June 1, 2018

Raleigh, Sweat With Your Sole 2018 – The Remix
Sweat With Your Sole (SWYS) is Black Girls RUN!’s signature race and conference weekend! This year, they are combining SWYS with elements of our Road to SWYS and the Preserve the Sexy Tour from years ago for the Sweat With Your Sole – THE REMIX. The event combines the perfect balance of mental and physical wellness, with a splash of BGR! The SWYS Remix will feature a 5K, cardio hip hop class and a mindfulness or nutrition workshop, along with a Pop Up Shop featuring signature SWYS items only available on the tour! Each participant will receive a medal and shirt for their participation. Speakers include Celebrity Trainer Dwight Holt, Dance Your Pounds Off and Patrice Graham, Colors of Yoga, Raleigh, NCPlease bring a yoga mat with you to the event. Saturday, 1 – 3 pm; 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave, Raleigh, NC 27609

Blondes vs Brunettes Raleigh’s 7th Annual Game Day
Will the Blondes claim the trophy with a victory for the second year in a row? Or will the Brunettes reclaim their title and take the lead? Join in the 7th Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh Game Day! Make your donation today here and help reach their ultimate fundraising goal of $147,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina! There will also be food trucks onsite! After the game, plan to join us for a celebratory lunch at Tobacco Road Brewing. No dogs, bring your own chairs! $20 donation; Saturday, gates: 9:30 am, game: 10 am; Method Road Fields, 3081 Ligon St, Raleigh, NC 27606

Rock ‘n Ride Raleigh
Rock ‘n Ride Raleigh is a 8-hour cycling event with food, beer, live music and more! Whether you set a goal to complete one lap or 50, this event is for riders of all skill levels. During the 8-hour celebration, you may hop on the course at any time and call it at a day at your leisure. While Rock ‘n Ride Raleigh is serious about having fun, it’s also serious about raising much-needed funds for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities right here in Wake County. Funds raised will support the following programs and services of Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities: Residential, Respite Care, Early Childhood Intervention and Education Services. $25/participants, free to attend; Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm; 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Rocky Mount Mills 5k, Concert, Craft Beer & Food Trucks
The Rocky Mount Mill 5k is not your “run of the mill 5k”. It is much more than just a race. They are bringing a complete event to the historic mill property. In addition to the race, they will also have food trucks, craft beer, and a post race concert. All of this while raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. $18+; Saturday, 8:30 am; 1151 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

First Friday Gallery Walk in Raleigh
The first Friday of every month, Downtown Raleigh showcases its art, music and food during its First Friday Gallery Walk. It’s a free self-guided tour and a chance to visit art galleries, studios, alternative art venues and more. Museums stay open late on the first Friday of the month. Live music is plentiful and many restaurants and retailers offer specials. Look for the First Friday flags to identify participating venues. Friday, 6 – 9 pm; locations here.

Super Soul Sunday
Swing by Voda Boutique for a day of yoga, motivational panels and shopping. After yoga, sip on mimosas, enjoy light bites and get discounts at Voda Boutique and Midtown Yoga. $20; Sunday, 11 am – 1 pm; 725 Tucker St, Raleigh, NC 27603; 919.706.5783

Patchwork Market
The Patchwork Market monthly market is full of local makers and vintage vendors. They will come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high quality and original goods. Saturday, noon;  726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

4th Annual Kickin’ It Country
Join in a celebration of North Carolina and the South! The 4th Annual Kickin’ It Country event will include live music from Ray FulcherTowne and Walker McGuire, a North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) Whole Hog Barbecue Series sanctioned cook-off, kids activities, local breweries, specialty cocktails and vendors from around the area. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Adventurers for Special Needs! Brewery Partners include Compass Rose BreweryLoneriderWhite Street Brewing Company, Inc & 1323 R&D. Saturday, 3 – 9 pm; 4011 Cardinal at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

Sunday FUNday
Extend your weekend fun with the #SundayFUNday lawn party. Join in lawn games including giant chess, giant Jenga, croquet and corn hole boards. There will also be a Champagne Bar, a Rosé Garden, specialty cocktails and beer. Sway to the sounds of live music while basking in a sweet Sunday summer afternoon! Vendors include: Petals on the Go flower crown station, Cousins Maine LobsterThe Cow and The Oak and Sunset Slush of Raleigh. Sunday, 3 – 6 pm; Midtown Park At North Hills, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

