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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
 Modern Day Plant Exploration in Taiwan with Tony Avent  7 p.m.    (Community)
Location: North Regional Library
Many of our great garden plants originated on Taiwan (Formosa), from Encore Azaleas to Formosa Lilies and from toad lilies to liriope. We'll take you an a real life journey of botanical exploration, looking for new and interesting plants for our home gardens. Tony Avent is the owner of Plant's Delight Nursery. To register: 919-870-4000 or angie.pridgen@wakegov.com
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 InterAct's March Special Event with Sil Lai Abrams  11am    (Health and Safety)
Location: Hope Community
Tuesday March 1 at either 11am at Hope Community Church (Breakfast provided by Hope. $3 donation) or at 6pm at Interact 1012 Oberlin Rd. To register email jingz@interactofwake.org with name, contact info and time.
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 Guest Speaker Bamidele Demerson at the Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina  6:30p.m.    (Historic)
Location: Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina
Executive Director Bamidele Demerson of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC will be our guest speaker on Tuesday March 1, 2011 6:30p.m. at the Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina. This is event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (919)-734-5023.
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 Modern Day Plant Exploration in Taiwan with Tony Avent  7 p.m.    (Home and Garden)
Location: North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh NC 27615
Many of our great garden plants originated on Taiwan (Formosa), from Encore Azaleas to Formosa Lilies and from toad lilies to liriope. We'll take you an a real life journey of botanical exploration, looking for new and interesting plants for our home gardens.
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Thursday, March 03, 2011
 Republican Women of Cary & SW Wake Club  11:30 AM    (Civic/Government)
Location: Prestonwood County Club, Cary
Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake invite you to our regular business lunch/meeting at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on the first Thursday of each month. Social begins at 11:30 AM followed by the luncheon/program at noon. The cost is $15 for the buffet. Our special guest for the March 3rd meeting will be Ron Margiotta, Wake County School Board Chairman. RSVP to Victoria at 363-9574.
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Friday, March 04, 2011
 BBQ Chicken & Bake Sale  10 a.m. to 7 p.m.    (Community)
Location: Amelia Christian Church
Amelia Christian Church in Clayton, NC, will hold its annual BBQ Chicken Plate sale on Friday, March 4th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plates include 1/2 a chicken, green beans, potatoes and hushpuppies. You can drive through and pick up orders to go, or you can dine-in the fellowship hall where a drink is included in the price of a meal. The cost for a plate is only $7.00 and you can shop at our bake sale of homemade goodies for dessert. All proceeds from the sale are donated to the church building fund. 1696 Amelia Church Road, Clayton, NC 27520 919-553-6171 ameliacc.org
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Saturday, March 05, 2011
 2011 Napper Tandy's St. Baldrick's Fundraiser  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.    (Charity)
Location: Napper Tandy's Irish Pub, 126 North West St., Raleigh
Join hundreds of men, women and children shaving their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to support childhood cancer research. It's fun and family friendly with lots of activities for children, including a Moon Bounce, ventriloquist performance and a pizza box art area. There will be live music in the evening.
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 Record Breaking Food Drive at North Carolina School of Science and Math  All Day    (Community)
Location: North Carolina School of Math and Science in Durham
Record Breaking Food Drive at North Carolina School of Science and Math
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
 Guest Speaker Cleo Mason at the Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina  7:15p.m.    (Historic)
Location: Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina
WCHA Member’s Meeting with Special Guest Speaker: Cleo Mason Decorated Tuskegee Airman, Senior Special Agent with the DoD March 8 – Meeting at 7:00pm; speaker at 7:15 pm This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (919)-734-5023.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
 Cary Magazine Fifth Annual Elegant Wedding Gala  4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.    (Weddings)
Location: The Matthews House, 317 W. Chatham St., Cary
Meet top local wedding vendors including photographers, florists, caterers, bakers, bridal boutiques, musicians and more. Guests will enjoy cocktails and fine food samples as they explore the grounds of The Matthews House and register for prizes.
