A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

All are invited for a celebratory weekend of community events brought to you by CFS Alumni Relations, April 26-April 28.

Originally designed to showcase the amazing talents of our alumni community, this reimagined festival has grown to incorporate current students and staff while celebrating the enormous artistic contributions of our varied alumni base.

Alumni Musician Showcase – Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm, The Cat’s Cradle

6:30 pm
7:30 – 8:15 pm
8:30 – 9:15 pm
9:30 - 10:15 pm
10:30 – 11:15 pm

Doors open at the Cat’s Cradle
BBQ Sauce, US Ensemble
Dex Romweber ‘84
Caitlin Linney ‘07
People of Earth, featuring Knox Engler ‘15

Members of BBQ Sauce: Paul Youngblood ‘19, Lily Posner-Hess ‘20, Taylor Andorfer ‘20, Yana Levy ‘20, Scott Mulligan and Leites Chiong (current CFS staff)

Community Festival – Saturday, April 27, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Durham Central Park

Family fun, food, vendors, and live music from all CFS units, staff, and alumni. Musicians include* Sylvania with Dave Henderson ’05 and Matthew Rubin ’06, Tim Wells ’88, Dmitri Resnik ’84 and Bootleg Beat, and CFS staff and students. There will also be activities for children and families, listed below!

Saturday Vendors

Rainbow Collection - Jasmine Gomez-Gadd, Jenny Gadd ’91, Judith Gadd – Handmade paper flowers and paper head crowns.

Woodland Expressions – Chuck Meriwether (alumni parent and staff spouse) – Wood bookmarks and ornaments. www.woodlandexpressions.com

Jewelry by Allena – Allena Lessler ’15 – Hand crafted wire twisted jewelry. www.instagram.com/artbyallena/

Eyes Ears Nose and Paws – Mary Ikenberry ’91 - Partnering people with disabilities with dogs to improve lives. www.eenp.org

Fireside Farm – Lisa Joyner (staff) and Randall Williams (former staff) – Fresh cut flower bouquets, t-shirts.

Leaping Grasshopper Studio – Carol McDevitt (alumni parent and current grandparent) – Pottery.

Bull City Street Food – Offering unique and delicious street foods from various regions from around the world. https://www.facebook.com/bullcitystfood/

Maple View Mobile Homemade Ice Cream – Direct From the Farm to You! https://mapleviewmobile.com/ice-cream/

Crispy Gyoza – Authentic Japanese dumplings in North Carolina. Vegan and vegetarian options available. http://www.crispygyoza.com/

Olivia Rose Photography – Olivia Sanford ’15 – Handmade cards and prints. www.photography-oliviarose.weebly.com

Tessa Studios – Tessa Guze (incoming parent) – Painter. www.Tessastudios.com

Music Explorium - Cathy Kielar (alumni parent and current grandparent) – Interactive music making with percussion. www.MusicExplorium.com

Scoville Photography – Sunshine Scoville ’90 – Family, portrait and event photography. https://www.scovillephotography.com

Cyberlily Studio – Rebecca Board (current parent) – Fused glass jewelry. http://cyberlily.com/

Fahsyrahs Lemonade – Award winning lemonade. Joy in a glass! www.fahsyrahslemonade.com

Saturday Activities

Story walk with CFS Lower School Librarian Cheryl Mayer – Experience a book in stages as you walk through the park!

Service opportunity for Book Harvest and Urban Ministries – book mark and lunch bag decorating stations.

Community-built Peace Wreath – add a fresh flower from Fireside Farm to create a visual sign of community and peace

Face painting

Games designed and built by our own Lower Schoolers

Skin Art hosted by the CFS Afghan Sister School Partnership


FREE Parking is located in the Farmer’s Market lot on Morris Street (between Corporation Street and Hunt Street).

Street parking is free on Saturdays, but may be limited.

In addition, there are pay parking decks on Roney Street. between Morris Street. and Hunt Street. and on West Morgan Street. between Morris Street and Foster Street.

Performing Arts Center Opening Celebration – Sunday, April 28, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, CFS Main Campus

Dance and live music from all CFS units and alumni. An exhibit of visual arts will be held in the PAC lobby.

Performers include Katharine Whalen ’83, Jim Henderson (CFS teacher and administrator from 1982-2013), Linda Belans (CFS dance/theater teacher 1978-84), Michael Rank ’83, and Middle and Upper School students.

Visual artists include Dmitri Resnik ’84, Becky Clodfelter ’84, Ida Trisolini (current staff, parent, and alumni parent), and CFS students

*More artists are being added! Stay tuned for updated lineups and vendor information.

Presented by CFS Alumni Relations

Alumni & Friends Meet-Up

Friday before the Musician's Showcase, join us at Vecino Brewing Co from 6:00 - 7:30 pm for a meet-up with friends and to share a meal before. This is a casual, no host event.