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Krispy Kreme Challenge One of America’s most unique running events (and toughest eating events!), the Krispy Kreme Challenge requires competitors to run five miles, eat a dozen doughnuts at the halfway point and hit the finish line in under one hour. Started in 2004 with just a handful of North Carolina State University students, the annual event now draws nearly 8,000 runners decked out in costumes along with plenty of media attention. For the curious, those doughnuts total 2,400 calories and...

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Monday: A Recipe from the Ground Up: Dinner with Dan Barber and Row 7 Seed Company Join in a seed-to-table dinner celebrating the first harvest of Row 7 Seed Company, hosted by Andrea Reusing and Dan Barber. Enjoy a feast prepared by the some of the region’s best chefs, who have been working to connect local farm partners with tastier, more nutritious and sustainable crops. The menu will showcase new and experimental vegetables—all bred for deliciousness—a celebration of innovation in the field and on the...

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Summer 18 Release Party Runaway is debuting its summer collection “Endless Bummer,” inspired by 70s summer horror movies. Collection debuts new locally made men’s & women’s swimwear + tons of other summer ready pieces. DJ Ryah will be spinning funk, reggae & soul for your listening pleasure. Beach balls and water guns provided. Free; Saturday, 5 – 9 pm; 202 N Corcoran St, 3rd floor, Durham, NC 27701 Reggae on the Rooftop Enjoy a weekly pool party on the rooftop with old...

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Tuesday: Durham Bulls: Taco Tuesday All game long, get $2 tacos at the DBAP! Come for the baseball, stay for the tacos. Tuesday; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.687.6500 Wednesday: Music in the Valley Crabtree Valley Mall’s concert series returns! Come relax on our patio, listen to live music and enjoy great food and drink specials from Brio Tuscan Grille, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks, and Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Wednesdays, 6:30 pm; Crabtree Valley mall, on the patio...

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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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Monday: Buy Tickets for the 3rd Annual Shamrock Shuck Celebrate with live music (including bagpipes), and an oyster roast provided by Anets Katch on the lawn. For non-oyster eaters they’ll have two food trucks throughout the day: Bam Pow Chow 12-4 pm and Wandering Moose 4-9 pm. All 20 taps will be going in the tap house as well as an additional 8 beers on tap outside in the beer tent. The lawn festivities will end at 7 pm but the tap house will...

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Parlor Blow Dry Bar + PBX® Method Join at Parlor North Raleigh for a 50 minute workout benefiting the Foundation for Hope. You will enjoy a pilates barre fusion class following the PBX® Method to strengthen, lengthen, and tone. After class enjoy some bubbles and a braid bar, also benefitting the Foundation for Hope. Parlor will be offering discounted services for the rest of the day. All levels welcome as modifications will be offered. Bring water and a yoga mat. $15;...

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Tuesday: Sam’s Groovy Tuesday Featuring: The City Dirt Duo Enjoy a live music show featuring The City Dirt Duo. The City Dirt Duo is a side project of Urban Soil, intended for smaller venues and more intimate settings. Featuring Gregory Meckley on violin and vocals, and Eric Chesson holding down the acoustic guitar and vocals. There is a strong emphasis on acoustic music and the native Appalachian and bluegrass traditions of North Carolina as well as healthy doses of Urban...

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African American Cultural Celebration An annual statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of History, the African American Cultural Celebration brings together 75+ musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, artists and more in downtown Raleigh for a day of pride and celebration of culture. Saturday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm; 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.807.7900 2018 Chinese New Year Festival The Triangle North Carolina is invited to celebrate Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year! This festival has a...