EVENTS

EVENTS

Dec
7
Fri
Revolutionaries in the Dark: ShaLeigh Dance Works @ Reality Ministries Ballroom
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

ShaLeigh Dance Works is celebrating its 4th season in NC this year. Join us at our Annual Revolutionaries in the Dark Gala, a campaign for our future, accessible outreach programs, living wages and continued artistic innovation. We cordially invite you to join us December 7th, 2018 for our evening benefit Gala, Revolutionaries in the Dark!

The event will kick off with Inspiring Guest Speakers who are creating art with impact and the festive evening will feature powerful performances, delicious wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres, a wellness raffle and silent auction, and an artist after party!

This is a one of a kind fundraiser that reflects the innovative spirit that defines ShaLeigh Dance Works, and our success is driven by the dynamic arts community we serve. All proceeds will support the future of ShaLeigh Dance Works and our commitment to artistic innovation, social justice, and accessible outreach programs for the community.

Join us at Reality Ballroom for this immersive evening of revelry with special guests and more in support of ShaLeigh Dance Works’ 2018-19 Season.

A gathering of rebels, agitators, freedom fighters and frondeurs to support ShaLeigh Dance Works, a multi-cultural dance-theatre company that challenges the status quo and creates programming with impact.

Dress in all black. Venture into the darkness for a celebration of revolutionary performing artists, thinkers, doers, be-ers, and creators.

Dec
8
Sat
Eastcut & Hope Animal Rescue Adoption Event & Fundraiser @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Hope Animal Rescue will be at Eastcut with some of their cuties that are up for adoption. The event will be held in Eastcut’s heated Garden space behind the main building.

Come hang in the Garden and meet these wonderful animals! $1 from every pint of beer sold will be donated to Hope Animal Rescue. Drinking beer was never a more important or noble pursuit!

Dec
15
Sat
Art Therapy Institute’s I Heart Art 2019 – Volunteer Interest Meeting @ Bean Traders
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

ATI’s biggest fundraiser of the year, I Heart Art, will take place on March 3, 2019 at The Great Room at Top of the Hill. There are a number of volunteer opportunities for this event, one of which is helping with our silent auction. Come hear more about what the silent auction committee entails (hint: it’s like shopping for awesome prizes without the debt) over some coffee at Bean Traders in Durham on Dec. 15 at 11AM.

We will go over the timeline, logistics of the event, and responsibilities of silent auction committee members.

Sign up below, so we know how many seats to save!
http://bit.ly/2APXnte

Oyster Garden Party | Eastcut + Ponysaurus + NC Coast @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

Ponysaurus and the NC Coastal Federation are joining Eastcut for an Oyster, Beer, and Oyster-Adoption Party! The event will be held in Eastcut’s heated Garden, located behind their main building.

Shucking up fresh oysters to order – 2pm until we run out. The Nash Street Ramblers will be providing some sweet tunes from 4-7pm.

NC Coastal Federation will be fundraising onsite – you can actually adopt oysters and follow their growth on the NC Coast!

$1 from every pint of Ponysaurus Oyster Saison will go to NC Coastal Federation.

Come enjoy some delicious fare and support the health of the NC Coast!

Jan
3
Thu
Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
8
Tue
Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House 2 @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
12
Sat
Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House 3 @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
13
Sun
12th Annual Run for Young 5K @ Christ Episcopal Church
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm

Christ Episcopal Church of Downtown Raleigh is excited to announce its annual Run for Young 5K race taking place Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. Run For Young is a family-friendly race for the young and young at heart with a mission to raise awareness for teen safety behind the wheel.

Those who register by Wednesday, Jan. 2 will receive a complimentary race t-shirt and bag. To register for the race now, visit https://runforyoung.itsyourrace.com/register/.

The course for the race is an out-and-back route throughout Edenton and Hillsborough Streets, which starts and ends at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 120 E Edenton Street. Triangle-area families and people of all ages are invited to run or walk in the race, and strollers are welcome.

All registered runners will be automatically entered for the chance to win variety of door prizes. Other race awards will be given to the top three male and female race finishers, as well as male and female age group division finishers.

The race began in 2008 in loving memory of Sadiki Young, a senior at Wakefield High School at the time and an active member of Christ Episcopal Church. Young lost his life as a passenger in an alcohol-related accident on Jan. 14, 2007. The 18-year-old was full of life, personality and character. Young was a successful student, gifted musician, and talented athlete. The congregation of the church comes together with the local community each year to host the 5K race in his memory.
All proceeds from race registration fees will go toward programs that raise awareness about safe driving practices for teens at local high schools, as well as support for the Christ Church Youth Ministry Endowment Fund, which was created in honor of Young.

