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SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

September 8th, 9th, and 10th

GREEK FESTIVAL

Friday, September 8th, 5pm - 10pm--Saturday, September 9th, 11am - 10pm--Sunday, September 10th, 11am – 6pm

NC State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building

The 36th Annual Greek Festival will be held at The Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds. Taste handmade, authentic Greek Food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Family using recipes handed down for generations. Hear Live Greek Music and See Traditional Folk Dances.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

www.raleighgreekfestival.com

#RaleighGreekFest


September 21st - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

FREE Diabetes Health Awareness Class "Medication Management"

“First Choice Community Health Centers is hosting a FREE Diabetes Health Awareness Class, “Medication Management”, Thursday, September 21st, 4:15pm-5:30pm at 40 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington. Classes are FREE & OPEN to anyone in the community with Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, & Obesity. Classes include low-impact physical activity, so dress appropriately. Bring along a friend, neighbor, family member, or someone from your church. Contact 910-364-0971 ext. 1630 or mhyman@firstchoicechc.org for more information.


AUGUST EVENTS:

August 19th, 2017 - 10am - 12pm

Stream Monitoring Workshop

Learn how you can help keep Raleigh's streams clean by joining the City of Raleigh's Stormwater Management Division for a stream monitoring workshop that will provide you with four easy steps to tracking the quality of a stream in your neighborhood.

During the workshop, participants will learn what to look for and how to collect information that will help the Stormwater Management Division monitor the health of Raleigh's streams.

The workshop is free and includes instructions and monitoring supplies. Outdoor attire and boots are recommended. Register today: https://raleighnc.seamlessdocs.com/f/VSMRegistration.

Contact: StormwaterVolunteers@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-3940

Event webpage: www.raleighnc.gov/services/news//content/CorNews/Articles/StreamMonitoring.html

August 27th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, located at 404 Dowd St, Durham, NC, is celebrating its 97th Ushers Anniversary. The Rev. Dr. Cornelius Battle of Ebenezer Baptist Church will be our guest speaker. Please join us as we celebrate 97 years of faith and service.

Pastor: Dr. David Mitchell

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 404 Dowd St, Durham, NC

Phone: 919-688-6052




2017 JULY EVENTS

July 21st - 10am - 2pm, July 22nd - 12pm - 4pm

The Streets at Southpoint

Dough-On-The-Go!

To thank Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members for their continued loyalty, American Express and Delta Air Lines launched a national #DeltaAmexPerks doughnut tour, providing Delta Amex Card Members with complimentary doughnuts throughout the summer. The Dough On-The-Go truck will be stopping at two locations in Raleigh/Durham on July 21st and 22nd, handing out sweet treats from Rise Biscuits Donuts!


July 22nd, 2017

Scienstars Red Carpet Premiere Event!

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

COST: Free

WEBSITE: https://scienstars.eventbrite.com

DESCRIPTION: Science fiction and science education combine in Scienstars! Join us Saturday, July 22nd at 5pm at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill for the premiere of "Energy Vampires," the pilot episode of this unique new educational science fiction series. This family friendly event also features a red carpet photo op, science demos, cool giveaways, and a Q&A with select cast & crew.


July 10th - 15th

Operation Kidsafe

Hendrick Chevrolet Southpoint, 127 Kentington Drive, Durham, NC 27713, 919-374-0964

Operation Kidsafe will take place July 10th through the 15th at Hendrick Chevrolet Southpoint in Durham to offer families safety tips as well as a document of their child for use in case of emergency. For more information, visit operationkidsafe.org.


July 14th - 16th

Raleigh SUPERCON

Raleigh SUPERCON will be held Jul 14th - 16th at the Raleigh Convention Center. People are encouraged to dress in costume for this family-friendly 3 day festival. For tickets or info, visit Raleighsupercon.com.




2017 JUNE EVENTS

June 5th - 11th

Triangle Restaurant Week

www.trirestaurantweek.com

June 8th

Jacob's Ride for Hearing

Durham Bulls Game & Pre-Game Meet & Greet

Meet Jacob Landis, who has ridden his bicycle across the country to raise awareness and funds for cochlear implants. Visit www.JacobsRide.org for more information.

June 10th

NC Symphony Summerfest - "A Space Spectacular"

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Cary, NC

www.boothamphitheatre.com




MAY 2017 Events

Letterland Adventure Day

Saturday, May 6th, 10am - 4pm, Pullen Park, Raleigh

The Wake County Public School System presents Letterland Adventure Day at Pullen Park in Raleigh May 6th, from 10am to 4pm. Children can meet colorful Letterland characters, enjoy rides, activities and fun food. To find out more, visit wcpss.net.



APRIL 2017 Events

April 26th

Walgreens Drug Take-Back Event

511 West Williams St, Apex, NC

11:30am

Saturday, April 29 is National Drug Take Back Day, a day on which law enforcement officers around the nation will partner with drug stores to help people safely dispose of extra prescription medications. To educate North Carolinians about this important initiative, please plan to join AG Josh Stein on Wednesday, Apr 26th at 11:30am


19th Annual Lebanese Festival

Saturday, April 8th

11am - 8pm

City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh

Want a taste of Lebanon right here in the Triangle?

Join us for a day filled with Delicious Lebanese food, Dancing & Musical Performances and Fun Activities!

www.tlacnc.org


MARCH 2017 Events


SIP While you SHOP Wine Walk

Fridays, March 31st, April 28th, and May 26th

5 - 8pm

Waverly Place, Cary, NC

Receive a sampling glass and paassport for a $10 donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Stroll the shops and visit participating retailers for wine samples and special promotions.

www.waverlycary.com



FEBRUARY 2017 Events

February 25th – 26th

Body Mind Spirit Expo

Kerr Scott Building, NC State FairgroundsT

The Body Mind Spirit Expo takes place February 25th and 26th in the Kerr Scott Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. This expo offers holistic exhibitors and free lecturers from across the nation. For more info, visit bmse.net.


February 25th

Future Me Kids Career Fair

Marbles Kids Museum, Downtown Raleigh

Marbles Kids Museum will hold a Future Me Kids Career Fair on February 25th from 1 to 4pm. For more information, visit marbleskidsmuseum.org.


February 25th

Band Together’s Last Band Standing

Lincoln Theatre, Downtown Raleigh

Band Together’s Last Band Standing will be held on February 25th at 7:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh. For tickets or more information, visit lincolntheatre.com.


February 25th

Garner Showcase of Talent

Garner Performing Arts Center

Garner residents will showcase their talents at the Garner Showcase of Talent on February 25th at the Garner Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. For more info, visit garnernc.gov.


JANUARY 2017 Events


January 8th, 2pm

Run for Young

Christ Episcopal Church of Raleigh will host its 10th annual Run for Young 5K Race on Sunday, January 8th, at 2pm with the addition this year of a Kids Fun Run and Block Party. To find out more and to register, visit runforyoung.itsyourrace.com.


Thursday, January 5th, 7:00pm

2017 Rock the Ball

Join the Junior League of Raleigh as they celebrate all that makes North Carolina great at the 2017 Rock the Ball concert on Thursday, January 5th at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. Featuring Chapel Hill-based Mipso, tickets are selling fast for this indie folk favorite—get yours today. Tickets are $35 in advance with proceeds benefiting the Junior League of Raleigh’s community programs. Purchase a Rock the Ball ticket and learn more about the North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball events at ncgovernorsball.org.


