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Saturday, August 01, 2015
 Building A Stronger Raleigh Family Festival  3:00pm    (Family)
Location: Broughton High School
August 1, 2015 3:00pm Our Family Festival will be the ultimate destination for Raleigh families this summer. We're talking moon bounces, slip-n-slides, rock walls and food trucks! There's no better way to close out summer vacation and bring in the new school year. The festival will run from 3:00pm-6:00pm. The festival will be held in the parking lot and on the surrounding grounds of Broughton High School, 723 Saint Marys Street, Raleigh, NC 27605. This is a part of the Building A Stronger Raleigh Campaign. To learn more visit http://www.strongerraleigh.com
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 Building A Stronger Raleigh All-Star Exhibition Basketball Game  7:00pm    (Sports)
Location: Broughton's Holliday Gymnasium
The number of high-profile players we're about to fit on one court is going to melt your brain! The best part is that every player in this exhibition game has ties to Raleigh. Many were directly coached by JD Lewis Center Executive Director Dwayne West. Some attended college at the surrounding universities and others grew up right here in our own backyards. The game will tip off at 7:00pm. Who are the players? Professional and college players with local ties. TJ Warren, David West and Julius Hodge to name a few. This is a part of the Building A Stronger Raleigh Campaign.
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 RailHawks vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies   7:30p.m.    (Sports)
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park
The Carolina RailHawks will host the Tampa Bay Rowdies at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, at WakeMed Soccer Park. The RailHawks currently sit ranked in fourth place and will be entering the match with 7 points. Carolina will face the Tampa Bay Rowdies, with both teams fighting to be in the National American Soccer League Championship game, in hopes of winning the title. Tickets range from $11 to $29. Fan 4 Packs, which includes 4 tickets, 4 drinks and food for 4, begin at $59. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.carolinarailhawks.com/Tickets .
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Sunday, August 02, 2015
 Tar Heel Youth Triathlon at Briar Chapel  6:30-7:15 a.m.    (Kids)
Location: Briar Chapel 16 Windy Knoll Circle Chapel Hill, NC
Calling all young athletes! Join us at Briar Chapel for the Tar Heel Youth Triathlon Saturday, August 2, from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Contestants between the ages of six and 10 must compete in the short course and contestants ages 11 to 15 must race the long course. As an introductory triathlon experience, the event includes swimming, biking and run. Check the website for more details!
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Thursday, August 06, 2015
 Farmhouse Jams-Old Habits  5:30-8:30 p.m.    (Musical Performances)
Location: Wendell Falls
Join us at Wendell Falls Thursday, August 6, for the third and final concert of the Farmhouse Jams summer music series featuring bluegrass from local legend Old Habits. The concert will take place just down from the Farmhouse—the community center—from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Entry is free and craft beer, gourmet coffee and food will be available for purchase from our very own Grounds Café located in the Farmhouse. Don’t miss your last chance to celebrate the summer with a great family friendly concert!

Saturday, August 08, 2015
 The Wide Open Charitable Foundation Appliance Donation  8am-2pm    (Community)
Location: Quail Corners Shopping Center - 5003 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC 27609
Do you have an old refrigerator, a/c unit, oven or other appliance that you need to get rid of? The Wide Open Charitable Foundation (WOCF) recycles metal to obtain money for our operating budget. This way, 100% of what we raise at our events can be donated! Everything from aluminum cans to dishwashers - you bring it - we recycle it!

The mission of the WOCF is to fundraise for the research of Neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers while offering support and hope to the child and families battling these diseases.
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 Planting the Fall Vegetable Garden  9:00m-10:00am    (Educational)
Location: Logan Trading Company
Learn which varieties are best for fall veggie planting in NC. Timing and season extension techniques will also be covered for optimum and maximum production. Included are tips to most effectively use straw bales, cold frames, hoop houses, and frost cloth to extend the growing season. Free. Logan’s Second Saturday Series, Raleigh. 919-828-5337. info@logantrd.com
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 Music in the Meadow-Carolina Breakers  5-8 p.m.    (Musical Performances)
Location: Briar Chapel 16 Windy Knoll Circle | Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Join us Saturday, August 8, from 5-8 p.m. for Briar Chapel’s third and final Music in the Meadow summer concert featuring local legends, Carolina Breakers. Sit back and enjoy the summer air with bites from Baguettaboutit food truck, craft beer from Carolina Brewery and Italian ice treats from Little Dippers while Carolina Breakers entertains with its wide array of Motown, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Disco or Beach music. Treat yourself to some time to unwind after a busy week with a free, family friendly concert.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
 Pink Heals   3:30 PM - 6:00 PM     (Community)
Location: The Green - Southern Village, 500 Market St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
The Cares Enough to Wear Pink program is a national program to bring awareness to disease and the support needed for caregivers, family, neighbors and our community. This program includes pink fire trucks, a pink police car, a pink ambulance and a pink bus.

