EVENTS

EVENTS

Jan
7
Sat
ENVISION Empowerment Experience @ Self Help- Temple Building
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This year’s theme “Take Flight” is a follow-up to the highly successful ENVISION event held on January 10, 2016. We will discuss ways to keep your energy and passions high as you navigate your way through the upcoming year. This half-day experience on Saturday, January 7, 2017 will allow women to: 1) reflect on their personal and professional goals, 2) explore the lens through which women define and express themselves, and 3) explore opportunities to network with other attendees. As part of this experience, women will create vision boards, engage in reflective conversations, and enjoy a little pampering complements of a local masseuse. An addition to this year’s ENVISION event is a “No Pressure” Networking Happy Hour in partnership with the American Heart Association. Pillar Consulting staff will offer specialized professional development and networking strategies, while AHA staff will offer educational resources and on-site blood pressure screening. Attendees will also be provided with opportunities to join AHA’s Check. Change. Control® program which offers structured support through blood pressure monitoring and management. Bring your sister, daughter, friend, coworker, aunt–whoever you’d like to join you on this adventure! Whether you are a first time #ENVISIONer or a veteran, we’re excited to have you join the fun! You do NOT want to miss this event!

Feb
7
Tue
Sweetheart Social @ Midway Community Kitchen
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ticket includes appetizers, 3 courses, dessert and wine

We’re doing a Sweetheart Social with Gluten-Free Queen Hadassah Patterson! Save the date for the Tuesday before Valentines Day! We’ll have great music, perfect wine and amazing food that happens to be gluten-free! This is a mixer – so don’t feel obligated to bring a date, singles and couples are welcome. But you can save some (gluten free) dough if you bring a friend! Here’s the menu:

Red wine and pink bubbly 🙂

Chili and Chocolate-Rubbed Beef Brisket

Multi-color Roasted Pepper Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette (Vegan)

Sausage / Pizza Rolls with GF crust (includes veg option – contains dairy)

Charcuterie Platter, Cheese Platter, Assorted Dips, Crackers and Scratch Flats – Our housemade GF Flatbread

Seasonal Market Veggies

GF Chocolate and Dipped Fruit / Cookie Platter: We’ll do a hands-on chocolate-dipping demo for dessert … What’s more romantic than food dipped in chocolate?

Anyone with questions or multiple sensitivities, please email Hadassah directly at writeztuff97@gmail.com before sign up!

We look forward to making some great memories together!
Please spread the word to those you know! ♥

Mar
9
Thu
Red Cross Transportation Volunteer Open House @ American Red Cross of Central NC
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please stop by our informal Open House to learn more about assisting our transportation program. Opportunities include driving passengers to medical appointments using Red Cross cars, driving boxes of blood to hospitals using Red Cross vans and providing office support. We will also be available to talk about other positions such as helping at blood drives and disaster response.

Mar
10
Fri
American Red Cross Centennial Blood Drive at Northgate @ Northgate Mall
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Help Northgate and the American Red Cross collect 100 pints of blood in a special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive.

The American Red Cross and CBS have partnered with Northgate and Crabtree Valley Mall to host sister blood drives with the goal of collecting 100 pints of blood for the North Carolina Blood Bank.

All those who donate at Northgate will receive a Northgate Food Court gift card.

Be sure to post a picture of your “I gave blood” sticker #NG100BloodDrive for the chance to win a Northgate Mall gift card!

Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code NORTHGATE and schedule your appointment to save lives today.

Mar
17
Fri
Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP of Positivity Tour @ The Streets at Southpoint Mall
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hey, y’all! The next Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP of Positivity Tour stop is in Raleigh!

The tour is free and open to the public, and will encourage fans to celebrate positivity and “Crush It” in 2017. Stop by one of our Raleigh locations and step into the life-sized bag of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn and record a video of what you want to “crush” in 2017. These videos will be shared on social media channels in real time using the #crushit hashtag, so your voice will join many more to inspire and encourage people around the world. We’ll also be handing out samples of our Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn including NEW flavors for you to try!

