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A New Experience New Brier Creek Harris Teeter Touts In-Store Bar

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Sentinel Primary Care New Primary Care Facility Opens in Brier Creek

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Trali Irish Pub Trivia Popular Irish restaurant and pub offers weekly trivia competition

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Northern Wake Fire Dept. Bay Leaf, Stony Hill Form New Public Safety Entity

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East Meets West Morrisville Festival Seeks Sponsors and Participants

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National Night Out Annual Celebration at Cedar Fork Community Center

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Children’s Business Fair Park West Village Hosts Young Entrepreneurs

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Transition to the Triangle Alcami Plans to Move Headquarters to the RTP

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Purple Heart Banquet Retired Army Maj. Gen. Keynotes Annual Event

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Go. See. Do. 13 22 24 27 28

A Special Place New Brier Creek Principal Ready to Tackle Challenge

Community Events School Events Community Sports Walks, Runs and Rides Outdoor Activities

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The End to Sleeping In!

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The end of summer and back-to-school: A time-honored tradition, the alpha and omega – and the end to sleeping in and staying up late. August is always a bittersweet time for me. You realize your days are growing shorter, that soon you will be returning to backpacks and sack lunches, that sweet corn and watermelon soon will become a thing of the past. And although autumn is just around the corner, we try to hang onto the promise of summer – if only just a little longer. The carefree days barefoot in the grass, the good times up at the lake and the balmy nights under a star filled sky. Like many students, my first day of school was always a mixture of nerves and excitement. Thankfully, we didn’t have social media and texting back then (I can only imagine!). A student’s anticipation really begins to grow the night before the first big day: What to wear; how to find your friend –many you haven’t seen over the summer; will you like your new teachers; and who will you sit by for lunch? Back to school can also be stressful for parents, such as getting out the door on time and helping your students manage their days. The team at 919 Magazine can certainly identify -- so we have gathered some useful tips for students and parents, beginning on Page 54. In this special issue, we also introduce new faces to our area school campuses. • Kathy Livengood, the new Principal at Brier Creek Elementary School, reveals her plan for keeping it about the kids and how to tackle growing pains at the North Raleigh elementary school. Find it beginning on Page 30. • Next up, on Page 42, we discover Christopher Davis, the new head basketball coach at Millbrook High School – who is replacing a true coaching legend and facing what he calls his greatest challenge. • This issue also includes a special local student and star swimmer: Ana Johnson, who inspires me in and out of the pool. Battling a rare tumor with treatment at the Mayo Clinic, she still finds the strength to “just keep swimming.” Read about her incredible journey on Page 58. As we enjoy the end of summer and surge ahead to autumn, I want to remind our readers to #BrakeforBuses. Let’s keep our kids and families safe in the 919. Welcome back students!

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

8/10, 15

BRIER CREEK/ BETHESDA/RDU

Tracks 2 & 4 8/10: 5:30 pm; 8/15: 8 am Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 briercreekpta.org

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8/16

8/17

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Kindergarten Popsicle Play Date

9:30-10:15 am, Thu; age 9-24 mon; $40 fee 10:30-11:15 am, Thu; age 2-3; $40 fee 11:30-12:15 pm, Thu; age 3-4; $40 fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

6-8 pm Pleasant Grove Elementary 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Rd 919-694-8770 wcpss.net/pleasantgrovees

8/26

8/3

Parent Open House

8/26

8/4

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher

Track 4: 12 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 briercreekpta.org

Photography Contest Winners Reception

2-4 pm; free; public invited Visitors Center William B Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Dr, Raleigh 919-852-2268 umsteadcoalition.org

8/7,14, 21, 28 Pub Trivia Quiz

8/26-27

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‘How to Get Your Teacher Ready’

Special story time event for children, with activities to follow 11 am; free Barnes & Noble Brier Creek 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-484-9903 barnesandnoble.com

Track 4: 6-8 pm Pine Hollow Middle 5365 Bartram Pl, Raleigh 919-694-8880 wcpss.net/pinehollowms

First Day of Classes Bethesda Christian Academy

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8/3-31

First Day of School

International Preschool of Raleigh 2730 Godley Ln, Raleigh 919-957-7249 ipraleigh.com

Camp Pump It Up Organized exercise, play, art and craft projects, games and more 9:30 am-2:30 pm; age 4-12 $35 per day; $100 for 3-day camp Reservations required Pump It Up Brier Creek 10700 World Trade Blvd #112 919-828-3344 pumpitupparty.com/raleigh-nc

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Senior Golf Classic

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First Day of Classes

JUL/AUG

Beginner Line Dance at the Creek

Easy, short dances with emphasis on having a good time (pop, country, oldies) 6:30-8:30, Wed; thru 8/9; age 18-up; $2 fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

BC Exercise Fitness Center

Sports Camps

Take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strength- training equipment Age 18-up; $5 drop-in (30-day passes $15) Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

Summer Camps at Brier Creek

Golf, tennis and fitness techniques 9 am-12 pm; age 6-12; $180 fee Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

Registration open until filled 8/1-3: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 8/7-11: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

Open Enrollment

An international school providing half-day preschool education for children ages 2-5; contact now for a no-obligation tour International Preschool of Raleigh 2730 Godley Ln, Raleigh 919-957-7249 ipraleigh.com

Bethesda Elementary 2009 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-560-3904 bethsda.dpsnc.net

SEP 9/7-9

Brier Creek Seniors Club

Fun and exciting activities Tue, 10-11:30 am; free; age 55-up Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

The Citation

Men’s Members-Guest golf tournament Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

LEESVILLE/ NORTH RALEIGH JUL 7/27-8/31

Petite Picassos

Classes encourage children to create unique works of art by exploring various painting and craft techniques 10:45-11:45 am, Thu; age 3-4; $60 fee Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

7/28

Magic and Balloon Art

4:30-5:30 pm; Grades K-5; free North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries

AUG 8/1-29

Ageless Grace

Learn 21 simple rules for lifelong comfort by improving balance, flexibility, more 2-2:45 pm, Wed; $8 fee Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov

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8/11

Tai Chi

4-5 pm, Mon, Fri; age 18-up; $55 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

8/7-28

8/5

Open House

Funky Hip Hop Dance

High energy class for boys and girls 5-6 pm, Mon; age 5-8; $40 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

10 am-1 pm Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181 chesterbrookacademy.com

8/5-26

8/10-31

Destination France For Tots

Youths travel to France via books, music and food 10:30-11:15 am, Sat; age 3-5; $40 fee Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov

Gentle Yoga for Beginners

Accommodates students of all levels 9:15-10:15 am, Thu; $8 fee Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov

Girls and Their Dolls Night Out

An evening of games, dinner, movies, crafts and more 5:30-8:30 pm; age 5-12; $15 fee Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880

8/12

Divorce Workshop

Registration: 8 am Workshop: 8:30 am-12 pm $40 Second Saturday 3600 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-539-5468 secondsaturdaywakecounty.com

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JUL/AUG

Prepare for a successful transition back to school 7-8:30pm; $10 fee (couples, $15) Temple Beth Or 5315 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh raleighcaryjfs.org

Take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strength- training equipment Age 18-up; ($15 class fee) Abbots Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov

Back to School Survival Workshop

8/22

First Day of Classes For Upper School

8/22-10/10

Belly Dance For Beginners

8/23

First Day of Classes For Lower School

8/25

Meet the Teacher

4-5 pm (last names A-K) 5-6 pm (last names 5-6 pm) 10 am-1 pm Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181 chesterbrookacademy.com

MORRISVILLE/ NORTH CARY

‘Eyeless in Gaza’

JCC Film Series presentation, with panel discussion Free for members, $10 for public; 2-4:30 pm Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh shalomraleigh.org

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National Night Out

Inflatables, emergency vehicles on display, dunking booth, and more; sponsored by Morrisville Police Dept. 6-9 pm; free Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-1600 townofmorrisville.org

8/1

Notary Public Class

9 am-5 pm; $150 fee for members Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hill Dr, Ste A, Morrisville 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

8/1,8, 15, 22, 29

Pub Trivia Quiz

8:30 pm $100 gift voucher each round Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

8/3-31

Martial Arts Classes

Build character and confidence 6:15-6:45 pm, Thu; age 3-5, $24 6:45-7:45 pm, Thu; age 6-12; $35 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

JUL 7/29

8/27

Millbrook Exchange Fitness Center

Take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment Age 18-up; (30-day passes $12) Lake Lynn Community Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-996-4156 parks.raleighnc.gov

Includes Convocation Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

Lake Lynn Fitness Center

Take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strength- training equipment Age 18-up; (30-day passes $10) Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

7-7:55 pm, Fri; age 18-up; $88 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Various times and dates; $200 fee Optimist Aquatic Center 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2882 parks.raleighnc.gov

Includes Senior Prayer Luncheon Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

Abbots Creek Fitness Center

AUG 8/1

Steve Somers Magic

4:30-5:30 pm; Grades K-5; free West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries

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Acoustic Nights in The District Music Series

8/4: Justin Fouts 8/5: Daniel Johnson 8/11: Meredith Davis 8/12: Christina Taylor 8/18: Brittany Davis 8/19: Matt Rogers 8/25: Adam Pitts 8/26: Phil Lee Jr 9/1: Brooke Hatala 9/2: Garrett Speer

8/16-9/13

Featuring local musicians on Friday and Saturday nights 6-9 pm; free outdoor venue

8/7-10/31

Morrisville Youth Fall Sports Leagues

8/17

Youth Soccer (age 4-13) Girls Youth Volleyball (age 7-12) Little League Baseball (age 5-12) 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org/athletics

8/8

Morrisville Chamber KNOW Luncheon

Providing professional development and networking for women in business 11:30 am-1 pm; $37 per employee of member firms, $53 for non-members Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Dr, Cary 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

Park West Village 3400 Village Market Pl, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net

Voice for Teens

5-6 pm, Wed; age 12-plus, $150 Morrisville Christian Church 222 Church St, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

New Member Lunch

11:30 am-1 pm; free for members Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hill Dr, Ste A, Morrisville 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

8/19

BBQ and Bingo

An evening of food and fun 5-9 pm; age 55-plus; $7 fee Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

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9/28

Young entrepreneurs display their work 10 am-1 pm; free The District at Park West Village 3400 Village Market Pl, Morrisville parkwestvillage.net

Members networking opportunity 7:30-8:30 am; free for members (non-members invited for one session) Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

Triangle Children’s Business Fair

Coffee & Connections

8/21-25

10/23

Sponsored by the Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department 8/21-25; age 12-15; $125 (residents) 9-4 pm; Morrisville Fire Station 1 Morrisville Fire Dept 919-463-6122 spadgett@townofmorrisville.org

Presented by Advance Auto Parts, Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Captain’s Choice format, con tests, breakfast, lunch, reception, raffle Rgistration, 8 am; start, 10 am Governors Club 10100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill 919-463-7154 morrisvillechamber.org

