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INSIDE << 919 What’s Inside 30

Infosys Coming to Brier Creek Company’s 2000 Workers Will Put Pressure on Busy Streets

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Collaborative Learning Space Creating a Space for Students And Teachers to Work Together

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It’s Almost Tax Time! Three Expert Tips to Make Sure You’re Ready to File

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See Our Smiles! Fun Family Atmosphere a Part Of Bovenizer & Baker Practice

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Best U.S. Places to Live Morrisville is Among the Nation’s Top Towns in America

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Wide Selection, Low Prices Discount Furniture of the Carolinas Is Conveniently Located in Morrisville

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A New Marathon in the 919 The Streets of Southpoint Host New FSSeries Benefit Race Event

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Endangered Red Wolf Family Durham’s Museum of Life And Sciences Moving Favorites

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Most Educated U.S. Cities? Where do 919 Raleigh and Durham Rank in New Analysis?

FE ATURE S

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A Passion for Golf

Young Golfer Loves Sport, But It’s Only a Part of Her Busy Life

Three Generations for Charity North Raleigh’s Barb Martin Leads Effort to Help Stop Breast Cancer

Go. See. Do.

13 Community Events 24 School Events 25 Extracurricular Activities 26 Nightlife 26 Community Sports 50 Holiday Events 76 Outdoor Activities 78 Runs, Walks, Golf, Races

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Experience and Professionalism ENLIGN’S Certified, Well-Trained Brokers Will Ensure Success

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919 >> NOTES

Publisher

Suzy Beth Sarver

Graphics

Tyler McElhaney Deidri Ottesen Myra Ray

A Fascination With the Holidays

Production

Preston Reins Jenny Smith

To be totally honest with you, dear readers: I was fully engaged with Christmas music the day after Halloween. But that’s only the beginning of my fascination with holidays.

Marketing

Lisa Boneham

When shopping for candles, I always find myself torn between Pumpkin Spice and Carolina Pine. And I’ve mapped out the Christmas shows here in town (see our in-depth coverage in this issue of what to see this season), prepared my menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations at our home – and my Pinterest page looks like “Martha Stewart Gone Wild”. Here around 919 Magazine, we are “All In” for the holidays. Let’s start with our 919 Student Jenna Lee Kim, a standout on the golf course and in the classroom. We catch up with this talented 8-year-old on Page 28. And, of course, since it’s the Christmas Season, we offer “61 Meaningful Ways to Get the Christmas Spirit” – featuring a roundup of everything holiday, from outdoor activities, tree lightings, and festivals to parade, plays and all the wonderful local community theater performances. You’re certain to find something for everyone on your list. On Page 47, we offer an installment of our new “Just 5” series and catch up with Ira David Wood III from Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park about his adaption of “A Christmas Carol”, celebrating its 43rd Anniversary of the legendary musical comedy. In this special issue, we also celebrate three of our favorite local business professionals: ENLIGN Advisors, Closets by Design and Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics. All are worthy of your consideration and attention this holiday season. As 2017 wraps to a close, I’m mindful of all the good things that happened this year. That is the focus for myself, my family and 919 Magazine. I am so grateful to our loyal readers and supporters, our advertisers, and our friends for making our first five years in the 919 such a wonderful ride. Keep suggesting your stories, your photos, the new businesses you are opening, the clubs and organizations to which you belong, the school teams and athletes you support, or that teacher and volunteer you know who is making a difference in our community --share it all with us, and we will share with the readers of 919 Magazine. Because if it’s important you, it’s important to us…and the 919: Where we all Live, Work and Play. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Contributors

Buffy Mac G. Cleveland Kilgore Tildon Dunn

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EVENTS << 919

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COMMUNITY EVENTS BRIER CREEK 11/1, 7

11/7

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Raleigh, Durham City Runoff Elections

Benefit for Ronald McDonald House Brier Creek Orthodontics 10411 Moncreiffe Rd, Ste 105A, Raleigh 919-544-9700 brercreekortho.com

Check website for races, polling locations, times dconc.gov wakegov.com/elections

11/11-12; 12/23

Carolina Poodle Rescue Adoption

11/6-27

10 am-4 pm Petsmart 8111 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 864-489-3559 carolinapoodlerescue.org

Youth Dance Lessons

Twinkle Toes II offers a fun-filled class introducing beginning jazz, ballet 11:30 am-12 pm, Mon; age 3-4; $40 fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

Adult Dance Fitness

Fusion of dance styles based on traditional Indian dances with energetic routines 8-8:45 am-12 pm, Tue; age 18-up; $30 fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

11/23

Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run

8:30-10:30 am Members and guests; register in advance Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

11/23

Thanksgiving Buffet

November 4-5:

11:30 am-3:30 pm Members and guests Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

Umstead State Park Family Campout Introduction to family camping; tents, dinner, guided activities, campfire fun and breakfast provided 1 pm Sat-10 am Sun; age 8-up; $14; pre-registration required; organized by City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Dept.

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919 >> EVENTS 11/25

LEESVILLE/ NORTH RALEIGH

Everything is Mama Storytime

Special children’s event, featuring Jimmy Fallon’s new lighthearted look at work from a baby’s point of view, and other activities 11 am; free Barnes & Noble Booksellers Brier Creek Commons 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-484-9903 barnesandnoble.com

11/7-12/12

Ballroom Dancing

Fun, active class teaches fox-trot, waltz, tango, cha-cha and rumba Age 15-up; Tuesdays; $45 fee Beginner: 5:15-6:15 pm Intermediate: 6:15-7:15 pm Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov

December 1:

Annual Tree Lighting Near the Clock Tower

Meet with Santa in a snowy winter wonderland; enjoy family friendly fun; and help judge merchants’ Christmas tree contest; events located near the clock tower 6:30-8:30 pm; free

12/15

PAANC 2017 Holiday Gala

Benefit for Philippine-American Association of North Carolina disaster delief and scholarship programs 6:30-11:30 pm; tickets, $60-$70 Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh paanc2017gala.eventbrite.com

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Football Sundays

4-9 pm Appetizer and drink specials at Deke’s Tavern & Table; members and guests Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

Open Enrollment

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

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Raleigh City Runoff Election Brier Creek Commons 8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh shopbriercreekcommons.com adventure.program@raleighnc.gov parks.raleighnc.gov

12/31

New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner

11:30 am-3:30 pm Members and guests Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

Toddler Learning Time

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

BC Exercise Fitness Center

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

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11/14

Discover Egg Drop: Will Your Egg Survive?

Read, create, discover and explor through books, activities, more 4:30-5:30 pm; Grades K-5; free Duraleigh Road Community Library 5800 Duraleigh Rd, North Raleigh 919-881-1344 wakegov.com/libraries

Parents’ Night Out

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

Mondays Pub Trivia

8:30 pm, Mondays; drink specials (free pitcher for round winners); cash prizes: $100 gift card (1st); $25 (2nd); $10 (3rd); picture rounds, lightening rounds, more; hosted by DJ Harrison Foster

Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek Brierdale Shopping Center 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com November/December 2017


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Storyland Adventures With Mr. Moo Monet

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Woodland Harvest

Children participate in storytime and make arts andcraftgs projects; parent participation is required Age 18M-3; 10:30-11:15 am, Wed; $45 fee

Animal Adventures Art

Learn about different types of fall fruits gathered by critters in the forest – and practice your own gathering techniques 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

Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov

Learn about animals and make art projects (snowy friends) 11-11:45 am, Tue; age 3-5; $40 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

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11/17, 12/1 Astronomy Nights

Youth Tap, Ballet

Indoor presentation, followed by outdoor telescope viewing of skies 5-7 pm; all ages; $2 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

Sentinel Primary Care NOW OPEN in Brier Creek near the Lumley Road exit of I-540

Learn team technique and grow as a beginning dance student 10:15-11-15 am, Wed; age 2-3; $36 fee 11:15-12-15 pm, Wed; age 4-5; $36 fee Millbrook Exchange Community Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-996-4156 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Is It Time To Leave Your Home?

Certified geriatric care professional provides information on ensuring alternative living for seniors 11:15 am-12:15 pm; free Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov

11/27

Learning with Legos

Practice planning and problem solving with Legos 4-30-5:15 pm; Grades K-up; free Leesville Community Library 5195 Country Trail, Raleigh 919-571-6661 wakegov.com/libraries

11/28

Marketing Essentials For Entrepreneurs

Workshop on topics such as crafting Marketing message, identifying target market, and much more 6:30-8:30 pm; registration required North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries

12/2-16

Youth Ballet Lessons

Learn beginning techniques, work on flexibility, learn terminology 11:15 am-12 pm, Sat; age 4-5; $30 Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/2-3

Painting Workshop

2-day workshop on abstract watercolor painting techniques; fo beginners or continuing students 9:45 am-3:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am-3:30 pm, Sun Age 16-up; $150 fee Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/4-18

Tech-Reation

Combines technology with benefits of recreation, such as digital treasure hunts and obstacle courses 6-7pm, Mon; age 5-11; $40 fee Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/6-20

Youth Acting Lessons

Build confidence, learn skills in this beginning class on flexibility, learn terminology 6-6:45 pm, Wed; age 6-18; $30 Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

November 30:

Glow in the Dark Party Fluorescent fun for teens, with games and crafts that glow in the dark 6-7 pm; Grades 6-10; registration required North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries

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12/9

Swim with Santa

Participants enjoy all attractions, plus sit on Santa’s lap, swim with his elves, enjoy crafts, activities; free with regular admission fee 10:15 am-12:15 pm; age 1M-8yr Buffaloe Road Aquatics Center 5908 Buffaloe Rd, North Raleigh 919-996-5600 parks.raleighnc.gov

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December 10: Cookies and Milk With Santa Claus

Includes a holiday craft, and plenty of time to talk to Santa; pre-registration required 3-4:30 pm, Wed; age 8-under; $8

Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/12

Welcoming Winter

Short walk, games, craft and story 10-11 am, age 3-5; $3 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/13

See Spot Read

Practice reading skills with the certified therapy dogs 4:15-5:15 pm-; Grades K-up; free Leesville Community Library 5195 Country Trail, Raleigh 919-571-6661 wakegov.com/libraries

12/14

Santa’s Elves Ornament Social

Santa’s elves join in to make ornament, enjoy cookies and milk; pre-registration required 10-11 am; age 3-6; $8 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/15

Holiday Pajama Party

Bring the entire family dressed in pajamas for cocoa, cookies, and a holiday movie; pre-registration required 5-7 pm; all ages; $2 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov November/December 2017


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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Gallery Exhibits

Nov: Sertoma Protrait Painters Dec: Student/Instrutor/Patron Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

Wednesday Movies

1:30-4 pm; free Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov

Discover Egg Drop: Will Your Egg Survive?

Read, create, discover and explor through books, activities, more 4:30-5:30 pm; Grades K-5; free Duraleigh Road Community Library 5800 Duraleigh Rd, North Raleigh 919-881-1344 wakegov.com/libraries

Card Night

Play cards, socialize and meet friends 6-8:30 pm, Fri; age 18-up; free Millbrook Exchange Community Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-996-4156 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/16

See Spot Read

Volleyball Open Gym

Table Tennis Open Play

All ages; call for times, dates Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

4-8:30 pm, Fri; age 12-up; free Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov

Practice reading skills with the certified therapy dogs 3-4 pm-; Grades K-up; free Duraleigh Road Community Library 5800 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh 919-881-1344 wakegov.com/libraries

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MORRISVILLE/ NORTH CARY 11/1

KNOW Luncheon

Gayle Lanier, Sr VP of Customer Services at Duke Energy, discusses her career evolution, the importance of community involvement and diversity in the workplace, and how to lead boldly; sponsored by Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 11:30 am-1 pm Cost: $37 for Chamber members, $53 non-members Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

11/4

Green Day

Semi-annual event sponsored by Public Works Dept features document shredding, electronics recycling, litter sweep, more 10 am-2 pm; all ages; free Morrisville Town Hall 100 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7070 townofmorrisville.org

11/7

Morrisville City Election

Check website for races, polling locations, times wakegov.com/elections

Old Play

11/11

Mike Mickxer

Live blues, R&B, rockabilly, reggae, funk and rock Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

11/14-12/12

Kids Scenic Drawing

Step-by-step lessons on basic landscape, portrait drawings; all art materials provided 6:30-7:30 pm, Tue; $100 fee Info: 919-564-8300 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7110 townofmorrisville.org

11/16

Coffee & Connections

Members networking opportunity 7:30-8:30 am; free for members; 8:30-9:15 am (shot of espresso); non-members invited for one session Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

New Member Luncheon

11/11

Beginner Birding Classes

Learn about the art of birding, and the tools and techniques needed to improve birding skills 9-11 am; adults; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

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The Gravy Boys

Live acoustic Americana music Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

11/20-12/18

Chess for Beginners

5-6 pm, Mon; age 5-14; $100 fee Info: 732-306-9929 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7110 townofmorrisville.org

11/21

Mario Cart Tournament

Compete on the original Wii System for prizes and glory 6:30-7:30 pm; Grades 6-10; registration required West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries

11/27-3/5

Youth Winter Basketball

Age 5-12; $69 fee (residents) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7110 townofmorrisville.org

11/9

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

Live Stones, Petty, REM, more Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

11/27-12/18

Electronic Game Design

November 17-19: Winter Wonderland

Train rides, live music, carolers, sledding slopes, story time with Santa Clause and more 5-9 pm; free

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6-8 pm, Mon; age 7-12; $100 fee Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7110 townofmorrisville.org

11/21

Sell That House!

