Dec
12
Tue
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with a new monthly themes, stories, museum exploration and a project for the kids.

Dec
13
Wed
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Skywatching: The Geminid Edit @ Dorothea Dix Park
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Explore Dorothea Dix Park - Skywatching: The Geminid Edit @ Dorothea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Come view the Geminid Meteor Shower of 2017!

Join staff and volunteers from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) and Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) for a free skywatching program at Dorothea Dix Park!

Bring a blanket, sleeping bag or reclining chair to watch for Geminid Meteors to streak across the sky! You won’t even need telescopes to see these burning bits of space rocks!

Telescopes will be set up for you to take a closer look at star clusters, galaxies and nebulae. We’ll also have sky tours and star storytelling!

Resilience – The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope @ Marbles Imax
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope @ Marbles Imax | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary.

Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here.

About the Film
Directed by James Redford, this film is about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, and building resilience to ACEs.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all socio-economic levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Dec
14
Thu
Holiday Happy Hour, Food Drive and Film Screenings @ Trophy on Maywood
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm
Holiday Happy Hour, Food Drive and Film Screenings @ Trophy on Maywood | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Visual Art Exchange is hosting a Holiday Happy Hour to spread some holiday cheer in support of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle! The Holiday Happy Hour will take place at Trophy on Maywood and include a canned food drive also also a special viewing of selected short-films by Vittles Films, exploring how the food we seek and the way we eat it informs our identity, culture, and community and examines the contemporary social issues in the South and beyond. Suggested canned donations include: canned fruits/ veggies/beans; whole grains (oatmeal, cereal, granola); canned salmon, tuna, chicken, nuts, and seeds. Films showcased include Grace’s One and Only Casseroni and Cook School.

Dec
16
Sat
8th Annual Raleigh Tour de Toys @ Crank Arm Brewing
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am
8th Annual Raleigh Tour de Toys @ Crank Arm Brewing | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Take part in a group bike ride of beautiful downtown Raleigh and bring some Christmas joy to families in need. All you need to bring is your bike (in working order), a new toy valued @ $15 or more to donate, your helmet, and your holiday cheer. Donated new toys will be given to families staying at The Women’s Center of Wake County.

Riders will have the choice of joining a leisurely, 6-mile ride or a longer 12-mile ride and routes will include some neighborhood streets, Raleigh Greenways, and meander past several downtown landmarks. The ride will finish back at Crankarm for a post-ride get-together. With some hand crafted Crankarm beers for the adults, and kid-friendly beverages for the little ones.

Pop-Up Raleigh Holiday Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Holiday Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Pop-Up Raleigh’s December holiday market is the best one of the year! Tons of vintage and handmade vendors will be packed in and around a beautiful brewery. Shop for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers or treat yourself to the best handmade and vintage items around! Sponsored by Larry’s Coffee, Trophy Brewing, House of Swank tees and Retro Modern Furnishings. Free parking, free admission, beer and wine by the glass and food trucks all day! Invite a friend and make it the best day of the week.

Dec
19
Tue
West Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm
West Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city.

Each CAC elects its own officers and decides its own activities and priorities. All CAC meetings are open to everyone; however, you can vote only at meetings of the CAC where you reside. You can attend as an individual or you can represent your neighborhood-based organization at your CAC meetings.

CACs are nonpartisan. CACs are the only advisory boards to the City Council that are not appointed by the Council.

Dec
26
Tue
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city.

Each CAC elects its own officers and decides its own activities and priorities. All CAC meetings are open to everyone; however, you can vote only at meetings of the CAC where you reside. You can attend as an individual or you can represent your neighborhood-based organization at your CAC meetings.

CACs are nonpartisan. CACs are the only advisory boards to the City Council that are not appointed by the Council.

Dec
31
Sun
First Night Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Dec 31 all-day
First Night Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Night Raleigh 2018! With nearly 100 performances in over 35 venues throughout downtown, First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! Learn a new hobby for the New Year at our daytime DIY Festival from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the NC Museums of History and Sciences. Bounce around music, theatre, and other performances after the Early Countdown at 7:00 pm. Ride the First Night Ferris Wheel and the Fayetteville F5 amusement ride! Just make sure you’re on Fayetteville Street at midnight for the WRAL Countdown to Midnight and the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop with special guests Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Cane Mill Road!

Jan
1
Mon
Central Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm
Central Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city.

Each CAC elects its own officers and decides its own activities and priorities. All CAC meetings are open to everyone; however, you can vote only at meetings of the CAC where you reside. You can attend as an individual or you can represent your neighborhood-based organization at your CAC meetings.

CACs are nonpartisan. CACs are the only advisory boards to the City Council that are not appointed by the Council.