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The Great Egg Scramble Big Annual Brier Creek Easter Event at Local Community Center


Brier Creek Expansion NetActuate Expands Operations With New Office in Raleigh Area


Making Really Good Food Family’s Passion Obvious At Poppyseed Market Café


Classic, Customizable, Affordable NOAH’s Event Center Changing Way People Meet and Celebrate


Morrisville Town Center Project 4-Story First Phase Includes Housing, Commercial, New Community Library


Live Music in The District Park West Village Hosts Outdoor Event Featuring Local Musicians


Six Sundays in Spring Wake Forest ARTS Sponsors Free Concerts at Joyner Park


Ready for Some Comfort Food? Annual Cook Off Event Benefits Shore Grief Center in Wake Forest


Where to Find the Eggs! Easter Egg Hunts Information For Throughout the 919


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Time to ‘Party for a Purpose’

Linda Craft Returns to Again Chair 27th Annual Triangle Red Cross Ball

Just 5 with Braxton Berrios

Leesville Road Graduate Working Toward Professional Football Career

72-73 Feeling Just a Little Green? Check out This Thorough List Of St. Patrick’s Day Actvities 77

Leaving a Legacy of Growth Wake Tech Community College’s Stephen Scott Retiring in August


More Than 1 Million Visitors Umstead State Park, Falls Lake Both Attract Top Crowds in NC

Go. See. Do. 11 Community Events 20 School Events 24 Extracurricular Activities 26 Nightlife 26 Community Sports

72 Easter Activities 72 St. Patrick’s Day Events 74 Runs, Walks, Golf, Races 76 Outdoor Activities

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Morrisville Chamber Leadership Mike Little Assumes Board Chair Post At Business Group’s Annual Meeting

A Grand Re-Opening in Wake Forest Renaissance Center’s Big Celebration Features Legendary Beach Music Band

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919 | NOTES Publisher Suzy Beth Sarver Graphics Patty Anthony Mercer Tyler McElhaney Production Preston Reins Jenny Smith Arielle Ingram

Musing About Spring in the 919

March 2018 commemorates my sixth spring in the 919. My first year, I was not quite prepared for the majesty of spring in North Carolina. Relocating from Southern California – where the weather can be hit or miss in March – I was pleasantly surprised to experience breezy warm days, and the beautiful abundance of budding trees. The colors are so rich and bright, including pops of fuchsia, dreamy greens, soft whites and deep purples. I soon learned how truly magical it is to live here, especially in the spring. The state comes alive, the parties kick it up a notch, the shamrocks, the Red Cross Ball, green beer, the Easter egg hunts and – and, of course, baseball in the 919! After five years and 165-plus published editions of 919 Magazine, we decided it was time to give a proper nod to America’s past time, baseball -- and more specifically, the Durham Bulls and the Carolina Mudcats. I had the pleasure of making it to a few games last season – including the playoffs, leading to the Bulls International League Championship. This was not my first year hanging out at the stadium and it certainly will not be the last. Don’t miss our package on baseball in the 919, including our “Just 5” questions with Bulls and Mudcats executives. They’re excited to talk about the approaching season! Planning a spring event? In this issue, we share two different 919 favorites, each of which can accommodate your needs: Poppyseed Market Café and Wine Bar in North Raleigh (Page 36); and one of the best new venues in the 919, NOAH’s Event Venue in Morrisville (Page 50). There is so much packed into this issue and we want to thank our generous advertisers for their participation. This publicatiion would not be possible without their support, so please be sure to visit their locations, websites and social media --and let them know you saw their ad in 919 Magazine!

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What’s the Deal With Location Based Marketing?

MAR 3/3

Triangle Chapter, American Marketing Association luncheon 11:30 am-1 pm; $40 for association members, $55 for non-members Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-664-7000

Chase the Cure 5K

American Cancer Society benefit 8:30 am Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600



Communicating with Impact

Sponsored by Society for Information Technology RTP, for members and guests 5:30-8:30 pm; registration required for dinner and program Embassy Suites Raleigh-RDU-Brier Creek 8001 Arco Corporate Dr, Raleigh

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

American Cancer Society benefit 8:30 am Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600

Go. See. Do.


The Great Egg Scramble

3/4, 11, 18, 25 Calvin’s Paws Cat Adoption

Annual event includes light breakfast, arts and crafts, games, prizes, egg hunts 10 am; age 10-under; free Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340

1-3 pm, Sundays Petsmart 8111 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-616-2997


March 31

Twinkle Toes Dance

The Duckling Gets A Cookie Storytime

Introduction to dance using twirling ribbons, scarves, hoops and music Age 2-3: 10:30-11:15 am; $40 Age 3-4: 11:30 am-12:15 pm; $40 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340

Story time, games & activities 11 am; free Barnes & Noble Booksellers Brier Creek Commons 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-484-9903

3/7, 14, 21,28

Beginning Line Dance

Perfect for individuals wanting easy, short dances with simple steps 8-8:45 pm; age 18-up; $2 drop-in or $10 pass Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340


APR 4/1, 8, 15, 22

Brierdale Ale Trail 5K

8 am Brierdale Shopping Center 10410 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-376-9441


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Calvin’s Paws Cat Adoption

1-3 pm, Sundays Petsmart 8111 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-616-2997

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Toddler Learning Time

Activities designed to strengthen fine And gross motor skills; includes story, craft, snack and unlimited play time 10-11 a m, Wed/Thu; age 2-3; $10 fee Pump It Up Brier Creek 10700 World Trade Blvd #112 919-828-3344

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

6th Annual Spring Golf Tournament

Benefit for Bethesda Christian Academy athletic facilities; includes breakfast, captain’s choice golf, goodie bag, contests, lunch, awards reception 10 am (shotgun start) Falls River Golf Club 115 Falls Village Dr, Durham 919-596-5420

Toddler Storytime

Weekly sessions, introducing Young children to books 11 am, Wed; free Barnes & Noble Booksellers Brier Creek Commons 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-484-9903


PTA Spring Family Night, Camp Fair

Performances by students, book fair, camp fair for families, more 5:30-8 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747

Pub Trivia

Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament


Accreditation Commission for Health Care event sponsored by NextLOGiK, to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Triangle and SAFEchild Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 855-937-2242

What’s New in Software Development Cycle

Sponsored by Society for Information Technology RTP, for members and guests 5:30-8:30 pm; registration required for dinner and program Embassy Suites Raleigh-RDU-Brier Creek 8001 Arco Corporate Dr, Raleigh

8:30 pm, Mondays; drink specials (free pitcher for round winners); cash prizes: $100 gift card (1st); $25 (2nd); $10 (3rd); picture rounds, lightening rounds, more; hosted by DJ Harrison Foster Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek Brierdale Shopping Center 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141

MAY 5/21


8 pm, Tuesdays Kids eat for $0.99, 5 pm to close; $5 mojitos all day Carolina Ale House 7981 Skyland Ridge Pkwy, Raleigh 919-957-4200


Table Tennis

Fun and competition for all levels Age 18-up; 5:45-8:30 pm $5 drop-in, $15 membership Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340

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Business After Hours Sponsored by the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce


Fast-paced combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis; easy to learn Age 18-up; $2 drop-in ($10 pass) Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340

5:30-7 pm; free for members Hyatt House Raleigh/RDU/Brier Creek 10030 Sellona St., North Raleigh 919-664-7036


Creative Drama: Fractured Fairytales

Students explore skills needed to bring a story to life, such as concentration, movement, pantomime, voice and characterization 4:30-5:45 pm, Mon; age 6-8; $95 Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 3/6-24, 3/8-26

BC Senior Club

10-11:30 am, Tuesdays; age 55-up Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340


BC Exercise Fitness Center

Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

Children’s activities, exhibits, silent auction, music, door prizes, food trucks and more 8 am (registration; packet pickup) William B Umstead State Park 6000 Reedy Creek Rd (private pasture)


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

3/6-24, 3/8-26

Knitting and Crocheting

Class is for all experience levels; learn basics and new techniques, while socializing with others 2-4 pm, Tue, 2-4 pm, Thu; age 18-up; $10 fee Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 MAR/APR 2018


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Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community, to benefit Raleigh Cary Jewish Community Center in North Raleigh

A social and exercise Experience at the park

Casino Night


Craft It: Calligraphy

An introduction to calligraphy, presented b members of the Triangle Calligraphy Guild; all materials provided 2-3:30 pm; age 16-up; free (registration requested) North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh


6 pm Tickets: $40 ($30 for age 30-under) Margaux’s Restaurant 8111 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh 919-676-2200

Forest Ridge Walk Club

10 am-12 pm; age 18-up; $2 fee Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy, WF 919-556-6781

‘Ain’t Misbehavin’

Musical set in the age of the Cotton Club’s beat and swing music 8 pm, Fri-Sat; 3 pm, Sun; $17-$20 North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, North Raleigh 919-866-0228

3/10, 4/14

Divorce Workshop

Tools, resources and information from expert advisers to assist in navigating separation and divorce 8 am-12 pm; $40 fee Second Saturday 3600 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-539-5468


Dog Obedience

Instruction on basic commands and controlling your canine; all dogs should be minimum of 6 months old 7-8:30 pm, Wed; age 13-up; $40 fee Millbrook Exchange Community Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-996-4156


1st Day of Spring

Celebrate first day of spring: Plant seeds, read books, sing songs, and sing while learning about spring 10-10:45 am; age 1-5; $9 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848


Carnival and Silent Auction Raffles, mascot photos, music, food trucks, games and more’ 5-8 pm; free; $10 wristbands for games Leesville Elementary School 8402 Pride Way, North Raleigh 919-870-4200


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Community Egg Hunt 11 a.m.; free Spring Forest Road Park 4203 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4141


K-5 Adventures

Kids read, create, discover and explore through books and more 4:30-5:15 pm; Grades K-5; free Leesville Community Library 5105 Country Trail, Raleigh 919-571-6661


Community Egg Hunt 11 a.m.; free Spring Forest Road Park 4203 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4141



Combine youth’s passion for technology with the developmental benefits of recreation; participants take part in digital treasure hunts and obstacle courses enhanced by gadgets 6-7 pm, Mon; age 5-11; $40 fee Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770


Hip Hop for Teens

Students learn advanced routines and tricks in a funky class – including techniques such as isolating a body part and sliding like MJ 7:30-8:30 pm, Thu; age 13-18; $45 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911


Carolina Gardening

‘Bringing Your Garden to the Sun’, featuring local author and tomato expert Craig LeHoullier 7 pm; free North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-571-6661

APR 4/2-23

Parent-Tot Dance

An introduction to dance forms through games, music, and basic ballet steps, with interaction with child 10:15-11 am, Mon; age 18m-3; $36 fee Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880

March 27:

Coffee with Mayor McFarlane Open discussion for Raleigh Chamber of Commerce members with fewer than 50 employees Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce 800 S Salisbury St, Raleigh 919-664-7036

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JCC Speaker Luncheon

‘Russia’s Foreign Policy’, featuring Dr. Dimitar Bechev, Research Fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasion and East European Students (UNC) 12:30-2:30 pm JCC members, free; non-members, $10 Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-6170,


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Wednesday Movies

1:30-4 pm, Wed; age 18-up Enjoy a free recent release or a classic; bring your own snacks and drinks; vending machines available Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720

Bridge for Active Adults

Ready, Set, School Community Playdates

Join Marbles Kids Museum at the library for family play to get kids ready for school; build language, reading and other skills 3-4 pm; age 3-5; free Duraleigh Road Community Library 5800 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh 919-881-1344,


Photography: Nature Fundamentals

Focused on finding signs of wildlife, time and seasonal placement, and flora/fauna indentification; start inside, and then move outside; bring your own camera 9-11 am; age 18 up; $10 fee Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy, WF 919-556-6781

10 am-12 pm, Mon; age 18-up; free open play; all experience levels Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848

Men’s Monday Mornings

9 am-12 pm, Mon; age 18-up Hang out, play games, socialize Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720

Game Time for Active Adults

1-3 pm, Tue/Wed; age 18-up; free cards, games and socializing Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770


9:30 am-12 pm, Fri; age 18-up 1 card, 50 cents; 3 cards, $1 Anne Gordon Center for ActiveAdults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720

Senior Fridays

1-3 pm, Fri; age 55-up Enjoy free cards, games, socializing Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848


Morrisville Youth Tennis Festival

Hosted by Morrisville Council member Steve Rao; RDU tennis pros will be on hand to assist participants 1-2:30 pm; all ages; $7 pp, $10 fam Church Street Park 5817 Cricket Pitch Way, Morrisville 919-463-7110 Info, registration:

Chesterbrook Academy


Elementary School Serving 3 Years – 5th Grade A private school education for the whole child Our challenging, well-rounded curriculum helps students master the core academics while developing skills such as creativity, problem solving and collaboration. Our individualized approach to instruction helps each child grow, flourish and excel. • Personalized learning environment • PE, STEM, art, music, drama and foreign language • Project based learning and field trips • Ongoing parent involvement

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March 16:

St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon

Screen Actor Training Class

Build self-confidence, selfawareness, communication skills and improvisation; taught by former Hollywood Director Rick Beeman Age 5-12: 6-7 pm, Mon Age 13-plus: 7-8 pm, Mon Information, register at ($120 fee) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville

3/10, 4/21 Teen Night

A night of fun, including games and activities, such as basketball, video games, movies, and arts and crafts 6-9 pm; age 13-19; free 919-463-7110 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville


Coffee & Connections

Members networking opportunity, Including a “Shot of Espresso” 7:30-9:15 am; free for members (non-members invited for one session) Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155


Town of Morrisville Easter Egg Hunt

Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for plastic eggs filled with goodies and special prizes Age 2-4: 10 am Age 5-6: 10:30 am Age 7-8: 11 am Morrisville Community Park, Field #1 1520 Morrisville Parkway 919-463-7110


Carolina Gardening

‘Join the Foodscape Revoluton’, presented by local author Brie Arthur 7-8 pm; adults; free (registration requested) West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary


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Music in the Park

Bring a chair, blanket and picnic And enjoy a relaxing evening 6:30 pm; all ages; free Indian Creek Park 101 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-714

4/19 12-2 pm; age 55-up; $3 (residents) 919-463-7110 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville

APR 4/6-27

Simple Jewelry For Seniors

Create an array of jewelry pieces using basic beading and metalwork techniques; all supplies, tools included 1:30-3:30 pm; age 55-up; $60 fee Info, register: 919-564-8300, Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville


Electronic Game Design

Students will create their own unique Medieval-themed Tower Defense video game, using Multimedia Fusion2 6-8 pm, Mon; age 7-12; $100 fee 919-463-7110 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville


Spring Green Day

Promoting the natural environment, conservation, and green initiatives; free event includes document shredding, electronics recycling, and more Litter Sweep event: 9 am-12 pm Recycling: 10 am-2 pm Morrisville Town Hall 100 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville


Notary Public Class

Course teaches participants skills necessary to practice as a Notary Public; in partnership with Wake Tech 9 am-5 pm; $150 for member firms Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155

Sharpen Your Skills Workshop Series

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce series for business focuses on topics relevant to owners, managers, and employees hoping to hone skills 7:30-10 am; free for member firms Lenovo 1009 Think Place, Bldg One, Morrisville 919-463-7155


Spring Daze Arts And Crafts Festival

Presented by Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, 25th year event features over 170 North Carolina artists, four entertainment stages, food & more 9 am-5 pm; all ages; free Fred G. Bond Metro Park 801 High House Rd, Cary 919-319-4560


Morrisville Chamber Golf Classic

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce event includes contests, breakfast, lunch, raffle and awards reception 8 am-4 pm; call or visit website for fees Governors Club 10100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill 919-463-7155

MAY 5/19


Entertainment, midway games, Rides, live music, food trucks, more 4-9 pm; game tickets, $1 (or $20 for 25) Town Hall Drive, Morrisville 919-463-7110


Cary-Apex-Morrisville RTP Relay for Life

2 pm-8 am Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-334-5234

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April 19-June 7: Live in The District

Bring lawn chairs and blanket and enjoy live music outdoors, in front of Stone Theatre-Park West 14 6-9 pm; all ages; free Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710


Dominoes, or bring your own games 6-8 pm, Wed; free; refreshments Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100

Senior Bingo

Play for $1 per card 1-3 pm; 1st, 3rd Thu; free; refreshments Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100

Senior Fridays

9:30 am-12 pm Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100

Senior Dominoes

West Park Team Trivia

8 pm, every Wednesday; beer and wine specials West Park Tavern 2734 NC Hwy 55, Cary 919-303-9300

1-3 pm, Mon Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100


Happy Hour At The Frontier

Free Bombshell Beer Co. brews at Homebase, inside 1st Floor; meet-ups welcome (contact 4:30-6:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP


RTP 180: Blockchain

Local university experts discuss topics related to how language continues to evolve and grow 6-7:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP

Endless summer nights, the sound of crickets chirping, the heat of the day lifting as you run barefoot through fields with a jar in your hand, and the magic of catching fireflies. Relive childhood...