There will also be a wellness fair going on at the same time. Various local and state organizations will be participating in this event.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
 Fullsteam Beer Dinner  6:45-9p.m.    (Food/ Alcohol)
Location: Terrace on the Green at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Celebrate Durham-based Fullsteam Brewery’s fifth brewing anniversary with a special multi-course menu paired with Fullsteam’s Southern-style craft beer. Executive Chef Jason Cunningham and Chef de Cuisine teamed up with Fullsteam Founder and Brewmaster Sean Lilly Wilson for this festive fete. The menu will combine Fullsteam’s emphasis on local terroir and celebration of seasonality with the Fairview Dining Room’s seasonally-inspired cuisine and prominence of locally-sourced ingredients to create a true southern celebration.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
 SCarowinds Army of Darkness Auditions   5 p.m. - 8 p.m.     (Job Opportunity)
Location: Carowinds Employment Office
Bored at your current job? Looking for a frightening good time? You can be a part of one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the Carolinas! Carowinds is currently holding auditions for its ‘Army of Darkness’ for the 2015 SCarowinds Halloween Haunt season. Auditions are being held Sundays and Thursdays from 5 – 8 p.m. now through October 15. *Please Note: Interested candidates need to apply at www.carowinds.com prior to attending auditions.
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 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Ronald McDonald House at WakeMed  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.    (Ribbon Cutting Ceremony)
Location: Heart Center Inn at WakeMed Hospital (3000 New Bern Ave, Raleigh)
You're invited to join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ronald McDonald House at WakeMed. A reception will immediately follow the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Heart Center Inn Conference Center. Please park in the P1 Visitor Parking Lot at WakeMed Hospital. RSVP to Nancy Jones at 919.281.1065.
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
 Engineering Days: Get Upside Down With Triangle Dairy Queen  1:00- 3:00 p.m.     (Outdoor Fun)
Location: 631 Walnut Street Cary, NC 27511
oin us for a fun, educational and tasty engineering workshop for kids. In this workshop, hosted by Triangle Dairy Queen in partnership with STEM for Kids and Falcon Engineering, each child will be paired with an engineer to design a parachute that will hold DQ's legendary Blizzard. Triangle Dairy Queen Owner and Operator Andrew Valkanoff will then drop the parachutes from the roof. The children with the best designs will be rewarded with a sweet treat and all participants will be invited to enjoy a Blizzard to help celebrate 75 years of Dairy Queen.
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Monday, August 17, 2015
 JOIN CHUY’S 27TH ANNUAL GREEN CHILE FESTIVAL CELEBRATION!  11 am - 10 pm    (Festivals)
Location: Chuy's Raleigh
Chuy’s 27th annual Green Chile Festival, which celebrates the green chile harvest in Hatch, New Mexico, will kick off Monday, August 17 with a special menu offered for a limited three-week period. It will feature six new dishes including Green Chile Pork Tamales, Bacon Wrapped Pork Rellenos and Veggie Fajitas. Chuy’s will also feature a special drink selection to help you cool down on a hot summer day! Customers will be able to enjoy a Frozen Watermelon Margarita, or the popular Spicy Cucumber Texas Martini - made with none other than green chili infused tequila!