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Friday, March 11, 2011
 Sixth Annual ACC BBQ Fundraiser  11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.    (Charity)
Location: Windborne United Methodist Church
Barbecue fundraiser for Windborne United Methodist Church, featuring wide-screen TVs showing ACC basketball tournament, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Just $7 a plate or $3.50 for child’s hot dog plate, with drive-through takeout available during lunch. 9121 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. 919-386-0212
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 Relay for Life Spaghetti Dinner  4:30-7:30PM    (Community)
Location: Garner, NC
Southern Trace Friends Relay For Life team will be holding a spaghetti dinner on Friday, March 11th from 4:30-7:30 PM. The dinner will be at the Panther Branch Community Center on 10900 Ten Ten Rd Garner, NC. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Dinners are $6 for adults and $4 for 12 and under. Dinners will include spaghetti and meatballs with bread and dessert. For more information call 931-0415 or e-mail southerntracefriends@gmail.com.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
 The Jimmy V Foundation-Show Your Spirit  March 15-April 5    (Charity)
Location: Your Organization
The Show Your Spirit in the Fight against Cancer is a fun and easy way to get your business or school involved in The V Foundation’s battle against cancer. Once registered, your organization will select a day from March 15-April 5 for everyone to wear their favorite team gear to work or school on your chosen Show Your Spirit day. You will also receive an Official Show Your Spirit kit upon registration. Get everyone involved with a $5 minimum donation to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
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 Pints for Prostate  6-9pm    (Community)
Location: Flying Saucer Downtown Raleigh
Join friends of Jay Butler in honoring this radio legend, good friend and 1 of 30,000 men lost to prostate cancer last year. We will be celebrating Jay's life through the language of beer! This event is a way of increasing awareness about prostate cancer. Come out to try new beer, win raffle prizes and celebrate the life of a friend lost way too soon.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
 Kidz Stuff Consignment Sale at Hayes Barton Baptist Church  7-8:30 pm    (Consignment Sale)
Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church
Get great bargains on gently used kids' clothing, toys, maternity, furniture, baby equip & more at the twice-yearly Kidz Stuff Consignment Sale. From strollers to jumpers, bikes to wipes warmers-if a child can wear it or use it, we'll have it!  Consign, volunteer or donate & be first to shop at fabulous Preview Show, Thur, Mar 17, 5:30-7pm. 1/2-price sale (marked items) Sat., Mar 19, 8am- 12noon. Help a cause of faith --proceeds benefit children's ministries. Questions – consignment@hbbc.net.
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Friday, March 18, 2011
 Kidz Stuff Consignment Sale  9am-5pm    (Consignment Sale)
Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church
Get great bargains on gently used kids' clothing, toys, maternity, furniture, baby equip & more at the twice-yearly Kidz Stuff Consignment Sale. From strollers to jumpers, bikes to wipes warmers-if a child can wear it or use it, we'll have it!  Consign, volunteer or donate & be first to shop at fabulous Preview Show, Thur, Mar 17, 5:30-7pm. 1/2-price sale (marked items) Sat., Mar 19, 8am- 12noon. Help a cause of faith --proceeds benefit children's ministries. Questions – consignment@hbbc.net.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
 FlapJack Breakfast  8:00 am    (Community)
Location: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar 7831 Target Circle Ral NC 27619
A Pancake Breakfast hosted at AppleBee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar from 8:00 -10:00 am in support of Operation WE CAN DO, a local temporary program to help those who have fallen on hard times. Applebee's regular menu items will not be provided. Please contact W. Bernard Love at 919-961-7046 or Nicky Coleman @ 919 250-8172 for more details by March 17, 2011.
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 Buying and Selling a Small Business Workshop  8:30 AM-12:30 PM    (educational workshops)
Location: Western Wake Tech Campus, Cary, NC
ponsored by the Wake Tech Small Business Center and the Raleigh SCORE Chapter, this workshop is designed for people considering the purchase or sale of an existing small business.
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 Learning at the Market with Herons Chef Scott Crawford  9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon    (Farmers Market)
Location: Western Wake Farmers’ Market
The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is pleased to welcome back 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef Scott Crawford of Herons Restaurant. Nominated for Best Chef: Southeast, Chef Crawford will be preparing some yet-to-be-determined (but sure to be delicious) samplings showcasing the market’s selection of fresh early spring ingredients. Stop by the Education Tent for a taste of why Chef Crawford was nominated for this prestigious award.
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 Sandhills Farm Show  9:00    (Festivals)
Location: Lillington, NC
Antique Farm Equipment, Farm Implements, Childrens Activities, Bluegrass Music, Gospel Music, Horse Activities, Crafts, Food, Rocky the Trick Mule
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
 Active Alex Expo  1 - 4pm    (Kids)
Location: Cary Towne Center Mall
Active Alex (http://www.activealex.com), a local resource for parents of active kids in the Triangle, is holding an expo at Cary Towne Center on Sunday, March 20, from 1 - 4pm. It's a great place for parents to find the perfect sports, activities and organizations for their kids. Forty exhibitors will be conducting demonstrations and answering questions about what sports and activities are most appropriate for kids of all ages and abilities.
