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Running in Brier Creek Brierdale Ale Trail 5k and ACS 5K Highlight the Season

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Need Something for the Kids? Check Out Trinity Academy’s Wide Range of Summer Camps

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Bizwomen Mentoring Monday Event Brings Together Women In Casual Coaching Atmosphere

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Triangle Ladies Power Lunch North Raleigh Event Features Speaker, Door Prizes and More

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A Songbird Celebration North Raleigh’s Blue Jay County Park Offers Free Event

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Umstead Leads in Visitors North Raleigh State Park Attracts 1.84 Million in 2016

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Theatre In The Park Classic ‘On Golden Pond’ Presented Throughout April

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East Meets West Festival Diversity Award Nomination Puts Local Event in Spotlight

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‘A Remarkable Journey’ Documentary Explores Indian Immigration to North Carolina

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Ready for ‘Hottovation’? Morrisville Innovation Foundation Announces Call for Applicants

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919 | events & activities Community Events

3/4

Umstead Trail Marathon

BRIER CREEK/ BETHESDA/RDU

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3/9-30

Karate Introduction For Kids

Tumble Time Gymnastics

An introduction of gymnastics Basics in a fun, playful class Thu, 11:30 am-12:15 pm; age 3-4; $40 fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

3/4

American Cancer Society 5K

Special displays, book readings, special guests, special appearance 9:30 am-12 pm; free ($6 for breakfast) Barnes & Noble Booksellers Brier Creek Commons, North Raleigh shopbriercreekcommons.com

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Learn big movements, new skills and self-confidence Thu, 5:30-6 pm; age 4-5; $36 fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

3/11

Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast with the Cat

Post-race meal; door prizes; more 9 am; $70 entry; 200 entry limit William B Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh carolinagodiva.org/umsteadmarathon/

Limited to 300 entries 8:30 am; $35 fee Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com milesintosmiles.com/ra/r/american-can cer-society-5k

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3/11

2nd Annual Brierdale Ale Trail 5K

Benefit for Irish Jewel Farm; every runner receives a special Lonerider Brewing Brierdale Ale Trail 5K beer 8 am Brierdale Shopping Center 10370 Moncreiffe Rd #109, Raleigh fsseries.com/ra/r/brierdale-ale-trail-5k/

APR 4/6-27

Tumble Time Gymnastics

An introduction of gymnastics basics in a fun, playful class Thu 11:30 am-12:15 pm; age 3-4; $30 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Adult Volleyball

Great Egg Scramble

Light breakfast, visit Easter bunny, make crafts, hunt eggs 10 am; age 10-under; fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

MAR/APR 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

Summer Camps at Brier Creek

Registration open until filled 6/12-16: Bridge for Youth, age 10-17, $50 6/12-16: Flag Football, age 6-15, $80 6/20-22: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 7/10-14: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 7/17-21: All Sports, age 6-15, $80 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

Boxing Blast at the Creek

Seasoned kickboxing instructor Cyndy Wu Robinson provides instruction 3/2-23: $16 4/6-27: $16 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

BC Exercise Fitness Center

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

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6:30-8:30 pm, Thu; age 16-up Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

LEESVILLE/ NORTH RALEIGH Literary March Mayhem

Drop in and vote for favorite female literary characters in 4th annual tournament; answer trivia questions for fun 3-4 pm; free 6:30 pm; free North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries

3/5

Romance Writers Tea

Enjoy tea and cookies and get to know local romance authors Laura Florand, Elizabeth Michels, and Erin Knighley, and learn about their books and the writing process 2 pm; free (registration requested) North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries

3/9-4/27

Knitting and Crocheting

Learn basic and new techniques, work On projects, and socialize with others 2-4 pm, Thu; 2-4 pm; $10 fee Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov

3/10-26

’13 The Musical’

A rock musical about fitting in and Standing out, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; directed by Joel Rainey Fri, Sat: 8 pm; Sun, 3 pm Tickets: $15-$20 North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh nract.org

3/11

Write It!

Afterschool Art Time

Exploration of watercolor, chalk, Acrylic, more from Maureen Seltzer 4:30-6 pm, Wed; age 5-12; $45 fee Optimist Community Center 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov

3/22-5/24

Dog Obedience

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3/22-4/12

Explore the elements of writing with local author Suzanne Adair (plot, action, story arc) 2-3:30 pm; free (registration requested) North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries

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Instruction in basic commands, provided by the Raleigh Kennel Club 7:30-8:30 pm, Wed; age 13-up; $40 fee Millbrook Exchange Community Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4156 parks.raleighnc.gov

3/25

Annual Rotary Casino Night

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Raleigh to benefit many local charities and organizaitons 7 pm; tickets, $75-$85 North Carolina State University Club North Carolina State University 4200 Hillborough St., Raleigh northraleighrotary.org

3/26

Jewish Film Series: ‘Hand in Hand’

2-4:30 pm Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-6170 raleighcaryjcc.org

3/29-4/26 It’s Showtime

Students build confidence in this beginning acting class by instructor Gabriella Whitaker 6-6:45 pm, Wed; age 6-13; $40 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

APR 4/8

Abbotts Creek CC Egg Hunt

Pre-hunt activities also planned 11 am; free Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Students build their minds and creativity by acting as tigers, doctors, astronauts and more from instructor Gabriella Whitaker 11-11:45 am, Mon; age 3-5; $40 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

Senior Bingo

Registration Opens For Summer Camps

3/7-28

Tumbling Tots Gymnastics

3/2,16

MAR 3/1

Imagination Theatre

Rising K: 6/13-8/18, 7:30 am-6 pm ($145/wk) Rising G1-5: 6/13/8/18, 7:30 am-6 pm ($125/wk) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

3/4

PCHS Athletics Auction, Dinner

3/2

Literary March Mayhem

Mother and child participate in fun-filled class that enhances motor skills, strength, balance, fitness and social skills 10:30-11:15 am, Tue; age 2-3; $30 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

Drop in and vote for favorite female literary characters in 4th annual tournament; answer trivia questions for fun 6-7 pm; free West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries

3/2

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Junior Firefighter Camp Registration Opens

1 pm Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

Benefit for Panther Creek Athletics Booster organization, featuring food, silent auction, fun and much more 6:30-11 pm; tickets, $60 Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, North Raleigh auction@panthercreekathletics.com

3/17

St. Patrick’s Day Party

12:30-1:30 pm; age 55-plus $3 fee for residents Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

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

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4/27

Romance Writers Tea

Enjoy tea and cookies and get to know local romance authors Claudia Dain, Lisa Carter, and heather McCollum and learn about their books and the writing process 2 pm; free (registration requested) West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries

3/20

Write It!

Explore the elements of writing with local author James Maxey (character, voice) 7-8:30 pm; free (registration requested) West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries

3/23

Coffee & Connections

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

3/25

14th Annual Anna’s Angels Gala

Special guest Megan Bomgaars, dinner, auctions, dancing, more; celebrating loved ones with Downs Syndrome 6:30 pm-12 am Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Pkwy, Cary 919-684-2338 gifts.duke.edu/annas_angels

3/27-31, 4/10-14 Spring Break Tennis Camps

For youth age 5-12 Mar: 8:30 am-12 pm, $100 Apr: 8:30 am-5 pm, $200 Cedar Fork Community Center Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

Senior Bingo

1 pm Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

4/8

Morrisville Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Meet the Easter Bunny; hunt for plastic eggs with prizes; food trucks; bounce house, face painting, more; free; bring own baskets Age 2-4: 10 am Age 5-6: 10:30 am Age 7-8: 11 am Morrisville Community Park, Field #1 1520 Morrisville Pkwy townofmorrisville.org

4/8

Morrisville Fire/Rescue Bike Safety Rodeo

Learn bicycle safety techniques and ride a short obstacle course; all participants receive MFRD helmet Sessions: 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30 am (limited to 20 participants each) Age: Toddlers to 18; free MFRD Station #1 200 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-6122 mchorney@townofmorrisville.org townofmorrisville.org/bikerodeo

4/19

Teen Morrisville 101

Information academy on local government for teens 4-6 pm (4/19, 26; 5/3, 10); free Morrisville Town Hall 100 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org/teenmsv101

4/20

LIVE in The District Music Series

Featuring Band of Oz, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net

4/27-30

APR 4/3

CERT Training

Spring Golf Classic

Sponsored by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Registration: 8 am; shotgun start: 9:30 am Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Pkwy, Cary 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

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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

4/27

LIVE in The District Music Series

Featuring Patrick Rock Band, food, more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net

MAY 5/4

LIVE in The District Music Series

Featuring Carter Winter, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK MAR 3/2

Happy Hour at the Frontier

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

3/7

Wild Ideas for Getting Outside

Five topics, five minutes expo; free local food and beer; sponsored by the Triangle Land Conservancy 5:30-8 pm; free The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP triangleland.org

3/16

Triangle Tech Breakfast

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Featuring Avoda Group and more 8-9:30 am; free RTP Headquarters 12 David Dr, RTP rtp.org

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RTPfit Cardio Mix

RTP 180: Best of…

4:30 pm The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

RTPfit Core & More

3/23

Coding Kickstart

Complimentary workshop 1-4:30 pm The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

6 pm The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

2017 US2020 RTP STEM Expo

Students by invitation engage in activities focused on increasing awareness of STEM education and careers 9 am-2 pm The Frontier in RTP 800 Park Office Dr

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

SOUTHPOINT/ SOUTH DURHAM

5K Run/Walk and Survivor Celebration 7 am: Registration 7:30 am: Timed 5K 8:15 am: Survivor Celebration 9 am: Untimed 5K, 1M Fun Run/Walk The Frontier at RTP 800 Office Park Drive komennctc.org

MAR 3/2

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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

7:30 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St, Durham 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

3/4

Home Show Greater Triangle

Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups

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

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

Fleet Feet Sports Weekly Run Club

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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

RTPfit Muscle Max

MAY 5/6

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

RTPfit Muscle Mix

4/22

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

RTPfit Yoga

RTP 180: Smart Cities

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

RTPfit Yoga Flow

APR 4/20

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

1-4:30 pm Streets at Southpoint Lower Center Court 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 919-572-8808 streetsatsouthpoint.com

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3/12

5th Annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience

7:30 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St, Durham 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

3/28

Steve Miller Band

7:30 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St, Durham 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

3/4

La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quintet

7 pm, 9 pm Latin jazz shows; $12 Beyu Caffee 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

3/10

Al Strong & Fresh 5

7 pm, 9 pm jazz shows; $16.50 Beyu Caffee 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

3/11

Chan Hall

7 pm, 9 pm smooth jazz shows; $12 Beyu Caffee 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

3/21, 4/22 Jazz Night

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

APR 4/1

Earth, Wind & Fire

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

4/6, 13, 20, 27 Latin Vilbe

Presented by CoboBrothers, free dance Lesson at 9 pm; meet and greet social; $8 cover after 9:30 pm for jam session 9-11:30 pm Beyu Caffee 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

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Durham Bulls Opening Day

6:05 pm DBAP, Downtown Durham Ticket Line: 919-956-BULL Info: 919-687-6500 milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t234

4/20-21

Steve Martin & Martin Short

Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St, Durham 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

4/22

The Great Human Race

5K run and walk supporting various community organizations; sponsored by Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center 8:30-11 am Durham Bulls Athletic Park 409 Blackwell St, Durham reathumanrace.itsyourrace.com

4/23

Jewish Food Festival

Annual event celebrating Traditional Jewish foods 11 am-3 pm; free Levin Jewish Community Center 1937 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham levinjcc.org

4/28-30

The Art of Cool Festival

Jazz, alternative soul and mature hip hop – plus talks, panels, more Tickets: $65-$265; hours vary 919-672-0060 aocfestival.org

MAY 5/5

Mama Mia!

Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St, Durham 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

WAKEFIELD/ ROLESVILLE/ WAKE FOREST

3/10

MAR 3/1

3/10-12, 17-19

Drop in and vote for favorite female literary characters in 4th annual tournament; answer trivia questions for fun 9:30-10:30 am; free Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries

3/2

Home Staging on Shoestring Budget

Expert Dana Ben Halim of Carolina Lighthouse Staging gives design tips 3:30 pm; free (registration requested) Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries

3/4

Community Health Fair

Free screenings, with health professionals offering information on nutrition, mental health, more 10 am-2 pm Dream Center at Body of Christ Church 5616 Fox Rd, Raleigh deltalandy_6@yahoo.com

3/9

Explore the elements of writing with local author Kim Church (character development) 6:30-8 pm; free (registration requested) Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries

3/10

2nd Annual Evening with the Eagle

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Presened by Forest Moon Theater Mar 10-11, 17-18: 7:30 pm; Mar 12, 19, 3 pm Adv tickets: Adults, $15; $13, students, military WF Renaissance Centre 405 S Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestrencen.org

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WF Police Department Carnival for the Kids

Fun and entertainment for the whole Family, including rides, games, food, more Tue-Fri, 5-10 pm; Sat, 1-10 pm; Sun, 1-8 pm Free admission; unlimited rides, $20 Home Depot Parking Lot 11915 Retail Dr, Wake Forest 919-761-3132 wakeforestnc.gov

3/23

Annual Dinner and Award Banquet

Rolesville Chambr of Commerce dinner, awards, silent auction, more 6-9 pm Rolesville Town Hall 502 Southtown Cir, Rolesville rolesvillechamber.org

3/24

Rockin’ the Forest

Write It!

5-9 pm Downtown Wake Forest wfdrc.org

‘Anne of Green Gables’

Literary March Mayhem

Art After Hours

Sponsored by Wakefield Elementary PTA; meet and mingle with WES parents, teachers and friends; silent auction, raffles, 50/50 drawing, more 7-9:30 pm: $30 per person (cash bar) TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Wakefield wesptaevents@gmail.com wespta.org

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Live music event, featuring 6 String Drag 8 pm; Tickets: $10, adults; $5, 12-under WF Renaissance Centre 405 S Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestrencen.org

3/25

Cougar Walk of Champions

Recognizing the 2016 Wake Forest High School Football Champions 1 pm Downtown Wake Forest wakeforestnc.gov

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4/1

Romance Writers Tea

Blackpack Comedy Night

Enjoy tea and cookies and get to know local romance authors Jennifer Delamere, Sabrina Jeffries, and Erin Knighley, and learn about their books and the writing process 2 pm; free (registration requested) Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries

4/1

CenturyLink Comm Yard Sale Fundraiser

APR 4/1

Dirt Day

Celebrating differences one joke at a time 7:30 pm; tickets, $15 adults, $13 seniors WF Renaissance Centre 405 S Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestrencen.org

Learn about gardening and composting, latest outdoor gear, lots of activities for youths, music, food vendors and more 10 am-3 pm; free South White Street, WF 919-435-9400 wakeforestnc.gov

Benefit for American Cancer Society, and hosted by CenturyLink Community Relations Team; rental spaces available 7 am-12 pm CenturyLink Campus Parking Lot 14111 Capital Blvd, WF 919-554-7252 Phyllis.sendelback@centurylink.com

4/3

Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

Honoring the sacrifices of deceased local veterans and their families 11 am-12 pm Town Hall Centennial Plaza, WF 919-529-3018 wakeforestnc.gov

KITCHEN

REMODEL

OUTDOOR LIVING

MASTERS OF FLIP

4/4

Wake Up Wake Forest Seminar Series

Sponsored by Town of Wake Forest And Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, and featuring WF Planning Director Chip Russell speaking on growth 7:30 am; $10, includes breakfast WF Renaissance Centre 405 S Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestrencen.org

4/5

Quarterly Breakfast

8:30-10 am Rolesville Town Hall 502 Southtown Cir, Rolesville rolesvillechamber.org

4/8

Annual Egg Hunt

Town of Morrisville annual event, featuring prizes for all age groups 10-11 am; 3 age groups: 0-3, 4-7, 8-10 Rolesville Middle School football field 4700 Burlington Mills Rd, Rolesville rolesvillenc.gov

KORTNEY & DAVE WILSON

THE TRIANGLE’S LARGEST EVENT FOR

home & garden April 7-9 NC State Fairgrounds / Free Parking

Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-7pm | Sunday 11am-5pm Adults $10 at the door | Under 15 free

Discount Tickets Available at

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Easter Egg Hunt

WF Parks Dept hiding more than 10,000 eggs, plus food vendors, and more activities 10 am-12:30 pm E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF wakeforestnc.gov

4/22

Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Seedling Giveaway

Distribution of 1,000 tree seedlings – plus activities, treats and information 11 am-3 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF 919-435-9400 wakeforestnc.gov

