Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards
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Taste the Event 2014 - April 23-27, 2014 8 Apr 2014, 7:00 am

Ever wondered what it would be like to be in "Foodie" Heaven?  This inaugural event presented by The Durham Magazine promises to grant you that pleasure.  Taste The Event 2014 is a five day festival that will include food and beverage events showcasing local food culture and culinary traditions which distinguish Durham and Chapel Hill as a center of culinary excellence.

The festival kicks off in Chapel Hill on Wednesday evening with a Reception event at TOPO, the south's only certified organic fully local distillery.  Here you will not only get to sample local spirits and small plates, you'll also get to tour the state-of-the-art distillery and meet local food writers.  Next up is the Grand TASTE Experience at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Thursday evening, continuing through Sunday the festival has various scheduled events in Durham and Chapel Hill.

The Taste festival will highlight area chefs, restaurants, bakers, food artisans, wine vendors, brewers, and farmers.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.  This will be an annual event that you don't want to miss.

Festival Events:

Date:           April 23, 5-7 p.m.
Event:         Opening Cocktail and Hors D'oeuvres Reception
Location:     TOPO Distillery
                    505 W Franklin Street
                    Chapel Hill, NC

Date:           April 24, 6-9 p.m.
Event:         The TASTE Experience
Location:    Durham Performing Art Center
                    123 Vivian Street
                    Durham, NC    

Date:          April 25, 9:30-11 p.m.
Event:         Drink & Dessert Reception
Location:    The Piedmont Restaurant
                    401 Foster Street
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 25, 6:30-9 p.m.
Event:         Taste of Italy Wine Dinner
Location:     Il Palio Ristorante at the Sienna Hotel
                     1505 E. Franklin Street
                     Chapel Hill, NC  27514

Date:           April 26, 6:30-09 p.m.
Event:         Master vs. Master Wine Dinner
Location:    The Black House
                    5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 26, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Event:         Shop,  Cook & Taste
Location:    The Durham Farmer's Market
                    501 Foster Street
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 27, 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Event:         Gospel Brunch
Location:    Old Well Room at The Carolina Inn
                    211 Pittsboro Street
                    Chapel Hill, NC

Date:           April 27, 4-7 p.m.
Event:         Bluegrass, Blues and BBQ Dinner
Location:    The Weathervane Restaurant at Southern Seasons
                    201 S Estes Dr
                    Chapel Hill, NC

For tickets and more information about the individual events listed above please click here.

Guests staying at Morehead Manor can walk to the events at the DPAC, The Piedmont Restaurant and the Durham Farmer's Market.  Other events in southern Durham & Chapel Hill are no more than 6-12 miles from the inn.

Memoir Writing a Workshop at Morehead Manor 7 Dec 2012, 12:17 pm


Sharing, Growing, Healing, Changing 

This interactive memoir workshop will focus on using the creative form of writing as a method to share, grow, heal, and change.  This workshop will help you identify the best structure of your project and give you various techniques to tell your story; it is open to all writers regardless of writing experience, who are wrestling with how to get the project started or dealing with wanting better ways to voice your life story through writing.

Author Patrice Gaines will lead this workshop.  Ms. Gaines’s memoir “Laughing in the Dark”has sold thousands of copies and made her a popular motivational speaker, coach and advocate.  Ms. Gaines spent 16 years working for the Washington Post.

The cost of the workshop is $225.  This price includes:                                         
  •  Friday (evening) – Welcome Reception, Book Reading  and Signing with Ms. Gaines
  • Saturday  (all day) – The Workshop – Memoir: Writing to Heal, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner
  •  Sunday (morning) – Breakfast

As an option, participants may bring any journaling or works in progress. 
If available, these will be used in exercises throughout the workshop. 

Ms. Gaines will be available on Sunday afternoon to critique any works.  These works must be typed and double spaced, limited to 10 pages and submitted NO later than noon on January 14, 2013.  The fee for critique session is $25 per piece.  Ms. Gaines will meet with you to handle your consultations in half hour increments beginning at noon on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

For out of town participants requiring accommodations, a limited number of rooms are available.  The total cost based on single occupancy for above and accommodations on Friday and Saturday is $535.  For double occupancy, please add $50 nightly.

Payment arrangements are available.  A deposit of one half is due at the time of booking.  This fee is non-refundable after December 31, 2012.

For further information or to book your spot, please call 919 687 4366 or e-Mail

Reserve your place in this workshop today as space is limited.

Are You Ready for some Football? 30 Aug 2012, 10:25 am

On a cloudy summer Saturday, the Duke Blue Devils will host the Florida International Golden Panthers at Wallace Wade Stadium at 290 Frank Bassett Drive  in beautiful Durham, NC . September 1, 2012 is the date to remember. College football is always a wonderful way to start the drive towards autumn.

Morehead Manor is a ten-minute drive to the stadium, making us the perfect stay-over for your Girls' Football Weekend or a fun couple's weekend.

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