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

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A Journey to Self-Discovery Program Helping Girls Find Their Own Personal Power

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Morrisville Springfest Annual Event Features Games, Rides, Entertainment and More

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Making Connections

Saving Grace Animals for Adoption Strives to Give Dogs Another Chance

Solar Pride Meets the Challenge

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Go. See. Do. 13 Community Events 22 School Events 25 Extracurricular Activities 25 Nightlife 74 Outdoor Activities

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Growing Up, But Not Growing Old

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As a little girl I was somewhat “rough and tumble”. Although I had Barbies and paper dolls, I also liked catching grasshoppers, building forts in the woods with the neighbor kids, and fishing. Can you picture a little girl putting bait on her hook? I did it. As we get older, life and work sometimes get in the way. It’s easy to lose that “little girl” inside each of us, especially if you are raising boys (as in my case). There is not much interaction with pink and purple, playing with dolls or painting cute little fingers with nail polish. No longer are you playing pretend school, giggling over strawberry scratch-n-sniff stickers and other things little girls like to do. Recently, I had a rare opportunity to be a part of a special luncheon called “Celebrate My Gifts” and lunch with a table of sweet girls full of promise and hope for our future. It refreshed my soul and brought so much joy not only to my life, but the other women who were a special part of the day. See more photos and details of the unique program on Page 51. We also take a visit to Wake Forest and meet up with Pam Taylor and her multigenerational family – all living in harmony under one roof. They share the journey with us on Page 64. Over on Page 28, we celebrate Saving Grace – a sanctuary for dogs facing a homeless situation or worse, being euthanized. So many readers have mentioned Saving Grace over the years and we are pleased to finally share their story and how you can get involved. Beginning on Page 48, we have another 919 Favorite and one that’s close to my heart: Durham. There is so much good to focus on with this thriving community, we just had to put together a special section aptly entitled #LetsDoDurham. Where to eat, sleep and explore on your next 919 adventure. We also have walks and races with our community partners FSSeries, Independence Day fireworks information – and all things 919 for you to read about in this issue. As I finish out my 40s in May and embark on the new frontier of my 50s, I continue to remind myself that I’m not growing old! I’m continuing to grow up, but will always keep a bit of that “little girl in my soul.” My hope is that you do as well. My mantra: Keep dancing, smiling, learning and growing. All the best,

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EVENTS BRIER CREEK

5/19

ABC Craft & Learn

This Kindergarten Readiness Program gives beginning readers their skills with an interactive program, including a craft 11:30 am-12:15 pm; age 3-5, with caregiver; free; no registration necessary Duraleigh Road Community Library 5800 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh 919-881-1344 wakecounty.gov/libraries

5/8-29

Little Kickers Soccer

Class helps develop fundamentals, including passing, dribbling, shooting and defense; also learn listening skills, eye-hand coordination, teamwork, more Age 3-5: 4:30-5:15 pm; $40 Age 6-9: 5:30-6:15 pm; $40 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Swim Team Tryouts

Brier Creek Barracudas Swim Team Brier Creek Country Club Pool 10601 Arnold Palmer Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

5/12

Mother’s Day Fitness Classes

Complimentary fitness classes for club members Outdoor Bootcamp with Kenny 8:30-9:30 am; STP Yoga with Tiffany 10-11 am; STP Mimosas and fruit follow each Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

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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 achcgolf.com

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Memorial Day At the BCCC Pool

Annual event for members and guests, Including food, refreshments and more 10 am-dusk Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

JUN 6/5

High Tech Happy Hour

Sponsored by Society for Information Technology RTP, for members and guests 5:30-7:30 pm; registration required Embassy Suites Raleigh-RDU-Brier Creek 8001 Arco Corporate Dr, Raleigh simrtp.org

6/9

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 wakecounty.gov/libraries

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6/21

2018 Photo Contest Deadline

Innovation in RTP

Sponsored by Society for Information Technology RTP, for members and guests 11:30-1:30 pm; registration required for lunch and program Embassy Suites Raleigh-RDU-Brier Creek 8001 Arco Corporate Dr, Raleigh simrtp.org

Catch the spirit of Umstead State Park; check website for details Umstead Coalition Visitor Center William B Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-852-2268 umsteadcoalition.org

JUL

6/10

2018 Illustration Contest Deadline

7/4

Brier Creek Fireworks

Catch the spirit of Umstead State Park; check website for details Umstead Coalition Visitor Center William B Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-852-2268 umsteadcoalition.org

Activities 7-10 pm at Clock Tower Plaza; fireworks at dusk Brier Creek Commons 8161 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh shopbriercreekcommons.com

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6/15

Father-Daughter Dance

6/17

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

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 parks.raleighnc.gov

New monthly group read, discuss “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan, a new book about the Biltmore Estate 6:30 pm; free Barnes & Noble Booksellers Brier Creek Commons 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-484-9903 barnesandnoble.com

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

Toddler Learning Time

MAY-JUL

Raleigh Women Coffee & Book Club

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

7/19

Sponsored by Society for Information Technology RTP, for members and guests 11:30-1:30 pm; registration required for lunch and program Embassy Suites Raleigh-RDU-Brier Creek 8001 Arco Corporate Dr, Raleigh simrtp.org

6/19

Parents’ Night Out

BC Exercise Fitness Center

Innovation in RTP

Event for members includes pancakes, sausage, hashbrown bake, juice and coffee 7:30-10 am; $5.95 per person Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

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 parks.raleighnc.gov

4th of July Pool Celebration

Annual event for members and guests, Including food, refreshments and more; afterwards, watch Briier Creek Commons fireworks on the golf driving range 10 am-dusk Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

Event for members includes a plated dinner, ice cream bar, DJ, a craft activitiy, dancing and more 6:30-9:30 pm; $39.95 per couple Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

Pickleball

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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 parks.raleighnc.gov

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 pumpitupparty.com/raleigh-nc

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 barnesandnoble.com

Trivia

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 carolinaalehouse.com

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LEESVILLE/ NORTH RALEIGH

6/14

Five Wishes

How to have the conversation with family and friends about advanced directives and wishes for the future 1-2 pm; all ages; free Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov

MAY 5/19

Family Storytime

Young children and their families can participate in an interactive program, with books, songs and pre-reading skills 10:30 am-11 am; age 0-5; free North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh wakegov.com/libraries 5/23-6/27

Salsa Dance for Lunch

Have fun and burn calories; no experience and no partner necessary 12-12:45 pm; age 12-up; $69 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

Lap-sit program for babies and their caregivers, incorporating age appropriate books, musov. rhymes and movement 11:30 am-12 pm; infants; free North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh wakegov.com/libraries

‘Spring Awakening’

Musical set1991 Germany, music by Duncan Sheik, and book and lyrics by Steven Sater 8 pm, Fri-Sat; 3 pm, Sun; check website North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, North Raleigh 919-866-0228 nract.org

6/1-2

ACS Raleigh Relay for Life

6/21

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

American Cancer Society benefit 6 pm-7 am Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 800-227-2345 acsevents.org

Part of a worldwide event to raise awareness that ‘Swimming Lessons Save Lives’ 11:45 a.m.; all ages; no fee Optimist Pool 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2882 raleighnc.gov/parja

6/1, 2

Father’s Day Surprise

Staff provides supplies for this creative craft, just for dad 12:30-1:30 pm; age 3-5; $7 feed Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

JUL 7/23

Preschool Storytime

Interactive program with books, songs and movement to nurture pre-reading skills 10:30-11 am; age 3-5; free North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh wakegov.com/libraries

6/9, 7/14

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 secondsaturdaywakecounty.com

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MAY-JUL Wednesday Movies

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

Bridge for Active Adults

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 parks.raleighnc.gov

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 parks.raleighnc.gov

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 parks.raleighnc.gov

Bingo

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

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 parks.raleighnc.gov

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MORRISVILLE/ NORTH CARY

5/19

Cary-Apex-Morrisville RTP Relay for Life

2 pm-8 am Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-334-5234 madison.buchanan@cancer.org acsevents.org

MAY 5/9 KNOW Luncheon

5/20

Providing professional development and networking opportunities for women in business, and presented by Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 11:30 am-1 pm; $37 for members Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Pkwy, Cary 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

Morrisville Elem Stampede 5K

Presented by Triangle Family Eye Care; includes 5K and 1M walk 3:30 pm; discount fees until 4/20 Morrisville Elementary School 1529 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville runsignup.com

5/12

5/28, 6/18

Yoga with Puppies

Learning at the Library

Puppies running around while humans do yoga at Jordan Lake Brewing, 320 E Durham Rd, Cary Triangle Beagle Rescue 919-447-2624 leann@tribeagles.org tribeagles.org

Practice pre-literacy and critical thinking skills, with games, activities 4:30-5:30 pm; preschool to Grade 2; free West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary wakecounty.gov/libraries

5/24

5/16

Chamber Day Of Service

Coffee & Connections

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

Opportunity for Chamber members and their employees to learn about an local organization – and know other professionals 9 am-12 pm (12-2 pm luncheon); free Various local locations Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

JUN 6/6

5/17

First Responders Thank You Lunch

Music in the Park

Town of Morrisviile music series, featuring Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos (blues/zydeco) 6:30-8 pm; free Indian Creek Greenway & Trailhead 101 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org

Sponsored by UNC REX Healthcare and Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 11:30 am-1 pm; $32 for member employees; $47 for non-members Noah’s Event Venue 5180 Paramount Way, Morrisville 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

5/19

Springfest

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 townofmorrisville.org

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Morrisville Chamber Booze and Schmooze

Networking and live music, at Live In the District Music Series 5:30-7 pm; free to chamber members 3400 Village Market Place 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

6/12

Moving Morrisville Forward

Transportation update, presented by Morrisville Chamber and sponsored by Credit Suisse, 919 Magazine, New Lanscape Services, and CaryCitizen 11:30 am; $40 for member employees; $55 for non-members Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

6/14

Keeping the Right People

3 Steps to Having a Tenured Employee; part of Sharpen Your Skills Workshop Series; presented by Lenovo and Morrisville Chamber 11:30 am; $40 for member employees; $55 for non-members Lenovo 1009 Think Pl, Bldg 1, Morrisville 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

6/21

Music in the Park

Town of Morrisviile music series, featuring Shriya Komaragiri , Nuv Yug India Festival Jr. Idol winner (Hindi) 6:30-8 pm; free Indian Creek Greenway & Trailhead 101 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org

JUL 7/3

July 3 Fireworks

Bring blankets, chairs and snacks (but glass containers or alcohol); food trucks will be available 3-10 pm; free Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisvillle Pkwy, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

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Senior Dominoes

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

Morrisville Fire/Rescue Pancake Breakfast

8-10 am Presale: Adults, $4; youths, $2 Day of tickets (if available): Adults, $5; youths, $3 Fires Station #1 200 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK

7/26

MAY

Coffee & Connections

5/5

Komen Triangle Race for the Cure

5K Run/Walk and Survivor Celebration 7:30 am: Registration 8 am: Timed 5K 8:45 am: Survivor Celebration 9:30 am: Untimed 5K, 1M Fun Run/Walk The Frontier at RTP 800 Office Park Drive komennctc.org

MAY-JUL 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, Wednesdays; all ages; free Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net

5/13

Mother’s Day Market

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

West Park Team Trivia

5/17

RTP 180: Startup Research

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

5-7:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

5/31

Senior Game Nights

Father’s Day Market

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

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

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 townofmorrisville.org

Senior Fridays

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

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RTPfit Yoga

SOUTHPOINT/ DURHAM MAY 5/5-26 Music on Main

Summer concert series at Cinema Circle Stage 6-9 pm, Saturdays; free The Streets at Southpoint 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 919-572-8808 streetsatsouthpoint.com

5/12-13, 7/14-15 Rise & Shine: HomeBased Business Expo

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

5/17-20 Moogfest

JUN

Senior Bingo

Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups

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

Members networking opportunity 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 morrisvillechamber.org

MAY-JUL

5/17 RTP 180: Weather and Climate

5-7:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

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A platform for music conversation and experimentation – and cutting edge music (a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog) American Tobacco, American Underground, and Downtown Durham americantobaccocampus.com

5/18

Alabama Slim

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

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6/6

Music on the Lawn

Joe Biden

Dogs, picnics and children welcome 6 pm; free American Tobacco Campus Downtown Durham americantobaccocampus.com

American Promise tour 7 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham dpacnc.com

5/26

6/7, 21

Ace Livingston

Jazz Jam Sessions

Live music: Funk, R&B and jazz 7 pm, 9 pm Beyu Caffe 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

Al Strong on the roof 8-11 pm The Durham Hotel 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham 919-768-8831 thedurham.com

JUN

MAY/JUN Wednesday Night Trivia

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

Music, Special Events

Check website for activities American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St americantobaccocampus.com

6/27

Michael Che

6/1

Comedy from host of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update; with Cipha Sounds 8 pm Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan St, Durham 919-560-3030 carolinatheatre.org

WillFest VIII

A special evening with Barrere & Tackett, and the Will McFarlane Band 7 pm; $40 seated, $34 standing Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St, Durham 919-401-1979 thebluenotegrill.com

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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WAKEFIELD/ ROLESVILLE/ WAKE FOREST

5/11

Puppets in the Plaza: ‘Tangle of Tales’