4/28

Friday Night on White

Presented by White Street Brewing, featuring live music by Magic Pipers; food, beer, wine, and more; bring lawn chairs and blankets 6 pm-9:30 pm; free South White Street, WF 919-435-9400 wakeforestnc.gov

4/28

Wake Forest Art Showcase

More than 20 artists display their works, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, sculpture, jewelry, glasswork, woodworking, more 11 am-5 pm; free Renaissance Centre for the Arts 407 Brooks Ave, WF wakeforestnc.gov

4/29

Spring Sing

Presented by NE Piedmont Choral 4 pm; free St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic School Fellowship Hall 600 W Holding Ave, WF NPchorale.org

MAY 5/15

MAY

National Day of Prayer

Chip 4 Charity

Benefit golf tournament benefit for Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County Registration: 8 am; shotgun start: 9:30 am Fee: $175 (includes lunch, raffle, food, more Hasentree Country Club 4700 Falls of Neuse Rd, WF 919-306-1031 RHeroux@LFWakeCounty.org LFWakeCounty.org

919 CALENDAR MAR

Special observances in March 2017

March 2: Read Across America Day March 3: Employee Appreciation Day March 12-18: Girl Scouts Week Adopt a Guinea Pig Month National Peanut Month

3/1

Ash Wednesday

3/12

Daylight Savings Time Begins Move clocks ahead one hour

3/17

St. Patrick’s Day

3/20

March Equinox

First day of spring

APR

Special observances in April 2017

April 2: National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day April 2: Good Deeds Day April 7: National Beer Day National Humor Month

4/1

4/30

April Fool’s Day

Good Friday

Six Sundays in Spring

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Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS; performer TBD; bring kids, picnic, blanket and enjoy live music 5 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater 701 Harris Rd, WF 919-435-9400 info@wakeforestarts.org wakeforestnc.gov

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5/4 5/5

Cinco de Mayo

5/14

Mothers Day

SCHOOLS Brier Creek/ Bethesda 3/17-21

PTA Book Fair

Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 wcpss.net/briercreekes

3/20-24

Scholastic Book Fair Bethesda Elementary

2009 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-560-3904 bethesda.dpsnc.net

4/4

Author Stuart Gibbs Visit

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

4/30

Balder Dash 5K & Brave the Shave

Sponsored by Bethesda Christian Academy 12-1 pm: Balder Dash 5K 1-1:30 pm: Kids Fun Run 1:30-4 pm: Brave the Shave West 9rth Street Pub Woodcroft Shopping Center Bethesda Christian Academy 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham 919-598-0190 bcacrusaders.org

Easter

North Raleigh

Last Day of Passover

3/1, 4/5

4/18 4/28

School Tours

Arbor Day

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10 am, 11 am Jeffreys Grove Elementary 6119 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh 919-881-4910 wcpss.net/jeffreysgrovees

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3/25

4/21

St Baldrick’ Shave Event

Information Session

6-7:30 pm Pine Hollow Middle 5365 Bartram Pl, Raleigh 919-694-8880 wcpss.net/pinehollowms

3/7

3/31

Media by Moonlight and Literact Night

Fun Run and Color Run

5 pm Brassfield Road Elementary 2001 Brassfield Road, Raleigh 919-870-4080 wcpss.net/brassfieldes

3/9-11

Peter Pan Performance

7-8 pm Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

3/9

Open House

Chorus Performance

School-wide Egg Hunt

For prospective students, parents 9:30 am Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

3/13

International Festival

Benefit for kids with cancer Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

3/20-24

Open House

7-3 pm daily East Millbrook Middle 3801 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8755 wcpss.net/eastmillbrookms

3/24

For Rising 6th Graders 9 am Durant Road Middle 10401 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4098 wcpss.net/durantroadms

Fun, food, silent auction and more Time TBD Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr, Raleigh 919-571-6800 hilburnacademy.net

4/21

Open House

For prospective students, parents 9:30 am Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

4/21

MHS Prom

9 pm Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

4/22

Second Empire 5K Classic & Spring Fling

For prospective students, parents 9 am-1 pm Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

4/22, 29

FFA Plant Sale

8 am-12 pm Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

4/27-29

Spring Musical

Thu, Fri: 7 pm; Sat: 1:30, 7 pm 7-9 pm Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs

4/29

Leesville 5K

Leesville Road Middle 8406 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4141 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadms

4/14

Carnival and Silent Auction

Advance Band, Jazz Club Concert

5-8 pm Leesville Road Elementary wcpss.net/leesvilleroades 8402 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4200 wcpss.net/leesvilleroades

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9 am, 10:30 am Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

4/13

Spring Book Fair

Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181 chesterbrookacademy.com

4/7

Brave a Shave

7-8 pm Abbotts Creek Elementary 9900 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-694-0555 wcpss.net/abbottscreekes

4/7

Open House

5:30-6:30 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333 wcpss.net/sycamorecreekes

4/3

10 am-3 pm (3/9) 10 am-1 pm (3/11 Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181 chesterbrookacademy.com

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Fun, food, silent auction and more Time TBD Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr, Raleigh 919-571-6800 hilburnacademy.net

3/31

Spring Musical

Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

Spring Carnival

7 pm West Millbrook Middle 6115 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4050 wmms.net

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North Wake

4/20-24

3/16-19

3/3

PTA Family Movie Night

Spring Musical

Thu, Fri, Sat: 7:30; Sat, Sun: 3 pm Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs

3/20

Spring Band Concert

East Cary Middle 1111 SE Maynard Rd, Cary 919-466-4377 wcpss.net/eastcaryms

3/31

Dance

6th Grade: 3:15 pm 7th, 8th Grades: 5:30 pm Mills Park Middle School 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-466-1500 wcpss.net/millsparkms

4/6

International Festival

Cedar Fork Elementary 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-388-5240 wcpss.net/cedarforkes

4/20-22

Spring Musical

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

5/7

Morrisville Elem Stampede 5K

Presented by Triangle Family Eye Care; Includes 5K and 1M walk 3 pm; discount fees until 4/30 Morrisville Elementary School 1529 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3400 morrisvilleyearround.org runsignup.com

5/13

RTHS Prom

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At Noah’s event venue RTP High School 3106 E NC54, Research Triangle Park 919-998-6757 researchtrianglehighschool.org

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6-9 pm North Forest Pines Elementary 11501 Forest Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-570-2220 northforestpines.weebly.com

3/10

2nd Annual Evening with the Eagle

Sponsored by Wakefield Elementary PTA; meet and mingle with WES parents, teachers and friends; silent auction, raffles, 50/50 drawing, more 7-9:30 pm: $30 per person (cash bar) TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Wakefield wesptaevents@gmail.com westpta.org

3/10, 31

Science Day Sanford Creek Elementary

701 Granite Falls Blvd, Rolesville 919-570-2100 wcpss.net/sanfordcreekes

3/16, 21

Military Tribute Concert

Presented by the Heritage HS Band 7 pm; $5, adults; $2, 12-under; military, free Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, Wake Forest 919-570-5600 wcpss.net/heritagehs

3/24

Family dance night, with raffle, refreshments, face painting, crafts, free photograph and more 5:30-7:30 pm; $10 per ticket Heritage Elementary 3500 Rogers Rd, WF 919-562-6006 heritagees.wcpss.net

4/13

Open House

10 am-5 pm Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3600 wcpss.net/wakefieldhs

4/23-25

Spring Musical

7-10:30 pm Wake Forest High 420 W Stadium Dr, WF 919-554-8611 wcpss.net/wakeforesths

4/24

International Showcase

Sponsored by HHS International Club Dinner: 6-7 pm; show: 7-8 pm Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, Wake Forest 919-570-5600 wcpss.net/heritagehs

4/27

Open House

For rising 6th Graders Wake Forest Middle 1800 S Main St, WF 919-554-8440 wcpss.net/wakeforestms

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES MAR 3/1,6,7

Cooking for a Classic

Stars of HES

Spring Plant Sale

For rising 6th Graders Rolesville Middle 4700 Burlinton Mills Rd, Rolesville 919-570-2260 wcpss.net/rolesvillems

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Cooking competition featuring 16 local chefs, to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center 6 pm; tickets start at $50 1705 Prime Restaurant 1705 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh cookingforaclassic.com

3/4

Casino Night & Poker Tournament

Sponsored by Community Workforce Solutions 7-11 pm; tickets, $50 (Poker Tournament, $75) Marbles Kids Museum 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh cwscasinonight2017.eventbrite.com

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4/21-23

Southern Women’s Show

Jewish Cultural Festival

Educational experience, crafts, youth activities, food and more 3-6 pm Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Ave, Cary 919-676-6170 raleighcaryjcc.org

3/25

Annual Rotary Casino Night

4/21

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Raleigh to benefit many local charities and organizaitons 7 pm; tickets, $75-$85 North Carolina State University Club North Carolina State University 4200 Hillborough St., Raleigh northraleighrotary.org

National SAVE Youth Summit

3/25

Centennial Block Party

American Red Cross Triangle Chapter Celebrates with blood drive, CPR courses, youth activities and more 10 am-2 pm; free 100 N Peartree Ln, Raleigh jennifer.vangundy@redcross.org Redcross.org

Secret Garden Spring Fashion Show

Hosted by Peachy Keen Boutique to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters; light bites, refreshments; silent auction, live music and more 7-10 pm; tickets: $20-$40 250 Grande Heights Dr, Cary 919-678-0092 thepeachykeen.com/events

TBJ Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Bringing together women in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere 8-10:30 am C. Richard Vaughn Towers North Carolina State University 4600 Trinity Rd, Gate C, Raleigh bizjournals.com/triangle/event

4/22

Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival

4/8

Beer and Bacon Festival

75 craft beers, 15 restaurants, 10 bacons from across the U.S. 12-6 pm; tickets, $45-$79 Koko Booth Amphitheatre 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary 800-514-3849 boothamphitheatre.com

4/8

26th Annual American Red Cross Ball

Portion of proceeds benefit Spirit Of Hope Children’s Foundation; 200+ wines from 22+ wineries, live music, food, arts and crafts, and free children’s area 11 am-7 pm; youths 12-under, free VIP admission: 11 am ($49-#55) Regular adm: 12 noon ($33-$35) Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary uncorkthefun.com

4/28-30

Pirelli World Challenge

6-11:30 pm North Ridge Country Club 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh               919-277-2802 redcross.org/news/event/2017-RedCross-Ball

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Empowering students to create safer environments with workshops, presentations, and other activities for students, teachers, parents, and more All-day event; $25 early registration McKimmon Conference Center 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh North Carolina State University 866-343-SAVE nationalsave.org

4/27

APR 4/3

Shopping, workshops, food, drinks, fashion, beauty, health, entertainment, special guests and more Fri, 10 am-8 pm; Sat, 10 am-7 pm; Sun, 11 am-6 pm; free parking Adults, $12 (online advance, $10); youths 6-12, $6; under 6, free with adult; 3-day pass, $15; VIP experiences available NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh 704-376-6594 Southernshows.com/wra

Featuring multi-class racing with top drivers competing in productionbased race cars (McLarens, Ferraris, etc); Events begin 8 am; tickets $20-$70 Virginia International Raceway 1245 Pine Tree Rd, Alton VA 434-822-7700 virnow.com/events

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NIGHTLIFE 3/3

Live Music, Featuring Johnny Orr

9:30-11:59 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

3/4

Tradition Live Irish Music

3-5:59 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

3/25

Live Music with Doug Casteen, Mary Selvedge

10 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

4/8

Live Music with The Wiskey Runners

8:30-11:29 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

4/20, 27

LIVE in The District Music Series

Featuring live music, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net

4/21

Live Music with David Condon

10 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

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4/21, 28

Live Music with Moonlight Rescue Band

8:30-9:30 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

5/13

Live Music with The Gravy Boys

8:30-11 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 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

Raleighwood Movies Food & Sprits

Movies, food, spirits and special events 6609 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh 919-847-0326 raleighwoodmovies.com

COMMUNITY SPORTS REGISTRATIONS, CAMPS, LESSONS

Junior Firefighter Camp Registration Opens

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

3/27-31, 4/10-14 Spring Break Tennis Camps

For youth age 5-12 Mar: 8:30 am-12 pm, $100 Apr: 8:30 am-5 pm, $200 Cedar Fork Community Center Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

Raleigh Police Dept Basketball Teens

For youths age 13-14, 15-16 Games at Method Community Cntr; practices at local community centers Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov Optimist Community Center 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov Millbrook Exchange Community Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4156 parks.raleighnc.gov

4/10, 13-14

3/1

Registration Opens For Summer Camps

Rising K: 6/13-8/18, 7:30 am-6 pm ($145/wk) Rising G1-5: 6/13/8/18, 7:30 am-6 pm ($125/wk) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

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Neuse River Kids Club

Multi-session kayaking program 5:30-7:30 pm; age 8-12; $90 fee Optimist Pool 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2882 parks.raleighnc.gov

MAR/APR

Summer Camps at Brier Creek

Registration open until filled 6/12-16: Bridge for Youth, age 10-17, $50 6/12-16: Flag Football, age 6-15, $80 6/20-22: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 7/10-14: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 7/17-21: All Sports, age 6-15, $80 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

Boxing Blast at the Creek

Seasoned kickboxing instructor Cyndy Wu Robinson provides instruction 3/2-23: $16 4/6-27: $16 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

BC Exercise Fitness Center

Take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strengthtraining 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

Adult Volleyball

6:30-8:30 pm, Thu; age 16-up Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

Sports, arts, archery, nature walks, fishing, boating gardening, more 8 am-5:30 pm; grades K-5; $55/day for JCC members; $70/day for general public Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-6170 campjjcc@shalomraleigh.org

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919 | events & activities Summer Camps at Brier Creek

Seasoned kickboxing instructor Cyndy Wu Robinson provides instruction 3/2-23: $16 4/6-27: $16 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Includes 5K and Half Marathon Downtown Raleigh runrocknroll.com/raleigh

4/4

Benefit for Irish Jewel Farm; every runner receives a special Lonerider Brewing Brierdale Ale Trail 5K beer 8 am Brierdale Shopping Center 10370 Moncreiffe Rd #109, Raleigh fsseries.com/ra/r/brierdale-ale-trail-5k/

5K run and walk supporting various community organizations; sponsored by Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center 8:30-11 am Durham Bulls Athletic Park 409 Blackwell St, Durham reathumanrace.itsyourrace.com

Socks & Undie  5K Rundie

American Cancer Society 5K

Limited to 300 entries 8:30 am; $35 fee Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com milesintosmiles.com/ra/r/americancancer-society-5k

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

5K Run/Walk and Survivor Celebration 7 am: Registration 7:30 am: Timed 5K 8:15 am: Survivor Celebration 9 am: Untimed 5K, 1M Fun Run/Walk The Frontier at RTP 800 Office Park Drive komennctc.org

4/22

4/22

3/11

5/6

2nd Annual Brierdale Ale Trail 5K

Sponsored by Bethesda Christian Academy 12-1 pm: Balder Dash 5K 1-1:30 pm: Kids Fun Run 1:30-4 pm: Brave the Shave West 9rth Street Pub Woodcroft Shopping Center Bethesda Christian Academy 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham 919-598-0190 bcacrusaders.org

5/7

Sponsored by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Registration: 8 am; shotgun start: 9:30 am Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Pkwy, Cary 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

The Great Human Race

3/11

Balder Dash 5K & Brave the Shave

Spring Golf Classic

Post-race meal; door prizes; more 9 am; $70 entry; 200 entry limit William B Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh carolinagodiva.org/umsteadmarathon/

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9th annual downtown Raleigh event includes Irish music, food and more at Raleigh Beer Garden 10:30 am Raleigh Beer Garden 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-324-3415 nOgRunClub.com

4/1-2

Umstead Trail Marathon

7 am start time; Boston Qualifier Pre-race expo at Embassy Hotel of Cary, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd; tobaccoroadmarathon.com

St. Paddy’s 5K

3/4

3/25

RUNS, WALKS, RIDES, GOLF

4/30

Tobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon

Registration open until filled 6/12-16: Bridge for Youth, age 10-17, $50 6/12-16: Flag Football, age 6-15, $80 6/20-22: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 7/10-14: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 7/17-21: All Sports, age 6-15, $80 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

Boxing Blast at the Creek

3/19

Benefit for Note in the Pocket; includes Kids Half-K; costumes encouraged Dorothea Dix Park, Haywood Gym, Raleigh 919-714-9403noteinthepocket.org

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Morrisville Elem Stampede 5K

Presented by Triangle Family Eye Care; Includes 5K and 1M walk 3 pm; discount fees until 4/30 Morrisville Elementary School 1529 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville runsignup.com

