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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 email@example.com 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
For more information on the NASC, visit www.sportscommissions.org.
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/.