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Tuesday: Shop + Shavasana Set Intentions + Raise Your Vibe. Get your flow on at Gypsy Jule during their first ever in store yoga class! They will also have the opportunity for you to wrap your own Sage Smudge Stick in organic roses and herbs from their personal garden. The Full Moon will be occurring one week after this event and this is the perfect time to cleanse your space. Bring a friend or two to flow with on your mat...

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Artsplosure Since its inception in 1980, the spring festival has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performances. The festival features dozens of events, such as the Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors from across North Carolina and the nation; Kidsplosure, showcasing multiple interactive educational activities and entertainment for children; large-scale, interactive visual art installations; aerialists and/or other unique variety performers; The Student Art Exhibition, showcasing two- and...

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Monday: O2 Fitness Hosts Shape Up Chapel Hill O2 Fitness, the largest locally-owned fitness company in North Carolina, is hosting its “Shape Up Chapel Hill” workout series. The outdoor group classes will be offered every Monday and Wednesday throughout the month of May. This series gives you an opportunity to come together as a fitness community, mix up your workout routine and get some fresh air. This year’s roster of classes includes Yoga, Pilates, Body Flow, Zumba, Body Combat and Barre. Free; Mondays...

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Eco Faire at The Scrap Exchange Join in to learn about topics related to the environment and about the numerous environmental projects currently underway in the Triangle! Co-hosted by The Scrap Exchange and Don’t Waste Durham, the Eco Faire will be an interactive, educational event! The Eco Faire is taking place in coordination with The Scrap Exchange’s DIY Fest. Free; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; The Eco Faire will be at 2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, Durham, NC 27707; RSVP...

Five “Must Visits” when Visiting Raleigh, NC

As a newbie to living in Raleigh, NC, I quickly started to explore the area to find things that any visitor would love to do. Here is my short list of “must visits” when enjoying Raleigh: William B. Umstead State Park This park has hiking and multi-use trails that start on both sides of the park and surround three manmade lakes. The largest lake is Big Lake, which has canoe and rowboat rentals. There are also picnic grounds, shelters with fireplaces...

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Grand Opening Party at Midtown Yoga It’s their grand opening weekend! Join in free classes all day (all classes are first come, first serve) and even more free activities on Saturday. The first 25 Yogis at each class on Saturday gets the chance to pop a balloon for discounts on packages and retail! Free; Saturday, 8:30 am-Sunday, 5 pm; 200 Park at North Hills Street, Suite 111, Raleigh, NC 27609 Sundays are for the Girls Make you Sunday a Funday Sunday with...

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You Are Here: Light, Color and Sound Experiences An exciting temporary exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), You Are Here features immersive art installations by 14 contemporary artists, including large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, mixed-media room-size environments and site-specific projects. Some are low-tech, transforming ordinary materials into awe-inspiring visuals, while others make use of experimental new media, fusing art and technology in interactive works that change in response to the viewer. This exhibition takes over an entire floor of...

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Monday: Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC Pampers Pets in Celebration of the “Year of the Earth Dog” To celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Earth Dog, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC  is treating four legged guests to an exclusive luxury experience. All year, dog lovers and their pets can indulge in luxury surroundings and specialized amenities during their stay. Pets x MO honors the special bond between pet and owner and the impact they have on our lives. Guests traveling with their furry companions...

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Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival In celebration of the great St. Patrick as well as Irish and Celtic traditions and culture, a parade of dancers, bagpipes, musicians and more march through downtown Raleigh and afterwards continue a day of fun with a full line-up of live music and performances in Raleigh’s City Plaza. Saturday; 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.832.1231 Milk Bar’s 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Like last year, they’re hosting an...

South Florida Paddle Board

I am not one for water sports, but I oddly always wanted to try paddle boarding. I almost signed up in California since I lived right next to the marina, but something about possible falling into water mixed with boat oils didn’t work for me. When my friend in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, mentioned trying it during my visit, I jumped at the chance (and so happy I did). The experience was one of my most favorite things I have done...