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Beethoven, the Michelangelo of Music

MAR/APR We Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups

Entrepreneurs share coffee, ideas and advice 9 am, Wed The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr

RTPfit Yoga

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


25th Annual Home Show Greater Triangle

10 am-5 pm Center Court The Streets at Southpoint 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 919-572-8808

3/8, 15, 22, 29 Latin Vibe

Free dance lesson, then dancing And jam session on main floor 9-11:30 pm; $8 before, $10 after 10 pm Beyu Caffe 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058


Blame it On Bianca Del Rio

Alter ego of comic Roy Haylock on her unapologetic drag tour 8 pm Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan St, Durham 919-560-3030


Jerry Seinfield

7 pm, 9:30 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham


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March 15:

Faces of Femme Art Reception

Light fare and conversation with the artist; sponsored by Triangle Community Foundation; open to the public; exhibit continues through July 2018 5-7 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP


Lobby Call

‘Cake and Obituaries’ with Maira Kalman and John Higinbotham provide an hour of conversation 12:30 pm; check website to RSVP The Durham Hotel 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham 919-768-8831


Questival Durham

24-hour adventure race with teams of 2-6 competing for prizes, completing adventure challenges in fitness, camping, service and more Fri opening ceremony: 5-8 pm Sat closing ceremony: 6-7:30 pm Diamond View Park, Durham

3/24, 4/21

Old Time Jam

Monthly Bluegrass/Americana session sponsored by PineconeFeaturing the Soulville Horns 1-3 pm; no cover Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St, Durham 919-401-1979


Home Free

Country a cappella entertainment Carolina Theatre Durham 309 W Morgan St, Durham 919-560-3030


Dwight & Nicole w/Lockdown

Live music 8:30 pm The Bullpen 359 Blackwell St #135, Durham 919-744-3630

Orchestra of the Triangle 3 pm Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan St, Durham 919-560-3030

APR 4/5

Throwback Thursday: Americana

Hands-on cooking classes 6:30-8:30 pm; age 18-up; $85 per person Sur la Table Streets at Southpoint 8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham 800-243-0852


Full Frame Film Festival

Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan, Durham 919-687-4100


Civil War Park Day

Cooperative effort between Civil War Preservation Trust and Civil War historic sites in the U.S. 10 am-2 pm; free Bennett Place State Historic Site 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham 919-383-4345


Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour

6 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham


Swift Creek

Paying tribute to the origins of Americana and bluegrass 7:30 pm; no cover Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St, Durham 919-401-1979

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Brian Culbertson: Colors of Love Tour

Award-winning instrumentalist of contemporary jazz, R&B, funk 8 pm Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan St, Durham 919-560-3030



Wakefield Women’s Club Luncheon

MAR 3/10

11:15 am-1:30 pm Clubhouse TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh

Ready, Garden, Grow

‘An Introduction to Vegetable Gardening’, taught by North Carolina Extension Master Gardener volunteers 2-5 pm; free; registration requested Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166

MAR/APR Wednesday Night Trivia

Prizes, specials, more 8-10 pm The Bullpen 359 Blackwell St #135, Durham 919-744-3630

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Mother & Sons Dance

An evening of fun, celebrating music, dancing, refreshments and memories of a lifetime 6:30-8:30 pm; age 3-up; $20 per couple 133 W Owen Ave, WF 919-554-6186


Carnival for the Kids

Music, Special Events

Check website for activities American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St


Sponsored by the Wake Forest Police Department, to benefit community youth programs; rides, games, food, fun for entire family Free admission; ride wristbands available Tue-Fri, 5-10 pm; Sat, 1-10 pm; Sun, 1-8 pm Home Depot parking lot 11915 Retail Dr, WF

Senior Lifestyle Expo

Presented by Carillon Assisted Living and WF Chamber of Commerce 10 am-2 pm; free admission Richland Creek Community Church 3229 Burlington Mills Rd, WF

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Carolina Gardening ‘Bringing Your Garden to the Sun’, featuring local author and tomato expert Craig LeHoullier 7 pm; free Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166

April 12:

Rolesville Chamber Golf Tournament 1 pm, Shotgun Start Heritage Golf Course 1250 Heritage Club Ave, WF

Recognizing key businesses and volunteers for their annual work 6-9 pm; $45 for members The Millroom at the Factory 1839 S Main St, WF


Easter Egg Hunt

More than 10,000 hidden eggs over multiple hunt areas in several age groups 10 am-12 pm; all ages; free Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF 919-435-9560

APR 4/2

Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

Town of WF, veterans groups honor sacrifices of deceased veterans 11 am Wake Forest Town Hall 301 S Brooks St, WF


Dirt Day

Celebrating the return of weather suitable for enjoying the outdoors 10 am-3 pm; all ages; free South White Street, downtown WF


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Free event open to the public, presented by Town of Wake Forest and Shred-It 12-6 pm (or until 4 trucks filled) WF Renaissance Centre parking lot 405 S Brooks St, WF

National Public Power Lineman’s Rodeo

Wakefield Women’s Club Luncheon

Rolesville Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet

Paper Shredding

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11:15 am-1:30 pm Clubhouse TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh


Friday Night on White

Live music, food, fun and more; featuring the Magic Pipers 6-9 pm; all ages; free Downtown Wake Forest


“Proof” Performances

Presented by Forest Moon Theater 4/20-21, 27-28: 7:30 pm 4/23, 29: 3 pm Wake Forest Community House 133 W Owen Ave, WF 919-435-2001


Crohnielympics 5K Run/Walk

Crohnsnomore Foundation benefit to raise awareness of Crohns disease and irritable bowel syndrome; food, music and other activities 8 am E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF 919-339-3898

April 21:

Arbor Day Celebration Expo and tree seedling giveaway 11 am E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF 919-435-9565

Sponsored by the American Public Power Association 8 am; free and open to public Located north of Wake Forest’s Holding Village at end of S Franklin 919-435-9571


Margo-RELAY-ville 5K

Charity fundraising event sponsored by WF RFL Fundraising 8:15 am WF Chamber of Commerce 305 S White St, WF 919-522-3695


Six Sundays in Spring

Sponsored by WF ARTS; food and refreshments available 5-7 pm; all ages; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF

MAY 5/5

Meet in the Street

Presented by WF Chamber of Commerce; food, fun, entertainment, live music, beer garden and more 10 am Downtown Wake Forest South White Street


Dress As A Dr. Seuss Character

Celebrating Dr. Suess’ birthday Pleasant Grove Elementary 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Rd 919-694-8770

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Durham Community Band Concert


Special observances March 2018 March 1: National Pig Day March 2: Employee Appreciation Day March 2: World Day of Prayer March 4: Academy Awards Night March 8: Popcorn Lover’s Day March 12-18: Girl Scouts Day National Peanut Month National Women’s History Month

3/11 Daylight Savings Time Begins Move clocks ahead one hour 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day 3/20 Spring Equinox First day of spring 3/25 Palm Sunday 3/30 Good Friday 3/30 Passover


Special observances April 2018 April 1: April Fool’s Day April 2: National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day April 6: National Walk to Work Day April 7: National Beer Day April 12: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day April 14: Scrabble Day April 22: National Jelly Bean Day April 26: Take Your Daughter to Work Day National Humor Month Keep America Beautiful Month National Pecan Month

Cultural Showcase

5:30-7:30 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747

11:30 am-1 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333


PTA Meeting

7:30 pm Carroll Middle School 4520 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh 919-881-1370


PTA Board Meeting

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6th Annual Spring Golf Tournament

Benefit for Bethesda Christian Academy athletic facilities; includes breakfast, captain’s choice golf, goodie bag, contests, lunch, awards reception 10 am (shotgun start) Falls River Golf Club 115 Falls Village Dr, Durham 919-596-5420

April 19:

PTA Spring Family Night, Camp Fair Performances by students, book fair, camp fair for families, more 5:30-8 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747

West Millbrook Middle 6115 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4050


Prospective Student Open House

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


Middle School Talent Show

Check website for information Fellowship Hall The Franciscan School 10000 Saint Francis Dr, Raleigh 919-847-8205


Saint Baldrick’s Shave Event

Check website for information Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787

Carnival and Silent Auction




School Tour


4/1 Easter 4/17 Tax Day 4/22 Earth Day 4/27 Arbor Day

5/5 5/8 5/13 5/16 5/28

6:30 pm, School Gym Bethesda Elementary 2009 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-560-3904


Cinco de Mayo National Teacher’s Day Mothers Day Ramadan Begins Memorial Day

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All-State Band Auditions

Durant Road Middle 10401 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4098

Raffles, mascot photos, music, food trucks, games and more’ 5-8 pm; free; $10 wristbands for games Leesville Elementary School 8402 Pride Way, North Raleigh 919-870-4200


Career Rodeo

8:30 am-12 pm Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr, Raleigh 919-571-6800

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The Wedding Singer’

March 29:

Fall musical comedy presentation

International Night

5:30-7 pm Lynn Road Elementary 1601 Lynn Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4094


Rising 6th Grade Open House

6-7:30 pm Pine Hollow Middle 5365 Bartram Pl, Raleigh 919-694-8880

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Book Club

3:30-4:30 pm River Bend Middle School 5601 Wallace Martin Way, Raleigh 919-694-8690


7 pm, Thu; 9:30 am, Fri East Millbrook Middle 3801 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8755


Beautification Day

8 am Brassfield Road Elementary 2001 Brassfield Road, Raleigh 919-870-4080


Musical Theatre Show 4 pm, 6 pm Leesville Road Middle 8406 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4141


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Family fun, music, dance performance, photo booth, more Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-466-1500

PreK Family Partnership Day

Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4250


Cedar Fork Elementary 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-388-5240


Spring Play

Field Day

Fox Road Elementary 7101 Fox Road, Raleigh 919-850-8845


DJ Dance Party

6-9 pm Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181

April 27:

Global Festival Check website for information

7 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800

Theater Performance

2018 Mills Madness

3/9, 4/27

Spring Musical

4/19, 20


7 pm GHHS Auditorium Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700


Fine Arts Musical Presentation 6:30 pm West Cary Middle 1000 Evans Rd, Cary 919-460-3528


Talent Show

6:30 pm Alston Ridge Elementary 11555 Green Level Church Rd, Cary 919-589-6499


All School Dance

6119 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh 919-881-4910


Davis Drive Middle 2101 Davis Dr, Cary 919-387-3033

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Spring Break

Research Triangle High 3106 E NC54, RTP 919-998-6757

Spring Play

2:30-4:30 pm, Tue East Cary Middle 1111 SE Maynard Rd, Cary 919-466-4377

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March 23:

PTA Movie Night

Rising 6th Grade Orientation

MAR 3/10

Winter Guard Show

Rolesville High 1099 E Young St, Rolesville 919-554-6303


Dan the Animal Man Performance

Wakefield Elementary 2400 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3555

APR 4/12

6:15-8:45 pm North Forest Pines Elementary 11501 Forest Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-570-2220

6 -7 pm Rolesville Middle 4700 Burlinton Mills Rd, Rolesville 919-570-2260

April 19-21: Spring Musical

Visit website for info, times Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary 919-463-8656

6-7:30 pm Wakefield Middle 2300 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3500


Prom 2018

8-11 pm Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3600


Rising 6th Grade Open House

April 19:

Artist in Residence

5th Grade only Sanford Creek Elementary 701 Granite Falls Blvd, Rolesville 919-570-2100


Rising 6th Grade Open House

4:45-7:15 pm Wake Forest Middle 1800 S Main St, WF 919-554-8440


PTA Meeting

7 pm Heritage Elementary 3500 Rogers Rd, WF 919-562-6006


2018 Prom

8 pm Wake Forest High 420 W Stadium Dr, WF 919-554-8611


Science Fun For Everyone

On campus for 5th Graders Fox Road Elementary 7101 Fox Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8845

April 28:

Girls on the Run 5K Rolesville Elementary 307 S Main St, Rolesville 919-554-8686


Spring Conference Night

April 19-21: Spring Musical

7 pm (2 pm, 4/21 matinee) GHHS Auditorium Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700


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4-7 pm Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, Wake Forest 919-570-5600


Spring Fling and Carnival

Check website for details Wakefield Elementary 2400 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3555

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Casino Night

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community, to benefit Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center in North Raleigh 6 pm Tickets: $40 ($30 for age 30-under) Margaux’s Restaurant 8111 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh 919-676-2200


Toast to the Triangle

32nd annual event brings 40 of the best restaurants and beverage providers to compete; food samples, silent auction, more; benefit for Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation 6-9 pm; $80 per person ($150, couples) McKimmon Center 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh


‘Quilting from the Heart’ Quilt Show

250 quilt exhibits; raffles; silent auction, vendors, more Fri, Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: 11 am-4 pm Adult admission: $8 Scott Building North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh


Rally in Raleigh Cat Show

CFA Allbreed show presented by Coastal Paws Cat Club 9 am-4:30 pm; adults, $6; age 3-12, $3 Holshouser Bldg North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh


