Professional golfers from around the world travel to TPC Wakefield Plantation every year to participate in the Web.com Tour’s REX Hospital Open and vie for their coveted PGA Tour card. The tournament’s charitable efforts, coupled with its family and fan-friendly environment, attract thousands of golf fans each spring. In the past 30 years, charity golf has raised more than $9 million for patients, programs and services at UNC REX Healthcare. Funds raised this year will support cardiovascular disease prevention and education at the new North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital which recently opened on UNC REX’s main Raleigh campus.
We’ve all known it as the drink of choice for our older relatives – Tio Pepe’s Fino, chilled and uncomplicated. These past couple of years, sherry has made such a wonderful comeback, showing savvy drinkers that sherry isn’t past its prime. Olorosos with its wonderful heady nutty aromatics, to a Manzanilla’s apple, almond flavors perfect for sipping alone or for mixing that perfect “welcome, summer” cocktail. How does this fortified wine get such complex flavors? How it is made? Join Beverage Director Paula de Pano as she discusses her favorite fortified wine.
$45 includes tasting plate, wine, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.
Educational activities, food trucks and Duke Lemur Center’s mascot, Maky, welcome lemur enthusiasts of all ages to fundraise for the center’s costs of lemur care, research and conservation as a part of their Adopt-a-Lemur program.
Northgate’s favorite all-female band is back! The Beauty Operators will rock the stage in a free concert Friday, June 2nd, from 6:30-9pm at Northgate’s Music on the Plaza. Enjoy local eats and drinks from Stuft, Esmeralda’s Café, Randy’s Pizza and Bull City Burger and Brewery. The event is family friendly so bring your chairs and your kids, but leave your coolers and pets at home.
This spring, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Parks continue Hike NC, a series of more than 60 free guided hikes in North Carolina’s state parks and nature preserves. Each hike will be led by the state’s top hiking and nature experts.
Visit The Goat for a free wine tasting with Fearrington Sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home.
The Beaver Queen Pageant is Durham’s own special mix of folly, pageantry and humor. Contestants take on beaver personalities and compete for the title of Beaver Queen with their fashion, talent and personality. The theme for the 13th annual Beaver Queen Pageant is ‘Wizard of Gnawz’. Come enjoy the fun at this family-friendly and free event which raises funds for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Vote for your favorite contestants – or bribe a judge – at www.beaverqueen.org. Emcee’d by WUNC’s Frank Stasio, this is a truly weird and delightful Durham experience.