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Thursday, October 02, 2014
 "Was I Born for This? North Carolina Slave Voices” Lecture by Dr. Lucinda McKethan   7:00 pm    (Historical)
Location: Joel Lane Museum House
Admission will be $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Advanced payment is required. Dr. MacKethan will introduce the audience to the words, speeches, poetry, and narratives of North Carolina slaves and “free people of color.” Their stories dramatize their struggle to be free long before the Civil War finally made them American citizens. For more information, call 919-833-3431, email joellane@bellsouth.net, or visit www.joellane.org.
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Friday, October 03, 2014
 Wendell Harvest Festival  12:00 PM    (Community)
Location: J. Ashley Town Square
Celebration of Harvest & Community, include Pumpkin Derby, Parade Cornhole Tourney, Craft & Vendors, Little Ms and Mr. Wendell Contest, Village of Yesteryears, Wendell History Gallery, Games, Inflatables, Beer Garden, Face Painting, Band of Oz Saturday, Stone Age Romeos Friday, Crosspointe Church Band, Local Bands & Performers
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 Triangle OktoberFest  4:00 pm to 11:00 pm    (Festivals)
Location: MacGregor Village, Cary
Family friendly Traditional OktoberFest with food, music, games and kids area.
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Saturday, October 04, 2014
 Gandhi's Birthday Celebration: Donation Based Yoga Class   3:30-5:00 p.m.    (Festivals)
Location: EVOLVE Movement
Join EVOLVE teacher Chelsea Jones as she leads an all-levels Prone Vinyasa Flow class honoring the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. All donations will benefit the Worldwide Gandhi Education Institute (http://www.gandhiforchildren.org/). Suggested donation $9-18.
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 Triangle OktoberFest  11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.    (Festivals)
Location: MacGregor Village, Cary
Traditional family-friendly OktoberFest with food, music, games and kids area.
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 Triangle OktoberFest  11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.    (Festivals)
Location: MacGregor Village, Cary
Traditional family-friendly Oktoberfest with food, music, games and kids area.
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Sunday, October 05, 2014
 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk  8:30 a.m.    (Charity)
Location: PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh
Organized by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, honoring those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11 as well as all first responders and military heroes. Proceeds will benefit the Building for America’s Bravest program, which will build a specially adapted home in Fayetteville for a catastrophically injured service member. All ages welcome. Featuring music, children’s activities, t-shirts, fundraising incentives, teams of firefighters racing in full gear, and more. $30 for adults, $25 for all active and retired first responders, $20 for ages 15 to 17, free for 14 and under.
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 7th Annual Pepper Festival at Briar Chapel  3:00pm- 7:00pm    (Festivals)
Location: The Great Meadow Park at Briar Chapel (185 Granite Mill Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516)
The 7th Annual Pepper Festival at Briar Chapel unites foodies, families, music fans and farming advocates to celebrate the signature elements of North Carolina’s culture. More than 30 leading chefs and craft brewers throughout North Carolina showcase their most creative dish—from chocolate to beer—using the locally developed and grown North Carolina pepper. Festivalgoers can enjoy family-friendly activities, artisan booths and DIY sustainable lifestyle workshops. Tickets: $25 until September 26th, $30 until October 4th, $35 at the gate. Kids under 12 get in free!
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Monday, October 06, 2014
 Meet the Author of "Nixon's Secrets"  7:00PM    (Talk/Book Signing)
Location: Barnes & Noble, 8431 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27617
Learn the Truth About Watergate and the Pardon. 40-year political insider and long-time Nixon intimate, Roger Stone, discusses our most controversial president and Stone's new book, NIXON'S SECRETS. Stone, former aide to Richard Nixon and New York Times bestselling author of "The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ," gives us the inside scoop on Nixon’s rise and fall in Watergate. Join him for a book signing and lively discussion - one that puts a new perspective on Watergate and Tricky Dick and the implications of Nixon's legacy for today.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
 Plus 50 Expo  12 Noon - 6:00pm    (Educational)
Location: Wake Tech - The Northern Wake Campus, Building E, 6600 Louisburg Rd, Raleigh 27616
This FREE event is designed for participants 50 years of age and older and will include a variety of hands-on workshops covering retirement, finances, healthy living, personal enrichment, job seeking skills, and running a small business, to name a few. Continuing Education Courses will also be previewed. Dr. Allen Mask, host of the WRAL Health Team, will deliver the keynote address. Musical entertainment, exhibitors and free refreshments will also be available. Free and ample visitor and group bus parking. You must register for the event.
