Join us for the 4th Annual Socks and Undie 5K Rundie benefiting Note in the Pocket on April 22, 2017 in beautiful Dorothea Dix park in downtown Raleigh, NC. Costumes are encouraged! The 5K is timed and prizes are awarded to male & female overall winners as well as the winner for each age group. Children 12 and under may register for our 1/2 K Fun Rundie! Parents may accompany their child on the 1/2 K. Prizes are awarded for first male and female finisher of the 1/2 K Fun Rundie as well as prizes for best costume.
Note in the Pocket, a local non-profit that provides clothing to the impoverished and homeless in Wake County. Donations of new bags of socks and underwear will be collected at the race. Although these items are not required, they will be greatly appreciated. Please help us raise more money by becoming a fundraiser or creating a fundraising team!
The March for Science – Raleigh is dedicated to promoting science that upholds the common good.
As organizers of the satellite March for Science in Raleigh, North Carolina, we follow the spirit of the Mission, Principles and Goals, and Diversity Principles put forth by the organizers of the National March for Science in Washington, DC.
Like the National March organizers, we envision a long term plan of action that will extend beyond April 22nd, the day of the march. To build a movement for science that will catalyze actions for lasting impact, we believe the mission and principles must be locally-rooted and embraced by the people of North Carolina. Therefore, we have begun the process of making connections between the national principles and our home state by:
Reaching out to organizations already working to address issues that align with our Mission and Principles
Drawing attention to important science-related issues that need to be addressed in North Carolina
Engaging with local community members to organize around multiple interfaces between science and society
This is a fun family event that inspires healthy physical activity, introduces cycling education to kids of all ages, and encourages families to practice new skills that they can continue to enjoy together at home.
Hosted in partnership with RPD’s Southeast District Community, the Marble’s Bike Rodeo offers a fun and accessible way for kids and families to learn bike safety and healthy active tips. Participants can bring their own bikes, trikes and helmets or use ones provided. Families can stop by for a variety of activities and bike themed fun, including safety demonstrations, five-point maintenance checks and helmet fittings, three-part communication cycling track, healthy snack stations, and more!
Bike Bling Makeshop– accessorize in style! There will be a timed parade for our creative cyclists to showcase their one of kind designs.
Tinker Time – how does it work? Junior mechanics will have the opportunity to get familiar with the inner workings of a bike. Practice fine motor control, and get familiar with the tools of the trade.
Art on the Move – Painting, weaving, creating with upcycled bike parts & more. Kick off the summer season with outdoor play ideas to inspire families to continue the fun at home.
Swap It Out – Bring your old outgrown bikes, helmets and other wheely fun items to donate to another family or trade out for something more your size!
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! Telescopes will be set up to view stars and the moon. Look up at the night sky as educators guide you through fun observations of stars, planets, moons, nebulae and other celestial objects!
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.
Come join us for the first ever Oaks & Spokes Bike Fashion Show at Dorothea Dix Park!
Want to ride the runway? Have a design you want featured? Sign up to be a model, designer, or just to let us know you’ll be there enjoying the show here: https://docs.google.com/
The Bike Fashion Show will celebrate the function and fashion of all types of cycle wear and gear no matter what type of biker you are! From breathable spandex onesies to comfortable commuter clothing, see bikers ride the runway as they style different gear on mountain bikes, road bikes, fold-able/portable bikes, cruiser/Dutch bikes and more!
Local vendors including Raleigh Denim, Lumina Clothing, Oak City Cycling Project, Runologie and more will display their clothing and gear on and off the runway.
Show will start at 7:30. Grab some food, listen to some music, check out our vendors, and claim a seat!
Did you know May is National Bike Month? What better way to celebrate than taking a ride on City of Raleigh greenways, with a stop at Dorothea Dix Park! This low-key ride will start at Eliza Pool Park. We’ll venture out on the Walnut Creek Trail and bike through NC State’s Centennial Campus before taking a break at Dorothea Dix Park. We’ll then continue along the Rocky Branch Trail which will bring us back to Eliza Pool Park.
The City of Raleigh is turning the GoRaleigh R-LINE into the ART-LINE to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Art-On-The-Move public art project. From 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday May 20th the bus will become a moving stage featuring performances by actors, comedians, poets, and musicians.
Performers include Carly Prentice Jones, Christiane, Clean Stand-Up Comedy on the R-LINE, Dasan Ahanu, Dwight Hawkins & the Piedmont Highballers, the Nickel Creek Shakespeare Girls, and Seed Art Share. Attendees can enjoy serenades, jokes, spoken word poetry, hip-hop, spontaneous Shakespeare performances, and site specific theater tailored for the bus.
Shows will begin and end at bus-stop R-13 in front of the Raleigh Convention Center (500 S. Salisbury St), but attendees can hop on or off the ART-LINE at any of the stops. The ART-LINE is free and open to the public.
Over eight albums and nearly two decades, Tegan and Sara Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Canada, have evolved from a folk duo to acclaimed indie-rockers and then to a glossier dance-pop powerhouse. They were only 17 when they released their debut album Under Feet Like Ours. At each step they’ve wowed critics and fans with their songwriting and performance skills. While their style has changed on the surface over the years, they’ve never lost touch with the qualities that have attracted a fervent following from the beginning of their career.