Presented by Grey Seal Puppets; sponsored by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County 5 pm; free Centennial Plaza Wake Forest City Hall 301 S Brooks St, WF wakeforestnc.gov

MAY 5/5

5/12

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 Wakeforestchambr.org

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter’s Tea, Garden Party

Sponsored by the Wake Forest Garden Club, featuring a fully plated afternoon tea Tickets: $20, adv; $25, day of 11 am-2 pm: Mad Hatter’s Tea 11 am-3 pm: Tours, Artist and Plant Markets, Car Show Wake Forest Historical Museum 414 N Main St, WF wfgardenclub@gmail.com wfgardenclub.org

5/5

Bicycle Safety Fair

Facilitated by the WF Planning Dept to teach bike safety skills, techniques 10 am-2 pm; age 5-14; free Brooks St town hall parking lot Downtown Wake Forest 919-435-9512 wakeforestnc.gov

5/12

Historic Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour

5/5

Sponsored by Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board, Town of Wake Forest 9:30 am-12 pm; free, self-guided Wake Forest Cemetery 400 N White St, WF 919-435-9570 wakeforestnc.org

Spring Concert Series

Live music by SwiftCreek, sponsored by Shaw RV 5:30-7:30 pm; all ages; free Mill Bridge Nature Park 4600 Winslet Dr, Rolesville 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov

5/12

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

5/9

8-10:30 am; $30 registration Publix, 1040 Forestville Rd 919-554-6150 wakeforestnc.gov

Wakefield Women’s Club Luncheon

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

5/13

Celebrate Your Mother 5K

5/11

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

Art After Hours 5-9 pm Downtown WF wfdrc.og

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Chip 4 Charity

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

5/19

7th Annual Catching Fireflies 5K Run/Walk

Benefitting Cancer Shucks Foundation 8 pm 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh fsseries.com

5/29-6/3

Rex Hospital Open

PGA Web.com tour event Tue: Triangle Junior Clinic; pro practice Wed: Pro-Am Thu: 1st Rd Fri: 2nd Rd; food truck rodeo, 11 am-4 pm Sat: 3rd Rd; food truck rodeo, 11 am-4 pm Sun: Final Round Gates open 8 am, Thu-Sun Daily Grounds Pass: $10 Weekly Grounds Pass: $20 Champions Club: $100 TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh 919-784-6736 rexhospitalopen.com

JUN 6/1

Animalia

Featuring Hobby Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets, the show explores the magical world of animals 6:30 pm; Pre-K to 6th Graders; $10 Renaissance Centre for the Arts 405 S Brooks St, WF Box Office: 919-435-9458 Information: 919-435-9428 wakeforestrencen.org

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Scrap Exchange ‘Make it and it’ at this eco-friendly creative arts activity for all ages 10 am-12 pm; all ages; free Arts Annex Renaissance Centre for the Arts 405 S Brooks St, WF Box Office: 919-435-9458 Information: 919-435-9428 wakeforestrencen.org

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6/16

Beach Music & BBQ

7/3

Charity Car Show

Featuring the Band of Oz, with food by Papa Jack’s Catering 7:30-10 pm; $25 (includes food) Renaissance Centre for the Arts 405 S Brooks St, WF Box Office: 919-435-9458 Information: 919-435-9428 wakeforestrencen.org

Presented by Wake Forest Downtown; Sponsored by Auction Direct USA 9 am-2 pm; free South White Street, Downtown WF 919-435-9427 wakeforestnc.gov

6/20

Spring Concert Series

A tale of magical fantasy that leaves all children laughing 11 am; $5 Renaissance Centre for the Arts 405 S Brooks St, WF Box Office: 919-435-9458 Information: 919-435-9428 wakeforestrencen.org

Live music by Big Chief, sponsored by Shaw RV 5:30-7:30 pm; all ages; free Mill Bridge Nature Park 4600 Winslet Dr, Rolesville 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov

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JUL

Art After Hours

See our special Independence Day Events and Fireworks guide beginning on page 78!

5-9 pm Downtown WF wfdrc.og

Sponsored by PowerSecure, and featuring live music from ‘Crush’ 5:30-9:30 pm; all ages; free Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, WF wakeforestnc.gov

7/4

Happy Dan, The Magic Man

6/2

WF Fireworks Spectacular

Rolesville 4th of July

Free: Festivities, food, fun, live music, watermelon eating contest, activities, vendors, arts and crafts and more Parade: 4:30 pm; fireworks, 9:15 pm 121 Redford Place Dr, Rolesville rolesville4th.com

7/4

Wake Forest Children’s Parade

10:30 am; all ages; free North Main St, downtown WF WFjuly4th@gmail.com wakeforestnc.gov

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7/4

WF Art & Games in the Park

Special observances in May 2018 • • • • •

7/20

May 1: May Day May 4: International Tuba Day May 5: Cinco de Mayo May 12: International Migratory Bird Day May 25: National Wind Day

5/13

Neck of the Woods

Variety performance series featuring emerging local artists; presented by Wake Forest ARTS; bar available 7 pm; $5 Renaissance Centre for the Arts 405 S Brooks St, WF Box Office: 919-435-9458 Information: 919-435-9428 wakeforestrencen.org

Mother’s Day

Ramadan begins at sundown

5/15 5/28

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7 pm; $20 (advance) Renaissance Centre for the Arts 405 S Brooks St, WF Box Office: 919-435-9458 Information: 919-435-9428 wakeforestrencen.org

June June June June June

4: Hug Your Cat Day 4: National Cheese Day 6: D-Day (World War II) 18: Go Fishing Day 25: National Catfish Day

6/14

Flag Day

Father’s Day

6/17

7/27

‘Stone Soup’

Presented by Rags to Riches Theater Group, in collaboration with Summer Reading list offered by Wake County Libraries 6:30 pm; free WF Renaissance Centre 407 Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance-centre.aspx

MAY-JUL

SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS

All graduation ceremonies scheduled at Raleigh Convention Center, located at 550 South Salisbury St. in Raleigh

6/8

Wake Forest Farmers Market

Rolesville High

8 am-12 pm, Sat Renaissance Place 405 S. Brooks St., WF 919-671-9269 wakeforestmarket.org

Panther Creek High 4 pm

Heritage High 8 pm

6/13

Wakefield High 8 am

Green Hope High

Memorial Day

Special observances in June 2018

Malpass Brothers Live Concert

6/12

12 pm

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7/21

Millbrook High 8 pm

MAY

Arts and crafts, inflatables, police K9 demonstrations; fire trucks, more 11 am; all ages; free Holding Park 133 W Owen Ave, WF 919-435-9560 wakeforestnc.gov

6/11

8 pm

6/10

Leesville Road High

BRIER CREEK/ BETHESDA 5/4

Field Day

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

5/17

Spring Sports Celebration 3 pm Bethesda Christian Academy 1914 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-598-0190 bcacrusaders.org

5/18

PTA Spring Carnival

5-8 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 wcpss.net/briercreekes

6/8

5th Grade Ceremony

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

2 pm

Wake Forest High 6 pm

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919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES NORTH RALEIGH

5/12

Lynn Road Spring Carnival

5/4

Annual PTA fundraising event, with Music, balloon art, inflatables, food Trucks, climbing wall, raffles, more 11 am-2 pm Lynn Road Elementary 1601 Lynn Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4094 wcpss.net/lynnroades

Spring Palooza

Live music, food trucks, activities, more 6 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333 wcpss.net/sycamorecreekes

Rising 9th Graders Open House

Prom

8 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

6:30-7:30 pm Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

5/10

5/17

CTE Fashion Show

Book Club

5 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

3:30-4:30 pm River Bend Middle School 5601 Wallace Martin Way, Raleigh 919-694-8690 wcpss.net/riverbendms

5/10

5/18

Spring Band Concert

Senior Movie Night

6:30-7:30 pm Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

8:30 pm Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

5/11

5/19

Prom

JROTC Military Ball

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

6:30 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

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5/22

5th Grade Dance

Band/Orchestra Concert

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

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

5/11

5/31

Symphonic Band Concert

Postcard Celebration

6 pm Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4250 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs

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Graduation Reception

3:30-5:30 pm Cafeteria Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4250 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs

6/1

Band Concert

5/17

5/5

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7th, 8th Grade; held at LRHS 7 pm Leesville Road Middle 8406 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4141 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadms

6/1

Senior Assembly and Picnic

Check website for time Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4250 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs

6/1 8th Grade Dance 6 pm East Millbrook Middle 3801 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8755 wcpss.net/eastmillbrookms

6/1

8th Grade Dance

Check website for time West Millbrook Middle 6115 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4050 wcpss.net/westmillbrookms

6/1

8th Grade Dance

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

6/2

8th Grade Dance

7 pm Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr, Raleigh 919-571-6800 wcpss.net/hilburnacademy

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6/8-9

Class of 2018 Baccalaureat

Spring Musical

Event at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4921 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh 4 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

Meet the Teacher

Track 1; 4:30 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333 wcpss.net/sycamorecreekes

Meet the Teacher

6/29

5th Grade Graduation

Tracks 2, 3, 4 9:30 am Brassfield Road Elementary 2001 Brassfield Road, Raleigh 919-870-4080 wcpss.net/brassfieldes

6/7

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

8:30 am Carroll Middle School 4520 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh 919-881-1370 wcpss.net/carrollms

MORRISVILLE/ NORTH CARY/RTP

6/7

MAY

8th Grade Dance

5 pm Carroll Middle School 4520 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh 919-881-1370 wcpss.net/carrollms

5/12 Prom

7 pm Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs

6/8

5th Grade Graduation

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

5/19 Prom

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

6/8

8th Grade Promotion, Awards Ceremony

5/20

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

6/1

8th Grade Dance

Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-466-1500 wcpss.net/millsparkms

6/1

Spring Dance

6 pm West Cary Middle 1000 Evans Rd, Cary 919-460-3528 wcpss.net/westcaryms

6/1

8th Grade Dance

Davis Drive Middle 2101 Davis Dr, Cary 919-387-3033 wcpss.net/davisdrivems

6/4

School Tour

12 pm Alston Ridge Elementary 11555 Green Level Church Rd, Cary 919-589-6499 wcpss.net/alstonridgees

6/7

Pops Concert

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

6/8

5th Grade Promotion

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

MES Stampede 5K

2 pm Morrisville Elementary 1529 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3400 morrisvilleyearround.org

6/8

5th Grade Promotion

5/29-6/6

9:30 am Abbotts Creek Elementary 9900 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-694-0555 wcpss.net/abbottscreekes

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Track 2; 4:30 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333 wcpss.net/sycamorecreekes

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JUN

Final Exams

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

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6/7

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

10 am Sanford Creek Elementary 701 Granite Falls Blvd, Rolesville 919-570-2100 wcpss.net/sanfordcreekes 4/19

MAY 5/4

6/7

8th Grade Dance

6 pm Rolesville Middle 4700 Burlinton Mills Rd, Rolesville 919-570-2260 wcpss.net/rolesvillems

8th Grade Dance

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

5/17

Athletics Open House

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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

EVENTS & BENEFITS

5/19

5/10-11

Prom

Rolesville High 1099 E Young St, Rolesville 919-554-6303 rolesvillehs.com

Thrive NC

Live cooking demonstrations, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina – celebrating the Chef’s Table Experience, a collaboration with the James Beard Foundation Impact Programs Raleigh’s City Market 306 Parham St, Raleigh gotthrivenc.com

5/24

Kindergarten Orientation

Wakefield Elementary 2400 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3555 wcpss.net/wakefieldes

SPECIALS/OTHER

5/24

MAY-JUL

Band, Orchestra Concert

6:30 pm Wakefield Middle 2300 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3500 wcpss.net/wakefieldms

Smoothie King Friday

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

6/6

Kindergarten Orientation

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

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

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NIGHTLIFE

MAY-JUL Trivia

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 carolinaalehouse.com

Winestore 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 winestore.morrisville.com

West Park Karaoke

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

Wine Down Monday

Half off 8 oz glasses and bottled wine all day on Mondays Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Park West Village 3200 Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-653-0111 morrisville.firebirdsrestaurants.com

Travinia Wine Tuesday

Half off all wine by the bottle Travinia Italian Kitchen 1301 Market Ctr Dr, Morrisville 919-467-1718 traviniaitaliankitchen.com

Ruckus Trivia Tuesday

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

West Park Team Trivia

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

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MAKING CONNECTIONS Saving Grace Animals for Adoption Strives to Give Homeless Dogs Another Chance as a Beloved Family Member Non-Profit Hopes to Attract More Volunteers, Donations to Expand Facilities, Give More Dogs Homes

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with Molly Goldston Founder and Executive Director Saving Grace Animals for Adoption

Molly Goldston founded the non-profit Saving Grace Animals for Adoption on her North Wake County farm in 2004 after recognizing the extensive over-pet population in rural North Carolina. Since she created the special place for families to spend time with dogs in a comfortable environment to consider adoption, Saving Grace has given more than 17,000 homeless dogs a second chance at life by providing them with the necessary care and resources to become a loved and valued family member. Most dogs are selected from shelters where lack of kennel space keeps the animals from being placed up for adoption, and are evaluated for temperament and suitability as a family pet. When and why did you start Saving Grace Animals for Adoption? I saw a real need to create a place for families to spend time with dogs in a comfortable environment to consider adoption. Saving Grace was launched in 2004 by helping one dog and one family at a time. There are so many wonderful dogs euthanized in the rural parts of North Carolina, where there are just not enough people/adopters and they are often faced with little resources. 28

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What is your background, and how did it convince you to launch Saving Grace? I started Saving Grace after working in local shelters and seeing so many wonderful dogs being euthanized. I knew there just had to be a better way to help these dogs, so I invested time into learning about dogs’ behavior in shelters and how to best match them with adopters. I also built relationships within the local veterinary community

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to partner up providing dogs with much needed services in order to be adoptable. What is the inspiration for Saving Grace, and what is its mission? The inspiration for Saving Grace was to match really fantastic dogs with people/families looking to add to their family; to give dogs a chance for a happily-ever-after that would not otherwise have that option; and to bring a positive May/June 2018


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SAVING GRACE ANIMALS FOR ADOPTION YEAR STARTED: 2004 KEY PERSONNEL: Molly Goldston, founder and executive director Meghan Flaherty, Julie Nicholson, Colleen Wenker, Sheila Diamond, Grover Diamond LOCATION: North Wake County/Wake Forest * MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1649 Wake Forest, NC 27588 WEBSITE: savinggracenc.org EMAIL: savinggrace@savinggracenc.org PHONE: 919-518-1180

adoption experience to our community, which encourages people to adopt. By having great dogs and an adopter friendly environment with wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable volunteers and a place where adopters can visit with the dogs not in cages, it is a more enjoyable experience. Adopters coming to SG see the dogs playing together, and interact with them out and about on a farm instead of the typical animal control type environment. The volunteers enjoy their time seeing the dogs happy and it helps us keep a very dedicated team of great people serving the dogs.