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
 Candidate Meet-and-Greet   7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (Election)
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 3313 Wade Ave Raleigh, NC 27607
WakeUP Wake County, the League of Women Voters, and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority will be co-hosting a candidate "meet-and-greet" this October 9th. All candidates for Wake Board of Commissioner, District Attorney, Clerk of Court, Soil and Water district, and Sheriff are invited to participate and share information about themselves. You and your friends are encouraged to come meet them and ask them about issues important to you! The event is free and open to the public. We will have voter registration forms and voting information available at the event!
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
 OctoberTour™  10:00AM-5:30PM    (Architecture)
Location: 201 West Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Historic Salisbury Foundation's 39th Annual OctoberTour™ will feature 11 private homes dating from 1820 to 1930, including many never before seen houses in Fulton Heights Historic District. The event hosts food vendors and entertainment at the Bank Street Cafe and an After Hours Plein Air Reception with music and wine. A Living History Encampment of Confederate and Union soldiers will give visitors another glimpse into the past. Come visit the unique and rich history of Salisbury, NC! Visit www.octobertour.com for more information. October 11 & 12, 2014!
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 Second Chance Pet Adoptions Furry 5k  9am    (Charity)
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary
The event includes two 5K runs (people only, people with dogs), plus 2K and 1K walks. We’ll have lots of vendors onsite to visit as well! The event is fun for families, individuals and of course dogs! Join hundreds of people like you who care about animals and want to support Second Chance's programs to help the homeless dogs and cats in our community. Second Chance is the oldest, no-kill animal rescue organization in the Triangle area. This is the original 'race with dogs' charity event in the Triangle!
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 "Focus on the Humanities: William Wells Brown"  1 p.m.    (Conventions/Seminars)
Location: The National Humanities Center
Focus on the Humanities is a new initiative by the National Humanities Center to showcase and celebrate important recent work in history, literature, and culture for an engaged public audience. In celebration of 2011–12 Fellow Ezra Greenspan’s new biography, William Wells Brown: An African American Life.
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 Harvest Festival Orange United Methodist Church  7am until 8pm    (Festivals)
Location: 1220 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
A fun filled day of activities for the whole family, Country Breakfast, Live Auction, Yard Sale, Sweet Shoppe, activities for Kids, Craft Vendors, Hot dog & Hamburger lunch, day ends with best Country Style dinner with fried chicken, Salisbury steak, baked ham, seven vegetables, and homemade desserts!
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 OctoberTour  10:00    (Historic)
Location: J.W. Hall House
On Friday and Saturday evenings this October, take a candlelight tour of the Hall House and explore the life and death of the people connected with the site over the past 194 years. From its start as the Salisbury Female Academy to slaves and slave traders to the Civil War and four generations of the Hall Family—there are many stories which have unfolded within these walls. Tours will take place at 6:30 and 8 p.m. and will be limited to 20 people each. Tickets are $20 per person. Gather your friends and reserve your spots before they sell out by calling 704.636.0103.
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 2014 6BC Endurance Race  9:30 AM    (Outdoor Fun)
Location: Briar Chapel: 16 Windy Knoll Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
The 24 miles of trails at Briar Chapel make for some wonderful trail rides, which is why the 6BC Mountain Bike Endurance Race with Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) has become so popular! Join us for this 6 hour race, which winds through the beautiful trails of Briar Chapel.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
 26th Annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope  8:00 AM    (Charity)
Location: The Angus Barn, Raleigh, NC
The 26th Annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk/Run for Hope will be held on October 12 at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC. This event features 5K and 10K routes from the Angus Barn through the Umstead State Park. A festival with food, music and prizes will conclude the walk. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $60 ($30 children 12 and under and full-time students). 100% of the money raised by our participants funds research for mental illness. Visit www.walkforhope.com for more information.