To commemorate Young’s love of music, the annual race includes music from local bands that volunteer their time to perform live along the sidewalks of the racecourse. Bands are still needed for the Jan. 13 race. Interested bands can contact rungoryoung@gmail.com to learn more about how to participate. There are also different levels of sponsorships still available. Businesses interested in becoming sponsors can visit runforyoung.org/sponsor-the-race.html.

Jan
14
Mon
Motiv8 Creative Studios Classes Begin! @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
26
Sat
Brats & Brews | Garden Party & Fundraiser @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Eastcut and friends for our next Garden Party on Saturday January 26th!

We will be grilling up some brats and kielbasa from Firsthand Foods and serving those up alongside several brews from Fullsteam Brewery. We will also be joined by the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina – $1 from each draft beer will go to their organization, plus we will be holding a food drive – so bring some canned goods!

Live music will be provided by Second Wind from 4-7pm! We will start grilling outside the Garden at 2pm and the party will go to 8pm. Brats will be on a first come, first served basis – we plan to have 300 brats on hand – don’t be late and miss out! Our regular menu will also be served all day. Parking can get tight at our events, so ridesharing and carpooling is appreciated.

Looking forward to eating and drinking for a good cause – let’s raise some money and a big stack of canned goods for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina!

Duke University String School Faculty Recital: Care to Tango? @ Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm

Featuring Pizzolla’s “Libertango,” Copland’s “Hoe-Down,” Goliov’s “Last Round,” and other works performed by Duke String School faculty members in a fundraiser for the Dorothy Kitchen Scholarship Fund. Free admission but donations accepted. The Scholarship Fund, named for Director Emerita Dorothy Kitchen, helps families in the community who would not be able to participate in the Duke University String School otherwise. 100% of funds donated go directly to families in need.

12th Annual Hearts for Hemophilia Casino Night @ Durham Convention Center - Grand Ballroom
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for an exciting night of good fun and fast action for a great cause!
Your ticket for the evening includes $10,000 in “fun money” chips for you to enjoy the night at blackjack, roulette, craps, and Texas hold’em poker!
PLUS *Elegant Food*Full Bar*Auction Items*Great Prizes*
– Be a Table Commodore! Receive $5000 in additional “fun money” chips for gaming when you reserve an 8 ticket table
– Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities are available
– Items for auction are welcome
Sponsorships and ticket purchases over the fair market value of $40 per person are tax deductible.
All Proceeds will benefit Hemophilia of North Carolina (HNC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting people with bleeding disorders for over 40 years. Our goal is to promote opportunities for improving the quality of life for persons with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. HNC provides educational programs, peer support groups, patient advocacy, emergency financial assistance, scholarships, and summer camps for children.
Contact HNC for more information about how you can help.

Jan
27
Sun
Taste of Tobacco Road Cook-off @ Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grab your friends and come out to the Taste of Tobacco Road Cook-off to experience good food, drinks and entertainment while also supporting a local cause! Local amateur chefs will offer up their best recipes in one of the following categories (appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and people’s choice) to be judged by local celebrity chefs and event attendees.

This event is sponsored by the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and all proceeds will go back to community partners that the League supports.

Restorative Yoga at Sun Star Farm @ Sun Star Farm
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Come join evening yoga practice in a candlelit 19th century cabin. Located just ten minutes from Southpoint Mall. Restorative Yoga is a deeply therapeutic, replenishing practice for the mind and body. Four to five postures, all low to the floor and supported by props, are held to allow the body to relax and open. No previous yoga experience is necessary to enjoy this class. Taught Jennifer Krueger, certified restorative yoga teacher and owner of the mind-body wellness studio, Practice Drishti.

Feb
2
Sat
2019 Krispy Kreme Challenge @ NC State University
Feb 2 all-day

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is a 5 mile charity race benefiting the UNC Children’s Hospital. Runners will begin the challenge at the NC State Memorial Belltower, race 2.5 miles to the local Krispy Kreme, eat 12 donuts, and race 2.5 miles back; all under one hour! BUT, everything mentioned is optional: participants can run, skip, hop the 5 miles, they do not have to eat all the donuts, and they do not have to finish under one hour. This is our 15th Anniversary and we would love to have you!