* Visits to the North Wake County/Wake Forest facility are by appointment or at scheduled Open House events.

INTERESTED IN ADOPTING? Saving Grace Animals for Adoption suggests following these steps to begin the adoption process: • Review “Frequently Asked Questions” at savinggracenc.org. • Fill out the adoption form (available on the website; review and may take up to a week to process). • After application review, an appointment time will be scheduled to visit the dogs.* • Open house events are scheduled throughout the year for individuals and families to visit facilities. Check the full calendar of activities at savinggracenc.org.

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MOLLY GOLDSTON POSITION: Founder, Executive Director Saving Grace Animals for Adoption EDUCATION: Meredith College graduate RESIDENCE: Wake Forest PETS: Too many to list (dogs, cats, pigs, goats, chickens, to name a few) INTERESTS: Gardening

ries that come in through the website. The large bulk of the SG team is dedicated volunteers who man two shifts a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to care for the SG population. We have one full time adoption counselor and a powerful volunteer army! What specific services are provided by Saving Grace? Spay/neuter, medical and heart worm treatments are provided, as very few dogs coming to the program have ever received any veterinary care during their lives. Their care starts when they arrive and can sometimes be significant, as we do get dogs from trauma, hoarding cases, and puppy mills. We have a

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919 | CHARITY SPOTLIGHT wonderful foster program where mother and her puppies are cared for until old enough for adoption. We are always in need of more foster homes – and assistance with helping adopters find the perfect dog for them is a service we offer to our community.

SAVING GRACE UPCOMING EVENTS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES PLANNED AT THE NORTH WAKE COUNTY FACILITY JUN 7: Open House and Supply Drive SEP 16: SG Alumni Picnic OCT 4: Open House and Supply Drive NOV 23: Black Friday Open House and Supply Drive DEC 13: Open House and Supply Drive

Can you describe the Saving Grace facilities? We are located on a 100-year-old farm in Wake Forest. There are two buildings to house dogs, as well as a variety of outdoor enclosures and wide open spaces where the dogs can run and play in a safe environment. Saving Grace is an “appointment only” rescue as it’s a private residence. We have recently been granted a special use permit to build a much needed building, which we are required to do in order to continue our mission. We started as a small organization on a private farm and the need and response has been huge. We have placed over 17,000 dogs at this time and the need is just as great as it ever was. Our facility is tiny and very outdated and we are required to build/ improve in order to continue our mission. Financial gifts as well as construction materials are much needed.

EVENT AT LAKE LYNN, NORTH RALEIGH NOV 3: Walk Against Animal Abuse, to Benefit Saving Grace More information: events@savinggracenc.org

Why is Saving Grace an important part of our community? There is no end in sight to the overpet population in North Carolina, and we hope people will consider adoption. For as many animals that we save, there are still far too many that are left behind and never get a second chance at a good life as a beloved family member. While Wake County is a thriving and successful county, many other rural counties in our state are far less progressive and prosperous. By bringing these dogs to a more populated area with less of an overpopulation issue, the animals get a much better chance for needed medical care/housing and there are more homes available.

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What type of volunteer assistance is sought by Saving Grace? We have so many levels to help that there really is a way to be involved, if you have a passion for animal rescue. We have positions available from administrative duties; transporting dogs from shelters; and taking dogs for spay/ neuter/veterinary care, etc. We have an amazing team of volunteers that provide all the one-on-one dog care throughout the day everyday. While a lot of hard work, this is so rewarding and many of our volunteers have become part of our SG family and are much more than just a volunteer.

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How are monetary donations utilized by Saving Grace? Monetary donations are the quickest and easiest way to help and enable us to spay/neuter and provide treatment to even more animals and move them to their forever home. We take dogs because of temperament and their need. There are other shelters that only take dogs that don’t need a lot of time and financial investment. If there is a great dog that needs SG and will be a wonderful family companion, we help that dog and invest the extra money required to give that dog a chance at a great life and a family a chance for a great dog. Saving Grace’s largest and most needed expense is medical care for the dogs. May/June 2018

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Brier Creek Commons Hosts July 4 Block Party, Fireworks

Target Remodels Brier Creek Store, Invests in Solar Panels

Brier Creek Commons shopping center’s annual “Brier Creek 4th of July Fireworks” and Block Party event is planned for 7 p.m. until after dusk on Wednesday, July 4. Festivities will be near the Clock Tower Plaza, with the fireworks celebration visible throughout Brier Creek Commons and Brierdale shopping centers – and the nearby vicinity. Brier Creek Commons – located near Brier Creek Parkway and U.S. Highway 70/North Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh – features approximately 800,000 sq. ft. in open air space filled with national retailers, specialty shops, entertainment and restaurants.

National retail giant Target continues its effort to “reimagine” its 1,800-plus stores, with significant remodeling and upgrades – and the company just completed its project at the Brier Creek location at North Raleigh’s Brier Creek Commons shopping center. The Brier Creek store has two entrances – and the remodeling provides one that inspires with displays of Target’s exclusive brands, seasonal moments and more. And the second’s all about ease, including a remodeling of the traditional snack bar into a new Starbucks. The national remodeling effort continues in 2018 at Target retail stores, with nearly triple the number of remodels in the U.S., compared to 2017. “Target’s top priority is delivering a shopping experience our guests will love, and we’re excited to make so many of our hometown stores even easier to shop. At the same time, we’re adding new features that put the spotlight on the great assortment our guests can find at Target,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Target Properties. “We’re always testing and learning in our stores…so while these remodels will benefit our guests, they’ll also give us the opportunity to keep learning and adjusting.” Target is tailoring each remodel to meet the specific needs of local guests, so no two remodels look exactly the same. Target officials also stressed that the company is staying true to its sustainability efforts, continuing to add features like LED lighting and solar panels to many of our stores – including a 532-kilowatt panel installation costing $1.11 million at the Brier Creek store.

For more information, visit shopbriercreekcommons.com.

Triangle Springs Behavioral Health Hospital Opens Near Brier Creek Kentucky-based Springstone recently opened its new Triangle Springs Behavioral Health Hospital near Brier Creek. Triangle Springs offers integrated mental health and addiction treatment programs designed to work with adults through each step of recovery. Both inpatient and outpatient programs are available. Triangle Springs is in-network with most major insurance providers and often works with other insurers on an out-ofnetwork basis. Triangle Springs is located at 10901 World Trade Boulevard in North Raleigh. For information, call 919-535-4619 or visit trianglesprings.com.

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Target Brier Creek is located at 8651 Brier Creek Parkway in Raleigh. The store is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on MondaySaturday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 919-765-0005.

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3rd Annual ACHC NextLOGiK Event in Brier Creek May 21 Maryland-based NextLOGiK will sponsor its third-annual Chipping in for Charity Golf Tournament on May 21 at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. Last year’s tournament raised $30,000 for two local charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle and SAFEchild. This year’s net proceeds will, once again, benefit these two local, familyfocused organizations. “Accreditation Commission for Health Care is most grateful to NextLOGiK for stepping up as our platinum sponsor this year,” said ACHC President and CEO José Domingos. “We are honored to support Big Brothers Big Sisters and SAFEchild, and we hope that the donations raised through this event will help make a meaningful difference in the lives of those served by these wonderful organizations. We are truly grateful for the players, corporate sponsors and volunteers who help make this event so successful each year.” “NextLOGiK is devoted to expanding its efforts of outreach and is thrilled to join hands with ACHC in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters and SAFEChild,” said Kirk Couser, CEO of NextLOGiK. “Partnering with organizations like ACHC enable

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businesses to make a greater impact for communities as a whole; we look forward to participating in Chipping in for Charity to do just that.” For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children age 6-14 (“Littles”). They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. SAFEchild was established in 1992 by the Junior League of Raleigh. SAFEchild, an acronym for Stop Abuse for Every Child, supports families with a wide range of needs by offering parent education and support services to families to prevent abuse and neglect. The goal for each family turning to SAFEchild is the same: To build a stronger family and create a healthy, nurturing environment, which allows children to thrive. For more information on playing, as well as sponsorship and donation opportunities, visit achcgolf.com or call 855-937-2242.

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Brier Creek Barracudas Swim Team Schedule Begins June 12

Brier Creek Country Club Barracudas Swim Team 2018 tryouts are scheduled for May 21 and May 25 at the club pool. Open to country club members’ children and teenagers age 7-18, the swim team has a winning history and high participation – including 117 swimmers in 2017. Coached by Pat Gardiner, the team is a member of the Tarheel Swimming Association’s Northern League. Besides Coach Gardiner, Eric Kaiser and Adrian Fleming are also involved with team and TSA activities and representation. The 2018 swim season schedule for the Barracudas is: • June 12: Bedford at Falls River at Brier Creek Country Club • June 19: Barracudas at Greenway Club • June 26: Barracudas at Wood Valley, • July 3: Barracudas at Lake Park • July 10: Springdale at Brier Creek Country Club • July 17: Harrington Grove at Brier Creek Country Club

Tru By Hilton Opening Near Airport in August The new Tru by Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport is expected to open in August on Airgate Drive, near Airport Boulevard and Pleasant Grove Church Road. Less than a mile from RDU, the new hotel is close to dining, shops, attractions and corporate offices Brier Creek, Morrisville and Research Triangle Park. The hotel will feature a complimentary shuttle service, free WiFi, a 55inch TV with 150 channels, a breakfast bar with 30 choices and a 24/7 market with drinks, snacks and more. A fitness center and business center is available for all guests, plus the 2,280 sq. ft. lobby area includes board games, pool table and semi-private alcoves for work areas (with free hot chocolate, coffee and tea). The new hotel is clustered in an area that also includes a Cambria Suites, Country Inn & Suites, and Hilton Place hotels and the Capital City Chop House. Tru by Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport is located at 350 Airgate Drive in Morrisville. Visit tru3byhilton.com for more information.

Home meets involve eight 25-meter lanes with starting blocks, with concessions available. For more information on the team, call 919-206-4600 or email Coach Gardiner at coachpat77@gmail.com.

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Short Takes • Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Whisky River restaurant opened recently at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Located in Terminal 2, the restaurant includes a music stage. • lpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken recently opened at 8211 Brier Creek Parkway in Brier Creek Commons, in the 2,400 sq. ft. space formerly occupied by Positalia Italian Eatery. • Brier Creek Country Club golf course is scheduled for closure for aerification on July 9-12. • The remains of the U.S. Air Force Col. Edgar F. Davis – lost for almost 50 years at the height of the U.S. war in Southeast Asia – arrived home in North Carolina in April at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, according to an Associated Press report. About 30 surviving family members – including three children – were on hand at the airport arrival and attended burial services in Goldsboro. A mile-long motorcycle procession accompanied the transport from RDU to the burial site. Col. Davis was the navigator aboard a RF4C Phantom fighter-bomber aircraft shot down during a night photo-reconnaissance mission over Laos in 1968. His remains were identified in late December.

• Frontier Airlines will begin nonstop flights from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Portland, ME; Syracuse, NY; and Harrisburg, PA, starting in July. When the new service begins, Frontier will offer 61 flights a day from RDU to 18 nonstop destinations, second only to Delta Airlines with 25 nonstop destinations. And in June, Allegiant Airlines will begin flying twice weekly from RDU to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida. • Office Evolution, a B2B franchise offering co-working space, private office space, virtual offices and business services, has teamed up with local business executives, Tara and Greg Abernathy, to open a 6,500 sq. ft. center located at 4801 Glenwood Ave., Suite 200 in North Raleigh – offering small businesses and entrepreneurs professional, on-demand office space with 24/7 access. For more information, call 919-3900330 or visit officeevolution.com/locations/Raleigh.