Saturday, January 7th, 6:00pm

2017 NC Governor's Inaugural Ball

Celebrate all that makes our state great at the Junior League of Raleigh's 2017 North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball on Saturday, January 7th! Toast the newly elected Governor and the Council of State at this black-tie affair. Enjoy live performances by The Avett Brothers and Delta Rae at the Gala Presentation. Then dance the night away to Bull City Syndicate. Enjoy tasty eats and treats served up by top restaurants from across the state. Visit ncinauguralball.com to buy a ticket to take part in this historical event. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Raleigh and its community programs.

https://www.jlraleigh.org/inaugural-ball/







NOVEMBER 2016 Events


November 18th

11am - 10pm

Blaze Pizza FREE PIZZA DAY!

Holly Springs Towne Center, Grand Hill P1, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Blaze Pizza opens for business in 11am-10pm on Thursday, November 17. To celebrate, we're giving away free pizzas all day on Friday, November 18! All you have to do is follow Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

For every pizza that Blaze gives away on Free Pizza Day, it will donate $1 to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard.

Build your own 11-inch pizza with UNLIMITED TOPPINGS -- on the house! Each pizza is fast-fire'd and ready to eat in just 180 seconds.??Hope to see you for Free Pizza Day on Friday, November 18!


November 11th, All Day

Triangle Dairy Queens

Free Medium Blizzard for ALL Veterans and Active Duty Military

New Bern Ave, Walnut Street, and Morrisville Carpenter Road LOCATIONS



November 12th, 6pm

Transactors Improv: For Families!

The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510

This 45-minute performance features short-form improv – individual scenes running 5-10 minutes and based on audience suggestions. Everything is made up on the spot, and the content is appropriate for children and adults… and adults who act like children. Transactors has a long history of entertaining audiences of all ages. The company originated as a children’s theater and has performed in schools throughout the southeast. For more information on Transactors improv visit transactors.org


November 19th, 11am - 2pm

Lung Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Lunch, Presented by the American Lung Association

• WakeMed Andrews Center—3024 New Bern Ave, STE G02, Raleigh, NC 27610

• Andrews Conference Center attendees should park in P3

• Please RSVP by email: melissa.forde@lungse.org or by phone: 919-792-1641

• This event is FREE.

• Lunch will be a buffet style. Gluten free options will be available.



November 19th, 10am - 4pm

TIDEWATER CAMELLIA CLUB FALL DISPLAY SHOW & SALE

Saturday November 19th at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC. This event is FREE and open to the public from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Local camellia exhibitors will display hundreds of award winning blooms. There will be camellia presentations and education displays to help answer any camellia growing questions you may have. Be sure to stop by our EXPANDED SALE of award winning camellias! Come early for the best selection! Details at www.tidewatercamelliaclub.org






OCTOBER 2016 Events


Friday, October 28th - Noon until Midnight

Hurricane Matthew Fundraiser

Rush Hour Karting, 5535 Raynor Road, Garner, NC 27629

919-662-9101

adam@rushhourkarting.com

Rush Hour Karting is hosting a fundraiser to help with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to the Triangle Chapter of American Red Cross. All you have to do is come and race. Representatives from Red Cross will also be on hand to answer questions about relief efforts. More info at www.rushhourkarting.com.


KIMBRELL'S FURNITURE is collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for victims of Hurricane Matthew in Robeson County.

They can be dropped off at any of their locations.

http://kimbrells.com/locations.php


October 29th, 2016

CycleBar – Cycling Event Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Join CycleBar for a great ride with a great cause! Come out for a special workout that benefits the Susan G. Komen foundation, in observation of breast cancer awareness month. CycleBar Brier Creek is hosting a special, 50-minute ride on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. at the Whole Foods Market in North Raleigh. Donations start at $25 and all proceeds will be going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in efforts to raise awareness and support research to end breast cancer forever. The ride will take place on the store’s patio with up to 20 bikes available, and complimentary food, drinks, coffee and pastries will also be offered.

Reserve your ride by visiting https://briercreek.cyclebar.com/class-detail-inter/?apptid=918331

Learn more about why CycleBar rides for breast cancer awareness at http://ww5.komen.org/ and stay up-to-date on the latest CycleBar news at https://www.facebook.com/CycleBarBrierCreek.

CycleBar unites riders of all ages and fitness levels by creating an unparalleled multisensory, intoxicating journey. Led by engaging, high-energy CycleStar instructors and fueled by incredible music playlists, CycleBar delivers far beyond a great cardio fitness workout. The studios and staff are entirely dedicated to creating a fun, dynamic and effective indoor cycling experience.


Saturday, Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

Victory Church Annual Fall Festival

2825 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC

Everything is absolutely FREE!

Inflatable Rides, Great Games, Candy & Prizes, Food (hot dogs, chips & drinks).

Win hourly door prizes!

Don't miss the Mad Scientist Show where dead things are brought back to life!

Costumes allowed, but no masks, please.

For more info, go to www.victorychurch.nu, or call 919-779-5180.


SEPTEMBER 2016 Events

September 17th, 2pm to 1am

APEX Music Festival

Apex Chamber of Commerce

Admission: $10

The 2016 Apex Music Festival (Formerly the Apex Jazz Music Festival) will continue its tradition of playing host to great musicians in and around the Triangle. The Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage will operate again on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property, and feature phenomenal musical acts! Performances will again be featured in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem Street. Additionally, there will also be a great selection of food vendors to choose from!

For more info: www.apexmusicfest.com

September 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2016

VETERANS BENEFITS ACTION CENTER

Thurs - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Herbert Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary, NC 27513

Veterans and dependents will be assisted by a combined team including Veterans Service Officers, VA Healthcare and VA claims representatives. The VA will accept all claims-related evidence for processing, provide status updates and other services and information.

You must come prepared with the proper documentation about your case: DD 214, ALL medical records about your disability both Military and Civilian and dependency documents to submit for claim support.

Coffee, water, and snacks provided free of charge.

For more information, contact rcspyrison@gmail.com


Sept 9th - 5pm - 10pm, Sept 10th - 11am 10pm, Sept 11th - 11am - 6pm

2016 GREEK FESTIVAL!

Jim Graham Building. NC State Fairgrounds

Lots to see and do!

Great Greek Food and Pastries

plus...Marketplace!


September 10th, 2016

7am - 1pm

CHURCH YARD SALE

St. James United Methodist Church, 3808 St. James Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

Sports equipment, outdoor items, furniture, small appliances, books, pictures, linens, dishes, jewelry, knick knacks, and children and baby items. No tote bags allowed. We provide bags for shopping. Also, come for our Bake Sale sponsored by our youth.



September 10th, 2016

9am - 12pm

HAVEN HOUSE SERVICES

FREE SHRED-A-THON

Haven House Services is hosting a free Shred-a-thon for the destruction of documents, folders, binders (no need to empty), CD's, DVD's, receipts, and old tax records. Suggested tax-deductible donation of $5 per box or bag is welcome. The event will take place at 600 West Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC 27603 on Saturday, September 10th from 9am-12pm.

Can't make Saturday? We can accommodate early drop-offs/donations on Friday, September 9th. For more information, contact Haven House Services at 919-833-3312,



AUGUST 2016 Events


August 19th - 21st

DON'S BASKETBALL LEAGUE - ALL-STAR WEEKEND

Friday, August 19th - LAKEVIEW SCHOOL GYM - 5:00pm-All Star Competition; 6:00pm-All-Star Game; 7:30pm-Slam Dunk Showdown; 8:30pm- Bull City Top 10 VS Raleighwood Top 10.

Saturday, August 20th - VOYATER ACADEMY SCHOOL GYM; DBL Playoffs - Doors open at 11:30am, Game starts at 12:00pm

Sunday, August 21st - VOYAGER ACADEMY SCHOOL GYM: DBL Championship - Doors Open at 1:00pm, Games start at 1:30pm, Championship Game at 5:00pm

More Info: www.DBLNBA.com


August 20, 2016

International Block Party

11am - 7pm

City Plaza (400 Block, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601)

This FREE celebration will provide a preview of the food and entertainment at the International Festival October 14-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The International Block Party will feature music and dance performances. Local breweries will offer beer and wine with an international twist. Authentic cuisine from Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe and Latin America will be served by local organizations.