Junior Firefighter Camp

8/21-9/18

Beginner Piano Classes

3:45-4:45 pm, Mon; age 5-plus, $150 Morrisville Christian Church 222 Church St, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

10/26

Entrepreneurial Workshop

Presented by Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 7:30-10 am; free for members, including breakfast, networking ($15 for non-members) Lenova 1009 Think Place, Building One 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

JUL-AUG

Camp Cedar Fork Community Center Camps

Separate camps for rising kindergarteners, and rising students in Grades 1-5 7:30 am-6 pm K: $145 (residents) Grades 1-5: $125 (residents) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

8/25

Fall Festival

Trick-or-treating, movie night, costume contest, hayrides, more 4-8 pm; free The District at Park West Village 3400 Village Market Pl, Morrisville parkwestvillage.net

8/23

Fall Golf Classic

National Senior Citizens Day Lunch

A day of fun, with hot dog lunch 12-3 pm; age 55-plus; free Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

Happy Hour at the Frontier

4:30-6:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

8/23

The Future of Talent

Improving career readiness and transitioning from higher education to work (a panel discussion) 5:30-7:30 pm; free The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

8/29

Big Top 16: Reverse Job Fair

Find a job, find an employee and network with peers 6-8 pm; free (registration required) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

SEP 9/16

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K

Run and walk to benefit building for America’s bravest 8 am (food, music, beer garden) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP tunnel2towers.org

Product CampRTP Fall 2017 Event

Annual fall event for networking, learning and sharing knowledge 5:30-9:30 pm; free (registration required) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

East Meets West Festival

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Celebrating diversity with a day of food, culture and music from around the world 11 am-4 pm; free Town Hall Drive, Morrisville eastmeetswstmorrsville.org

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RTP Food Truck Rodeo 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Fri The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

RTPfit Yoga

SOUTHPOINT/ SOUTH DURHAM

RTPfit Muscle Mix

AUG 8/2, 16

JUL/AUG

11:30 am-12:30 pm, Wed The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups

11:30 am-12:30 pm; Thu The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

Entrepreneurs share coffee, ideas and advice 9 am, Wed The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr 1millioncups.com/rtp

RTPfit Cardio Mix

RTPfit Core & More

Fleet Feet Sports Weekly Run Club

5:30 pm, Thu The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

11:30 am-12:30 pm, Tue The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

RTPfit Muscle Max

11:30 am-12:30 pm; Fri The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

4:45-5:30 pm, Mon The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

RTPfit Yoga Flow

11:30 am-12:30 pm, Mon The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

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Storytime on the Roof

Sponsored by Durham County Library 10:30 am; free; all ages Pre-registration required The Durham Hotel 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham 919-768-8831 thedurham.com

8/4

Kids & Teens Summer Cooking

Sur La Table Streets at Southpoint Level 1, near Main Street 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 919-248-4705 streetsatsouthpoint.com surlatable.com

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WAKEFIELD/ ROLESVILLE/ WAKE FOREST

8/5, 12, 19, 26

Music on Main

8/5: Midngiht Allie 8/12: Holiday Band 8/19: Hickory Switch 8/26: Casa Blanca Orchestra 6-9 pm; free Streets at Southpoint Lower Center Court 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 919-572-8808 streetsatsouthpoint.com

JUL 7/25

Kitchen Science Experiments

8/15

4:30-5:30 pm; Grade 3-5; free Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries

Jazz Night On The Roof

6-9 pm; free The Durham Hotel 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham 919-768-8831 thedurham.com

7/29

8/18

Mark G. Meadows & The Movement

7/29

Jazz piano and vocals 7 pm, 10 pm; $16.50 Beyu Caffee 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

Kamara Thomas Soul and country music 7 pm, 9 pm; $13 Beyu Caffee 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

AUG 8/3

Back Porch Music on the Lawn

8/3: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Acoustic Manner 8/17: Acoustic Syndicate 8/31: Seldom Scene, Cicadia Rhythm American Tobacco Amphitheater 318 Blackwell St, Durham Americantobaccocampus.com

8/5

RDC Marathon and Half Marathon

Benefit for ALS research, presented by FS Series Streets at Southpoint 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham RDCmarathon.com 919 Magazine

9th Annual Purple Heart Banquet

Concert in the Park

Presented by Town of Wake Forest, Wake Forest ARTS, PineCone, and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake Co 5 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov

8/7

Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

Honoring Robert King Raymond 11 am-12:30 pm Town Hall Centennial Plaza 301 Brooks St, WF 919-529-3018 wakeforestnc.gov

8/11

Friday Night on White Featuring Love Tribe

6-9 pm; free Downtown Wake Forest wakeforestnc.gov

8/12

Movie Night at Joyner Park

8:30 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov

8/12

Family Movie Series

8:15-10 pm; free; concessions available Rolesville Middle School 4700 Burlington Mills Rd Rolesville 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov

8/12-13

Home & Garden Show

Sat: 9 am-4 pm; Sun: 12-5 pm; free WF Renaissance Centre 405 S Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestrencen.org

Open to Purple Heart recipients, veterans, military families, 8/12 public;featuring retired Army Cycle-A-Thon Maj. Gen. Douglas Lanier Rock and roll, riding and Carver as speaker raising money for Mercy for 5:30 pm America’s Children Richland Creek 9 am-5 pm Community Church Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club 3229 Burlington Mills Rd, WF 800 Granite Falls Blvd wakeforestpurpleheartfoundation.org Rolesville 919-562-8895 mac-cares.org

11/12

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Networking event for Rolesville businesses 8:30-10 am, Rolesville Town Hall Rolesville Chamber of Commerce 919-562-7069 rolesvillechamber.org

AUG/NOV 8/3, 17, 31

WFLPAC Reception

Official opening of WF Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit 2-4 pm WF Renaissance Centre 405 S Brooks St, WF 919-562-6384 wakeforestrencen.org

8/25

Movie Night at Joyner Park

8:30 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov

8/6

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Featuring the ‘The Magic Pipers’ 9:30 pm-12:30 am; $5 fee WF Renaissance Centre 405 Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance- centre.aspx

AUG

Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser

Fri, 9 am-4 pm; Sat, 7:30 am-12 pm Northern Wake Senior Center 235 E Holding Ave, WF 919-554-4111 resourcesforseniors.com

FNOW After Party

9/20

SEP 9/3

9/8

Dan the Magic Man

One-of-a-kind magic and comedy show Tickets: $5 WF Renaissance Centre 405 Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance- centre.aspx

Concert in the Park

Presented by Town of Wake Forest, Wake Forest ARTS, PineCone, and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake Co 5 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov

National Picnic Month National Golf Month National Catfish Month Week 2: National Smile Week Week 3: Friendship Week

8/1-7

International Clown Week

8/3

National Watermelon Day

8/4

National Chocolate Chip Cookie

8/10

9/8

Special observances in August 2017

Friday Night on White

National S’mores Day

8/13

Featured band: Crush 6-9 pm; free Downtown Wake Forest wakeforestnc.gov

Lefthanders’ Day

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Call Us Now To Schedule A Tour! International Preschool of Raleigh

2730 Godley Lane, Raleigh, NC 27617 (Brier Creek next to Frankie’s)

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8/19

National Potato Day National Senior Citizens Day

8/30

National Marshmallow Toasting Day

NORTH RALEIGH

SCHOOLS

AUG 8/3

BRIER CREEK/ BETHESDA

8/5

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher

8/8

8/10, 15

Open House Tracks 4: 5:30-6:30 pm Brassfield Road Elementary 2001 Brassfield Road, Raleigh 919-870-4080 wcpss.net/brassfieldes

Peek at My Seat

Tracks 2 & 4 8/10: 5:30 pm; 8/15: 8 am Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 briercreekpta.org

8/9, 10

8/14

Freshman Orientation

8/9: 1-4 pm 8/10: 9 am-12 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

First Day of School

International Preschool of Raleigh 2730 Godley Ln, Raleigh 919-957-7249 ipraleigh.com

8/10

8/16

Open House

10 am-1 pm Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181 chesterbrookacademy.com

Track 4: 12 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 briercreekpta.org

Parent Open House

Track 4: 6-8 pm Pine Hollow Middle 5365 Bartram Pl, Raleigh 919-694-8880 wcpss.net/pinehollowms

AUG 8/4

First Day of Classes For Durham Schools

Traditional campuses Bethesda Elementary 2009 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-560-3904 bethsda.dpsnc.net

8/21

8/16

8/28

V-J Day (Victory over Japan)

First Day of Classes Bethesda Christian Academy

Open House

Track 4: 5 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333 wcpss.net/sycamorecreekes

4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham 919-596-5420 bcacrusaders.org

8/17

8/10-11

6-8 pm Pleasant Grove Elementary 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Rd 919-694-8770 wcpss.net/pleasantgrovees

Class of 2021 orientation 8:30-11:30 am Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

Kindergarten Popsicle Play Date

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MHS CATS Camp

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Ident-a-Kid

Tracks 1, 2: 9:30 am Brassfield Road Elementary 2001 Brassfield Road, Raleigh 919-870-4080 wcpss.net/brassfieldes

8/17-18, 21-25

Teacher Workdays

Jeffreys Grove Elementary 6119 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh 919-881-4910 wcpss.net/jeffreysgrovees

8/17

Kindergarten PJ Storytime

A kickoff potluck event Leesville Road Elementary 8402 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4200 wcpss.net/leesvilleroades

8/17-18, 21-25

Teacher Workdays

Abbotts Creek Elementary 9900 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-694-0555 wcpss.net/abbottscreekes

8/22

First Day of Classes For Upper School

Includes Senior Prayer Luncheon Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

8/23

Ident-A-Kid

1 pm Durant Road Middle 10401 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4098 wcpss.net/durantroadms 8/23

8/23

Pride Launch Day

Freshmen orientation 8-10:30 am Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4250 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs

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8/28-29

Includes Convocation Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

8/28: Middle School 8/29: Elementary School Check website for times The Franciscan School 10000 Saint Francis Dr, Raleigh 919-847-8205 franciscanschool.org

First Day of Classes For Lower School

8/23

Catapult Camp 2017 Rising 6th Graders Orientation

8/28

8:30 am-12 pm West Millbrook Middle 6115 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4050 wcpss.net/westmillbrookms

Meet the Teacher

SEP/OCT 9/16

5-6 pm: Grades 1-5 6-7:30 pm: Grades 6-8 Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr, Raleigh 919-571-6800 hilburnacademy.netjeff8/25

Upper School Retreat Trinity Academy

10/2-6

10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

Pride Camp 2017

10/6

For 6th Graders, new students; Check website for time Leesville Road Middle 8406 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4141 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadms