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BRIERDALE ALE TRAIL A benefit for Teen Cancer America and the Lung Transplant Foundation, the Brierdale Ale Trail 5K in March (an FSSeries event) featured a scenic race route in Brier Creek – plus a special Lonerider Brewing Brierdale Ale Trail 5K brew at the end of the race.

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NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY Brier Creek residents Bill and Joyce enjoying St. Patrick’s Day at a neighborhood party.

NIGHTSHIFT ROCKS Local band Nightshift rocking out on a recent Saturday night at Wild Wing Cafe in Brier Creek.

ST. PATRICK’S AT DEKE’S Brier Creek Country Club members and guests enjoyed a special “Eat, Drink and Be Irish” event on St. Patrick’s Day, featuring a theme buffet with Dubliner lamb stew, County Cork shepherd’s pie and more. A portion of the day’s proceeds was donated to the American Cancer Society.


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Solar Pride Meets the Challenge

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They call it Solar Pride and it all started back in 2016 at Leesville Road High School. That’s when Carlos Bezerra, LRHS CTE Engineering teacher read that Science & Technology Magazine named the Solar Car Challenge one of the top science and engineering programs in the country.

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LRHS SOLAR CAR TEAM

‘It is a compelling project with high student motivation and engagement.’ CARLOS A. BEZERRA LRHS CTE Engineering Teacher

SOURCE: Carlos A. Bezerra, LRHS CTE Engineering Teacher

With that, Bezerra thought to himself that Leesville was ready for a project of this magnitude. “One of our senior students that year, Sam GrienglSchott, became the team captain,” said Bezerra. “The extensive research and planning that Sam conducted with the initial team was very important for what we have today.” In 2017, the project was one of the 4C’s grantees in Wake County Public School System – and thanks to that grant, the team was able to quickly transition from the research phase into 919 Magazine

Kirk Black, team captain Ben Mann, mechanical/design lead Adam Tarnowski, media & project management lead Matthew Panizza, electrical lead Noah Subasic Arijit Jatkar Tejas Chandrasekhar Brendan Panizza Caroline Coyle Emily Norwood Everett McLain

the design phase. The help didn’t stop there though; after the grant, the project was able to obtained additional support by word of mouth. “We talked about the project with friends and family and word got around,” said Bezerra. “As we progressed, new sponsors and generous donors joined us to help finish the car and register for the event.” Many of the supporters gave technical support and referrals to additional technical support. The Chick-fil-A

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919 | SPOTLIGHT at Townridge hosted a day-long fundraiser for the team, and several other organizations helped, including Dauntless Transmission, Accelerated Service, Edge Promotions, Campbell Orthodontics, and Project Steno. “Funding an idea – and not a real product – was also a problem that we faced in the beginning,” said Bezerra. Although designing and building anything of this magnitude for the first time, with limited resources, is very challenging, Bezerra said the Solar Pride creators didn’t allow their indirect experience in building a solar car stop them. They were able to start from ground zero, which is totally different from just improving something, that had already been built. During last summer and early part of the fall, the team built two full-size prototypes to gain a better understanding for the dimensions of the car, and the placement of the major electrical and mechanical components. The team spent a lot of time researching on-line to purchase parts that would fit accordingly and meet the rules. Today, the solar car is a school-wide community project, and the students are proud to show their teachers their progress, said Bezerra. The CTE Apparel class (Deanna Winick) has designed and manufactured T-shirts for the team. The team also worked with the English department in preparation for the presentation that the students will have to make during the “scrutineering” evaluation. Bezerra also said that they are building a community both inside and outside of school that supports the vision that he has for the students, school and project -- starting with WCPSS, our school administration, teachers, students, parents, PTSA, families, and local businesses and donors. And he believes the project has the potential to start a school vocation program and give strong direction to LRHS engineering program. 919 Magazine

‘What starts here changes everything. It has the potential to start a vocation for our school in green energy.’ CARLOS A. BEZERRA LRHS CTE Engineering Teacher “It is a compelling project with high student motivation and engagement,” said Bezerra. “It gives students the opportunity to experience a whole project from conception to completion that interfaces in areas such as math, English, marketing, project management, digital media, technology and diverse engineering disciplines.” So now Solar Pride, as the students call their solar car, is ready to ride. The car is powered by the combination of a special battery set and solar power, but the main components are the solar array, batteries, charge controller, motor and motor controller. The charge controller converts the energy collected from the solar array to the voltage system. The available energy from the batteries and the solar array is used by the motor and motor controller to drive the car. The motor controller adjusts the amount of energy that flows to the motor through the throttle, and

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the motor then uses that energy to drive the wheels. During the official Solar Car Challenge competition this summer – a 1,400 mile race from Fort Worth, TX to Palmdale, CA, scheduled for July 17-23 – the electric motor can draw power from both the solar panels and the battery bank, said Bezerra. “What starts here changes everything,” Bezerra noted, adding that has been their motivation since the start of the project. And he hopes that the solar car will be continuously shown and studied in the community and classes. “It has the potential to start a vocation for our school in green energy,” stressed Bezerra. “And inspire even younger students from middle and elementary schools in the community.” For more information on the LRHS Solar Car Challenge efforts, contact Carollos Bezerra at 919-870-4250. For more information on the national competition, visit solarcarchallenge.org. May/June 2018

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Leesville Pride Athletic Club Offering Youth Sports Camps Leesville Pride Athletic Club again offers several summer camps for youths, with all funds utilized to enhance the environment for student athletes at Leesville Road High School. In addition to the annual camps, the Club’s volunteers also operate the concessions stands, participate in various fundraisers, publish sports programs, and take part in other activities centered around school spirit. Among the camp offerings planned this year:

Baseball Camp

Soccer Camp

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June 18-22 8 am-12 pm, Mon-Fri Boys and girls, age 8-15 $135 Leesville Road High School Coach Chad Smothers at csmothers@wcpss.net

Pride Baseball Camp offers instruction on the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running. Pitching and catching instructional sessions will be included. Campers will be grouped according to age and ability. The daily schedule will include stretching, warm-up activities, drills, game situation practice, and daily game scrimmages. Varsity and JV players will be assisting with instruction.

Cheerleading Camp Date: When: Who: Cost: Location: Contact:

June 9-13 8 am-12 pm, Mon-Fri Boys and girls, age 6-15 $135 Leesville Road High School Coach Mike Tetreault at mtetreault@wcpss.net

Camp offers technical and tactical instruction for the beginner to the more advance player – including fundamentals of dribbling, heading and receiving. A goalkeeper coach also is on staff.

Softball Camp Date: June 16-20 When: 8 am-12 pm, Mon-Fri Who: Girls, age 8-15 Cost: $135 Location: Leesville Road High School Contact: Coach Bryan James at bwjames@nc.rr.net

June 9-13 4-7 pm, Mon-Fri Boys and girls, age 5 to rising 9th Grader $135 Leesville Road High School Coach Kristin Omer at kreinhardt@wcpss.net

Camp offers instruction on the fundamentals, such as motions, jumps, tumble, stunt and dance. Advanced skills instruction also available. Individual instruction will emphasize the school tryout process.

For young and more experienced players, the camp offers fundamental instruction on throwing, fielding, hitting and base running. Special sessions planned for pitching and catching. For additional information, email pacsportscamps@gmail.com or visit leesvilleprideathleticclub.myonlinecamp.com.

Football Camp Date: When: Who: Cost: Location: Contact:

June 25-29 8 am-12 pm, Mon-Fri Boys, age 8-15 $135 Leesville Road High School Coach Chad Smothers at csmothers@wcpss.net

Camp will focus on fundamentals and understanding of the game, with teaching, drills, videos, and touch games.

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FS Series and 919 Magazine Join Efforts To Promote Local Events and Charities As part of its continued commitment to provide the community with sponsored events that bring residents of all ages together for great causes – and raise money for children battling life threatening illnesses – 919 Magazine has partnered with FS Series, a leading event production company in the 919 and North Carolina. “Our number one goal is to continue providing relevant, hyper-local content for our readers,” said 919 Magazine Publisher Suzy Beth Sarver. “Giving them valuable information on local businesses and organizations, such as FS Series, is a part of our mission.” FS Series provides event production and/or timing services for more than 80 running, walking and swimming events every year. The company – according to partners Jason Biggs, Brent Dorenkamp, and Marc Primanti – has a goal is to make its events the best they can be from start to finish and provide “Something for Everyone: Charity, Fitness, Fun.” “FS Series has continued to shape the game of event production in NC since our first race in 2007. With so many options available weekly, we must listen to our participants so we can offer the best race experience possible,” Primanti said. “We are excited to continue our partnership with 919 Magazine into 2018. Our goal is to leverage 919 Magazine’s footprint so we can increase our event participation, which will allow us to raise more money for our charities.”

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Sarver said that 919 Magazine provides high volume distribution for its advertisers – on robust print, digital and social platforms – to better inform and promote the thriving 919 communities. “All this synergy works together to support FS Series and its efforts to provide fun and fitness to our local residents and raise funds for worthy charities in the 919,” she stressed. FS Series is proud of its progress in supporting local charities and organizations. “We gave a record number of donations in 2017,” said Biggs. “After the Cupcake Run at Brier Creek, we sent Make-A-Wish Eastern, NC, a check for $10,50 – and to the Team Drea Foundation we donated $20,000 after the inaugural RDC Marathon and Half Marathon.” And Dorenkamp noted that FS Series is passionate about supporting athletes of all ages and fitness levels, while giving back to the community. “We are excited about our partnership with 919 Magazine,” he said. “Our goal in 2018 is to reach more people and let them know who we are, what we do and invite them to participate in our events. We knew this partnership would help us achieve this goal, considering the strong presence 919 Magazine has in the community.” This partnership with FS Series illustrates the publication’s continued commitment to the community with sponsored events that bring residents of all ages together for a great cause that raises money for incredibly vital charities, Sarver said. “These affiliations and sponsorships benefits our advertisers by providing even more distribution of our publications, both in person on race day – and also with providing copies and other information for the ‘swag bags’ at events.”

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2018 FS Series Events FS Series is a leading event company in North Carolina, offering full production services and/or timing service. For more information, call 919-376-9441, email info@ fsseries.com or visit fsseries.com. Upcoming 2018 events are listed below.

5/13

Catching Fireflies 5K

2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 8:15 pm 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

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Celebrate Your Mother 5K 339 S Brooks St, Wake Forest 8 am 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

NC Beer mile

202 E Cedar St, Cary 5 pm 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

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6/24

Rex Wellness Spring Triathlon Knightdale

Smile Train Triathlon

7:30 am Rex Wellness Center lap pool 6602 Knightdale Blvd, Knightdale 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

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Buddy Run

Discovery Point Heritage 1212 Heritage Links Dr, Wake Forest 8 am 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

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Buckhorn Triathlon

8200 Rock Ridge School Rd, Sims 8 am 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

10/13

The Cupcake Run At Brier Creek

8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 8 am 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

10/27

Super Hero Race

11831 Retail Dr, Wake Forest 8 am 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

11/10-11

RDC Marathon, 10K, 5K Sat: 5K (8 am), 10K (6:30 am) Sun: RDC Marathon The Streets at Southpoint Mall 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

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Skinny Turkey Half Marathon and Just Think First 5K 7:30 am Wakefield High School 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

Construction on New Leesville Publix Grocery Store Continues Though no opening date is yet set, the new 49,098 sq. ft. Publix grocery store in Leesville is nearing completion. Located on a 7.7-acre parcel at the intersection of Strickland and Leesvllle roads – just south of the I-540 in North Raleigh – the Publix is a part of the new Leesville Market Place, which will contain an additional 13,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space. Raleigh City Council approved the zoning change that made the center possible last July. When the grocery store opens, it will be the first within the Raleigh city limits.

‘Bubbles and Botox” Event at A Brand New You MD A Brand New You MD hosts special “Bubbles and Botox” parties at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, and on Thursday, June 14. These two special events will offer Botox injections at $10 per unit, with free refreshments and champagne. Those considering any rejuvenation type treatments are invited to learn more in a fun and relaxing environment. For reservations for the two events, call 919-301-8708. A Brand New You is located at 3824 Barrett Drive, Suite 304, in Raleigh. For more information on A Brand New Year MD, visit abrandnewyoumd.com.

Optimist Pool Hosts World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Youths and adults at North Raleigh’s Optimist Pool will join tens of thousands of others at aquatic facilities worldwide for the ninth consecutive year to promote that “Swimming Lessons Save Lives”. The World’s Largest Swimming lesson takes place over 24 hours at an estimated 600 locations in 20 countries. The Optimist Pool event is at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 21. Participants can register at raleighnc.gov/parks (via RecLink) or onsite at Optimist Pool, which is located at 5902 Whittier Drive in Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-2882.