Bob Rankin, acclaimed local artist, will be on hand to autograph festival posters. There will be children’s activities, bazaar booths and early-bird-discount festival tickets available. Visit InternationalFestival.org to learn more.


August 6th, 2016

2016 5K "Walk for Your Senses"

Benefiting Miracle-Ear Foundation

Anderson Point Park, Raleigh NC

Check In: 8:00am/Race begins at 8:30am

It’s easy to underestimate the value of hearing. For children, it can be the difference between early success in school and a lifetime of catching up. For adults it means the ability to connect with family, friends and colleagues. Your support of the Miracle-Ear Foundation will enhance the lives of many in a very unique way. Register today!

www.pledge.gift of sound.org/raleigh5K


August 16th - 20th

TROSA'S Famous Megal Yard Sale

TROSA Thrift Store

Oxford Commons, 3500 N. Roxboro St, Durham, NC

Customers will find bargains on mattresses and box springs, washers and dryers, refrigerators, stoves, solid wood office furniture and filing cabinets, as well as clothing, household furniture, electronics and housewares. Delivery service will be available. Donated items will be accepted during the sale.

Proceeds will support the work of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, a nonprofit that provides long-term care for people overcoming drug and alcohol dependence. Currently, 435 men and women are residents of the TROSA program. Some will assist at the sale as part of their vocational training.

TROSA has held past sales in the store parking lot, but organizers decided to take advantage of the 115,000 square feet of inside space and avoid potential weather problems.

More information: www.trosainc.org or 919-419-1059


August 20th, 2016

2nd Annual Splash-n-Dash presented by KitKeepers!

Waves starting at 9:00am

WRAL Soccer Park

Splash-n-Dash is a one of a kind experience for players, parents, siblings, friends, coaches, and staff to "dash" through obstacles and soccer activities (that all skill levels can complete) as you get "splashed" along the 1 mile trek to the finish line.This event is less about speed and more about enjoying a fin-filled day. ZBe sure to stick around afterward for food, vendors, and more fun!

www.KitKeepers.com


August 20, 2016

International Block Party

11am - 7pm

City Plaza (400 Block, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601)

This FREE celebration will provide a preview of the food and entertainment at the International Festival October 14-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The International Block Party will feature music and dance performances. Local breweries will offer beer and wine with an international twist. Authentic cuisine from Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe and Latin America will be served by local organizations.

Bob Rankin, acclaimed local artist, will be on hand to autograph festival posters. There will be children’s activities, bazaar booths and early-bird-discount festival tickets available. Visit InternationalFestival.org to learn more.



JULY 2016 Events


July 23rd, 2016

12pm - 4pm

Mother-Daughter Tea

J Center, 5315 Morganton Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314

910-682-0869

Fashion Show, Door prizes, Tea, food, Music, Empowerment speaker, and much much more.

Vendors Elite Fitness, Mary Kay, The Blaqout, Chloe & Isabel Boutique, Beauty Bar & Supply, many more.


July 27, 2016

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Atlantic Tire's Summer Ladies' Car Care Clinic

Atlantic Tire & Service - 1380 Northwest Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27513

FREE GIVEAWAYS! Food, Wine and other beverages will be served.

Join us at our Ladies’ Summer Car Care Clinic on Wednesday July 27, 2016 from 6-8pm.

Visit us at our Cary location, where you can enjoy wine and snacks, get great giveaways and learn all of the automotive tips and tricks you need to wow your next dinner guest!

Taught by our ASE and TIA certified mechanics, this class will include both a seminar-style lecture and a hands-on tutorial in our garage!

Admission is $10. Proceeds will be donated to InterAct of Wake County.

Go ahead, invite all the ladies in your life! We hope to see you there!

RSVP today.


July 28th

"FREE" Grocery Give-Away!

12pm - 4pm (Or until all groceries are given away)

Chavis Community Center

505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Raleigh, NC 27601

For more information, call 919-831-6989


July 30th, 2016

RALEIGH TYPHOON

Downtown Raleigh Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016

Times: Teams can check in between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. The game kicks off at 1:00 PM, with prize announcements and a wrap party taking place between 7:00 and 9:00 PM.

Registration: Teams must include 2-8 players. Online Registration is $15/person or $100/team by July 28th. Day of registration, if space allows, will be $20/person or $130/team.

Location: The Raleigh Typhoon check-in and kick-off will take place at b.good at 555 Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh. The Raleigh Typhoon wrap party will take place at a secret location in Downtown Raleigh that will be announced during the event.

Link to register: Teams are asked to register online by July 28 at http://www.raleightyphoon.com/register. Limited space may be available day-of for additional team registrations at check-in; prices increase for day-of team registration.

Contact: typhoon@activategood.org

What is the Raleigh Typhoon?

The Raleigh Typhoon is an urban adventure that tests challenges participants' stamina, sense of humor and knowledge of Downtown Raleigh, NC. More than a standard scavenger hunt, this unique expedition combines games, foot-racing and old-fashioned ridiculousness as teams battle to win prizes. Throughout the past 9 years, over 2500 people have participated, scouting out items, answering trivia, and performing fun tasks at a myriad of Downtown Raleigh bars, restaurants, shops, and landmarks in the hopes of capturing prizes



JUNE 2016 Events


June 18th, 10am - 2pm

Community Outreach - Clothing GIveaway

625 Kellam Circle, Fayetteville, NC 28311


Date: June 18th, 11am - 3p

Forest Ridge Community Pool Party/Home Tour

810- US 70

Hillsborough, NC

The Splash-In will have festive music, food and ice cream, and games in and around Forest Ridge's new junior Olympic pool. Bounce house, water slide, and water gun painting. Beach-related gifts, from sunglasses and flip flops to a beach ball and a waterproof iPhone case. Register to win great prizes, including the grand prize, a Big Green Egg barbecue cooker.

Free! RSVP: www.SummerSplashIn.com


Date: June 11th, 2016

Foundation Fighting Blindness

11th Annual Triangle Vision Walk

WHERE: Spring Forest Road Park, 4203 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27616

Registration: 9:00am

Walk Start: 10:00am

LUNCH Fundraiser! After the walk, join us for lunch! $6 donation for your choice of hotdog or hamburger, chips, and drink. All proceeds will benefit the Walk!



Date: June 18th, 2016

Junteenth Celebration: Picnic and Concert

Time: 1pm until 4pm

Where: BROAD Community Center, 583 Bunn Elementary School Rd, Bunn, NC

Sponsor: Diversity Committee of the Franklin County Arts Council

Free to All and free Arts and Crafts Vending. Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, Educational Displays

Bring your own chairs and picnic lunch

***NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING ON GROUNDS***



Date: June 27, 2016-July 2, 2016

Event: Habitat for Humanity ReStore Birthday Bash

Time: 10:00am-6:00pm

Where: 5501 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707

Category: Community Events / Volunteerism, Fundraisers

Contact Name: Caitlyn West

Contact Phone: 919-695-5272

Contact Email: cwest@restoredurhamorange.org

Cost: Free

Description: There will be balloons. There will be discounts. There will be giveaways. But most importantly, there will be cake!

For seven years, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore has been open to the public: accepting donations of all sizes, selling new or gently-used items, providing tons of volunteer opportunities, and building hope and homes for families in Durham and Orange Counties.

Monday, June 27-Saturday, July 2, join us in celebrating all of our accomplishments thus far and all that will come. With special discounts on specific inventory each day, an ongoing raffle for shoppers and lots of birthday cake, this week is something you don't want to miss!