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 North Carolina's Funniest Reporter Show  5:30 pm    (Charity)
Location: Goodnight's Comedy Club / Raleigh, NC
The first ever North Carolina’s Funniest Reporter Show (www.ncfunniestreporter.com) will take place on Sunday, October 12th @ 5:30 at Goodnight’s Comedy Club (861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC). It will feature six media professionals each doing five minutes of stand up comedy in order to raise money for both Project Pets (http://spayneuterlove.com/) and Wake County SPCA (http://www.spcawake.org/). At the end of the night, a winner will be declared. The title sponsor for the show is SkinSense (www.skinsense.com) day spa. For reservations please call 919-828-5233 $20 Admission
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 Secular Together  10:30 - noon    (Community)
Location: Laurel Hills Community Center 3808 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh
Join us every other Sunday from 10:30 to noon starting Sept 14. Come share in our entertainment, music, and thought-provoking, inspirational discussion with renowned writer Marshall Brain, founder of How Stuff Works and Deciding to be Better. We will have fun classes for kids as well! We are a community of people that seek happy and fulfilling lives by embracing reason, compassion, and wonder!
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 Oktoberfest at The Oak  12-6pm    (Festivals)
Location: The Oak 4035 Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh
Join us for Oktoberfest at the Marketplace on Lake Boone Trail October 12th from 12-6pm. A free event for the whole family in Raleigh with a beer tent, live performances throughout the day, kids zone, local businesses and more. Come hang out with us and enjoy the fall weather in the courtyard.
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 Tabernacle Baptist Church's 140th Homecoming  10:00 AM    (Religious/Spiritual)
Location: 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27613
Dr. Jack Coffey, former Interim Pastor of TBC will be the guest speaker. Dr. Coffey is Pastor Emeritus of New Hope Baptist Ch. Dr. Clif Harris, Assoc. Pastor for Music & Worship, Winter Park Baptist Ch, of Wilmington will provide special music. Clif served as TBC's Minister of Music & Youth from Oct '85 to June '91. Afterwards, join us for lunch. The meal will be catered (no cost to you). Make reservations for the meal by contacting the church. (919) 781-4600
 or info@Tabernacle-Raleigh.org
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
 "Taxes in U.S. History"   5 p.m.     (Conventions/Seminars)
Location: The National Humanities Center
Robin Einhorn will speak on the history of taxes in the United States from the Revolution to the present.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014
 Carolina RailHawks vs. Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  7:30pm    (Sports)
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park
Come out and support the Carolina RailHawks as they host the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers at WakeMed Soccer Park on October 18, at 7:30 p.m. The RailHawks are participating in the 40th anniversary of Ronald McDonald House Charities and will wear a commemorative jersey in honor of the Ronald McDonald House of Durham during the match against the Strikers! Tickets range from $10-$26, and only $5 for children 3-5 years old. To purchase tickets please visit http://www.carolinarailhawks.com/tickets.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
 The 2014 Crop Hop  6pm - 10pm    (Community)
Location: Haw River Ballroom | 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340
The 2nd Annual Crop Hop will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 6-10 pm at The Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC. 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit RAFI’s Farm Sustainability program and our work on behalf of family farmers. This year, the Crop Hop promises to provide even more fun and entertainment for all.
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 St. Francis of Assisi Preschool Harvest Moon Festival  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm    (Festivals)
Location: The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi
Please join us for the St. Francis of Assisi Preschool's 2014 Harvest Moon Festival on Sunday, October 19th from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. It is festival fun for the whole family! There will be carnival games, prizes, raffle baskets, silent auction, cupcake walk and delicious food (Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus). The festival will be held in Fellowship and Elizabeth Halls. Admission is free. There is a nominal fee for raffle tickets, food and games. For more information or to purchase advance food and game tickets, please visit www.preschoolatstfrancis.com.