Experts shares “ins and outs”of selling a home, from pricing, presentation, to choosing an agent 7-8 pm registration required West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries November/December 2017


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December 4:

Town of Morrisville Tree Lighting

Holiday Reception

Musical entertainment, crafts for children, refreshments, Santa visit, train rides, cookies, hot chocolate 7-9 pm; free • 7 pm: Lighting of the Tree • 7:05 pm: Choir Concert • 7:15 pm: Dance Company • 7:35 pm: Choir Concert • 8 pm: Dance Studio • 8:30 pm: Hope Comm Church Kid City Indian Creek Trailhead 101 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

Aloft Hotel Raleigh Durham Airport Brier Creek 10020 Sellona St, Raleigh 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

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12/2

Senior Christmas Party

Birding with Vernon

Music, gift exchange, catered lunch 12-3 pm; age 55-plus; $3 fee (residents), $5 non-residents Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7102 townofmorrisville.org

Discover different types of birds and their habitats; meet at the Waterwise Garden 8:30-10 am; free; no registration Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

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12/12

Entrepreneurial Workshop

Christin Johnson, Principal People Whisperer at iStartupHR, provides tips on HR laws and best practices; sponsored by Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 7:30-10 am; free for Chamber members ($15 for non-members) Lenova 1009 Think Pl, Bldg 1, Morrisville 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

12/16

Moonlight Rescue Band

Live music from 60s-80s Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

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919 >> EVENTS RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK 11/3 December 19: Christmas Cookies For Mom/Dad & Me

Parents and kids decorate cookies for Santa (all supplies included) 6-7:30 pm; age 7-12 (with parents);

Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7102 townofmorrisville.org

Fall STEM Expo

Hosted by STEM in the Park; features demonstrations, speed mentoring, competitions and more 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP windsor@rtp.org rtp.org

11/8

Personal Branding Of Your Leadership

Roundtable discussion on promotingindividual leadership 1-3:30 pm; free (registration required) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Senior Game Nights

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

Senior Bingo

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

Senior Fridays

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

Senior Dominoes Night

6-8 pm, Mon Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100 townofmorrisville.org

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November 9: 2017 NC Tech Awards Gala

Parents and kids decorate Presented by North Carolina Technology Association 5:30-10 pm Members: $125-$185 Non-members: $250

11/11

Women in Tech Summit NC

Workshops, career information, networking and more 8 am-5 pm; $100 fee (registration required) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP womenintechsummit.net/raleigh/

11/11

Women in Fiction And Film

Sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities, Event investigates the shifting roles of Women characters in theater, film and literature â&#x20AC;&#x201C; among other topics 9:15 am-4 pm, $125 ($62.50 for teachers) RTP Headquarters 12 Davis Dr, RTP humanities.unc.edu

11/15

Expert Speaker Series

For the V Foundation for Cancer Research, presented by the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina 6-8 pm Doubletree by Hilton 4810 Page Creek Rd, RTP lungcancerinitiative.org

11/17

Triangle Visual Artists Reception Artists available to discuss artwork on display 5-7 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP trianglevisualartists.com

Sheraton Imperial Hotel 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham nctechnology.org

11/9, 30

Happy Hour at The Frontier

Free brews Bombshell Beer 4:30-6:30 pm; free (registration required) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

December 14: Mistletoe Market

Shop local and enjoy free beer at this event, featuring hand-crafted and artesian goods; all vendors will donate a portion of sales to the Travis Manion Foundation The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

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RTP Food Truck Rodeo

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

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

Fleet Feet Sports Weekly Run Club 5:30 pm, Thu The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

RTPfit Yoga

Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups

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

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

RTPfit Muscle Mix

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

RTPfit Cardio Mix

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

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

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Tree of Bikes

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919 >> EVENTS 11/11

Willie Bradley Album Release Jazz Concert

Call for cost, times Beyu Caffe 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

11/12

RDC Maratho and Half Marathon

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

11/18-19

Durham Artwalk & Holiday Market

Sponsored by Durham Arts Council 10 am-5 pm (Sat) 1-5 pm (Sun) American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St americantobaccocampus.com

12/20

9th Annual Newtonanny

Sing-a-long of seasonal songs with Rebecca Newton and Family – and many, many special guests Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St, Durham 919-401-1979 thebluenotegrill.com

Music, performances, Santa, more 6 pm; free American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St americantobaccocampus.com nctechnology.org

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

WAKEFIELD/ ROLESVILLE/ WAKE FOREST 11/4

11/5

Purr Partners 5K Run/Walk

“Until They All Have A Home” 9 am E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF purrpartners.org

11/7

Wake Forest, Rolesville City Elections; Raleigh Run-off Election Check website for races, polling locations, times wakegov.com/elections

11/11 12/2

Durham Holiday Parade, Fun Fest

Parade on Main St: 11 am Fun Fest: 1-4 pm Free American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St americantobaccocampus.com

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9-11 am WF Community House 133 W Owen Ave, WF

Jazz Night On The Roof

Food, bounce houses, craft vendors, bingo, games, bake sale, hay rides, music and more 10 am-4 pm; free New Life Church 6900 Zebulon Rd newlifenow.com

13th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting

Police Department Annual Turkey Giveaway

12/19

Fall Festival

December 1:

11/20

Rockin’ the Forest

Featuring Matt Phillips and The Black Pocket 8 pm; $10 (adults), $5 (youths) WF Renaissance Centre 405 Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestnc.gov

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November 22: Music in the Library

Featuring local musician Malvey Lapin performing on violin 10-11:30 am; no registration required Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries

11/23

Just Think First 5K & Skinny Turkey

Half Marathon Benefit for Wakefield High Just Think First program, presented by FS Series; race is through scenic Wakefield Plantation 7:15 am Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

11/23

Gobbler’s Run 5K

12th annual event to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County 8 am Downtown Wake Forest 919-909-2526 gobblersrun.com

12/1-3

Walk Through Bethlehem

Outdoor, living nativity program, with cast and crew of over 150 6-9 pm; free WF Presbyterian Church 12605 Capital Blvd, WF wakeforestpres.org November/December 2017


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12/3

Lighting of Wake Forest

Christmas Parade And Santa Visit

30 ft tree lighting, followed by mayor’s address, arrival of Santa and more 6-8 pm; free Centennial Plaza Wake Forest Town Hall 301 S Brooks St, WF wakeforestnc.gov

Route along Main Street 2-3 pm: Parade 3-5 pm: Visit with Santa at Chamber of Commerce, 200 E Young St 919-562-7069 rolesvillechamber.org

12/5,13

12/2

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Downtown Holiday Open House

Learn all about the steps to start a new business and be successful 6:30-8:30 pm; registration required Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries

Complimentary refreshments, Activities, special offers, more Downtown Wake Forest 306 S White St, WF wakeforestnc.gov

12/2

Frosty Run 10K/5K

12/8

Benefit for Tri Area Ministry Food Pantry 8 am Gatehouse Tavern 960 Gateway Commons Dr, Wake Forest milesintosmiles.com

Arts for All Holiday Pajama Night

Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth Presents “The Snow Queen” 6:30-7:30 pm WF Renaissance Centre 405 Brooks St, WF 919-435-9458 wakeforestnc.gov

12/9

Father Daughter Dance

Dress up and dance the night away, with refreshments and photo opportunity 6-8 pm; $20 per couple rolesvillenc.gov

12/9

WF Christmas Parade

1-4 pm South White St, WF 919-435-9415 wakeforestnc.gov

12/16

The Listening Room

Live music by Claire Williams, & Robert Redfield; and Pete Pawsey 7:30-9:30 pm Wake Forest Coffee Company 156 S White St, WF 919-556-1519 wakeforestchamber.org

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919 CALENDAR

Special observances November 2017:

December 2017:

National Sandwich Day (11/3)

National Pie Day (12/1)

National Nachos Day (11/6)

National Cookie Day (12/4)

World Kindness Day (11/13)

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (12/7)

National Pickle Day (11/14)

National Brownie Day (12/8)

NatIonal Take a Hike Day (11/17)

Gingerbread House Day (12/12)

Mickey Mouse Birthday (11/18)

Poinsettia Day (12/12)

Small Business Saturday (11/25)

National Cocoa Day (12/13)

• Support independent business in the 919 • Info: americanexpress.com

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (12/15) Wright Brothers Day (12/17)

Daylight Savings Time Begins

Move clocks back one hour

11/11

Veterans Day

Thanksgiving Day

11/23

12/12-20

Chanukah

12/21

Winter Solstice

Christmas Day

12/25

National Bird Count (12/14-1/5)

National Educational Week (11/13-17

Festivus (12/23)

International Bible Week (11/19-26)

Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1)

Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Champagne Day (12/31)

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

AIDS Awareness Month

National Diabetes Month

National Human Rights Month

Peanut Butter Lovers Month

SCHOOLS 11/3-4

Fall Theater Performance

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

November 7, 16: Open House Session

11/8

Call or visit website for times, or to RSVP

Open House

Prospective students, parents welcome 6:30 pm North Wake College and Career Academy 931 Durham Rd, Wake Forest 919-694-8650 wcpss.net/northwakecca

11/11

Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair

Handmade jewelry, arts and crafts, raffles and much more; benefit for WHS PTSA 9 am-4:30 pm; $5 admission Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3600 wcpss.net/wakefieldhs

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11/16-18

‘Peter Pan’ Fall Play

7-9 pm Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary 919-463-8656 wcpss.net/panthercreekhs

11/16-17 Fall Play

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

11/18

Mistletoe Market

Presented by FAB Green Hope High Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs

11/28

High School Preview Night

Call or visit website to RSVP 6:30 pm Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

11/28

Band Expo

7 am-11 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

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11/4-5

Open House Session

76th Annual Gourd Arts, Crafts Festival

Call or visit website for times, or to RSVP Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

Displays, workshops, vendors, Presented by NC Gourd Society Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: 10 am-4 pm $2 admission (16-under, free) Holshouser Bldg NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh ncgourdsociety.org

12/2

Dance Concert

11/5

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

27th Annual A Tasteful Affair

Food and beverage competition to benefit Ronald McDonald House VIP Pre Party: 5-6 pm Main Event: 6-8 pm Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill rmh-chapelhill.org/annual-a tasteful-affair

12/5

Choir Concert

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

11/9-11

Holiday Art and Gift Show

12/14-15

43rd Annual Visions of Sugarplums event, featuring free parking, door prizes and much more Thu-Fri: 9 am-8 pm Sat: 9 am-3 pm Free admission Quail Hollow Swim & Tennis Clubhouse 800 Orleans Place (off Millbrook), Raleigh 919-847-4868 visionsofsugarplumsraleigh.com

Band Concerts

12/14: 9th, Concert Band, 7 pm 12/15: Symphonic Band, 7 pm Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4250 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs

12/15

JROTC Holiday Social

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

November 18:

22nd American Indian Heritage Celebration

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

11/11

Reds, Whites and Brews

50 different craft beers, specialty wines, live music, special appearance by Budweiser Clydesdales; benefit for Folds of Honor, supporting families of the fallen and disabled 12-5 pm; full tickets, $40; music only, $15 Midtown Park 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St, Raleigh 919-833-7755 visitnorthhills.com

11/19

JCC Film Series: “Ida”

Viewing of 2014 “Best Foreign Film” Academy Award (subtitled) 1:45-3:30 pm; free for members, $10 for general public; RSVP by 11/16 Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-2200 shalomraleigh.org

11/24-1/14

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

20 all-new displays; Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake; cultural performances, and artisan crafts Tue-SUN, 6-10 pm Adults, $15; age 3-17, $10; 2-under, free Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 919-462-2052, 800-514-3849 boothamphitheatre.com

Members of North Carolina’s eight Native American tribes share various aspects of their culture during day-long festival, featuring music by Jana Mashonee 11 am-4 pm; free

11/4

Salt and Smoke Festival

Whole-hog BBQ, beer, raw oysters, live music, cooks and craftsman, more 3-8 pm; tickets, $20-$85 Rock Quarry Farm 54 West, Chapel Hill 919-929-1408 saltandsmokefest.com

North Carolina Museum of History 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh 919-807-7900 ncmuseumofhistory.org

December 1:

Celebration of Flight Darrell Collins of Wright Bro. National Memorial shares stories of early aviation; food truck available 5-9 pm; free 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh 919-807-7900 ncmuseumofhistory.org

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919 >> EVENTS 12/1-10

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

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

12/5

98 Degrees at Christmas

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

12/6

JCC Speaker Luncheon, Featuring Scott Davis

Author resents stories from his latest book, “Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik” 12:30-2:30 pm; free for members, $10 for general public; RSVP by 11/29 Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-2200 shalomraleigh.org

12/6

Fantasia: Christmas After Midnight

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

12/6-10, 14-17 ‘A Christmas Carol’

Ira David Wood III’s beloved musical comedy celebrates its 43rd year Various performance times Tickets: 919-831-6058 12/6-10: Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts, Raleigh 12/14-17: Durham Performing Arts Center info@theatreinthepark.com theatreinthepark.com

12/9-10

The Nutcracker

Presented by Carolina Ballet Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham dpacnc.com

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‘The Santaland Diaries’

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

NOV/DEC

Carolina Hurricanes NHL team

PNC Arena 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh 866-NHL-CANEs tickets@carolinahurricanes.com nhl.com/hurricanes

SPECIALS/OTHER NOV/DEC

Parents’ Night Out

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

NIGHTLIFE 11/11

Mike Mickxer

Live blues, R&B, rockabilly, reggae, funk and rock Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

11/17 Old Play

919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

12/16

Moonlight Rescue Band

Live music from 60s-80s Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

COMMUNIT Y SPORTS 11/27-3/5

Youth Winter Basketball

Age 5-12; $69 fee (residents) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7110 townofmorrisville.org

NOV/DEC

Volleyball Open Gym

4-8:30 pm, Fri; age 12-up; free Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov

Table Tennis Open Play

All ages; call for times, dates Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

November/December: Every Wednesday: Team Trivia 8 pm West Park Tavern 2734 NC Hwy 55, Cary 919-303-9300 westparktavern.com

Live Stones, Petty, REM, more Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com

11/18

The Gravy Boys

Live acoustic Americana music Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville www.919Magazine.com

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PASSION FOR GOLF – AND MORE! Young Golfer Loves Sport, But It’s Only a Part of Her Diverse World By G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

‘Jenna not only loves golf, she loves almost everything!’ ~ GINA LEE Jenna Lee Kim’s mother

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STUDENT << 919 Jenna Lee Kim Profile AGE: 8 RESIDENCE: Brookline, Brier Creek (North Raleigh) SCHOOL: 3rd Grade, Durham Academy PARENTS: Charles Kim, Gina lee SIBLINGS: Justin Kim (Durham Academy) PETS: Bella (dog) INTERESTS: Music (piano, violin, singing), dance (jazz, ballet), golf, tennis, skiing, art, writing

Little Jenna Lee Kim has passion – a lot of passion, for a lot of things. A Brier Creek resident and 3rd Grade student at Durham Academy, Jenna is the daughter of Charles Kim, a physician who heads Interventional Radiology at Duke Hospital and Gina Lee, an orthodontist who owns Brier Creek Orthodontics and North Durham Orthodontics – and already a championship youth golfer. “Jenna has a true passion for golf – she loves watching it on TV, she loves talking about it, she loves practicing, and of course playing,” said her mother. “This, combined with her work ethic, helps her to play well. It also doesn’t hurt that her mom is a big golf fan, whose favorite activity is coaching and caddying for her!” And Jenna is really good on the golf course, finishing in the top 15 in her age division in the last two annual USKids World Championship tournaments (this year’s competition included 1,500 competitors from 50 countries). She also won the USKids Carolina State Championship in 2016, the USKids Sandhill Tour Championship in Spring 2017 and Spring 2016, and the Drive, Chip and Putt local competition in both of the last two years. She also scored her first hole-in-one this past July, while playing at Pinehurst. “My mom introduced golf to me when I was really young,” Jenna explained. “And my brother, Justin (a 5th Grader at Durham Acad-

emy) used to play golf, and I used to tag along for his lessons.” Jenna attributes her success to her mother, who is her main coach and caddy – but she also gives credit to lessons from Kathy Bounds, the LPGA Head Teaching Professional at the Dona Lerner Golf Academy at Brier Creek Country Club. And she mentions a current LPGA professional as an inspiration. “My idol is Michelle Wie,” Jenna said. “She was the youngest player to qualify to play in the US Amateur championship, when she was 10!” But, actually, as big a part of her life that golf plays – it’s just a part of her wellrounded world. “I love (all of my classes in school), but art class is my favorite. I play violin, and am a member of Duke String School Choir,” said Jenna, noting that she goes also attends dance lessons at Stage Door Dance in Brier Creek. She also loves writing, and has written several short stories. Eventually, she hopes to be a pediatrician, because, “I love babies, and I want to help them get better when they are sick.” Jenna’s mother agrees with her daughter about her versatility. “Jenna not only loves golf, she loves almost everything! She loves practicing golf, practicing her musical instruments, and even loves doing homework,” said Lee. “It is sometimes hard to get her to stop practicing things. She is also a really sweet and considerate daughter, who is always trying to please everyone. She loves school, and loves trying her best at everything she does.” Still, Lee feels certain that golf will be a part of her talented daughter’s life for a long time. “We feel lucky that Jenna has found an activity to be passionate about,” she said.