For more information on our birthday celebrations, visit: www.restoredurhamorange.org/seven-for-seven

Event Website: www.restoredurhamorange.org/seven-for-seven



MAY 2016 Events


Event: A Lil' Crazy Run

DATE: Sunday, May 22, 2016

TIME: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

WHERE: Dorothea Dix Property, 101 Blair Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603

CATEGORY: Community Events / Volunteerism, Fundraisers, Runs / Walks / Marathons, Sports and Recreation

CONTACT NAME: Stacy Lyerly

CONTACT PHONE: 9196696124

CONTACT EMAIL: alilcrazyrun@gmail.com

COST:$20

DESCRIPTION: This is a less than 1 mile dirty wet obstacle course fun run for kids 10 and under! 20+ obstacles including crawling under a monster truck, color powder, water slide, and slime! Crawl over and under many different type obstacles! Get an awesome packed swag bag at the end. All Proceeds benefit MADD.

Parents - bring your tent and your chairs while your kids are running the circuit! Raffles for a Harley Bike rental, summer camps, restaurants and more are available!

MORE: www.alilcrazyrun.com


Event: This Girl Is On F.I.R.E Teen Empowerment Conference

Location: Hotel Indigo Raleigh Durham Airport At Rtp - 151 Tatum Drive, Durham, NC 27703

Category: Community/ Conference

Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Times: 10 AM to 2 PM (Registration 9am to 10am)

Additional Info: Register your teen today for this exciting conference that is sure to ignite their fire for success. This event was created to tackle some of the challenges facing our youth, with a focus specifically on rising 9th and 10th grade girls. Topics to be covered include: improving low self-esteem, managing social media, bullying, peer pressure, fake friends and the importance of self-respect while dating. After attending this conference, they will feel better equipped to manage social and emotional challenges, stay focused on their academic goals, avoid distractions, and create a vision for their life.

The day will consist of:

* A motivational presentation by the Bald Beauty Queen of Self-Esteem

* Fun team building exercises to promote healthy relationships among girls

* A young male panel discussion on the truth about dating and self-respect

* A book signing by Sandra Dubose (Books will be available to purchase for $15)

* Lunch catered by Jersey Mikes

* Cool swag bag giveaways and more!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-girl-is-on-fire-teen-empowerment-conference-tickets-23757324798





April 2016 Events

Event: April Free First Friday
Location: CAM Raleigh: 409 W. Martin
Category: Museum/Gallery, Children's Activities
Times: 6 to 10 PM
Event Dates: 4/1/2016 - 4/1/2016
Additional Info: Join us this First Friday for The Ease of Fiction, curated by Dexter Wimberly, and Phil America: Failure of the American Dream. Drop down to CAM at 8:30 PM to catch a pop-up fashion show by Demode Clothing. First Friday also includes Middle School Docents, Creation Station activities inspired by the exhibition, DJ, music, food trucks and donation bar. We hope to see you down in the Warehouse District!

Event: Carolina RailHawk's Regular Season Home Opener
Sponsor: Carolina RailHawks
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary, NC 27511
Category: Sports/Recreation
Times: 03:00 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/2/2016 - 4/2/2016
Additional Info: The Carolina RailHawks will play their regular season opener against Minnesota FC on April 2nd, 2016. This season fans can expect to watch the incredibly talented, top-class RailHawks players while enjoying a new and improved all-around game-day experience. WakeMed Soccer Park has been renovated with a new South Stand Supporters Section, VIP seating level, improved technology, and new concessions services including in-seat food and beverages. A "Far Post Beer Garden" has been added, which will serve local craft brews and act as a gathering point for all fans looking to celebrate and socialize. Additionally, they have built a "Duck Donuts Family Zone" with soccer-specific activities, face painting, and inflatables. There really is something for everyone! For information on how to purchase tickets please visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2692553/carolina-railhawks-vsminnesota-united-fc-cary-wakemed-soccer-park-carolina- or call the box office at (919)-459-8144.

Event: Triangle Military, Veterans, & Families Social!
Sponsor: Activate Good
Location: 555 Fayetteville Street b.good Downtown Raleigh Raleigh, NC 27601
Category: Food/Wine, Other
Times: 11am-1pm
Event Dates: 4/2/2016 - 4/2/2016
Additional Info: Join us for the first FREE social and meet and greet of Triangle Military, Veterans, & Families Volunteering Together group! b.good, a restaurant opening a new location in downtown Raleigh, will be our host. Refreshments and snacks provided and kids are welcome! About Triangle Military, Veterans, & Families Volunteering Together Triangle Military, Veterans, & Families Volunteering Together is a meetup for active military, veterans, and / or military family members (spouses, children, siblings, caregivers and more!) to come together to make a big difference in the community through volunteering! This group is part of the national Frontline Families initiative and is hosted locally by Activate Good. Join us for lots of opportunities to meet and connect to others, learn about the community's needs, and volunteer. Kids are welcome (and encouraged) at the events! RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-military-veterans-families-social-tickets-23469807827

Event: Beertown Brown Release Party
Location: Raleigh, NC
Category: Theatre, Other
Times: 7-9PM
Event Dates: 4/2/2016 - 4/2/2016
Additional Info:Join us for a relaxed party in the Rose Garden in advance of Beertown (running May 6-22 at RLT) celebrating the release of Beertown Brown! It's the new beer from Raleigh Brewing Company brewed especially for this production - the winner of the Atlantic Brew Supply's Supply's Carolina Quarterly Brew Off by Korey Sullivan. 7-7:30pm - Excerpt from Beertown and why beer? - dog & pony dc 7:30-8pm - Panel Discussion with Brewers (including Korey) & Beer Experts 8-9pm - Screening of Brewconomy Baozi Food Truck will be here! Raleigh Brewing Company beer available for tasting & purchase! Many thanks to our "Beertown" production sponsors - PNC, the North Carolina Arts Council & Raleigh Brewing! Read more about the production here: http://raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/15-16/beertown.html Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1246882961992004/?active_tab=highlights

Event: Brewers Olympics
Sponsor: Raleigh Brewing Company
Location: Raleigh, NC
Category: Other
Times: 2-8 PM
Event Dates: 4/2/2016 - 4/2/2016
Additional Info: Brewers Olympics is BACK & better than ever! Watch brewers from around the triangle come and compete in the most intense "brewery games"! Multiple teams will compete in games like a Yeast Bomb Toss, Beer Sack Race, Obsticle Courses & many other games while dressed in the craziest costumes! Taste beers from participating breweries, enjoy the food truck on site and watch brewers get down and crazy competing for the GOLD!

Event: Pastor's Anniversary
Sponsor: Rock Spring United Church of Christ
Location: 3185 Bruce Garner Road
Category: Religious
Times: 11:15 a.m. and 3;00 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/3/2016 - 4/3/2016
Additional Info: Pastor Veola will be celebrating her 11th Pastoral Anniversary at Rock Spring United Church of Christ, Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522 April 3, 2016 11:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Event: Running Over Cancer 5K
Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, NC
Category: Fund Raising/Charity, Sports/Recreation
Times: 2:30pm
Event Dates: 4/3/2016 - 4/3/2016
Additional Info: Please join us for the 4th Annual Running Over Cancer 5K. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. This is a great run/walk event. Free food, drinks, music, t-shirts and lots of fun for all who register. Prizes and award will be given to the overall winners plus winners in each age bracket. Please register today!

Event: Open House
Sponsor: Taoist Tai Chi Society
Location: 5218 Hollyridge Dr., Raleigh
Category: Health/Self-Help
Times: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Event Dates: 4/9/2016 - 4/9/2016
Additional Info: In addition to the open house, the Society offers four-week introductory classes, three-month beginner classes and continuing classes for those who want to benefit from the Taoist Tai Chi internal arts of health.

