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October 15, 2009:
The North Carolina State fair runs through October 25th. State Fair Grounds Raleigh NC.

October 17, 2009:
The first free backyard Reggae Festival at 102 Center Street, Garner NC. Time: 12 noon - 7 pm

October 18, 2009:
Shaw University Homecoming Activities begin. A celebration of the university. It ends October 25th. Come join us!

October 21, 2009:
Shaw University Alumni invites you to the home coming fundraiser bash at Gwendolyn's Nite Club, 1607 Curtis Drive, Raleigh. All proceeds to benefit Athletic Scholarship of the university. Gate opens at 9p.m.Ticket is $10.00.

October 24, 2009:
South East Raleigh Tree planting and opening of new Sanderford Road Recreational Center. Time: 11 am - 1.30 pm

October 7 – 16, 2009:
WSHA Fall 2009 Fundraising On-going Now: Please Donate to Support WSHA Public Radio - No Amount is Too Small - All Credit Cards Accepted - Click on ‘Donate Now'.

October 23, 2009:
WSHA Presents Mixed Water Band Live Jazz Concert – Shaw University Homecoming Alumni Banquet, Friday, 10:00 pm – 2:00 am, Marriot Hotel, Downtown, Raleigh, NC.

October 24, 2009:
WSHA Presents the First Homecoming Choir Concert A Gathering of Shaw University Music Alumni from All over the Country – Saturday, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Mount Calvary Church, Raleigh, NC. Tickets - $10, Call 919-546-8529/800-241-0241 or email :

November 1, 2009 - Sunday
City of Oaks Marathon & Rex Hospital Healthcare Half Marathon:
Downtown Raleigh, 7 am-1 pm

Checks and Balances: How Government Works at the State Capitol exhibit. North Carolina State Capitol; Free; (919) 733-4994

November 2, 2009 - Monday
Higher Education in Raleigh: The Foundations of Legacy.
Raleigh City Museum; Call for Museum hours; Free; (919) 832-3775

November 5, 2009 – Thursday
Alzheimer's Association - Eastern NC Chapter "Candlelight Reflections.
Dorton Arena; 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm; Free; (919) 821-7400

November 6, 2009 - Friday
First Friday Gallery Walk :
Downtown Raleigh, 6 pm-9 pm. Enjoy a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, retail, restaurants and alternative art venues on the first Friday of every month.

November 7, 2009 - Saturday
Fletcher Opera Theater at Progress Energy Center:
6 pm-10 pm For the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina and its programs providing direct care, housing, education, prevention and faith ministries to thousands of individuals living with HIV/AIDS across the Triangle.

November 8, 2009 - Sunday
Music of the Carolinas:
NC Museum of History, Sunday November 8th, 2009 3 pm-4 pm, Free

November 9, 2009 – Monday
Santa Visits Cary Towne Center.
(December) Christmas Celebrations. Cary Towne Center; Mon – Sat, 10 am - 1 pm; 2 pm - 5 pm; 6 pm - 9 pm; Sun, Noon - 3 pm and 4pm - 6 pm; Free; (919) 460-1053

Santa at Triangle Town Center. (December) Christmas Celebrations. Triangle Town Center & Commons; Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sun: Noon-6:00 PM, Christmas Eve: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM; Free; (919) 792-2222
Sources: Downtown Raleigh Alliance, visitraleigh.com

December 12, 2009- Saturday
Miracle on Fayetteville Street:
Miracle on Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, will take you back in time for a fun, historic holiday celebration. Come watch the original 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, WRAL-TV's first broadcast on December 15, 1956, at the Raleigh City Museum. For Additional information, call: 919 832 3775.

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

December 31, 2009- Thursday
First Night Raleigh:
Make plans to join thousands of your friends and neighbors in Downtown Raleigh as the City of Raleigh rings in 2010 at the 19th annual First Night Raleigh celebration on New Year's Eve. Don't miss performances by Annuals, Crucial Fiya, Justin David, Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Bob Margolin, the African American Dance Ensemble, El Gleno Grande, Transactors Improv Company and more.

  • Source: Downtown Raleigh Alliance
  • Greater Raleigh Events: visitraleigh.com
December 4, 2009- Friday
First Friday Gallery Walk:
First Friday is one of Raleigh's most popular evening escapes. It is an every month fun-filled introduction to Raleigh's exciting art, music and dining scene in Downtown Raleigh. Time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm.

The 2009 Jingle Bell Run Run/Walk:
Get in the spirit of this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation's pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. For additional information contact the Triangle Regional Office of the Arthritis Foundation:
cfuller@arthritis.org or     919-250-0433
Walk/Run Time: 10:30 am (begins from St. Mary's School, 900 Hillsborough Street.)

7th Annual Heart of Cary Association's Olde Time Winter Festival:
Celebrations begin with the Heart of Cary's Olde Time Winter Festival held on the streets of Downtown Cary. Festival goers can enjoy arts & crafts, entertainment, food, activities, and more. Santa will be there. Start (or finish) your holiday shopping! Admission is free. Info: 919-469 4061.  Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

January 18th, 2010 - Monday
The 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March takes place at the North Carolina State Capitol on the corner of Edenton and Wilmington Street. This event begins at 11a.m

January 23rd, 2010 - Saturday
The Raleigh City Museum Presents Raleigh 101:200+ Years of Local History, Saturday at 2p.m.