Meet the Teacher

4-5 pm (last names A-K) 5-6 pm (last names 5-6 pm) 10 am-1 pm Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181 chesterbrookacademy.com

MORRISVILLE/ NORTH CARY AUG 8/10, 15

8/28

Homecoming and Fall Family Picnic

Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

8/25

Spirit Week Trinity Academy

10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

8/25

4th Annual ‘An Exceptional Evening’

Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

8/25

First Day of Classes

East Millbrook Middle 3801 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8755 wcpss.net/eastmillbrookms

8/24

Parent Info Night

First Day of Classes

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Check website for times Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs

First Day of Classes RTP High School

3106 E NC54, Research Triangle Park 919-998-6757 researchtrianglehighschool.org

8/15

Freshman Orientation

9 am-12 pm Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary 919-463-8656 wcpss.net/panthercreekhs

8/17

Meet the Teacher Night

Track 4: 5:30-7:30 pm East Cary Middle 1111 SE Maynard Rd, Cary 919-466-4377 wcpss.net/eastcaryms

8/22

Senior Night

5:30 pm Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs

8/23

Meet the Teachers

Check website for time, information Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary 919-463-8656 wcpss.net/panthercreekhs

8/25

Open House

6th Grade: 8:30-10 am 7th, 8th Grades: 10:30 am-12 pm Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-466-1500 wcpss.net/millsparkms

8/28-31

New Student Orientation

Lynn Road Elementary 1601 Lynn Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4094 wcpss.net/lynnroades

8/14

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Kindergarten Starts 8/28: Last names A-F

8/29: Last names G-M 8/30: Last names N-Si 8/31: Last names So-Z Cedar Fork Elementary 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-388-5240 wcpss.net/cedarforkes SUMMER 2017

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8/16

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Track 4: 6-7:30 pm Morrisville Elementary 1529 Morrisville Pkwy Morrisville 919-460-3400 morrisvilleyearround.org

Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, Wake Forest 919-570-5600 wcpss.net/heritagehs

ACTIVITIES

Open House

8/17

NORTH WAKE AUG 8/3, 31

8/23

Open House

11 am-1 pm Wakefield Elementary 2400 Wakefield Pines Dr Raleigh 919-562-3555 wcpss.net/wakefieldes

Open House

8/3, 5:30 pm: Tracks 1, 2 8/31, 5:30 pm: Tracks 3, 4 Rolesville Middle 4700 Burlinton Mills Rd Rolesville 919-570-2260 wcpss.net/rolesvillems

8/25

8/10

Open House

Track 4: 6-7 pm Heritage Elementary 3500 Rogers Rd, WF 919-562-6006 heritagees.wcpss.net

Senior Orientation

Meet Your Teacher

3-5 pm Rolesville Elementary 307 S Main St, Rolesville 919-554-8686 wcpss.net/rolesvillees

Freshman Ram Camp

8 am-12:30 pm Rolesville High 1099 E Young St, Rolesville 919-554-6303 rolesvillehs.com

8/28

8/10

Track 4: 6 pm Sanford Creek Elementary 701 Granite Falls Blvd Rolesville 919-570-2100 wcpss.net/sanfordcreekes

8/28

Wake Forest Middle 1800 S Main St, WF 919-554-8440 wcpss.net/wakeforestms

Open House

First Day of Classes Fox Road Elementary 7101 Fox Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8845 wcpss.net/foxroades

8/10

First Day of Classes

Cougar Camp

Check website for time Wake Forest High 420 W Stadium Dr, WF 919-554-8611 wcpss.net/wakeforesths

SEP 9/11

8/11

Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr Raleigh 919-562-3600 wcpss.net/wakefieldhs

PTA Movie Night

7-9 pm North Forest Pines Elementary 11501 Forest Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-570-2220 northforestpines.weebly.com

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JUL 7/21-8/6

‘Glorius!’

Comedy performance at internationally acclaimed theatre in Raleigh Various performance times Tickets: 919-831-6058 Theatre in the Park 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh info@theatreinthepark.com theatreinthepark.com

AUG 8/1-6

Motown the Musical

Various times, ticket prices Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St, Durham 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

8/6

Cisskho & McCall Concert in the Park

Presented by Town of Wake Forest in partnership with Pinecone 5 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest pinecone.org

8/12

Eddie Money ‘Rock Your World’ Concert

6 pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 800-514-3849 boothamphitheatre.com

8/12

Pinecone in Cary Jonathon Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy 7 pm; free Sertoma Amphitheatre Bond Park 801 High House Rd, Cary pinecone.org

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Community Art and Music Festival

12 pm-5 pm; free A variety of beer, food, music, and shopping Lafayette Village 8480 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh lafayettevillageraleigh.com

7 pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 800-514-3849 boothamphitheatre.com

Oktoberfest at Lafayette Village

9/16

8/19

Triangle Children’s Business Fair

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

7:30 pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 800-514-3849 boothamphitheatre.com

Young entrepreneurs display their work 10 am-1 pm; free The District at Park West Village 3400 Village Market Pl Morrisville parkwestvillage.net

9/22-10/8

‘Playing With Fire’

A dying Victor Frankenstein tracks down his monster at the frozen North Pole Various performance times Tickets: 919-831-6058 Theatre in the Park 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh info@theatreinthepark.com theatreinthepark.com

8/26

9/24

Live music, dance performances, art exhibition, activities for youths,food vendors, more 3-6 pm; all ages; free Powell Drive Park 740 Powell Drive Park, Raleigh parks.raleighnc.gov

9/16

Photography Contest Winners Reception

2-4 pm; free; public invited Visitors Center William B Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Dr, Raleigh 919-852-2268 umsteadcoalition.org

9/23

8/26-27

Celebrating 41st Anniversary Cary Town Hall Campus 316 N Academy St, Cary 919-469-4000 Townofcary.org

9/23

Celebrating diversity with a day of food, culture and music from around the world 11 am-4 pm; free Town Hall Drive, Morrisville eastmeetswstmorrsville.org

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

SEP/OCT 9/3

East Meets West Festival

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

8 pm; various ticket prices Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St, Durham 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

Piney Woods Boys Concert in the Park

Presented by Town of Wake Forest in partnership with Pinecone 5 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest pinecone.org

9/23

4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Allison Krauss & David Gray

10/6-7

Triangle Octoberfest

6 pm, Fri; 1 pm, Sat Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 800-514-3849 boothamphitheatre.com

10/18-21

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival

Dedicated to sustainability and showcasing food and beverage Various ticket prices and locations Downtown Chapel Hill 408-822-0276 info@terravitaevent.com terravitaevent.com

10/21

Carolina Uprising

Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Pure Prairie League, Poco, and more 12 pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 800-514-3849 boothamphitheatre.com

10/26

Fall Festival

Trick-or-treating, movie night, costume contest, hayrides, and more 4-8 pm; free The District at Park West Village 3400 Village Market Pl Morrisville parkwestvillage.net

9 am Koka Booth Amphitheatre 9/15-17 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary Downtown Raleigh 800-514-3849 Home Show boothamphitheatre.com Raleigh Convention Center 500 S Salisbury St 877-871-7469 raleighfallshow.com 919 Magazine

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8/4-10/21

Charles M. Schulz’s traditional holiday TV special comes to the live stage Various performance times Tickets: 919-831-6058 Theatre in the Park 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh info@theatreinthepark.com

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

12/15-24

‘The Santaland Diaries’

A down-on-his-luck actor arrives in New York and works as a Macy’s Santaland elf Various performance times Tickets: 919-831-6058 Theatre in the Park 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh info@theatreinthepark.com theatreinthepark.com

Live Irish Music Session

3-6 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

Jumping, games, dinner, movie 6-10 pm, Fridays; age 4-12 Pump It Up Brier Creek 10700 World Trade Blvd #112 919-828-3344 pumpitupparty.com/raleigh-nc

8/5

Brew HaHA! Comedy Night

9:30-11:30 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

NIGHTLIFE 7/29

Traditional Irish Music and Dance

8/7,14, 21, 28

7-10 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

Pub Trivia Quiz

9 pm $100 gift voucher each round Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

8/1, 8, 15, 22, 29

JUL/AUG

Pub Trivia Quiz

8:30 pm $100 gift voucher each round Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com 919 Magazine

8/4: Justin Fouts 8/5: Daniel Johnson 8/11: Meredith Davis 8/12: Christina Taylor 8/18: Brittany Davis 8/19: Matt Rogers 8/25: Adam Pitts 8/26: Phil Lee Jr 9/1: Brooke Hatala 9/2: Garrett Speer

Parents’ Night Out

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Featuring local musicians on Friday and Saturday nights 6-9 pm; free outdoor venue

8/5

AUG

Acoustic Nights in The District Music Series

Park West Village 3400 Village Market Pl Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net

SPECIALS/OTHER

Live Music

Check website for information Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

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Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant

Weekend brunch; live music; special events; ‘build your own Bloody Mary Bar’ every Sunday, 12-5 pm Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

COMMUNITY SPORTS REGISTRATIONS, CAMPS, LESSONS JUL/AUG

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Junior Firefighter Camp Registration Opens

BC Exercise Fitness Center

Adult Volleyball

Various times and dates; $200 fee Optimist Aquatic Center 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2882 parks.raleighnc.gov

For youth age 12-15, 9 am-4 pm, 8/21-25; $125 fee for residents Morrisville Fire/Rescue Station #1 919-463-6122 spadgett@townofmorrisville.org

Take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strength- training equipment Age 18-up; $5 drop-in (30-day passes $15) Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov 6:30-8:30 pm, Thu; age 16-up Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Camp Cedar Fork Community Center Camps

Summer Camps at Brier Creek

JUL 8/29

Summer Day Camps

AUG 8/5

Indoor Pickleball

2017 Cycle NC Mountain Ride

Ride, entertainment, activities, more Adults, $155; youths, $40 Bryson City, NC cyclenc@ncsports.org 919-361-1133 cyclenorthcarolina.org

North Raleigh Swim Lessons

8/12

Read, Write, Run 5K

8/19

22nd Annual Raleigh Run for Life

8 am Benefits the Birthchoice Foundation WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary raleighrunforlife.org

8/26

Java Jive Jog 5K/10K

8 am Java Jive 2425 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary fsseries.com

Baseball & Softball Youth Camp

For boys and girls 9 am-12 pm; K-8th Graders; $55 HHS baseball, softball fields Heritage High School 1150 Forestville Rd, Wake Forest wakecountyathletics.com/huskys portscamps

SEP-NOV 9/16

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K

Run and walk to benefit building for America’s bravest 8 am (food, music, beer garden) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP tunnel2towers.org

Cycle-A-Thon

At various times for all ages Optimist Pool 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2882 Millbrook Exchange Pool 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-996-4130 Buffalo Road Aquatics Center 5908 Buffalo Rd, Raleigh 919-996-5600 parks.raleighnc.gov 919 Magazine

