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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!