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India Fest

A cultural arts showcase with dance, music, cultural cuisine, traditional crafts and more Sat, 11 am-10 pm; Sun, 11 am-7:30 pm Admission, $6 Exposition Center North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh 919-228-9867


Kennel Club Dog Show

Championship Purebred AKC event, featuring show, obedience and rally trials 8 am-5 pm daily; Sat, Sun admission, $5 Sat, 11 am-10 pm; Sun, 11 am-7:30 pm Graham Bldg North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh 919-362-9799


Comfort Food Cook Off

Benefit for Shore Grief Center, offering sampings from several local restaurants, plus salad, dessert, wine and beer 7-10 pm; adults, $35; teens, $20 The Cotton Company 306 South White St, Wake Forest 919-368-6286


Raleigh Tamale Festival

Tamale competition, booths, food Vendors, games, live music, more 12-4 pm Carolina Pines Community Center 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh 919-807-8545 parks/

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Southern Ideal Home Show

Fri, Sat: 10 am-8 pm; Sun, 11 am-6 pm Tickets $10 at the door (under 12 free) Graham Bldg, Exposition Center North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh


You Are Here

Light, Color and Sound Experiences, featuring immersive art installations by 14 contemporary artists Tue-Thu: 10 am-5 pm Fri: 10 am-9 pm Sat-Sun: 10 am-5 pm Ticket info: Call or check website North Carolina Museum of Art East Bldg, Level B, Museum Park 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh 919-715-5923 4/13-15


Southern Women’s Show

Spa treatments, makeovers, clothes, Jewelry, gifts, travel ideas, cooking classes, fashion shows and more Fri, 10 am-8 pm; Sat, 10 am-7 pm; Sun, 11 am-6 pm Tickets $12 at the door (age 6-12), $6 Graham Bldg, Exposition Center North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh




An Evening With Marianne Williams

‘Love America Tour’ features the spiritual teacher and author discusses if it’s possible to harness the power of love and decency for political purposes; sponsored by Unity Church of Raleigh 7 pm; tickets, $65 Steward Theater NC State University 919-870-7364

Featuring North Carolina craft breweries, local food trucks, local vendors and local bands Fri, 6-10 pm; Sat, 2-10 pm City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh 400 Fayetteville St 919-256-3640

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Spring Daze Arts And Crafts Festival

Presented by Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, 25th year event features over 170 North Carolina artists, four entertainment stages, food and more 9 am-5 pm; all ages; free Fred G. Bond Metro Park 801 High House Rd, Cary 919-319-4560


Smoothie King Friday

$5 regular smoothies all day Smoothie King Park West Village 1117 Market Ctr Dr, Morrisville 919-800-0118


Parents’ Night Out

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


Friday Night on White

Live music, food, fun and more; featuring the Magic Pipers 6-9 pm; all ages; free Downtown Wake Forest


Live in The District

Bring lawn chairs and blanket and enjoy live music outdoors, on front of Stone Theatre-Park West 14 6-9 pm; all ages; free Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710


Moonlight Rescue Band

Music from 60s, 70s, 80s, more Call for more information TraLi Irish Pub and Restaurant 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083


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8 pm, Tuesdays Kids eat for $0.99, 5 pm to close; $5 mojitos all day Carolina Ale House 7981 Skyland Ridge Pkwy, Raleigh 919-957-4200


Winestone Free Wine Tasting Taste featured wines of the week, free every Thursday 6-8 pm Winestore Park West Village 1008 Market Ctr Dr, Morrisville 919-694-5028


West Park Karaoke

9:30 pm-1:30 am, every Friday; drink specials West Park Tavern 2734 NC Hwy 55, Cary 919-303-9300


TraLi Pub Trivia

8:30 pm, Mondays; drink specials (free pitcher for round winners); cash prizes: $100 gift card (1st); $25 (2nd); $10 (3rd); picture rounds, lightening rounds, more; hosted by DJ Harrison Foster Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek Brierdale Shopping Center 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141


Ruckus Trivia Tuesday

Prizes, giveaways and more Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits 1101 Market Ctr Dr, Morrisville 919-388-3500


West Park Team Trivia 8 pm, every Wednesday; beer and wine specials West Park Tavern 2734 NC Hwy 55, Cary 919-303-9300


Travinia Martini Wednesday Half off all martinis Travinia Italian Kitchen 1301 Market Ctr Dr, Morrisville 919-467-1718



Baseball Skills For Beginners

Help for youths to develop for future league play 5:30-6:15 pm, Thu; age 6-9; $40 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, North Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks/

4/7-28, 4/10-5/1 Little Starters

Introduction to several sports, such as baseball, football, hockey, lacrosse and others 4/7-28: 9:30-10-15 am, Sat 4/10-5/1: 11:30 am-12:15 pm, Tue Age 3-5; $36 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, North Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks/


Registration Opens For Summer Camps

Various ages, dates and programs Cedar Fork Community Center Town of Morrisville 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110

Raleigh Police Dept Basketball Teams

For youths age 13-14, 15-16 Games at Method Community Ctr; practices at local community centers Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 Optimist Community Center 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 Millbrook Exchange CommunityCenter 1905 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4156 MAR/APR 2018

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3rd Annual

Brierdale Ale Trail 5K Run Scenic Brier Creek Course, And Enjoy Free Lonerider Pint

FSSeries, Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant, Lonerider Brewing and Brierdale Shopping Center are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Brierdale Ale Trail 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, in Brier Creek. A benefit for 3 Irish Jewels Farm – which supports programs for adults and youths on the autism spectrum – the event begins and ends at Brierdale Shopping Center at 10410 Moncreiffe Road in North Raleigh, located at the corner of Brier Creek Parkway and Lumley Road (just off I-540 at the Lumley exit). Participants will receive a free pint of the special limited Lonerider Brewing Brierdale Ale Trail 5K Beer, in a Lonerider glass. At 3 Irish Jewels Farm, the mission is to create 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 involvement. In addition, addition school-age children with autism can attend track-out and summer programs so that they can also experience the farm life. More information is available at To register for the event, visit or call 919-376-9441. 28

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Brier Creek Run Will Benefit Autism Support Organization

The 3rd Annual Brierdale Ale Trail 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, in Brier Creek, is a special benefit for 3 Irish Jewels Farm – which supports programs for adults and youths on the autism spectrum. The mission of 3 Irish Jewels Farm is to create 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 involvement. In addition to adults living on the farm, school-age children with autism will be able to attend day programs so that they can also experience the farm life. The goal of 3 Irish Jewels Farm is to offer a person-centered home to adults with autism in which they can thrive and continue to grow and learn. The tranquil agricultural setting

provides a well-structured residence with safety, cohesiveness and serenity. Well-trained co-workers who are familiar with the resident farmers’ special needs will assist the farmers in learning and discovering new skills, encouraging them to reach their fullest potential. In turn, the resident farmers will experience appropriate and rewarding work, along with organized leisure time and social activities. As a community within a larger community, 3 Irish Jewels Farm strives to educate the general public about autism awareness and invites community members to volunteer in farming activities and special events. The therapeutic benefits of life and work on a farm have been studied and documented for years. Along with its safer, quieter environment, and many opportunities for exercise, a farm gives individuals with autism a chance to do meaningful, purposeful work, which creates a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, farm work can easily be tailored to an individual’s interests and abilities. 3 Irish Jewels Farm is located at 102 Hyannis Drive in Holly Springs. For information, call 919-629-7500, email or visit

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Brier Creek’s Great Egg Scramble At Local Community Center Big Annual Event March 24 At Local Community Center Brier Creek Community Center’s annual Great Egg Scramble begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, in North Raleigh. The free event – sponsored by City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services – includes a variety of activities and plenty of fun for youths age 10 and under. Scheduled activities include: • 10-11 a.m., inside Brier Creek Community Center: Light breakfast with Bunny; make it and take it arts and crafts; games and prizes. • 11 a.m., at Brier Creek Picnic Shelter: Egg hunts, divided into age groups. No pre-registration is required, but participants are encouraged to bring their own basket or bag to collect eggs. Brier Creek Community Center is located at 10810 Globe Road, attached to Brier Creek Elementary School. For information, all 919-420-2340, or visit


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The Pub’s 8th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

Women’s Power Networking Now Meeting in Brier Creek Women’s Power Networking recently opened a new Brier Creek chapter for professional women to network. WPN is a fast-growing networking organization that conducts weekly meetings for active businesswomen in the community. Dedicated to enabling women to achieve their highest potential by fostering a stimulating environment where they can form relationships, build alliances, share knowledge and provide support to one another, WPN celebrates the concept of womanhood and its outpouring of compassion, goodwill and encouragement. The new Brier Creek group meets at 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at Red Carpet Self Storage, located at 10520 Little Brier Creek Lane in North Raleigh. For more information or to register, visit

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Get Ready for Fun, Food, Music, More at Umstead Big Walk/Run/Bike Event The Umstead Coatlition’s 2018 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead is planned for 8 a.m. on Saturday, April. 28, at William B. Umstead State Park’s Reedy Creek area. Registration packets are available 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with special registration music by Bruce Emory. Other scheduled activities include: Tour de TORC, a guided beginner or 12-mile intermediate mountain bike ride at 9:30 a.m. A 4-mile walk/run at 9:45 a.m. Live music on stage at 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., followed by announcements of awards and prizes. A Main Stage concert with Brien Barbour at 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Silent auction closes and items awarded at 12 p.m. Special children’s activities include a photo exhibit of park history and natural resources; a pollinator plant sale; autumn Copeland Paintings display; and Thapas Pottery display. Food trucks will also be on hand during the event. For more information or to register, visit or call 919-852-2268. Reedy Creek is located at 6000 Reedy Creek Road, just off I-40.

Annette Johnston is new Assistant Principal at Bethesda Elementary, located in Durham County on South Miami Boulevard. An Assistant Principal Intern at Neal Middle, she is a former teacher and coach at Bethesda. Several airlines expanded service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to a variety of domestic non-stop flights: • Frontier Airlines is adding six new non-stop routes from RDU in April: To Buffalo, NY; Houston, TX; Milwaukee, WI; New Orleans, LA; San Antonio, TX; and San Juan, PR. With the new non-stops, Frontier serve 15 destinations from RDU, making it the second largest carrier at the airport in terms of destinations served. • Allegiant Air has new non-stop service from RDU to the Florida Gulf Coast (Destin/Fort Walton Beach beginning this summer. • Southwest Airlines launches new nonstop service from RDU to Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Missouri on April 8. Looking for a kitty? Check out the Brier Creek Petsmart “Calvin’s Paws Cat Adoption” event on Sundays in March at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For information, visit Petsmart is located at 8111 Brier Creek Parkway in North Raleigh. Get ready to line dance by attending the “Beginning Line Dance” lessons at the Brier Creek Community Center in March. Easy, short dances with simple steps are planned on March 7, 14, 21 and 28 – at a $2 drop-in charge The center is located at 10810 Globe Road in North Raleigh. Call 919-4202340 for information. Fifty-five or older and looking for some fun activities? Check out the Brier Creek Seniors Club, which meets at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Brier Creek Community Center, located at 10810 Globe Road in North Raleigh. Call 919-9577249 fr more information. Raleigh Chamber of Commerce sponsors its Business After Hours event in Brier Creek on April 19 at the new Hyatt House Raleigh/RDU/Brier Creek at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 10030 Selona St. Call 919-664-7036 for more information.

Brier Creek Elementary Spring Family Night Planned April 19 Brier Creek Elementary’s Spring Family Night is 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association, the event includes performances by students, a book fair, a camp fair for families, and more. For more information, call 919-484-4747 or visit briercreekpta. org. Brier Creek Elementary is located at 9801 Brier Creek Parkway in North Raleigh.


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BCA Spring Golf Tournament Funds Athletic Department Bethesda Christian School’s 6th Annual Spring Golf Tournament begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13, at Falls River Golf Club in Durham. Registration fees include breakfast, captain’s choice golf, goodie bags, and more. In addition, mulligans, raffle tickets and various contests are also available. All money raised from the event goes directly to the BCA Athletic Department to fund the private school’s sports programs, according to BCA Athletic Director Brandon Overcash. For more information, call 919-596-5420 or visit Falls River Golf Club is located at 115 Falls Village Drive, Durham. BCA is located north of Brier Creek at 1914 South Miami Boulevard.

NetActuate Expands Operations With New Office in Brier Creek NetActuate is expanding its presence in Raleigh with a new office in Brier Creek. Located next to RaleighDurham International Airport, and central to both Raleigh and Durham, the space is located at 7780 Brier Creek Pkwy Suite 415 – and provides significant room for growth as NetActuate continues to invest in its Raleigh presence, said Mark Price, President of NetActuate Inc. “I’m thrilled to continue to expand in my hometown of Raleigh,” said. “With access to top tech talent, and two Raleigh-based data center facilities as our primary hub, Raleigh-Durham is an integral part of our strategy.” Price grew up in the area and graduated from North Carolina State University, establishing deep personal and professional roots. Originally founded in 2002 as Tranquil Hosting based in Cary, the company has steadily grown, serving many businesses in the area, and adding facilities around the world. The November 2017 expansions into NetActuate’s second RaleighDurham based datacenter and the new office at the end of the year, sharpen the company’s vision and goals of delivering enhanced networking and colocation services to its growing customer, Price stressed. For more information, visit

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919 | SNAPSHOTS LEFT: Weather forecasters called for several inches of snow just into the new year – and, sure enough it came to Brier creek and the 919. Streets were impassable, but that didn’t stop the U.S. Postal Service delivering to homes.

BELOW: Opening day at Your Pie – a “buildyour-own” pizza restaurant in Brier Creek. It’s located at The Commons (near Harris Teeter), at TW Alexander and Glenwood Avenue.

ABOVE: C onstruction is now under way on a new Holiday Inn Express hotel on a four-acre site at 10450 Little Brier Creek Lane, near the intersection of TW Alexander Drive and Glenwood Avenue. The developer of the Holiday Inn site is Harry Singh of Eastern Properties of NC Inc.

LEFT: Brier Creek Country Club recently hosted a special “80s Night” for members and guests. Pictured, left to right: Noushi Haeussler, Torrie Kline, Heather Casella, Deanna Lape , Laura Kuzy and Dana Jonske.


