SLR Where’s Walter Holiday Shopping Contest

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Business, Community, events | 0 comments

Sir Walter will be in SLR participating member locations.

Sir Walter will be in SLR participating member locations.

Shop Local Raleigh is hosting their next, bigger, and better than ever Instagram contest! Sir Walter will be hidden all over Wake County in its finest locally owned and independent businesses! So, here’s the premise:

  • Find him and snap a picture, post that picture with the hashtag #WheresWalter
  • Each time you do, you get 1 entry to win a super awesome grand prize
  • What is that prize?? A custom-painted Shop Local Raleigh Moped!
  • The final drawing will be on December 11th from 6pm-8pm at Lucky B’s!
  • We will be drawing for the Moped and oodles of other prizes!

More info in SLR newsletter. Happy Holiday shopping, you could win if you just SHOP LOCAL!

Super tricked-out moped!

Super tricked-out moped!

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Movember Team RDU hosts “Music, Mustaches & Men’s Health”

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Bands, Community, events, Live Music | 0 comments

movember_posterOn Sunday November 24, Movember Team RDU will host the “Music, Mustaches & Men’s Health” charity event from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Tir Na Nog, in downtown Raleigh, to raise money for male health awareness. Movember is an annual, global event in which men grow mustaches to prompt conversations about male issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. This year, Team RDU will unite The Triangle for a fundraiser featuring a silent auction and live music.

The last time Team RDU hosted Movember, they raised more than $22,000 with support from Triangle AMA, Brooks Bell Interactive, DSI Comedy Theater, Capstrat, Ignite and many more! Follow Team RDU via Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to sign up as a member of Movember Team RDU!

Time to showcase that awesome Joe Dirt face you’ve been working on all month! Celebrate with other furry faced people while people stare at the wonders of your mo. The event will feature a (not so) silent auction while rocking out to some awesome NC bands! The lineup:

Spare Change
Eston & the Outs (featuring members of The Love Language)
Debonzo Brothers
Hammer No More The Fingers

Our Emcee: The Real Laww

Sponsors will be lending some swag for grabs, and Tir Na Nog will be pouring your favorite beverages. Come make silly faces and show off your stache in our photobooth. All donations will go to support mental health, testicular and prostate cancer.

A suggested $5 donation will be collected at the door on Sunday.

Want to donate but can’t make the event? 

Read article from Movember team captain, Ryan Hoover.

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Dave & Busters Opens in Cary Towne Center

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Community, events, Restaurant | 0 comments

Dave & Buster’s opens its doors today to fun, food, drinks and games at Cary Towne Center. The 29,900-square-foot location will be the 65th D&B venue. Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 11am to midnight and Friday and Saturday 11am to 2am.

The TVs are awesome, you can see every football game that is on. Not into football, the games are so fun! You can find 140 of the most popular new video and arcade games including Temple Run, Cut the Rope, Dizzy Chicken, (four person) Pac-Man and Dark Escape (not for the faint at heart, you’ll be screaming!) Take your tickets to the Winner’s Circle for prizes including Apple products, Xbox games, t-shirts, stuffed animals and more!

Dave & Buster’s gourmet menu features burgers, seafood, steaks, pasta, salads and more! Popular items include Mountain O’Nachos, pretzel dogs and the Lawnmower salad. Also, offering signature cocktails like the Miami Ice Snow Cone … it’s the only place you can get an adult snow cone with booze! And it’s tasty.

You can eat, drink, play and watch sports – that’s my kind of spot!

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Halloween Design Class at The English Garden

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Community, events | 0 comments

Last night some of the RIC team got to attend the Halloween Design class at The English Garden, How Bootiful flower arrangements! What a fun time and a fun idea for a group of friends or siblings or couples! And added bonus – learn some really handy things from the pros, too.

First you take the Oasis (the green foamy stuff that is soaked in water) and put that in a small clear plastic cup. Tip: make sure you keep the Oasis soaked in water so your arrangement lasts longer. Then take silver cellophane and wrap it around the cup, like you’re wrapping a present. Tip: cut some of it down so you can see the candy corn in the bowl. Place that in the bottom of a glass bowl covering the Oasis with spanish moss. Then, you get to eat candy corn while placing some around the interior of the bowl. Tip: you can use mints for Christmas, or any other kind of festive candy. Next, you place the main flowers you are using into a small bouquet and hold it at the top cutting it down to how tall you want it. Tip: be careful with carnations, they break easily. Then place that into the Oasis. Next, take twigs and put those all around, and tie it up with a bow. Lastly, we covered the bottom section in other flowers and grass. Tip: you can use wire and a wooden stick to tie on the grass and place it in the Oasis. We also learned that the piece of fern doesn’t grow as naturally as it would with real sunlight but you can make it curve a little bit with your hand, after you easily remove the bottom leaves. Check out the gallery below to help with the steps. And be on the lookout for The English Garden’s classes, so fun! 

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Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Launch

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Community, events | 0 comments

Jamie Birthday JamBenefitting: Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Launch
When: Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th
Details: We hope that you will be able to come out and support the launch of the Jamie Kirk Hahn foundation at one of the events outlined below on what would have been her 30th birthday weekend. Jamie touched the lives of so many people in our community and we hope that you can join in with her friends and family as they continue to carry her work forward.

RSVP to the events here:

Jamie’s Birthday Party at CAM Raleigh (Friday (10/25) at 7:00 p.m.)

Jamie’s Day of Purpose (Volunteer activities – Saturday (10/26) at 10:00 a.m.)
We’re honoring Jamie’s life of service to others by giving back to the community she loved so much.

Jamie’s Birthday Jam (Concert at Lincoln Theater – Saturday (10/26) at 6:00 p.m.)
Alanna Royale / The Blue Dogs / Backsliders / Johnny Folsom 4 will all play their hearts out.

<< Buy tickets here >>

Learn More: More Info

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Support Scout & Molly’s Night for MS

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Community, events | 0 comments

Lisa, Bike MS in New Bern

Lisa, Bike MS in New Bern

THIS THURSDAY, Sept. 26 7pm to midnight

Get your tickets NOW for a fab night out at Zinda in an effort to raise money for the National MS Society! Fighting MS and hoping to find a cure is something Lisa of Scout & Molly’s does everyday – so let’s get out there and support Lisa and her efforts. It will be a night to remember!
Silent Auction, raffles, great food provided by Zinda, Models for Charity fashion show and music by DJ JOE BUNN!This is an event not to be missed! Tickets are limited:
MS VIP Ticket – includes admission, drinks, food and dancing
Tix $100 each

Donor Ticket - includes admission, 3 drink tickets and food
Use the code donorticket
Tix $50 each
Event Ticket – includes admission and food, cash bar
Use the code mseventticket
Tix $25 each


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