“Golf is such a great (and safe!) sport, so we are excited that she will have this as a wonderful hobby for the rest of her life.”

‘My idol is Michelle Wie. She was the youngest player to qualify to play in the US Amateur championship, when she was 10!’ ~ JENNA LEE KIM 3rd Grader, Brier Creek resident

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Infosys Coming to Brier Creek Infosys will soon open its North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub in Brier Creek. This innovation Hub is expected to hire 2,000 American workers by 2021. The new hub, which will open in early 2018, will occupy 60,000 sq. ft. in a new facility on Brier Creek Parkway and has the capacity to house 500 workers. The company plans to hire the first 500 workers in Raleigh innovation hub within two years, with the remainder to be hired in the state by 2021. “Innovation, technology, and education are part of who we are as North Carolinians, and along the course of this project, Infosys leaders have found that to be the case every step of the way. Our top-flight workforce, commitment to education, and exceptional quality of life help businesses of all sizes recruit and retain excellent employees,” said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. “The North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub is part of Infosys’ investment in the future of the U.S. tech workforce and will focus on delivering cutting-edge solutions in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and advanced analytics, cloud and big data,” said Ravi Kumar, President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Infosys. “The Hub, located in the innovation incubator of Raleigh, will support the development of co-created solutions for our valued clients in North Carolina and the surrounding region. Attracting and retaining a skilled and motivated workforce is crucial to Infosys, and the new Tech Hub—along with the robust training program we are developing with the North Carolina

Company to Hire 2,000 Workers at New Facility

Community College System and proximity to tier-one research universities—will expand Infosys’ existing North Carolina network to better serve clients in the IT, life sciences, clean technology and advanced manufacturing sectors.” New hires will include recent graduates from the state’s prestigious network of colleges, universities and community colleges, as well as local professionals who will benefit from upskilling through Infosys’ worldclass training curriculum. As part of Infosys’ commitment to grow 2,000 jobs in the state of North Carolina, the company is partnering with the North Carolina Community College System to create a customized program designed to train the workforce of the future. For more information, please visit infosys.com/american-innovation/nc.

Three Generations Raise More Than $100,000 For Breast Cancer Research North Raleigh resident Barb Martin and her mother, Carole Ann Alvarez, are both breast cancer survivors. And after Martin’s battle, they discussed ways to give back. To date, the pair of survivors – along with Martin’s daughter, Lanie, have raised more than $100,000 for breast cancer research, and expect to increase that number in 2018. Three generations walking to raise money in Washington, DC: Lanie Martin, Barb Martin, and Carole Alvarez. Submitted Photo

In 2012, Martin and Alvarez completed their first two-day, 39-mile charitable walk in California, recruiting friends to join their “Golden Bare Boobs” team (a humorous homage to Martin’s West Coast roots) so they could expand their fundraising efforts. As soon as Lanie was old enough, she joined her family’s efforts, participating for two years in the walk’s Youth Crew. When she turned 16 this year, she was finally old enough to walk the 39 miles alongside her mom and grandmother. All three donned pink super-hero capes Martin made, each emblazoned with “Golden Bare Boobs” in sparkly letters. The “GBB’s” have now completed six walks with the Avon 39: Walk to End Breast Cancer in Charlotte, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Boston and Washington, DC -- and, this year, the hitting the $100,000 milestone. In 2018, three generations will once again don super-hero capes to walk 39 miles – this time in New York City. In addition, Barb and Lanie Martin are partnering with Inspirations Home Décor to host a Girls Night Out on Thursday, Dec. 7, to raise funds for breast cancer research. This will be the 7th fundraiser that Inspirations has hosted to support the Martins’ efforts. As a breast cancer survivor herself, owner Debbie Cain said this is a cause close to her heart. From the moment she opened Inspirations in 2014, they, too, have been giving back. Inspirations is located at 8601 Glenwood Ave. in North Raleigh. Call 919-977-3039 for more information on the special event. For more information or to donate to the fundraising efforts, contact Barb Martin at bamartihome@gmail.com.

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919 >> COMMUNITY Three Brier Creek Commons Kicks Off Holiday Season Brier Creek Commons shopping center celebrates the Christmas season in December with its annual holiday celebration. Scheduled for 6:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, the Annual Tree Lighting near the Brier Creek Commons Clock Tower is a free event featuring a chance to meet Santa in a snowy winter wonderland and enjoy family friendly fun. Participants can also help judge the first ever Brier Creek Merchants Christmas Tree Contest. For additional information, visit shopbriercreekcommons.com Brier Creek Commons is located on Brier Creek Parkway in North Raleigh, just off I-540.

Umstead State Park Family Campout Set

What better time to camp than in the crisp, cool autumn temperatures? Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services offers a unique opportunity for families to enjoy an introduction to camping on Nov. 4-5, at William B. Umstead State Park. The activity -- which is 1 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday – includes tents, guided activities, dinner, campfire fun, and breakfast. Tents are provided. Participants must be age 8 and older. Cost is $14 and pre-registration is required. For information, call 919-9966855, email adventure.program@raleighnc.gov, or visit parks. raleighnc.gov. William B. Umstead State Park is located at 8801 Glenwood Ave. in North Raleigh.

Pump It Up Offers New Toddler Learning Time Pump It Up Brier Creek now offers Toddler Learning Time for children age 2 and 3. The fun one-hour sessions are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and include activities designed to strengthen fine and gross motor skills – plus circle time with a story, a craft, snacks and unlimited play time. Each session is taught by a professional instructor with a Masters degree in education. Parental participation is required. Fee is $10 per child per session (or five sessions for $40). For information or to register, call 919-828-3344 or visit pumpitupparty.com/raleigh-nc. Pump It Up Brier Creek is located at 10700 World Trade Blvd #112.

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Talbots Opens New Store At Brier Creek Commons

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Noted women’s clothing retailer Talbots recently opened a company store at Brier Creek Commons shopping center. The 5,964 sq. ft. facility opened Sept. 26 – and celebrated with a grand opening on Oct. 9. Established in 1947, Talbots features women’s apparel, shoes and accessories and operates more than 500 stores in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit talbots.com. Brier Creek Commons is located on Brier Creek Parkway, between Lumley Road and Glenwood Avenue/U.S. Highway 70, just north of I-540 in North Raleigh.

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Brier Creek Massage Envy Now Under New Ownership

David Holzworth is the new owner of Massage Envy in Brier Creek Commons. Holzworth grew up in Chapel Hill as an avid golfer. After a sixyear career in the golf industry, he now owns and operates five Massage Envy locations in the RaleighDurham area -- including North Hills, Falls of the Neuse, Brier Creek, Southpoint, and Cary Parkside. Massage Envy Brier Creek is located at 8201 Brier Creek Parkway #105.

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Special Event Features New Jimmy Fallon Book

Brier Creek’s Barnes & Noble Booksellers plans a special “Everything is Mama” story time event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25. The free children’s activity features late night television host Jimmy Fallon’s new book, which is a lighthearted look at work from a baby’s point of view. Additional activities are also planned. For information, call 919-484-9903 or visit barnesandnoble.com. Barnes & Noble Booksellers is located in Brier Creek Commons at 8431 Brier Creek Parkway in North Raleigh.

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Benefit Event Supports Triangle Family Services Go-2-Girls Services Can Help During the Holidays Go-2-Girls, a professional full service company in the 919, is helping families achieve a life balance by providing services for house cleaning, errands, in-home laundry and organization, gift wrapping and personal assistant services. And, in this busy holiday period, Go-2-Girls is accepting last-minute reservations for residents requiring assistance during the busy holiday season. Local resident and founder of Go-2-Girls Crystal Hamm – a busy executive and mother -- founded the company in 2015 to help others manage their busy lives. Hamm understands what it’s like to do it all, and out of that experience she started Go-2-Girls: A personal concierge service designed to help people achieve balance in their lives. According to Hamm, the goal is to make a positive difference in serving both the clients and employees and help clients focus on what truly matters – yourself and your family.

Triangle Family Services Annual Gingerbread Benefit – scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 – will include a jazz inspired cocktail lounge and speakeasy décor – including the sounds of 1940s-era live music. Fleur Seule, a 1940s jazz band based in Manhattan, is reviving the sounds and look of the swing era. Featuring songs in seven languages, the band has a wide variety of music to get any crowd on the dance floor and enjoying a trip back in time. Evening Gala Tickets are $125, with VIP Evening Gala Tickets priced at $250. The event is at North Ridge Country Club, located at 6612 Falls of Neuse Road. For more information, visit tfsnc.org.

For more information or to schedule a service, visit go-2-girls.com, email crystal@ go-2-girls.com, or call 919-909-8093.

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919 >> COMMUNITY Short Takes

Brier Creek Country Club Turkey Trot Set for Nov. 23

Orangetheory Fitness -- which specializes in a one-hour, full body workout – is now open at 4233 Corners Parkway, near Harris Teeter in Brier Creek.

Brier Creek area residents, age 18 and older, can take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment at the Brier Creek Community Center, located at 10810 Globe Road in North Raleigh. Cost is $5 for drop-in (or a 30-day pass for $15). Call 919-420-2340 for more information.

For information, call 919-206-4600 or visit briercreekcc.com.

International Preschool Open Enrollment Under Way in BC

Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant hosts Pub Trivia every Monday at 10370 Moncreiffe Road in Brier Creek’s Brierdale Shopping Center. Featuring drink specials and cash prizes, the event features picture rounds, lightening rounds and more. Call 919544-4141 or visit traliirishpub.com for information.

US-based Tricopian, developer of the new FuelRod mobile charging services, has expanded its kiosk network at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The company’s ‘Power-on-the-Go’ service will enable passengers at the airport to easily charge their Apple or Android devices without electrical outlets or charging stations.

Deke’s Tavern & Table hosts Football Sundays at 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the NFL football season for members and guests at Brier Creek Country Club, featuring appetizer and drink specials. Deke’s is located at 9400 Club Hill Drive in North Raleigh. Call 919-206-4600 or visit briercreekcc.com for information.

Brier Creek Country Club’s annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9400 Club Hill Drive in North Raleigh. For members and guests, the event is open to all ages, entire families and dogs. Registration is 8:30 a.m., with the 5K Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m. A 1 Mile Fun begins at 9:10 a.m.

Enrollment is now open at International Preschool of Raleigh. An international school that provides half-day preschool education for children age 2 to 5 years old, the campus is located in Brier Creek and features a unique curriculum involving academics, the arts, technology, movement and more. An international learning curriculum includes Spanish and Chinese language classes, art projects, a yearly international festival and more. For information or to schedule a tour, call 919-957-7249 or visit ipraleigh.com. IPR is located at 10810 Globe Road in North Raleigh.

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Donovan’s Dish is now open in Brier Creek near Lowe’s, serving fresh “take and bake” entrees for busy North Raleigh families.

Brier Creek resident Laura Huntly and Holly Springs High Assistant Football Coach EJ Joseph both helped at the 919 Magazine booth at Wide Open Bluegrass.

The Sowell Family Pickers stopped by the 919 Magazine booth at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in downtown Raleigh in late September. 919 Magazine has sponsored the youth stage at the Raleigh Convention Center for the past four years.

Greenhouse Picker Sisters celebrated a grand Opening of their new warehouse/showroom near the Wake Technical Community College Main Campus in Raleigh. The company offers prop rentals for many event planners around the Triangle.

919 Magazine Publisher SB Sarver hosted a special recipe exchange event recently at her residence. Pictured here are a few of the entries, with the top prize going to Brier Creek resident Marina Lee for a delicious seafood dip.