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Poppyseed Market Cafe And Wine Bar

Making Really Good Food With Passion By TILDEN DUNN 919 Magazine Writer

Julia McGovern, chef and owner of North Raleigh’s Poppyseed Market Café and Wine Bar, takes extreme pride in providing excellent service and a great experience. “Poppyseed Market is founded on passionate family involvement with great food and wine,” she said. “Courteous, efficient service is job one. We want our customers to have a great experience while dining with us.” The Southern fusion sandwich and dinner restaurant was opened 12 years ago by McGovern – a North Carolina native, and a Millbrook High School graduate who attended NC State University and the Wake Technical Community College’s Culinary Program. She previously served as sous chef at The Angus Barn under award-winning Iron Chef Walter Royal. When Poppyseed Market opened in 2006 on Lead Mine Road, it was one room with a kitchen, but within six months expanded into an adjoining space. “I really wanted to have a place that made amazing salads and sandwiches, and some entrée items that you could just grab and go,” McGovern said. “The restaurant then took on a life of its own. We continued to grow and put in two patios outside, and then took over a third space in 2011 that turned into a wine bar – and began providing our full-service menu at 5 p.m. And, of course, we started our monthly wine tasting in that room as well.” 36

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Poppyseed Market essentially has two different atmospheres: • In the daytime the counter service allows people anxious to get back to the office to order a sandwich, pizza, desserts and a variety of other items. It provides the opportunity to get inand-out quickly – or linger unhurried and do lunch. • At night, the candles are lit, there is linen and china on the tables, and people are less hurried. Diners experience a full wait staff and a different menu, with creative and eclectic dishes. And everything on the menu is made at the restaurant. “That is the real difference,” McGovern stressed. “We make things from scratch, using fresh ingredients.” An extensive wine list features fine selections available by the glass and by the bottle, and a knowledgeable staff is always nearby. A number of North Carolina craft beers also are available. McGovern is extremely proud of the restaurant’s growth, attributing it to the food quality, passionate family involvement, and the outstanding customer service. “We have a loyal customer base,” she noted. “Our professional staff – many of them family members – has a wonderful time here, and we want the customers to have a truly great experience.” Poppyseed Market Café and Wine Bar also offers space for private parties and full service offsite catering. Located at 8801 Lead Mine Road in North Raleigh, the restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m on Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For information, call 919-870-4997 or visit

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27th Annual Red Cross Ball Annual ‘Party With A Purpose’ Planned April 8 in North Raleigh The 27th Annual Triangle Red Cross Ball is planned for Saturday, April 28, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Linda Craft of Linda Craft & Team Realtors returns as Chair of one of the biggest annual charity events in the region. The event – planned for 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – is popularly known as a “Party for a Purpose”. Attendees can dance the night away while enjoying fine food and cocktails, and bidding on incredible live and silent auction items. Attire is cocktail or formal, with black tie optional. American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina supports a number of initiatives, from dispatching volunteers and supplies to disaster areas to helping families in distress from accidents or house fires – to supplying blood to the sick and injured, and teaching young people how to swim and rescue swimmers in distress. For additional information on becoming a sponsor or securing tickets, email mira., call 919-741-3478, or visit Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley is located at 4500 Marriott Drive, just off I-440 at Glenwood Avenue.

2018 RED CROSS BALL WHEN: Saturday, April 28; 6-11:30 p.m. WHERE: Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley 4500 Marriott Dr, Raleigh ATTIRE: Black tie optional; cocktail or formal FEATURES: Fine food and beverages; dancing; live and silent auctions; raffles WHO: Hosted by Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team Realtors INFO: CONTACT:; 919-741-3478


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CEO: Craft Commercial, Linda Craft Residential Linda Craft & Team Chair: Triangle Red Cross Ball 1. Can you tell us about the American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Region’s services and assistance it provides? For over 100 years the Red Cross of the Eastern NC Region has proudly provided critical mission services during emergencies. We serve roughly 4.6 million people across 53 counties, through five Red Cross Chapters. The region responds to disasters big and small (like home fires every five hours on average in our area); collects blood for area hospitals; provides emergency services to military members, wounded heroes, veterans, and their families; and trains community members in lifesaving skills like CPR/First Aid/AED, swimming and preparedness. 2. How and why did you become involved with the organization? Over 30 years of my life has been dedicated to helping people enjoy homeownership.  When I learned how many people lose their homes each year in fires I felt a calling to help them by giving to our local Red Cross.  Most people are as shocked as I was to learn that in our area, the American Red Cross is called to help a family who has lost everything in a home fire on average every five hours. 3. What is the Red Cross Ball, and what can participants expect when they attend? This year we celebrate 27 years of the Triangle Red Cross Ball. We are grateful for our table sponsors, individual sponsors, and our local businesses that donate generously their auction items. Our ball is a “Party for a Purpose”. Our attendees will have a fun time while enjoying great food and beverages, dancing to a live band, playing games for prizes and bidding on incredible auction items, all to support the lifesaving mission services of the American Red Cross. 4. What do you enjoy most about attending the Red Cross Ball? This fun event brings together a fabulous group of people to party with a purpose.  From the moment you enter the reception area, you know you are in for a special evening. This ball features some of the best live and silent auction items ever offered in the Triangle, including diamond giveaways, a wine pull wall and more. The culinary displays and signature cocktails rival a fivestar resort and our guests love the opportunity to spend the evening with friends and associates -- while raising money that stays right here to help our community.  The celebration continues into the evening with live music featuring a high energy band that always gets the crowd out of their seats and onto the dance floor. It is the spring event in the 919! I encourage you to reserve tickets now and come join the fun. 5. If someone wants to assist the American Red Cross, but is unable to attend the Red Cross Ball – how else can they become involved? The American Red Cross is always in need of financial support to continue the highest level of care and provide these monies to clients immediately during a crisis. If you can’t attend the ball, you can make a donation directly to the Triangle Area Red Cross. We also have many ways to volunteer, such registration and canteen at blood mobiles, military and veteran support, serving on the Disaster Action Team, or participating in the free smoke detector installation and fire safety education events, to name a few. For more information on the Red Cross Ball, becoming a volunteer, or making a donation, visit redcross. org/ENC. 39

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No Charge For Group Classes At New North Raleigh Fitness

Socks and Undie 5K Rundie Benefits Note in the Pocket

Special Promotion Includes Variety Of Training Sessions Through 3/18 North Raleigh Fitness now offers classes on Monday through Saturday, with early morning, mid-day and late afternoon/after-work class times available. Group classes include: Strength Training, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Mobility, Yoga, Kettlebell Training, Tabata, Power & Performance, and TRX Suspension Training. North Raleigh fitness also offers personal training and has seven trainers to match clients’ particular needs and schedule. Plus, the new March Madness Promotion provides group training classes at no charge from March 5 through March 18. To sign-up and reserve a place in class, clients should visit Following the March Madness Promotion, regular pricing is $20 per class, or a 10-class card for $175. Personal Training pricing is dependent upon a number of items, but $50 $75 per hour is the range. For more information or to ask questions, email info@ North Raleigh Fitness is located at 7209 Creedmoor Road, Suite 109 (at the corner of Creedmoor Road and Stonehenge Drive).

The annual Socks and Undie 5K Rundie – a benefit for Note in the Pocket – is Saturday, April 28, at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. The event includes a Kids Fun Run, competitive and noncompetitive 5K, and a Dog Trot. Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. Note in the Pocket provides clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County, typically identified by local schools and social service agencies. Donations are processed at the group’s Volunteer Center at 5100 Lacy Ave. in Raleigh. For more information on the organization and the upcoming event, visit or

Chesterbrook Academy Open House Planned for March 10 Chesterbrook Academy in North Raleigh plans an open house for prospective students at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10. The school is located at 10200 Strickland Road in North Raleigh. For more information, call 877-959-4181 or visit

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Leesville Road High’s wrestling Head Coach Jason Wyss is 2017-2018 Cap 7 Coach of the Year after The Pride won its 4th straight dual meet conference title and the individual tournament conference title. Leesville Elementary School’s annual Carnival and Silent Auction is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23 at the campus, located at 8402 Pride Way in North Raleigh. The special fundraising event includes raffles, mascot photos, music, food trucks, games and more. Admission is free – and wristbands for games are $10. The campus is located at 8402 Pride Way in North Raleigh. For information, call 919-870-4200. Leesville Road High’s women’s swim team finished second at the North Carolina state championship meet in February. Leesville swimmer Grace Countie was the meet MVP. Second Saturday sponsors a Divorce Workshop in North Raleigh at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 10 and April 14, offering tools, resources and information from expert advisers to assist in navigating separation and divorce at 3600 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh. Fee for the event is $40. Call 919-539-5468 for more information. A North Raleigh community egg hunt is planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Spring Forest Road Park in North Raleigh. For more information on the free event, call 919-996-4141.

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Triangle Ladies Power Lunch At North Ridge on May 16

March 11 Casino Night Benefits Jewish Center

The Triangle Ladies Power Lunch returns to North Ridge Country Club at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. The highly popular and well-attended event kicks off with shopping and networking, followed by a plated luncheon and the keynote speaker, Barbara Mulkey. Barbara Mulkey is driven by her commitment to serve as a catalyst to build successful futures for motivated lives through education, community renewal, and values-based leadership. It is this drive that has led her to serve in numerous leadership and hands-on roles throughout North Carolina and beyond. Entrepreneurial by nature, she founded Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, Inc. in 1993, an engineering consulting firm specializing in engineering and related services for both the public and private sectors. Begun at her kitchen table, the company made the list of Top 500 Engineering Companies nationally multiple times while under her leadership. Barbara attributes the company’s success to her good fortune of attracting the best and the brightest in her field to join her in her journey. Sponsorships and vendor spaces are still available by contacting Shelli Tench at

Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary’s annual Casino Night is begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at Margaux’s Restaurant in North Raleigh. A benefit for the RaleighCary Jewish Community Center in North Raleigh, the event includes food, raffle prizes, silent auction, professionally run casino tables, and more. Cost is $80 per person ($40 per person under age 30). For more information or reserve tickets, call 919-6762200 or visit Margaux’s Restaurant is located in Brennan Station at 8111 Creedmoor Road in North Raleigh.

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JUST with Braxton Berrios

Graduate: University of Miami, Leesville Road High Training: For the 2018 NFL Football Draft A two-time Academic All-ACC selection while playing football at the University of Miami, Braxton Berrios is a Raleigh native and Leesville Road High graduate. He recent graduated from Miami with a double major in finance and entrepreneurship – and was the School of Business valedictorian. He received the 2017 Jim Tatum Award, the 2017 Pop Warner College Football Award and several other football and academic honors. He recently played in the annual Reece’s Senior Bowl and is currently in training in preparation for the NFL Draft. 1. You received much recognition and many awards your senior year at the University of Miami playing for the Hurricanes –which one means the most? I’m most proud of being elected a team captain by my teammates. To know I was that highly respected in the locker room I’ve always dreamed of being a part of is something I’ll always cherish. A close second was being a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy. That was a prestigious and humbling honor. 2. Your stand-out season created talk of an NFL career and an invitation to the Senior Bowl. What are your NFL hopes and expectations? I have hired an agent and (participated) at the NFL Combine in February. I plan to have a career in the NFL that lasts as long as God intends. Finally, I’ll play for anybody; who knows, maybe I’ll be able to return to NC! 3. As a four-year player at Miami, you had a number of great performances and much success…what stands out as a highlight of your career? Beating Florida State 24-20 in their stadium will always be the best memory I have as a Hurricane. We hadn’t beaten them in an embarrassing amount of years and it was the last chance I had. We made it count. Honorable Mention would be the 41-8 rout of Notre Dame at home. 4. You were Valedictorian of the School of Business Administration and graduated early with a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship…if the NFL doesn’t work out (or after your successful NFL career), what type of work/career do you hope to pursue? Honestly, I haven’t put much thought into it. The career I have dreamed of since I was 5 years old is staring me in the eyes; I feel like it would be a disservice to myself not to give it my complete attention. One day I will have to cross that bridge, and at that time I’m sure I’ll have a plan. 5. You had a successful football career and student experience at Leesville Road High in North Raleigh; do you have a favorite memory of your time on the field or in the classroom? I’m not sure if I can point out one thing. I do know nothing beats Friday night football at Leesville. I’ve played in a lot of stadiums, and in front of over 95,000 people – but I promise there is something about playing in front of your family, friends, and town that fails to be duplicated. 42

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Play Ball! Spring is in the air. Buds on the trees, birds are singing…and baseball season is about to begin. Though North Carolina has no Major League Baseball team, the 919 is blessed with two successful Minor League baseball franchises – the Durham Bulls, a Triple-A affiliate for the Tampa Bay Rays that plays in the International League (and became known worldwide after the success of the movie Bull Durham in 1988); and the Carolina Mudcats, a Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers that plays at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. Add to that the Holly Springs Salamanders of the Coastal Plain summer collegiate league and a wealth of competitive college baseball, high school baseball, and youth leagues in the Triangle – and, well, you get the idea. It’s all hot dogs and Cracker Jack!

Triple-A International League Champion Durham Bulls Ready For Another Big Season at DBAP

Among the other promotions and special themes: Bark in the Park, providing a puppy parade on the field at five games in 2018; Star Wars Night on May 4; Food Truck Fridays; three Hispanic Heritage Nights; five $2 tacos nights; and more.

The Durham Bulls are a Triple-A minor league baseball team that currently plays in the International League. The Bulls play their home games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park located in the downtown area of Durham, North Carolina. Durham Bulls Athletic Park is often called the “DBAP” or “D-Bap”. The Bulls are the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Established in 1902 as the Durham Tobacconists and disbanded many times over the years, the Bulls became internationally famous following the release of the 1988 movie Bull Durham starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon. The Durham Bulls begin the defense of their 2017 Triple-A International League Championship season on Thursday, April 5 against the Charlotte Knights at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The 70-game home schedule concludes on Monday, Sept. 3 against the Norfolk Tides. Opening night includes a postgame fireworks show. Additionally, Durham will host home games on Father’s Day ( June 17), July 3 and Labor Day (Sept. 3). The Pawtucket Red Sox, Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will make their annual visit to the DBAP for a weekend series from June 1-3, and the New York Yankees’ top affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will travel to the DBAP for a three-game weekend set on Aug. 10-12. The 2018 schedule features 11 Friday, Saturday and Sunday contests, with 22 fireworks shows to follow Bulls games – including four fireworks shows July 2-7 for a massive Independence Week celebration.


Sandberg Returns as Durham Bulls Manager for Fourth Year Durham Bulls Manager Jared Sandberg returns for his fourth season at the team’s helm. He will be joined by a trio of newcomers, as Richard Knapp takes over pitching coach duties, and Dan DeMent and Ben Johnson join the staff as coaches. In the 2017 season, Sandberg piloted the Bulls to the team’s second Triple-A National Championship, fifth Governors’ Cup and 13th International League South Division title. Durham posted an 86-56 mark in the regular season, fourth-best in franchise history, while going on to post a 7-2 mark in postseason play. The 2018 season marks the Olympia, WA, native’s 10th season as a minor league manager, all coming in the Rays organization at different levels. The former Tampa Bay major leaguer and minor leaguer has compiled a career record of 533-462 (.536), while advancing to the postseason three times and capturing two league championships. Over his first three seasons with the Bulls, the team posted a 224-206 record (.521), while never missing out on the postseason by more than 4.0 games.




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Director of Marketing & Communications: Durham Bulls

Durham Bulls are a Triple-A minor league baseball team and the 2017 International League (National) Champions. Founded in 1902, they currently play at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham. The team opens the 2018 season at home on April 5.

