Today is the height of winter, known to the pagans as Imbolc. The Eno River Pagan Studies class is holding an open ceremony for its recognition at 8 p.m. in the CARE building, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Durham. www.kenlanger.com/ma/main.html. Free.
The North Carolina Dance Festival starts today at Meredith College, where over 14 local choreographers wil be showcasing their talent (2 Near the Edge is pictured right). The festival will run until Feb. 1. The show begins at 8 p.m. Jones Auditorium, Raleigh. Call 760-8015 for more info. Admission prices are $10 and $6, kids under 12 free.
Catholic Worker member Lenore Yarger will be sharing her experiences of her recent trip to Iraq at the Church of Reconciliation. She will begin speaking at 6:30 p.m. after the potluck dinner. 110 Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. 929-3316.
The Chinese New Year is so significant in China that most companies give their employees an entire week off work. To celebrate here in the states, head over to the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham, for Chinese American Friendship Association's Chinese New Year Performance. The show runs from 2-4 p.m. Call 560-3030 for information.
Every Sunday this month, the Eno River Association will hold Winter Hikes on the Eno River, beginning at 2 p.m., Few's Ford Access Area. 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. Call 403-1728 for more information. Free.
Catch the last day of celebration for the 100th anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk, which began on Wednesday, Jan 29. Sponsored by the Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center, UNC Chapel Hill campus. Call 962-9001 or www.ibiblio.org/shsbcc for more information.
Author David Shenk will read an excerpt from his book titled, The Forgetting: Alzheimer's--Portrait of an Epidemic in Regulator Bookshop at 7 p.m. 720 Ninth St., Durham. Call 286-2700 for more info.