Oct
18
Wed
Public Feedback Meeting for White Oak Lake Reconstruction Project @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm
Public Feedback Meeting for White Oak Lake Reconstruction Project @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The City of Raleigh Stormwater Management Division will hold a public meeting to provide an update to residents on the White Oak Lake reconstruction project. This $3 million dollar project is intended to reduce flooding in the area downstream of White Oak Lake by increasing the lake’s ability to store stormwater runoff. 

During the meeting, City staff and the project’s design consultant, Dewberry Engineering, Inc., will give an update on the status of the project and present the current design plans. City staff also will seek feedback from residents at this time.

Reconstructing the White Oak Lake dam will change the lake’s normal water level by adjusting the dam’s riser and emergency spillway to provide a more controlled release of the lake’s water during and immediately following large rain events in order to reduce flooding downstream. The project also removes the lake from the construction footprint of the future North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) I-440 road widening project and will address the infrastructure needs for phase two of the Simmons Branch drainage improvement project. Construction for White Oak Lake is expected to start in summer 2018.  

To learn more about this project, contact the Stormwater Management Division at 919-996-3940 or RaleighStormwater@raleighnc.gov. More information also is available at raleighnc.gov.

Oct
24
Tue
Moore Square District Town Hall Meeting @ Marbles Kids Museum
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Moore Square District Town Hall Meeting @ Marbles Kids Museum   | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance will be hosting the Moore Square District Town Hall at Marbles Kids Museum on Tuesday, October 24 starting at 5 pm. It will be an open forum where we will discuss the Moore Square renovation project, provide updates on economic development in the district, and more. The town hall is free to attend and no registration is required.

Nov
16
Thu
Dorothea Dix Park Community Meeting @ James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dorothea Dix Park Community Meeting @ James B. Hunt Jr. Library  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The City of Raleigh welcomes you to the first community meeting to help shape the future of Dorothea Dix Park. Join us and share your ideas on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library located at 1070 Partners Way on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. Parking is free and open to the public.

Nov
17
Fri
21 Marbles @ Marbles Kids Museum
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
21 Marbles @ Marbles Kids Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Play like a kid to support ALL kids! 

A 21+ event at Marbles.

  • Human Foosball
  • Hungry, Hungry Humans
  • Throwback Games
  • DIY Designs
  • Exclusive PLAY on the Marbles pirate ship, helicopter, basketball court and more!
Marbles Mystery Mayhem. Crack the case of the missing Moneypalooza money. Sleuths and spies are in for a surprise.
Dec
2
Sat
Shop for Good Day Market @ Marbles Kids Museum
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Shop for Good Day Market @ Marbles Kids Museum  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join us on Saturday, December 2 between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM at Marbles Kids Museum and Vintage Church in downtown Raleigh to peruse and shop for unique items offered up by nonprofits and local businesses with part of proceeds benefiting local causes!

Join us at the Shop for Good Day Market to:
Sample food and sip tasty beverages | Enjoy chair massages in our Relaxation corner | Grab photos with Santa, family, and friends | Shop unique local vendors with part of proceeds benefiting area causes | Get your gift wrapping done and more!

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.

Jan
21
Sun
Fifth Annual Holt Brothers Playoff Party @ Reynolds Coliseum, NCSU
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fifth Annual Holt Brothers Playoff Party @ Reynolds Coliseum, NCSU | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Experience the excitement of the NFC and AFC Championship games with 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist Torry Holt and former NFL star Terrence Holt at this one-of-a-kind fundraiser to benefit kids with a parent fighting cancer. For those serious about their football, the game will be shown on the Jumbotron and on TVs inside Reynolds. The event also features celebrity athletes, the NFL’s First Ladies of Football, music, games, food and drink. Attendees can also participate in a raffle to win two tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

This annual event has raised nearly $600,000 for the Holt Brothers Foundation since its inception four years ago, and during that time, those funds have helped more than 1,000 kids through the Foundation’s KidsCan! and Camp Kesem programs. The Holt Brothers Foundation was started in memory of Torry and Terrence’s mother, Ojetta Holt-Shoffner, and supports programs for children with a parent with cancer.

Jan
22
Mon
Hillsborough Street Parking Public Input Meeting @ West Raleigh Presbyterian Church
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
Hillsborough Street Parking Public Input Meeting @ West Raleigh Presbyterian Church | Dover | New Hampshire | United States

A public input session will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church (27 Horne Street) to gain the community’s input on a parking study currently underway. This public input session will be the public’s opportunity to provide the consultants with challenges and solutions to parking in and around the Hillsborough Street district.

Representatives from NC State, City of Raleigh, Live It Up! Hillsborough Street and the consultants, Kimley-Horn, will be in attendance.

The goal of the study is to document the supply and demand for parking on and around Hillsborough Street. The study will help the partnership develop cost-effective strategies to implement in the short-term, but will also accommodate the city’s growth and economic development goals, the university master plan, and the goals of the Wake Transit Plan.

The study will also develop a set of strategic scenarios that will evaluate the effectiveness of potential improvements to parking access, user experience, and safety while supporting the mobility and economic development goals of the community.

The study is being funded by Live It Up! Hillsborough Street, the City of Raleigh, and North Carolina State University.

Light appetizers will be provided.

Feb
3
Sat
Krispy Kreme Challenge @ NCSU Memorial Belltower
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Krispy Kreme Challenge @ NCSU Memorial Belltower | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

What started as a challenge among ten friends has transformed into a nationally publicized charity race, and the number one tradition to complete before graduating from North Carolina State University (NCSU). All proceeds from the Krispy Kreme Challenge are donated to the NC Children’s Hospital so that its staff can continue to provide the best care and facilities for their patients.

Participants begin the Challenge at the Memorial Belltower on the campus of NCSU in Raleigh. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person St., where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the Challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower. This is the Krispy Kreme Challenge!