1. What is your professional experience with the baseball community? I’ve worked in professional baseball since 2011, and the 2018 season marks my fifth with the Durham Bulls. I’ve also worked with teams in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Sydney, Australia.

2. How did you come about being in Durham with the Bulls? I used to work for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, who hosted the 2013 Triple-A Championship Game. The Bulls played in that contest, and I had the opportunity to meet members of the Bulls’ front office. After the season there was a job opening, I applied, and here I am five years later.

3. The Bulls have had much success in recent years; what is your outlook for the 2018 season? The Bulls should once again be very good, both on the field and off. The team is returning a handful of players from the 2017 Triple-A National Championship team, while the front office has once again produced an absolutely packed promotional schedule for the fans.

4. How can local residents support the Bulls – and why is it important that they do so? Residents can support the Bulls simply by coming to a game! We strive for our organization to be a reflection of our community, and it’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We want to be as ingrained in the Triangle as we can, so learning more about our fans is important for us to grow with the region.

5. How do the Durham Bulls give back to the community? Each year the Durham Bulls donate thousands of dollars through jersey auction proceeds, scholarships, corporate partners and more. Further, Wool E. Bull makes over 300 appearances each year, including countless nonprofits. In addition, we fulfill ticket and equipment requests constantly in an effort to give all we can to the community.



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DURHAM BULLS FOUNDED: 1902 STADIUM: Durham Bulls Athletic Park 409 Blackwell St Downtown Durham MANAGER Jared Sandberg AFFILIATION: Tampa Bay Rays LEAGUE: International (Triple-A) LEAGUE TITLES: 14 (including 2013, 2017) OWNER: Capitol Broadcasting Company MASCOT: Wool E. Bull PHONE: 919-687-6500 EMAIL: TICKETLINE: 919-956-BULL WEBSITE:

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK LOCATION: American Tobacco District 409 Blackwell St Downtown Durham SEATS: 10,000 AMENITIES: Skyboxes Food options Playground Craft Brewery Bulls Stores UNIQUE “Snorting Bull” ITEMS: Blue Monster (LF Wall) TOUR INFO: 919-956-BULL

DURHAM BULLS FUN FACTS • Established in 1902 as the Durham Tobacconists. The first owner was William Bramham, later the president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. • First Tobacconists North Carolina League game was at the Charlotte Hornets. First home game was against the New Bern Truckers. • After disbanding for some years, the Tobacconists reformed in 1912 as the Durham Bulls in the North Carolina State League – and won the championship before the league folded due to World War I. • In 1926, Durham Bulls moved to El Toro Park, which was dedicated by Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who road a real bull onto the playing field. It was renamed Durham Athletic Park in 1933. • After the 1967 season – with attendance down – the Durham Bulls acquired the Raleigh minor league franchise – and their name was changed to the Raleigh-Durham Mets. • The Durham Bulls became internationally famous after the release of the movie Bull Durham in 1988, starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. • In 1990 – in the continuing popularity of the movie Bull Durham – a crowd of 6,202 at Durham Athletic Park made the Bulls the first Class-A team in history to pass the 300,000 mark in attendance for a season. • Durham Bulls Athletic Park opened in 1995, complete with a new snorting bull sign. • Durham Bulls’ second appearance on file was in The Rookie, released in 2002 and starring Dennis Quaid. • Among the Durham Bulls players who had major league success: Joe Morgan, Rusty Staub, Bob Boone, Chipper Jones, and David Justice. 46

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Magic in Zebulon Carolina Mudcats A Part Of The Community, Springboard To Major League Baseball The date is July 3, 1991 – and magic is happening in Zebulon, as the Carolina Mudcats played their first game at Five County Stadium. Since that original opening night, nearly 300 future Major League Baseball players have dug their cleats into the Five County Stadium grass. Zebulon’s ballpark has seen close to 2,000 Minor League games and has welcomed in more than 6,000,000 baseball fans. And, now, it’s time for another season, and perhaps more magic on the baseball diamond. The Class A-Advanced Mudcats – of the Carolina League – are affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers, and have earned five league championships over the years. Will 2018 bring another? Will a new up-and-coming sensation on the field break through? It all begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, against Winston-Salem. Opening Day. The first of dozens of home games, with Muddy on hand to entertain – and special promotions throughout the summer gets the excitement under way: Taco Tuesdays, Thirty Thursdays, giveaways, Family Fun Nights, Family Friday Fireworks and more.


CAROLINA MUDCATS FUN FACTS • Established in 1978, the team now known as the Carolina Mudcats originated as the Kinston Eagles in Kinston, NC. • Among the Mudcats players who had major league success: Doyle Alexander, Jesse Barfield, Albert Bell, Doc Ellis, Sean Casey, Cecil Fielder, Tony Fernandez, Brian Giles, Ron Guidry, Mike Hargrove, Roberto Hernandez, Glenallen Hill, Fred McGriff, Manny Ramirez, C.C. Sabathia, Joe Morgan, Rusty Staub, Bob Boone, Chipper Jones, and David Justice. • Michael Jordan went 2-for-4 for the Birmingham Barons against the Mudcats in front of a sellout crowd of 8,067 at Five County Stadium on April 17, 1994. His two hit night came in his return to his home state as a professional baseball player.

FOUNDED: 1978 STADIUM: Five County Stadium Zebulon, NC MANAGER Joe Ayrault AFFILIATION: Milwaukee Brewers LEAGUE: International (Triple-A) LEAGUE TITLES: Carolina League (Class A-Advanced) OWNER: Milwaukee Brewers MASCOT: Muddy PHONE: 919-269-CATS EMAIL: TICKETLINE: 919-956-BULL WEBSITE: 47

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JUST with Joe Kremer

Vice President / General Manager: Carolina Mudcats Carolina Mudcats is a Class A-Advaned minor league baseball team based in Zebulon, which plays its games at Five County Stadium. The franchise originated in 1978. Opening Day is April 5.

1. What is your professional experience with the baseball community?

This will be my 34th season in professional baseball, and the 30th year as the General Manager of the Mudcats – the last four as VP/General Manager.

2. How did you come about being in North Carolina with the Mudcats?

I started my baseball career in 1985 with the Nashville Sounds, when it was their first year as a Triple-A franchise. I spent two seasons in Tennessee, before moving to Huntsville, AL, and working for the Stars as the Assistant General Manager for two seasons. I was offered the General Manager position at the start of the 1989 season in Columbus, GA., which was the start of the Mudcats.  A “Rename the Team” contest changed the Columbus Astros to the Columbus Mudcats, and the rest was history.  The Double-A franchise remained in Columbus for two seasons before the big move to Zebulon, NC, happened for the start of the 1991 baseball season (and again changing the name of the team to the present Carolina Mudcats).  I drove the last 26 foot moving van from Georgia to North Carolina to complete the move.  Due to construction delays, the Mudcats actually played the first half of the 1991 season in Wilson, NC, before finally settling into Five County Stadium on July 3 to an over-capacity crowd for their first game in Carolina Mudcats history in Wake County.

3. The Mudcats have had much success in recent years; what is your outlook for the 2018 season?

The Carolina Mudcats have had different Major League Baseball partners over the years, starting with the Pittsburg Pirates to now. After a sale at the end of the 2017 season, we are proudly owned by the Milwaukee Brewers. With the Milwaukee Brewers becoming the new owners of the team, the outlook for 2018 is tremendous. They want to build the franchise and add resources to help grow the Mudcats into one of the best Minor League teams in the country.  Their commitment to the area is very important. They are extremely excited to have a facility like Five County Stadium to train and develop the young talent they have in their Minor League system in hopes to eventually have them ready to play for the Major League team; and of course, help them win a World Series.  Along with their desire to grow their Minor League System, they have opened up opportunities for us to offer more to our fans and their families. These opportunities will not only allow us to grow in 2018 but also in the years to come.

4. How can local residents support the Mudcats – and why is it important that they do so?

The most important part of running and developing a Minor League Baseball team is a strong fan base that supports their hometown team. This is their team and they are our life and blood; they determine how successful we are. We at the Mudcats have always prided ourselves as being very family friendly – and having generations of families come to see the Mudcats play.  Beyond simply attending games, local residents can support the Mudcats by participating in our community outreach efforts.

5. How do the Mudcats give back to the community?

Each year the Carolina Mudcats participate in community events in the surrounding five counties that help build lasting relationships with the community members. During the 2017 season the Mudcats gave over $175,000 in monetary donations, in-kind gifts, and in stadium fundraisers to schools, churches, athletic teams, awareness campaigns, orphanages, and more. In recent years, we have established a new fundraiser structure for churches and other non-profit organizations to raise money while their supporters enjoy a family-friendly game at Five County Stadium.  Along with these fundraisers and donations we also participate in multiple community events, such as Meals on Wheels and the Miracle League of the Triangle Camp.


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All the celebrations, meetings, and milestones in life are important. That’s the simple philosophy of NOAH’s Event Center of Morrisville. “It is NOAH’s hope to provide each and every person the perfect space to celebrate, create, and enjoy the company of others as they desire,” said Crystal Cronin, North Carolina-based Special & Large Event Specialist for DUO Venues, NOAH’s parent company. “Our unique venue is completely customizable to the client’s desires,” Cronin noted. “Our largest feature is the open and flexibility of the reservation. This means that client not only can select one of seven ceiling designs -- and also create a never-seen-before floor plan. Clients can also select the perfect vendors to match their taste and budget.” NOAH’s of Morrisville was DUO Venues’ first NOAH’S property in the state of North Carolina, according to Cronin. “ The company was founded and began in Utah. This specific design in Morrisville was crafted over eight years of client feedback to give the best user experience.” Cronin stressed that NOAHs features a Venue and a team of event specialists focused on establishing and strengthening the relationships with clients, communities, businesses, and vendors that make each event possible. “The Morrisville team is building on key individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds,” she said. “Our two Event Coordinators handle the sales, tours, and daily life down to the continued on page 51

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details of each event. The coordinators are supported by two event assistants, who help bring event details to life. Morrisville’s team is also blessed with two post event members who make all of the set ups and ceiling décor possible.” In addition to the flexible spacing, Cronin said NOAH’s services include all set up and break down of tables, chairs, specialty linens, decorative lanterns, hue up lighting, a hydrologic stage, a complimentary room reset, and staff support. “The NOAH’s team looks to create an atmosphere that the building is an extension of the client,” she pointed out. “The thought is that our medium room is a large living room for your first baby shower, or that our conference room is the lab your next big idea is conceived in. NOAH’s Event Venue specializes in providing unique, affordable, diverse, and creative accommodations –

allowing guests an opportunity to spend quality, wholesome time with family, friends and business associates. Cronin emphasized that NOAH’s strives to change the way that people come together to work and play – and to create the best possible environments and experiences for customers. “We are here to help strengthen and support families, communities, businesses, and institutions by providing them with place for gathering,” she said. “As an event venue, it is important to make sure that our customers’ needs and expectations for their event are not only met – but also exceeded.” Individuals, companies or organizations interested in booking an event or securing more information can visit to view photos, inclusions, and an overview of packages; however, NOAH’s Event Center encourages potential clients to tour the venue and meet the team of event specialists. Pricing is personalized to each client’s needs and date.


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Morrisville Chamber Celebrates 2017 and Shares Vision for 2018 More than 330 members, community leaders and guests celebrated the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 accomplishments and heard details of the vision for 2018 at the organization’s 27th Annual Meeting in January. In addition to installing the 2018 Board of Directors – including new chair, Mike Little of Poythress Commercial Contractors – Chamber President Sarah Gaskill installed the 2018 Board of Directors for the Morrisville Innovation Foundation, led by Chair Mark Lawson of Wells Fargo.

Roy Watson Jr. of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Will Barfield of Barfield Revenue Consulting presented the annual awards for the year, including: • Jeremiah Morris Community Steward of the Year, CEI: The Digital Office • James M. Pugh Small Business of the Year, Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken • Ambassador of the Year, Mark Clark of CEI: The Digital Office Among other highlights of the annual meeting: • Outgoing Chamber Board Chair Robert Mouro (of Merrill Lynch – The Fried Mouro Group) providing highlights of 2017. • Incoming Chamber Chair Little’s 2018 preview. • Keynote Speaker Jeff Sheehan of Trinity Capital Advisors (introduced by Ethan Drum of Creative Visions) discussing Perimeter Park, their plan and ability to adapt to workforce demands of 21st Century companies, and subsequently the growth Morrisville has seen over the past decade.

Sponsors for the annual meeting included Lenovo, Creative Visions, Southpoint Graphics, Trinity Capital Advisors, Atlantic Tire & Service, Branch Banking & Trust, BrightView Landscape Services, YMCA of the Triangle, Wake Technical Community College, Trinity Partners, Town of Morrisville, Raleigh Consulting Group, Oracle, Frankel Staffing Partners, Duke Energy, Diversified, DiLeone Legal Group, Coastal Credit Union, Barfield Revenue Consulting, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, 919 Magazine, Credit Suisse, Cary Citizen, CASTO – Park West Village, and Clancy & Theys Construction.

Two New Events Planned By Chamber During 2018 Morrisville Chamber of Commerce plans two new events in 2018 – in addition to its already packed schedule of activities and happenings for members and the community. The two new events are: • Global Connectivity Forum – July 21, 2018: A dynamic discussion on Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s impact of globalization, economic development and the gaps it bridges between the local and international business community. • Transportation Update – Oct. 2018: Moving Morrisville Forward luncheon focused on transportation in Morrisville and the Triangle, to include discussion of upcoming projects, status reports of current projects, and strategic plans for the future. For more information regarding these events, including sponsorship opportunities, call 919-463-7150 or visit 52

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Lawson Leads Innovation Foundation Board in 2018 Mark Lawson of Wells Fargo is the 2018 Chair of the Morrisville Innovation Foundation Board of Directors. Robert Sunukjian of PEG Contracting is Treasurer for the year. Other board members include Dick Domann, TrailCard; Nam Douglass, Challa Immigration Law; Sarah Gaskill, Morrisville Chamber of Commerce; Delilah Jones, Duke Energy; Walk Parker, First Bank; Amish Patel, Revolution Law; Annette Stevenson, SAS; and Mike Trainor, S&A Communications. The mission of the Morrisville Innovation Foundation – a Morrisviille Chamber of Commerce program – is to provide the building blocks for economic development, entrepreneurship and civic engagement in the community. For more information on the Morrisville Innovation Foundation, call 919-463-7150 or visit

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Morrisville Chamber Of Commerce 2018 Board of Directors CHAIR Mike Little Poythress Comm Contractors CHAIR-ELECT Carla Mantilla Credit Suisse TREASURER Rita Jerman Wake Tech Comm College PAST CHAIR Robert Mouro Merrill Lynch/Fried Mouro Group Rod Frankel Frankel Staffing

Lindsey Chester Cary Citizen Dr. Rev. Ross Cornelius Dorcas Ministries Dan Dzamba Morrisville Square Sarah Gaskill Morrisville Chamber Samantha Godfrey United Drug Supply Mark Lawson Wells Fargo Martha Paige Town of Morrisville

Joel Graybeal Triangle Rock Club William Allen Trinity Partners

Carmen Privette Duke Energy Julie Roper PSNC Energy

June Boersma Lenovo

Kristie VanAuken RDU Airport Authority

Leigh Brierly SunTrust Bank David Brunner CASTO-Park West Village

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JUST5 with Michael Little

Vice President, Poythress Commercial Contractors Inc.