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 Marriage For Life  9am, 11am & 6pm/March 21, 7pm    (Miscellaneous)
Location: Victory Church 1250 Aversboro Rd. Garner
Joe McGee mixes years of personal experience with principles of God's Word to bring pointed but humorous illustrations which will challenge you in your marriage or marriage to be. Come hear Joe to strengthen and bless your marriage at
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 Sandbox Band- to benefit the Sassafras Playground      (Musical Performances)
Location: Laurel Hills Community Center
Bring the family out to an afternoon of singing and dancing with the Sandbox Band. Jeff, Ed, Frank, Chris and Pat are coming out to hold a benefit concert for the Sassafras All Children’s Playground. Tickets may be purchased at the door - $5/person (2 and under are free). Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. (919) 420-2383. www.sassafrasplay.org
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
 Back to the Future: New Uses for our Historic Treasures  7:30 PM    (Historic)
Location: Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary
In 2011, Old Cary Elementary will re-open as Cary's new performing arts center. The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel present a Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse Panel featuring: James W.M. (Jim) Smith, AIA - Moderator; Gary Roth, Capital Area Preservation; Ellie Torre, Principal & Architect with Clearscapes; and Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager for the Town of Cary for a discussion of this important restoration and creative reuse project that will help revitalize downtown Cary.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
 Local Restaurants Partner with Corona and The V Foundation in the “Find a Cure” Text Donation Campaign   6:30 pm    (Community)
Location: Tobacco Road
Corona has teamed up with the V Foundation and local bars and restaurants in a text donation campaign to raise money for cancer research. Come out to Tobacco Road at 6:30 pm or Rally Points at 8:00 pm on March 24, 2011 to join the fight! Patrons can text “don’t give up” to 85944 to make a $5 donation and show their “Thank You” confirmation text to their server to have their name and contribution put on display. For more information or to donate online, please visit www.jimmyv.org/findacure.
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Friday, March 25, 2011
 Hoopla Hoorah  9:00pm    (Benefit/Fundraiser)
Location: Fosters American Grille
ATTIRE: Wear jeans and your team’s apparel! Bring your checkbook or credit card and join the fun! THINGS TO DO: * Sweet Sixteen Games * Live Music * Food * Silent Auction * Raffle Drawing * Games Hoopla Hoorah Tickets available on-line for $25!
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 Chapel Hill Restaurants Partner with Corona and The V Foundation in the “Find a Cure” Text Donation Campaign   8:00 pm    (Community)
Location: Four Corners
Corona has teamed up with the V Foundation and local bars and restaurants in a text donation campaign to raise money for cancer research. Come out to Champps at 8 pm, Four Corners at 9 pm or Goodfellows at 10 pm on March 25, 2011 to join the fight! Patrons can text “don’t give up” to 85944 to make a $5 donation and show their “Thank You” confirmation text to their server to have their name and contribution put on display. For more info or to donate online, visit www.jimmyv.org/findacure.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
 Learning at the Market with Suzanne Tilton, The Butterfly Lady  9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon    (Farmers Market)
Location: Western Wake Farmers' Market
The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is pleased to welcome back Suzanne Tilton, The Butterfly Lady (http://www.Butterfly-Lady.com), to teach about the life cycle of the butterfly, how you can bring these beauties to your garden and how important they are to a healthy environment. Visit the Education Tent to see live butterfly eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises and adult Painted Lady butterflies on display. Don't miss the live butterfly release at 11:30!
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 Mordecai Historic Park Tours  10am-3pm on the hour    (Historic House Tour)
Location: Mordecai Historic Park
Mordecai Historic Park is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh and is home to some of North Carolina's most extraordinary treasures, including the Mordecai House and the Birthplace of Andrew Johnson - 17th president of the United States. Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday 10am-3pm when school groups are not on site, Saturdays 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-3pm.
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
 Clean Sweep Sunday Sale  12 Noon-6 PM    (Charity)
Location: ReTails Thrift Shop-behind Red Lobster
50% off Storewide! 1608 North Market Drive, Raleigh 27609. 100% of net profits are used to help the lowest income pet owners spay or neuter their pets through AnimalKind's program, THE $20 FIX. . Shop to Stop Pet Overpopulation! 919-872-0019.
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 Soup & Sandwich on Sunday  11:00am - 2:00pm    (Charity)
Location: American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587
The American Legion Auxiliary invites you to a soup and sandwich fundraiser at the Legion Hall across from the Wake Forest Post Office. A $6.00 eat-in (or take out) plate includes vegetable soup, ham or turkey & cheese sandwich, dessert and a drink. Come have lunch with the Auxiliary. Warm yourself up with a bowl of hot soup and warm your heart up by supporting projects that benefit veterans and active-duty military. Email legion187aux@gmail.com for information.
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 Durham Restaurants Partner with Corona and The V Foundation in the “Find a Cure” Text Donation Campaign   3:00pm & 4:00pm    (Community)
Location: Alivia's Durham Bistro & Satisfaction
Corona has teamed up with the V Foundation and local bars and restaurants in a text donation campaign to raise money for cancer research. Come out to Alivia’s Durham Bistro at 3:00om, and Satisfaction at 4:00pm, on March 25, 2011 to join the fight! Patrons can text “dontgiveup” to 85944 to make a $5 donation and show their “Thank You” confirmation text to their server to have their name and contribution put on display. For more info or to donate online, visit www.jimmyv.org/findacure.
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