Bella Rose Strides for Babies

8/5-6

8/26

8 am Proceeds benefit research and awareness of SIDS WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary runsignup,com.com

At various times, dates; age 18-up; course fee, $10 – or $2 drop-in fee Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

Bull Moon Ride & Run

Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Durham 8 pm Durham Bulls Athletic Park Downtown Durham riderunforhabitat.org

Rolesville Parks and Recreation Weekly Summer Day, Safari Camps Through 8/11; 7:30 am-6 pm $230 (residents); $250 (non-residents) Town of Rolesville 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov

Youth Soccer (age 4-13) Girls Youth Volleyball (age 7-12) Little League Baseball (age 5-12) 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org/athletics

8:30 am Benefits the Berean Community Center, helping students in Millbrook community Berean Baptist Church 2400 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh runnc.com

Morrisville Youth Fall Sports Leagues

RUNS, WALKS, RIDES, GOLF

Registration open until filled 8/1-3: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 8/7-11: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

8/12

Separate camps for rising kindergarteners, and rising students in Grades 1-5 7:30 am-6 pm K: $145 (residents) Grades 1-5: $125 (residents) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

8/7-10/31

Rock and roll, riding and raising money for Mercy for America’s Children 9 am-5 pm Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club 800 Granite Falls Blvd Rolesville 919-562-8895 mac-cares.org

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9/30-10/7

Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast

Fully supported bicycle leisurely tour of state along back country roads, hosted by non-profit North Carolina Amateur Sports Registration: Adults (17-up), $85-$430, depending on date of registration and number of days of participation; youths, 6-16, $20-$418; optional meal plan cyclenorthcarolina.org

Forest Bugs

8/3, 10

11/12

Daring Discoverers

Make new friends and discover the wonders of nature 10:15 am-12 pm; age 6-8; $5 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

RDC Marathon and Half Marathon

Benefit for ALS research, presented by FS Series The Streets at Southpoint 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 919-376-9441 info@runrdc.com RDCmarathon.com

8/5

Birding with Vernon

Enjoy an easy walk while looking and listening for different types of birds 8:30-10 am; all ages; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES JUL 7/27

8/2

Make friends with ants, millipedes, slugs and beetles 10:15-11:45 am; age 3-5; $5 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

Fall Golf Classic

Presented by Advance Auto Parts, Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Captain’s Choice format, con tests, breakfast, lunch, reception, raffle Registration, 8 am; start, 10 am Governors Club 10100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill 919-463-7154 morrisvillechamber.org

Crabtree Casters

Join park staff for an informal fishing experience for the whole family 6:30-8 pm; all ages; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

10/23

Photo Hike

8/8,29

9:30 am William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-571-4170 William.umstead@ncparks.gov

Storybook Summer

Join a nature instructor to read a nature-themed storybook, then head out on a hike to look for elements of the story 10-11 am; age 2-6; $1 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

8/8

Nature Play Day

10 am-12 pm; age 3-5; free Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

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8/11

Going Batty

Discover the importance of bats 8-10 pm; age 5-up; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

8/11

Nature and Sensory Play Day

Staff guided activities to delight the senses and encourage nature play 10 am-12 pm; all ages; free Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

8/12

The Nighy Shift See what animals are active at night 8-9:30 pm; age 6-up; $3 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

8/22

Calling All Coyotes

Learn about coyotes, and take home a themed craft 10-11 am; age 3-5; $3 fee Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 2900 Horse Shoe Farm Road 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

8/26

Photography Contest Winners Reception

2-4 pm; free; public invited Visitors Center William B Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Dr, Raleigh 919-852-2268 umsteadcoalition.org

8/26

Nature Way Station

Learn about different plants and animals 6-7 pm; all ages; free Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 2900 Horse Shoe Farm Road 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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A Special Place New Brier Creek Principal Ready to Tackle Challenge By G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

Kathy Livengood believes Brier Creek is a special place. “With the attached community center and park, housing within walking distance, shopping and

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businesses that supports the schools, Brier Creek is the epitome of the 21st Century community school,” the new Brier Creek Elementary School principal said.

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‘Brier Creek is the epitome of the 21st Century community school.’ KATHY LIVENGOOD

Principal Kathy Livengood at the Brier Creek Elementary school bus drop off area

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But she is also a realist. “I love the urban feel, but the fact that the (Brier Creek) school is land-locked is also one of the challenges,” the Raleigh native said. “We are in a growing area, but our school does not have the space to grow with the growing population around it.” In her new position, Livengood tries to stay centered on the larger education issues facing elementary school administrators and teachers right now. “The headlines capture some of the big issues in education, like budgets and class sizes – but in the dayto-day life in a school, that’s not what permeates the

Kathy Livengood Profile RESIDENCE: Transitioning to Raleigh

(Wake County resident since 2002)

AGE: 43 PROFESSION: Principal, Brier Creek Elementary EDUCATION: Appalachian State University, 1996 (Bachelors in Health Education; minor in Athletic Training); Louisiana State University, 1998 (Masters in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Sport Management); North Carolina State University, 2009 (Master of School Administration)

HOMETOWN: Raleigh AFFILIATIONS: Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh FAMILY: Husband, Andrew; daughter, Leighton, 8

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thoughts of teachers and administrators,” Livengood said. “We think about the faces of the children we see and their families. We think about how to give each of them exactly what they need with the time and the resources we have.” Livengood explained that internal conversations often center around individual students and small groups of students, their particular needs, and how the school can do things differently and work to make sure each student gets what he or she needs to be successful – not only now – but in the future. CONTINUED ON PAGE 34


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‘…I believe making a difference early is most important in shaping the future of a child’s life path.’ KATHY LIVENGOOD

Principal, Brier Creek Elementary

Principal Livengood introduces son Mason to his new kindergarten teacher

Principal Livengood sits in with BCES 1st Graders at a “Morning Meeting” to discuss “what they’re grateful about”

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‘We are in a growing area, but our school does not have the space to grow with the growing population around it.’ KATHY LIVENGOOD Principal, Brier Creek Elementary A product of the Wake County Public School System, Livengood went to Appalachian State University for her undergraduate degree – before heading to Louisiana State for a Masters in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Sports Management. ‘In 2007, I was awarded a Principal Fellows Scholarship and went to NC State to obtain my Masters of School Administration,” she said. “Based on some of my high school experiences, I knew I ultimately wanted to be an elementary school administrator, because I believe making a difference early is most important in shaping the future of a child’s life path.” After a wide variety of teaching experiences, she became Assistant Principal at Banks Road Elementary in Raleigh for five years – before moving into her current Brier Creek position. 34

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“I am so thankful to my incredible principal mentors Jessica Burroughs, and my principal at Banks Road – who allowed me to partner with her and see into what it takes to be an effective and compassionate leader,” she said. “And to Brian Pittman, my principal at Holly Ridge, now the principal at Holly Springs High, who challenged me, believed in me, and encouraged me in so many ways.”

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But her focus is now fully on the children of Brier Creek. “This is such a vibrant, growing area rich with cultural opportunities and a great school system,” she noted. “My philosophy is always kids first.”

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A New Experience New Brier Creek Harris Teeter Touts In-Store Bar

Brier Creek now has a completely new grocery experience. Opening in the new Corners at Brier Creek, Harris Teeter unveiled its new store in July – featuring in-store sampling, a hot foods bar, a sit-down wine and beer bar (with 16 beers on tap), a drive-through pharmacy, and weekly meal specials. Located at The Corners at Brier Creek, the 67,000 sq. ft. store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other store features include: • A full-service Butchers Market with Rancher Beef. • Fresh store-made sausage and burgers • A full-service Fishermans Market, with fresh steamed seafood • A full-service floral and custom floral arrangements

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A sit-down wine and beer bar (with 16 beers on tap) is a feature of the new Brier Creek Harris Teeter grocery store

The store also features a Starbucks and an extended hot foods buffet. The new Harris Teeter is located at 4221 Corners Parkway in North Raleigh, at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and T.W. Alexander Drive.

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The Umstead Coalition Presents Winning Photos The Umstead Coaltion presents its winning exhibits in its Annual Photography Contest at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the park’s Visitor Center. All winning entries – including honorable mentions – will be available for viewing during the event. In addition, many of the photos will be featured in the planned 2018 park calendar. The exhibit reception is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for the event, visit umsteadcoalition.org. The Visitor’s Center is located at 8801 Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh.

Pleasant Grove PTA Names New Officers Melissa Proctor is the new president of the Pleasant Grove Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. Other officers for the 2017-2018 school year include Mary Tomczak, Vice President; Jamey Janiszewski, Treasurer; and Lassandra Finley, Secretary. To join the PTA, visit wcpss.net/pleasantgrovees. For more information, visit 919-694-8770.

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Sentinel Primary Care Now Open in Brier Creek Sentinel Primary Care is now open in Brier Creek. Positioned to care passionately about primary health care and take extra time with each person, Sentinel is focused on making patients the center of attention and providing an excellent care experience. “We do primary care better. With our relationshipbased concierge model, we provide medical care that is personal, affordable, and top-notch,” said Dr. Patrick O’Connell, adding that the general internal medicine practice also provides care to the underserved without health insurance. Annual memberships offer a wide range of services, preventive care, illness management and office procedures. More information on the unique model is available at sentinelprimarycare.com. Sentinel’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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ply Chair; and Andrea Bertole and Erin Lewis, Teacher Appreciation Chairs. To join the PTA, visit briercreekpta.org.

Beth Rossen is the new president of the Brier Creek Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. Other officers, board members and committee chairs for the 2017-2018 school year include Alysia Romano, Vice President; Katie Johnson, Vice President of Communications and Advocacy Committee Chair; Vickie Suggs-Jones, Vice President of Volunteers/Room Parents; Kerrie Grant, Treasurer; Brandy Meyers, Secretary; Petra Anderson, Audit Committee Chair; Beth Pelter, Nominating Committee Chair; Jeannie Sollars, Arts Committee Chair; Romano and Elizabeth Frost, Book Fair Chairs; Elizabeth Frost, Box Tops Chair; Jackie Force, Bridget Smith, and Rhonda Vincent, Community Service Chairs; Lauren Syer, Family Night Chair; Vincent, Invest in Your Child Giving Campaign Chair; Stacy Reddy, Membership Chair; Tayce Lang, Screen on the Green Chair; Kelly Monce, School Sup-

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L E G E N D Highly Regarded New Millbrook Coach Confident He’s Up to Task By G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

Christopher Davis overcame a lot to become the new Men’s Basketball coach at Millbrook High School. “I went through a very tough process, where over 30 candidates applied for the job,” he said. “I had coached at Millbrook as Junior Varsity coach and Associate Head Coach for 16 seasons.” But that’s only the beginning of his upcoming task, as Davis is replacing a local legend. “Trying to fill the shoes of a Millbrook and North Carolina coaching legend, Scott McInnes, is my greatest challenge,” Davis said. “Plus, new teams in our league offer very good talent in our area with outstanding coaches.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 44

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‘Trying to fill the shoes of a Millbrook and North Carolina coaching legend, Scott McInnes, is my greatest challenge.’ CHRISTOPHER DAVIS

MHS Head Men’s Basketball Coach

New Millbrook High School Head Men’s Basketball Coach Christopher Davis in the MHS gymnasium

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Christopher Davis Profile RESIDENCE: AGE:

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McInnes, who stepped down from the Millbrook basketball position earlier this year to focus on his MHS athletic director duties and spend more time with his family, is the most successful coach in the school’s history – with a record of 357-121. His team qualified for the state playoffs in each of the 17 seasons he coached at Millbrook – and won 10 conference championships.