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Experience, Insight and Professionalism ENLIGNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Certified, Well-Trained Team Of Business Brokers Will Ensure Success By TILDON DUNN 919 Magazine Writer 38 November/December 2017

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SPOTLIGHT << 919 Jeff Snell Profile POSITION Principal Broker COMPANY ENLIGN Business Brokers YEARS IN POSITION: 15 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: BS, Clemson University RESIDENCE: Raleigh FAMILY: 4 children: Lundy, 14; Britton, 12;Tucker, 10; Ellory, 8 PETS: Harley (dog) INTERESTS: Motorsports, shooting sports

‘All ENLIGN brokers have owned their own businesses… They have unique insight and experience when it comes to operating, valuing and selling businesses’ ~ JEFF SNELL ENLIGN Business Brokers

ENLIGN Business Brokers YEAR OPENED: 2003 OWNERS: Jeff Snell, Jesse Reed ADDRESS: 2009 Caminos Dr, Raleigh BUSINESS HOURS: As needed, by appointment SERVICES: Selling a business; buying a business; business evaluations; mergers and acquisitions WEBSITE: enlign.com EMAIL: jsnell@enlign.com PHONE: 919-624-1124

Buying or selling a business can be stressful. It’s typically a high value transaction for everyone involved. Quality of the business data is sometimes in question. And, in North Carolina, business brokerage is not regulated – so broker expertise varies widely. That’s why ENLIGN Business Brokers – formed 14 years ago by Jeff Snell of Raleigh – has set itself apart. “In 2003, business owners in the local market didn’t know business brokers existed – or they had a negative perception,” said Snell. “ENLIGN’s philosophy has always been to be different than the competition and differentiate the experience and certifications of its brokers.” It’s the background and training of the five brokers in offices across North Carolina and in Tennessee that puts ENLIGN at a higher level of professionalism and yields the best results for clients. “ENLIGN requires that its brokers participate in continuing education and compensates them based upon their completed certifications,” noted Snell, who serves on the International Business Brokers Board of Directors and is the global credentialing chairman for the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary designation. “All ENLIGN brokers have owned their own businesses prior to becoming a broker,” Snell stressed. “They have unique insight and experience when it comes to operating, valuing and selling businesses – enabling them to deliver the highest market value in the shortest amount of time with complete confidentiality.” ENLIGN began when Snell sold his technology company to two IBM executives, who were so impressed with his dealings during the transaction, they recommended he explore becoming a business broker. Today, he partners on ENLIGN with Jesse Reed, a previous business associate that he met when both raced Vipers in the Sports Car Club of America. ENLIGN represents most business types, sizes and locations, but does not engage with businesses that are cash flow negative or can’t produce quality financials or filed tax returns. Plus, according to Snell, ENLIGN’s process ensures complete transparency so that stakeholders (buyer, seller, lender, SBA) are confident in the data they are provided. Such a philosophy has created success. “Almost 70 percent of ENLIGN’s clients are referred by past clients, attorneys, accountants and financial advisers,” said Snell, adding that virtually all brokers charge the same fees, so it doesn’t cost more to work with the best – and ensure that a business ownership transaction is smooth and successful. “If you think hiring an expert is expensive, try hiring an amateur.” ENLIGN represents profitable privately-held companies with gross annual revenues in excess of $1 million – and specializes in transactions between $250,000 and $25 million. For more information, call 919-624-1124, email jsnell@enlign.com or visit enlign.com.

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With Beth Kilburn CTE Interior Design Instructor Leesville Road High School

Collaborative Learning Space 1. What was the inspiration behind the project? The project is called From Locker Bay to Collaborative Learning Space and the inspiration was the Wake County School District 4C’s integration: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking. We wanted to create a space that our students and teachers could use to foster the 4C’s outside the traditional classroom space.

2. Who created the concept and completed the project? It was a trend of the District and through discussions, we realized we could be one of those schools. It came together through the work of students, staff and administration. An original team of six students from our Interior Design program and our Drafting/Architectural Drawing program worked on the design of the space for about one year. As time went on, more students were added, and some students graduated. Once the design was district approved, work could begin.

3. How was the project funded? Part of the project was funded through Wake County Schools, and the remainder through the 4C’s Grant from WCPSS. These monies were awarded for projects that combined all four of the C’s together with student work.

4. What are the next steps? At this time, the renovation of the space itself is complete. We are awaiting furniture which has been ordered and should arrive soon! Teachers and students are already utilizing the space for class meetings and so on.

5. What was the overall goal of the project? The goal of the project was to create a space for students and staff to work together in a space that could hold more than one class. The space needed to lend itself to student comfort in a way that helps them express their creativity and work together. Sometimes regular classroom design can be constraining as far as collaboration goes, and we wanted to offer the students a welcoming space to use.

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919 >> COMMUNITY Trinity Academy Plans Open House Events and Activities

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Trinity Academy – located in North Raleigh – plans a series of opportunities for prospective students and parents to visit the campus and hear about the school’s programs and educational philosophy. Open House Sessions are planned for Wednesday, Nov. 1; Tuesday, Nov. 7; Thursday, Nov. 16; Friday, Dec. 1; Wednesday, Dec. 6; and Monday, Dec. 11. In addition: • A special High School Preview Night is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28. • A Kindergarten Open House is scheduled at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Call 919-786-0114 or visit trinityacademy.com for specific session times, to RSVP, or to get additional information. Trinity Academy is located at 10224 Baileywick Road, between Leesville Road and Creedmoor Road.

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Millbrook Magnet High recently received the coveted International Baccalaureate World School certification, based on the Magnet School Standards of Excellence and the five pillars of magnet schools – diversity; innovative curriculum and professional development; academic excellence; high quality instructional systems; and family and community partnerships.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh North opened recently opened with upgraded room designs at 6408 Capital Boulevard, across from Triangle Town Center.

West Millbrook Middle could become a magnet school in 2018, with the International Baccalaureate theme – with East Millbrook Middle focusing on a visual and performing arts magnet theme. A decision is expected soon.

Katie Goff, a sophomore at Leesville Road High, is a defensive back on the U15 U.S. National Women’s Soccer team. A member since spring 2017, she is one of 20 players on the team playing a number of international teams.

A drive-through event to shred confidential documents and recycle electronics – properly disposing both to private information – is planned for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina at Coastal Federal Credit Union, located at 1000 St. Albans Drive in North Hills. More information at bbb.org/raleigh-durham.

Leesville Road High Marching Band was named Grand Champion at the Pinecrest Band Fest Competition in September.

Wayback Burgers -- featuring made-to-order burgers and milk shakes – is now open at 6320 Capital Boulevard #116 in North Raleigh’s Plantation Square shopping center. For information, call 919-977-4444.

Aaron Marcin of Lead Mine Elementary in North Raleigh was a finalist for Wake County Public School System Principal of the Year.

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Carolina Barre Provides Unique Toning Workouts

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Carolina Barre & Core in North Raleigh offers special classes designed to help individuals find and embrace their core, strengthen and tone their muscles, and create a greater sense of peace, love and community. Classes are available at various times and dates each month at the boutique fitness studio in North Raleigh. All teachers are Barre certified by Exhale Core Fusion. Carolina Barre is located in North Raleigh’s Lafayette Village at 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 102. For information, call 919-200-4241 or visit carolinabarre.com.

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Author Scott Davis Presents Stories from His Latest Book

Scott Davis, author, seven time Emmy Award winner, retired UNC -TV executive producer and founder of Jewish Storyteller Press, presents stories from his latest book, “Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik” at 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center in North Raleigh. “My book was inspired by my performances at JCC Speaker Luncheons over the past several years, so I am delighted to present a few of these stories now at this speaker luncheon,” said Davis. Lunch is provided, sponsored by Magnolia Glen, for the event – which is free for JCC members (and $10 for the general community). The program is funded in part with a grant from the BJH Foundation. For more information, contact the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary at 919676-2200 or shalomraleigh.org

Create Holiday Memories With Linda Craft & Team

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Linda Craft & Team Realtors plans its 5th Annual Santa Day at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. Families and friends are welcome to have a free 5x7 photograph taken with Santa Claus, creating lifelong picture memories. The Santa photo opportunities take place at the Linda Craft & Team Realtors offices at 7300 Six Forks Road in North Raleigh. Linda Craft & Team Realtors – the Corporate Real Estate Sponsor for the Carolina Hurricanes – is locally owned and has helped individuals find a place to call home in all price ranges for more than 30 years. For information, call 919-235-0007 or visit lindacraft.com.

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Local Rolling Stones tribute band, Gimme Shelter recently re-formed with a new lead singer and performed at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh.

Kyle Cantrell (center right), host of the SiriusXM Satellite show “Bluegrass Junction”, gave the NC State Wolf Pack sign -- along with his wife, Becky, and fellow music executives at the Mountain Home Music event during Wide Open Bluegrass week in Raleigh.

WWE Superstar Gustev and his superstar wife Lana (from “WWE Total Divas” television show) arrivie at the Raleigh Durham International Airport for a special wrestling event at The PNC Arena.

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It’s Almost Tax Time:

Are You Ready? By Katie A. Lawson, PLLC As the beginning of the new year approaches, one of the most frightful seasons approaches as well: Tax season. Here are three tips that will help you face the 2017 tax season. • GET ORGANIZED: It is never too early to begin preparing for the upcoming tax season. For individual tax payers, make sure that all of your financial documents are placed in a single location (i.e. folder, drawer, etc.). For small business owners, make sure your bookkeeping is up to date. • DECIDE ON A TAX PREPARER: It is perfectly fine to interview a tax preparer. You want to make sure that the preparer is familiar with your tax situation so you can receive all of your tax benefits. • REMEMBER FILING AN EXTENSION ONLY EXTENDS THE TIME TO FILE: If you get bogged down and are unable to meet the tax deadline, remember that an extension only extends the time to file your taxes and not the time to pay your taxes. So, if you anticipate owing taxes it is wise to make a payment with your extension filing to decrease the accrual of penalties and interest.

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919 >> ACTIVITIES

Cupcake Run at Brier Creek The annual Cupcake Run at Brier Creek in October attracted more than 1,200 runners and walkers this year. The popular FSSeries 5K North benefits Make-A-Wish North Carolina.

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HOLIDAY << 919

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ It’s the 43rd Anniversary Of the Hit Musical Comedy!

Ira David Wood III's beloved musical comedy, “A Christmas Carol,” celebrates its 43rd Anniversary in the 919 this year. The show has been performed annually since 1974 and has been named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast." Cited as "one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history," the performance has enjoyed critically acclaimed tours to England and France. With over one million people having experienced the magic of “A Christmas Carol” throughout the years, the show regularly sells out. A few of its honors include being named one of the Top 20 Events In he Southeast, the Metro Ovation Award, the Triangle Arts & Entertainment Reader's Choice Award, a Proclamations from the Mayor of Raleigh and the Governor of North Carolina, Proclamations from Compiegne, France and Kingston-Upon-Hull, England, and the distinct privilege of being the first theatrical production at DPAC. “After 42 years, coming to see this show is like visiting an old friend,” said Ira David Wood III, founder and executive director of Raleigh’s Theatre In The Park, and the man behind the unique annual production of “A Christmas Carol” in Durham and Raleigh. “Many people have grown up attending the production each December." “A Christmas Carol” returns to the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh Dec. 6-10 and the Durham Performing Arts Center Dec. 14-17. Ira David Wood IV will play Scrooge in all Saturday matinees. Ticket sales are handled by each venue and can be purchased by calling 800-7453000 or ticketmaster.com for Raleigh or 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com for Durham.

Ira David Wood III Profile RESIDENCE: North Raleigh HOMETOWN: Enfield, NC AGE: 70 PROFESSION: Founder/Executive Director, Theatre In The Park EDUCATION: BFA, North Carolina School of the Arts FAMILY: Wife, Ashley; daughter, Evan; 2 sons, Ira IV and Thomas INTERESTS: Writing, photography 919 Magazine

With Ira David Wood III Actor/Director Theatre in the Park

A Christmas Carol’ 1. What was the inspiration to create your adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”? I wanted to create a holiday event for the entire family to enjoy together. When we premiered our version of “A Christmas Carol”, most area theatres remained closed for the holidays.

2. What are some memorable highlights over the years in presenting the show? We have actually had one onstage wedding! Scrooge was the flower girl! We’ve also had a half dozen wedding proposals onstage during the show.

3. To what to you attribute the longevity and success of the show? It’s a timeless message of hope and, like Mr. Scrooge’s own transformation, I believe it reaffirms our faith in our ability to become better people than we are.

4. Can today’s fans look forward to their children and grandchildren enjoying this unique presentation? I certainly hope so. My oldest son, Ira David Wood IV, took over the role when I had to undergo open-heart surgery and did a magnificent job. I think he’ll carry on the tradition quite well.

5. We know each performance is unique and surprising; what can local fans expect from this year’s performances? The unexpected!

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Dec. 6-10 7 pm Raleigh (Duke Center for the Performing Arts) Dec. 14-17 7 pm Durham (Durham Performing Arts Center)

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HOLIDAY SHOWS: Classics and All New Charlie Brown Discovers the True Meaning of Christmas It’s a classic television show, now available on the Theatre in the Park stage. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. Shows are planned for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 8; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 9; and 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 10. Tickets are $12 for individuals, and $10 for season members and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling 919-831-6058 or visiting theatreinthepark. com. Theatre in the Park is located at 107 Pullen Road in Raleigh.

‘The Santaland Diaries’ Raucous, Politically Incorrect Adventure “The Santaland Diaries” is a one-man show starring Jesse Gephart. reliving an out-of-work, young actor’s brief stint as an elf in Macy’s “Santaland.” The play – scheduled in December at Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park – is based on David Sedaris’s short story, chronicles the holiday season and is filled with charged, politically incorrect, irreverent commentaries of fellow elves, Santa’s true colors, and the raucous adults and children who come to sit on St. Nick’s lap. The show – which is for mature audiences only – is planned for 8 p.m. on Dec. 15-16 and 22-23, and 3 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 24. Tickets are $24 for adults; $18 for military, seniors and students; and $16 for season members. Shows are planned for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 8; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 9; and 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 919-831-6058 or visiting theatreinthepark. com. Theatre in the Park is located at 107 Pullen Road in Raleigh.

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Theatre In The Park Plans First Sensory-friendly Performance In an effort to make theatre magic accessible to all families in the Raleigh area, Theatre In The Park will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in a sensory-friendly format at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. This special sensory-friendly performance will be presented in a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum, or other sensitivity issues, and their families. Theatre staff plans to adjust light and sound levels, resulting in fewer loud noises and flashing lights. In addition, designated “Quiet Areas” are planned where patrons may take breaks, and volunteers will be onsite to assist families as needed. Tickets can be purchased by calling 919-831-6058 or visiting theatreinthepark. com. Theatre in the Park is located at 107 Pullen Road in Raleigh.