2018 Chair, Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

1. What is your relationship with the Morrisville community? Upon joining PCC, one of the my first projects to work on was located in Morrisville. The project allowed me to create relationships, which I still have to this day. I continue to work on other projects throughout Morrisville and am excited to be part of the rapid growth in this area.

2. How did you become involved with the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce? Giving back to the community allows one to grow not only professionally, but personally as well. Through PCC’s involvement in the Chamber, I am able to take a more active role in working with others committed to creating a rich environment for this diverse community.

3. As Morrisville Chamber Board Chair, what are your priorities? This year, our primary goal is to grow membership. I am very fortunate to be working alongside our excellent board members and Chamber staff by continuing to offer outstanding programs, promote area businesses, enhance economic & community development, and serve as champions for the overall quality of life in the region.

4. Why should business owners and executives be involved in the Chamber? Being part of our Chamber provides an exciting new way to focus on your business. Each event provides members with a great opportunity to promote their companies, network with professionals in Morrisville, and ultimately get connected!

5. How can a local business or individual become involved in the Chamber? Come to participate in or volunteer to help with one of our events! We are constantly working to ensure that we meet the needs of our community and are proud of the welcoming environment we create for our members, no matter the industry. Call 919-463-7150 or visit for more information.


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Morrisville Town Center Project 4-Story First Phase Includes Residential, Commercial, Plus Parking and a Public Library

This decision is pivotal to the progress of the development of a Town Center in Morrisville. The Demonstration Project is a piece of the overall Town Center Core Vision, and is a 4-story mixed-use project composed of commercial, residential, and structured parking on the block between Jeremiah Street and Carolina Street on Town Hall Drive.

The first phase is proposed to consist of 172 residential units, 20,250 sq. ft. of commercial space, and a 350-space parking structure, according to a Town of Morrisville release. A public library and surface parking will be constructed by Wake County separately and concurrently. The Demonstration Project is expected to be the cornerstone of future development phases, which includes residential, commercial, public facilities, open space and parking in a vibrant, walkable environment. Town of Morrisville staff has worked with Development Finance Initiative at the UNC School of Government on developing the vision for the Town Center Core, as well as perform the necessary work to structure a potential public private partnership between the town and a selected developer for the Demonstration Project. The MOU is expected to be executed this spring and the Development Agreement completed this summer. Demonstration Project construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019 and be completed in the spring of 2021. The Town originally approved a Town Center plan in 2007 that envisioned a lower density, historic crossroads concept. A number of implementation goals of that plan have been completed. The vision for the Town Center has since changed, reflecting market demand for a different mix of uses and amenities and in the winter of 2016, Town Council endorsed a revised Town Center Core concept.

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While the concept has changed, the vision for a downtown in Morrisville has been supported by Town Councils for many years. I am looking forward to this vision we’ve worked so hard to develop come to fruition.


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Morrisville Town Center Core Vision’s “Demonstration Project” is a step closer with the Town Council’s recent decision to negotiate with Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. for a project Memorandum of Understanding and a Development agreement.

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Morrisville’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt Features Goodies, Prizes Town of Morrisville’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 24, at Field #1 at Morrisville Community Park. Participants age 2-8 can meet the Easter bunny and hunt for plastic eggs filled with goodies and very special prizes. Children will be divided by age (2-4, 5-6, 7-8) and will have the opportunity to find a special egg – with the lucky person to find the special egg wins a prize. All activities are free. Specific egg hunt times are: • Age 2-4: 10 a.m. (only one parent allowed on field) • Age 5-6: 10:30 a.m. (only one parent allowed on field) • Age 7-8: 11 a.m. (parents not allowed on field) Strollers and animals are not allowed on the field at any time. For safety, children may only participate in their respective age group’s egg hunt. Participants should arrive early to avoid traffic and parking delays – and should be sure to bring baskets for egg collection. Parking is available at the park, with satellite parking located in the Walmart shopping center directly behind the park (participants may use the greenway, located next to Georgina’s Pizza, to access the park). For additional information, call 919-463-7110 or visit Morrisville Community Park, located at 1520 Morrisville Parkway.


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Free Teen Morrisville 101 Program Registration Open Registration is under way for Teen Morrisville 101 – an annual citizen’s academy geared towards teenagers interested in local government, specifically in Morrisville. A free program for 9-12th Graders, Teen Morrisville 101 is held at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (after school hours), ON Wednesdays beginning March 7 for consecutive four weeks at Morrisville Town Hall. While the program is open to all high school students, preference will be given to those who reside in Morrisville. A graduation ceremony is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Morrisville Town Council meeting. For information or to register, visit

Park West Village Hosting Live Music Every Thursday Park West Village again hosts Live in The District throughout the spring in Morrisville. Featuring free live music at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday night beginning April 19 and continuing through June 7, the event takes place at the outdoor venue in front of Stone Theatre – Park West 14. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the open air entertainment from a variety of local and regional performers. For more information or to see a list of performers, visit Park West Village is located at 3400 Village Market Place in Morrisville, at the southwest corner of Cary Parkway and NC 54/Chapel Hill Road.

Morrisville Chamber’s Golf Classic at Governors Club in April Want to connect with the area’s top business leaders – and enjoy a lively round of golf at the same time? Then take part in the Morrisville Chamber Golf Classic at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 30, at Governors Club in Chapel Hill, a nationally-recognized club community built around an award-winning 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and memberowned country club. The tournament includes a captain’s choice format, on course contests, breakfast, lunch, a catered awards reception and raffle. A special Grand Putt Magic Ball will begin at 9:15 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, call 919-463-7154. 58

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For more information or to register a team, call 919-463-7155 or visit Governors Club is located at 10100 Governors Drive in Chapel Hill.

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‘Music in the Park’ Series Begins 4/19 in Morrisville

Morrisville’s “Music in the Park” continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Indian Creek Park. Sponsored by Town of Morrisville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, the event is free and open to the public. Chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged. In case of rain, the event moves inside at Cedar Fork Community Center. Indian Creek Park is located at 101 Town Hall Drive. Call 919-463-7114 for more information.

Fest in the West Set May 5 The 3rd Annual Fest in the West event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at USA Baseball in Cary. Presented by CaryCitizen and the Town of Cary, the expanded event will include live music all day on the Main Stage, pie eating contest, petting zoo, antique tractor, beer garden pouring local breweries, local artisans selling and making their crafts, food truck rodeo with 12 trucks and a free Kid Zone. Admission is free. For information, visit USA Baseball Training Complex is located at Thomas Brooks Park, 7445 Green Hope School Road in Cary.

Club Pilates Grand Opening Planned in Cary March 24-25 Club Pilates West Cary plans a Grand Opening weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25. The special event will include raffles, special sales on merchandise, samples from GNC and Smoothie King, and more. Club Pilates provides premium, Reformer-based group Pilates classes, true to the original method. The dynamic class sessions are available at a variety of levels and at convenient class times. A complete class schedule is available at Club Pilates West Cary is located at 1104 Parkside Main Street in Cary. For more information, call 919-899-9035 or visit

Coffee and Connections Planned for March 23 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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APRIL 20MAY 6 Be not deceived: The devil is lurking at the Christian Puppet Ministry in Cypress, Texas. And his name is‌ Tyrone. He may look like an innocent sock puppet, but when he infiltrates the angst-ridden church youth group and takes possession of Jason’s arm, all hell breaks loose. *Intended for mature audiences only*

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Wake County Public School System retiree Deborah Edwards is now the Interim Assistant Principal at Morrisville Elementary. Green Hope High won the Class 4A state swimming men’s title in February. Green Hope also secured the men’s state indoor track championship. Morrisville Public Works Department recently received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation designation. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry. Morrisville Town Council member Satish Garimella was appointed to the Wake County Fire Commission. Construction is under way on the Morrisville Parkway link in western Cary that will include a new interchange on the Triangle Expressway. The new interchange is expected to open in late 2019.

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A former teacher at Green Road High is among eight finalists for North Carolina Principal of the Year. Jonathan Enns began his career in 2001 as a physics teacher at the Cary campus and is now the principal of Fuquay-Varina High in the Wake County Public School System. Sydney Dowler of Green Hope High was one of 150 players across the U.S. named to’s 2017 High School All-American team. Green Hope High finished second in the large-division Wake County Cheerleading Grand Championship in January, closely behind Wakefield High. Your Pie, a pizza restaurant where diners choose their own ingredients, is now open in Cary Village Shopping Center on Cary Town Boulevard. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is now open in Parkside Town Commons, 1102 Parkside Main St. in Cary. Morrisville-based Etix, which develops ticketing software, has acquired Texas-based event ticketing company ExtremeTix Financial.

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SOUTHPARK/DURHAM SPOTLIGHT ‘Hamilton’, ‘Cats’ Highlight 2018-2019 DPAC Schedule

Durham Performing Arts Center presents the “It’s Our New York, New York” season in 2018 -2019– with all of its eight new shows current or recent hits on Broadway in New York. The 11th season of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC again allows members to lock in the best prices for every show.

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The new season will feature eight direct-from-Broadway hits including two recent Tony Award-winning Best musicals, and the most recent Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical. Perhaps the most anticipated show for 2018 is “Hamilton”, the much-heralded and award-winning show, on Nov. 6 through Dec. 2, 2018. Other shows in the series include: • “Fiddler on the Roof,” on Jan. 8-13, 2019. • “Miss Saigon”, on Jan. 22-27, 2019. • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” on Feb. 12-17. 2019. • “Dear Evan Hansen,” on March 12-17, 2019. • “Anastasia” on April 16-21, 2019. • “Hello Dolly” on May 21-26, 2019. • “Cats” on June 4-9, 2019. For more information on season tickets or individual show tickets, visit

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DPAC Ranks 4th in U.S. As Most Popular Venue

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Durham Performing Arts Center ranked fourth in the U.S. in 2017 – behind Radio City Music Hall, The Axis at Planet Hollywood and The Fox Theatre as the most popular show venue in the U.S., according to Pollster. The 2,700-seat venue also ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, for 2017 by Billboard magazine and Venues Today based on gross sales among similar-size facilities. The venue saw 462,055 guests in 2017. And it had 133 sellouts of 211 performances – its highest number of sellouts in a season. Broadway Performances “The King and I” and “Finding Neverland” were the two highest attended shows overall. The top special event was Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol”. DPAC is owned by the City of Durham and managed by Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management. For the 2016-17 season, DPAC generated $1.6 million in operating revenue with a net income of $5.2 million.

The new Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity) received $7.2 million from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to address racial and ethnic disparities in clinical care WeWork – a New York-based co-working space – plans to lease 58,000 sq. ft. in the new 27-story One City Center in downtown Durham. Art of Cool Festival is planned for April 27-28 at Durham Performing Arts Center. A Black American Music Festival featuring forward thinking jazz, alternative soul and mature hip hop strives to expand the audience of jazz and provoke innovative thought. For information, visit

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK SPOTLIGHT 3 New Board Members Join Research Triangle Foundation Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Hugh Allen, and Fran O’Sullivan are the newest Board of Directors members for the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, the organization that manages and promotes The Research Triangle Park. “We are excited to add such strong, accomplished leaders to our Board,” said Board Chairman Smedes York. “I look forward to working with them and believe they will bring unique experiences and perspectives that will help us move RTP forward.” Akinleye is North Carolina Central University’s 12th Chancellor. He previously served at NCCU as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Allen is the regional director of commercial real estate for TD Bank in the Carolinas. O’Sullivan is the General Manager of IBM China Cloud Platform, where she oversees IBM’s partnership deliver cloud services in China. She is also the IBM Senior State Executive for North Carolina as well as the Senior Location Executive for IBM at Research Triangle Park, NC, one of the largest IBM sites in the world.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors is made up of 25 members. Research Triangle Park contains 7,000 acres, 48,000+ employees, and over 250 companies.

Foundation Sponsors Special Art Reception at The Frontier

Full Frame Film Festival Set April 5-8 in Durham

Triangle Community Foundation sponsors a special Art Reception for “Faces of Femme” at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. Featuring light fare, conversation with the artist, and a special installation/peek into how the works are created, the event is drop-in and open to the public, with no need to RSVP. In 2015, a handful of women conceived Feminine Dominance, an art collective based in Carrboro to explore femininity in gender, race, religion, identity and class. The exhibition explores the complexities of femme identity through up-close and colorful portraits of the femme power and perspective. The exhibit continues at The Frontier through July 2018. Call 919-474-8370 for more information.

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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema This year – on April 5-8 – Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. The festival is a program of the non-profit Center for Documentary Studies, and receives support from corporate sponsors, private foundations, and individual donors whose generosity provides the foundation that makes the event possible. The Presenting Sponsor of the festival is Duke University. For more information, call 919-687-4100 or visit

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Research Triangle Park-based Marken is opening a new Kit Building Center in Shanghai, the company’s third overseas location in addition to Hamburg and Singapore. The new Shanghai facility will allow the UPS subsidiary to provide more services to customers in China. North Carolina State University’s Dr. Alan York was given the North Carolina Cotton Producers Association’s “White Gold Award” during the recent 2018 Joint Commodities Conference at Research Triangle Park. Responsible for developing applied weed science management research and extension programs in cotton, corn, soybean, peanuts, and small grains, York helped guide producers through numerous herbicide registrations in the 1980s and through the introduction of herbicide-resistant crops in the 1990s. U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. recently purchased Durham-based transportation technology company TransLoc – which makes software platforms. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently informed employees at the Office of Research and Development in Las Vegas they must transfer to EPA offices in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina or Cincinnati, OH. Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat, recently acquired the Triangle office campus that houses Lenovo’s U.S. headquarters. The acquisition was made in partnership with Sentinel Real Estate Investment Corp. Bell and Howell was named to Training magazine’s annual Training Top 125 list for 2018, the 14th time the Research Triangle Park-based company made the list. A new study, led by researchers at RTI International, surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon prior to the legalization of marijuana in the state and found that more than half consider alcohol to be more harmful than marijuana, while few (7.5%) believe marijuana is more harmful to a person’s health. According to the study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine, younger people are substantially more likely to consider alcohol more harmful than marijuana to a person’s health. The Keith Corp. has broken ground on a 159,000 sq ft corporate headquarters for Rho Inc., a contract research organization that provides clinical drug development services. Located at the corner of Highway 54 and TW Alexander Drive, the building is in Triangle 54 Office Park, a 39-acre office park. Matthew Zielinski is Lenovo’s new president for North America, replacing Emilio Ghilardi. Raleigh-based investment firm NovaQuest Capital Management – a spinoff from Quintiles – acquired Research Triangle Park-based Viamet Pharmaceuticals. Syngenta was presented with an Analytics 50 award by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business during a ceremony at the university’s Philadelphia campus. Parmer Innovation Centers acquired 14 TW Alexander Drive, a 276,726 sq. ft. office, laboratory and manufacturing building in Raleigh’s Research Triangle Park. The building, located next door to the Parmer RTP campus, will be renamed Parmer 14. 919 Magazine

People’s Medical People’s Medical, a non-profit medical services organization that serves the uninsured, held its annual gala earlier this year at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center. The mission of the group is to provide health care to all with or without insurance. Shown are supporters Zeel and Ritesh Patel, and members of the board of directors for People’s Medical.

