passion for cooking and enhance your skills.



Address: 8411 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612