9th Annual Apex Latino Arts Festival
The Apex Latino Arts Festival aims to highlight the presence of Latino arts and culture in our community and provide an opportunity to build bridges across cultures. Join in free family-friendly activities, arts and crafts, piñatas, and face painting (inside the Halle Cultural Arts Center). There will also be local artists of Hispanic/Latino descent displaying their works part of the month-long exhibit at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. In the evening, join in the culinary festival where you will be able to purchase a “food passport” for $7/person and sample delicious homemade dishes from 12 Latin countries. The countries represented in the culinary festival this year are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Republica Dominicana and Venezuela. with a full belly, enjoy the live music, dancing and entertainment as well as an authentic artisan bazaar. Free; Saturday, 3 – 10 pm; 37 N. Salem St, Apex, NC 27502

Jewish Food Festival at Levin JCC
Levin JCC is hosting the Jewish Food Festival. The festival includes food demos, kids’ activities, raffles and a wide variety of Jewish food for sale. Food is a great way to connect with a culture, and this festival includes food from several different Jewish traditions, so you can eat your way the rich history of the Jewish people. All proceeds from the Jewish Food Festival go to the Food Pantry and the JCC’s initiatives to address food insecurity in the local community. Free (bring a non-perishable food donation); Sunday, 10:30 am – 2 pm; 1937 West Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC

Farm to Fork Picnic
The Farm to Fork Picnic is launching their year-round celebration at Fearrington. A joyous tribute to local foods and the people who produce and create them, Bon Appétit magazine called it “the country’s best all-you-can-eat feast”! You will find dozens of our area’s best chefs, farmers, artisan producers and beverage providers will create an array of dishes highlighting the bounty of the season. The Picnic also features fun activities for children, live music, and surprises! $100, $50/ages 13-20, free/kids under 12; Sunday, 4 – 7 pm; 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312; 919.542.2121

National Donut Day
Celebrate National Donut Day in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill! Carolina Glazed Donuts (5400 S Miami Blvd, Durham), is giving every customer one glazed donut; Duck Donuts are giving away a free classic donut, which includes bare, cinnamon sugar, or powdered sugar donuts; Daylight Donuts of Raleigh in Stonehenge Market (7550-101 Creedmoor Rd), is offering a free glazed donut with any beverage purchase; Early Bird Donuts (2816 Erwin Rd, Durham), is offering one free glazed donut if you show the cashier you checked in on Facebook or tag them on any social media platform; Jessica’s Handmade Donuts (183 Aversboro Rd, Garner), is giving every customer one free glazed donut; Krispy Kreme is giving a free doughnut of any flavor; Dunkin’ Donuts is giving a free classic donut with any beverage purchase (classic donuts include Vanilla Cake Batter, Glazed, Strawberry Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles, Vanilla Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles, Glazed Chocolate Cake, Boston Kreme, Jelly, and Old Fashioned); and all Rise locations are donating 100% of sales of their Chocolate Icing donut on National Donut Day to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Friday

California Olive Ranch x Raleigh Denim Workshop Dinner
California Olive Ranch and Raleigh Denim Workshop come together to celebrate commitment to local craft for one night only. Raleigh Denim founders opens their workshop for an intimate, olive oil-centric dinner in special partnership with America’s leading domestic olive oil producer. As part of California Olive Ranch’s #MadeRightHere campaign, the company has collaborated with local maker Raleigh Denim, to highlight their mutual commitment to sustainability, quality and craft. “Made Right, Here” is part of the California Olive Ranch daily mantra and mission. This campaign gives voice to other makers around the country that are equally dedicated to skillfully crafted, accessible, and sustainable products. Raleigh Denim founders Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko will open their workshop doors for a special dining experience. Enjoy an olive oil focused meal crafted by North Carolina Chef John Upsal, as well as complimentary wine pairings, guided educational olive oil tasting, and unique takeaways from both Raleigh Denim and California Olive Ranch. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum’s Student Docent Program. $125; Friday,  6:30 – 9 pm; Raleigh Denim Workshop 319 West Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

By Whitney

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