5/15

Chip 4 Charity

Benefit golf tournament benefit for Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County Registration: 8 am; shotgun start: 9:30 am Fee: $175 (includes lunch, raffle, food, more) Hasentree Country Club 4700 Falls of Neuse Rd, WF 919-306-1031 RHeroux@LFWakeCounty.org LFWakeCounty.org

6/21

Rolesville Rams Golf Tournament

Sponsored y the Rolesville Athletic Club to benefit RHS sports teams Registration: 12 pm; $75 per player, $300 per team Zebulon Country Club 2424 Pearces Rd, Zebulon gregkozar@gmail.com racnc.com

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Campfire Story And Marshmallow Roast

Gather around the campfire for a story; registration required 7-8 pm; age 6-up; $2 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

919 St. Patrick’s Day Events & Activities 3/11

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

St. Patrick’s Eve Celebration

Featuring live Irish music From Ceol an Gra’ Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

3/11

3/28

4/11

Kitchen Science

Explore the fun side of science, with materials from your own kitchen; our classroom becomes a science lab with Simple experiments family can enjoy 2-3 pm; age 5-up; $1 fee Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

3/15

Wildlife Conservation

Peek into a bluebird house, search For salamanders and snakes, and learn why the park shelters certain species 9-11 am; age 6-12; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

3/18

Signs of Spring Hike Join park staff for an easy hike for early wildflowers, blooming trees, and singing bids 9-11 am; all ages; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

3/25

The Unhuggables

Uncover the truth about snakes, vultures, skunks and other animals 2-3 pm; age 5-up; $1 fee Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

Live music on two stages, food, drink, activities for kids, arts and crafts, more 10 am-7 pm; free City Plaza; downtown Raleigh 400 block of Fayetteville St info@raleighpats.org raleighstpats.org

3/16

Rain Barrel Workshop

Build your own rain barrel to take Home; up to two people per barrel 5:30-6:30 pm; 6:45-7:45 pm adults only; $45 per barrel Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

4/1

Spring Big Sweep

Individuals, families, groups can assist in in shoreline effort; gloves and bags provided; bring water, sunscreen, hat, sturdy shoes 9 am-12 pm; age 5-up (under 18 with adult) Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

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Sunset Canoe Trip

Join staff for a paddle around the lake, Exploring “bird island”, Crabtree Creek In search of herons, beavers, and more 6-8 pm; age 5-up; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

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Join a Ranger on a leisurely canoe trip, looking for signs of spring; not for beginning paddlers 2 pm Visitor’s Center William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-571-4170 William.umstead@ncparks.gov

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Welcome, Hummingbirds

Learn about hummingbirds, put up feeders, and other activities Fri: 12:45-2:15 pm; Sat: 10:30 am-12 pm Age 3-5; $3 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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

Footprints & Feces

Tracking animals is hard, but easier if you what to look for; learn how to identify animal tracks, scat, and more 1-3 pm; age 6-12; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

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Durant Family Campout

An overnight experience, with night hike, dinner, fishing, boating and more Age 6-up; $20 adults; $15 youths Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Frogs and Toads

A short walk in the park to find frogs and toads, then make craft 2-3 pm; age 3-5; $3 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Songbird Celebration

Celebrating the return of migratory songbirds and in honor of International Migratory Bird Day; activities, games, crafts, story time, bird hikes and more 11 am-3 pm; all ages 5; free Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

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St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Paddy’s 5K

12:30-1:30 pm; age 55-plus $3 fee for residents Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Doherty’s Annual

11th Annual Raleigh St. Pat’s Pub Crawl

Light breakfast, visit Easter bunny, make crafts, hunt eggs 10 am; age 10-under; fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

3/17

St. Patty’s Day Celebration

Town of Morrisville annual event, Featuring prizes for all age groups 3 age groups: 0-3, 4-7, 8-10 Rolesville Middle School football field 4700 Burlington Mills Rd, Rolesville rolesvillenc.gov

WF Parks Dept hiding more than 10,000 eggs, plus food vendors, and more activities 10 am-12:30 pm E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF wakeforestnc.gov

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Easter Egg Hunt & Eggstravaganza

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Abbotts Creek CC Egg Hunt

Pre-hunt activities also planned 11 am; free Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov

Live music by Outside the Beltline 4pm-12 am Saints and Scholars Pub 909 Spring Forest Rd 919-878-8828 www.saintsandscholarspub.com

Meet the Easter Bunny; hunt for plastic eggs with prizes; food trucks; bounce house, face painting, more; free; bring own baskets Age 2-4: 10 am Age 5-6: 10:30 am Age 7-8: 11 am Morrisville Community Park, Field #1 1520 Morrisville Pkwy townofmorrisville.org

Live music , drinks, food, dancers 6-11 pm outside; 11-2 am inside 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-833-2258 www.hibernianpub.com

Easter Egg Hunt

Morrisville Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Presented by Hibernian Irish Pub; benefits Greater Raleigh Merchants Live music , drinks, food, local vendors and more 12 pm-11 pm 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-833-2258 www.hibernianpub.com

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Annual Egg Hunt

Great Egg Scramble

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Check website for details Doherty’s irish Pub & Restaurant 1979 High House Rd, Cary 919-388-9930 www.dohertysirishpubnc.com

Proceeds benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation 3 pm-late Downtown Raleigh maceventsnc.com/stpats

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Glenwood Avenue St. Patrick’s Festival

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Check website for details Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

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9th annual downtown Raleigh event includes Irish music, food and more at Raleigh Beer Garden 10:30 am Raleigh Beer Garden 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-324-3415 nOgRunClub.com

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Community Egg Hunt

Games, crafts, inflatables and holiday bunny 10 am-1 pm; free Southern Community Park 1000 Sumac Rd, Chapel Hill townofchapelhill.org

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Dino Egg Hunt

Unearth colorful eggs and fossils, take photo with a dino, other activities Fri, Sat: 9:30 am-5 pm; Sun: 12:30-5 pm $7 per hunter; age 6-under pre-registration required Museum of Life + Science 433 W Murray Ave, Durham 919-220-5429 lifeandscience.org

Egg hunt, inflatables, food trucks, magic show, Easter Bunny, more Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 am (fee; Senior Center) Entertainment: 10 am-1:30 pm (Boathouse) 10-under egg hunt: 10 am Special Needs egg hunt: 1:30 pm Magic show: 2:15 pm (amphitheatre) Fred G. Metro Bond Park 801 High House Rd, Cary 919-462-3697 townofcary.org

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Fastest Game

On Two Feet A Community Volunteer Brings Lacrosse – and the Art of Play – to Local Campus by G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

It’s described as the fastest sport on two feet – and now, thanks largely to local resident Deanna Lape – lacrosse is a part of Brier Creek Elementary School in North Raleigh. “I enjoy seeing children grow and develop new skills through the art of play, regardless of the sport or activity,” said Lape, a married mother of two, community volunteer, and Principal Visual UX/ UI Product Designer at SAS. But she describes lacrosse is one of the fastest growing, most exciting youth sports in the United States today. “Our boys have been playing for a few years and have absolutely loved the experience,” the Brier Creek Country Club resident said. “We would often encourage their friends to play, but realized that equipment costs and time commitments can be a barrier for those just wanting to try it out.” Looking for a way to introduce the game to more youths, Lape learned about a grant program available through US Lacrosse. “I applied for the grant, and Brier Creek Elementary was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the recipients.”

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Deanna Lape Profile RESIDENCE: YEARS AT RESIDENCE: AGE: PROFESSION: EDUCATION:

HOMETOWN: AFFILIATIONS:

FAMILY: INTERESTS:

Brier Creek Country Club, Village of Doral; North Raleigh 13 47 Principal Visual UX/ UI Product Designer, SAS Rochester Institute of Technology (Masters of Fine Arts for Computers Graphic Design); Advanced Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media Design Bucknell University (Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Studio Art) Buffalo, NY Running Club Coordinator (2010-2016), Flag football Coordinator (2015-2017), Youth Lacrosse Director (2017) – Brier Creek Elementary School; Youth Travel Baseball Coach (2013-2015) – West Raleigh Baseball Association, Raleigh; Youth Basketball Director (2016-2017) – Oak City Basketball; Health & Wellness board member (2014) – Brier Creek Elementary School; SAS Employee Advocacy Program ­– Cary Husband, Brian; two sons: Brandon (12, Pine Hollow Middle), and Cameron (10, Brier Creek Elementary) Sports, coaching, cooking, camping, hiking, time with family, socializing with friends

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‘I enjoy seeing children grow and develop new skills through the art of play, regardless of the sport or activity.’ DEANNA LAPE Principal Visual UX/ UI Product Designer, SAS 30

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The US Lacrosse First-Stick grant included 20 sets of full gear and full insurance coverage – and the new school endeavor also received support from the community. “The BCES PTA offered to purchase four lacrosse goals and 36 balls for the club, and True Vision Eyecare generously sponsored our uniforms, making this a no-cost program for our families,” said Lape, a long-time school and community volunteer – coordinating youth flag football, travel baseball, basketball teams…and more. “The new lacrosse club is open to 4th and 5th Grade boys attending Brier Creek Elementary. It will run on Monday afternoons directly after school starting in early March and will continue through mid-May,” Lape explained. “We currently have 34 boys enrolled in the program, 14 of whom had their own gear and the other 20 will use the US-Lacrosse

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919 | SPOTLIGHT grant gear.” Lape said Lou Jonske – a local resident with more than 35 years of lacrosse coaching and playing experience – will serve as head coach, with Lape, her husband Brian, and other parent volunteers will assist. “Our goal for the program is to teach skills, offer opportunity to gain experience with game play, and have a lot of fun,” stressed Lape, adding that though it is currently an intramural league, the intention is to expand to a competitive league playing other teams in the area. “We are interested in growing the game at every level. Our hope is to motivate and inspire our studentathletes to not only continue to play lacrosse at Brier Creek Elementary, but also become a part of the local lacrosse community in the 919.” Highly educated and professionally successful, Lape has long been involved in sports – dating back to growing up in Buffalo, NY. “Sally Kus, long-time friend, former teacher and volleyball coach served as an inspiration to me on and off the volleyball court,” said Lape. “She is a hall of fame coach who led our Sweet Home High

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Want to Run in Scenic Brier Creek?

Trali Irish Pub, Lonerider Brewing Present 2nd Brierdale Ale Trail 5K

Here’s Your Chance, And Also Benefit the Triangle American Cancer Society

Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant and Lonerider Brewing present the 2nd Annual Brierdale Ale Trail 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, in Brier Creek. A benefit for the Irish Jewel Farm – which creates an environmentally sustainable agricultural community where adults on the autism spectrum can live dignified and meaningful lives with support in a healthy, safe and enriching environment and achieve independence through meaningful work, recreation and community involvements. Each finisher receives a Lonerider pint glass filled once with a special Lonerider Brewing Brierdale Ale Trali 5K beer. For information or to register, visit fsseries.com/ra/r/brierdale-ale-trail-5k/.

If you want to run the 18hole Brier Creek Country Club golf course, here’s a way to do it for only $30. The race is run on the cart paths of the renowned Arnold Palmer-designed golf course in North Raleigh on Saturday, March 11. In 2016, 180 runners and walkers signed up for the event. In 2017, due to the nature of the course, the event is limited to 300 entries. Entry fee is $30 (after Feb. 11). Profits from the race are donated to the American Cancer Society. Awards will be given to the first three males overall, to the first three women overall, as well as the first three boys and girls, age 14 and under. Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets and late entrants can register at the Clubhouse either at 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, or on race day, beginning at 7 a.m. The race begins at 8:30 am.

Brierdale Shopping Center is located at 10370 Moncreiffe Rd #109, in North Raleigh.

For more information, visit milesintosmiles.com/ra/r/americancancer-society-5k/details/.

Brier Creek Summer Camp Registration Continues Registration for Brier Creek Community Center Summer Camps began Feb. 6 and continues into March and April until filled. Camps for June, July and August for ages 5-17 in bridge, basketball networks, jedi engineering, all sports and flag football are available until filled. Costs range from $50 to $190 a week – depending upon restrictions. For more information, call 919-420-2340 or visit parks@raleigh.gov.

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14th Annual Umstead Trail Marathon Set for March 4 The 14th Annual Umstead Trail Marathon is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, at William B. Umstead State Park in North Raleigh. Entry is $70 for the race, which features a hilly course, with some rocky and rooty tracks. The event is limited to 200 participants. Awards will be given to the top fifteen males and top fifteen females. No race-day registration is available. Umstead State Park is located at 8801 Glenwood Ave. Registration is at carolinagodiva.org/umsteadmarathon/.

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St. Patrick’s in Brier Creek Brier Creek Easter Egg Hunt Slated for Saturday, April 8

Trali Irish Pub Celebrates Big Day With Live Music Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant in Brier Creek’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration again features authentic Irish music and plenty of fun. Music begins at 6 p.m., featuring An Cranull. Performances are also planned by the Wake & District Pipe and Drum. Finishing the event is Belfast’s own DJ Mark McNally, beginning at 10 p.m. Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant in Brier Creek is located at 10370 Moncreiffe Road in North Raleigh. For information, visit Traliirishpub. com.

Brier Creek Commons and the North Carolina Association of Educators are celebrating Read Across America Day with the “Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast with the Cat!” event at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers parking area in Brier Creek. Breakfast – sponsored by Rise – costs $6, with a portion of the proceeds going to the North Carolina Children’s Foundation. Additional activities – in a large heated tent – include special displays, book readings by special guests, and a live appearance by the Cat in the Hat. Breakfast tickets are available at raa2017.eventbrite.com, or with cash or check at the door. All other activities are free. Brier Creek Commons is located at Brier Creek Parkway and U.S. Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue, north of I-540 in North Raleigh. Visit shopbriercreekcommons.com for more information.

For more information, call 919-420-2340 or visit parks@ raleigh.gov.

WestGate Full Service Car Wash Now Open WestGate Car Wash – a full service car wash – is now open in North Raleigh. The 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. Westgate Car Wash’s personal touch includes both automated and handwashing, ensuring no spots are missed. And extra services include pre-wash treatments, soft cloth auto washes, protectant applications, RainX treatments, interior cleaning and more. Unlimited Discount Car Wash plans also are available – and complete Full Service Details start at only $99.99. WestGate Car Wash is also an NCPCWA Certified Conservation Car Wash. 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.

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Brier Creek Community Center plans its annual Easter Egg Scramble, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. The free family event includes a light breakfast, the opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny, and time to enjoy a variety of crafts. East egg hunts begin at 11 a.m. No registration is required.

For more information, call 919-865-5000 or visit westgatecarwash.com.

Basic Gymnastics Class Set at Community Center Youths age 3-4 have the opportunity to learn the basics of gymnastics in a fun, playful class planned April 4-27 at the Brier Creek Community Center. The weekly classes are at 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Fee for the series is $30. Brier Creek Community Center is located at 10810 Globe Road, adjacent to Brier Creek Elementary. For information, call 919-420-2340 or visit parks.raleighnc.gov.

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CycleBar Brier Creek Plans Several Community Activities CycleBar Brier Creek – which offers premium indoor cycling – has several special activities planned in March and April. Among the sessions scheduled: • 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour with Kiersten (50 min.). • 1 p.m., Saturday, March 18: Raleigh Police Memorial Fund event (50 min.). • 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25: March of Dimes event (50 min.). CycleBar Brier Creek seeks to create a fun and accessible experience for riders of all ages and fitness levels.

Short Takes • Phillips Development and Realty of Tampa, FL, is developing a 65,110 sq. ft. self-storage facility with 756 units in Brier Creek. A joint venture between Jernigan Capital and Heitman Capital Management has invest $8.9 million to fund the project. • Southwest Airlines begins nonstop service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and New Orleans on Fridays and Sundays beginning April 30. • Teresa Abron continues as Interim Principal at Brier Creek Elementary through at least March 31. • Brier Creek Country Club opened its two new state-ofthe-art hard courts for tennis in early March, featuring LED lighting.