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11/1-21

Lake Myra Christmas Lights

Tree of Bikes

Drop off new bicycles for a 4-13 year-old child for holidays; drop off bikes at: 300 Blackwell St., Ste 104 Old Bull Bldg, Durham americantobaccocampus.com

11/4-5

76th Annual Gourd Arts, Crafts Festival

Displays, workshops, vendors, Presented b y NC Gourd Society Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: 10 am-4 pm $2 admission (16-under, free) Holshouser Bldg NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh ncgourdsociety.org

11/9-11

Holiday Art and Gift Show

43rd Annual Visions of Sugarplums event, featuring free parking, door prizes and much more Thu-Fri: 9 am-8 pm Sat: 9 am-3 pm Free admission; cash or checks only Quail Hollow Swim & Tennis Clubhouse 800 Orleans Place (off Millbrook), Raleigh 919-847-4868 hvisionsofsugarplumsraleigh.com

11/11-12

The Night Before Christmas

Whimsical presentation of ballet, jazz and tap dances; Santa makes a special appearance Fri: 7 pm; Sat: 3 pm; tickets, $15-$30 AJ Fletcher Opera Theater Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-848-1830 carolinadancefoundation.org/ events

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ABC11 Raleigh Christmas Parade Presented by Greater Raleigh Merchants Association and Shop Local Raleigh; route is 1.4 mi, lasting about 2.5 hours in Downtown Raleigh Parade route begins at 9:40 am at Hillsborough Street and St Mary’s Street; and continues on Salisbury, Morgan, Fayetteville and Lenoir grma.org/christmas-parade

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Durham Artwalk & Holiday Market

Sponsored by Durham Arts Council 10 am-5 pm (Sat) 1-5 pm (Sun) American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St americantobaccocampus.com

11/22

Polar Express

Special holiday concert by North Carolina Symphony; arrive early and visit Santa, enjoy crafts and more 3 pm; check website for ticket prices Meymandi Concert Hall Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-733-2750 dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

11/22,24-26 Messiah

Presented by the Carolina Ballet, featuring Handel’s score and live music by NC Master Chorale; check website for times, tickets Memorial Auditorium Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-996-8700 dukeenergycenterraleigh.com www.919Magazine.com

Holiday light show spectacular, presented in drive-in style Sun-Thu: 6-10 pm; Fri-Sat: 6-11 pm Free 10 S Cypress St, Downtown Wendell, NC 919-339-2073 lakemyrachristmaslights.com

11/24-12/24

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

TV classic comes to the stage; event times will vary, so check website Tickets: $15-$53 Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-996-8700 dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

12/1

WWC Holiday Gala

Presented by Wakefield Women’s Club; Live music by Bull City Syndicate 7-11 pm; tickets, $67-$77 TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh 919-538-3930 judyw0109@gmail.com wwclub.org

12/1

Annual Tree Lighting

Meet with Santa in a snowy winter wonderland; enjoy family friendly fun; and help judge merchants’ Christmas tree contest 6:30-8:30 pm; free Brier Creek Commons 8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh shopbriercreekcommons.com

12/1

An Evening with Elves

Museum play, holiday activities, s’mores outdoors, snowflake fairy 6-8:30 pm Members adv tickets: $25 ($30 non-members) Marbles Kids Museum 201 E Hargett St 919-834-4040 MarblesKidsMuseum.org

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Town of Morrisville Tree Lighting

December 1-10:

Musical entertainment, crafts for children, refreshments, Santa visit, train rides, cookies, hot chocolate 7-9 pm; free • 7 pm: Lighting of the Tree • 7:05 pm: Choir Concert • 7:15 pm: Dance Company • 7:35 pm: Choir Concert • 8 pm: Dance Studio • 8:30 pm: Hope Comm Church Kid City Indian Creek Trailhead 101 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Charles M. Schulz’s traditional holiday TV special comes to the live stage. Various performance times Tickets: 919-831-6058

12/1-3

Walk Through Bethlehem

Outdoor, living nativity program, with cast and crew of over 150 6-9 pm; free WF Presbyterian Church 12605 Capital Blvd, WF wakeforestpres.org

12/1, 8

Christmas by Candlelight

Costumed interpreters lead tours through Duke Homestead State Historical Site, with live music, period decorations, refreshments 6:45-9:15 pm Tickets: $6, adults; $3, 10-under 919-477-5498 dukehomestead.org

December 1:

13th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting Music, performances, Santa, more 6 pm; free

Theatre in the Park 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh 919-831-6058 theatreinthepark.com

12/1

Lighting of Wake Forest

30 ft tree lighting, followed by mayor’s address, arrival of Santa and more 6-8 pm; free Centennial Plaza Wake Forest Town Hall 301 S Brooks St, WF wakeforestnc.gov

12/1-4

‘A Christmas Story’

Fun-filled comedy for the whole family Fri, Sat, Mon: 7:30 pm; Sat, Sun, 3 pm Adults, $20; students, seniors, $18 Cary Art Center 101 Dry Ave, Cary 919-469-4069 caryplayers.org

12/2

American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St americantobaccocampus.com

Durham Holiday Parade, Fun Fest

Parade on Main St: 11 am Fun Fest: 1-4 pm Free American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St americantobaccocampus.com

12/2

Santa’s Workshop

Make a gift at a variety of craft stations, visit with Santa, and more 10 am-12:30 pm; age 10-under with adult Herbert C. Young Community Center 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary 919-460-4965 townofcary.org

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Downtown Holiday Open House

Complimentary refreshments, Activities, special offers, more Downtown Wake Forest 306 S White St, WF wakeforestnc.gov

December 6-10, 14-17: ‘A Christmas Carol’

Ira David Wood III’s beloved musical comedy celebrates its 43rd year. Various performance times. Tickets: 919-831-6058 info@theatreinthepark.com theatreinthepark.com

12/2

Holiday Open House

Old-fashioned Christmas fun with treats, kids’ crafts, Victorian carolers, carriage rides, and tours of 1868 historic hotel 4-6 pm Page-Walker Arts & History Center 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary 919-460-4963 townofcary.org

12/2

Cary Tree Lighting

Free event features entertainment, and tree decorated with handcrafted ornaments made by 125 community groups 6 pm: Variety show at City Hall lawn 6:45 pm: Tree lighting ceremony 7 pm: Reception in City Hall Cary City Hall 122 E Chatham St, Cary 919-469-4061 townofcary.org

12/3

Rolesville Christmas Parade, Santa Visit

Route along Main Street 2-3 pm: Parade 3-5 pm: Visit with Santa at Chamber of Commerce, 200 E Young St 919-562-7069 rolesvillechamber.org

12/3

Holiday Wreath Making

Make a wreath from materials found in nature; enjoy hot chocolate 2-3 pm, age 6-up; $5 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/4

Senior Christmas Party

Music, gift exchange, catered lunch 12-3 pm; age 55-plus; $3 fee (residents), $5, non-residents Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7102 townofmorrisville.org

12/5

70th Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner

6:30 pm; tickets: $15 The Forks Cafeteria 339 S Brooks St, WF Tickets, info: mgregh@nc.rr.com 919-723-7008 wakeforestchamber.org

12/6-10: Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts, Raleigh 12/14-17: Durham Performing Arts Center

12/5

98 Degrees at Christmas

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

12/6

JCC Speaker Luncheon, Featuring Scott Davis

Author resents stories from his latest book, “Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik” 12:30-2:30 pm; free for members, $10 for general public; RSVP by 11/29 Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-2200 shalomraleigh.org

12/6

Fantasia: Christmas After Midnight

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

December 2-3, 9-10: Holiday Santa Train

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Chanukah Stories From Oykvetchnik

Scott Davis, author, 7-time Emmy Award winner, retired UNC-TV exec producer, founder of Jewish Storyteller Press, presents stories from his latest book 12:30-2:30 pm; free to JCC members Raleigh-Cary JCC 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-6170 raleighcaryjcc.org 919-996-6468

December 7-10, 12-17: 10th Anniversary Holiday Express

Presented by Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and Crabtree Rotary Club Holiday lights and displays, train ride, sledding on snow covered hill, entertainment, carousel rides, crafts and visits with Santa Claus 4-9 pm; age 2-up, $10 holidayexpress.eventbrite.com

December 9-10:

46th Historical Oakwood Candlelight Tour 1-7 pm Advance tickets: $25 After Dec. 2: $30 Oakwood Inn, 411 N Bloodworth The Tucker House, 418 N Person historicoakwood.org

Pullen Park Amusements 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh 919-996-6468 parks.raleighnc.gov info@theatreinthepark.com theatreinthepark.com

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‘The Nutcracker’

City Ballet performance of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic Check website for times Tickets: $15-$30 at city-ballet.com Stewart Theatre, NC State 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh 919-515-1100 city-ballet.com/nutcracker

12/8-9

Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration

Hundreds of nativity exhibits from around the world, live music Check website for times, more info Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Apex Stake Center 574 Bryan Dr, Apex apexnativity.org

12/9

Mordecai House Holiday Tours Vignettes representing Colonial, Civic War, and Victorian eras All ages; $5; 5-9 pm (various tour times) Mordecai Historic Park 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh Tickets: 919-996-4364 raleighnc.gov

12/9-10

Mordecai House Holidays Open House

Tours of the decorated house include seasonal music, refreshments Sat: 10 am-4 pm Sun: 1 -4 pm All ages; free Mordecai Historic Park 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh 919-996-4364 www.raleighnc.gov

12/9

Holiday Nature Mini-Camp Collect items from nature to make several holiday projects that can be given as gifts; games and more 12-4 pm, age 6-12; $20 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade

Bands, mascots, businesses, churches, community groups and more 2 pm, Sat Parade route begins on Chatham St Downtown Cary 919-404-9865 parade@caryjaycees.org caryjaycees.org

12/9

WF Christmas Parade

1-4 pm South White St, WF 919-435-9415 wakeforestnc.gov

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12/12

Joy of the Season

Sounds of the holidays from the 170-voice choir, including familiar carols, contemporary selections and music from “Gloria” 7:30 pm; check website for ticket info Meymandi Concert Hall Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-856-9700 ncmasterchorale.org

12/14

Santa’s Elves Ornament Social

Swim with Santa

Participants enjoy all attractions, plus sit on Santa’s lap, swim with his elves, enjoy crafts, activities; free with regular admission fee 10:15 am-12:15 pm; age 1M-8yr Buffaloe Road Aquatics Center 5908 Buffaloe Rd, North Raleigh 919-996-5600 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/9-10

The Nutcracker

Presented by Carolina Ballet; check website for times, tickets Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham dpacnc.com

12/9-10

Raleigh Ringers

2016 Holiday Concert Various prices and times Tickets: ticketmaster.com Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-847-7574 rr.org

12/10

Cookies and Milk With Santa Claus

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Santa’s elves join in to make ornament, enjoy cookies and milk; pre-registration required 10-11 am; age 3-6; $8 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

12/14

Mistletoe Market

Shop local and enjoy free beer at this event, featuring hand-crafted and artesian goods; all vendors will donate a portion of sales to the Travis Manion Foundation; check website for times The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

December 14-16:

A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas Live music by Malpas Brothers, Grass Cats, The Issacs, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and 16 other performers Check website for tickets, times Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown 3415 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh abluegrasschristmas.com November/December 2017


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iHeartMedia Triangle’s Official New Year’s Eve

Holiday Pajama Party

Bring the entire family dressed in pajamas for cocoa, cookies, and a holiday movie; pre-registration required 5-7 pm; all ages; $2 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

3 ballrooms, 3 DJs, full bars, champagne toast, party favors, more 9 pm-2 am Tickets: $45-$240 Sheraton Raleigh Hotel 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh 860-800-2016 nyedowntownraleigh.com

12/15-16

Christmas with the Calloway Sisters

Family favorite holiday songs from Tony-nominated Broadway starts Check website for times, ticket info Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E. South St, Raleigh 919-733-2750 dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

December 31:

First Night Raleigh 2018 Performances in 30 downtown venues, plus fireworks and acorn drop; main stage at City Plaza 2 pm-12 am Downtown Raleigh 919-832-8699 artsplosure.org firstnightraleigh.com

December 15-24: ‘The Santaland Diaries’

12/16

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

Candlelight Tour

Bennett Place Historic Site 6-9 pm; $3 adults, $2 for youths Bennett Place Historical Site 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham 919-383-4345 bennettplacehistoricalsite.com

12/19

Christmas Cookies For Mom/Dad & Me

Parents and kids decorate cookies for Santa (all supplies included) 6-7:30 pm; age 7-12 (with parents); $25 fee; info at 919-678-3575 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7102 townofmorrisville.org

12/31

NC Symphony‘s New Year’s Eve Event

A new show to mark the start of 2018 Various prices; 8 pm Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E. South St, Raleigh 919-733-2750 dukeenergycenterraleigh.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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SPOTLIGHT << 919 Chantale Persinger Profile POSITION: Owner Closets by Design YEARS IN POSITION: 15 HOMETOWN: Raleigh RESIDENCE: Rolesville FAMILY: Husband, Dave PETS: Rider and Bess (dogs) In addition to ensuring quality products for 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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By TILDON DUNN 919 Magazine Writer

SEE OUR SMILES! Fun Family Atmosphere a Part Of Bovenizer & Baker Practice

Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics YEAR OPENED: 2006 OWNERS: Todd Bovenizer, Chris Baker ADDRESS: 2625 Green Level West Rd, Cary BUSINESS Mon-Wed, 8 am-5 pm HOURS: Thu, 7:30 am-3:30 pm WEBSITE: bovorthodontics.com PHONE: 919-303-4557

When Dr. Todd Bovenizer opened A successful practice in Cary, the goal was to provide awesome orthodontic care in a state of the art environment -- that was also fun. “I also wanted to stand on the principles of providing the least amount of treatment possible for individuals,” he said, describing what is now Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics. “This means treating most people during adolescence or puberty; it’s rarely necessary to treat younger patients.” This has been one of Dr. Bovenizer’s core principles that has been embedded in the office, and is a philosophy shared by Partner Orthodontist Dr. Christopher Baker The elite, trusted orthodontist practice offers state-of-the-art technology, including the Damon System and Invisalign – and features a friendly, caring staff that focuses on quality and patient care in a warm, inviting office serving patients in Morrisville, Cary and Apex. “We have two full-time doctors, both in a single location, with a highly-trained, patientoriented staff,” Dr. Bovenizer said. “We pride ourselves on honesty and the respect we give to each of our patients and assure that we will treat you like family.” Dr. Bovenizer, a married father of three, said the goal if the practice is to provide each patient with affordable, high-quality treatment

that fits patients’ budgets,” he said. “Our office strives to maintain an environment that is focused on quality, mutual respect, superior results, and having a whole lot of fun! We take our work seriously, but we do it in a fun way to make patients’ experience with orthodontics a pleasant one.”