Event: Briar Chapel Earth Day Event
Location: Briar Chapel
Category: Festival/Fair, Fund Raising/Charity, Children's Activities, Sports/Recreation, Music
Times: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/9/2016 - 4/9/2016
Additional Info: Briar Chapel invites you to join us on Saturday, April 9 for our annual Earth Day celebration and 5k benefitting Abundance NC. Walk or run the race at 9 a.m. and then join us for the festival in Great Meadow Park immediately following the 5k. Don't miss out on the health expo, kids' activities and food truck! Highlights include: -Breakfast and Beyond food truck -The Farmery (smoothies!) -The Produce Box: berry samples and more -Samples from YesterYears Brewery -Kids' activities, including face painting and seed planting -Chair massage with Jen and Ren -DJ to energize the runners -Booths featuring Cozi Farm, Pittsboro Farm and Forest Trail, Partnership for Children and Chatham County Food Council Visit www.briarchapelnc.com or call Jami Kmec at 919-951-0703 for more information. To register for the race, visit http://www.runtheeast.com/calendardetail.php?id=547.

Event: 17th Annual Frog Fest
Sponsor: Crowder District Park
Location: Crowder District Park
Category: Festival/Fair
Times: 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Event Dates: 4/9/2016 - 4/9/2016
Additional Info: Hop on down to Crowder District Park to participate in some froggy family fun at this year's Frog Fest! Learn about frogs and the clean water we all need. Enjoy crafts, games, live music and tasty food from local food trucks. Meet and greet with live frogs and reptiles. For all ages. FREE! Free off-site parking and shuttle available at Middle Creek High School: 123 Middle Creek Park Avenue in Apex.

Event: Bowling for Babies
Sponsor: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Sigma Xi Zeta Graduate Chapter
Location: Kings North Hills 141 Park at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609
Category: Fund Raising/Charity
Times: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Event Dates: 4/9/2016 - 4/9/2016
Additional Info: Event Description Get your bowling shoes prepped and ready to go! Come out and support the Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority, Incorporated, Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter's 2nd annual Bowling for Babies event! This charity event will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 11:00AM to 1:30PM at Kings of North Hills, located at 141 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27609. Bowling for Babies will be an event full of fun raffles and friendly competition! All proceeds will go to March of Dimes. Adult registration: $18; includes 2 games, shoe rental, cheese pizza, unlimited fountain soda beverages and 1 raffle ticket Child registration (4yrs - 12yrs): $15; includes 2 games, shoe rental, cheese pizza and unlimited fountain soda beverages All entry tickets must be purchased by April 1st! https://2016bowlingforbabies.eventbrite.com Raffle tickets will also be sold the day of the event: 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. Raffle prizes will include a Movie Tickets Basket and a Starbucks Basket. We hope to see you there!

Event: 2016 MDA Muscle Walk
Location: John Chavis Memorial Park
Category: Fund Raising/Charity, Children's Activities
Times: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Dates: 4/9/2016 - 4/9/2016
Additional Info: The largest, most inspiring event of its kind, MDA Muscle Walk brings communities together -- donors, families, partners, sponsors and volunteers, YOU -- to fight back against muscular dystrophy, ALS and other diseases that limit muscle strength and mobility. Register today at www.musclewalkmda.org/raleigh2016 to help local families live longer and stronger.

Event: Appetite for Art
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of Wake County
Location: CAM Raleigh: 409 W. Martin Street Raleigh, NC 27
Category: Museum/Gallery
Times: VIP 6:30pm; Public 7:30pm
Event Dates: 4/9/2016 - 4/9/2016
Additional Info: An evening of local food and drinks, art, silent auction items including an autographed Luke Keuchly Jersey, Carolina Railhawks tickets and items from Bailey's Fine Jewelry and Kendra Scott with music from Raleigh's Sidecar Social Club. We are pleased to welcome Chef Gregg Hamm of PG Werth's as host of the VIP reception. Learn culinary tips from our renowned host as you enjoy signature cocktails by Fair Game Beverage Company and Crude Bitters and Sodas and melt in your mouth treats by Small Cakes. Don't miss out on your chance to go home with one of a kind creations from local artists and Boys & Girls Club members! Proceeds benefit arts education for 5,000 Boys & Girls Club members throughout Wake County. For more information, visit http://www.app4art.org. Ticket Prices: Advance $75; VIP $125; Entourage (4 tickets) $225

Event: 17th Annual Frog Fest
Sponsor: Crowder District Park
Location: Crowder District Park
Category: Festival/Fair, Nature
Times: 11am - 3pm
Event Dates: 4/9/2016 - 4/9/2016
Additional Info: Participate in some froggy family fun at this year's Frog Fest event! Learn about frogs and the clean water we all need. Enjoy crafts, games, live music and tasty food from local food trucks. Meet and greet with live frogs and reptiles. For all ages: fee: FREE! Preregistration is not required. Note that off-site parking at Middle Creek High School will be required during the event - a free shuttle will be provided to and from the park.

Event: Brumley Forest Family Fun Day
Sponsor: Schoolhouse of Wonder
Location: Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, 3223 New Hope Church Rd, Chapel Hill NC
Category: Children's Activities, Nature
Times: 1-4pm
Event Dates: 4/10/2016 - 4/10/2016
Additional Info: Join us for a free afternoon of outdoor activities for the whole family! From 1-3pm try whittling or primitive fire making, examine animal skulls and pelts, play games and more. We'll also be offering an orientation for summer camp parents starting at 3pm. Brumley Forest will open to the public next fall, so take advantage of this chance to see the new site! Please RSVP to schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org and check out www.schoolhouseofwonder.org for more information.

Event: Family Fun Day at Brumley Forest
Sponsor: Schoolhouse of Wonder
Location: Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, 3223 New Hope Church Rd, Chapel Hill NC
Category: Children's Activities, Nature
Times: 1-4pm
Event Dates: 4/10/2016 - 4/10/2016
Additional Info: Join us for a free afternoon of outdoor activities for the whole family and learn about Schoolhouse of Wonder! From 1-3pm try whittling or primitive fire making, examine animal skulls and pelts, play games and more. We'll also be offering an orientation for summer camp parents starting at 3pm. Brumley Forest will open to the public next fall, so take advantage of this chance to see the new site! Please RSVP to schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org if you're interested in coming. Check out www.schoolhouseofwonder.org for more information.

Event: April Lupus Foundation Support Group Cumberland County
Sponsor: Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
Location: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices All American Homes 6920 Cliffdale Road Fayetteville, NC 28314
Category: Health/Self-Help
Event Dates: 4/12/2016 - 4/12/2016

Event: Free WordPress Training with TheeDesign
Sponsor: TheeDesign
Location: Raleigh, NC
Category: Local Exhibits, Other
Times: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Event Dates: 4/12/2016 - 4/12/2016
Additional Info: TheeDesign, a fully integrated digital marketing company is excited to offer free WordPress training. Our training will cover -> - How to Log Into Your WordPress Website - How to Update Content - How to Upload Images - How to Edit Contact Forms and View Form Entries - How to Add WordPress Users - How to Understand Basic WooCommerce Features To learn more visit: https://www.theedesign.com/contact/wordpress-training

Event: April Lupus Foundation Support Group Cumberland County
Sponsor: Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
Location: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices All American Homes 6920 Cliffdale Road Fayetteville, NC 28314
Category: Health/Self-Help
Event Dates: 4/12/2016 - 4/12/2016

Event: Peak 10 Raleigh Grand Opening
Sponsor: Peak 10, Inc.
Location: 5150 McCrimmon Parkway, Suite 419, Morrisville, NC 27560
Category: Other
Times: 5:00PM-7:30PM ET
Event Dates: 4/14/2016 - 4/14/2016
Additional Info: We cordially invite you to join us for a data center Grand Opening at Peak 10's Raleigh facility. This roughly 30,000 sq. ft. expansion includes office space and a state-of-the-art Technical Assistance Center (TAC) designed for optimal customer support. Like all of Peak 10's data centers, its newest facility is compliant with numerous regulatory requirements and industry standards, including HIPAA, PCI DSS and ISO 27001. Peak 10's executive leadership team, including Robby Gauci, Vice President and General Manager for Peak 10's Raleigh operations, will be on-hand to discuss Peak 10's highly-available, robust solutions and the impact this expansion will have within the Raleigh market. Tours of the facility will be offered, and experts will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions. We hope you will join us to network with area business leaders, enjoy some cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and discover the latest Peak 10 has to offer. Make sure to reserve your spot! We look forward to seeing you there!