CycleBar Brier Creek is located at Brier Creek Commons at 8741 Brier Creek Parkway #100 in North Raleigh. For information, visit briercreek.cyclebar.com

Legacy at Brier Creek Places Final Steel Beam The Legacy at Brier Creek office building celebrated a significant construction milestone recently, with the placement of the final steel beam atop the 121,000 sq. ft. office building currently being built. Gilbane Building Company marked the completion of the steel framework with the traditional ceremony of raising the final beam. The beam, which was signed by those in attendance, featured both an evergreen tree and the United States flag. The project team along with the developer Heritage Properties, broker Colliers International, Fluhrer Reed, JDavis Architects, Lighthouse Engineering and McAdams were on hand – along with members of the local industry trades. “We are thrilled with the speed and quality of construction on Legacy at Brier Creek, and happy to see the project continue to move forward to be on schedule for delivery,” said Ryan Blair, vice president of Heritage Properties. “Once complete, the project will offer corporations modern, efficient office space within walkable distance to an abundance of restaurants, shops, and major thoroughfares.” The new office building will have four floors with floor-toceiling glass curtain wall panes allowing for abundant natural light. Other features include tenant lounge, fitness center, outdoor terrace and 518 parking spaces. Anticipated to open summer of 2017, the project is designed to achieve LEED® certification. For more information, gilbaneco.com 36

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26th Annual American Red Cross Ball a True ‘Party With a Purpose’

Join the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross for its 26th Annual Red Cross Ball – which, this year, also celebrates 100 years of service to the community by the organization. An evening of fine food, cocktails, live and silent auctions, music, dancing, and more, the popular event is 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, a North Ridge Country Club. This year’s “Party with a Purpose” Ball Committee is co-chaired by Linda Craft, of Linda Craft and Team Realtors and Craft Commercial; and Suzy Beth Sarver of 919 Magazine. Committee 38

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members include Paige Bivens; Ginny Bradshaw, Community Chaplain; Judy Fourie, Fourie Group; Matt Mahler, Murals by Matt; Bill Nicholson, Capital Investment Companies; Bo Winn, TradeMark Residential; Tara Tucker, Summit Hospitality Group; Fran Whitley; Elizabeth Werner; Yolanda Sinclair; Ruth Lee; Mary Crowther; Allison McLeod; Mira Batchelor; and Tammy Giglio. For tickets or table sponsor information, contact Mira Batchelor at 919-277-2802. North Ridge Country Club is located at 6612 Falls of Neuse Road in North Raleigh.

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American Red Cross, Triangle Chapter

100 Years of Service 1917


March 12: Charter granted to the Wake County Chapter of the American Red Cross, signed by President Woodrow Wilson. During those days, volunteers rolled bandages, made bed shirts for hospitalized soldiers at Camp Polk and provided canteen service for troop trains, feeding stations and the soldiers’ Bath House near the railroad station in Raleigh.

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During World War II, the chapter provides layettes for newborn babies of servicemen, provides kits for comfort, social workers verify home conditions for service personnel request.

1969


Poe Family donates present location land to American Red Cross.

1973

Chapter House at 100 Peartree Lane completed and dedicated.

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Wake County Red Cross serves as sponsoring agency for Meals on Wheels with meals transported in Red Cross vans from Wake Hospital to Hillyer Memorial Christian Church.

1988

The local chapter responds to the worst disaster to affect Wake County: The November tornado that killed four, injured 157, caused millions in damage, and left a nine-county area in panic and destruction.

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 Hurricane Fran marks the largest local operation for the Triangle Area Chapter in eight years.

1999

Hurricane Floyd devastates Eastern North Carolina. National disaster relief efforts were initially coordinated from the Triangle Chapter and continued for the next two years.

2005


Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma brought suffering to people in an area larger than North and South Carolina combined. In total, the American Red Cross provided financial assistance to more than 1.4 million families (or approximately 4 million people); provided 3.8 million overnight stays in 1400 shelters and served more than 68 million meals and snacks. The Triangle Area Chapter provided financial assistance (food, lodging, new clothing, medications, rent, deposits and mental health support) to more than 1,100 families seeking refuge in the Raleigh area.

2007

June: The Triangle Area Chapter is appointed Regional Chapter to work in collaboration with neighboring chapters (Central North Carolina, Moore and Orange Counties).

2011

April: The largest tornado outbreak in state history that swept across central and eastern North Carolina. One of 29 tornadoes that touched down that day left a path of destruction throughout Raleigh. The outbreak destroyed and damaged thousands of homes and businesses in 30 counties. The Region assisted 581 families, provided 1,459 nights of shelter, and more than $506,000 in direct financial assistance to affected families.

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October: Superstorm Sandy caused a tremendous amount of destruction, requiring the Triangle Region to deploy more than 60 disaster workers and multiple Emergency Response Vehicles.

Hurricane Matthew Prompts Quick Response by Red Cross American Red Cross disaster teams were on the ground in the Carolinas and Florida immediately after Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016 – providing food, shelter and casework assistance in the hardest-hit areas. Eastern North Carolina experienced power outages, flooded and closed roads, and water shortages, that initially forced 3,824 people to seek refuge in 80 American Red Cross and partner shelters (a number that increased once more people assessed damage to their homes). Among the assistance provided by the American Red Cross in the aftermath of the hurricane: • 103,000 overnight stays in shelters and evacuation centers. • 1.4 million meals and snacks. • 387,000 relief items, such as blankets and comfort kits. • 225 response vehicles to deliver relief • 32,000 disaster health and mental health contacts The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit redcross. org or call the Triangle Area Chapter at 919-231-1602.

SOURCE: American Red Cross, Triangle Chapter

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Triangle Chapter Celebrates 100 Years of Help, Support

A number of fine food stations provide a huge selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts

On March 12, 1917, a charter granted to the Wake County Chapter of the American Red Cross, signed by President Woodrow Wilson. During those days, volunteers rolled bandages, made bed shirts for hospitalized soldiers at Camp Polk and provided canteen service for troop trains, feeding stations and the soldiers’ Bath House near the railroad station in Raleigh. Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross plans a variety of activities as part of the 100-year celebration of the organization. Among the events planned: • March 10: Centennial Blood Drive, Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, and Northgate Mall in Durham. • March 19: Tobacco Road Marathon & Half-Marathon, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cary. • March 25: Red Cross Centennial Block Party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 100 N. Peartree Lane, Raleigh (music, blood drive, CPR classes, more). • April 8: Red Cross Ball, 6 p.m.11:30 p.m., North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh. • June 24: Centennial Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Raleigh.

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Need Something for Kids This Summer?

Trinity Academy Provides A Range of Summer Camps

• THE LEAD PROGRAM: Designed for rising 7th-9th Graders, LEAD (Leadership Engagement and Development) was created with the sole purpose of developing Christ-centered leaders. This is accomplished through daily workshops, focused on discipleship, and activities including service-oriented field trips and projects. LEADers will also be granted opportunities to shadow Day Camp counselors as they work together to serve the Day Camp campers. The LEAD program operates on select weeks throughout the summer and has 10 participant slots available per week (chosen via an application process). • HEART BANDIT DRAMA CAMP: Both a Junior Camp (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 22-26, with a matinee show on June 27) and a Senior Camp (1 p.m. to 5 p.m., June 22-26; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 13-18) are planned. For information, email Marajen Denman at mdenman@trinityacademy. com.

Trinity Academy of Raleigh’s Camp Trinity Day Camp offers a wide range of summer experiences for all ages throughout the season. Among the camps: • DAY CAMP: Provides rising K-6th Graders a residential camp experience, but with the convenience of a day camp. Operating 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday on select weeks, activities include archery, fishing, low ropes, hiking, swimming, and field games. Daily devotions are planned. The counselor to camper ratio is 1:10. Fee is $185 per week. • SPORTS CAMP: Provides rising K-6th Graders a variety of programs designed to challenge each camper in a positive, competitive and spiritual environment. Operates 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on select weeks, depending upon sport (basketball, soccer, baseball and cheer). Fee is $135 per week. • DAY CAMP/SPORTS CAMP COMBO: Provides rising K-6th Graders with a unique combination experience. Participants can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. Fee is $230 per week.

Participants for all the Trinity Academy of Raleigh camps may register online at www.camptrinitync.org/summercamps. The camps take place at 10224 Baileywick Road in North Raleigh. For more information on Trinity Academy, call 919-786-0114 or visit www. trinityacademy.com.

Enjoy Overnight Activities At Durant Family Campout

City’s North Raleigh Recycling Location No Longer Operating

How many times do 919 families have the opportunity to camp out close to home? Well, it can happen this spring at Durant Nature Park in North Raleigh. Family members age six and older can participate in the Durant Family Campout – an overnight experience, complete with a naturalist-led night hike – on April 21-22. Other experiences include a light Dutch-oven dinner, s’mores for the kids, breakfast, and time for fishing and boating in the morning. All participants’ gear will be hauled to the primitive lakeside campsite. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for youths, with pre-registration required four days in advance of the event.

The City of Raleigh’s recycling drop-off site at 8101 Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh closed Jan. 13. Eatman’s Carpet and Interiors hosted this site for more than five years. The company recently relocated and the property is being redeveloped. Though not as convenient to North Raleigh and Brier Creek ,residents and small businesses may use remaining drop-off sites to recycle cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other materials. Other site locations include: • City of Raleigh Yard Waste Center (900 North New Hope Road) • Habitat Wake ReStore (2420 North Raleigh Boulevard) • Jaycee Park (2405 Wade Avenue) The city also has partnered with churches, shopping centers, and nonprofit organizations to host drop-off sites of varying sizes. For more information on hosting a drop-off center, call 919-996-6872.

The park is located at 8305 Camp Durant Road. Call 919870-2871 or visit parks.raleighnc.gov to register or obtain more information.

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A new healthy food delivery service is offering readers of 919 Magazine a special offer to try the service. Terra’s Kitchen offers fresh, prechopped ingreVisit terraskitchen.com – and utilize code TK919 to receive $30 off a first order from Terra’s Kitchen. dients delivered directly to the door, which provides meals ready-to-eat in 15 to 30 minutes. More than 50 recipes are available. All foods are washed, peeled, chopped and ready to go. Proteins are non-GMO, hormone and antibiotic free and organic whenever possible. And shipping is free.

The 4th Annual Socks & Undie 5K Rundie is Saturday, April 22, at Hayward Gym at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. A benefit for Note in the Pocket, the event features costumed competitors and prizes in multiple categories. Youths under age 12 may also registr in the Half-K Fun Rundie. Note in the Pocket is a local nonprofit organization that provides clothing to the impoverished and homeless Wake County. Donations of new bags of socks and underwear are encouraged at the race.

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North Ridge Center Welcomes Zoës, CHOPT, and O2 Fitness

Trinity Academy Open House Sessions Set in March, April

Zoës Kitchen, CHOPT Creative Salad Company and O2 Fitness are opening in North Raleigh’s North Ridge Shopping Center. “Zoës Kitchen, CHOPT Creative Salad Company and O2 Fitness are three in-demand health-conscious choices that will add a new dimension to our current mix of nationally and locally owned retail stores,” said Kevin Jones, senior leasing representative for Washington Prime. “We’re pleased to be able to offer the convenience of these new options to the bustling Raleigh community.” Zoës Kitchen is a fast casual restaurant concept serving a distinct menu of fresh, wholesome, Mediterranean dishes delivered with Southern hospitality. It will offer selections made from scratch, daily, with simple ingredients, such as fresh fruits, vegetables and grilled, lean proteins prepared with herbs and olive oil. CHOPT Creative Salad Company will feature fast, convenient and affordable healthy, flavorful and creative dishes including destination salads based on exotic locales, classic favorites – such as themed Caesar and cobb salads with steak, chicken and more, grain and noodle bowls, warm kale and quinoa bowls, homemade soups, desserts and seasonally curated iced teas and lemonades brewed in-house daily. Raleigh-based O2 Fitness launched in 2002 as a place for locals to get in shape while having access to better equipment, classes and personal training services. Since then, the company has grown to 23 locations throughout the Carolinas. O2 is dedicated to offering the ultimate fitness experience and can tailor programs to help meet health and fitness goals with real results.

Trinity Academy plans open houses for prospective students and parents on March 10 and 21 – and also on April 21. The sessions begin at 9:30 a.m.. For more information or to reserve a slot, call 919-786-0114 or visit trinityacademy.com.

North Ridge Shopping Center is home to Harris Teeter, Ace Hardware, Starbucks, Burger 21, Hallmark and Salons by JC. It is located at 6169 Falls of Neuse Road in North Raleigh.

Trinity Academy is located at 10224 Baileywick Road in North Raleigh.

919 Magazine Publisher a Panelist At Mentoring Event Bizwomen Mentoring Monday on April 3 brings together women in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere. The event is 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at C. Richard Vaughn Towers at North Carolina State University, located at 4600 Trinity Rd, Gate C, in Raleigh. Featured speaker is Cindy Whitehead – a highly-regarded women’s health advocate and serial entrepreneur during her distinguished 22-year career in healthcare. In the last 10 years, she has started and sold two businesses for more than $1.5 billion. She co-founded and last served as CEO for Sprout Pharmaceuticals where, in 2015, the company broke through with the first ever FDA-approved drug for low sexual desire in women. Whitehead has a new mission to mentor, invest in, launch and build other women-ed or women-focused businesses. In 2016, she opened the doors to The Pink Ceiling -- a cross between a VC firm, a “pinkubator” and a consulting enterprise -- where she is CEO. Among the panelists is 919 Magazine Publisher Suzy Beth Sarver at the April event, which is sponsored by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information, visit bizjournals.com/triangle/event

Chesterbrook Academy Open House Events Slated in March North Raleigh’s Chesterbrook Academy plans open house events for prospective students and parents in March. The events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Chesterbrook Academy is located at 10200 Strickland Road in North Raleigh. For more information, call 877-959-4181 or visit chesterbrookacademy.com.

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Second Empire 5K Classic Benefits Trinity Academy

Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon Planned May 17 in North Raleigh

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern of Raleigh presents the Second Empire 5K Classic – one of the fastest 5K courses in the Triangle area – in April, benefitting Trinity Academy of Raleigh. The event begins at 9 a.m. on April 22, followed by the One Mile Fun Run at 10 a.m., the Kids’ Dash at 10:20 a.m., an awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m., and the Trinity Academy Spring Fling – featuring food, inflatables, and more – at 11 a.m. All races will begin and end at Trinity Academy of Raleigh in North Raleigh.

Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at North Ridge Country Club in North Raleigh. Featured speaker for the event is Sunny Johnson Lewis, a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur. The event also includes vendor booths, door prizes Sunny Johnson Lewis and more. Sponsors include File Depot of Raleigh, 919 Magazine, Print and Web Designer, Shelten Media, Integral Design, Carolina Premium Outlets, and Katelyn McKay Photography.

Trinity Academy of Raleigh is located at 10224 Baileywick Road. For more information on the event, call 919-786-0114 or visit www.secondempireraceraleigh.com.

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North Raleigh Rotary Club Plans Casino Night March 25

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Rotary Club of North Raleigh sponsors its annual Rotary Casino Night at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The event benefits many local charities and organizations, supported by the club. Tickets are $75-$85. The event takes place at the North Carolina State University Club, at 4200 Hillborough St. in Raleigh. For more information, visit northraleighrotary.org.

Group Tours at Trinity Academy Scheduled Trinity Academy plans open house events in March and April for prospective students and parents in March and April at the North Raleigh campus. The events are planned for: 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10. 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16. 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21. 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21. The private school accepts applications for students in Grades TK-12. Trinity Academy is located at 10224 Baileywick Road. For more information, call 919-786-0114 or visit trinityacademy.com.

Songbird Celebration At Blue Jay County Park Blue Jay Point County Park’s annual Songbird Celebration is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. The free event for all ages celebrates the return of migratory songbirds and honors International Migratory Bird Day. Participants can enjoy bird-related activities throughout the park, including games and crafts, preschool story times, bird hikes for adults and kids, learning stations and more. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road in North Raleigh. For information, call 919-870-4330 or visit wakegov.com/ parks/bluejay.