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Barbara Mulkey Guest Speaker At Ladies Power Lunch May 16 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 then the keynote speaker, Barbara Mulkey. Entrepreneurial by nature, Mulkey founded Mulkey Engineers & Consultants in 1993, which is an engineering consulting firm specializing in engineering and related services for both the public and private sectors. Mulkey also is committed to community service, being a part been a part of numerous community initiatives that have helped to advance the economic prosperity of the Triangle region. Currently, she serves as a member of the Research Triangle Foundation Board of Directors, and also serves as Chair of the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies board. Mulkey strongly supports education in North Carolina and is particularly focused on STEM education and post-secondary level education. As a graduate of NC State University in the College of Engineering, she has served for eight years on the NC State Board of Trustees, including two years as Chair of the Board and five

years on the Executive Committee. She is also a former board member of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science – and currently serves on the NC State University Endowment Board, as well as the Investment Fund Board. Two years ago, Mulkey began a new career that aligns perfectly with her personal mission. She became the Director of the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at NC State, whose mission is to inspire, educate, and develop values-based leaders committed to personal integrity, professional ethics, and selfless service. Sponsorships and vendor spaces are still available by contacting Shelli Tench at shell@sheltenmedia.com. To purchase tickets, visit triangleladiespowerluncheon.com.

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RED CROSS BALL A few hundred of the 919’s finest celebrated the 27th Annual Red Cross Ball at the Marriott Crabtree. Linda Craft served as Event Chair, and Jay Izso was emcee and official auctioneer. Guests dined on a buffet style dinner and enjoyed bidding on live and silent auction items – all for a great cause.

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919 MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY 919 Magazine Publisher SB Sarver presents a special gift to Jeff Snell of Enlign Financial. Jeff was the winner of the recent 919 Magazine YETI cooler giveaway. Look for more ways to #winwith919 this summer, starting in May. Be sure to follow the publication on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

WEDDING SINGER Leesville Road High School’s musical production of The Wedding Singer ran in April, receiving rave reviews and big crowds.

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Eclectic, Diverse, & Vibrant, Durham Offers A Different And Energetic Experience


919 | ALL THINGS CAROLINA Durham Really Has It Going On. History. A vibrant, growing economy. Research Triangle Park techies. Entrepreneurs. New, tall buildings going up. World class universities. Lots of restaurants and funky cafes. Film festivals. Touring Broadway shows. And an abundance of live music. Join us as we give you a “just a taste” of the Bull City. Durham is big enough to interest city lovers and small enough to still have small town charm. Locals also take pride in the Durham diversity, with residents ranging from artists to scientists and from many cultures and races. A unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements, and varied, eclectic culture – Durham provides a true experience, whether its food, events, sports, art, comedy, music or just getting back to nature.


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Just 5 With Myra Wooten

Director of Marketing & Communications Durham Chamber of Commerce

What makes Durham such a great place to live, work and play? The people and the sense of community. It’s great to live, work and play in a city where everyone loves it! Why should people be involved with the Durham Chamber of Commerce? The Durham Chamber helps you connect – connect with local business owners, industry leaders and valuable resources. These connections help you run a better business and build a better community. What makes the Durham Chamber unique? We are not your grandfather’s Chamber. Our goal is, simply, to grow your business. Business is constantly changing and we want to help you change with it. Also, we’re incredibly fun and authentic. What programs is the Durham Chamber offering this year? We’ve committed to offering 100 programs every year. This commitment lets us cover a broad range of topics and interests, from public policy to economic development. We also offer specific trainings and opportunities for women, emerging leaders, major employers and the entrepreneurial community. What are some things to know about the Durham community? Durham has it all, a dynamic cultural scene, thriving health-care and research industries, a spectacular culinary scene but also a business community that is committed to inclusivity, diversity, collaboration and innovation. It is the perfect collision of the creative and commerce. For information on the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, call 919-328-8700 or visit durhamchamber.org. The Chamber is located at 300 W. Morgan St., Suite 1400. 50

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OUR FAVORITES:

NIGHTLIFE Alley Twenty-Six

320 E Chapel Hill St 984-439-2278 alleytwentysix.com

Open nightly, 4 pm to 2 am. Kitchen open until 11 pm, with late night specials until 2 am on weekends. According to Vogue magazine, “A night at Alley Twenty-Six is guaranteed fun.” Known for its unique cocktails and busy bar, this place can make even a simple rum and Coke an experience.

Beyu Caffe

341 W Main St 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com It’s a coffee shop, it’s a restaurant, it’s a bar, and it’s a live jazz club – and quite unique. This is THE jazz club in the 919, featuring both local acts and national recording artists. And the acts are typically quite interactive with the audience. Food’s good too.

Shooters II

827 W Morgan St 919-680-0428 facebook.com/ShootersSaloonDurham/ Sometimes Urban Cowboy, sometimes frathouse crowd, sometimes just chill country two-stepping. Big and fun.

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Pinhook

117 W Main St 984-244-7243 thepinhook.com Skews a bit younger, and patrons can bring in food and dogs. Very diverse crowd and very diverse acts on stage. Food is also available upstairs at Pie Pushers Pizza. The philosophy: “We believe that communities thrive when there is a public place for folks to be themselves, whether on stage or on a barstool, relaxing or rocking out. Come be you here.”

The Blue Note Grill 709 Wahsington St 919-401-1979 thebluenotegrill.com

Barbecue and roots music. What can go wrong with a night out at this place? Blues, Americana, country and bluegrass. We’ve never had a bad visit.

JB Duke Hotel 230 Science Dr 919-660-6400 jbdukehotel.com

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Cunningham

The new spring menu continues at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Fairview Dining Room at Durham’s Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Executive Chef Jason Cunningham and Chef de Cuisine Murray Healy’s seasonal menu includes a variety of new featured entrees and salads – along with many of the regular menu items that regular diners enjoy. Included on the spring menu: • Dockside Catch, featuring braised collard greens, Old Bay potatoes, with lemon caper and sorghum cream.

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OUR FAVORITES:

RESTAURANTS Primal Food & Spirits

It’s a Southern Thing

202 NC 54, #107 919-248-3000 primalfoodandspirits.com

605 W Main St 919-294-9632 itsasouthernthingdurham.com

Short ribs, steak, chicken, fish – you’ll come out a winner.

OK, just go. A little hard to find, but go toward the train station, and up a level. It’s clear they have a passion, and they use as many ingredients as possible from localsourced farms and butchers (and proudly display where everything is sourced). It is truly a Southern thing.

Saint James

806 W Main St 984-219-7900 saintjamesseafood.com Fresh, generous portions, and cool environment. Try the Calabash Platter, featuring choices of Carolina catfish, shrimp, North Carolina oysters, Virginia scallops, and calamari – complete with fries and slaw. Uh… yum!

Mother’s & Sons Trattoria 107 W Chapel Hill St 919-294-8247 motherandsonsnc.com

Partners Matt Kelly and Josh “Skinny” DeCarolis combined on this trattoria in downtown Durham featuring regional Italian food with seasonal sensibility -- introducing the first restaurant in the South to focus on fatta a mano – handmade pasta. Just enjoy the cooking tradition.

Fairview Dining Room

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club 3001 Cameron Blvd 800-443-3853 Defines fine dining in Durham, featuring “regional neo-American” specialties. AAA Four Diamond rated. Meticulous. 919 Magazine

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• Grilled Lamb Loin, with fava bean puree, Spanish bacon, white bean cassoulet, merguez, and lamb jus. • Pan-Seared Diver Scallop, along with Anson Mills gold rice dolmas, grilled artichokes, tomato soffrito, pine nuts, chickpea and European olive sauté. The Fairview Dining Room is located in the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, at 3001 Cameron Boulevard in Durham. Call 800443-3853 for reservations and information.

Rue Cler

401 E Chapel Hill St. 919-682-8844 ruecler-durham.com A Parisian-style neighborhood restaurant, Rue Cler offers simple, classic preparations – with an award-winning wine list.

The Colonel’s Daughter 202 Corcoran St 919-682-5225 jacktar-durham.com

Full menu available from 7 a.m. to midnight, in a reasonable price range. Try the pancakes – and, not necessarily at the same time – their Bloody Mary.

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HOTELS 21c Museum Hotel 111 North Corcoran St 919-956-6700 21cmuseumhotels.com

Located in a former bank building designed in 1937 by the same architects that did the Empire State Building, this is a unique hotel that includes a lot of pink penguins – and is essentially an art museum with a hotel, restaurant and bar included. Be sure to check out the restrooms (a little freaky at first) – and the vault (it’s a real bank vault). Fun.

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315 E Chapel Hill St 919-768-8830 thedurham.com Also located in a former bank building in downtown, this boutique hotel boasts an upscale restaurant – and a rooftop bar with unparalleled views (fair warning: it gets busy). Consider checking out the “disco brunch”.

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Washington Duke Inn

Unscripted

Named for Washington Duke (1820-1905), who from his modest beginnings as an American Civil War soldier in 1865 went on to become an industrialist and philanthropist. Located adjacent to Duke University. Classic. Nice Sunday breakfast buffet.

The Unscripted Hotel is a former motor lodge, which had fallen into serious disrepair. Very retro, with 75 rooms and some interesting food options – and a cool pool deck.

3001 Cameron Blvd 919-490-0999 washingtondukeinn.com

King’s Daughters Inn 204 N Buchanan Blvd 919-354-7000 thekingsdaughtersinn.com

This local-owned establishment offers the amenities of a first class hotel with the intimacy of a B&B. Be sure take in the gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea, and evening wine and spirits. Rooms feature turn-down service, complete with artisan chocolates and port.

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202 Corcoran St 984-329-9500 unscriptedhotels.com

JB Duke Hotel 230 Science Dr 919-660-6400 jbdukehotel.com

Contemporary and convenient to Duke University, this 198-room is decorated with deep blue hues (if you’re into those colors). Modern amenities in each room, with spa-inspired bathrooms. A modern twist on Southern hospitality.

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POINTS OF INTEREST Nasher Museum of Art

Bennet Place Historic Site

2001 Campus Dr 919-684-5135 nasher.duke.edu

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd 919-383-4345 bennettplacehistoricsite.com

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Duke Lemur Center

Durham Performing Arts Center

Museum of Life + Science

420 Anderson St 919-684-3698 gardens.duke.edu

3705 Erwin Rd 919-401-7240 lemur.duke.educ

433 W Murray Ave 919-220-5429 lifeandscience.org

123 Vivian Street 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

Cameron Indoor Stadium

Duke Chapel

Duke University 115 Whitford Dr

401 Chapel Dr 919-681-9488 chapel.duke.edu

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A Journey to Self-Discovery Program Helping Girls Find Their Own Personal Power Twenty-one accomplished women from several different industries throughout the 919 attended a special VIP Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cary recently. The luncheon was a part of Celebrate my Gifts, a program established by local author Ann Jagger that’s designed for girls age 8 to 12. The program promotes a journey to self-discovery by exposing the young participants to various career fields and the VIP attendees did not disappoint. Careers represented included a Secretary of State, an FBI agent, a kindergarten teacher, an Emmy award winning journalist/ news anchor and a scientist, just to name a few. The program is designed to help each youth learn more about their gifts, strengths and special skills by participating in a variety of fun and exciting activities. VIP Attendees for the luncheon included: DeAnn Castillo, Debbie Ramsey, Elaine Marshall, Esperanza Harper, Heather Denny, Holly Hinson, Jeanie Change, Joy Webb, Katie Maloney, Kathleen Volandt, Lyudmila Tomova, Manon Villenevue, Mickey Johnson, Allah Njenga, Patrice Andrews, Rachel Suydam, Renee Chou, Sagoo Arora, Suzy Beth Sarver, Wendy Yothers and Willa Brigham. For more information on upcoming events and details about the organization, visit celebratemygifts.com Photos Courtesy of Michelle Strickland, Your Image Matters Consulting

June Chamber Event Thanks Morrisville First Responders Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s annual First Responders Thank You Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at Noah’s Event Venue. Presented by UNC REX Healthcare, the event allows the local business community to honor the hardworking individuals who protect and serve Morrisville – including the Morrisville Police Department, the Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department and other Wake County first responders, such as sheriff’s deputies, North Carolina Highway Patrol officers, EMS team members and more. Tickets are $32 for Chamber members, and $47 for nonmembers. RSVP is requested by May 30 at 919-463-7155. A portion of ticket sales benefits the 200 Club of Wake County. NOAH’s Event Venue is located at 5180 Paramount Parkway in Morrisville. Visit morrisvillechamber.org for more information.

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Get Ready for Morrisville’s Big Celebration on July 3-4 You don’t have to wait until July 4 for fireworks in Morrisville! Kick off the Independence Day celebration with a free fireworks display in Morrisville Community Park at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Fireworks begin at dusk. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy the activities and the show, but please no glass containers or alcohol. Food trucks will be on site. And the celebration continues at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with the annual Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department’s July 4th Pancake Breakfast. The event is at Fire Station 1, with firefighters preparing and serving pancakes, sausage and orange juice. Presale tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children age 12 and under. Day of tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under (if available).

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Presale tickets can be purchased through Friday, July 1, at Cedar Fork Community Center (1050 Town Hall Drive), Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center (1301 Morrisville Parkway) or the Parks Administration Building (240 Town Hall Drive). Ticket sales will start Monday, June 6. Day of tickets will be sold based on availability. Parking for the Pancake Breakfast is located at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce (260 Town Hall Drive), Parks Administration Building (240 Town Hall Drive), Town Hall (100 Town Hall Drive) and at Indian Creek Trailhead (101 Town Hall Drive). Morrisville Community Park is located at 1520 Morrisville Parkway. Fire Station 1 is located at 200 Town Hall Drive. Visit townofmorrisville.org for more information.