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Still, Davis is optimistic about the new opportunity. “I feel (a team) must change each season with what best suits your talent,” he said. “This keeps your program fresh and gives you a chance to be successful.” Davis’ coaching philosophy is simple – he has to be himself, in everything he does. : “Millbrook (basketball) will be about energy, effort and effectiveness,” he said. “My players, parents, “Maniacs” and Millbrook community can expect a program that will give 100 percent in all facets of the high school experience.” According to Davis, giving 100 percent involves community service, supporting various school clubs and events on campus, and working hard in the classroom and on the basketball court. That enthusiastic approach not only helped Davis secure his new position, it also garnered him a prestigious North Carolina honor – the 2016-2017 NCHSAA Homer Thompson Eight That Make A Difference Award.

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919 | PERSONALITY Coaches receiving the award – presented by the North Carolina Farm Bureau at the recent North Carolina High School Athletic Association annual meeting – are nominated for exemplary sportsmanship and are selected by virtue of their commitment to sportsmanship and leadership. Recipients serve as excellent role models to student-athletes with their positive and dedicated approach to the coaching profession. “Coach Davis is a tremendous asset to the school culture. Known as ‘Coach D’ he attends almost all athletic events displaying a bright and cheerful personality. He works with and mentors special needs students,” wrote MHS Student Body President Bridgett Rogers as part of the award ceremony in May. “Coach Davis is the picture of productive involvement. By that, more students invest themselves in the organizations they join. Coach D’s involvement is weighted with responsibility, leadership roles, and determination. His positive attitude is refreshing and infectious. He asks students and fellow teachers and coaches to be great and do great every day.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 47

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‘Millbrook (basketball) will be about energy, effort and effectiveness.’ CHRISTOPHER DAVIS

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919 | PERSONALITY Davis, a Raleigh native who refers to his hometown as “the greatest city in America”, also serves as Assistant Athletic Director, a Mentor, and a member of the Occupational Course Study program. He graduated from Enloe High School and NC State University. “When I first started college, I wanted to be the next great sportscaster – but a part time job at The Salvation Army Community Center made me change my mind and focus,” Davis said. “A great friend, Randy Gibson, told me I had a special gift working with students. He changed my life.“ And, by all accounts, it appears that Davis is doing the same thing – changing lives with his positive influence everyday at Millbrook. As he prepares for his first season as the 13th Head Men’s Basketball Coach at MHS (weightlifting and con-

ditioning and basketball skill workouts get under way quickly once school begins), Davis is thankful for his situation and and looks forward to the new school year and challenges on the court. He’s also realistic, given his years of experience at MHS. “My advantage is I already know the students and the community, which has always been supportive of all our athletic activities,” he said. “That can also be a disadvantage – it can be a gift and a curse – but I embrace all of it.”

MHS Principal Dana King with Coach Davis at MHS

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Coach Davis visits with former player Noah Connell, who graduated in 2017

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Bay Leaf, Stony Hill Form New Public Safety Entity Bay Leaf Volunteer Fire Department and Stony Hill Rural Fire Department are now combined into the Northern Wake Fire Department. The new public safety organization – with a combined 115 years of history and community service – provides fire and rescue services from five stations:

Pine Hollow PTSA Names New Officers Mellissa Reynolds is the new president of the Pine Hollow Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association. Other officers for the 2017-2018 school year include David Kannianen, Vice President; Kelly Monce, Treasurer; and Carrie Bauman, Secretary. To join the PTSA, visit wcpss.net/pinehollowms.

STATION 1:

For more information, visit 919-694-8880.

11713 Six Forks Road, Raleigh (919-847-3858)

Leesville Road Selects New Officers for PTSA

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7045 Stony Hill Road, Wake Forest (919-562-6425)

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13116 Norwood Road, Raleigh (919-848-7954)

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15633 New Light Road, Wake Forest (919-528-9675)

STATION 5:

1431 Lynn Road, Raleigh (919-848-0021)

The new department consists of both volunteer and career firefighters and emergency personnel.

Jill Russell is the new president of the Leesville Road High School Parent Teacher Student Association. Other officers for the 2017-2018 school year include Kathy Lakey, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy; Donna Ferrell, Vice President of Communications; Ginger Mann, Vice President of Academic Boosters; Caroline Rohs, Vice President of Staff Support; Charmane Dail, Vice President of Safety and Support; Janis Lawrence, Vice President of Ways and Means; Jennifer Bateman, Secretary; Beth Gracey, Treasurer; and Tina Subasic, Immediate Past Presdent. To join the PTSA, visit wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs.

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Swim Lessons Available At 3 North Raleigh Pools City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources aquatic centers in North Raleigh offer open pool time, group swimming lessons and activities, and one-on-one lessons for all ages throughout the summer. Daily resident admission is $3 for age 1-12; $4 for age 13-54; and $3 for age 55-older at Optimist Pool and Millbrook Exchange Pool. Buffalo Road Aquatics Center resident admission is $3 for age 1-12; $7 for age 13-54; and $5 for age 55-older. Non-resident admission is allowed at a slightly higher fee. Fifteen-swim punch passes, monthly passes and annual passes are available for all pools at significant discounts. Swimming lessons for individuals with disabilities also are available by calling 919-996-6213. Optimist Pool is located at 5902 Whittier Drive. Millbrook Exchange Pool is located at 1905 Spring Forest Road. Buffalo Road Aquatics Center is located at 5908 Buffalo Road. For more information, visit parks.raleighnc.gov.

‘An Exceptional Evening’ Sept. 16 in North Raleigh Trinity Academy’s 4th Annual “An Exceptional Evening” event is Saturday, Sept. 16 at he North Raleigh campus. Trinity Academy is located at 10224 Baileywick Road. For more information on the event, call 919786-0114 or visit trinityacademy.com. 919 Magazine

Sycamore Creek PTA Chooses New Officers

Cat Jackson is the new president of the Sycamore Creek Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. Other officers for the 2017-2018 school year include Amanda Howell, Vice President of Membership; Courtney Orning, Vice President of Communications; Leslie Rossner, Vice President of Hospitality; Leeanne Burda, Vice President of Staff Appreciation; Brendan Betts, Vice President of Fundraising; Ben Bobay, Track 1 Vice President; Beth Raymond, Track 2 Vice President; Meghan Becker, Track 3 Vice President; Amanda Meehan, Secretary; and Dawn Cain, Treasurer. To join the PTA, visit scespta.com. For more information, visit 919-841-4333.

Ready to Dance? Check Out Community Centers From ballet and tap to waltz and hip-hop, North Raleigh’s community centers offer a wide variety of dance lessons and activities throughout the summer. Utilizing a wide range of qualified instructors, the centers provide both beginners and more experienced youths and teens with many options on when and where to learn and perform. Several options on times, days and locations are available – and small fees are required. Among the locations where classes are available this summer: Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road in Leesville (919-870-2911); Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Road in Brier Creek (919-420-2340); Greystone Recreation Center, 771355 Lead Mine Road in North Raleigh; and Optimist Community Center, 5902 Whittier Road in North Raleigh (919-870-2880). For more information, visit parks.raleighnc.gov.

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Westgate Car Wash Offers Monthly Specials Westgate Car Wash’s new state of the art facility is conveniently located near the intersection of US Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue and I-540, making it convenient to Brier Creek, Leesville and all of North Raleigh. In addition to services such as both automated and handwashing -- and extra services such as pre-wash treatments, soft cloth auto washes, protectant applications, RainX treatments, interior cleaning and more, Westgate Car Wash also features several a variety of monthly clubs: • EXPRESS CLEAN CLUB: Exterior wash, including wheels, and the choice to ride through with your vehicle and add other services when desired ($24.95 per month).

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• SUPREME SHINE CLUB: Exterior wash and hand dry, including wheels; Armor All sealant and triple shine; Black Magic Tire Shine; exterior hand-dry, interior window cleaning; interior vacuum; and more ($39.95 per month). • EXTREME SHINE CLUB: Adds Extreme Shield Foam Bath and many other services ($79.95 per month). Unlimited Discount Car Wash plans also are available – and complete Full Service Details start at only $99.99. Westgate Car Wash is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The state of the art facility is conveniently located near the intersection of US Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue and I-540, making it convenient to Brier Creek, Leesville and all of North Raleigh. See Page 17 for discount coupon. For more information, call 919-865-5000 or visit westgatecarwash.com.

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SHORT TAKES • North Raleigh students named as National Merit Scholars and receiving $2,500 scholarships include: Jacob D. Phillips (Leesville Road High); and Allison N. Arber and Andrew T. Williams (Ravenscroft School). • Mami Nora’s – a popular restaurant on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh featuring Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken – is opening a Glenwood Avenue location near Duraleigh Road in North Raleigh. • Sycamore Creek Elementary Parent Teacher Association recognized Theresa Sarmiere as its 2016-17 Volunteer of the Year. • Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island hosted a naturalization ceremony for eight new Marines to become naturalized U.S. citizens – including U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian D. Knepper, who graduated from basic military training at Joint Base

San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. Knepper is the son of Ellen and Don Knepper of Raleigh and a 2010 graduate of Leesville Road High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. • Mary (Catie) Burnette, formerly assistant principal intern at Washington Elementary, is new assistant principal at Hilburn Academy in North Raleigh. • North Raleigh’s 2017 high school valedictorians include Leesville Road High’s Kathryn Konrad; Millbrook High’s Samuel Zachary Thomas and Michael Corvin Pasca; and Sanderson High’s Valerie Ann Lucas. • Allison Cleveland is the new principal at Wakefield Middle School. She previously was assistant principal Athens Drive High in Raleigh. • Victoria Privott is the new principal at Lynn Road Elementary. Previously, she was principal at Wakefield Elementary.