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• North Raleigh’s Tribeca Tavern restaurant and bar at 6004 Falls of Neuse Road (in the North Ridge Shopping Center) closed recently. • Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel in Raleigh recently received the coveted AAA Four Diamond rating. • Cameron Castleberry of North Raleigh’s Ravenscroft School and the University of North Carolina, was selected with the No. 36 pick in the recent National Women’s Soccer League Draft by the Washington Spirit. • Real Estate Specialist Dwayne Reece was named Agent of the Month in December by Linda Craft and Team Realtors. • Seasons 52 plans to open its first North Carolina restaurant in Raleigh’s Crabtree Valley Mall (4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh) on April 3. A special seasonal spring menu is planned, paired with local artisanal spirits, craft beer and an ever-changing wine list. Call 919-787-3052 for reservations or information. • North Raleigh’s Sertoma Arts Center remains closed until April 1 due to renovations. Call 919-996-2329 for more information. • Barton Pond Elementary School is the new name of a planned Wake County Public School campus, scheduled to open in 2021 (after two years in temporary quarters at Stough Elementary and York Elementary). • Leesville Road High won the women’s N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A East Regional team swimming championship this season – finished second in the NC state championship meet. • Millbrook High Head Basketball Coach Scott McInnes leads North Carolina’s high school seniors against their counterparts from South Carolina in the Carolinas AllStar Basketball Classic on March 18 at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach. • The winningest head coach in the history of the Millbrook High men’s basketball program, Scott McInnes, resigned his position after the team’s final game of the season. McInnes remains at Millbrook as a teacher and athletic director. • Stephanie Wacek of Lynn Road Elementary and Jennifer Browndorf of Hilburn Academy are among 26 semifinalists for 2017-18 Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year. All finalists are scheduled for recognition March 7 at the Board of Education meeting, with the winner announced at a special celebration on May 8 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

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Classic ‘On Golden Pond’ At Theatre in The Park

2016 Marks an All-Time RDU Passenger Record

Theatre In The Park, located at the 250-seat indoor facility at the northern end of Raleigh’s scenic Pullen Park, continues its 2017 season April 7-23 with “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson, about a couple in their twilight years. Norman and Ethel Thayer are a couple in their twilight years, and the infirmities of age threaten their 48th summer on Golden Pond. When their semi-estranged daughter comes for a visit with a boyfriend and a smart-mouthed 13-year-old boy in tow, tension is in the air. While “On Golden Pond” is loaded with humorous one-liners and witty sarcasm, it’s also an old fashioned love story that explores the often turbulent relationship between the daughter and her father growing up, the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, and burying the hatchet in order to pursue a fresh start. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on April 7-8, 13-15, 21-22; and April 9, 16, 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults; and $18 for seniors, students and military. Other shows scheduled for the 2017 season include: • July 21-Aug. 6: “Glorious,” a comedy about the worst singer in the world. • Sept. 22-Oct. 8: “Playing With Fire,” about Victor Frankenstein finally tracking down his creature at the North Pole. Individuals interested becoming involved with Theatre in the Park as a volunteer – assisting as an usher, backstage, costumes or other areas – may call 919-831-6936 or email info@theatreinthepark.

More customers than ever chose Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2016. In total, 11,049,143 people traveled through RDU, passing the 11-million passenger mark for the first time in the airport’s history. “We are excited to be connecting so many of our region’s air travelers to the people and places they care about most, “said Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and CEO Michael Landguth. “It’s a testament of the strength of our region, and the nine airlines that serve 47 non-stop destinations from RDU. Because of these partnerships, we’re able to serve all customers, from the business road warrior to the budgetconscious vacation traveler.” Arriving and departing passengers grew by 10.4 percent over 2015 with the airport recording 5.51 million arriving passengers and 5.54 million departing passengers. December’s passenger numbers were also 5.15 percent higher than 2015, marking the 34th consecutive month of passenger growth at RDU. This year’s record passenger count surpasses the previous record of 10,438,585 set in 2000 and the second highest count of 10,037,424 in 2007. For comparison, the highest total passenger count during American Airlines’ hub operations at RDU was 9.9 million. Every airline at RDU recorded growth during 2016. Air carriers experiencing the highest rate of growth during the year include United, Allegiant, Frontier and Delta. United added three new daily flights to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, greatly increasing its presence at RDU. Allegiant built on the success of its first year of operation at RDU in 2015 by increasing passenger counts to its three Florida destinations. Frontier Airlines added nonstop service to Atlanta, Orlando and Philadelphia in 2016. Delta Air Lines, already the airport’s largest carrier by market share, also increased passenger counts during 2016. The carrier also added non-stop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and initiated three daily flights to Newark and Washington DC. Following Delta Air Line’s 29.9 percent market share at RDU are American Airlines at 27.2 percent and Southwest Airlines at 21.0 percent.

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Umstead State Park Leads NC in Total Visitors in 2016

YEAR STARTED: 1947, as The Children’s Theatre of Raleigh; name changed in 1970s North Raleigh’s William B. Umstead State Park topped all 39 North EXECUTIVE Carolina state parks and recreation areas with a 1.84 million visitors DIRECTOR: Ira David Wood III in 2016. LOCATION: Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre, 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh The attendance represents a 38 percent increase over the last year and was among the six state park with more than 1 million visitors. WEBSITE: theatreinthepark.com Combined, North Carolina had 18.8 million visitors at its state INFORMATION: 919-831-6936 parks in 2016 – the most ever in the 100-year existence of the state BOX OFFICE: Hours: 9 am-5 pm, M-F parks system, according to the North Carolina Division of Parks and Phone: 919-831-6058 Recreation. Both Falls Lake and Jordan Lake recreation areas also saw an increase in visitors.

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NC Theatre Conference Honors Theatre in the Park

Hill Carrow Inducted Into Sports Tourism Hall of Fame

Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park was awarded the North Carolina Theatre Conference’s “2016 Community Theatre Award”. The NCTC Board saluted Theatre In The Park for its outstanding artistic quality, service to their community, and commitment to cultivating artists and arts supporters. Over the past 68 years, Theatre In The Park has grown into one of Raleigh’s most recognized and respected theatre venues – providing a quality experience to a diverse audience base in the 919.

The National Association of Sports Commissions, the national trade association for the sports tourism industry, named Hill Carrow, Triangle Sports Commission Chief Executive Officer, as an inductee into the inaugural class of the National Association of Sports Commissions Sports Tourism Hall of Fame. Carrow is the founder of the NASC, having come up with the idea for the organization in the late 1980s after his direction of U.S. Olympic Festival-’87 in Raleigh-Durham. At the time, the U.S. Olympic Festival was America’s largest multi-sport event and the success of the 1987 Festival drew the attention of other cities interested in hosting similar events in their communities. “I was getting all these calls asking how we did it and how they could replicate this type of activity in their hometown,” said Carrow. “I recognized that this flurry of interest had the potential to be the beginning of a movement.” The Induction Ceremony is scheduled for March 28 at the Sacramento Convention Center, and is being held in conjunction with NASC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, marking 25 years from what is considered the organization’s first formal annual meeting in 1992 in Colorado Springs. “It is the highest honor to be recognized by your peers for contributions they deem significant to the industry,” said Carrow. “Jack Hughes used to work for me during the Olympic Festival, and his inclusion makes it that much more special. I’ve always been partial to the NASC because I consider it to be my offspring and my legacy; so I am very much looking forward to the celebration and what promises to be our largest assembly ever next month in Sacramento!”

For more information call 919-831-6058 or visit theatreinthepark.com.

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Festival March 11 Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 in downtown Raleigh. Celebrating St. Patrick, as well as Irish and Celtic traditions and culture, the festival includes lots of food and drink, activities for kids on Leprechaun Lane – and live music on the Shamrock ‘n Roll Stage and the Celtic Street Stage all afternoon. Plus, the Irish Village will be full of vendors selling Celtic inspired jewelry and arts and crafts. The annual event is located in the 400 block of Fayetteville St. in Raleigh. For information, email info@raleighpats.org or visit raleighstpats.org.

CWS Casino Night Raises Funds for Training Kitchen Community Workforce Solutions’ 2nd Annual Casino Night and Poker Tournament is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. A full night of casino games, raffles, and fun while raising funds for a commercial training kitchen to train and prepare individuals for rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry, the event features $200 in play gambling money (which can be used to purchase prizes at night’s end), entertainment by a magician, raffles, and a barbecue buffet and mashed potato bar catered by Farmers’ Table. A cash bar is available, and additional gaming money is available for purchase. Cocktail attired is requested. Premier tables also are available. Tickets are available at cwscasinonight2017.eventbrite.com. Marbles Kids Museum is located at 201 E. Hargett St. in Raleigh. For more information on Community Workforce Solutions, visit communityworkforcesolutions.com. 50

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North Carolina Holocaust Remembrance is March 5 The 2017 State of North Carolina Holocaust Remembrance is Sunday, March 5 at Meredith College in Raleigh. Among the events: • 2-3 pm: Youth in the Holocaust, a performance collage of live theater -- and vocal, dance, and music performances presented by elementary, middle, and high school students in the 919. • 3:30-5 pm: Holocaust Commemoration, featuring Abe Piasek of Raleigh, survivor of the camps of Radom and Auschwitz in Poland, and Vaihingen and Hessental in Germany. The event is at Jones Auditorium, on campus at 3800 Hillsborough Street. Admission is free. For more information, visit dpi.state.nc.us/holocaust-council/.

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Morrisville’s New Chief Jenkins Returns to North Carolina To Take Local Fire Rescue Position M. Foy Jenkins II is the new Fire Chief for the Town of Morrisville. Previously the Special Operations Chief with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department in Florida, Jenkins was selected from a field of 30 candidates. “Chief Jenkins’ proven fire service leadership experience makes him the right person for this job,” said Morrisville Town Manager Martha Paige. “His forward thinking approach to address complex problems in the fire service and the positive impact he has had on improving firefighter safety convinced me that he was the right person to lead the Fire Department.” Jenkins, from New Bern, NC, started his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter at West New Bern Volunteer Fire Department while in high school. He brings 34 years of progressive fire service experience to the Morrisville, with certifications as a firefighter, paramedic, technical rescuer and hazmat technician.

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M. Foy Jenkins Profile POSITION: MFRD Chief (beginning May 8) PREVIOUS POSITION: Special Operations Chief, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Dept HOMETOWN: New Bern, NC EDUCATION: BS, Western Carolina University (Emergency Medical Care) SPECIAL TRAINING: FEMA/Department of Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Leader CERTIFICATIONS: Firefighter, paramedic, technical Rescuer, hazmat technician

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919 | SPOTLIGHT He is a Federal Emergency Management Agency/Department of Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Leader and has participated in several national and international deployments – and holds a BS in Emergency Medical Care from Western Carolina University. Jenkins has led several initiatives to improve firefighter safety. Under his leadership, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department was M. FOY JENKINS one of the first metro New Morrisville Fire Rescue size fire departments to issue thermal imaging Dept. Chief cameras, portable radios and flashlights to every assigned firefighter on all fire trucks. Relocating air packs

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from the crew cab area to the rear of fire truck has become a standard apparatus specification under Jenkins’ leadership. “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such a great organization,” said Jenkins. “The level of professionalism that I have seen in every staff member helped me to realize that Morrisville is the place that I want to start the next chapter of my career that has spanned almost 35 years.” Jenkins begins work with the Town of Morrisville on May 8. He replaces Todd Wright, who recently transitioned to Assistant City Manager.

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East Meets West Festival Diversity Award Nomination Puts Local Event in Spotlight Morrisville’s East Meets West Festival is a finalist for the National League of Cities’ City Cultural Diversity Awards, for municipalities with less than 50,000 residents. Awards will be distributed on Monday, March 13, during the NLC 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC. The East Meets West Festival closes down Morrisville’s main street, Town Hall Drive, to celebrate both the energy and diversity of the community, with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world each fall. The festival is coordinated by the Morrisville Innovation Foundation and the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Town of Morrisville. “One of the most distinct features about Morrisville is

its variety of cultures,” said Mayor Mark Stohlman. “We love celebrating all of the cultures in our community during East Meets West, and are both thrilled and honored that the Festival is a finalist for this prestigious national award.” Families and businesses love the variety and opportunity to celebrate Morrisville’s diversity at the East Meets West Festival each year, said Morrisville Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Gaskill. “We are tremendously honored that the National League of Cities is recognizing the great work the Chamber and Town are doing together and look forward to the awards ceremony on March 13.” The East Meets West Festival began as the Taste of Morrisville event in 2011, when the Town recognized the need for a dedicated event to showcase what makes Morrisville

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Innovation Foundation’s Annual Event Now Sept. 23 uniquely diverse, and has blossomed into a celebration of unique cultures. Local restaurants sell small plates of their specialties and participate in a friendly competition of foods. A festival stage hosts performances from groups representing the community’s many cultures – ranging from Indian Asian and Irish to the American Southeast. The free event also includes numerous activities for children, including cultural dancing, face painting, and arts and crafts.

Morrisville Innovation Foundation’s annual East Meets West Festival is moving to fall in 2017 – and is now scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. The free event is along Town Hall Drive, and celebrates the community’s diversity with a day of food, culture and music from around the world. Local restaurants will sell small plates of their specialty foods, while the festival stage hosts performances from groups representing the community’s many cultures.

For more information on the festival – which is scheduled for Sept. 23 – visit eastmeetswestmorrisville.org.

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‘Remarkable Journey’

INC Research Expands Global Headquarters in Wake County

Documentary Explores Indian Immigration to North Carolina

Morrisville Company to Create 550 New in the Next Five Years INC Research – which operates in 40 countries around the globe – has expanded in Morrisville, and plans to add 550 new jobs at its headquarters over the next five years. The company is an internationally recognized contract research organization that conducts Phase 1 through Phase IV clinical trials on drugs addressing a range of disorders for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, “Wake County and the Research Triangle region is home to one of the largest life science clusters in the world and is recognized as a global hub of life science innovation,” said Wake County Economic Development Executive Director Adrienne Cole. “We are excited to have INC Research, a leading CRO, continue to grow in Wake County.” The decision to expand in Wake County resulted from months of ongoing collaboration between INC Research, WCED, Wake County, the Town of Morrisville, the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, Wake Tech Community College, the North Carolina Biotech Center and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. For more information about the life science industry in Wake County and the Research Triangle, visit raleigh-wake.org/targetindustries/life-sciences.

A new documentary about the Asian community in North Carolina will premiere in the 919 in March. “The Remarkable Journey: Founding the Asian Indian Community in North Carolina” will screen at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at the Carolina Theater in Durham. A sponsored project by the Southern Documentary Fund, the film explores the pioneer generation of Indian immigrants to North Carolina – helping to fuel the expansion of opportunities in science and business in the region. The documentary also explores the challenge immigrants faced of passing the “essence of India” on to their children – and explores the culture of Indian music, dance, meditation, yoga, food and more. The documentary was made for broadcast on UNC-TV in Triangle, as well as being available to schools, temples, mosques and churches. A project by Video Dialog Inc., the film was produced and directed by Dr. Steven Channing of UNC-Chapel Hill. Others involved were writer-producer Lue Simopoulos; co-producer Rebecca Cerese; co-producer/writer Usha Raj; director of photography/editor David Tyson; excutive producer Himanshu Shah; co-executive producer Vandana Dake; and co-founder Shaheen Syal. Other screenings are planned in Cary (Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham St; March 30; April 1, 6), Charlotte and Asheville. Donations are welcome to assist the in distributing the nonprofit documentary to schools throughout North Carolina. Visit southerndocumentaryfund.org or videodialoginc.com for more information.

Morrisville 2018 Budget Portal Open for Comments Preparations for the 2018 Town of Morrisville budget are under way, with the launch of the town’s Budget Portal. The portal’s forum allow citizens different opportunities to weigh in on the important priorities for the community and provide feedback to Town Council members as they begin to craft the areas of focus for the next budget year. Adoption of the budget is expected between May and June this year. Visit townofmorrisville.org/budgetportal for information and to submit feedback.

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St. Patrick’s in Morrisville Trali Irsh Pub Celebrates Big Day Throughout March Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant in Morrisville plans a number of St. Patrick’s Day-related activities in March. It all culminates on at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 17, with the Trali Seisun Players – followed at 6:30 p.m. by Shanachie, telling stories of Ireland through Irish pub music and songs of whiskey, rebellion, immigration, famine, war, death and love. The celebration also includes the Wake & District Pipe and Drum and the Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance.

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6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 9: A special Guinness Glass Engraving event (featuring a free personalized Guinness gravity glass with purchase of a pint). 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 10: Barley Juice plays Pan Celtic Rock & Roll. 6 p.m., Saturday, March 11: Parade Day Irish music from Tom & Mike, Josh on the Harp, and Jigs & Reels from An Cranull – plus Irish Dance from Inis Cairde. 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16: An evening of traditional song and music from Ceol an Gra’ – an ensemble of some of the most skilled Irish music performers in North Carolina.

Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant in Morrisville is located at 3107 Grace Park Drive. For information, visit Traliirishpub.com.