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East Meets West Festival Moves to Park West Village

Park West Village Shops Host First Friday Events

Park West Village will sponsor and host the 2018 East Meets West Festival, which celebrates Morrisville – Wake County’s most diverse community – with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world. This year’s event is planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Local restaurants sell small plates of their specialties. At the same time, the festival stage hosts performances from groups representing the community’s many cultures. Children can have their faces painted, or enjoy jumping in a bounce house. Admission to the festival is free, though food and beverages are available. Winners in the food competition last year were B. Good for “Best of the West” and Eighty 8 Asian Bistro for “Feast of the East” and “People’s Choice”. In past years, foods involved in the competition included Asian, Italian, Indian, Irish, Mediterranean, Mexican and more. Park West Village is located at 3400 Village Market Place.

On the first Friday of each month, several shops and businesses in the District at Park West Village in Morrisville will host a special shop local event. In addition to special event-only sales and trunk shows featuring local artists, merchants will offer free food and drink samples and more. Participating businesses include Paintbase, Pink Magnolia Boutique, Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique, Scout and Molly’s Boutique, Clean Juice, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Cantina 18, and CPR Cell Phone Repair.

For more information, contact the Morrisville Innovation Foundations at 919-463-7150 or visit eastmeetswestmorrisville.org.

Morrisville Springfest Offers Music, Games, Food and More Town of Morrisville SpringFest turns Town Hall Drive into a carnival for the whole family on Saturday, May 19. The event includes entertainment, midway games, rides, live music and food trucks. Admission is free but bring money for food trucks and games. Each game ticket costs $1, or attendees can pay $20 for 25 game tickets. Parking will be available with shuttle service at Cedar Fork District Park (228 Aviation Parkway) and Cedar Fork Community Center (1050 Town Hall Drive). Shuttle stops will be located in front of 260 Town Hall Drive and at Morrisville-Carpenter Road and Town Hall Drive. Town Hall Drive will be closed the day of the event from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to through traffic from Morrisville Carpenter Road to Jeremiah Street. Those attending the Western Wake Farmers Market will have access from Jeremiah Street. The event is sponsored by the Morrisville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department. For information, visit townofmorrisville.org or call 919-463-7110.

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Park West Village is located at 3400 Village Market Place. For information, visit parkwestvillage.net.

Live Music in the District Continues Through June 6 Park West Village’s Live In The District music spring music series continues in May and June, featuring performances from a variety of 919-area artists. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the outdoor venue in front of Stone Theatre – Park West 14 each Thursday through June 7, for the free concerts from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The performance lineup includes: • May 3: Caroline Dare, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.; Hailey Whitters, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. • May 10: Kids in America, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. • May 17: Mikele Buck, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. • May 24: West Street Band, 6:30pm-9pm • May 31: Chip Perry, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.; Chris Bandi, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. • June 7: Jim Quick & the Coastline Band, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Children are welcome, and food and liquid refreshments are available during the performances. Park West Village is located at 3400 Village Market Place. For information, visit parkwestvillage.net.

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Morrisville Short Takes

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• Michael’s art supplies, crafts and framing is opening at Park West Village in Morrisville, along with Bath & Body Works. • Morrisville Police Department and LexisNexis Risk Solutions recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Morrisville: An online crime map called Community Crime Map at townofmorrisville.org/communitycrimemap that maps and analyzes crime data and alerts residents about crimes in their area. Morrisville Residents can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and more. • Nine local boutiques and leading fashion retail stores at Park West Village are participating in an “Experience Spring Fashion” event at the Morrisville shopping center. Among the retailers involved in the promotion: Charming Charlie, Chico’s, Dressbarn, Loft, Pink Magnolia Boutique, Scout and Molly’s Boutique, Soma, Vestique, and White House Black Market. The center is located at 3400 Village Market Place. For information, visit parkwestvillage.net.

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• Natural and holistic pet food retailer Hollywood Feed recently opened its first North Carolina location at 575 New Waverly Place, Suite 103A, in Cary, adjacent to Whole Foods. The 3,158 sq. ft. location offers a large selection of premium dog and cat food brands, along with toys, American-made pet beds and treats, and other pet accessories. Christina Carpenter will manage the store, which is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information, visit HollywoodFeed.com or call 919-720-4765. • Zoe’s Kitchen, a Mediterranean restaurant, is now open at 2007 Walnut Street in Cary. • A new Firehouse Subs is opening in the Centrum at Crossroads center, located at 2222 Walnut St. in Cary. • Morrisville’s free Music in the Park continues at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, featuring Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos (a blues/zydeco sound) – and Thursday, June 21, featuring Shriya Komaragiri (Hindi). The events are at Indian Creek Greenway & Trailhead at 101 Town Hall Drive.

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Durham/Southpoint Spotlight Durham-Based Bedlam Vodka Wins Gold Medal Bedlam Vodka, made by Durham-based Graybeard Distillery, recently received Gold Medal by the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This competition is considered the most influential spirits contest in the world and was founded in 2000 as a way to recognize exceptional products in the spirits category. Per the competition, a Gold Medal is awarded to products that are “near the pinnacle of achievement in their particular category,” and also “set the standard for all others of their type.” This prestigious award comes exactly one year after Bedlam’s industry-leading debut at the 74th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention & Exposition, sweeping multiple category awards. Since the 2017 WSWA Convention, Bedlam experienced a significant year of growth. In addition to now being distributed in four states, Bedlam has served as the exclusive vodka at ESPN’s ESPY awards pre-show, selected as the exclusive spirit backstage at the 51st Annual CMA Awards, named as one of the top four global “Best New Vodkas of 2017” by Supercall, highlighted by The Tasting Panel Magazine as earning an award-winning 93 point rating, and finally chosen by Warner Brothers Records to be a part of Jason Derulo’s “If I’m Lucky” music video. Bedlam has emerged as an industry disruptor with its ricebased vodka. “With Bedlam we are trying to show the world the true potential of this spirit with a unique base grain and a complex profile unseen in today’s vodkas,” said Graybeard Distillery CEO Brandon Evans. “Bedlam is truly the first ‘drinkable vodka.’” For more information, visit bedlamvodka.com. Bedlam Vodka is available at ABC stores throughout the 919.

Durham/Southpoint Short Takes • H&M plans to open a new store at The Streets at Southpoint. The retailer – which carries clothing for men, women and teens, along with a youth collection – will move into the space formerly occupied by The Gap. • Potential visitors to Bull City can now get a unique view of Durham from a new virtual 360-degree video. The Durham Convention and Visitor’s Bureau virtual experience takes viewers to 13 stops around downtown, including the Durham Performing Arts Center, CCB Plaza, and Durham Central Park. To view the tour, visit 360.durham-nc.com on any mobile device or desktop computer.

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Research Triangle Park Spotlight RTP Rotary Club Hosts STEAM Education Day As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Research Triangle Park Rotary Club conducted its inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) day of education and recognition in April. Students and their parents were hosted by scientific and industry leaders. “We are truly grateful to the companies and organizations that participated in this inaugural STEAM Changing the World program,” said Michael Waters, PhD., Rotary’s event leader. “We were humbled by the overwhelming response to this initiative, which offered STEAM insights to our youth about career choices and recognized STEAM leaders in the community.” The club partnered with the NC Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle High School, the Kramden Institute, Sigma Xi, STEM in the Park, and others, on the event. For more information, visit rtprotary.org.

LabCorp Adding Over 400 Jobs at New RTP Location Laboratory Corporation of America is adding 422 jobs to operations in Durham/Research Triangle Park. LabCorp plans a $30 million investment and adding the hundreds of employees over a five-year period. The company is based in Burlington and employs more than 57,000 people worldwide.

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RTP Short Takes • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at Research Triangle Park recently revealed findings of a $25 million study. Years of testing on thousands of rats and mice found a particularly heightened number of malignant schwannoma tumors in the hearts of male rats, when the rodents received increasing levels of radiofrequency radiation similar to, but much higher than, allowable cell phone emissions. The study was conducted by the National Toxicology Program. • Nonprofit research institute RTI International – based in Research Triangle Park -- recently launched SWIR Vision Systems, a venture company designed to commercialize breakthrough infrared camera technology developed at RTI for applications in the industrial machine vision, security systems, agricultural, automotive, and other global imaging markets. • Each year, employees at TrialCard – a Triangle-based patient services company –support a philanthropic organization of their choice. This year, the chosen organization is the ALS Association. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a brain disease closely related to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s Diseases. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS

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targets brain cells, called motor neurons, which send messages from the brain to muscles throughout the body. For information, visit trialcard.com. • Thomas P. Mathers has joined Pappas Capital as a partner. Mathers previously served as CEO of CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, a Pappas Capital portfolio company that was acquired in early 2017 by Eli Lilly & Company for nearly $1 billion. • Clean, an integrated branding agency, is now the agency of record for Research Triangle Park. Clean will provide overall strategic branding and integrated marketing support to the Research Triangle Foundation, the nonprofit entity that manages RTP. • ZenBio – based in Research Triangle Park – received a $220,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging to work toward a new treatment of age-related disorders. • Tim Humphrey is IBM’s new senior state executive for North Carolina, succeeding Fran O’Sullivan, who is retiring after holding the position for three years.

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FASHION SHOW Autumn & Avery – in conjunction with Plum Hair Atelier – recently hosted a Spring Charity Fashion Show. Guests enjoyed special raffle giveaways, VIP bags, cupcakes and Champagne, all while raising money for Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build. Photos Courtesy of Kathleen Nolis Photography.

CLUB PILATES

Active participants at Club Pilates West Cary having a little fun at a recent Pilates Flow class. Stop by and register for a free class and pick up a copy of 919 Magazine.  Club Pilates West Cary is located at 1104 Parkside Main St. in Cary, at Parkside Commons

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directed by Jackson Cooper musical director Diane Petteway

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A wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and plenty of crazy twists and turns. 107 Pullen Rd., Raleigh 919.831.6058 | TheatreInThePark.com


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Closets By Design Offers EXPERIENCE, SUPERIOR QUALITY, LOCAL OWNERSHIP

Chantale and Dave Persinger Love Helping Organize Homes In 2002, when Chantale and Dave Persinger were ready for a career change, they took their collective skillsets of planning, construction, organizational expertise, and finance and opened the Raleigh Closets By Design location. “We were looking for something that actually would make people happier in their lives,” said Chantale Persinger, a Raleigh native who now lives in Rolesville. “We are so grateful that we offer a product and service that people actually call us after their installation and praise how this has changed their lives. You could not ask for a better situation than making people happy.” Persinger said her staff works hard every day to provide customers with superior quality in room and space organization. “The Raleigh location of Closets By Design is dedicated to utilizing local resources in order to keep Raleigh business and industry strong,” she stressed. Additionally, all work is completed by the skilled employees of Closets By Design, many of whom have been with the company for more than 10 years. “Our mission is to offer superior and consistent product and value to all clients,” Persinger said. “We offer no obligation in-home consultations, custom tailored designs, and ensuring top quality construction at the best value for your hard-earned dollar.” She also noted that clients choosing to visit the CBD showroom in North Raleigh can expect a warm welcome and an experience of trust-building with highly knowledgeable staff all working to help them achieve their design dream.

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‘Can you imagine your home totally organized? We can.’ ~ CHANTALE PERSINGER Raleigh Closets by Design

CLOSETS BY DESIGN YEAR OPENED: 2002 OWNERS: David and Chantale Persinger ADDRESS: 3811-109 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh SERVICE AREA: All of Central North Carolina BUSINESS HOURS: 9 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri WEBSITE: closetsbydesign.com PHONE: 919-850-9030

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919 | SPOTLIGHT CHANTALE PERSINGER PROFILE POSITION: Owner, Closets by Design YEARS IN POSITION: 15 HOMETOWN: Raleigh RESIDENCE: Rolesville FAMILY: Husband, Dave In addition to ensuring products for Riderquality and Bess (dogs) PETS: their customers, Raleigh Closets by Design is highly focused on employee satisfaction. “We value everyone on our staff, from the newest member to the member who has been with them since day one in Raleigh,” said Persinger, noting that both she and her husband, Dave, are fully hands on with the business daily. “The workplace fosters a team environment, and everyone knows that all jobs are crucial to the success of Closets By Design.” For clients, working with the Closets By Design team is a straightforward and seamless process. “From your initial contact us, you can expect a consultation with a talented designer, attention to detail in measuring your space – as well as understanding your needs and wants,” Persinger stressed. “Clients are offered multiple options for designs, and installations are completed promptly. Spaces are left clean, and clients can enjoy their newly organized space knowing the work has been done professionally and with care.” Persinger explained that Closets by Designs first sends a talented designer to the client’s home for a complimentary design consultation. “We take detailed measurements and explore your endless storage possibilities. Once your system is designed, we go to work at our stateof-the-art factory, building to your specifications and an installing the units quickly and neatly,” she said. “Can you imagine your home totally organized? We can.”