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Senior Wall Re-created Inside Leesville Road High The 2017 senior wall, a tradition at Leesville Road High School in North Raleigh, proved to be among the most popular ever – so the Senior Class of 2017 gifted it to the school. According to LRHS instructor Rob Patterson, the outside wall painting was re-created by the AP Studio Art class and spearheaded by Carson Rainey of the 2017 graduating class. Now, instead of being painted over outside, the 2017 version is now on display indefinitely (if not forever) on an inside wall in the school café area. Patterson isn’t sure if the concept will continue in future years. “We did leave room for another mural,” he said. “I guess time will tell. The outdoor senior wall concept is designed to promote the school spirit and enhance the school’s image. Thanks to the 2017 senior class, their spirit will stay a part of the campus for much longer.

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A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

New Start, New Friends, and Making it Really Count!

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Get involved with the school community. It’s not all work, you know. Studies show that students involved in sports, music, drama, clubs and other school activities achieve higher GPAs.

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Every new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, new friends, and to make it count. Here are 919 Magazine’s tips for parents and students on how to make 2017-18 one of the best years yet at local elementary, middle and high school classrooms.

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Don’t “tick off ” the teacher. Simply put, it’s not a good start to the school year; and, importantly, accomplishes nothing productive.

Maintain a good attitude throughout the school year. Not only is it helpful to your teachers and friends, a positive disposition makes the time fly by everyday in class.

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Carefully select the right supplies you need for each class. Staying organized and taking the right notes makes studying for tests so much easier.

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Get to class on time. Every day. Every class. And be prepared.

Here’s the tough one: Stay organized. Life for pre-teens and teens is tough, but disorganization makes it even tougher. The easiest way to not get stressed is by keeping everything in its place, in the right folder, and turned in on time.

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10 TIPS FOR PARENTS

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Most WCPSS host an open house – so don’t miss it. Take advantage of the opportunity to familiarize your child with the campus environment (and avoid that nervous stomach!).

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Avoid stress and first-day mayhem by easing into the new school routine. Go through the new morning rituals several days in advance to make things go much smoother. Begin setting alarms to the new “school time” at least a week early.

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Will my daughter like her new teacher? It’s a real fear, especially among elementary school students. Break the ice with an early meeting (before the first day of classes) if possible.

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Plan healthy lunches and snacks. Help your kids make healthy choices, by planning and executing in advance. Make sure they have the energy and brainpower to get through the day.

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It’s a well-known early-morning time-consumer: “Mom, what should I wear to school today?” Help yourself out from these debates by organizing clothing carefully on what is fitting to wear, and making decisions at bedtime instead of those early, foggy mornings.

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School News & Notes International Preschool Open Enrollment Now Under Way

Open enrollment is under way for classes at International Preschool of Raleigh that begin Aug. 14. Located in Brier Creek, the school provides half-day preschool education for children age 2-5. Students study technology, Spanish and Chinese, reading, math, writing, art, music, science and more. After school classes in dance, soccer, chess, STEM and more are also available. No obligation tours are available by calling 919-957-7249. IPR is located at 2730 Godley Lane in North Raleigh (near Frankie’s). For more information, visit ipraleigh.com.

Events, Tours Available at Raleigh’s Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy begins 2017-18 classes in August – and plans several special events. First day of Upper School classes is Tuesday, Aug. 22, and includes a special Senior Prayer Luncheon. Lower School classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Nestled within a wooded 38-acre campus in North Raleigh, Trinity Academy is bustling with 380 students – spanning grades transitional-kindergarten through 12. Trinity integrates authentic Christianity with innovative classical learning. The school’s 4th Annual “An Exceptional Evening” is planned for Saturday, Sept. 16 – and the annual homecoming and Fall Family Picnic is Friday, Oct. 6. Trinity Academy is located at 10224 Baileywick Road. For more information or to schedule a campus tour, call 919-786-0114 or visit trinityacademy.com. 56

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Back to School Survival Workshop Set in August

Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services is hosting a “Back to School Survival Workshop” at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, in at Temple Beth Or in North Raleigh. Designed to help parents prepare for a successful transition to sending their children back to school, the session is $10 for individuals and $15 for couples. Temple Beth Or is located at 5315 Creedmoor Road. For more information, visit raleighcaryjfs.org.

Chesterbrook Academy Open House Scheduled

North Raleigh’s Chesterbrook Academy plans two upcoming events, related to the new school year. An open house is planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, providing the opportunity for parents to visit the campus and meet members of the staff. In addition, incoming students can attend “Meet the Teacher” sessions from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. Chesterbrook Academy private preschools, elementary and middle schools strive to build the solid academic foundation students need for future success. Classes are led by dedicated teachers who value open communication with parents. Elementary and middle schools provide a challenging and robust curriculum, with innovative instruction. Chesterbrook Academy is located at 10200 Strickland Road. For more information, call 877-959-4181 or visit chesterbrookacadamy.com.

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‘I love to swim! We didn’t really have water in the orphanage.’ ANASTASIA JOHNSON Student

Ana Johnson enjoys swimming. She really, really feels at home in the water. “I love to swim!” she emphasized. “We didn’t really have water in the orphanage. The day my (American) parents got me from the Russian orphanage, they took me back to the apartment where they were staying. There was a bathtub like I had never seen.” She was immediately drawn to the water. “I would play and play with the water, and bath time was beyond my imagination,” Ana said. So the small Russian orphan was hooked. “My love and fascination with the water continued when we got home (to the U.S.),” she said. “After about four months at my new home (in the 919), Mom thought I might enjoy a pool – so she took me to Pullen Park. When I walked in, I told Mom in my part English, part Russian way of talking that it was a big “paumwee” (big bathtub).” 919 Magazine Photos by Catherine Davis Photography 919 Magazine

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919 | STUDENT In high school, Johnson has made All Conference every year since 7th Grade – and the past two years, she also won Most Outstanding Athlete. Aside from swimming, Johnson participates in Operation Christmas Carol in 9th grade at Grace Christian School – and her family participates in Operation Christmas Child in Boone sorting boxes during the holidays. Just as things were coming together in the pool two years ago, Johnson experienced an issue at a meet. “I started feeling really bad and passing out. I ended up in the intensive care unit at UNC for a week. I couldn’t get out of the bed,” she said. “At one point they were talking with my parents about airlifting me to Vanderbilt Hospital. They had diagnosed me with P.O.T.S. (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).”

‘At the end of the summer, I cried because I didn’t want to quit swimming.’ ANASTASIA JOHNSON Student

Johnson finally recovered enough to go home, but was still very sick and weak – and in a wheelchair. “I started back to school, but could only make it for a class or two. Going to school in 7th Grade in a wheelchair is not exactly enjoyable.” Her mom then started doing research. She found a P.O.T.S. facility at Mayo Clinic and got her daughter an appointment. “Everyday I had debilitating headaches, chest pains, palpitations, stomach pains, nausea, hot flashes, and fatigue,” she said. “I just wanted to feel better.” Going to Mayo her first time was horrible, Johnson said. “They had me come off of all of my medicines for 10 days and then fly up there,” she said. “I was so sick and miserable.“ Still, Johnson feels Mayo is one of the most amazing places in the world. “It is beautiful and so peaceful,” she said. “You look around and see some of the

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sickest people in the world, but there is such a sense of peace. Every person in the entire city is genuinely some of the kindest people you could meet. Every staff member at Mayo is amazing. The doctors spend time with you and sincerely care.” Eventually, doctors eliminated P.O.T.S – and diagnosed the problem as a very rare tumor – a pheochromocytoma, a tumor in the endocrine system. She then returned to Duke, where the search for her tumor began again “No one can make sense of me,” she said. “They say the tumor has to be there, but they just can’t find it. The current plan is they will recheck my labs and rescan me in six months.” So Johnson plans to swim in college, although she is not yet certain where she wants to swim. “After all I have gone through, I know I want to work in the medical field – as it fascinates me and I want to help others. I have a few more years to figure that piece out,” she said. “I just keep remembering, ‘The glass is always full – half air and half water.’”

‘After all I have gone through, I know I want to work in the medical field – as it fascinates me and I want to help others.’ ANASTASIA JOHNSON Student

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Morrisville Festival Seeks Sponsors and Participants

Research Triangle High PTSO Selects Officers

Participants and sponsors are still sought for the upcoming East Meets West Festival in Morrisville. Restaurants or other businesses may secure more information by emailing spencer@morrisvillechamber.org or visiting eastmeetswestmorrisville.org. The nationally recognized event is planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, on Town Hall Drive. Presented by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, the event is sponsored by the Morrisville Innovation Foundation, the Town of Morrisville and Wake Technical Community College RTP Campus n Morrisville (among others). The free festival celebrates Morrisville, Wake County’s most diverse community, with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world. Dozens of local restaurants sell small plates of their specialties. At the same time, the festival stage hosts performances from groups representing our community’s many cultures. In addition, children can have their faces painted, or enjoy a variety of other fun activities.

Kiva Snyder is the new president of the Research Triangle High School Parent Teacher Student Organization. Other officers for the 2017-2018 school year include Margaret LaFauci, Vice President of Communication; Amy Hale, Vice President of Events and Programs; Chet Deshmukh, Vice President of Nomination and Auditing; Kathy Therrin, Vice President of Ways and Means; Sandy Collins, Treasurer; and Christie Okoruwa, Secretary. To join the PTSO, visit researchtrianglehighschool.org. For more information, call 919-998-6757.

Morrisville’s National Night Out Celebration is Aug. 1

Trali Irish Pub & Restaurant in Morrisville plans a special “Pub Trivia Quiz” night on Tuesdays in August. The special event begins at 8:30 p.m. on August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Gift vouchers for $100 are available for each round. Trali is located at 3107 Grace Park Drive in Morrisville.

Morrisville celebrates National Night Out at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Cedar Fork Community Center. Featuring inflatables, emergency vehicles on display, a dunking booth, food and more, the free event is sponsored by the Morrisville Police Department. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, will involve more than 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate. Cedar Fork Community Center is located at 1050B Town Hall Drive in Morrisville.

For more information, call 919-651-9083 or visit traliirishpub.com.

For information, call 919-463-1600 or visit townofmorrisville.org.

For more information, visit eastmeetswestmorrisville.org.

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KNOW Luncheon Explores How to Navigate Change In a rapidly evolving business climate, handling change is a frequent topic – and a regular discussion item in boardrooms. In August, the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce responds by offering some local insight. “Navigating Change with Resilience” is the theme of the upcoming KNOW Luncheon, planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. The panel of distinguished businesswomen includes Lana Calloway, Business Development

Officer, The Special Event Company; Carla Mantilla, Global Head of Client Data Management and Control, Credit Suisse; Ravila Gupta, President and CEO, Council for Entrepreneurial Development; and Mandy Schoonmaker, Principal Internal Auditor, INC Research. Cost is $37 for employees of Chamber member companies, and $53 for non-members. To reserve seats at the session, call 919-463-7155. Visit morrisvillechamber.org for information. Prestonwood Country Club is located at 300 Prestonwood Parkway in Cary.