Mentoring Monday

Triangle Business Journal hosted Mentoring Monday in February, connecting women with those in a mentorship role to provide advice and guidance during their career-building phase. Pictured left to right: Sheila Ogle, Cary Innovation Center; Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews; Carrie Peele, Mako Documents; and 919 Magazine Publisher, SB Sarver.

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A Grand Re-Opening Legendary Beach Music Band Leads Renaissance Centre’s Big Celebration After several of renovations, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts plans a Grand Re-Opening on June 1-2 – designed for the whole family. Highlight of the celebration is the Beach Music & BBQ event, featuring noted beach music band, the Band of Oz. Planned for 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Renaissance Center, the event features live music from the legendary eight-member band. The $25 ticket price includes a BBQ platter from Papa Jack’s Catering, Other weekend events include: • Animalia, featuring Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Geared for pre-K through 6th Graders and their families, the event breaks out of the traditional puppet theater booth turning the whole theater into a performance stage. • Scrap Exchange: 10 a.m. o 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. An eco-friendly creative free arts activity for all ages, participants build whatever they can imagine from provided materials. The Renaissance Centre Grand Hall remains closed until June for the extensive renovations; however, classes, workshops and smaller events continue at the Arts Annex next door. Phase two enhancements include a raised ceiling, extended stage, and upgraded sound system in the Grand Hall – along with the installation of theater lighting, upstairs dressing rooms,


family room with baby changing table and a lighted marquee. Phase one improvements, completed in February 2017, entailed connecting the Arts Annex to the Grand Hall, installing movable walls in Arts Annex classrooms, purchasing a snap-lock dance floor, re-leveling the sidewalk in front of the Arts Annex, and adding assistive listening devices in the Grand Hall. The Renaissance Centre renovation project was made possible due in large measure to a $348,530 matching grant the Town of Wake Forest received in November 2016 from the Wake County Board of Commissioners. The total cost of the project is expected to be $848,500.

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Six Sundays in Spring Offering A Range of Live Music at Wake Forest’s Joyner Park Amphitheater

Celebrate Your Mother 5K In Downtown WF May 13 Celebrate Mother’s Day 2018 with the Celebrate Your Mother 5K in downtown Wake Forest, sponsored by FS Series and giving back to a local charity. This event benefits “1 of Us” – a Raleigh nonprofit that offers aid and comfort to women cancer patients and their families facing financial crisis due to the diagnosis of this disease. Planned for 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, registration is $18 for adults and children until the end of March – when the prices increase! All participants in the stroller-friendly, dog-friendly run/ walk get a t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and a sweet treat. Register or donate today at register.

Chip 4 Charity Event Offers Chance to Play Hasentree Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, Six Sundays in Spring offers free concerts on consecutive Sundays from April 29 through June 3 in Wake Forest. These concerts take place at E. Carroll Joyner Park amphitheater, 701 Harris Road. All concerts begin at 5 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts may be relocated to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre at 405 S. Brooks St. The 2018 Concert Schedule is: • Sunday, April 29; 5-7 p.m. • Sunday, May 6; 5-7 p.m. • Sunday, May 13; 5-7 p.m. • Sunday, May 20; 5-7 p.m. • Sunday, May 27; 5-7 p.m. • Sunday, June 4; 5-7 p.m. An array of food and refreshment vendors will be onsite for this year’s concert series. Attendees are asked to park in Joyner Park’s designated parking lot. Alcoholic beverages, smoking and unleashed pets prohibited. Android and iPhone users can obtain a handy pocket guide to this year’s events – including updates on scheduled performers – by downloading he Town of Wake Forest app at The app is designed to give users instant access to important details about the events – including more information about the venue. For more information, email

Tee it up with Chip 4 Charity on Monday, May 14, to help underserved neighbors in need – while enjoying a day of golf. All proceeds benefit the Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County, which seeks sponsors (title, gold, hole levels), food patrons, auction/gift card donations, volunteers and golf-lovers to join the event at the Tom Fazio-designed Hasentree Country Club in Wake Forest. Registration begins in March. A $175 player fee includes a certificate of replay, an assortment of food tastings at holes, raffles and putting prizes, lunch, a player gift and more. For information, contact Regina Heroux at 919-306-1031 or visit

Annual Songbird Celebration At Blue Jay Point County Park The annual Songbird Celebration at Blue Jay Point County Park is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Free and open to the public, the event honors International Migratory Bird Day – and is open to bird lovers of all ages. Bird-related activities include games, crafts, preschool story times, learning stations, and bird hikes for youths and adults. The park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road. For more information, call 919-870-433 or visit bluejay.

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The Magic Pipers Open 2018 Friday Night on White Wake Forest Downtown Live Music The Magic Pipers open the 2018 season of downtown Wake Forest’s Friday Night on White live music series. Presented by White Street Brewing Co., Friday Night on White takes place along South White Street on the second Friday of each month from April through September. The free concerts run from 6-9 p.m. and feature a variety of premier local bands. In addition, several downtown merchants offer a variety of special discounts, programs, and activities. Other scheduled performers include: • May 11: Love Tribe • June 8: Bull City Syndicate • July 13: Sleeping Booty • Aug. 10: Big Love • Sept. 14: Crush Drinks and food are available at a variety of venues. Cost is $30 per person, with a cash bar available. For more information, email or visit For more information, visit

WF Hosts 2018 Public Power Workers Rodeo The American Public Power Association plans Wake Forest as the site of the 2018 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, on property just north of Wake Forest’s Holding Village at the end of South Franklin Street. On that day, hundreds of electric lineworkers from public power utilities across the U.S. will descend on Wake Forest to compete in timed contests to showcase their skills and knowledge in the craft of line work. Teams of lineworkers will climb poles, build overhead construction, pull up wire and hang transformers, all within a set time limit. Events will be judged on safety, work practices, neatness, ability, equipment handling and speed. For more information, contact Utilities & Public Works Director Mike Barton at 919-435-9571 or 69

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Free Seedlings Available At WF Arbor Day Event The annual Wake Forest Arbor Day Expo and Tree Seedling Giveaway begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. As part of this year’s Arbor Day celebration, the Urban Forestry Board, town staff, and volunteers will distribute 800 tree seedlings, including buttonbush, American hornbeam, overcup oak, dogwood, and Shantung maple (limit two per household) to area residents free of charge while they last. During the expo, local organizations will offer special activities, treats, and information related to trees, gardening, and related topics. In addition, expo attendees can learn about and sign up for the Wake Forest Tree Stewards Volunteer Program. Children will have the opportunity to participate in various art activities, including building their own bird house, and making a “tree cookie” necklace. Finally, as part of the annual Arbor Day ceremony, town officials will accept Wake Forest’s 38th consecutive Tree City USA award and 3rd consecutive Tree Line USA award. For more information, contact Urban Forestry Coordinator Jennifer Rall.

38th Annual Meet in the Street Event Planned May 5 The 38th Annual Meet in the Street festival is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, in historic downtown Wake Forest. Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street offers a day filled with food, fun and entertainment, including live music and children’s activities. Admission is free. Festivities will include hundreds of booths featuring handcrafted art and more along South Taylor Street, South Brooks Street, and South White Street. The event also will include multiple entertainment venues and a beer garden. For more information, visit


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4th Comfort Food Event Backs Shore Grief Center Shore Grief Center’s 4th Comfort Food Cook Off – a gathering of local chefs who want your vote as the best comfort food around – is planned for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at The Cotton Company in downtown Wake Forest. Along with generous restaurants who donate their time, cooking skills and comfort food samples, there will be a silent auction, raffle items as well as beer and wine. To start the meal, there will be a salad bar and to end your meal there will be pie donated by The Angus Barn. The winners are chosen by participants – with the first place winner receiving a trophy and bragging rights for the year. Kids and teens are welcome to attend, with adult tickets at $35 and teen tickets at $20. For more information, call 919-368-6286 (voice or text) or email at

Annual Dirt Day Event Offers Activities for Entire Family Downtown Wake Forest and the Town of Wake Forest celebrate the return of weather suitable for enjoying the great outdoors – with the annual Dirt Day event. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, the event promises something for the entire family – including an over-sized sandbox, making wheatgrass containers for home windowsills, and exploring trucks from S.T. Wooten Corp. Adults will have the chance to learn about the newest techniques in gardening and composting, check out the newest in outdoor activity gear, and visit with a variety of vendors offering an array of products and insight Dirt Day participants can also make a craft from recycled materials with the Scrap Exchange, paint with mud, meet owls and other rescued wildlife, and rub elbows with Master Gardeners and outdoor educators from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. For more information, visit

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WF ‘Carnival for the Kids’ Planned for March 13-18 The Wake Forest Police Department’s 2018 “Carnival for the Kids” begins on Tuesday, March 13, and continues through Sunday, March 18, at in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Home Depot, 11915 Retail Drive in Wake Forest. The Carnival for the Kids promises fun and entertainment for the entire family, including rides, games, and lots of food. Admission to the event is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase at the carnival for $20 each on Tuesday, March 13, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, and Sunday, March 17-18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

A portion of the proceeds from the Carnival for the Kids will support the Wake Forest Police Department’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. For more information, contact Officer Scott Graham at 919-761-3132.

Short Takes • Amy Clemens, Assistant Principal Intern at East Garner Middle, is the new Assistant Principal at Wake Forest Middle. • Rolesville Middle School and State Employees Credit Union recently hosted “The Reality of Money” sessions for 8th Graders, who learned to understand the impact their choices will make in their lifestyle and financial independence as adults. • After three years and a 28-12 record, former National Football League player Dewayne Washington resigned as head football coach at Heritage High School in Wake Forest – with plans to spend more times with his family and focus on his business, DWG, a general contracting services group. • Wakefield High won the large-division Wake County Cheerleading Grand Championship in January. Heritage High finished third. • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently named the Town of Wake Forest as the recipient of the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2017-18 annual budget, marking the fourth consecutive year Wake Forest has earned the GFOA honor. • The nation’s foremost showcase of public power ;ineworkers’ skill and knowledge – the Lineworkers Rodeo – is planned for Saturday, April 28, at Holding Village, off South Franklin Street and Rogers Road in Wake Forest. For more information, visit wakeforestnc. gov. • Rolesville Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with WAKE Up and Read to collect new and gently used children’s books. 71

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• Stanford University running back Bryce Love – a Wake Forest High graduate – won the Lombardi Award, given annually to the top Division I football player based on performance, leadership, character and resilience. Love was a Heisman Trophy runner-up, running for 162.9 yards per game and 8.04 per carry. He plans to return to Stanford for his senior year in 2018. • Registered nurse Cheryl “Cherie” Hylton has joined Seniors Helping Seniors (SHS) of North & East Raleigh as a client services specialist. SHS is an inhome care services company that matches seniors who want to provide help with seniors who are looking for help. For more information, visit • Wake Forest Power has been named a 2018 “Tree Line USA” utility by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The award -- the fourth year in a row Wake Forest Power was honored -- acknowledges Wake Forest Power’s commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care. • Rolesville Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at The Mill Room at the Factory, 1839 South Main Street. • The Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board is seeking local history buffs and storytellers who can help local history come alive during the Historic Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. For information, contact Betty Pearce at 919-435-9570 or bpearce@

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Easter Events & Activities 3/10

Spring Egg Drive

An Eggstravaganza dive, splash and swim for eggs to win prizes; Mr. Bunny available for photos 5:30-7:30 pm; $6 residents, $11 non-residents Campus Hills Pool 2000 S Alston Ave, Durham


The Great Egg Scramble

Annual event includes light breakfast arts and crafts, games, prizes, egg hunts 10 am; age 10-under; free Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340


Easter Egg Hunt

More than 10,000 hidden eggs over multiple hunt areas in several age groups 10 am-12 pm; all ages; free Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF 919-435-9560


Community Egg Hunt

11 a.m.; free Spring Forest Road Park 4203 Spring Forest Rd, North Raleigh 919-996-4141


Egg Rush

2 pm; age 10-under Rolesville Middle School 4700 Burlington Mills Rd, Rolesville 919-554-6582


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Breakfast with the Bunny

Join the Bunny for a continental breakfast, sponsored by the Cary teen Council (muffins, donuts, fruit) 9-10 am Herbert C Young Community Center 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary 919-460-4965


Easter Egg Hunt

10 am; free Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770


Cary Easter Festival

Meet the Easter Bunny; bounce Houses; face painting; food trucks 1-4 pm; all ages; free Fred G Bond Metro Park 801 High House Rd, Czr 919-460-4965


Time for Tots: St. Patrick’s Day

Discover the history, foods and Traditions of St. Patrick’s Day 10-10:45 am; age 3-5; $5 fee North Carolina Museum of History 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh 919-807-7979


St. Patrick’s Day Gold Hunt

Join John Sullivan and his clan as they search for the rainbow and the boundless gold at the end; costumes encouraged; register to attend by 3/15) 10 am-12 pm; age 3-5; free Pullen Park Amusements 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh 919-996-6468


Cary Egg Hunt

Divided into three age groups 4 pm; free Spillway 919-460-4965


Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt at Dix

Kid-free egg hunt, wth 10K eggs; Lawn games, inflatables; food trucks 3-6 pm; age 21-up; free Doreathea Dix Park Flowers Field 2105 Umstead Dr, Raleigh


Egg Hunt Challenge for Teens

Bring a friend and a flashlight and join this free “eggstreme” hunt; registration required by 3/26 6:30-9 pm; age 12-16; free Pullen Park Amusements 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh 919-996-6468

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Leprechauns vs Pirates

The famous O’Toole clan led by by Sullivan the Leprechaun has found gold at the end of the rainbow; join the clan or join the rowdy pirates – and compete in a series of fun tasks; for youths and their parents; advance registration required 4 pm-6 pm; age 6-11; free Pullen Park Amusements 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh 919-996-6468


St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon

12-2 pm; age 55-up; $3 (residents) 919-463-7110 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville


St. Patrick’s Celebration Live music at 3 pm, 6:30 pm; Irish dancers at 5:30 pm; bag pipes at 7:30 pm; DJ at 10 pm Doherty’s Irish Pub 1979 High House Rd, Cary 919-388-9930