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SPOTLIGHT << 919 The practice offers patients the state-ofthe-art Damon System braces, as well as the Invisalign tray system. And both Dr. Bovenizer and Dr. Baker know that each patient is unique, so they combine education with experience to create treatment plans that fit the patient’s needs and lifestyle. In addition to the specialized training on techniques for braces, Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics is a Damon Mentoring Practice and highly trusted within the orthopedic

community. “Orthodontists from around the country visit our office to learn the most up-to-date techniques and best practices,” said Dr. Bovenizer, who often cites the practice’s techniques and treatments at conferences to educate orthodontists from all over the world. “Our team will complete a treatment plan on each patient. We work very hard to ensure that every patient receives an individually designed treatment to help get the best natural smile possible,” said Dr. Bovenizer. “And

Dr. Todd Bovenizer Profile PRACTICE NAME: Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics POSITION: Partner Orthodontist YEARS IN POSITION: 11 PROFESSIONAL Key Opinion Leader for Ormco; BACKGROUND: Damon Educator and Mentor (2 in NC); Lectures Nationally on Damon System; Past Pres, NC Association of Orthodontists; Past Pres, Summit 360 Study Club; Member, American Assoc of Orthodontists; Member, Southern Assoc of Orthodontists EDUCATION: 3 degrees (VA Tech, WVU; American Board of Orthodontists certified RESIDENCE: MacGregor Downs, Cary FAMILY: Wife, Megan; 3 daughters: Caroline, 13; Ella Kate, 10; Piper, 5 (Cary Christian School) AFFILIATIONS: Colonial Baptist Church PETS: Oakley (dog) INTERESTS: Family, church, children’s school, tennis, travel, wake surfing, exercising

we focus to create a family atmosphere. We really try hard to treat everyone exactly how we would want to be treated -- like everyone is family. We also treat the community in which we live with respect and love.” For information on Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics, call 919-303-4557, or visit bovorthodontics.com.

Dr. Christopher Baker Profile PRACTICE NAME: Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics POSITION: Partner Orthodontist YEARS IN POSITION: 3 PROFESSIONAL Board Certified Orthodontist; BACKGROUND: Specialized training in Invisalign, Damon System; Began working in orthodontist office at age 14; Mid Dir, NC Assoc of Orthodontists; NC Political Action Leader, AAO PAC; Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics; American Association of Orthodontists; Southern Association of Orthodontists: Carolina Damon Study Club; Orthodontic Edu, Research Foundation EDUCATION: Master’s in Dentistry, St. Louis University Orthodontic Program; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Indiana University School of Dentistry; Masters of Science in Biology, Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis; BS Biology, Indiana University RESIDENCE: Cary FAMILY: Wife, Brooke; child, Cooper PETS: Buster (dog); Cheerio (cat) INTERESTS: Outdoor, running, working in yard, gourmet cooking, family, travel

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Happy Holidays in Morrisville! Annual Tree Lighting Event Features Music, Crafts, Santa, More Town of Morrisville’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at Indian Creek Trailhead, located at 101 Town Hall Drive. The family-oriented event includes musical entertainment, crafts for the children, train rides, a visit from Santa and refreshments (cookies and hot chocolate!). Schedule for the free evening includes:

Morrisville Senior Christmas Party Includes Music, Lunch Morrisville’s annual Senior Christmas Party is at 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at the Cedar Fork Community Center. The event for residents age 55 and older includes holiday music, a catered lunch, a gift exchange and more. Fee to attend the event at Cedar Fork Community Center is $3 for Morrisville residents.

• 7 p.m.: Lighting of the Tree • 7:05 p.m.: Choir performance • 7:15 p.m.: Dance Company performance • 7:35 p.m.: Choir performance • 8 p.m.: Dance Studio performance • 8:30 p.m.: Hope Community Church Kid City Parking is located at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce (260 Town Hall Drive) and Cedar Fork Community Center (1050 Town Hall Drive), which will have shuttle service.

Cedar Fork Community Center is located at 1050B Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. For information, call 919-463-7110 or visit townofmorrisville.org.

For information, call 919-463-7110 or visit townofmorrisville.org.

Park West Village’s Winter Wonderland Planned Nov. 17-19 Park West Village’s Winter Wonderland is a three-day celebration of the season, featuring activities, entertainment and more. Scheduled for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 17-19 in front of the Stone Theatre – Park West 14 Village Market Place. The free event includes: • Nov. 17: Magical Winter Lights, train rides, carolers, sledding slopes and Santa. • Nov. 18: Magical Winter Lights, train rides, and Santa • Nov. 19: Train rides and Santa The District at Park West Village is located at 3400 Village Market Place in Morrisville. For information, call 919-467-8880 or visit parkwestvillage.net. 60

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Morrisville is among the nation’s top 100 Best Places to Live in America, according to Money magazine. According to the publication, 70 different types of data were used to rank eligible towns in the categories of economy, cost of living, education, housing, crime, amenities and ease of living. Morrisville was one of only three towns in North Carolina to make the list. “The quality of life in Morrisville is fantastic,” said Morrisville Mayor Mark Stohlman, referring to the designation. “The Town, the Chamber of Commerce and all of our partners and residents have worked hard for years to position Morrisville as a community of choice in Wake County, not to mention in America.” Money Magazine looked at communities with populations between 10,000 and 100,000. Places that had double the national crime risk, less than 85% of its state’s median household income, or a lack of ethnic diversity were eliminated from the list, leaving 2,400 places to rank. “The sense of community is what really sets Morrisville apart,” said Morrisville Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Gaskill. “People are welcoming, and it has helped us to attract and maintain a strong local economy that provides good jobs, great healthcare, and all of the amenities that people are looking for when they choose a place to live and do business.”

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Morrisville Town Council Member Liz Johnson Is the new president of the North Carolina Chapter of Women in Municipal Government. The mission of WIMG is to serve as both a resource and a communication mechanism for women local elected officials and to provide encouragement to them to seek public office in their communities. Liz Johnson “As a member of North Carolina Women in Municipal Government I have had the pleasure of working alongside the dedicated and successful women elected officials of North Carolina,” said Johnson. “I’m honored to be chosen by our members to lead the organization. I look forward to growing our membership and highlighting the unique and necessary perspectives women bring to governing.” Johnson has served on the North Carolina League of Municipalities Board of Directors for three years, and serves on numerous committees in and around the Morrisville community.

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Discount Furniture Offers Wide Selection, Low Prices

Discount Furniture of the Carolinas – located at 1003 Morrisville Parkway, Suite 160 in Morrisville – offers quality, stylish furniture at heavily discounted prices. Fully stocked and ready to make quick deliveries of popular furniture brands from its local warehouse during the approaching holiday season, Discount Furniture of the Carolinas eliminated high overhead, providing an opportunity for local residents to reap the benefits. For more information, call 919-606-5356, visit discountfurnituremorrisville.com – or browse the local warehouse in person to see the wide selection of sofas, sectionals, bedroom sets, dining room sets, mattresses and more.

Workshop Provides Tips For Smaller Businesses

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Are you savvy in the basic laws that apply to your business? Do you have the necessary processes and tools in place to ensure legal compliance and, even better, a happy, high-functioning workforce? Whether you have two or two hundred employees, you are accountable to dozens of employment laws (whether you know them or not!) and if you don’t have a dedicated Human Resources department, you may find yourself in hot water if you’ve neglected to follow these laws. Join the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce for its Entrepreneurial Workshop at 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 – featuring Christin Johnson, Principal People Whisperer at iStartupHR – and learn the basic employment laws that apply to business. Free to members, the event is at Lenova, located at 1009 Think Place, Bldg. 1, in Morrisville. For information, call 919-463-7155 or visit morrisvillechamber.org.

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Silver Grove Townhomes Selling in Low $300,000s

Silver Grove, a new townhome community with private wooded home sites, is now open for model tours. Featuring four new townhome designs, the CalAtantic Homes development offers first floor guest suites, gourmet kitchens and upscale owner’s suites. The two-story floor plans that range from 1,851 to 2,367 sq. ft. Located Cary, Silver Grove is less than one mile from Park West Village in Morrisville. Pricing starts in the low $300,000s. For information, call 919-525-5947, visit the Sales Center at 903 Green Ash Lane, or visit calatlantichomes.com.

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Morrisville’s LaDona Hoyt Assists Home Buyers, Sellers

who took her significant interest regarding real estate and turned it into a successful career. “I was so passionate about real estate and knew I wanted to be a broker,” she said. “I made the decision to change careers shortly after moving to North Carolina. You should always enjoy what you do and be excited to work, and I truly am at the point in my life right now; excitement leads to success!” A Morrisville resident, Hoyt ofLaDona Hoyt fers extensive local market knowledge as a sellers’ agent – and is equally versed to service both first time and experienced buyers. Active in the Morrisville community, she also volunteers at a local elementary school.

LaDona Hoyt is now a team member at the Cary/Morrisville office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty. Hoyt is a New York native and a former health care worker

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Green Hope High Names 3 to School Hall of Fame

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Cary’s Green Hope High inducted three new members to its Sports Hall of Fame at halftime of Friday’s home football game against Apex Friendship. This year’s class included: • Andrew Chadwick, coach: Chadwick was named national coach of the year by ESPN in 2011 after guiding the Falcons to their first state title in his last season as head coach. In a decade, he went 183-44-18 overall and won three conference titles while coaching in six 4A East finals and two state championships. • Trevor Kaylid, class of 2003: Kaylid made his mark on the Falcons’ baseball program as a pitcher. He is the school’s all-time leader in wins, innings pitched, complete games, strikeouts and shutouts, while also holding a number of season records. He was also a .313 career hitter. Kaylid, who was all-state once and all-conference three times, played at James Madison after high school. • Sarah Forgacs, class of 2009: Forgacs starred in softball, but was also an impressive four-sport athlete. She was a state qualifier in indoor track in 2008, a three-year starter in basketball and a four-year starter in volleyball and softball. She earned 14 letters across the four sports. She was an all-state softball player, and went on to be a standout player at Campbell, where she was a three-time all-conference player who finished her career sixth in career batting average and third in stolen bases.

The new Whole Foods anchoring the Alston Town Center development will include a full-scale La Farm Bakery and cafe when it opens.

PetPeople, a pet food and supplies retailer, is now open at 5042 Arco St. in Cary’s Alston Town Center.

Gayle Lanier, Senior Vice President of Customer Service at Duke Energy is the featured speaker at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s KNOW Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Brier Creek Country Club. Information at 919-463-7155 or morrisvillechamber.org.

Do you have an artistic child? Do you want to inspire a child to become artistic? Then check out the “Kids Scenic Drawing” class Nov.14 through Dec. 12 at the Cedar Fork Community Center. For information, call 919-473-7110 or visit townofmorrisville.org.

No doubt, if you’ve lived in Morrisville for a year or two, you’ve heard or read about The Gravy Boys, a local/regional acoustic Americana band. Experience them up close on Saturday, Nov.18, at the Tra’Li Pub and Restaurant in Morrisville. More information at 919-651-9083 or traliirishpub.com.

Have kids age 5-12 who enjoy basketball? Then sign them up for the Morrisville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services’ Youth Winter Basketball league. Fee for residents is only $69 for the season, which runs Nov. 27 through March 5. For details or to register, call 919-473-7110 or visit townofmorrisville. org.

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to attend the annual Holiday Reception, planned for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec.4, at the Aloft Hotel Raleigh Durham Airport Brier Creek, located at 10020 Sellona St. in North Raleigh. For information, call 919-463-7155or visit morrisvillechamber.org.

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a continually expanding network of logistics sites, depots and regional offices. The new legal entity will be named Marken Taiwan Ltd. with its headquarters in Taipei. Marken announced earlier this year that it was moving to a new, expanded headquarters office in Research Triangle Park.

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COMMUNITY << 919 Höganäs Opens Office, Lab on Weston Parkway

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Höganäs recently opened its new office and laboratory in Cary. The Swedish research and manufacturing company expects to add 100 new employees over the next two years at the location. Höganäs makes metal powders for both industrial and environmental uses, with the Triangle facility operating as an international hub for its new water and soil remediation business. The company has 65 offices and 1,800 employees globally. The new Cary space is located at 3000 Weston Parkway.

Camp Gladiator Offers Workouts at Frontier

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Camp Gladiator -- an award winning group fitness class – now offers full-body workouts at The Frontier at RTP. Classes are led by a personal trainer 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the parking lot of buildings 600 and 700. All fitness levels are welcome. The Frontier at RTP is located at 800 Park Offices Drive in Research Triangle Park.

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RTI Researchers: Gene Influences Nicotine Use

A DNA variant – located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent – increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by Research Triangle Park-based RTI International. Nearly 1 billion people smoke and 6 million premature deaths occur worldwide each year from cigarette smoking, according to the World Health Organization. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and one person dies approximately every six seconds from smoking-related causes, according to the WHO. The new study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, is the largest genome-wide association study of nicotine dependence. Researchers studied more than 38,600 former and current smokers from the United States, Iceland, Finland, and the Netherlands. “This new finding widens the scope of how genetic factors are known to influence nicotine dependence,” Dana Hancock, Ph.D., genetic epidemiologist at RTI and co-author of the study. “The variant that we identified is common, occurring in 44 percent of Europeans or European Americans and 77 percent of African Americans, and it exerts important effects on gene regulation in human brain, specifically in the cerebellum, which has long been overlooked in the study of addiction.” 919 Magazine

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Gregg Lowe is the new the President and CEO at Cree, replacing ongtime top executive Chuck Swoboda – who resigned recently.

Siemens – a worldwide technology leader in electrification, automation and digitalization – has formed a new global partnership with the International Society of Automation to improve awareness of the need for industrial cyber-security.

Lenovo recently developed a new scalable memory solution that builds upon next-generation SAP applications to deliver real-time, enterprise critical analytics insights to businesses.

Martine Rothblatt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Therapeutics Corp., is featured in Forbes magazine’s special centennial issue as one of “The World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.”

Research Triangle Park’s RTI International recently revealed that Cambodia and Laos eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. RTI leads USAID’s ENVISION project that supports 19 countries in the fight against seven NTDs, including trachoma across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Machelle Sanders, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Administration, has joined Morrisville-based Novan’s board of directors.

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP recently concluded the $105.5 million sale of a seven-property office portfolio totaling 581,619 sq. ft. within the Perimeter Park business park. The HFF team marketed the offering on behalf of the seller, a joint venture between Starwood Capital Group, Trinity Capital Advisors and Vanderbilt Partners, and procured the buyer, an institutional investor.

Racepoint Global, an integrated global marketing agency, has added an office in North Carolina – led by the agency’s newest Senior Vice President, Stephanie Styons.

Attego launched its new ESG management platform -- which encompasses elements critical to both strong financial returns and positive environmental, social, and governance impacts. across the value chain of corporate clients. Attego operates as a division of RTI International in Research Triangle Park. For more information, visit attego.com.

Workshops, career information and networking are available at the “Women in Tech Summit NC” event at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Saturday, Nov. 11, at The Frontier, 800 Park Office Drive in Research Triangle Park.

Shop local and enjoy free beer at the annual Mistletoe Market on Thursday, Dec. 14, at The Frontier, 800 Park Office Drive in Research Triangle Park. The event features hand-crafted and artesian goods. For information,visit rtp.org.