Learn about two hundred years of rich and fascinating Raleigh history. Hosted by museum staff, Raleigh 101 highlights the city’s major moments and events that have shifted the course of local history. Topics include the city’s earliest inhabitants, the construction of the Capitol, Raleigh during the Civil War, and the future of our great city. Whether you’re a Raleigh native or new to the area, this introduction to the state capital has something for everyone. This event is open to the public. Admission is free. Call (919)832-3775 ext. 23 for details.

January 9, 2010 - Saturday
Sadiki Young 5k Memory Run,
Location: Downtown Raleigh, Time: 10 am

Downtown Raleigh Alliance organizes a 5k run in memory of Sadiki Young on Saturday, January 9th beginning at 10a.m. This race is held to honor Sadiki Young, a brilliant promising teen who was killed as a passenger in a drunk driving accident on January 14, 2007. Sadiki was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and a senior at Wakefield High School. The race starts and finishes by the Church on 120 East Edenton Street in Downtown Raleigh.

Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets and late entrants can register on Friday, January 8, from 5-7 pm at The Athlete's Foot in Cameron Village or on race day at Christ Episcopal Church beginning at 8:30 am.

Proceeds of the race will go towards the Christ Church Youth Ministry Endowment Fund, set up in Sadiki's memory and the Wakefield High School' s Just Think First, Choices Count Program.

February 13, 2010 - Saturday
Town of Garner Presents Gift 4 Community Variety Shows:

The Town of Garner is presenting a Valentine gift to the community, on the eve of Valentine's Day: "The Gift 4 variety show" celebrates the wealth of talent that resides in this area. Last year's Valentine show played to an enthusiastic audience members. Gift 4 variety show continues in spite of these tough economic times. This Valentine's show would take place at the Garner historic auditorium, 742 W. Garner Rd., Old School Commons. Info: (919) 661-4602

February 13, 2010 - Saturday
Faces & Places of Raleigh's African American Community

Hey kids, ever wondered how places like Chavis Park got its name, or when the first college for African American students was established? You may find out these and other facts about African American communities on Saturday, February 13 at The Raleigh City Museum. You and your family will learn about the rich history of the African American community in Raleigh as the City Museum staff explores "5 Faces & Places" that have shaped Raleigh's history. The Raleigh City Museum is located in the Historic Briggs Building, 220 Fayetteville Street. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. and Saturday, 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Admission is free.

Additional Information: Call (919) 832-3775 ext. 23 or visit raleighcitymuseum.org

February 16, 2010 - Tuesday
9th Annual Fat Tuesday Benefit for Meals on Wheels

Raleigh Convention Center located in Downtown Raleigh presents Meals on Wheels supporters for the Triangle's Premiere Mardi Gras Ball event. This event is an evening of authentic Louisiana fun, food, music and costumes. The convention center urges attendants to be ready to revel in the Mardi Gras spirit while you support a fantastic local cause with: Fabulous Creole/New Orleans Cuisine & Drink, silent & Live Auctions. Additional Information: 919 833-1749

February 20, 2010 - Saturday
11th Annual African-American Celebration

The Town of Cary is co-sponsoring the 11th Annual African-American Celebration, "A Legacy of Pride", Celebration through the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, with The Ujima Group, Inc. For information: 919 380-7020
• Source: Downtown Raleigh Alliance
• Greater Raleigh Events: visitraleigh.com

February 4, 2010 - Thursday
A Lecture on "Slavery in 18th-Century North Carolina"

The Joel Lane Museum House announces a celebration of Black History Month with a lecture by the renowned African-American historian, Earl Ijames, on "Slavery in 8th-Century North Carolina" on Thursday, February 4 at 7p.m The lecture would take place at the Visitors' Center at 160 South Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Earl Ijames is Curator for African American and Community History at the North Carolina Museum of History. For more information call: (919) 833-3431.
The Joel Lane Museum was built in the 1770s, This landmark is Wake County's oldest existing home. As the center of the old Wake Court House community, it became the "Birthplace of Raleigh" when its owner, Joel Lane, a prominent statesman and soldier, sold 1,000 acres of his plantation for the formation of the new state capital in 1792.

February 6, 2010 - Saturday
African American History Tour

The North Carolina Museum of History is celebrating the Black History Month
with an African American History tour at the Museum located on Edenton Street, Down town Raleigh. Explore North Carolina's past and learn about its people. See exhibits highlighting the state's military history, decorative arts, sports heroes and more. Special programs include craft demonstrations, music concerts and family events. The Museum is a part of the Office of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The Museum Shop, featuring North Carolina crafts, is open daily. Admission is free. To book group tours (10 people or more), call 919.807.7950 or 866.724.8687. Hours: Mon - Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm.