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Friday, August 21, 2015
  The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at VIRginia International Raceway  All Day    (Sports)
Location: VIRginia International Raceway
VIRginia International Raceway is hosting the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Aug. 21 to 23, featuring the Oak Tree Grand Prix on Aug. 23. The Oak Tree Grand Prix will take place on VIR’s historic full course, which is 3.27 miles with 17 turns and 130 feet of elevation changes. The race is a culmination of three days of racing events at VIR. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://virnow.com/
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Saturday, August 22, 2015
 Johnston County Home Educators' Annual Homeschool Conference  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.     (Conventions/Seminars)
Location: Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church 652 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield, NC 27577
Keynote Address & Workshops Cost $5 JCHE members (spouse and children fee); $7 for non-member families. Keynote Speaker: James Gardner from Answers in Genesis (AIG); 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. The Consequences of the Path You Choose 2:35 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. How Do We Know the Bible is True? Multiple hour-long workshops ranging from Getting Started and the NC Law to homeschool basics to preparing your high schooler for college or the workplace. Workshop start times are 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
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 Children's Social Skills Group  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    (Kids)
Location: 600 Airport Boulevard, Suite 600, Morrisville, NC 27560
Does your child have a difficult time making friends? Sharing? Identifying and expressing feelings? Let Pfeiffer Institute Reach help put a little pep in your child’s back to school step! This group will provide your child with skills needed to make and maintain friendships, and get along better with their peers! The group is limited to ages 5 through 8 and will meet every other Saturday for seven sessions. Please call 919-941-2900 to RSVP as space is limited.
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 Carolina RailHawks vs. New York Cosmos  7:30p.m.    (Sports)
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr. Cary, NC
The Carolina RailHawks will host the New York Cosmos at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, at WakeMed Soccer Park. Nacho Novo, and the Railhawks, square up against former Real Madrid star, Raúl, and the New York Cosmos. The respective clubs met previously on May 16, resulting in a 2-2 draw, but both teams are anxious to finish the Fall season successfully and make a run at the North American Soccer League Championship title.Tickets range from $11 to $29. Fan 4 Packs, which includes 4 tickets, 4 drinks and food for 4, begin at $59.
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Sunday, August 23, 2015
 Carolina Roller Derby Home Team Bout  6:30    (Sports)
Location: Wheels Fun Park: 715 N Hoover Rd 27703
Come watch the Carolina Rollergirls as their home teams duke it out at the rink! Durham Crash and Raleigh Ruckus will be playing against each other. Fun for everyone! Doors open at 6:30. Tickets: Kids 5 and under-free. 6-12-$5. Adults-$10 at the door.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
 Fox & Hound in Raleigh to Host Benefit for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, August 27, 2015  5:00 pm     (Fundraiser, Benefit, Charity, Food & Drink)
Location: 4158 Main @ North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC , 27609
Fox & Hound in Raleigh is teaming up with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. Fox & Hound, located at 4158 Main @ North Hills Street, will host a celebration to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, August 27, 2015. From 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. party guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Fox & Hound’s signature dishes along with a raffle giveaways and a silent auction. Fox & Hound will donate 10% of sales for the entire day and night of Thursday, August 27 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
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 Fox & Hound in Raleigh to Host Benefit for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, August 27, 2015  5:00 pm     (Fundraiser, Benefit, Food & Drink)
Location: 4158 Main @ North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC , 27609
Fox & Hound in Raleigh is teaming up with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. Fox & Hound, located at 4158 Main @ North Hills Street, will host a celebration to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, August 27, 2015. From 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. party guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Fox & Hound’s signature dishes.Fox & Hound will donate 10% of sales for the entire day and night of Thursday, August 27.
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Saturday, August 29, 2015
 Stress Management Workshop  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    (Health and Safety)
Location: 600 Airport Boulevard, Suite 600, Morrisville, NC 27560
Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? End of summer blues? Join us at Pfeiffer Institute Reach for a FREE workshop. Relax while you learn tools, tips, and techniques to balance stress through mindfulness practice, guided meditation, and breathing exercises. This workshop is open to everyone; those who attend will also receive a voucher for one FREE therapy session at Pfeiffer Institute Reach. Please call 919-941-2900 to RSVP as seating is limited.
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 Sustainable Saturdays: "Racing to Zero"   11AM - 1PM    (Movies)
Location: Cameo Art House 225 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC
Sustainable Sandhills, Fayetteville PWC, and the Cameo Art House Theatre present an engaging film chronicling the city of San Francisco and its goal of zero waste. Saturday August 29, 2015 at Cameo Art House 225 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC. Donations accepted at the door. Concessions for sale.
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 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125 at VIRginia International Raceway  8AM    (Sports)
Location: VIRginia International Raceway
VIRginia International Raceway is hosting the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125 Saturday, Aug. 29. The race, featuring NASCAR’s top rising stars, will take place on VIR’s exciting 2.25 mile North Course. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://virnow.com/events/nascar-kn-pro-series-east/.

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