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SouthPoint/Durham Museum’s Endangered Red Wolf Family Moving to NY

Durham’s Museum of Life and Science plans to transfer its endangered red wolf family to an expanded, one-acre habitat at the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, NY. Based on recommendations from the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan, the museum’s two adults and four pups (born in April) will travel in crates via van in November. To reduce stress, each pup will be partnered with a sibling – and the team of museum staff drivers plans minimal stops and visual checks every four hours. The museum is welcoming a new red wolf breeding pair soon, as a part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Recovery Program – which partners with the Red Wolf SSP, a collaborative breeding and management program developed by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums to ensure the sustainability of endangered animal populations. “During our annual planning meeting to evaluate the captive breeding program, the Red Wolf SSP made the decision that it would be best for the entire family to stay together with the hope that the parents will breed again next year,” said Sherry Samuels, Museum of Life and Science’s Animal Department Director and

Durham’s red wolf family headed to New York.

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member of the Red Wolf SSP Management Team. “We also realize that it’s best to have the family in an exhibit area with additional space to accommodate future growth; fortunately, we were able to come up with a plan that made all of this possible.” Once a top predator throughout the southeastern U.S. and one of only two apex predators native to North Carolina, the red wolf is critically endangered with captive and wild populations totaling less than 300 individuals. The Museum of Life and Science is located at 433 W. Murray Ave. in Durham. For information, call 919-220-5429 or visit lifeandscience.org.

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The Streets at Southpoint Hosts New RDC Marathon

The inaugural Raleigh-Durham Chapel Hill Marathon and Half Marathon is planned for Sunday, Nov. 12 at The Streets at Southpoint shopping mall in South Durham. Presented by FS Series, in partnership with the Team Drea Foundation, Team Chris Combs and Jason Capel, the event will donate a portion of the proceeds to fund ALS research. Andrea Lytle Peet founded Team Drea Foundation in 2015. Peet, an active triathlete, was diagnosed with ALS at the age 33, but did not let the diagnosis stop her from continuing to compete in challenging races. Team Drea Foundation funds research pursuing the cure of ALS and seeks to encourage and inspire those affected by ALS. Chris Combs, an NC State baseball standout, was diagnosed with ALS in May 2016. After receiving news of the diagnosis, Combs decided he wanted to fight back to strike out ALS. Team Chris Combs raises money for the research of FDA approved drugs that may be repurposed for curing ALS. Jason Capel, college basketball analyst for ESPNU and the ACC Network/Raycom Sports, was affected by ALS when his father, Jeff Capel, a U.S. Army veteran and former Old Dominion 66

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men’s basketball head coach, was diagnosed with ALS in the spring of 2016. “We are honored to join Andrea, Chris and Jason in their efforts of spreading awareness of ALS and helping find a cure,” said Jason Biggs, race organizer and FS Series co-owner. “Through these partnerships, we hope to bring all runners and spectators together for a successful inaugural event that will have a positive impact on all those affected by the devastating disease.” The RDC Marathon’s USATF-certified Boston Qualifier courses will feature the scenic American Tobacco Trail and start and finish at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, giving participants and spectators the opportunity to wine, dine, shop, and run. For more information, registration and updates about the RDC Marathon and Half Marathon, visit RDCmarathon.com, email info@rdcrun.com, or call 919-376-9441. Streets at Southpoint is located at 6910 Fayetteville Road in Durham.

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DPAC Shows Include Fantasia, Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol

Durham Performing Arts Center features a wide variety of holiday-related shows in December. Among the shows: • Dec. 5: The vocal quartet comprised of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons who are renowned for signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies highlights their new Christmas album “Let It Snow”. • Dec. 6: Fantasia kicks off the holidays with a soulful and spirited show tour starting in support of “Christmas After Midnight”, her first-ever holiday album. • Dec. 9-10: Carolina Ballet Presents The Nutcracker. Join Carolina Ballet as they celebrate the 16th anniversary of Carolina Ballet’s family favorite, The Nutcracker. A holiday tradition that’s perfect for the whole family, Carolina Ballet’s is the only performance of The Nutcracker in the country with illusions created by world-renowned magician, Rick Thomas. Marvel as beloved characters levitate, disappear, and reappear before your very eyes. • Dec. 14-17: Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol. Theatre In The Park’s original musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol is based on the book by Charles Dickens

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and adapted for the stage by Ira David Wood III. It is now in its 43rd year. After the holiday season, two big shows are among those on tap for January – including: • Jan. 2: “On Your Feet”, the Emilio and Gloria Estafan Broadway musical. • Jan. 30-Feb. 4: “Les Miserables”. • Feb. 28-Mar. 11: “The Phantom of the Opera”. For a complete list of performances – and ticket information, call 919-6802787 or visit dpacnc.com. DPAC is located at 123 Vivian St. in Durham.

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North Carolina Comiccon is Nov. 10-12 at the Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan St. The event includes panel discussions, vendors, contests and more. For information, call 919-806-8282 or visit nccomicon.com.

Among the offerings this holiday season at the Bennett Place Historic Site in Durham is the special candlelight tours, planned for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for youths. For information, call 919-383-4345 or visit bennettplacehistoricalsite.com.

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What a Week!

What a Weekend! IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Shatters Attendance Record More than 221,000 people visited the International Bluegrass Association’s World of Bluegrass in downtown Raleigh in Septembe5, setting another attendance record this year. The event also contributed an estimated $11 million to the 919 economy, also a record – according to the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. It was actually a full week of bluegrass music, IBMA sessions, awards and concerts on multiple stages – including the Red Hat Amphitheatre.

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919 Magazine Photos by Catherine Davis Photography During the week, IBMA also announced a merger with the Foundation for Bluegrass Music, formalizing the historic relationship between the two organizations and intending to strengthen coordination of their fundraising efforts and operations. For more information on the World of Bluegrass and IBMA, visit ibma.org.

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EAST MEETS WEST FESTIVAL Morrisville Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Gaskill and Member Services Manager Lauren Umbdenstock take a quick break from duties at the event.

First responders from the Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but pose with their favorite hometown publication â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 919 Magazine!

A local student stops by the 919 Magazine booth at the recent East Meets West Festival in Morrisville.

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Holiday Season in North Wake County Wakefield Women’s Club Holiday Gala Dec. 1 at TPC

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Wakefield Women’s Club presents its 2017 Holiday Gala at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at TPC at Wakefield Plantation. Cost for members to attend is $67-$77. Featuring live music by Bull City Syndicate, the event includes food and dancing – and is one of Wakefield’s premier activities. For information on the event, call 919-538-3930, email judyw0109@ gmail.com, or visit wwclub.org.

Wake Forest Church’s Walk Through Bethlehem Dec. 1-3

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The annual Walk Through Bethlehem outdoor living nativity program is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 1-3 at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church in Wake Forest. The free event – celebrating its 17th year -- features a cast of more than 150. All performances are free to the public. Monetary and nonperishable donations are accepted to support Tri-Area Ministries and Back Pack Buddies. Wake Forest Presbyterian Church is located at 12605 Capital Boulevard.

For more information, visit wakeforestpres.org or email Meghan Reynolds at meghansreynolds@gmail.com.

Skinny Turkey Half Marathon, Just Think First 5K on Nov. 23

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The 7th Annual Skinny Turkey Half Marathon and Just Think First 5K is 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23 at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh. The half marathon course will run through Wakefield Plantation and the Wake Falls neighborhood. The course is a rolling design with a few hills that are sure to test fitness. The companion Just Think First 5K Road Race is the major fundraiser for the WHS Just Think First program. In addition, proceeds from the 5K race also pay for speakers and various activities planned during the school year. Plus, scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors in the spring.

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Wakefield High PTSA Annual Mistletoe Market Nov. 11

Wakefield High School Parent Teacher Student Association’s annual Mistletoe Market Holiday Field is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Wakefield High School. The annual fundraising event features handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, basket raffles, food and more. Admission to the event – which is open to the public – is $5 (with $1 discount on admission by donating a canned food item). Youths under age 12 are free. All proceeds benefit the Wakefield PTSA. For information, visit wakefieldptsa.org.

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12th Annual Gobbler’s Run 5K Benefits WF Boys & Girls Club

The 12th Annual Gobbler’s Run 5K is 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23 in downtown Wake Forest. A benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Wake County, the event is a race for both runners and non-runners – and attracts more than 2,000 participants each year. The race starts and finishes at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. For information, call 919-909-2526 or visit gobblersrun.com.

Rolesville’s Annual Christmas Parade on Main Street Dec. 3

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Rolesville’s annual Christmas Parade is 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 along Main Street. Following the parade, Santa will greet children at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce office. For more information, call 919-562-7069 or visit rolesvillechamber.org. The chamber is located at 200 East Young Street in Rolesville.

For information, visit fsseries.com. Wakefield High is located at 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive. 919 Magazine

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919 >> COMMUNITY Wake Forest Community Comes Alive in December

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The Wake Forest community truly comes alive this December, with a wide variety of holiday events. Among the upcoming activities in the community: • Lighting of Wake Forest (Friday, Dec. 1; 6-8 p.m.); Centennial Plaza, Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St: Wake Forest officially kicks off the holiday season with the Lighting of Wake Forest. The annual event features the lighting of the town’s 30-foot Christmas tree by Mayor Vivian Jones, followed by the arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick (free pictures with Santa offered 6:45-8:30 p.m.). The Lighting event features music and more. For information, call 919-435-9415 or visit wakeforestnc.gov. • Downtown Holiday Open House (Saturday, Dec. 2): Free event includes special offers and complimentary refreshments at participating shops and restaurants, activities, and much more. For information, call 919-4359415 or visit wakeforestnc.gov. • Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner (Monday, Dec. 4; 6:30 p.m.): The 70th annual event at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Wake Forest Historical Museum, Forks Cafeteria and other locations. For information, call 919-723-7008. • Wake Forest Christmas Parade (Saturday, Dec. 9; 1-4 p.m.): The community’s largest community event is along South White Street and South Brooks Street. Community groups and businesses show their creative talents, and -- of course -- Santa make a grand appearance. For information, contact Lisa Hayes at 919-4359415. Complete information about town-sponsored holiday events is available at wakeforestnc.org.

Raleigh Dedicates Huge New Park Near Falls Lake

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Trent Taylor and Andy Barrett are the respective youth and adult Good Neighbor of the Year award winners for 2017. Mayor Vivian Jones made the announcement on behalf of the Wake Forest Human Relations Council at the recent Good Neighbor Day celebration at E. Carroll Joyner Park. Trent was nominated by his mother, Pam, who emphasized his passion for children in foster care in her nomination narrative. “Trent is a 16-year-old Wake Forest resident who spends each and every day working on behalf of the children in our local foster care system,” she said. “Trent knows firsthand how they feel since he spent nearly five years in foster care, until he was adopted by his forever family at the age of 9.” Andy Barrett’s neighbor, Mark Fekaris, nominated him for the adult Good Neighbor of the Year. In his nomination narrative, Fekaris began by noting how Andy and his wife, Bette, helped establish the Galloway subdivision’s culture and values. “Andy has served in several capacities on our HOA board, in the early days helping to establish the social network and managing our community projects,” Fekaris said. “In his roles on our HOA board, he early established the business of our community, as a neighbor he has cultivated close-knit connections throughout our subdivision.” For information on the Good Neighbor Day program, visit wakeforestnc.com. • Large open space

• A multi-element design playground for both young and older youth, including a zip line feature. Forest Ridge is located at 2100 Old NC 98 Highway, between Falls Dam and Highway 98 – and is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and managed by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The City of Raleigh and these two agencies agreed to a multi-agency partnership to prepare a master plan for the site.

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• Picnic shelters (open for public use on a first-come basis, but can also be reserved in advance by contacting the Forest Ridge Park office)

City of Raleigh dedicated the new 587acre Forest Ridge Park in September. Adjacent to Falls Lake, the park offers a variety of outdoor recreation programs that focus on fitness, nature education, and adventure recreation! Amenities include:

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WF Mayor Vivian with Good Neighbor of the Year award winner, Brier Creek’s Trent Taylor. ~ Submitted Photo

For more information, call 919-556-6781.

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COMMUNITY << 919 Aaron’s Donates Renovated WF Keystone Club Makeover Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing recently selected Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club as the recipient of a 2017-2018 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Keystone Club Makeover. Aaron’s surprised teens by unveiling a newly renovated Keystone Teen Center at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club recently. The event marked the 22nd Keystone Club refresh by Aaron’s in communities across the U.S. Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones attended the surprise unveiling and congratulated the teens. “This is such an exciting way for the teens to get resources they need to grow in Wake Forest as leaders,” she said. “We’re grateful to companies like Aaron’s for improving our educational and youth-development programs so teens can succeed.” The club is located at 325 South Wingate Street. For information, call 919-556-7266.

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In late September, Wake County Animal Control confirmed that lizards on the loose in the Bowling Green subdivision area were nonvenomous Argentine tegus – and not Gila monsters, according to the Town of Wake Forest. The lizards apparently escaped from a residence, and created concern because Gila monsters are one of only two lizards with poisonous venom (though the creatures are not typically aggressive toward humans, and their bite is rarely fatal).

Wake Forest High graduate Robert Yates – who died recently from liver cancer – will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in January 2018. In addition to building race-winning engines, Yates won 57 races as a team owner, including the 1999 championship and three Daytona 500 victories by Dale Jarrett.

Wake Forest Police Department is accepting donations through Saturday, Nov. 18, as part of its 11th Annual Turkey Drive. The police department will distribute the turkeys while they last on Monday, Nov. 20, from 9-11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.

Wakefield’s Northeast Regional Library hosts “Music in the Library” at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, featuring local musician Malvey Lapin performing on the violin.. The library is located at 14401 Green Elm Lane. For information, call 919-570-7166 or visit wakegov.com/libraries.

Gatehouse Tavern in Wake Forest hosts the Frosty Run 10K/5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 960 Gateway Commons Drive. For information, visit milestosmiles.com.

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A Wake Forest man and his dog take an early morning walk -- outside the 919 near Asheville, NC. ~ Submitted Photo

Volunteers were on hand to greet attendees arriving at the recent WakeMed Ladies Day Out event in North Raleigh, which featured free health screenings and mini-breakout sessions with expert speakers specializing in women’s health.