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Are You Ready for HOTTovation? Morrisville Innovation Foundation Announces Call for 2017 Applicants Morrisville Innovation Foundation, a program of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, seeks applications for 2017 HOTTovation participants. The HOTTovation program is a startup “percolator” program designed to support entrepreneurs developing the technology of tomorrow by coaching and mentoring them with innovative and cutting-edge technologies. The HOTTovation name stems from Morrisville’s role in the region as the “Heart Of The Triangle,” or HOTT for short. HOTTovation welcomes technology-focused new and seasoned entrepreneurs, as well as early-stage startups throughout the Triangle. HOTTovation is designed for industry professionals that are developing some ED BURGARD type of technology – whether in Founder, Dignify Therapeutics the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, or high-technology industries. Participants are not required to be in Morrisville. During the program, participants will be provided with free office space at the Campbell University-Research Triangle Park campus for five months. Additionally, participants will receive a free one-year membership to the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, with the opportunity to engage in numerous local networking events. As participants work with their mentors over the course of the program, they are expected to reach pre-designated milestones and engage in networking and study activities designed

‘The mentoring and connections of HOTTovation laid the foundation and my company has successfully raised $1 million in funding. I highly recommend this program.’

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to give the entrepreneur’s business a solid foundation. At the conclusion, participants that have successfully developed their commercialization and development plans will present at a graduation “pitch” event to an audience of local representatives of the startup community. “I participated in the inaugural HOTTovation program and I can say it has been key to the success of my start up,” said Ed Burgard, founder of Dignify Therapeutics. “The mentoring and connections laid the foundation and my company has successfully raised $1 million in funding. I highly recommend this program.” HOTTovation 2017 is sponsored by Campbell UniversityResearch Triangle Park and SAS. The deadline to submit applications is March 31. For more information, visit morrisvilleinnovation.org.

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Morrisville Honors Chief, Others At Annual MFRD Awards Event Town of Morrisville’s Service Before Self Scholarship award was renamed as the Chief Wright Scholarship Award – honoring veteran Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department Chief Todd Wright – at the community’s 10th Annual Fire Appreciation Awards banquet in February. Morrisville Fire/Rescue Awards Committee also purchased a brick in Chief Wright’s name on the Walk of Honor at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park in Emmitsburg, MD, to memorialize his service to MFRD and “acknowledge a leader we are grateful for, appreciate and respect very much.” Wright recently transitioned to Assistant City Manager, replaced by Foy Jenkins – who provided the keynote address at the event, held at Net App in Research Triangle Park.

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Others honored for service in 2016 at the event included: • Appreciation for Service and Dedication: Gerard Wroblewski (for support for the Morrisville Firefighter’s Relief Fund since 2004) • CERT Member of the Year: Tim Griffith • Explorer of the Year: Kyle Amyot • Volunteer Firefighter of the Year: David McLain • Career Employee of the Year: Lt. Chris Hoffman • Officer of the Year: Capt. Nathan Lozinsky • Outstanding Unit Citation: Firefighter Brian Oliver, Master Firefighter Dylan Briggs, Volunteer Firefighter David McLain, Firefighter John Lindenberger, Engineer Chris Salter, Engineer Ben Oswald, Lt. Steve Edwards, Capt. Donald Rackley, and Battalion Chief Clifford Cates (for a visit to Duke Children’s Hospital, and helping a young man with cancer fulfill a dream) • Distinguished Service Ribbon: Battalion Chief Robert Boening, Firefighter Michael Lindsey, Engineer Kevin Squires, Capt. Robert Stanley, and Engineer Benji Cole (for assisting residents above and beyond). • Distinguished Service Ribbon: Engineer Kirk Miller, Engineer Ben Oswald, Capt. Donald Rackley, and Capt. Scott Criddle (for swift water rescue during Hurricane Matthew).

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Anna’s Angels Gala Aids Down Syndrome Research

Park West Village Kicks Off Spring Music Series April 20

The 14th annual Anna’s Angels Gala is Saturday, March 25 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Duke University football coach David Cutcliffe will be the keynote speaker; plus the event will include an appearance by Megan Bomgaars from the A&E television show “Born this Way.” Bomgaars gained widespread notice after creating a video entitled, “Don’t Limit Me,” and now speaks at events around the country spreading her message of inclusion and inspiration. Other activities at the event include dinner, silent and live auctions, dancing, and more to celebrate loved ones with Down syndrome and learn more about advances in research. Anna’s Angels has raised more than $1.4 million dollars for Down syndrome research at Duke University. Visit gifts.duke.edu/annas_angels online for more information and to purchase tickets. To donate or become a sponsor, email Michelle Pfeiffer at michellepfeiffer@nc.rr.com.

April 27: Carter Winter May 4: Patrick Rock Band May 11: Kaylin & Hailey Whitters May 25: Muscadine Bloodline June 1: Mikele Buck Band June 8: Brittany Marie

Morrisville Fire/Rescue Offers CERT Training and CPR Classes Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training – program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills – on April 27-30. Using the free training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Registration deadline is April 16. For class details and to register, visit townofmorrisville.org/cert. In addition, MFRD plans monthly CPR classes for citizens of Morrisville. Participants will be instructed on the proper techniques used to perform lifesaving CPR. The four-hour American Heart Association Heart Saver certification course provides instruction on how to properly provide respirations and rescue breathing and chest compressions on an adult, child and infant – as well as how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator or A.E.D. Registration is required at webtrac.townofmorrisville.org.

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Park West Village’s LIVE in The District Music Series kicks off at 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, with the legendary beach music sounds of Band of Oz. Formed in 1967, North Carolina-based, eight-member Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast – performing well over 200 shows a year. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the free live music in front of the Stone Theatre-Park West 14. Future entertainment includes:

For more information, call 919-234-6710 or visit parkwestvillage. net.

Bicycle Safety Rodeo For Morrisville Youths Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department hosts a bike safety rodeo for youths on Saturday April 8, at Fire Station #1. Four free sessions are scheduled at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – each limited to 20 participants, from toddlers to age 18, and including bicycle safety techniques and a short obstacle course. Participants will also receive a MFRD bile helmet. A parent or guardian must accompany each youth. To register, visit townofmorrisville.org/bikerodeo. For more information, contact Interim Fire Marshal Mike Chorney at 919463-6122 or mchorney@townofmorrisville.org. MFRD Station #1 is located at 200 Town Hall Drive.

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Registration Opens March 2 For Junior Firefighter Camp

Panther Creek Athletics Auction, Dinner March 4 in Brier Creek

Registration opens March 2 for the annual Morrisville Junior Firefighter Camp, an opportunity for youth age 12-15 to spend a week with firefighters and learn about a career in fire service. The full-day camp – which is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 21-25 at Fire Station #1 – covers a variety of safety topics, including bike safety, water safety, and basic first aid. In addition, participants will learn about firefighting equipment, apparatus, and safety. Students will also complete a CPR certification course. The learning atmosphere includes both classroom and hands-on activities – plus a graduation ceremony. Cost is $125 for residents and $188 for non-residents.

Panther Creek Athletics Booster Auction/Dinner: 6:30-11pm, 3/4. Get $60 tickets by 2/20 at wakecountyathletics.com/page/ show/3073834-2017-gala-auction-and-dinner. An evening of friends, food, entertainment and fundraising to benefit the Catamount Athletics Program, the event is a major fundraiser for the organization. Admission tickets are $60, which includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and lots of fun. A full cash bar also is planned. This year’s silent auction includes several theme baskets, a full set of braces from Bovenizer Orthodontics ($5,500 value) and much more.

For more information, contact Fire Marshal Shandy Padgett at 919-463-6122 or spadgett@townofmorrisville.org. Registration forms are available at townofmorrisville.org or at the Cedar Fork Community Center.

Brier Creek Country Club is located at 9400 Club Hill Drive. For more information, email auction@panthercreekathletics.com or visit wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/3073834-2017-gala-auction-and-dinner

Morrisville Chamber’s Spring Golf Classic Tees Off April 3

Entrepreneurial Workshop Planned April 27 at Lenovo

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Golf Classic is Monday, April 3 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. A great place to connect with the area’s top business leaders, the annual tournament includes a captain’s choice format, on-course contests, breakfast, lunch, a catered awards reception and raffle. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

A special Entrepreneurial Workshop is planned by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, at Lenovo. The session is designed for employers and business owners, and offers continuing education and training opportunities. The event is free for members; non-members may attend for $15 – and a continental breakfast is included. Call 919-463-7155 for information.

For information, call 919-463-7155 or visit morrisvillechamber.org.

Lenovo is located at 1009 Think Place, Bldg. One, in Morrisville.

Program Helps Teens Learn About Government

Coffee and Connections Planned for March 23

Teen Morrisville 101 is an annual citizen’s academy geared toward teenagers interested in local government – specifically in Morrisville. The free program is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for four weeks beginning Wednesday, April 19, at Morrisville Town Hall. Packed with activities and information, the academy is geared for students interested in pursuing careers in government or just interested in how towns are run. Additional classes are April 26, May 3 and May 10. Application deadline program is Friday, April 7, at townofmorrisville.org/ teenmsv101.

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce members and can have a cup of coffee and engage in focused, effective networking at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee & Connections. The free event is 7:30 a.m to 9:15 a.m. on March 23at the Chamber office, located at 260 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. Non-members may attend for one session as well. This month, Coffee and Connections gets a “Shot of Espresso” – with guest Dick Domann, Vice President of Business Development/ Pharmacy at TrialCard, who will discuss “Leadership Essentials for the 21st Century”.  For information, call 919-463-7155.

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Supporters Plan to Re-submit Morrisville School Application

Morrisville Chamber Plans Special Excursion to Peru

Janet Salvio-Littlejohn and the rest of the board members and supporters of the proposed Kaleidoscope Charter High School in Morrisville plan to re-submit the charter campus application in September. At a meeting in January, North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction and the Office of Charter School’s Charter School Advisory Board failed to send the group’s application to the next approval level. Five years ago, Salvio-Littlejohn and Lara Visser co-founded the proposed charter school to create an empowering high school offering youths a core-curriculum enhanced by (digital) arts and technology, preparing them for careers and beyond. “We are disappointed, yet not deterred with the outcome of this meeting,” said Littlejohn, Board of Directors Chair. “Our current team will re-submit a revised and assertive application in September 2017.”

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Peru – without having to worry about the details. A special information session is planned at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at the Chamber office at 260 Town Hall

Kaleidoscope Charter High School seeks individual and corporate sponsors. For more information, call 919-434-5769 or visit kaleidoscopehighschool.org. The effort to open the school in Morrisville was featured in the January/February 2017 issue of 919 Magazine.

Machu Picchu in Peru Drive, Suite A, in Morrisville. The session will include trip details, the itinerary, destination-specific information and a question-andanswer session.

Morrisville Hosting USA Table Tennis Trials Triangle Table Tennis in Morrisville hosts the USA Table Tennis National Team Trials on March 23-26. The Trials bring together the country’s best table tennis players, competing for a spot on the U.S. National Table Tennis Team – which will compete in the World Table Tennis Championships in Germany later this year. Qualifying rounds are on March 23, followed by selection rounds on the March 24-26. Event information and tickets are available at triangletabletennis. com/product/2017-national-team-trials/. Triangle Table Tennis is located in Perimeter Park.

The Best of Peru excursion is planned for Oct. 26 through Nov. 3 in 2017. Trip highlights include: • Round-trip scheduled airfare from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Peru • Nine days, eight nights at first class hotel • Breakfast daily at the hotel • Transfers and sightseeing as indicated on the itinerary, with assistance by deluxe motor coach • Baggage handling and transfers • Guided excursions to Machu Picchu, Lima, the Incan wonders of Cusco, Puno and Lake Titicaca and the floating Uros Islands Networking with other participants, both personally and professionally, is expected. Cost for the trip is from $3,299 per person ($3,399 after April 29). An optional Puno extension tour – on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island and the famous Uros Islands – is also available for an additional fee. For additional information, contact Sarah Gaskill at 919-4637159.

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Bicycle Safety Rodeo For Morrisville Youths

Chamber Celebrates Success and Award Winners at 26th Annual Meeting

Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department hosts a bike safety rodeo for youths on Saturday April 8, at Fire Station #1. Four free sessions are scheduled at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – each limited to 20 participants, from toddlers to age 18, and including bicycle safety techniques and a short obstacle course. Participants will also receive a MFRD bile helmet. A parent or guardian must accompany each youth. To register, visit townofmorrisville.org/bikerodeo. For more information, contact Interim Fire Marshal Mike Chorney at 919463-6122 or mchorney@townofmorrisville.org.

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce in January at Prestonwood Country Club in attracted 250 members, community leaders and guests to celebrate the organizaiton’s 2016 accomplishments, hear the vision for 2017, and announce several awards. Among those recognized: • 2017 James M. Pugh Small Business of the Year: Shiloh Animal Hospital • 2017 Jeremiah Morris Community Steward Award: Fidelity Bank • Ambassador of the Year: Lindsey Chester, CaryCitizen.com Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Stephen Scott, President of Wake Technical Community College.

MFRD Station #1 is located at 200 Town Hall Drive.

Unique Warrior Tech OCR Facility Opening in March Warrior Tech Obstacle Course Readiness – a training facility where members can use the methodologies of obstacle course readiness and ninja training to get fit and healthy – plans to open in Morrisville on March 20. “We are all about preparing you for the obstacles in life,” said Kim Saguinsin of Warrior Tech OCR. “Our methods of ninja and race training are taught using obstacles on our insanely awesome rigs.” Saguinsin said Warrior Tech OCR is not a gym nor an entertainment center; instead, it’s a training facility with classes that are dynamic, entertaining, challenging and unique. Classes are available for both adults and youths. The facility also offers track-out camps, birthday parties, competitions, team building and more. In addition to memberships, punch cards and single session passes also are available. Warrior Tech OCR is located at 220-G Dominion Drive in Morrisville. For more information, visit warriortechocr.com (or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @warriortechocr).

Morrisville Chamber New Member Luncheon May 4 Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s New Member Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at the Chamber offices. New members can learn how to get involved and may share information with attendees. The event is free to members. For information, call 919-463-7155. Morrisville Chamber offices are located at 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A.

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Short Takes • North Carolina’s first Indian-American legislator – Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, a District 16 Democrat, was sworn in at Morrisville Town Hall in January. Mayor Mark Stohlman administered the oath. • Parkside Elementary is the name of a new Wake County Public School System school scheduled to open in 2019 in Morrisville. The campus is actually located within Research Triangle Park. • PGA Tour Champions season is now under way, and the annual SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club is scheduled for Oct. 9-15. The event includes a week of community, professional and family events. For more information on the professional golf tournament, visit saschampionship. com. • Bavarian Nordic, a global biotechnology company headquartered in Denmark, plans to relocate its Redwood, CA, operations to Perimeter Four in Perimeter Park in Morrisville. • The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary and The Herons restaurant at The Umstead recently received the coveted AAA Four Diamond rating – and U.S. News & World Report’s Gold Badge Award for 2017’s Best Hotels. • Alston Ridge Elementary is the name of a new Wake County Public School System school scheduled to open in 2019 in West Cary. The campus is located at Winding Pine Trail and Cartecay Drive. • Wake County Board of Commissioners recently called for a study for development of an urban trails center between Lake Crabtree County Park and William B. Umstead State Park. The study, which will be conducted with the UNC School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative, will determine whether a project is feasible. • The new North Carolina Courage professional women’s soccer team chose former Panther Creek High student soccer player Claire Wagner in the National Women’s Soccer League Draft in January. Wagner competed in the Capital Area Soccer League in the 919 and played last season at Clemson University. • Alexis Shaffer, who played at Green Hope High in Cary and at University of Virginia was also chosen in the National Women’s Soccer League Draft, by FC Kansas City. • Morrisville’s SciQuest – acquired recently by a private equity firm – changed its name to Jaegger. The company markets products to help companies track and manage costs. • Zaniac STEM-based learning center recently opened at 1206 Parkside Main St., in Parkside Town Commons shopping center. For information, call 919-342-8536. • Green Hope High won its fifth straight men’s N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A East Regional team swimming championship this season. • North Carolina Indian Political Action Committee hosted 64

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an information session on potential U.S. immigration policy changes and the implications in February at the Hindu Society of North Carolina in Morrisville. Speaker Murali Bashyam – who practices immigration and nationality law – discussed the pending immigration law changes, visa restrictions, and potential changes for Green Card holders. More information: nc-inpac.org. • Panther Creek High won the NCHSAA 4A state men’s indoor track and field championship for 2016-17. • Town of Morrisville was awarded funding for the MorrisvilleCarpenter Road project from the North Carolina Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization via the Locally Administered Projects Program. For the $9,000,000 project, the town received $6,300,000, or 70 percent of the project cost. Construction is expected to begin in spring or summer of 2018 – with a 2019 completion date. • Cellular Sales, a Verizon premium retailer, recently opened a store in Morrisville. Located at 9662 Chapel Hill Road, the store is across from the Park West Village.