‘The Raleigh location of Closets By Design is dedicated to utilizing local resources in order to keep Raleigh business and industry strong.’ ~ CHANTALE PERSINGER Raleigh Closets by Design

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Three Generations of Love and Joy Two Former Foster Children, Their Grandparents, And Wake Forest Couple Are Truly Unique Family by ARIELLE INGRAM 919 Magazine Writer

Wake Forest’s Mac and Pam Taylor are part of a truly unique family. First, their two children were adopted – when they were ages 7 and 9 – through the foster care system in Wake County. And now, with the brothers at ages 15 and 17, they’re part of a three-generation family living in the same household: Their grandparents, Arthur and Mary White from Maryland are now Wake Forest residents as well. “Family is the most important to 64

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‘Having three generations under one roof is truly a gift.’ PAM TAYLOR WAKE FOREST RESIDENT

TAYLOR FAMILY PROFILE PARENTS: Pam and Mac Taylor RESIDENCE: Wake Forest PROFESSIONS: Pam – Founder, Executive Director for Mercy for America’s Children a local non-profit supporting children in the foster care system; Mac – Research Scientist at Grifols, Research Triangle Park EDUCATION: Pam – Bachelor of Science in Special Education, University of Maryland, and a Practitioner in Trust Based Relational Intervention; Mac – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from NC State (and undergraduate degree from University of Maryland CHILDREN: Mike, 15; Trent, 17 (homeschooled); both were adopted through the foster care system GRANDPARENTS: Arthur and Mary White PETS: Pandora (cat); Doodles, Baily and Chloey (dogs) INTERESTS: Pam – writing (she has a book coming out soon), crafts; Mac – hiking, outdoor activities (mud runs, adventure racing, etc.); Mike – reading, football; Trent – football, public speaking (he speaks about his time in foster care); Mary – painting, crafts; Art – woodwork (building furniture, etc).

time together.” Taylor explained that as a multi-generational family, they truly enjoy each other’s company. “We are all very content to play games, enjoy a great meal and simply spend time talking together on our front porch,” she explained. “And, as a family unit, we spend much of our time helping others through our non-profit organization. We enjoy the ability to give back to others through our work here in Wake Forest and across North Carolina.” That non-profit is Mercy for America’s Children, where Taylor serves as executive director and works daily on behalf of the children in the foster care system. After experiencing the joy their sons brought to them, Pam – who 919 Magazine

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has a degree in special education from University of Maryland – and Mac, a research scientist at Grifols in Research Triangle Park, launched the organization to help connect other families with children in the foster care system. Trent and Mike’s grandparents originally moved to North Carolina in 2004 to be closer to family – and had discussed for many years the possibility of a multi-generational living situation. The goal was for each family to enjoy their independence and privacy, while still being under the same roof to serve, care for, and love one another. “We searched for two years to find a house that would meet the needs of all involved (separate entrance for the grandparents, and so on),” Taylor said. “When we walked into our home, we all immediately knew this was the one.” And the move also allows for the 66

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family to combine their resources in order to save money. “It was a win- win for all of us,” Taylor said. “This has been the greatest decision we have ever made.” Still, living in a multi-generational situation can cause limited problems, but the Taylor family was lucky enough to find a dwelling that made it all work out. “Because we found the perfect layout, our challenges have been very minimal,” Taylor said. “We have only had to work out small scheduling issues – such as who is using the washer and dryer, etcetera.” Because everyone has their own private space – despite the fact that they are under the same roof – the family living situation has had amazing benefits. “The reason we made this move was so that we could all spend time together,” Taylor said. “We adore our front porch

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and have six rocking chairs out there for us to gather each morning, and other times throughout the day, for coffee and conversation.” Active in the Restoration Church, the family also hosts a youth group in their home every Wednesday evening. And both boys are very involved with Mercy for America’s Children. In fact, Trent has devoted his life to working on behalf of children in foster care and has been recognized many times for his work and speaking about the foster care system. Among his recognitions was the 2017 Wake Forest Good Neighbor Award. Pam Taylor has been recognized both locally and nationally for her work on behalf of the children in foster care. Her accolades include being named an International Women’s Leadership Association “Woman of Influence” May/June 2018


919 | FAMILY SPOTLIGHT and receiving a 2018 Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. But Pam, Trent and the other family members fully realize that the circumstances that brought them all together in one home is the most important thing in their life – and has created the opportunity for success and happiness. “Having three generations under one roof is truly a gift,” Taylor said. “To watch the grandchildren help their grandparents bring in the groceries, give hugs, and be able to spend time with them daily is really special,” Taylor said. “I hope that others will begin to see the value in multi-generational living. We are truly blessed.”

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Playing Carnegie Hall! Local 7th Grader Playing Cello In Honors Performance Series Tristen Khylil Johnson, a student at Zebulon Middle School, has been selected for the 2018 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Tristen will perform as a cellist in June this year with the Honors Junior Orchestra. Participation in this Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest rated middle school performers from across North America and select schools internationally. Tristen auditioned last fall and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board – a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in his application and audition recording. “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Junior Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing,” said Nancy Richardson, Program Director. “We process thousands of nominations annually, selecting only the most talented performers. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these student musicians never forget.” Tristen is a 7th Grader, who has studied music for only one and a half years. He is the principal cellist of the Zebulon Middle School String Ensemble, and the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra. He also will perform as a cellist with the Junior Eastern Regional Orchestra (JERO) in Fayetteville, NC. The son of Marcus and Sherepha Johnson, Tristen studies under his school orchestra instructor LaSaundra Booth. “When I found out that I made the orchestra, I was so excited!” Tristen said. “Not many people I know have ever been to New York, nor Carnegie Hall. I’m truly thankful for this opportunity.”

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Historical Museum Receives NCMC Award of Excellence Wake Forest Historical Museum received the North Carolina Museums Council’s Award of Excellence for a 2017 survey of a historic cemetery in the Town of Wake Forest associated with a church formed by former slaves soon after the Civil War. The cemetery is known as the “Old Cemetery” of Friendship Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. It was the congregation’s first cemetery and was used for about 70 years starting in the 19th Century and continuing into the 20th Century, according to the NCMC. Funded by the Jandy Ammons Foundation, the survey was administered by the Wake Forest Historical Association, which had proposed the project to the foundation. The historical association is an offshoot of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society, the non-profit organization responsible for the museum. The survey was conducted by New South Associates, which specializes in such work. Employing ground-penetrating radar, a non-invasive technology, New South located and documented nearly 600 burials and one mass grave, according to the NCMC. The Award of Excellence is intended to honor exhibits, publications and programs that exemplify excellence in the museum field. It was presented to the museum in March in Greensboro at an annual conference of the North Carolina Museums Council. The survey project has won other awards, previously, including the 2017 Anthemion Award from Capital Area Preservation.

Chip 4 Charity Event Offers Chance to Play Hasentree 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 lfwakecounty.org.

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Meet in the Street Event Planned in downtown WF

WF Two-Day Celebration Features Fireworks, More

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.

Fireworks, games, live entertainment, and more are planned at Wake Forest’s two-day 2018 Independence Day Celebration. The free activities include: • Fireworks Spectacular, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 3; Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road (featuring live music and more). • Children’s Parade, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 4; intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest College Birthplace. • Art & Games in the Park, 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 4; Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., and R.H. Forrest Field, 123 W. Owen Ave. Now in its 45th year, Wake Forest’s annual celebration is presented by PowerSecure. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov.

For more information, visit wakeforestchamber.org.

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Six Sundays in Spring Offers Range of Live Music in WF

Celebrate Your Mother 5K In Downtown WF May 13

Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, Six Sundays in Spring – celebrating 25 years of music this year – offers free concerts on consecutive Sundays through June 4 in Wake Forest. The 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 includes:

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.

• Capital Transit (Sunday, May 7; 5-7 p.m.): Capital Transit is a musical group with a unique sound, featuring songs that are reflective of the internationally famous group Manhattan Transfer. Their music spans several decades, with music from the 40’s 50’s 60’s and 70’s. • The Spongetones (Sunday, May 13; 5-7 p.m.): It would not be an exaggeration to say the Spongetones have mastered every nuance of melodic rock and pop from B to X: that’s B as in Beatles and X as in XTC. Since 1978, those have been the inspirational benchmarks for this beloved North Carolina foursome. • CaribeVibe (Sunday, May 20; 5-7 p.m.): Caribe Vibe is an eight piece Latin Salsa band that is all about pleasing the music loving and dancing public. Their tight rhythm and horn section combines with experienced musicians and sharp vocalists. • Melissa Reaves (Sunday, May 27, 5-7: p.m.): The “Queen of Action” is known to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe for her avant-garde, fire driven’, deconstructionist approach to rock-n-roll. • John Brown Quartet (Sunday, June 3, 5-7 p.m.): Bassist, composer, educator, recording artist and actor John Brown performs actively as a leader and as a sideman across the country and beyond, including performances at notable venues like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as at major jazz festivals. For more information, email info@WakeForestARTS.org.

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Register or donate today at fsseries.com/event/mothers-day-run/ register.

Wakefield Plantation Hosting Catching Fireflies 5K Run/Walk The 7th Annual Catching Fireflies 5K Run/Walk -- the only evening run in the area with a luminary course – is 8:15 p.m. on Friday, May 18, in North Raleigh. The Catching Fireflies event was created several years ago by two high school students – Aaron Wollett and Anna Brown – to help Aaron’s high school agricultural education teacher, Jodi Riedel, and her husband, Jamie Riedel (a Heritage High School teacher and coach) with his fight with lymphoma. Combining the history of the original and new board members, the group now has a vision to make this one of the largest races in North Carolina. Moving forward, FSSERIES is working with Shuckers to benefit the Cancer Shucks Foundation. The Foundations raises funds to provide services to individuals diagnosed and undergoing treatment for all types of cancer in the community surrounding Wake Forest. Services including delivering meals, lawn care, courier services, childcare, pet care as well as additional services deemed beneficial that help eliminate immediate financial, physical and emotional strains to those suffering from cancer. Race location is at 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive in Wakefield Plantation. For more information, call 919-376-9441 or visit fsseries.com.

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Love Tribe Up Next At Friday Night on White

Renaissance Centre Re-Opening Features Band of Oz and More

Love Tribe, Bull City Syndicate, and Sleeping Booty are featured during May, June and July at 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.

Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts plans a Grand Re-Opening on June 1-2 – designed for the entire family to enjoy. 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:

The upcoming performers include: May 11: Love Tribe June 8: Bull City Syndicate July 13: Sleeping Booty Aug. 10: Big Love Sept. 14: Crush

• 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.

Drinks and food are available at a variety of venues. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov.

Rolesville Planning Parade, Fireworks, More on July 4 Rolesville’s annual 4th of July Celebration includes a parade, fireworks and many additional activities. Rolesville’s 4th of July Celebration begins with a parade at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, beginning at Storage Drive (Thales Academy) and continuing through downtown up Main Street, and continuing to the ball fields at 121 Redford Place Drive. Music, all kids of food, a flag raising ceremony, face painting, games, a dunk tank, watermelon eating contest, arts and crafts, and much more begin at 5 p.m. at the ball parks. The big fireworks display begins at about 9:15 p.m.

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. For more information, call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458 or the Event Hotline at 919-435-9428. The Centre is located at 405 South Brooks St. in Wake Forest; the Arts Annex is located next door at 407 South Brooks St.

For more information, visit rolesville4th.com.

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WAKEFIELD WOMEN’S CLUB Fifty members of the Wakefield Women’s Club celebrated another year with a Spring Fling Getaway. A luxury motor coach transported the ladies in style to a shopping trip in Old Salem, where they visited the famous Moravian Village and bakery. The trip continued with lunch, wine tastings and tours at the Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC.