March 13th, 2010 – Saturday
Run for the Oaks:

On Saturday, March 13, 2010, the City of Raleigh, Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 28th annual Run for the Oaks. Location is Downtown Raleigh beginning at 9a.m; proceeds go towards planting trees in Raleigh, the City of Oaks.

March 13th, 2010 – Saturday
Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade

The City of Raleigh celebrates the 28th annual Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade & Wearin' 'O the Green Festival. The 2010 Parade in Downtown Raleigh will feature over 3000 marchers. Entries include floats, local dignitaries, entertainment personalities, singers, dancers, mascots, cultural and civic groups, and of course wonderful marching bands! This celebration begins at 12 noon and ends at 6 p.m

March 15th, 2010 – Monday
Raleigh's New Development Code Diagnostic & Approach Report
Location: All Saints Chapel, Raleigh, Time: Noon - 2pm

THE CITY OF RALEIGH is revamping its development code in the form of a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO seeks to translate Raleigh’s goals and aspirations for the built environment, as set forth in the recently adopted 2030 Comprehensive Plan, into clear code standards that produce a predictable built form. The Diagnostic & Approach Report highlights inconsistencies and gaps between the current regulations and the recently adopted 2030 Comprehensive Plan, and identifies approaches and solutions for the new code.

ATTEND one of the three upcoming Learning and Review Sessions. Your questions about the Diagnostic & Approach Report and related suggestions will help the City and its consultants prepare a UDO that facilitates quality development throughout Raleigh.

Hosted by the City of Raleigh, For more information contact Christine Darges, telephone # 919-516-2634

March 27th, 2010 – Saturday
Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon, Location: Downtown Raleigh

Time: Half Marathon (8 am); 5K (8:15 am); 1 Mile Fun Run (TBA); 100 Yards Kids Dash (11:30 am)
Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon and 5K return to Downtown Raleigh for a third year.
Sources: Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Greater Raleigh Events: visitraleigh.com, Indy Weekly

March 3rd, 2010 – Wednesday
NC Museum of History - History Corner: Basketball

North Carolina Museum of History presents a one day History of Basketball and the beginnings of March Madness at the North Carolina Museum of History. This program is presented at Cameron Village Regional Library. Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Open to children ages 5 – 9 (with an adult). To register, call 919-807-7992.

March 6th, 2010 – Saturday
Poetry Out Loud - State Finals:

The North Carolina Museum of History will host Poetry Out Loud which encourages high-school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Time: Semifinals (9 am-4 pm); Finals (7 pm-8 pm)

March 8th, 2010 – Monday
North Carolina Symphony Musicians

This FREE concert at Kenan Recital Hall inside Peace College will feature North Carolina Symphony musicians Rebekah Binford, David Kilbride, David Marschall, Elizabeth Beilman, Jimmy Gilmore and Milton Rubén Laufer performing Trio, Op. 11 by Beethoven, Overture on Hebrew Themes by Prokofiev and The American Quartet by Dvorak. Info: (919) 508-2294

WSHA Fund drives continues this season and always. WSHA is heard all over the world: Donate to Support WSHA Public Radio - No Amount is Too Small and it is never late to donate - All Credit Cards Accepted - Click on ‘Donate Now'.

May 1, 2010 - Saturday
Downtown Raleigh Festival of Hope - Bring the whole family and join us for a day of fun, live music, food, games, giant inflatables, face painting, our 5th Annual Big Barbeque Showdown and more! You can also tour the Mission and learn more about our ministries to the homeless and poor. The Downtown Raleigh Festival of Hope is a FREE event , open to the community and is our way of saying thanks for your support all year round! Location: Raleigh Rescue Mission Inc. Time: 10 am-2 pm

May 12, 2010 - Wednesday
History a la Carte: Indian Education and Jim Crow - The North Carolina Museum of History welcomes Walker Elliott, UNC-Chapel Hill student, winner of the 2010 Student Essay Contest. He will discuss how, before World War II, the University of North Carolina's policy of racial segregation effectively closed the door to higher education for Robeson County's Lumbee Indians. Bring your lunch and join us.
Noon-1PM, Free.

May 22, 2010 - Saturday
Celebrate North Carolina: Turning Points in African American History - A panel discussion will be held at the North Carolina Museum of History to explore turning points in African American History. Topics include the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, the impact of the Civil War on African Americans in North Carolina, and the Civil Rights movement. Dr. Jeffrey J. Crow, Deputy Secretary, N.C. Office of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, will serve as moderator. 9:30-11:15AM. Free.

May 31, 2010 - Monday (Memorial Day)
Wreath Laying at Veteran's Memorial - North Carolina State Capitol -A wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those North Carolinians who served during times of war will take place at the Veterans’ Monument. 10 am- 1 pm. Free. Source: Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

May 8, 2010 - Saturday
Raleigh 101 for Kids! - Hey kids, ever wonder why Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina or where the city got its name? The Raleigh City Museum presents Raleigh 101 for Kids! This fun educational program teaches you and your family basic Raleigh history. We will learn about our city's flag, who our city is named for, and much more. This program is free and open to the public. 2-3PM

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