BAGS-n-BBQ 9th Annual Cornhole Tournament  May 11, 2019 12-5pm Wakefield Plantation Country Club 3350 Canes Way Raleigh NC 27614 SUCCESS!!! We had a great time with over 150 in attendance.  We ate over 40lbs in BBQ. Saw 20= kids get their faces painted. 42 people entered the tournament AND…  We raised over $5000 for The Read More


BAGS-n-BBQ 9th Annual Cornhole Tournament  May 11, 2019 12-5pm Cornhole Tournament | Award Winning BBQ All you can eat BBQ, Beer and fixins’. | Musical Entertainment | Kid Activities $20 per person, adults 21 and over $10 per person, kids 11 and over (kids 10 and under free) $5 per person Optional Tournament – starts Read More


Intuitive Painting Workshop   In this workshop, students will learn the process of intuitive painting. This unique approach is about letting go of expectations, experimenting, and allowing your creativity to unfold naturally. Working in a non-judgmental and playful environment, students will focus on personal expression and their own creative journey. They will learn to connect Read More


Sculptural Hand-Building Workshop   Using handbuilding techniques we will create a cool textured Birdhouse or Lantern to enjoy indoors or out. You will explore surface treatments with texture, and colored slips. All skill levels are welcome! $20 due at registration.   DURHAM CLASS LOCATION: Durham Arts Council Clay Studio, Northgate Mall – Space 836, 1058 Read More


Drawing-Based Watercolor   Easy and inexpensive! Only 3 brushes and 5 tubes of watercolor!  Each week focuses on one basic drawing strategy plus one simple watercolor technique. Weekly lessons, demos, group critiques and projects guide our exploration. Students practice in class and through weekly homework projects. All experience levels are welcome. Please check the DAC website for Read More


Hand-Building Ceramics   This class will teach various hand-building techniques including pinch pots, working with coils and slab construction. Students will also learn finishing techniques including painting with slip and glazing. Challenge yourself, try something new and go home with something great!  This class takes place at the DAC Clay Studio is located at Northgate Read More

19 People Describe What It’s Like to Have PTSD

Trauma can change your brain — and for those who go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this trauma can carry into your everyday life. It’s not something you can “just forget,” and someone’s triggers might not make sense to people who’ve never experienced it. But PTSD is very real, offering daily challenges and making a world Read More

PTSD Cases Triple

WASHINGTON — More than one in five veterans receiving federal disability payouts suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, a figure that has spiked in the last decade. Veterans Affairs officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the number of disability cases related to PTSD has nearly tripled in that time, from around 345,000 cases in fiscal 2008 to Read More

Music Therapy Helping Marines

Each year thousands of members of the U.S. Armed Forces suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). While most TBIs are mild, severe cases can be debilitating both mentally and physically. At Camp Pendleton’s Intrepid Spirit Center, marines are undergoing evidence-based music therapy to treat TBI’s. Working with a board-certified music therapist, sessions help with cognition, memory attention, emotional processing, fine Read More


Army veteran uses art to cope with PTSD RYAN WILUSZ Staff Writer   Jan 2, 2018   It felt like a punch to the gut. James Gillon stepped off the plane in 2009 and felt the dry Afghanistan heat bombard his 19-year-old face like an enemy attack. But even more than the heat, he felt uncertain Read More