Event: Slavery and Emancipation on â€the Moses Mordecai Place’ in Raleigh
Sponsor: Joel Lane Museum House
Location: Joel Lane Museum House Visitors Center
Category: Museum/Gallery, Historical, Lectures
Times: 7:00 PM
Event Dates: 4/14/2016 - 4/14/2016
Additional Info: The JLMH is proud to present a lecture on "Slavery and Emancipation on 'the Moses Mordecai Place' in Raleigh" by Doug Porter on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission is $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Go to the Eventbrite web site to purchase tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-on-slavery-and-emancipation-on-the-moses-mordecai-place-in-raleigh-by-doug-porter-tickets-18459813800?aff=es2" target="_blank">http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-on-slavery-and-emancipation-on-the-moses-mordecai-place-in-raleigh-by-doug-porter-tickets-18459813800?aff=es2 Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event. The "Moses Mordecai Place" was one of the largest plantations in North Carolina; it covered more than one thousand acres and was home to at least 200 slaves. Looking beyond the "traditional" plantation narrative, Porter will illuminate the lives of those enslaved on the Mordecai Plantation, and also shed light on their lives following freedom in 1865. Douglas Porter is the Historic Sites Manager for the City of Raleigh. He is a native of Mount Airy, North Carolina, and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Mississippi with concentrations in Southern religious history and slavery, emancipation, and the African Diaspora. His primary interest centers on race, class, gender, and religion in nineteenth-century North Carolina.

Event: Tuxedo Cat Ball
Sponsor: SAFE Haven For Cats
Location: North Ridge Country Club
Category: Fund Raising/Charity, Pet Adoption & Events
Times: 7 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/15/2016 - 4/15/2016
Additional Info: Join us at the annual Tuxedo Cat Ball for a frolic in the garden to benefit SAFE Haven for Cats, Raleigh's no-kill shelter for cats. Get together in an elegant setting with animal loving people. We will have delicious champagne to drink, wonderful food to eat, and hundreds of auction items to bid on for you, your cats and your home. There is something for everyone - in every price range. Help SAFE Haven thrive and save lives!

Event: Atlantic Brew Supply's Inaugural Spring Festival
Location: Raleigh, NC
Category: Other
Times: 12-6PM
Event Dates: 4/16/2016 - 4/16/2016
Additional Info: Calling all Craft Beer Lovers! Atlantic Brew Supply is having our Inaurgural Spring Festival on April 16th, 2016 from 12:00-6:00 p.m.! Spring Festival will include: - AHA particpation -Vendor Tradeshow -Carolina Quarterly Brew Off 2015 Winner on tap -Special Recipe Kit Released -Off Flavors Class -Special Homebrew Cask -Brewconomy Screening Beginning and Experienced craft brewers and craft beer enthusiatists are welcome to come out and enjoy a day of beer and the craft of making it! Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/520743991439161/

Event: Free BBB Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event
Sponsor: Trademark Properties
Location: 1001 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605
Category: Other
Times: 8am - 12:30pm
Event Dates: 4/16/2016 - 4/16/2016
Additional Info: The Secure Your ID Day event features free document shredding and identity protection tips. Individuals are encouraged to bring up to three boxes or bags of documents that have been removed from binders. The event will also include free electric/electronics recycling with secure destruction of computers and hard-drives.

Event: Camp S.W.A.G. Teen Talent Show Audition
Sponsor: Camp S.W.A.G.
Location: Sonorous Road Theater, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605
Category: Fund Raising/Charity, Dance, Music, Theatre, Other
Times: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/16/2016 - 4/16/2016
Additional Info: Camp S.W.A.G. is now accepting audition applications for the 2016 Camp S.W.A.G. Teen Talent Show! If you or someone you know juggles, sings, dances, raps, performs spoken word, does magic or has any other talent, don't hesitate to audition for your time in the spotlight, for a chance to win $250! Go to http://cswag.org/talent-show-2/2015-teen-talent-show-fundraiser/" target="_blank">http://cswag.org/talent-show-2/2015-teen-talent-show-fundraiser/ for more information and to REGISTER TODAY! $5 SOLO/DUET ACTS $10 GROUP ACTS

Event: Safe Kids Day
Sponsor: Safe Kids Wake County
Location: Apex Super Target
Category: Children's Activities, Health/Self-Help
Times: 3:00 - 7:00PM
Event Dates: 4/16/2016 - 4/16/2016
Additional Info: The 3rd Safe Kids Day in Wake County will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 3-7pm (rain or shine) in the Apex Super Target parking lot (1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive). This event is free and will feature many interactive displays and fun games on childhood injury prevention and safety. Come enjoy music, local mascots, emergency vehicle tours, and meet local businesses. Join us for a fun family event! Volunteer opportunities available. Call (919) 350-8364 for more information.

Event: FREE Ladies' Car Care Clinic
Sponsor: Atlantic Tire & Service
Location: Atlantic Tire & Service, 8687 Marvino Ln., Raleigh, NC
Category: Lectures
Times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Dates: 4/19/2016 - 4/19/2016
Additional Info: Atlantic Tire & Service will be holding a Free Ladies' Spring Car Care Clinic on Tues April 19 from 6-8pm at their Raleigh Location, 8687 Marvino Ln. Taught by ASE and TIA certified mechanics, this class will include both a seminar-style lecture and a hands-on tutorial in the garage! There will be giveaways, and food and wine will be served. Learn more and register today by visiting https://www.facebook.com/events/1665710127045799/ or call Melanie at 919-319-1614.

Event: National Career Fair
Sponsor: NATIONAL CAREER FAIR EVENTS
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University 1707 Hillsborugh St. Raleigh, NC 27605
Category: Other
Times: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Dates: 4/20/2016 - 4/20/2016
Additional Info: FREE-live hiring event. Meet face to face with employers. Career seekers dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes. Career seekers are invited to pre-register to attend at http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career-fairs/raleigh-career-fairs/" target="_blank">http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career-fairs/raleigh-career-fairs/

Event: Peak 10 Webinar: Prioritizing your DR Needs to Protect your Data in 30 Days or Less
Sponsor: Peak 10, Inc.
Location: Online
Category: Workshops, Other
Times: 1:00PM-2:00PM ET
Event Dates: 4/20/2016 - 4/20/2016
Additional Info: "95%+ of companies experiencing a server disaster, without a recovery plan in place, go out of business within 18 months," according to a recent PriceWaterhouseCoopers report. The costs of downtime are quickly surpassing the cost of effective and timely recovery measures, which makes having a full disaster recovery (DR) strategy more important than ever before. Join Peak 10's David Alvarado, Regional Director of Service Delivery, and Steve Hasselbach, Solutions Engineer, to discuss how having a disaster recovery plan with the proper resources in place can help you navigate the who, what and why of avoiding downtime. David has supported over 700 DR declarations in his career and Steve has extensive experience designing optimal DR solutions for Peak 10 customers. What You'll Learn •How to identify your most critical DR needs • Best practices for a successful DR strategy •Achieving ROI out of your DR plan •Considerations for selecting the right DR partner •How Advanced Client Services can benefit DR planning and testing Have topics or questions you want us to cover? Tweet us now, @Peak_Ten with your question and be sure to include #DRwebinarQs. We will answer them at the end of the webinar. Reserve your spot today!