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St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Check website for information Bull McAbe’s Irish Pub 427 W Main St, Durham 919-682-3061 bullmacabesirishpub


St. Patrick’s Day Goat Yoga, Goat Cheese Tasting Bring your favorite beer or wine to celebrate, relax with the goats, and taste cheese 1-3 pm; $35 fee; age 6-up Hux Family Farm 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham


St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Check website for information TraLi Irish Pub 10370 Moncreiff Rd, Ste 109 Brier Creek (North Raleigh) 919-544-4141 3107 Grace Park Dr Morrisville 919-651-9083


St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Check website for information West Park Tavern 2734 NC Hwy 55, Cary 919-303-9300


St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Food, drink, activities for kids on Leprechaun Lane; Celtic inspired jewelry and arts and crafts at the Irish Village; live music on 2 stages Parade: 10 am Festival: After parade to 7pm Free; all ages City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh 400 Fayetteville St 919-815-3361


Saint Paddy’s Day Festival

Hibernian Restaurant & Pub 12-11 pm; free 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-833-2258

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March 18:

Tobacco Road HalfMarathon, Marathon

7 am Brooks Park Ln, Cary

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Sola Hot Mini 5K

8:30 am Sola Coffee and Cafe 7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh

March 10:

Brierdale Ale Trail 5K 8 am Brierdale Shopping Center 10410 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh (Brier Creek) 919-376-9441

Food Shuttle Garden Gallop 5K

8 am Whiteside Drive, Raleigh


Ella’s Race

1K, 5K, 10K; benefit to help end pediatric cancer 8 am-12 pm North Ridge Country Club 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh


St. Paddy’s 4 Miler

10:30 am Raleigh Beer Garden 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh


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Charity fundraising even sponsored by WF RFL Fundraising 8:15 am WF Chamber of Commerce 305 S White St, WF 919-522-3695

Socks and Undie 5K Rundie

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Rock n Roll Raleigh Marathon and 5K

Check website for all times, Start/finish details, beneficiaries 8 am, Sat: Raleigh 5K 9:15 am, Sat: Raleigh 1M 7 am, Sun: Half Marathon Fayetteville at East Davie, Raleigh


Spring for Support 5K

Race and Family Fun Day, to fund Support services for Duke cancer Patients and their families 8 am, registration Duke University East Campus 1400 W Main St, Durham 919-684-4497

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Margo-RELAY-ville 5K


American Cancer Society benefit American Cancer Society benefit 8:30 am Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600


Rolesville Chamber Golf Tournament

1 pm, Shotgun Start Heritage Golf Course 1250 Heritage Club Ave, WF


Raleigh Relay for Life

2 pm-5 pm NCSU Belltower 2011 Hillsborough St, Raleigh 919-334-7198


Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

Benefit for Note in the Pocket 8:30 am: Kids Fun Run 9 am: Competitive 5K 9 am: Non-competitive 5K 9 am: Dog Trot Dorothea Dix Park 805 Whiteside Dr, Raleigh


Morrisville Chamber Golf Classic

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce event includes contests, breakfast, lunch, raffle and awards reception 8 am-4 pm; call or visit website for fees Governors Club 10100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill 919-463-7155

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8th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

Balder Dash 5K, Kids Fun Run, and Brave the Shave event, sponsored by West 94th Street Pub 11 am-3 pm West 94th Street Pub Woodcroft Shopping Center

April 28:

Cary Du Classic

Race is USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon Nationoal Championship Duathlon, Triathlon Brooks Park 111 Brooks Park Ln, Cary

Children’s activities, exhibits, silent auction, music, door prizes, food trucks and more 8 am (registration; packet pickup) William B Umstead State Park 6000 Reedy Creek Rd (private pasture)

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Beaverdam Olympic, EmergeOrtho Spring Triathlon Falls Lake State Recreation area North Wake County

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Fairy Houses and Toad Abodes

Create a fairy house in the woods for a mouse, bug, toad or fairy 3-4:30 pm; age 6-10; $6 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764

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Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration

Help restore the building for use By the public, weather permitting; Umstead Coalition to provide lunch, snacks and water 10 am-3 pm William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-571-4170

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Spring Big Sweep


Celebrate Your Mother 5K

Benefit for ‘1 of Us”; participants receive T-shirt, medal, sweet treat 8 am Downtown Wake Forest


Chip 4 Charity Golf Tournament

Benefit for the Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County, and Presented by Heroux & Company 9:30 am shotgun start Hasentree Country Club 1112 Keith Rd, WF 919-306-1031



Born to be Wild

Enjoy games, songs and crafts to discover all about wild creatures 10:30-11:30 am; age 2-6; $2 fee Sertoma Art Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329

March 24: Look But Don’t Touch Hike

Nature Nerds

Expand knowledge of flora and fauna By seeking out amphibians, birds, Insects, spiders and more 12-1 pm; age 12-up; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390


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Outdoor Cooking

Spend the afternoon around a campfire, learning new recipes and techniques 12-2 pm; age 16-up; $8 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871

Explore the park in search of plants with unique ways of protecting themselves 9-11 am; age 7-up; $4 fee Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy, WF 919-556-6781

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Help clean up the shoreline and other areas in the park’ gloves and bags provided 9 am-12 pm; under 18 requires adult Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390

Songbird Celebration


Going On A Bear Hunt

Bring a stuffed bear for an Interactive hike to learn about Black bears; enjoy scavenger hunt 2-3 pm; age 5-up; $1 fee Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330

Annual event celebrating the return of migratory songbirds, including arts and crafts, hikes, story times, and more 11 am-3 pm; all ages; free Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330

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Wake Tech’s Scott to Retire Educator Leaves Legacy of Growth At NC’s Largest Community College Dr. Scott led Wake Tech through a period of unprecedented growth: • Wake Tech’s student population has grown from 50,000 in 2003 to more than 74,000 today. • Full-time equivalent enrollment – upon which the college is funded – more than doubled: from 9,700 to more than 21,000. • The number of credentials (degree, diplomas, certificates) awarded grew from 1,911 to 8,754. • Total budget went from $60 million to $279 million. • Gross square footage owned or leased by the college Dr. Stephen C. Scott, president of Wake Technical Community went from 800,000 to 2.4 million. College, plans to retire in August 2018. • The number of full-time employees grew from 593 With a career spanning more than 40 years, Dr. Scott has to 1,300. been at the helm of Wake Tech since October 2003. Under his • The college added the Western Wake Campus leadership, Wake Tech has become the largest of North Carolina’s in 2005, the Northern Wake Campus in 2007, 58 community colleges, and has consistently ranked among the the Public Safety Education Campus in 2008, fastest-growing community colleges in the U.S. and the Beltline Education Center in 2015. This “It has been an honor to lead this great institution,” Dr. Scott summer, Wake Tech will open the RTP Campus in said. “It is filled with passionate faculty, innovative staff, and the Morrisville. hardest-working students I have ever known. As I move forward • Wake County voters overwhelmingly supported with this next phase of my life, I am confident that Wake Tech will bonds in 2004, 2007, and 2012 to enable Wake continue to change lives.” Tech to expand. Dr. Scott’s professional career began in South Carolina, where • The college added competitive athletics in 2008, he served 16 years at two colleges – he was dean at Tri County and a sworn law enforcement agency in 2012. Technical College and vice president at Greenville Tech. In North “When I started here 15 years ago, I saw a college full Carolina, Dr. Scott served as president of Southeastern Community of promise, ready to grow by leaps and bounds – and it has College in Whiteville from 1988 to 1999, and then as executive done just that,” said Dr. Scott. “It has been rewarding and vice president and chief operating officer of the North Carolina exhilarating to be a part of that growth and the fulfillment Community College System, from 1999 to 2002. He served as of that promise.” president of Lenoir Community College in Kinston from 2002 to Dr. Scott is Wake Tech’s third president. In 2008, he 2003, before coming to Wake Tech. was named NCCCS President of the Year by the NC “From the time I started teaching at a college, I knew I wanted Board of Community Colleges. He received the 2008 to be a community college president,” he said, “because I wanted to Business Leader of the Year Award from Business Leader help people help themselves. I knew that access to technical training magazine and the 2009 I.E. Ready Award from the NCSU could help people better support their families and enjoy a greater Department of Adult and Higher Education. quality of life.” The Board of Trustees will now begin the process to hire his successor. • • •


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City of Raleigh Strategic Planning & Performance Manager Monica Croskey Chaparro was named one of Bloomberg’s “Cities’ Data-Driven Women to Watch”. Chaparro was the driving force behind implementing Raleigh’s new performancemanagement framework, the cornerstone of which is a silo-busting tool she devised called CORStat. Wake Tech’s Health and Fitness Science program has earned accreditation from CAAHEP, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs – the first community college program in the state (and the fourth in the nation) to do so. Shop Local Raleigh’s annual Brewgaloo – featuring North Carolina craft breweries, local food trucks, vendors and local bands – is Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at City Plaza in downtown Raleigh. For more information, call 919-256-3640 or visit 919 Magazine

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Beech Mountain Ski Resort invited a few special guests from 919 Magazine to enjoy a day of fun in the North Carolina mountains. Here are the guys that make it happen in ski rental center along with local Leesville Road High students Connor S. and Evan R. hitting the slopes. Triangle Restaurant Week was a major hit again this year, with many restaurants throughout the 919 hosting special tastings and events. Here is one of our meals at the Saint James Seafood restaurant in Durham.

The Raleigh Boat Show cruised into the Raleigh Convention Center in February and generated much excitement for local residents. Boats for every size and budget were on display -- along with marine industry experts offering many local resources. Alexandria Corsar, getting her senior pictures at NC Museum of Natural Science. Photo courtesy of Jeff Keller of Final Shot Photography in Wake Forest. Alexandria is a former student of Heritage High School in Wake Forest, but is graduating with Lighthouse Homeschool Association upon moving to Youngsville for her senior year.


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Dave and Chantale Persinger of Closets by Design hosted a special private suite party at a recent Carolina Hurricanes game at PNC Arena. The evening was made possible because of their generous donation and support of the American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina. Closets by Design continues to support many local groups in the community and is a favorite business of the 919 Magazine family.

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Another Year of Growth For Umstead State Park

‘Hand to God’ Comedy Opens April 20 at Theatre in the Park

William B. Umstead State Park in North Raleigh – and Falls Lake, Jordan Lake, and Kerr Lake state recreation areas – each exceeded one million visitors in 2017. Among 39 state parks and recreation areas, 27 reported increases in visitation in 2017. Jockeys Ridge State Park in Dare County reported the greatest visitation at 1.56 million, and was among six state park units logging more than a million visitors. Besides the 919-area parks, the other was Fort Macon State Park. Six other state park units had more than 750,000 visitors including Lake Norman State Park, which crept closer to a million this year with more than 962,000 visitors. “North Carolina’s state parks are treasured resources that belong to each of us,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “Last year our 39 state parks welcomed 19.4 million visitors – over half a million more than in 2016. It’s great to see more and more people seeking out our parks and enjoying some of the most beautiful places in our state.” State parks and recreation areas welcomed 19.4 million visitors in 2017, a 3.4 percent increase over the 18.8 million who came during 2016. It was the fourth consecutive year of record visitation. North Carolina State Parks strive to focus on the quality of each visit above the quantity, according to Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susi H. Hamilton. “We are pleased North Carolinians and visitors to our state continue to love, enjoy and experience our parks,” Hamilton said. “In 2017 we also acquired 2,075 additional acres. The acquired lands will be added to eight state parks, four state natural areas and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.” Visitation at state parks and state recreation areas has increased more than 44 percent during the last decade. State parks reporting significant increases in visitation included the Eno River State Park in Orange County (31 percent).

Theatre in the Park presents “Hand to God”, a comedy by Robert Askins, on April 20 through May 6. The devil is lurking at the Christian Puppet Ministry in Cypress, Texas – and his name is Tyrone. He may look like an innocent sock puppet, but when he infiltrates the angstridden church youth group and takes possession of Jason’s are, all hell breaks loose. If “Book of Mormon” and “Avenue Q” had a baby, this would be it. Be advised, the performances contain strong sexual themes and mature language. Tickets are $24 for adults; $18 for seniors, students and military; and $16 for a group of 10 or more. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 20-21 and 26-28, and May 4-5; and 3 p.m. on April 22, 29 and May 6. Other shows scheduled for the 2018 season include: • June 15-July 1: “It Shoulda Been You” a new musical comedy about a wedding day you’ll never forget. • Aug. 10-26: “It’s Only a Play,” a comedy by Terrence McNally, about the opening night of a play. • Oct. 5-21: “It Is Done” a drama by AlexGoldberg, which takes place inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere. A Halloween treat for mature audiences. To purchase tickets, call 919-831-6058, or for more information call 919-831-6936. Tickets are also available at 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.

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#MCOC27 Morrisville Chamber Celebrates 2017 and Shares Vision for 2018



Summer is the Season For Fun at the Ballpark PAGE 44



Changing The Way People Celebrate Page 50


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Morrisville’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Page 57 I Live Music Every Week at Park West Village, Page 58

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In a new analysis of the “Best Big City to Live In”, Raleigh finished second on the list.

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Raleigh is full of young families, with the number of children between ages 5-14 grew more than 55% from 2000 to 2013, according to the report’s statistics. SOURCE: Money magazine










El Paso, TX; Cleveland, OH; and Baton Rouge, LA were at the bottom of the list. SOURCE: SmartAsset, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics




Raleigh is ranked second in new rankings of the Hottest Real Estate Markets in 2018 among U.S. metro areas.


Traffic congestion costs the average American driver $1,400 per year, and the U.S. has 11 out of the world’s 25 worst cities for traffic – but a new survey actually places North Carolina among the best places to drive in the U.S. The analysis – which involves average gas prices, rushhour traffic, road quality and 20 other factors. North Carolina ranked 5th best on the list, behind Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Connecticut, California, Maryland, Washington and Hawaii were at the bottom of the rankings. SOURCE: WalletHub

Which Economy Performed Best in 2017? RALEIGH Raleigh had the second best performing economy among large U.S. metro areas in 2017, according the Milken Institute.



Milken ranked the cities based on job growth during the 12 months ending last August and over the past six years. It also ranked the cities on wage growth and high-tech output in recent years. Provo, UT, ranked first, with Dallas, TX, ranking third. Charlotte, NC, was 13th on the list.

San Jose, CA., tops the list of hottest markets for 2018. Home Metro areas climbing the most on the list were Palm values in the Silicon Valley hub gained 17.4 percent over the past Bay-Melbourne, FL; Olympia, WA; and Hickory, NC. year – the fastest growth among the 50 largest metro areas. Biggest decliners were Bakersfield, CA; Wilmington, DE; Following Raleigh in the rankings were Seattle, WA; Charlotte, NC; and Laredo, TX. San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Denver, CO; Nashville, TN; Portland, SOURCE: Milken Institute OR; and Dallas, TX. ZIillow 82SOURCE: 919 Magazine MAR/APR 2018


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