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919 | OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES RUNS, WALKS, GOLF & RACES MAY 5/5

Komen Triangle Race for the Cure

5K Run/Walk and Survivor Celebration 7:30 am The Frontier at RTP 800 Office Park Drive komennctc.org

5/6

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 stbaldrick.org/events

5/12

Beaverdam Olympic, EmergeOrtho Triathlon

5/19

7th Annual Catching Fireflies 5K Run/Walk

Benefitting Cancer Shucks Foundation 8 pm 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh fsseries.com

5/19

The Victory Ride

Family Ride, 30-, 60-, 100 miles; supporting the V Foundation to raise funds to cure cancer Centennial Campus NC State University 830 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh thevictoryride.org

5/19

Cary-Apex-Morrisville RTP Relay for Life

2 pm-8 am Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-334-5234 madison.buchanan@cancer.org acsevents.org

Falls Lake State Recreation area North Wake County fsseries.com

5/13

Celebrate Your Mother 5K

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

5/14

Lighthouse Foundation Chip 4 Charity

Benefit golf tournament benefit for Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County Registration: 8 am; shotgun start: 9:30 am Fee: $175 Hasentree Country Club 919-306-1031 RHeroux@LFWakeCounty.org LFWakeCounty.org

5/29-6/3

Rex Hospital Open

PGA Web.com tour event Gates open 8 am, Thu-Sun Daily Grounds Pass: $10 Weekly Grounds Pass: $20 Champions Club: $100 TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh 919-784-6736 rexhospitalopen.com

JUNE 6/1-2

ACS Raleigh Relay for Life

Presented by Raleigh-Wake Human Resource Management Association WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary runsignup.com

6/23 5/20

Morrisville Elementary School Stampede 5K

Presented by Triangle Family Eye Care; includes 5K and 1M walk 3:30 pm; discount fees until 4/20 Morrisville Elementary School 1529 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville runsignup.com

5/24

NC Beer Mile

Drink 12 oz. of beer every ¼-mile of running 5 pm Bond Brothers Brewery Downtown Cary fsseries.com

6th Annual ‘Dress To Impress’ 5K

Presented by Raleigh-Wake Human Resource Management Association WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary runsignup.com

6/24

Rho Smile Train Tri

11th annual event, presented by Dr.Melissa Davidian 8 am Heritage Neighborhood Wake Forest fsseries.com


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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AT PARKS, CENTERS MAY 5/23

Duck, Duck, Goose

Learn about ducks, geese, and other feathered creatures, via games, songs, crafts, stories and more 10:30-11:30 am; age 2-6; $2 fee Sertoma Art Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

5/23

Feeling Froggy

Learn all about frogs and toads, while Investigating live tadpoles 1-2 pm; age 3-5; $4 fee Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

JUNE 6/13, 16

Baby Mammals

Enjoy stories, crafts and hike to Learn about baby mammals at the Preserve, with focus on deer, opossum 10:30 am-12 pm; age 3-5; $6 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

6/13

Without a Trace

By exploring trails at the lake at the park, participants will learn through games, activities how to become better stewards of the land 9-11 am; age 10-12; $4 fee Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy, WF 919-556-6781 parks.raleighnc.gov

6/16

Early Birds

Bird watching hike led by a Park naturalist (1-2 miles); for beginner and advance birders 8-9:30 am; age 16-up; no fee Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 2900 Horseshoe Farm Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

6/16

Boats Afloat

Walk to look for natural materials to build a boat, and then test in a creek 2-3:30 pm; age 5-up; $6 Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

6/23

Totally Turtles

Learn the real story on turtles, as part of the Family Wildlife Series 10-11 am; age 5-up; $1 fee Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

JULY 7/6

Summer Night Hike

Guided hike through the preserve, looking for nighttime animals and surprises – and return to roast marshmallows at the campfire 8:9:30 pm; age 5-up; $3 Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

7/7

Guided Mountain Bicycle Ride

Guides will take riders new trails opened in the park 6:30-8 pm; age 14-up; $5 fee Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy, WF 919-556-6781 parks.raleighnc.gov

7/20

Wild About Water

Mini-camp explores the water Cycle through land-based games And explore Blue Jay pond 1-4 pm; age 6-8; $36 fee Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

7/23-25

Dragonfly Detectives Mini-Camp

Participants explore the world of Dragonflies, learn about migration, And enjoy fun, scientific activities; Co-sponsored by the NC Museum Of Natural Sciences, each camper Receives field guide, insect net, more 9 am-2 pm; age 9-13; $60 fee Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

7/29

Wet and Wild

Bring a change of clothes, because water games are included in this educational program on water cycles 2-3:30 pm; age 6-up; $3 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

JUN-JUL

Nature Play Day

Monthly themed event, focused on free play and self-guided activities; check website for specific dates 10 am-12 pm; age 3-7; free Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay


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Wakefield’s REX Hospital Open Benefits Neuroscience Expansion When summertime kicks off in the 919 in late May, so will the 31st annual Rex Hospital Open on May 31 through June 4 in North Raleigh – a PGA Web.com Tour charity tournament, the event has become a North Carolina destination and a tradition that draws thousands of spectators. Held on the exceptional course at TPC Wakefield Plantation, the Rex Hospital Open features a playing field where future golf stars compete to earn their PGA Tour cards. Ed Willingham, a top executive at First Citizens Bank, is the chairman of this year’s event. Schedule for the tournament includes: Tuesday: • Professional practice rounds (all day) • First Tee of the Triangle Junior Clinic, 6 p.m. Wednesday: • Official REX Hospital Open Pro-Am Thursday: • First Round of Competition (156 golfers) Friday: • Second Round of Competition (156 golfers) • Food Truck Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: • Third Round of Competition • Food Trucks, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: • Service Appreciation Day, presented by First Citizens Bank • Final Round of Competition • Food Trucks, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • REX Hospital Open Trophy Presentation

WCPSS Names First-Year Teacher of Year Winners Wake County Public School System named its winners of the 2017-18 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award. The honor recognizes new teachers who made significant professional success in his or her initial year of teaching. The winners are: • Kennedy Wilmer (2nd Grade, Lynn Road Elementary) • Myriah Luke (Orchestra Director, East Millbrook Magnet Middle) • Rebeka Townsend (Foundations of Math I/Math I B, Rolesville High •Leanne Klarer (AU1 (K-2), Millbrook Magnet Elementary)

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In addition, a Fan Fairway – presented by the Carolina Hurricanes – is open Thursday through Sunday, featuring family fun and activities. Tickets are $10 for daily admission, $20 for weekly and $100 for the Champions admission. Free admission is available Thursday-Sunday for active duty military, National Guard, Military Reserve, military retirees, veterans, all first responders and Wake County Public School System employees with valid IDs. Free parking for the event is available at REX Healthcare of Wakefield, located at 11200 Governor Manly Way in North Raleigh. A complimentary shuttle runs continuously from the parking lot to the golf course and back throughout the duration of the tournament. Proceeds from the 2018 REX Hospital Open will support the expansion of neuroscience care and services at UNC REX. Located in what is considered the buckle of the stroke belt, UNC REX is seeing an increased demand for more specialized neuroscience services with the region’s aging and growing population. Expanding specialized care will help patients suffering from strokes, aneurysms, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy and other neurological diseases. Last year’s event netted more than $470,000 for the REX Healthcare Foundation – the largest charity contribution in the event’s history, and helped support the new North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital at UNC REX’s main Raleigh campus. The REX Hospital Open is one of 27 events on the 2018 Web. com Tour schedule. The Web.com Tour is the primary pathway to the PGA Tour with 50 Web.com Tour professionals earning PGA Tour cards for the following year. TPC Wakefield Plantation Country Club is located at 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive in Raleigh. For more information, visit rexhospitalopen.com. To volunteer, visit rexhospitalopen.com/volunteers/.

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‘It Shoulda Been You’ Comedy Opens Bedlam Vodka Sponsoring June 15 at Theatre in the Park New Mixology Competition Theatre in the Park presents “It Shoulda Been You” a new musical comedy about a wedding day audiences will never forget. Featuring music by Barbara Anselmi, and book and yyrics by Brian Hargrove, this charming, funny and original new musical invites you to a wedding day where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel. It’s a 90-minute laugh-riot! Tickets are $30 for adults; $24 for seniors, students and military; and $20 for a group of 10 or more. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on June 15-16, 21-23 and 29-30; and 3 p.m. on June 17 and 24, and July 1. Other schedule shows scheduled for the 2018 season include: • 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 informa-

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Bedlam Vodka is sponsoring the “The Inaugural Bar Fight!” mixology completion on June 26. The event – a benefit for Make-A-Wish Georgia – gives the opportunity to win $10,000 to bartenders employed by bars, hotels, catering companies or other similarly structured enterprises in North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia to create unique cocktails utilized Bedlam Vodka. In the finals of the competition, four semifinalists from each state will travel to Atlanta for the finals competition. For more details or to register for the competiton, visit bedlambarfight.com.

tion call 919-831-6936. Tickets are also available at theatreinthepark.com. 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. Theatre in the Park is located at 107 Pullen Road in Raleigh.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 7/3

Morrisville July 3 Fireworks

Bring blankets, chairs and snacks (but glass containers or alcohol); food trucks will be available 3-10 pm; free Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisvillle Pkwy, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

7/3

WF Fireworks Spectacular

Sponsored by PowerSecure, and featuring live music from ‘Crush’ 5:30-9:30 pm; all ages; free Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, WF wakeforestnc.gov

7/4

Morrisville Fire/Rescue Pancake Breakfast

8-10 am Presale: Adults, $4; youths, $2 Day of tickets (if available): Adults, $5; youths, $3 Fires Station #1 200 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org

7/3

Cary Independence Eve Celebration

30th annual celebration, sponsored byTown of Cary Parks and Recreation Dept. 6:30-9 pm; free Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Ave, Cary 919-469-4061 townofcary.org

7/4

Rolesville 4th of July

Free: Festivities, food, fun, live music,Watermelon eating contest, activities,Vedors, arts and crafts and more Parade: 4:30 pm; fireworks, 9:15 pm 121 Redford Plance Dr, Rolesville rolesville4th.com

7/4

Brier Creek Fireworks

Vendors, food and more; activities Throughout day; fireworks at dusk Brier Creek Commons 8161 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh shopbriercreekcommons.com

7/4

BC 4th of July Pool Celebration

Annual event for members and guests, Including food, refreshments and more; afterwards, watch Brier Creek Commons fireworks on the golf driving range 10 am-dusk Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

7/4

Wake Forest Children’s Parade

10:30 am; all ages; free North Main St, downtown WF WFjuly4th@gmail.com wakeforestnc.gov

7/4

WF Art & Games in the Park

Arts and crafts, inflatables, police K9 demonstrations; fire trucks, more 11 am; all ages; free Holding Park 133 W Owen Ave, WF 919-435-9560 wakeforestnc.gov


7/4

Independence Day Olde Time Celebration

7:30 am-6 pm Fishing tournament, parade, contests, boat rentals, more Bond Park Boathouse 190 Bond Park Dr, Cary 919-469-4100 townofcary.org

7/4

Koko Booth Amphitheatre July 4th Celebration

Patriotic performances and music, plus family-friendly activities – plus fireworks 3-10 pm; call, check website for ticket info Koko Booth Amphiteatre 919-469-4061 boothamphitheare.com

7/4

Olde-Fashioned Apex Fourth of July

Parade of Wheels, inflatables, carnival games, APD Splash Down 9 am-1 pm; free Along Salem Street, Historic Downtown Apex Apexnc.org

7/4

The ‘Works

Raleigh’s free Independence Day event returns to the NC State Fairgrounds, with fireworks launching from the Varsity lot, adjacent to PNC Arena and Carter-Finley Stadium 6 pm:  Gates Open 9:30 pm:  Fireworks begin NC State Fairgrounds Raleighnc.gov

7/4

Durham Independence Day Celebration

Sponsored by Durham Parks & Rec Game: 7:05 pm; Attend, enjoy fireworks Late entry: GA tickets allow entry after 7th Other: Grassy area behind Diamond View 3; Burt’s Bees,outside North Deck; Tobacco Road Sports Café; and Ponysaurus Durham Bulls Athletic Park Downtown Durham 919-956-BULL durhambulls.com

7/4

4th Annual 4th on 1st

Hosted by Knightdale Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; live music by The Embers; additional parking at KHS 5 pm (fireworks at 9:15 pm) Knightdale Station Park 810 N First Ave, Knightdale knghtdalenc.gov

7/4

Carolina Mudcats For America Series

Special edition fireworks, patriotic themed jerseys, baseball game, more 7 pm; check website for ticket options Five County Stadium 1501 NC Highway 39, Zebulon 919-269-2287 carolinamudcats.com

7/5

Holly Springs July 5 Celebration

Face-painting, food vendors, inflatables, kids crafts, live music, fireworks, more 5-9:30 pm; free Jefferson L. Sugg Farm Bass Lake Park 2401 Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs 919-552-6221 hollyspringsnc.us


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U.S. Tech Hubs to Watch in 2018:

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Which American cities are home to the most interesting tech activity in the next year? A new analysis by VentureBeat.com places Raleigh among four cities, including Pittsburgh, PA; Ann Arbor, MI; and Indianapolis, IN. Among the comments: “The most promising indication that tech activity will continue to grow in Raleigh is that the city continues to add technology jobs. Raleigh saw a 38 percent increase in the number of tech jobs from 2010-2015, second to only San Francisco. While Raleigh’s history as a research center will likely ensure that the city continues to serve as a healthy hub for tech activity in the South, startup activity in the city is not growing as quickly as in some other cities.” SOURCE: VentureBeat.com

Only 17 state capitals are also the largest cities in their respective states, but they don’t necessarily offer the best quality of life. To identify the most livable seats of state government, a new analysis compared all 50 state capitals across 51 key metrics, ranging from cost of living to K–12 school-system quality to number of attractions. Austin, TX, and Madison, WI, topped the list. At sixth, Raleigh fell between Bismarck, ND, and Denver, CO.

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SOURCE: Trulia, Vogue magazine

RALEIGH AMONG Top Tech Cities for Millenials

According to a new list from Forbes magazine, Millennial generation tech workers actually prefer five other areas to the Silicon Valley – including Raleigh. The other cities were Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Austin, TX.

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The analysis for the ranking included 35 criteria. Grand Rapids, MI, was first on the list.

SOURCE: Forbes Magazine

Best State Capital Cities to Live?

SOURCE: WalletHub

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Ranked at 12th in a new list by Zagat, Raleigh is placed among the “30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America.” Los Angeles topped the list, followed by Austin, TX; Chicago; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; Charleston, SC; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; and San Francisco, CA. Asheville also appeared on the list, coming in at 30th.

12TH MOST EXCITING FOOD CITY

SOURCE: Zagat, December 2017

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