Event: Hometown Heroes Strut Their Stuff in a Firefighter Fashion Show
Sponsor: Southern Women
Category: Festival/Fair
Times: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/22/2016 - 4/22/2016
Additional Info: The steamiest fashion show in the Triangle returns to Raleigh April 22 and 23! Cheer on the hottest local heroes for a good cause as they strut their stuff down the runway at the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh benefitting the Firefighter's Burned Children Fund of Wake County. Tickets can be purchased at an advanced discount of $10 online or $8 at local Walgreens locations. A ticket includes access to one full day at the Southern Women's Show. The Firefighter Fashion Show will take place on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage in the Jim Graham Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. Friday April 22 and again at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Grab your girlfriends, and make it a fun girls' night out! In addition to the fashion show, attendees can shop and experience more than 400 different clothing, beauty, food and other brands during the Southern Women's Show that takes over the Jim Graham Building and the Exposition Center at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Throughout the three days of festivities, April 22 to 24, attendees will receive special discounts, giveaways and exclusive offers, along with enjoying celebrity guests, cooking demos, fashion shows and more. To purchase tickets for the Southern Women's Show and view a full lineup of events and entertainers, visit this link: https://southernshows.com/wra/.

Event: At Home Canning with Kendra Lynne at the Southern Women's Show
Sponsor: Southern Women
Location: NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Category: Festival/Fair
Times: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/22/2016 - 4/22/2016
Additional Info: With a family of five to feed, popular homesteading blogger Kendra Lynne has become well-practiced in the art of home canning and is bringing her techniques, nutrition tips and money-saving tricks to Raleigh this April at the Southern Women's Show. Lynne will share her canning expertise with women interested in stocking up their kitchens with healthy, inexpensive and delicious homemade meals. Tickets to the Southern Women's Show can be purchased at an advanced discount of $10 online or $8 at local Walgreens locations. A ticket includes access to one full day at the Southern Women's Show. Lynne will present multiple times throughout the show weekend on the Spotlight Stage. Her first appearance is at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, followed by another at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. She will wrap up the weekend with a final appearance at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24. In addition to learning canning techniques and healthy lifestyle tips from Lynne, attendees can shop and experience more than 400 different clothing, beauty, food and other brands that will take over the Jim Graham Building and the Exposition Center at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Throughout the three days of festivities, April 22 to 24, attendees will receive special discounts, giveaways and exclusive offers, along with enjoying celebrity guests, cooking demos, fashion shows and more. To purchase tickets for the Southern Women's Show and view a full lineup of events and entertainers, visit this link: https://southernshows.com/wra/.

Event: Annual Spring Fling/Silent Auction
Sponsor: Gorman Christian Academy
Location: 3311 East Geer Street, Durham NC, 27704
Category: Festival/Fair, Fund Raising/Charity, Children's Activities, Religious
Times: 10:00am-2:00pm
Event Dates: 4/23/2016 - 4/23/2016
Additional Info: Will have inflatables and game truck for kids; Silent Auction and Cake Walk for adults; food and drinks can be purchased on site; local DJ will provide music.

Event: Local Celebrities Dance Like the Stars at the Southern Women’s Show
Sponsor: Southern Women
Location: NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Category: Festival/Fair, Dance, Music
Times: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/23/2016 - 4/23/2016
Additional Info: The Triangle's favorite local celebrities are teaming up with Arthur Murray Studios to bring you the 2016 Dancing Like the Stars Competition! Watch local celebrity couples waltz, salsa, rumba and more as they show off their best ballroom dance moves in support of the National Inclusion Project. Tickets can be purchased at an advanced discount of $10 online or $8 at local Walgreens locations. A ticket includes access to one full day at the Southern Women's Show. The popular Dancing Like the Stars competition will take place at the show Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m. on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage in the Jim Graham Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The National Inclusion Project seeks to bridge the gap between children with disabilities and those without. It works with communities and recreational programs to include children with disabilities in all of their activities. To learn more and vote, visit http://www.inclusionproject.org/news/dancing-like-stars/." target="_blank">http://www.inclusionproject.org/news/dancing-like-stars/. Attendees can shop and experience more than 400 different clothing, beauty, food and other brands that will take over the Jim Graham Building and the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds. Throughout the three days of festivities, April 22 to 24, attendees will receive special discounts, giveaways and exclusive offers, along with enjoying celebrity guests, cooking demos, fashion shows and more. To purchase tickets for the Southern Women's Show and view a full lineup of events and entertainers, visit this link: https://southernshows.com/wra/.

Event: At Home Canning with Kendra Lynne at the Southern Women’s Show
Sponsor: Southern Women
Location: NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Category: Festival/Fair
Times: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/23/2016 - 4/23/2016
Additional Info: With a family of five to feed, popular homesteading blogger Kendra Lynne has become well-practiced in the art of home canning and is bringing her techniques, nutrition tips and money-saving tricks to Raleigh this April at the Southern Women's Show. Lynne will share her canning expertise with women interested in stocking up their kitchens with healthy, inexpensive and delicious homemade meals. Tickets to the Southern Women's Show can be purchased at an advanced discount of $10 online or $8 at local Walgreens locations. A ticket includes access to one full day at the Southern Women's Show. Lynne will present multiple times throughout the show weekend on the Spotlight Stage. Her first appearance is at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, followed by another at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. She will wrap up the weekend with a final appearance at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24. In addition to learning canning techniques and healthy lifestyle tips from Lynne, attendees can shop and experience more than 400 different clothing, beauty, food and other brands that will take over the Jim Graham Building and the Exposition Center at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Throughout the three days of festivities, April 22 to 24, attendees will receive special discounts, giveaways and exclusive offers, along with enjoying celebrity guests, cooking demos, fashion shows and more. To purchase tickets for the Southern Women's Show and view a full lineup of events and entertainers, visit this link: https://southernshows.com/wra/.

Event: 5th Annual "Dentistry From the Heart" Free Dental Services Day
Sponsor: Cary Family Dental
Location: 1149 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary
Category: Health/Self-Help
Times: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/23/2016 - 4/23/2016
Additional Info: A team of 10 dentists plus local university students will be providing free extractions, fillings or cleanings to adults 18 and older with a valid ID. First-come, first-served. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Patients encouraged to arrive early (in past years, some have arrived the night before), dress appropriately and bring chairs, blankets, etc. Visit http://www.carydental.com/dfth" target="_blank">http://www.carydental.com/dfth or email joy.s.mccaw@gmail.com.

Event: Wheels4Hope 4th Annual Charity Golf Event
Location: Wildwood Green Golf Club, 3000 Ballybunion Way, Raleigh NC 27613
Category: Fund Raising/Charity
Times: 8:15 am (registration)
Event Dates: 4/25/2016 - 4/25/2016
Additional Info: Captain's choice ~ Shotgun start 9:00am (registration at 8:15) $100 Individual play or $320 for a Foursome This golf event will help support the repairs of 18 program cars! At Noon, we will bless 5 of these cars. Everyone is invited to help us celebrate and cheer! Register online (www.wheels4hope.org) and receive a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest! Contact: Lisa Brusca (919) 832-1941 Ext. 224 lisa@wheels4hope.org Gold, Silver and Hole Sponsorships are available!

Event: Dine 4 Autism
Sponsor: Autism Society of NC chapters
Location: Triangle restaurants
Category: Fund Raising/Charity
Event Dates: 4/26/2016 - 4/26/2016
Additional Info: Dine 4 Autism, a fundraising and autism awareness event, is set for Tuesday, April 26, in restaurants across the Triangle. Dozens of restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support local individuals affected by autism and their families through local, volunteer chapters of the Autism Society of North Carolina. For a list of participating restaurants, go to www.dine4autism.com.