Children’s Business Fair Set at Park West Village The Triangle Children’s Business Fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at The District at Park West Village. The free one-day event gives young entrepreneurs age 6-14 an opportunity to display their work, while giving them the opportunity to develop a brand, create a product or service, built a marketing strategy, and launch their own startup business. For more information, visit parkwestvillage.net. The District at Park West Village is located at 3400 Village Market Place in Morrisville. 64

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Cedar Fork Elementary Names PTA Officers Erin Schawel is the new president of the Cedar Fork Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. Other officers for the 2017-2018 school year include Priya Dilip, Vice President; Phoebe Thermitus, Treasurer; and Sujata Roy, Secretary. To join the PTA, visit wcpss.net/cedarforkes. For more information, visit 919-388-5240

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LabCorp Opening New Morrisville Laboratory Global life sciences company LabCorp plans to open a new Covance Drug Development (Covance) stateof-the-art companion diagnostics laboratory in Morrisville. Companion diagnostics are used in conjunction with targeted drugs and therapies to identify patients who are likely to benefit from a specific treatment regimen or who may have increased risk for certain side effects. “Precision medicine presents tremendous opportunities for achieving improved patient outcomes, particularly in the use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, with expansion into other therapeutic areas and rare diseases,” said David P. King, chairman and CEO of LabCorp. “By capitalizing on the combined strength of our diagnostics and drug development capabilities, LabCorp is uniquely positioned to guide the delivery of care by helping phy-

sicians provide patients with the right drug, at the right time and in the right dosage.” The new laboratory is part of a multi-use facility that also includes a genomics and molecular pathology laboratory to support clinical trials and diagnostic assay development, as well as a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) laboratory that houses the first NMR spectrometer approved by the FDA to identify and quantify concentrations of lipoproteins and small molecule metabolites. The site also houses manufacturing facilities for diagnostics materials and testing components. In addition, its location offers convenient access to nearby LabCorp specialty laboratories, including the Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology in Research Triangle Park and the Center for Esoteric Testing, located in Burlington.

SHORT TAKES • Morrisville Elementary recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary and its latest designation as a National Blue Ribbon School. Students, staff, and parents encircled the school building with a blue ribbon to celebrated the continued success of the campus. • Green Hope High students named as National Merit Scholars include: Sarah M. Taylor (National Merit George Watts Hill Scholarship); Rebecca K. Hodge, and Emily Ryu (National Merit $2,500 Scholarship). • Betsy Graves, the dance director at Broughton High School in Raleigh, was named the Wake County Public School System’s

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2017-18 Teacher of the Year. She is a former student teacher at Panther Creek High. Green Hope High’s Emily Ryu, who will attend Princeton, was named 2017 valedictorian. Ben Wayand of Green Hope High won the North Carolina 4A high school men’s individual tennis championship. Christina Chen, who plans to attend Duke University, was named Valedictorian at Panther Creek High for 2017. Justin Carrington, formerly assistant principal intern at Rolesville High, is now assistant principal at Green Hope High.

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Research Triangle Park Spotlight Alcami Plans to Move Headquarters to RTP Alcami, a leading provider of custom development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, plans to expand and transition its global headquarters to Research Triangle Park. “We are very excited about this relocation, which prominently positions Alcami in a region known for its culture of diverse expertise, cutting-edge innovation and invention,” said Dr. Stephan Kutzer, Ph.D., Alcami President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our stronger presence in the Triangle is necessary to meet the evolving needs of our clients, accommodate growth, recruit top talent, and attract investors and new customers.” Alcami employs approximately 50 people at its Durham laboratory services site and anticipates adding critical new jobs to support its technology expansion into biologics and establishment of its new headquarters location in 2018. The company will continue to house executive offices in both its current Wilmington headquarters and Durham facilities until the full transition is complete. Alcami will maintain its strong community ties in Wilmington, where it employs over 450 employees and recently established a collaboration with the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The company recently invested about $6 million as part of its 5,000 sq. ft. laboratory services expansion and serialization upgrade for drug product packaging.

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Alexandria Creating New Multi-Tenant RTP Campus Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., an urban office REIT focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, is creating the Alexandria Center for AgTech-RTP – the initial phase of a premier multi-tenant mega campus in Research Triangle Park. Located at 3054 East Cornwallis Road, which Alexandria recently acquired through an affiliate, the Alexandria Center for AgTech-RTP is adjacent to Alexandria’s 6 Davis Drive, and the collective development of the two campuses will form a one million square foot-plus mega campus that will support the AgTech sector in its growth. The first phase of the project is the strategic redevelopment of the Cornwallis site into 175,000 rentable square feet of office/laboratory and greenhouse facilities and a highly curated amenities center designed to foster innovation, drive productivity and enhance collaboration. For more information, visit www.are.com.

Credit Suisse Plans $70.5 Million Expansion In RTP Swiss-based Credit Suisse plans a $70.5 million expansion of Research Triangle Park its operations – creating 1,200 new jobs during the next several years. “Over the past decade, Credit Suisse Raleigh has become an important and effective center supporting our U.S. businesses,” Eric Varvel, President and CEO of Credit Suisse USA, said to Area Development magazine. “We have had a long commitment to North Carolina, our people and their families in the Raleigh community, and we pride ourselves on fostering a truly inclusive and high-quality work environment for our employees here and around the world.” Credit Suisse’s expansion will be facilitated, in part, by a North Carolina Job Development Investment grant of up to $40.2 million in total reimbursements.

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Marken Plans Larger Headquarters in RTP Marken – a supply chain organization providing services to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries -- plans to move into a new expanded global headquarters office in Research Triangle Park. The new headquarters will accommodate: marketing, regulatory compliance, technical affairs, regional project management, quality assurance, business development, legal, human resources and most of the executive team. The office will double in size and will be located in the Imperial Center. Marken first opened an office in RTP in 2011 with only a handful of employees. Over the last three years, Marken’s global workforce has increased by nearly 40 percent, bringing the total number of employees to almost 800. The company also recently moved into a larger office space in Tokyo. “We continue to expand our office facilities and our global footprint to accommodate the growth in our business,” said Wes Wheeler, CEO of Marken. “The RTP location has allowed us to be closer to our U.S.based clients and enabled us to attract highly experienced pharmaceutical talent.” For more information, visit marken.com.

Infosys Plans Regional Technology Hub in RTP Infosys, a global business consulting and information technology company, plans a new facility in Research Triangle Park, eventually bringing 2,000 new jobs to North Carolina. The local facility will be one of four U.S. technology and innovation hubs with a focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, emerging digital technologies, cloud and big data, according to the company. Infosys can receive up to $22.4 million in performance-based incentives from the state’s Job Development Investment Grant program over a 12-year period, as part of the state’s incentive package. 919 Magazine

RMC Pharmaceutical Opens Regional Office RMC Pharmaceutical Solutions Inc. – a privately held company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and allied industries – recently opened a regional office in Research Triangle Park. Timothy Reinhardt – former Director of Manufacturing and Supplier Quality Assessment at Pfizer – will manage the new site. “Tim’s strategic and tactical experience further bolsters RMC’s global reputation for excellence in support of the quality and compliance aspects of the pharmaceutical and allied industries,” said Timothy Joy, President of RMC. “Tim’s contemporary experience in worldwide quality and compliance program oversight and execution will ensure our clients continue to have the knowledgeable, hands-on assistance they rely on from RMC.” Joy said opening the RTP regional office is part of a key strategic goal to expand RMC’s global services and client accessibility. “With access to diverse talent educated at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, the RTP region is home to a variety of leading-edge pharmaceutical and biotechnology research, development and manufacturing institutions,” he added. “Consequently, the prominence of this region is well aligned with RMC’s reputation for excellence.” For more information, visit rmcpharma.com.

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RDU SHORT TAKES • Kymanox, which supports the life science areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical sevices. plans to expand its Research Triangle Park operations – adding several new positions. • The Farmery, which had its Airstream food service trailer and indoor farm at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park since early 2016 serving healthy breakfasts and lunches, is moving to a parking lot at 326 Geer Street in Durham – near Fullsteam Brewery. It will offer lunch and dinner at the new location. For more information, visit thefarmery.com. • Tyratech PLC plans to restructure into two divisions focused on animal and human health, allowing it to on the potential of both businesses. • Research Triangle Park-based biotechnology company G1 Therapeutics Inc. debuted as a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Stock

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Market earlier this summer, raising $105 million in its initial public offering. • Pharmaceutical services company INC Research – which recently broke ground on a new corporate headquarters in Morrisville – is acquiring Boston-based inVentiv Health. The estimated value of the merger is $4.6 billion. • The 2017 More For Everyone program, made possible by Bayer’s InVigor canola hybrids, will help rebuild a school damaged by fire, assist with multiple backpack lunch programs, provide two new AED’s to a non-profit located 60 miles from the nearest hospital, help purchase new fire equipment for a local fire department, provide a handicap lift for clients at a therapeutic horse riding program and assist with numerous other nonprofit efforts important to U.S. canola farmers.

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Southpoint/South Durham Spotlight The Streets at Southpoint Hosts New RDC Marathon The inaugural Raleigh-Durham Chapel Hill Marathon and Half Marathon is planned for Sunday, Nov. 12 at The Streets at Southpoint shopping mall in South Durham. Presented by FS Series, in partnership with the Team Drea Foundation, Team Chris Combs and Jason Capel, the event will donate a portion of the proceeds to fund ALS research. Andrea Lytle Peet founded Team Drea Foundation in 2015. Peet, an active triathlete, was diagnosed with ALS at the age 33, but did not let the diagnosis stop her from continuing to compete in challenging races. Team Drea Foundation funds research pursuing the cure of ALS and seeks to encourage and inspire those affected by ALS. Chris Combs, an NC State baseball standout, was diagnosed with ALS in May 2016. After receiving news of the diagnosis, Combs decided he wanted to fight back to strike out ALS. Team Chris Combs raises money for the research of FDA approved drugs that may be repurposed for curing ALS. Jason Capel, college basketball analyst for ESPNU and the ACC Network/Raycom Sports, was affected by ALS when his father, Jeff Capel, a U.S. Army veteran and former Old Dominion men’s basketball head coach, was diagnosed with ALS in the spring of 2016. “We are honored to join Andrea, Chris and Jason in their efforts of spreading awareness of ALS and helping find a cure,” said Jason Biggs, race organizer and FS Series co-owner. “Through these partnerships, we hope to bring all runners and spectators together for a successful inaugural event that will have a positive impact on all those affected by the devastating disease.” The RDC Marathon’s USATF-certified Boston Qualifier courses will feature the scenic American Tobacco 919 Magazine

Trail and start and finish at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, giving participants and spectators the opportunity to wine, dine, shop, and run. For more information, registration and updates about the RDC Marathon and Half Marathon, visit RDCmarathon. com, email info@rdcrun.com, or call 919-376-9441. Streets at Southpoint is located at 6910 Fayetteville Road in Durham.