RTP SPOTLIGHT NIEHS Accepting Applications For Scholars Connect Program Research Triangle Park’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is accepting applications for its NIEHS Scholars Connect Program – which designed to provide a unique opportunity to highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students to solidly connect with NIEHS, and receive frontier-level training in biomedical research. Students in NSCP have an opportunity for hands-on mentored research experiences, as well as professional and personal development. The program is committed to encouraging students to pursue careers in scientific investigation, both basic and clinical. The program offers an academic year (three semesters) paid biomedical research internship; career mentoring from NIEHS investigators; an opportunity to present findings to the NIEHS community and other conferences; and the opportunity to attend scientific talks by leading investigators, as well as specially designed professional and career development seminars. Applications are welcome from students from all of the academic institutions within the commuting area, including HBCUs and community colleges. NIEHS is located in Research Triangle Park. For information, email nscp@niehs.nih.gov. To apply, visit niehs.nih.gov.

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Supporters Plan to Re-submit Morrisville School Application Topics for this year’s RTP180 information series at The Frontier at RTP range from science and technology to culture and the future. All events are free, but registration is required and only 300 tickets are available. Following the March 16 “Best of RTP180”, featuring a previous speaker returning for an encore, the schedule includes: April 20 – Smart Cities May 18 – Animal Behavior June 15 – Design July 20 – Biomedical Engineering August 17 – Hacking September 21 – Women in Business October 19 – Travel November 16 – Nanotechnology The Frontier at RTP is located at 800 Park Office Drive. For information or to register to attend, visit rtp.org.

Ryan Combs Named Executive Director at Regional Partnership Ryan Combs is the new executive director for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. Combs moves into the position from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, where he served as director of government affairs. Combs replaces RTRP President and CEO Charles Hayes, who retired last year. Retired Raleigh Chamber President Harvey Schmitt served RTRP in the interim.

Triangle ArtWorks Hosts Workshop on Trademarks Triangle ArtWorks hosts a special workshop on trademarks and trademark registrations for professional artists at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. Leading the workshop is Triangle attorney Ed Timberlake of Forrest Law Firm. In addition to being a Triangle ArtWorks member, Timberlake is well known in the Triangle for his work helping artists and other businesses with trademark and other intellectual property issues – and a frequent and popular speaker. Topics at the workshop include: • • • • • • •

How to create trademarks that are likely to be good investments The relationship between trademarks and trademark registrations When to use the ™ and ® symbols The relationship between trademarks and copyrights Some of the ways trademarks aren’t like other property The process for applying to register trademarks at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Strategies to improve the effectiveness of a trademark

Admission is $5. Register at eventbrite.com/e/trademark-forartists-tickets-32815345582 . The Frontier at RTP is located at 800 Park Office Drive.

Susan G. Komen Triangle Race Scheduled for May 6 The 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, is Saturday, May 6 at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park. “We are excited to change the Triangle Race to early May when average temperatures are in the mid 70s,” said Pam Kohl, executive director of Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC). “We’re planning for the ‘coolest’ Triangle Race for the Cure ever with a goal of raising $1 million to support local programs and national cutting-edge research.” The event features a 5K run/walk and a Survivor Celebration that honors participants who have battled breast cancer. Plans also include an expanded Tailgate Zone with food trucks, a beer-tasting garden, and fun activities for all ages. 919 Magazine

The Komen Triangle Race for the Cure raises awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised stay in the community to support breast health education, screening, treatment and programs for women and families in a 29-county service area. The remaining twentyfive percent supports Susan G. Komen’s national research program. For more information or to register, visit komennctc.org.

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RTP Short Takes • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $10,000 grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to fund the Carolina Nanoformulation Workshop, scheduled for March 13-17. The annual scientific workshop will focus on challenges and opportunities in drug development, and enables interaction between academic and industrial scientists. • Cary-based Trana signed a collaboration agreement with Bayer CropScience – which has a campus in Research Triangle Park – to explore ways to use Trana’s disease-fighting technology to identify plantprotection products. • Abbas Hussain, GlaxoSmithKline’s global pharmaceuticals president, is leaving his position later this year. Emma Walmsley, who heads up GSK’s Consumer Healthcare division, was selected to become the next CEO of the pharmaceutical company in September. • David S. Memel, MD, MS, MBA, has joined Metabolon Inc. as its Chief Medical Officer to provide

medical leadership in delivering the company’s Precision Medicine products, and Frank E. Fee III has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. • Research Triangle Park Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants is seeking volunteers to help prepare tax returns for low-income families. For information, call chapter President Shamber Gentry at 919-669-5900 or email info@nabartp.org. • Bayer, which houses a significant plant science operation in Research Triangle Park, has signed a collaboration agreement with Cary’s Trana Discovery that could lead to environmentally-sound alternatives to pesticides. Bayer will use Trana’s screening technology to identify molecules that might have plant-protecting properties. • Sonya Mosher recently joined the US2020 Research Triangle park team as the new Events and Fundraising Lead, AmeriCorps VISTA.

SouthPoint/South Durham Spotlight Durham Bulls AAA Opening Night April 10 vs. Charlotte

Durham Art of Cool Festival April 28-30

Jared Sandberg returns for a third consecutive season as the manager of the Durham Bulls minor league professional baseball franchise when it opens the 2017 season on Monday, April 10 against the Charlotte Knights. The Bulls will kick off their home regular season schedule at 6:05 p.m. with a postgame fireworks show. After narrowly missing the International League Triple-A playoffs in his first two seasons, Jared Sandberg will aim to guide the Bulls to postseason play in his third year at the helm. Prior to the regular season kicking off, the Bulls will take on the Duke Blue Devils in an exhibition game on Tuesday, April 4, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham. The two teams that call the stadium home will meet in what will be a preseason contest for the Bulls, and a midseason scrimmage for the Blue Devils. The team will conclude the DBAP schedule on Sunday, Aug. 27, against the Norfolk Tides.

The Durham-based annual Art of Cool Festival is April 28-30, with the mission to present, promote and preserve jazz-influenced music throughout the Triangle. A variety of ticket packages and prices are available, including VIP All Access passes. Venues include Carolina Theatre, Durham Armory, Pinhook, Motorco, PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council, and Beyu Caffe.

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For full information and schedules, visit theartofcoolproject.org.

Home Show Planned March 4 at Southpoint The Home Show Greater Triangle is planned for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at The Streets of Southpoint Lower Level Center Court. Mini-sessions are planned throughout the day, with various real estate vendors participating. The Streets at Southpoint is located at 6910 Fayetteville Road in Durham. Call 919-572-8808 or visit streetsatsouthpoint.com for more information.

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Upcoming DPAC Shows Include Steve Miller; Earth, Wind, & Fire Durham Performing Arts Center features a wide variety of performances in March and April. Among the shows: • Mar. 1: Brain Candy Live • Mar 2: Martina McBride • Mar. 4: Stephanie Mills and Will Downing • Mar. 9: The Naked Magicians • Mar. 12: 5th Annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience • Mar. 23: Celtic Woman • Mar. 10: Get the LED out • Mar. 14: The Bodyguard • Mar. 28: Steve Miller Band • Apr. 1: Earth, Wind & Fire • Apr. 20-21: Steve Martin & Martin Short with Steep Canyon Rangers • Apr. 23: Brit Floyd • Apr. 28: Trevor Noah • Apr. 29: Common

Durham Short Takes • Downtown Durham Inc. – the city’s downtown business district support organization – named Nicole Thompson as its new CEO, replacing Geoff Durham, who moved to the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce. A UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, Thompson most recently was executive director of the Lake County Economic Development Corp. in Colorado. • 21c Museum Hotel – a boutique hotel in downtown Durham, the King’s Daughters Inn, Arrowhead inn Bed & Breakfast and the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, also in Durham, recently received the coveted AAA Four Diamond rating. • The Unscripted Hotel plans to open this spring in the renovated Jack Tar Hotel in downtown Durham. The hotel will include the Pour Taproom, a unique Ashville-based pay-by-the-ounce craft beer and wine bar.

For a complete list of performances – and ticket information, visit dpacnc.com.

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Golf Event UNC REX Healthcare Extends Web.com Sponsorship, Keeps TPC Wakefield Plantation Event by TILDON DUNN 919 Magazine Writer

With UNC REX Healthcare reaching a new agreement with the PGA Tour to remain the title sponsor of the annual REX Hospital Open for another five years, the PGA Web.com Tour returns to TPC Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh this year on May 30 through June 4. Local residents – and those throughout the 919 – can make plans now for a premier professional golf event, that supports a worthy cause and recognizes first responders, active military and veterans, and more. Public gates are open to the public for the actual tournament beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 4 for the tournament – but the events actually get under way with all-day practice rounds on Tuesday, May 30. Details include: May 30 • Pairings party and Pro-Am Reception sponsored by North State Bank, 6-9 pm at the TPC STEVE BURRISS Clubhouse (invitaUNC REX tion only). • First Tee of the TriHealthcare President angle Junior Clinic May 31 • Official Rex Hospital Open Pro-Am (Tee Times: 6:50 a.m.-

‘The REX Hospital Open is an important way we give back to the community, and support care and services for local patients and their families.’

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8:50 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.). • Honorary Opening Tee Shot (12 p.m.) June 1 • First Round of Competition June 2 • Second Round of Competition • Food Truck Friday, including Cousins Maine Lobster, Fresh Local Ice Cream, and Gonza Tacos (11 am to 4 pm) June 3 • Family Day at the Open, including face painting, live music at the vendor expo village, rock climbing, food trucks, more June 4 • Final round of competition includes Service Appreciation Day presented by First Citizens Bank, including free admission to the Final Round of Competition for first responders) • Rex Hospital Open Trophy presentation (following the conclusion of play at about 5 p.m.) In addition, free admission is offered: • June 1-4 for active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, military retirees and veterans. • June 1-4 for Wake County Public School System Employees with valid ID.

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REX Hospital Open

“We are excited to remain the title sponsor for the REX Hospital Open, and continue our partnership with the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour. The REX Hospital Open is an important way we give back to the community, and support care and services for local patients and their families,” said Steve Burriss, president of UNC REX Healthcare. “UNC REX Healthcare has allowed the REX Hospital Open to cement a lasting charitable footprint in the greater Raleigh area, and we’re excited to further continue those efforts,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. The 2017 REX Hospital Open marks the 30th year of REX hosting a professional golf tournament for charity. Co-chairmen are G. Smedes York, former mayor of Raleigh and chairman of York Properties – one of the oldest commercial real estate companies in the Triangle – and George York, the firm’s president and CEO.

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“UNC REX is one of this community’s most important assets and George and I didn’t hesitate to help with the 2017 REX Hospital Open. We look forward to seeing some of the world’s best golfers as they compete right in our backyard for a great cause,” Smedes York said. “For the 2017 REX Hospital Open, and the 30th anniversary of REX charity golf, we knew that we wanted chairmen who understood the tournament’s significance in the history of Raleigh and this region,” said Brian Krusoe, REX Hospital Open tournament director. “We are thankful that Smedes and George have once again agreed to partner with REX as we raise money to

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help improve the health and well-being of our community.” Tickets for the June 1-4 competition are $10 for a daily grounds pass; $25 for a weekly grounds pass; and $100 for admission to the exclusive Champions Club on any single day of the event. Free public parking is available at the Rex Healthcare of Wakefield campus, located at the corner of New Falls of Neuse and Capital Boulevard at 1120 Governor Manly Way in North Raleigh.0 For ticket information, call 919-7846736, or visit rexhospitalopen.com.

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Chip 4 Charity Benefit May 15 at Hasentree

Heritage High Presents Military Tribute Concert

Chip 4 Charity – a benefit for the Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County – is planned for Monday, May 15, at Hasentree Country Club in Wake Forest. Presented by Heroux and Company, the event begins with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.). A $175 per player fee includes lunch, raffle, food samples at various holes, a special gift, prizes, a silent auction, a certificate of replay and more. Register for the event at LFWakecounty.org. For more information, email rheroux@LFWakecounty.org or call 919-306-1031. Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County assists medicallyunderserved adults in the community.

Heritage High School Band presents a Military Tribute Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 21 at Heritage High School in Wake Forest. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for youths age 12 and under, and admittance is free for both retired and active military personnel. For more information, call 919-570-5600 or visit wcpss.net/ heritagehs.

Hasentree Country Club is located at 1200 Keith Road in Wake Forest.

Benefit Helps Wakefield Elementary Playgrounds Wakefield Elementary’s 2nd Annual Evening with the Eagle is 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at TCP at Wakefield Plantation. A reception and benefit supporting the WES Parent Teacher Association’s planned playground improvements, the event features hor d’oeuvres, coffee, tea, dessert, raffles, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction. Cost is $30 per person, with a cash bar available. For more information, email wesptaevents@gmail.com or visit wespta.org. TPC at Wakefield Plantation is located at 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive.

Annual Rolesville Chamber Dinner, Banquet March 23 Rolesville Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dinner and Award Banquet is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Rolesville Town Hall. The event features dinner, annual awards, a silent auction, and more. Rolesville Town Hall is located at 502 Southtown Circle. To register or get more information, visit rolesvillechamber.org. 72

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Heritage High School is located at 1150 Forestville Road.

Rolesville Annual Egg Hunt Slated on April 8 Rolesville’s annual Egg Hunt is 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Rolesville Middle School football field. The free event is for youths up to 10 years of age, and is divided into three groups: 3-under, 4-7, and 8-10. Participants can trade in eggs for prizes, and each age group will have a grand prize. The Bunny will be on hand for photography opportunities. Rolesville Middle School is located at 4700 Burlington Mills Road. For more information, visit rolesvillnc.gov.

NC 98 Corridor Study Public Sessions in March Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization host public meetings on the NC 98 Corridor Study on Tuesday, March 21, in Wake County – and Wednesday, March 23, in Durham County. The March 21 meeting is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Wake Forest Town Hall at 301 S. Brooks St. The March 23 meeting is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Reaching All Minds Academy at 2703 Holloway St. in Durham. Both meetings will have an informal, open house-style format – without a formal presentation. Attendees may come any time during the prescribed hours to learn about the project, ask questions, and provide input to the project team. To provide input and comments or obtain more information, visit nc98corridor.com.

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4th Comfort Food Cook Off Benefits Shore Grief Center

Library Event Features Romance Writers Tea Wakefield’s Northeast Regional Library hosts a Romance Writers Tea at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. The free event requires registration, and features local romance authors Jennifer Delamere, Sabrina Jeffries, and Erin Knighley. Participants can learn about the writers, their books and the process. For information or to register, call 919-570-7166 or wakegov.com/libraries.

The Shore Grief Center’s 4th Annual Comfort Food Cook Off is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at The Cotton Company event space in Downtown Wake Forest. Event attendees receive a generous sample of comfort food from six local restauranteurs – plus salad, dessert and a beer or glass of wine – and vote on their favorite. Tickets are $25 for adults, which also includes five raffle tickets; $10 for teens, and children 12 and under are free. Participants include Big Al’s BBQ, Gooey’s American Grille, Trattoria Italiana by Bruno, Leli’s Diner, Real McCoy’s, and The Mac House. Publix is providing salads, while The Angus Barn

Northeast Regional Library is located at 14401 Green Elm Lane in Wakefield. plans to serve chocolate chess pie for dessert. A silent auction also is planned. For information or to purchase tickets, visit theshoregriefcenter.org or call 919-368-6286. The Shore Grief Center is a nonprofit organization that provides free peer-based grief support for youths, teens and adults. The Cotton Company is located at 306 South White Street in Wake Forest.

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Wake Forest Celebrates Football Championship

Annual Yard Sale Benefits American Cancer Society

Residents and fans of the 2016 Wake Forest High School football team can attend a special community celebration at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, in downtown Wake Forest. According to a release from the Town of Wake Forest, the “Cougar Walk of Champions” will recognize the team for its consistency on the field, emphasize the school’s place in the town’s history, and demonstrate the collective sense of pride shared by the Wake Forest community. Last season the Cougars won the 4AA state championship game in Raleigh, defeating Greensboro Page 29-0. The team’s championship appearance marked the fourth time in six seasons the Cougars advanced to the finals as the 4AA eastern regional champions. Wake Forest High School’s football state title is the first for a Wake County school since Garner’s championship in 1987. Shortly after the Cougars’ championship victory, Mayor Vivian Jones appointed a nine-member committee to plan a celebration honoring the team. The committee is comprised of town officials, community and civic club leaders, and Wake Forest High School boosters and supporters. “This is a group of great kids and our community recognizes and appreciates that,” said Jones. “These guys work hard and serve as wonderful role models for all the young people in our town. We believe that’s something to celebrate.” Check wakeforestnc.org for an update on the celebration, but preliminary plans call for the parade to begin at the Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St., proceed south along South White Street, turn left at Owen Avenue, and conclude in Centennial Plaza at 301 S. Brooks St. The WFHS Marching Band and cheerleaders are expected to participate in the procession, along with the members of the football team and coaching staff. Upon arriving in Centennial Plaza, the team will be greeted by Jones and members of the board of commissioners, followed by a pep rally and remarks. “We’re inviting the entire community to join us for our football team celebration,” said Jones. “It’s going to be an unforgettable day in downtown Wake Forest, and we don’t want anyone to miss it.”