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Star of stage and screen, Sandy Duncan, and Raleigh’s own, Ira David Wood III will both return to the North Carolina Theatre stage in January for the production of “Love Letters.” Directed by Guy Stroman, the limited engagement runs Jan. 12-21 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Sandy Duncan Written by A.R. Gurney in 1988, Ira David Wood III “Love Letters” is a favorite of actors and audiences alike. The two-character play follows the relationship between stuffy, blue-blood Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Wood) and free-spirit Melissa Gardner (Duncan), throughout their lives from childhood to death, as chronicled in the letters they write to each other. Duncan, who previously appeared as the lead in North Carolina Theatre’s 2014 production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” has a stage and screen career spanning several decades and has been nominated for three Tony Awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Her many Broadway credits include “Peter Pan,” “Chicago,” “My One and Only,” and “The Boyfriend.” On television, she starred in the CBS sitcom “Funny Face,” “The Sandy Duncan Show,” and for several seasons appeared in “Valerie’s Family” as Sandy Hogan. Wood is founder and executive director of Theatre in the Park and a leader in the Raleigh Arts Community. On stage, he is best known as Ebenezer Scrooge in his own musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” which celebrates its 43rd year of consecutive production this December. Wood has previously appeared at North Carolina Theatre in “Man of La Mancha,” “Funny Girl,” “Peter Pan,” “La Cage aux Folles,” “Oliver,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Full Monty,” “Grease,” “Billy Elliot the Musical” and “The Sound of Music.” “We’re thrilled to have Sandy and David back at North Carolina Theatre. They have both delighted our audiences in the past with their roles in productions like ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ and ‘Billy Elliot,’ ” said North Carolina Theatre artistic director, Casey Hushion. “In the intimate setting of the Fletcher Theatre, audiences will have an opportunity to experience the intense spark and gripping emotions between these two engaging stars as they play childhood friends, exchanging letters over the span of 50 years.” For show information, call 919-996-8700 or visit dukeengergycenterraleigh.com. 919 Magazine

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Idlewild South Plays Tribute To the Music of Gregg Allman

Ira Idlewild South and invited guest performers came together recently to celebrate the music and legacy of Gregg Allman at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh. Allman died May 27, 2017 at his home in Richmond Hill, GA, and was a pioneer of the Southern Rock sound of the 1970s. Idlewild South is an Allman Brothers Band tribute and was co-founded by keyboardist and vocalist Don Eason, a veteran musician whose initial influence of The Allman Brothers Band’s live performance harkens back to his first concert experience of the band on Easter weekend 1970 at The Winter’s End Concert in Bithlo, FL. The band played several special concerts throughout the summer with their special show, “One for Gregg”, and continue to tour around the country -- including performances at several venues in North Carolina. To learn more about the show, the band and upcoming tour dates, visit their Facebook page: @ idlewildsouthband.

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73-year Christmas Tradition Nov. 18 in Downtown Raleigh

Shop Local Raleigh continues a 73-year tradition on Saturday, Nov. 18 – and it’s all televised live on ABC11. Since 1944, thousands of local families have joined their neighbors and friends for the Raleigh Christmas Parade. In one of the largest events of the year, more than 65,000 people watch the parade through Downtown Raleigh in person, and another 250,000 watch from home as a kick off to the holiday season. From the beginning, the parade has been produced by local Raleigh merchants as a way to give back to neighbors, and this year, Shop Local Raleigh has chosen a new broadcast partner to bring new energy to the annual happening. ABC11 will broadcast the most watched parade in the state of North Carolina – including all the floats, balloons, marching bands, and even a visit by the big man himself, Santa Claus. The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association, Shop Local Raleigh d.b.a., founded in 1941, has organized the Raleigh Christmas Parade since its inception.

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ACTIVITES EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AT PARKS, CENTERS

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Umstead Family Campout

Introduction to family camping; tents, dinner, guided activities, campfire fun and breakfast provided 1 pm Sat-10 am Sun; age 8-up; $14; pre-registration required William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave., North Raleigh 919-996-6855 adventure.program@raleighnc.gov parks.raleighnc.gov

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Fall Foilage Hike

Guided tour of the preserve’s fall color 2:30-4 pm; age 5-up; $2 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Beginner Birding Classes

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Fall Foray

Craft and nature hike to see fall colors 2-3pm, all ages; $1 fee

Learn about the art of birding, and the tools and techniques needed to improve birding skills 9-11 am; adults; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

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Meet “funny talking birds”, make paper tube binoculars and enjoy a walk to view birds in the wild Age 3-5; $3 fee 11/15: 12:45-2:15 pm 11/18: 10:30 am-12 pm Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

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For Goodness Snakes

Learn where snakes live, what they eat, and what to do if you find one in the wild; see and touch captive snakes as well 6:30-7:30 pm; age 3-up; $3 fee Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

Terrific Turkeys

Hear a story about wild turkeys, make turkey tracks, and do a turkey craft 10-11 am; age 3-5-up; $3 fee Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 2900 Horse Shoe Farm Road 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

Birdie Buddies

Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Woodland Harvest Learn about different types of fall fruits gathered by critters in the forest – and practice your own gathering techniques 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 November/December 2017


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Astronomy Nights

Intro to Birding

Indoor presentation, followed by outdoor telescope viewing of skies 5-7 pm; all ages; $2 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

Participants learn about local birds, and bird identification techniques 8:15-10:15 am; age 18-up; $10 fee Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy, Wake Forest 919-996-3285 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Sunset Canoe Trip

Explore "bird island", Crabtree Creek and other areas in search of herons, beaver, and other wildlife 5-7 pm; age 8-up; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

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Explore a Rock Outcrop

Learn about rocks, hike to a rock Outcrop, and take home some rocks 2-4 pm; age 6-10; $5 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

11/19, 12/3 TrailCam 101

Learn about use of trail cameras to view wildlife (two-session course) 1:30-3:30 pm; age 12-up; $15 fee Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy, Wake Forest 919-996-3285 parks.raleighnc.gov

Collect items from nature to make several holiday projects that can be given as gifts; games and more 12-4 pm, age 6-12; $20 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Holiday Habitat Helpers

Learn how to attract winter wildlife to your backyard by improving their habitat; part of Family Program 2-3 pm; age 5-up; $1 fee Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

Holiday Wreath Making

Make a wreath from materials found in nature; enjoy hot chocolate 2-3 pm, age 6-up; $5 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

Calling for Owls

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Hear a story about owls, make an owl craft, and go outside to call owls 4:30-6 pm; age 3-5; $3 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

Birding with Vernon

Discover different types of birds and their habitats; meet at the Waterwise Garden 8:30-10 am; free; no registration Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

November 17: Triangle Volksmarch

Celebrate art, science, and hiking at this self-paced walking challenge; â&#x20AC;&#x153; passportâ&#x20AC;? stops include Umstead, Schenck Forest, Prairie Ridge Ecostation, and NC Museum of Art 9:30 am-5 pm

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December 9

Winter Waterfowl Workshop

Learn how to identify various species by looking at field markings, behaviors, and more. 9am-12 pm; adults; free

Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

12/12

Welcoming Winter

Short walk, games, craft and story 10-11 am, age 3-5; $3 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

919-571-4170 ncparks.org

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919 >> ACTIVE 919 ACTIVE RUNS, WALKS, GOLF AND RACES 11/5

City of Oaks Marathon

Five races: Kids’ Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon NC State Bell Tower 2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh cityofoaksmarathon.com

12/2

Frosty Run 10K/5K

Benefit for Tri Area Ministry Food Pantry 8 am Gatehouse Tavern 960 Gateway Commons Dr, Wake Forest milesintosmiles.com

12/2

Dozen Doughnut Dash

Benefit for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; 4M race (2.5M, eat 12 doughnuts, 1.5M) 9 am Old Well/McCorcle Place, Chapel Hill dozendoughnutdash.com

November 5: Purr Partners

5K Run/Walk “Until They All Have A Home” 9 am E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd, WF purrpartners.org

Gobbler’s Run 5K

Supporting the Latino Educational Achievement Partnership; starts at Mile 0 of American Tobacco Trail 9 am Morehead Ave & Blackwell St, Durham durhamleap.org

12/3

Ugly Sweat-er 5K

Sponsored by Crinth Holders High School HOSA 8:30 am 6875 Applewhite Rd, Wendell 919-330-3311 chameleoncolorrun.wixsite.com/ hosa5k

12th annual event to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County 8 am Downtown Wake Forest 919-909-2526 gobblersrun.com

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Benefit for Wakefield High Just Think First program, presented by FS Series; race is through scenic Wakefield Plantation 7:15 am

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Saint Mary’s School 900 Hillsborough St, Raleigh 919-495-6078 jrb.org

December 9: Jolly Elf Trail Run

Benefit for St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church of Cary 8:15 am – Fun Run; 9 am – Trail Run; 10:15 am – Kids’ Dash WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary jollyelfrun.com

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November 23:

Just Think First 5K & Skinny Turkey Half Marathon

Benefitting the Arthritis Foundation

Jingle Bell LEAP 5K

RDC Marathon and Half Marathon

11/23

Jingle Bell Run

12/2

11/12

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

December 2:

Suggly Sweater 5K, Christmas Celebration Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr Raleigh 919-376-9441 info@fsseries.com fsseries.com

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Race 13.1 Durham

Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield; half-marathon, 10K and 5K benefit Heart 2 Heart Collaborative 8 am 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham race131.com

12/9

Reindeer Romp 5K

Benefits Girls on the Run Triangle 9 am NC Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh gotrtriangle.org

1/1

New Year’s Day Hike

2-4 pm; all ages Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-870-6435 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/14

Hot Chocolate Run

Benefit for Wake County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; see website for details WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary carolinarunner.com

12/9

Miles for Marty 5K

Benefit for Martin Horn, paralyzed In surfing accident in August 8-10 am Woodcroft Swim & Tennis Club 1203 W Woodcroft Pkwy, Durham runsignup.com

V Foundation Plans New Fundraiser The V Foundation for Cancer Research plans a new fundraising cycling event in 2018: The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer. Scheduled for May 19 at NC State University’s On the Oval on Centennial Campus, the event will raise money to fund cancer research nationwide and in North Carolina. “The V Foundation is proud to partner with the state’s three NCI-designated cancer centers to fund vital research,” said Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation. “North Carolina is proud of its strong capabilities to unlock the mysteries of cancer and create ways to treat and cure patients. This is why the V Foundation exists -- it is our mission and our passion.” Riders can pick from 100, 60, and 30-mile options, as well as a shorter Family Ride. For more information, visit thevictoryride.org.

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919 >> INDEX Index of Advertisers 919 Magazine ...................................................................21, 73, 80 All About Aesthetics........................................................................48 Bedlam Vodka............................................................10, 83BC, 83W Berkshire Hathaway, LaDona Hoyt Realtor®......................... 62, 80 Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics......................................... 58, 63 Brier Creek Orthodontics ................................................................. 9 Carolina Barre and Core.......................................................... 23, 80 Catherine Davis Photography ........................................................45 Closets by Design............................................................5, 56, 84NR Craft Commercial........................................................ 2BC, 2W, 2NR Discount Furniture of the Carolinas........................................ 61, 81 ENLIGN Advisors........................................................................ 7, 38 ExcelLase......................................................................................... 31 Go2Girls.................................................................................... 21, 81 Holding Oil................................................................................ 73, 81 International Preschool of Raleigh..........................................17, 81 Leesville Tap Room.........................................................................49 Jacquie Cuts Barbershop...............................................................48 Law office of Katie A Lawson......................................................... 74 Linda Craft and Team Realtors .............................................. 37, 81 Little Smiles Dental.........................................................8, 81, 83MV Morrisville Chamber of Commerce................................................79 MyEyeDr...................................................................................... 84BC Park West Village ............................................................................. 3 Pump It Up Raleigh.........................................................2MV, 41, 80 Sentinel Primary Care.............................................................. 15, 81 Sir Walter Chevrolet ......................................................................... 6 Theatre in the Park................................................... 4, 83NR, 84MV Thompson and Thompson Family Dentistry..................................33 Toll Brothers....................................................................................35 Trali Irish Pub............................................................................ 19, 81 Trinity Academy............................................................................... 27 VP Dental ....................................................................... 43, 81, 84W Westgate Car Wash.................................................................. 15, 81 West Park Tavern..................................................................... 67, 80 Woodplay of the Carolinas..............................................................34

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BRIER CREEK/ RDU EDITION Jenna Lee Kim has a passion for golf, but that’s only part of her world.

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MORRISVILLE/ RTP EDITION Morrisville ranked among the top 100 U.S. cities to live.

WAKE FOREST/ ROLESVILLE/ WAKEFIELD PLANTATION EDITION Christmas brings North Wake alive with parades and special events.

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919 >> FINISH LINE

FASTEST GROWING U.S. CITIES:

Raleigh #10 Cary #90 Durham #165

Another new analysis ranks Raleigh near the top for fast-growing American cities. Rather than simply based on population increase, the report combines 15 metrics based on seven years of economic and demographic data – including business growth and available venture capital.

SOURCE; WalletHub.com

RALEIGH 4th in U.S. For Jobs

A new survey ranks Raleigh as the fourth best city in the U.S. for jobs. Using a comparison of job openings, median base salaries and other factors, Glassdoor.com placed Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Kansas City ahead of Raleigh. Charlotte was 24th on the list. SOURCE; Glassdoorcom

NC #5 For Business Climate

America’s Most Educated Cities?

North Carolina ranks fifth for best business climate among the nation’s states, based on a new report. Texas topped the list as having the best pro-business climate, followed by Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

RALEIGH #2 DURHAM #3

At the bottom of the rankings was California – just behind New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut.

In a new ranking of the “Most Educated Cities in the U.S.”, Raleigh ranked second and Durham ranked third among 150 cities studied. Ann Arbor, Michigan, topped the list. Others in the top 10 were Provo, Utah; Manchester, New Hampshire; Seattle, Washington; San Jose, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Baltimore, Maryland; and Boston, Massachusetts. At the bottom of the rankings: Beaumont, Texas; Salinas, California; Rockford, Illinois; Brownsville, Texas; and Modesto, California. SOURCE: Forbes

NEW BLUEGRASS RECORD! International Bluegrass Association’s World of Bluegrass set another attendance record this year, attracting more than 221,000 attendees. The event also had a positive economic impact of $11 million, also a record. SOURCE: Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

SOURCE: Development Counsellors International

Top Sportiest Cities 1. Austin, TX 2. Anchorage, AK

#3 RALEIGH 4. Madison, WI 5. Minneapolis, MN According to a recent analysis by Men’s Health magazine, Raleigh has 6.1 basketball hoops per 1,000 residents and 1.9 recreation and senior centers per 20,000 residents. SOURCE: Men’s Health

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