DURHAM SHORT TAKES • The Unscripted Durham Boutique hotel is now in downtown Durham The former Jack Tar Hotel renovation project is located on Corcoran Street. • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is Aug. 10-13 at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Call 919-560-3030 for more information. • Deliverance Day Music Festival is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Durham County Memorial Stadium, featuring Grammy nominee Flame. Tickets are $15. Information is available at 919-250-3610.

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WALK TO SCHOOL DAY Students at Weatherstone Elementary School in Cary commemorated Walk to School Day recently at the Cary campus. Photos Courtesy of Sara Ericksen

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‘Glorious’ Comedy Next at Theatre in the Park Theatre in the Park’s current presentation – continuing through Aug. 6 – is “Glorious”, a comedy about the worst singer in the world in 1940s New York: Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, the play spins from Florence’s charity recitals and extravagant balls, through bazaar recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall. Shows are July 21-23, 27-30, and Aug. 4-6 (check website for evening and matinee performance times). Tickets, on sale now, are $24 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students and military. Upcoming is “Playing with Fire”, featuring an exhausted and dying Victor Frankenstein, who has finally tracked down his creature at the cold and lonely North Pole and plans to destroy the evil he spawned. But a fascinating, unexpected confrontation develops.

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Show dates are Sept. 22-24, 2830 and Oct. 1, 6-8 (check website for evening and matinee performance times). Tickets are $24 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students and military. December shows include: • “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Dec. 1-10. • “The Santaland Diaries”, Dec. 15-24. Also planned, of course, is the 2017 version of the long running Ira David Wood III’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at Duke Energy Center in Raleigh and DPAC in Durham. For information, call 919-831-6058 or visit theatreinthepark. com. Theatre in the Park is located at 103 Pullen Road in Raleigh.

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Chip 4 Charity

Annual Lighthouse Foundation Golf Event Raises Needed Funds The Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County’s annual Chip 4 Charity in May raised more than $55,000 to assist local residents with chronic and mental health needs. Title Sponsors for Chip 4 Charity were Heroux & Company, Kinetico Water Systems, Mike and JoAnn Nigro. Gold Sponsors were Advanced Maintenance Garner Lighthouse, Nieces Three, Quintiles and UNC Rex Healthcare. Hole Sponsors included Carolina Nutrition, Celebrating Photography, Mike Baer (Edward Jones), Jeff Miller (Edward Jones), Global Golf, Impact Orthopaedics, Storr Office Environments, Total Merchant Services, Westgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and Winslow Custom Homes. Food Patrons included East Coast Wings Wake Forest, Larry’s Coffee, Main Street Grille, Mellow Mushroom (Raleigh, Wake Forest), Subway (Wake Forest, Rolesville, Youngsville), and Wakefield Wine Cellar Held at Brier Creek Country Club in North Raleigh, the golf event helps fund the foundation’s mission to serve low-income adults who are navigating a significant health crisis. For more information, on the event or and foundation, visit lfwakecounty.org or call 919-306-1031. Photos Courtesy of Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County

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Carver Keynotes Annual Purple Heart Banquet Retired Army Maj. Gen. Douglas Lanier Carver is the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual Wake Forest Purple Heart Banquet at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Richland Creek Community Church. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the banquet invites the public to help honor those wounded in battle. In addition to Purple Heart Medal recipients and their families, the event is open to all veterans, military families, and the public. Last year’s celebration saluted 60 Purple Heart recipients from around the Triangle. For information, visit wakeforestpurpleheartfoundation.org or email info@ wakeforestpurpleheartfoundation.org.

Downtown WF Planning Big Friday Doubleheader Downtown Wake Forest plans a live music doubleheader on Friday, Sept. 8, that features two of the area’s most popular party bands. Widely recognized as one of the region’s finest bands for more than a decade, “Crush” headlines the final Friday Night on White of 2017. Presented by White Street Brewing Co., the event is free and will take place along South White Street from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The band that kicked off the 2016 and 2017 Friday Night on White concerts, “The Magic Pipers,” will follow during the first “FNOW After Party” at 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Tickets for the FNOW After Party are now on sale for $5 each at wakeforestnc.gov/fnow-after-party.aspx. A limited number of tickets are available, so the event is expected to sell out in advance. Food and refreshments, including pizza and popcorn, are available for purchase at the after party, along with beer, wine, soft drinks and water. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov. 74

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New Forest Ridge Park Opening in Fall 2017 City of Raleigh’s Forest Ridge Park – a 568-acre wooded park between Falls Lake Dam and Highway 98 – is opening this fall. Phase One of the park includes a Welcome Center, parking lot, shelters, comfort station, playground, walking trails and mountain bike riding trails. The park is managed by the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services – in partnership wit the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources – on property owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Check raleighnc.gov for updates and planned activities. Funds for Phase One development were approved by City of Raleigh voters in the 2003 Parks and Recreation Bond Referendum. Physical location of the park is 2100 Old NC 98 Highway in Wake Forest.

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2017 Wake Forest Home & Garden Show At Renaissance Center The 2017 Wake Forest Home & Garden Show is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Hours for the free event are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Presented by Mitchell Heating & Cooling, the event showcases the latest in home improvement and gardening products and services – including a variety of exhibits by local home builders, contractors, specialist vendors, landscape designers, and real estate brokers and agents. The event will also include several free seminars. A new addition to this year’s show will be a “Shopping Marketplace” offering local art, handmade decor and various home products for purchase throughout the two-day event. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts is located at 405 S. Brooks St. For information, visit wakeforestnc.org.

North Forest Pines PTA Names Officers Tiahna McDowell is the new president of the North Forest Pines \ Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. Other officers for the 2017-2018 school year include Melanie Newman, Vice President of Membership and Hospitality; Jamie Schnegelberger, Vice President of Fundraising; Emily Stumb, Vice President of Student Enrichment & Cultural Arts; Ashley Kelly, Treasurer; and Jaime Reihle, Secretary. To join the PTA, visit northforestpinespta.com. For more information, visit 919-570-2220. 919 Magazine

Wake Forest Public Art Commission hosts a special reception to formally open its Wake Forest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts Annex. The reception will have an informal, open house-style format, so area residents are invited to drop in anytime. PAC members and several of the featured artists will be on hand to answer questions and share information about the selected works of art. Free, illustrated maps highlighting the locations of the works on view for each exhibit will be available during the reception. WF Renaissance Centre is located at 407 S. Brooks St. Light refreshments will be provided at the event.

‘California Suite’ Next Up By Forest Moon Theatre Forest Moon Theater’s 2017-2018 show schedule includes four shows, with a wide range of performances. First up is “California Suite” by Neil Simon, scheduled for Sept. 15-24 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts – with tickets on sale beginning in July. Directed by Lisa Binion, planned show dates are Sept. 15-16 and 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 17, 24 at 3 p.m. Additional shows include: • “Babe, the Sheep-Pig”, planned for Nov. 16-19. • “Sylvia”, scheduled on Feb. 9-18, 2018. • “Proof ”, set for April 20-29, 2018. For more information, call 919-435-2001 or visit forestmoontheater.org. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is located at 405 S. Brooks St. in Wake Forest.

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SHORT TAKES • Nico Grewe and Blake Parker of Wakefield High won the North Carolina 4A high school men’s doubles tennis championship -- the third such title in four years for WHS. • High school valedictorians for 2017 at North Wake high schools were: Wakefield High School’s Robert Herhold; Wake Forest High’s Salvador Chavero Arellano; Heritage High’s Abigail Abella Nacional. • Justin Carrington, formerly assistant principal intern at Rolesville High, is now assistant principal at Green Hope High. • Allison Cleveland is the new principal at Wakefield Middle School. She previously was assistant principal Athens Drive High in Raleigh. • Wake County Northern Regional Center offers free lunches to area children while school is out this summer through Aug. 10.

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• Town of Rolesville has named Orlando Soto as chief of police, replacing Bobby Langston – who died recently. Soto previously served as a captain with Rolesville PD and has been a sworn officer since 2002. • Wake Forest’s monthly Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony honors Robert King Raymond at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, at Town Hall Centennial Plaza, 301 Brooks St. For information, visit wakeforestnc.gov. • Town of Rolesville’s free Family Movie Series continues at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road. Visit rolesvillenc.gov for more information. • Northern Wake Senior Center’s Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1819 at 235 E. Holding Ave. in Wake Forest. Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. Call 919-554-4111 for more information.

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SMOKE ON THE WATER Earlier this summer, 919 Magazine Team members and friends stopped by Smoke on the Water – a traditional American and seafood restaurant featuring down home southern fare, with a little bit of bayou thrown in. Dinner included a tasty crab boil…perfect for a summer’s evening. On the Cape Fear River near Carolina Beach and Wilmington, the restaurant is located at 3704 Watercraft Ferry Drive. Visit smokeonthewaternc.com for information. 919 Magazine Staff Photo

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Raleigh Art And Music Day Scheduled The annual Community Art and Music Day Festival is at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Powell Drive Park. The free event features live music, local dance group performances, an art exhibition by local schools, craft booths, food vendors and lots of youth activities. Powell Drive Park is located at 740 Powell Drive in Raleigh, just outside the Beltline near Western Boulevard.

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In a survey of Chief Executive Officers, North Carolina ranked third among states best for business in the U.S. North Carolina ranked seventh for living environment and sixth for workforce quality. Texas ranked first in the listings, for the 13th straight year, followed by Florida. California ranked last on the list. SOURCE: Chief Executive magazine

TRIANGLE A new study by of real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield ranks North Carolina’s Triangle region as the fifth best among “Tech Cities” in the U.S. Factors in the rankings included work force talent, capital, and growth opportunities. The Silicon Valley and San Francisco – both in California – topped the rankings, followed by Washington, DC, and Boston metro. Raleigh was listed ahead of Austin, TX; Atlanta, GA; and Nashville, TN. Charlotte did not make the list. Charlotte ranked 14th.

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RALEIGH RANKS FIFTH Raleigh ranks fifth among major metro areas in the U.S. in a new ranking of cities that are best for careers and where people might relocate in order to advance their careers. The report cites lower crime, housing availability, quality of life, cost of living, career prospects and other areas to determine the rankings. Raleigh ranked behind Seattle, Boston, San Francisco Bay area, and Washington, DC. Following Raleigh in the rankings were Dallas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Houston and Des Moines. SOURCE: Roberthalf.com

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Raleigh ranks sixth among U.S. cities for future growth, following San Jose and San Francisco in California, Washington, DC, Boston and Austin, TX. Seattle, Denver, Portland, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and New York City rounded out the top ten.

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