Event: UNCW Triangle Alumni Spring Mixer
Sponsor: UNCW
Location: Carolina Ale House - Downtown Raleigh
Category: Other
Times: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/28/2016 - 4/28/2016
Additional Info: Catch up with fellow UNCW alumni in the Triangle area at the Carolina Ale House - Downtown Raleigh, Thursday, April 28 from 6-8pm! Enjoy complimentary appetizers, bar games and a cash bar! Register online by April 24. Event is Free but please register online at https://giving.uncw.edu/event-registration-pages/2016trianglealumnispringmixer before April 24, 2016. If you are not receiving invitations in the mail or through email, be sure to update your contact information by emailing alumni@uncw.edu.

Event: 5th Annual "Dentistry From the Heart" Free Dental Services Day
Sponsor: Cary Family Dental
Location: 1149 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary
Category: Health/Self-Help
Times: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Event Dates: 4/29/2016 - 4/29/2016
Additional Info: A team of 10 dentists plus local university students will be providing free extractions, fillings or cleanings to adults 18 and older with a valid ID. First-come, first-served. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Visithttp://www.carydental.com/dfth or email joy.s.mccaw@gmail.com.

Event: Free BBB Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event
Sponsor: Coastal Federal Credit Union
Location: 1000 St. Albans Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609
Category: Other
Times: 8am - 12:30pm
Event Dates: 4/30/2016 - 4/30/2016
Additional Info: The Secure Your ID Day event features free document shredding and identity protection tips. Individuals are encouraged to bring up to three boxes or bags of documents that have been removed from binders. The event will also include free electric/electronics recycling with secure destruction of computers and hard-drives.

Event: Free BBB Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event
Sponsor: Coastal Federal Credit Union
Location: 1000 St. Albans Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609
Category: Other
Times: 8am - 12:30pm
Event Dates: 4/30/2016 - 4/30/2016
Additional Info: The Secure Your ID Day event features free document shredding and identity protection tips. Individuals are encouraged to bring up to three boxes or bags of documents that have been removed from binders. The event will also include free electric/electronics recycling with secure destruction of computers and hard-drives.

Other Events

Event: New Mindfulness Meditation Meeting in Raleigh
Sponsor: The Mindfulness Meditation Institute
Location: Ridge Road Baptist Church (music room), 2011 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
Category: Health/Self-Help
Times: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Event Dates: 6/30/2015 - 6/28/2016
Additional Info: Learn how to find true happiness through mindfulness meditation at our new meditation meeting every Tuesday evening. There will be basic instruction, discussion, and meditation. You will learn how to: - Calm your racing mind - Heal the wounds from your past - Realize true inner peace and serenity The group is non-faith based, and no meditation experience is necessary. It is ideal for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome! For more info, visit: http://www.mindfulnessmeditationinstitute.org/current-events/

Event: Clothes Bag Sale
Sponsor: Raleigh Rescue Mission
Location: Raleigh Rescu Mission Store and Donation Center
Category: Fund Raising/Charity
Times: 8am-5pm
Event Dates: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
Additional Info: Stuff a bag full of clothes, only $5.00 per bag. The first Saturday of each month.

Event: Phil America: Failure of the American Dream
Location: CAM Raleigh: 409 W. Martin Street Raleigh, NC
Category: Museum/Gallery
Times: Wednesday-Friday: 11-6:30. Saturday & Sunday: 12-5
Event Dates: 1/31/2016 - 5/8/2016
Additional Info: Failure Of The American Dream is based on the performative character of Phil America, an artist from Northern California, living in "The Jungle"; USA's largest homeless encampment. He is seeking to bring the reality of American poverty to light, while showing the human side of an issue that is frequently sensationalized or ignored in Western Culture and the media. For more information, visit camraleigh.org or contact us at 919 261 5920

Event: The Ease of Fiction: Curated by Dexter Wimberly
Location: CAM Raleigh: 409 W. Martin Street Raleigh, NC 27603
Category: Museum/Gallery, Children's Activities
Times: Wednesday - Friday: 11 to 6:30, Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5
Event Dates: 3/3/2016 - 6/19/2016
Additional Info: The Ease of Fiction presents the work of four African artists living in the United States as the foundation of a critical discussion about history, fact, and fiction. The artists, ruby onyinyechi amanze (b. 1982, Nigeria), Duhirwe Rushemeza (b. 1977, Rwanda), Sherin Guirguis (b. 1974, Egypt), and Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981, Botswana), present recent paintings, drawings and sculptural works that explore issues of cultural identity, personal agency, and the very notion of "African art."

Event: Weekly Guided Tour
Location: CAM Raleigh: 409 W. Martin Street Raleigh, NC 27603
Category: Museum/Gallery, Children's Activities
Times: 2 PM
Event Dates: 3/3/2016 - 5/8/2016
Additional Info: Join CAM Raleigh on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. for a guided tour of current exhibitions. Guided tours are included in museum admission. Admission is free for CAM Raleigh members, children 10 and under, members of NARM and Mod/Co, active members of the US Military and their families, area College students and NC State College of Design students, staff and faculty.

Event: The Ease of Fiction
Location: CAM Raleigh
Category: Museum/Gallery, Arts/Crafts
Times: Wednesday-Friday 11-6:30, Saturday and Sunday 12-5
Event Dates: 3/4/2016 - 6/19/2016

Event: McFamily Fun Night
Sponsor: McDonald
Location: 4121 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
Category: Children's Activities, Community Centers, Other
Times: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Event Dates: 3/15/2016 - 7/6/2016
Additional Info: Join us for a night of family fun! Every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., the Blue Ridge McDonald's on 4121 Blue Ridge Rd. in Raleigh is hosting special McFamily Fun Nights. Events will include promotions such as 99 cent Happy Meals and activities like Bingo, crafts and prizes for all. We can't wait to see you there!

Event: Weekly Guided Tour
Location: CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin Street Raleigh, NC 27603
Category: Museum/Gallery
Times: 2 to 3 PM
Event Dates: 3/20/2016 - 6/19/2016
Additional Info: Join CAM Raleigh on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. for a guided tour of current exhibitions. Guided tours are included in museum admission. Admission is free for CAM Raleigh members, children 10 and under, members of NARM and Mod/Co, active members of the US Military and their families, area College students and NC State College of Design students, staff and faculty.

Event: PlayMakers Repertory Company presents â€Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sponsor: PlayMakers Repertory Company
Location: Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC
Category: Theatre
Times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, April 9. Previews: March 30, 31, April 1. Opening Night: April 2.
Event Dates: 3/30/2016 - 4/23/2016
Additional Info: a bloody great musical The brilliant tale of obsession and revenge, Sweeney Todd combines melodrama, murder - and "the worst pies in London" - with a sumptuous score by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. Join the murderous barber and his culinary accomplice Mrs. Lovett for a spellbinding evening of comic turns and thrilling drama. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

Event: PlayMakers Repertory Company presents â€Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sponsor: PlayMakers Repertory Company
Location: Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC
Category: Theatre
Times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, April 9. Previews: March 30, 31, April 1. Opening Night: April 2.
Event Dates: 3/30/2016 - 4/23/2016
Additional Info:a bloody great musical The brilliant tale of obsession and revenge, Sweeney Todd combines melodrama, murder - and "the worst pies in London" - with a sumptuous score by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. Join the murderous barber and his culinary accomplice Mrs. Lovett for a spellbinding evening of comic turns and thrilling drama. MULTIPLE TONY AWARD-WINNER [a] "whopping grisly yarn ... thumping good entertainment" - The New York Times For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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