The CenturyLink Annual Community Yard Sale Fundraiser is 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. An annual benefit for the American Cancer Society hosted by the CenturyLink Community Relations Team, the yard sale takes place at the CenturyLink Campus front parking lot. Rental spaces are available at a cost of $20 per space, with proceeds going to the ACS Relay for Life. To reserve space, contact Yvonne Dalton 919-554-7252 or Phyllis Sendelback 919-554-7212 by March 27.

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For more information, email phyllis.sendelback@centurylink. com. CenturyLink Campus is located at 14111 Capital Boulevard in Wake Forest.

New Free Art Exhibit Features Local Artists Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts hosts the inaugural Wake Forest Guild of Artists and Wake Forest ARTS Art Exhibit at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28. Over 20 artists will display their works of art in a variety of mediums and styles, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glasswork, encaustic, woodworking, and mixed media. Free and open to the public, the event offers an opportunity for area residents to see firsthand what local artists offer the community. For information, visit wakeforestguild.com or wakeforestarts. org.

Kiwanis Park Trail Closed For Bridge Maintenance Town of Wake Forest is closing Kiwanis Park Trail from Wednesday, March 15, through late April. The temporary closure is necessary to allow crews to replace a bridge along the trail. As part of the effort, crews will stabilize the stream banks and repave the trail at the crossings to allow for smoother trailto-crossing transitions. Located adjacent to Kiwanis Park at 400 E. Holding Ave., the greenway offers a paved connection between South Franklin Street and South White Street.

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Six Sundays in Spring Concerts Set at Joyner

Friday Night on White Music Begins April 28

The 2017 Six Sundays in Spring concert series is scheduled for six consecutive Sundays from April 30 through June 4. Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, the free concerts begin at 5 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater in Wake Forest. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase or bring a picnic. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and unleashed pets are prohibited.

Town of Wake Forest Friday Night on White concert series begins Friday, April 28, with the Magic Pipers. Additional performers include Smile on May 12; Bull City Syndicate on June 9; Big Love on July 14; Love Tribe on Aug. 11; and Crush on Sept. 8. Presented by White Street Brewing Co., the event takes place 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in downtown along South White Street. Food and refreshments are available for purchase at downtown restaurants, and a variety of food and dessert trucks on site. No outside coolers are permitted, but beer and wine will be available for purchase.

E. Carroll Joyner Park is located at 701 Harris Road. For more information, email info@WakeForestARTS.org.

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For more information about each band, including videos of band performances, visit wakeforestnc.gov.

Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saurday, April 8, at E. Carroll Joyner Park. In addition to hiding more than 10,000 Easter eggs, the event plans several exciting changes this year – including several food vendors and Easter-themed arts and crafts activities in the Joyner Park Amphitheater. Also new this year will be dozens of special prizes hidden inside unmarked eggs and opportunities for participants to win a variety of grand prizes donated by local businesses.

Annual Carnival Benefits WF Police Youth Programs

Wake Forest Planning Director Chip Russell will discuss the town’s efforts at managing growth at the Wake Up Wake Forest session planned for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Town of Wake Forest and the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering for the morning information series – designed to keep area residents up to date on important topics affecting the community, while also connecting them with local political, business, and civic leaders. All are invited to attend; cost is $10 (plus tax) per seminar and includes breakfast.

Wake Forest Police Department’s annual Carnival for the Kids begins Tuesday, March 14, and continues through Sunday, March 19, in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Home Depot. Featuring fun and entertainment for the entire family – including rides, games, and lots of food – the event supports the WFPD’s youth programs, including the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program (which teaches youth the importance of making healthy decisions and remaining drug-free) and Police Explorer Post 401. Admission to the event is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for $20. Coupons worth $2 off the wristbands are available in the lobby of Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.; Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.; and the Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St. The coupons may only be used to purchase the wristbands on March 14, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and March 18-19, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458 or visit wakeforestrencen.org. WF Renaissance Centre is located at 405 South Brooks Street.

For more information, call 919-761-3132 or visit wakeforestnc.gov. Wake Forest Home Depot is located at 11915 Retail Drive.

For more information visit wakeforestnc.gov. Joyner Park is located at 701 Harris Road in Wake Forest.

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Short Takes • Heritage Middle School 8th Grade Band received a Superior Rating for the first ever in March at the North Carolina Music Performance Assessment. • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently named the Town of Wake Forest as recipient of the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2016-17 annual budget – marking the third consecutive year the town has earned the GFOA honor. The award represents a significant achievement by the town and reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. • Erin Van Sickle of Wake Forest Middle, Lauren Miron of Rolesville Middle, Christa Hayden of Wakefield High, and Heather Collins of Heritage Elementary are among 26 semifinalists for 2017-18 Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year. All finalists are scheduled for recognition March 7 at the Board of Education meeting, with the winner announced at a special celebration on May 8 at the Raleigh Convention Center. • Christopher Bradford is the new principal of Wake Forest Middle. He was previously assistant principal at Green Hope High in Cary. • Town of Wake Forest plans its annual Dirt Day at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, in downtown. The free event offers gardening and composting tips, youth activities, music, food

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vendors and more. Information at wakeforestnc.gov. • Blackpack Comedy Night – which “celebrates differences one joke at a timeâ€? – is 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors. For information, call 919-4359458 or visit wakeforestrencen.org. • Forest Moon Theater presents “Anne of Green Gablesâ€? on March 10-12 and 17-19 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors. Information: forestmoontheater.org. • The annual Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Seedling Giveaway is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park in Wake Forest. The free event will feature activities, treats, information, and provide 1,000 tree seedlings to participants. Information: 919-435-9400, wakeforestnc.gov. • Heritage High International Club presents its International Showcase at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – featuring dinner and a show – on Monday, April 24, at the campus, located at 1150 Forestville Road in Wake Forest. For information, call 919-570-5600 or visit wcpss.net/heritagehs. • NE Piedmont Choral free Spring Sing is 4 p.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic School Fellowship Hall, 600 West Holding Avenue in Wake Forest. For information, visit NPchorale.org.

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Women’s Professional Soccer Champions Moving to the 919 North Carolina Football Club acquired the rights to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) 2016 Champion Western New York Flash – which was renamed North Carolina Courage, and will play at WakeMed Soccer Park in the 919 during the 2017 NWSL season. “We are excited to be able to bring the highest level of professional women’s soccer back to the Triangle,” said North Carolina Football Club owner Steve Malik. “This is an important step in the plan we set forth last month, and as we continue to develop, we look forward to the continued support of our community. I…look forward to a long and rewarding partnership as we continue to grow the women’s game in North Carolina and the nation.” The North Carolina Courage crest is a nod to the history of women’s professional soccer in North Carolina, incorporating a stylized lion, a major component of the old Carolina Courage logo, while retaining the brand identity of the club’s parent organization with the signature North Carolina Football Club star and the separated triangle. Additionally, the colors mirror those of the men’s side, uniting the two teams under the North Carolina Football Club umbrella, while maintaining their individual identity. Founded by the Sahlen family in 2008 as the Buffalo Flash in the USL W-League, the North Carolina Courage (former WNY Flash) is one of the most decorated women’s professional soccer teams, winning four championships in three different leagues. Most recently, the club won the 2016 NWSL Championship in October 2016 by defeating the Washington Spirit in penalty kicks. Led by team captain and New Zealand international Abby Erceg, the club’s roster includes U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Sam Mewis, Canadian goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo and 2016 NWSL Golden Boot Winner and MVP Lynn Williams. Mewis, Williams and fellow teammate Jessica McDonald each earned caps with the USWNT in 2016. “Welcoming Steve Malik and the entire North Carolina Football Club organization represents a significant milestone in the history of our league,” NWSL Commissioner Jeff Plush said. “There is no question that Steve and his leadership team are well-positioned to manage the opportunities ahead of them by acquiring the WNY Flash and relaunching the club in North Carolina. Specifically, the Triangle has long had a spectacular reputation for its wonderful fans and deep roots in the game, from major youth clubs to excellent college programs. In addition, WakeMed Soccer Park provides a world-class facility that

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will serve the league, the team and its fans very well.” Season tickets for the North Carolina Courage are currently on sale. Priority seating will be given to North Carolina FC season ticket members, flex members and individual membership holders. Contact the North Carolina Football Club box office at 919-459-8144. For more information, visit northcarolinafc.com.

Professional Soccer League Team Tickets Now Available Individual game tickets for North Carolina FC and the North Carolina Courage are now available to the public. Tickets for either team can be purchased online by visiting NCFCTIX.com or by calling the North Carolina Football Club Box Office at 919-459-8144. The 2017 North Carolina FC regular season kicks off with a matchup against Alessandro Nesta and Miami FC at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Fans may also still take advantage of the two-for-one ticket deal that includes the March 22 international exhibition against Atlas FC of Liga MX. North Carolina Courage individual tickets for the team’s first-ever NWSL season also are now on sale. Tobin Heath and the Portland Thorns come to Cary to take on the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, April 22, at WakeMed Soccer Park in the team’s inaugural home opener. For more information about tickets or to take advantage of the two-for-one North Carolina FC ticket deal, call 919-459-8144 or visit NCFCTix.com.

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Soccer’s Home in the 919 - A Premier Soccer Complex Both the renamed North Carolina FC and the transitioned North Carolina Courage will play at WakeMed Soccer Park in 2017. One of the premier soccer complexes in the U.S., the soccer complex consists of a purpose-built, soccer-specific main stadium, two lighted practice fields built to the same specifications as the stadium field, and four additional practice fields. The main stadium seats 10,000 people. WakeMed Soccer Park opened in May 2002 as State Capital Soccer Park. It sits on 150 acres on the eastern edge of Cary that the State of North Carolina has leased to Wake County. Money to build the soccer park came from $14.5 million in county-wide hotel room and prepared food and beverage taxes. The Town of Cary assumed responsibility for operations and maintenance in 2004 from the Capital Area Soccer League. On January 1, 2008, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, acquired the rights to name the park from the Town of Cary. SAS, a Cary-based software company, previously held the complex’s naming rights. The complex also sports a full-length, nationally-recognized cross country course.


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Steve Malik’s Vision for the 919?

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Steve Malik and the North Carolina Football Club submitted its application to Major League Soccer as part of the league’s process to determine its next round of expansion. That’s right. Major League Soccer is a possibility in the 919. “We have made incredible strides since we received the MLS application information,” said NCFC (formerly known as the Carolina Railhawks) Owner Steve Malik. “We will continue to pursue our aggressive campaign by rallying the community behind our initiatives as we continue on our parallel paths of securing a new purpose-built stadium and expanding our corporate and individual membership.” MLS released its criteria and timeline for expansion late last year, acknowledging 10 markets (including the Raleigh/Durham area) that had expressed public interest in securing one of four next-round expansion teams. In its application, the club highlighted

the strong historical growth in the area, as the Triangle has been one of the fastest growing regions in the country for more than a decade, giving it the highest growth rate among MLS-contender markets. Additionally, the Triangle ranks in the top five among all current MLS markets, based on population-per-professional franchise – and ranks sixth in adjusted household income. It is also a top-25 U.S. television market. The Triangle is centrally located between Washington D.C. and Atlanta, effectively connecting the Northeast to the Southeast to create immediate natural rivalries. The application also contained information about the rich soccer tradition in the area, ranging from youth programs to collegiate powerhouses. UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and NC State consistently produce professional talent. Notable players who went on to ply their trade in Major League Soccer include current

Colorado Rapids Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni (NC State), New England Revolution Head Coach Jay Heaps (Duke) and Columbus Crew Head Coach Gregg Berhalter (UNC-Chapel Hill). These three individuals have greatly contributed to the growth of the game as both players and coaches, especially at the MLS level – which was touted in a North Carolina FC release. North Carolina Football Club is the state’s largest professional soccer organization and is the parent organization of North Carolina FC (NASL, Men’s Second Division) and North Carolina Courage (NWSL, Women’s First Division). The organization is owned by local entrepreneur, Steve Malik, and managed by North Carolina native and longtime soccer executive Curt Johnson. For more information, visit NorthCarolinaFC.com.

919 Youth Soccer Leagues Enter Historic Collaboration North Carolina Football Club entered into an historic collaboration with the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) and Triangle Futbol Club Alliance (TFCA), resulting in the largest youth-to-professional soccer club in the United States. CASL and TFCA will rebrand as North Carolina FC Youth beginning this season and complete the transition this summer. North Carolina FC Youth will take the field in the fall wearing the NCFC crest on their jerseys. “This truly is an historic partnership,” said North Carolina FC owner Steve Malik. “We now have a soccer pyramid from youth recreational leagues up to the highest level of men’s and women’s professional soccer in North Carolina. North Carolina FC Youth will be home to more than 13,500 youth players and will be a key positive differentiator in our already strong Major League Soccer bid. 919 Magazine

The collaboration shows the unified and powerful support of soccer at all levels in our area.” The move combines 61 years of soccer management, coaching, and on-field success between CASL and TFCA. “North Carolina FC, CASL, and TFCA share a similar vision for the future of youth soccer in North Carolina and our country,” said Gary Buete, CASL CEO. “We have been committed to providing the best youth soccer opportunities the past 43 years, and this collaboration enhances our opportunities to continue being on the cutting edge of youth development. We owe a huge credit to CASL’s founders, predecessors, and former players whose commitment, success, and good decisions put us in a position to take this next step.” As part of the collaboration, all CASL and TFCA players and coaches will

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become members of North Carolina FC, growing the club’s membership to more than 20,000. This growth and the collaboration will provide broader marketing, enhanced sponsorship opportunities, and increased merchandising efforts that will enhance the strength and visibility of the North Carolina FC brand, effectively strengthening the club’s MLS aspirations. “Over the past 18 years, our current and former players, coaches, staff, and board members created an environment for TFCA to excel on and off the field,” said Marlow Campbell, Executive Director of TFCA. “We are excited to take this next step with CASL and NCFC. We believe that our combined resources will lead to increasingly better opportunities for our players and families, while supporting the growth of soccer in North Carolina.”

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Ava Emma Olivia Isabella Sophia

SOURCE: NC Center for Health Statistics

RALEIGH

Best-Performing Large City in U.S.

Madison Abigail Harper Elizabeth Charlotte

#6

While many larger metros are experiencing stronger economic fortunes, some metros are showing a significant competitive advantage. Some of these factors include a high concentration of tech services and strong climates for entrepreneurship, both of which Raleigh enjoys.

TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR 2017 1. Berlin 2. Oahu 3. Riviera Nayarit (Mexico) 4. Montreal

5. RALEIGH!

6. Bogota (Colombia) 7. Washington, DC 8. Phoenix 9. Los Angeles/Beverly Hills 11. Santa Barbara 12. Houston 13. Lisbon 14. Bali

SOURCE: Forbes Travel Guide

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RALEIGH RANKED 4TH

Among All U.S. STATES

SOURCE: Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities 2016 index

AMERICA’S FAVORITE CITIES:

RALEIGH #9

With summer approaching rapidly, 919’ers might want to consider taking a road trip right here in North Carolina – because the state is considered one of the best states for that type of jaunt.

Readers of Travel & Leisure magazine voted on “America’s Favorite Cities”, and Raleigh ranked ninth. “The Research Triangle city impressed readers with its bars and brainy locals,” editors wrote.

The WalletHub report compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 21 metrics that speak to each state’s suitability to summer travelers with a dual mandate of fun and frugality. The metrics ranged from average gas prices to the quality of roads and the number of attractions.

Buffalo topped the list, which editors considered a “big upset.” San Antonio was second, followed by Providence, RI; Norfolk, VA; Nashville, TN; Albuquerque, NM; Richmond, VA; and Knoxville, TN.

North Carolina ranks No. 4 on the list, receiving the highest marks for number of scenic byways and lowest price of camping. Oregon is the best state for a summer road trip. The worst state: Connecticut.

SOURCE: Travel & Leisure magazine

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