Join us at:

The Streets at Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Rd.
Durham, NC 27713
Friday, March 17 from 3pm-7pm

Fun4RaleighKids 2017 Camp Expo
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Kerr Scott Building
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Saturday, March 18 from 11am-5pm

Tobacco Road Marathon/Half Marathon
USA Baseball National Training Complex
200 Brooks Park Ln.
Cary, NC 27519
Sunday, March 19 from 9:30am-2pm

As part of our tour, we will be celebrating our new partnership with I AM THAT GIRL to further build positivity and to promote emotional education and leadership development among young women across the country.

Mar
18
Sat
Lookin’ For A Cure 5k Walk, Run and Ride @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

5k walk, run or a 12-mile bike ride around Durham. After party with food, face painter, bounce house, music and lots of fun. Paid registration includes admission into the Duke/Wake Forest baseball game immediately following the event. Proceeds benefit ocular melanoma patients and research to find a cure.

Registration starts at 8am, race begins at 9am.

Mar
20
Mon
Hike NC Guided Hike @ Eno River State Park
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This spring, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Parks launched Hike NC Phase 2, a series of more than 60 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.

The following is the date and location for the guided hike:
March 20, 2017
10:00am-11:00am
6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Fews Ford Access, Piper-Cox House Parking Area.

Hike NC Guided Hike @ Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This spring, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Parks launched Hike NC Phase 2, a series of more than 60 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.

The following is the date and location for the guided hike:
March 20, 2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
558 Beaver Creek Rd, Apex, NC 27523
Seaforth pond trailhead a on the western side of the beach area (Seaforth Rd).

Mar
24
Fri
Hike NC Guided Hike @ Cliffs Of The Neuse State Park
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This spring, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Parks launched Hike NC Phase 2, a series of more than 60 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.

The following is the date and location for the guided hike:
March 24, 2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
20 Park Entrance Rd, Seven Springs, NC 28578
(Cliffs Visitor Center)

Apr
2
Sun
Active Aging: A Community Conference on Navigating the Vast Array of Choices for Seniors @ Levin Jewish Community Center
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn about the options available for seniors in the area including housing facilities, transportation, social opportunities and medical care.
This free program features community resources for older adults and their families.

Presentations offered on the hour:
10:00am Exercise & Nutrition, Leah Williams, MPH, RD, LDN
11:00am Advocating for Yourself at the Doctor, Belinda Novik, MSCP, MD, PhD
12:00pm Fall Prevention, Pam Taylor, JCC Director of Healthy Living and Sue Wartell, Personal/Pilates Trainer
1:00pm Aging Gracefully, Karen Halpert, MD

Apr
11
Tue
Periodic Tables: Taming Superbugs @ Motorco Music Hall
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Society’s “miracle drugs” are failing. Superbugs proliferate. Are we losing the battle against antibiotic resistance?

This doesn’t have to be the case, says David McAdams, professor of business administration and economics at The Fuqua School of Business and Duke’s Department of Economics.

This event is cosponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society & the NC Science Festival. Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way.

Apr
29
Sat
Fight For Air Climb @ Wells Fargo Capitol Center
Apr 29 all-day

Help make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb the stairs of the Wells Fargo Capitol Center.

The Wells Fargo Capitol Center has 30 floors. The Climb is timed but climbers are welcome to climb at their own pace. There are several climb options available, including a Traditional Climb, non-timed Youth Climb, First Responders Climb and an hour-long Climb for our endurance climbers.

Don’t miss this fun event! Climbers will enjoy music, food, awards and more!!
Step Up to the Challenge and help us defeat lung disease! The net proceeds of this event support lung disease research and programs.

*Sponsorship available. Contact Melissa Forde: melissa.forde@lungse.org.

QuintilesIMS Girls on the Run of the Triangle Spring 5K @ American Tobacco Campus
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

A family-friendly event featuring a 5k course through downtown and the beautiful American Tobacco Trail, plus a family festival showcasing local vendors. Spend a morning walking, running or skipping the course, and witness the accomplishment of every girl crossing the finish line!

Girls on the Run of the Triangle is a character-building program that guides girls in activating their limitless potential through a curriculum that incorporates running.

May
21
Sun
JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon @ Chapel Hill Country Club
May 21 @ 8:30 am

Swim, bike, and run for a great cause! JUST TRYAN IT financially supports families fighting childhood cancer in the Triangle area. For all abilities, ages 6-16. Register TODAY! In 2016, over 200 students participated and helped raise $80,000+. Volunteers needed. Visit our website for more information.