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 The 2014 Crop Hop  6pm - 10pm    (Sustainable Farming)
Location: The Haw River Ballroom
This is the 2nd Annual Crop Hop, 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit RAFI’s Farm Sustainability program and our work on behalf of family farmers. This year, the Crop Hop promises to provide even more fun and entertainment for all. Like last year, the event will feature live music, square dancing & performances, a live auction, as well as locally sourced light hors d’oeuvres and micro-brews.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
 Oysters & More Fundraiser  5 p.m. - 8 p.m.    (Fundraiser)
Location: Fidelity Business Park, Garner, NC
Garner Rotary Club fundraiser for local high school student scholarships. Featuring food from 42nd St. Oyster Bar and music from Band of Oz.
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Friday, October 24, 2014
 The Respite’s 3rd Annual Hope & Heart Benefit  7:00pm    (Benefit/ Fundraiser)
Location: William R. Davie Park 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte
Come Celebrate Your Life’s Journey with Us! The impact of Robin Williams’ death has effected people worldwide and brought the topic of depression into more cultural awareness. Our great passion at The Respite is providing services that allow people to feel their grief, as opposed to avoiding it, which can lead to depression. Join us as Founder Kathryn Goetzke shares her story of hope on her life’s journey.
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 The Respite’s 3rd Annual Hope & Heart Benefit  7:00pm    (fundraising/benefit)
Location: William R. Davie Park 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte
Come Celebrate Your Life’s Journey with Us! The impact of Robin Williams’ death has effected people worldwide and brought the topic of depression into more cultural awareness. Our great passion at The Respite is providing services that allow people to feel their grief, as opposed to avoiding it, which can lead to depression. Join us as Founder Kathryn Goetzke shares her story of hope on her life’s journey
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 night on the town  9 pm to 11 pm    (Religious/Spiritual)
Location: orange leaf yogurt 4035 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina
Board Games with Single Christians a Night on the town event on the 4th Friday night.Time 9 pm to 11 pm February to October.Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.In front of Marketplace at Lake Boone facing Lake Boone Trail/4035 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina/We are in the Party Room/ 919-790-1191/ Just walk in and sit down do not call ahead.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
 Art Bar Raleigh Grand Opening Party  12 pm - 11:59pm    (Arts and Entertainment)
Location: Art Bar Raleigh - 6109 Maddry Oaks Ct Raleigh, NC 27616
GRAND OPENING PARTY - FREE & open to the public! Take a tour of the facilities, participate in activities, meet the resident artists, and enjoy live music from local bands. Back Bar Gallery will be exhibiting local artist, Jacob Joubert. Art Bar is a fully equipped multi-media fine art studio community complete with 16 wine taps and 10 craft beer taps. Everyone is welcome to grab a drink, create and have fun.
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 Haunted Mordecai FREE Festival  12-4pm    (Family-Friendly)
Location: Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
Join us on the lawn of Mordecai Historic Park for a our annual Haunted Mordecai Festival. This event is free and all are welcome to join. Bring your friends and family out to enjoy crafts, games, face painting, a bounce house, live music, and costume contests. No registration is required. Please call 919-996-4364 for more information.
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 Haunted Mordecai Lantern Tours  5-10pm    (Halloween)
Location: Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
Join the staff at Mordecai Historic Park and Burning Coal Theater for a nighttime tour of the Mordecai House! Who knows what kinds of spooky things you might run across on the way! Tickets are $5 and advanced reservations are recommended. Please call 919-996-4364 for tickets and more information.
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 Haunted Trolley Tours  6, 7:30, 9pm    (Halloween)
Location: Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
October 17th, 24th, and 25th at 6, 7:30, and 9pm. Step aboard the Raleigh Trolley for a spooky tour of Downtown Raleigh at night. Be on the lookout for ghosts and goblins because you never know what you might run into to! Tickets are $10 and advanced reservations are highly recommended. Please call 919-996-4364 for tickets and more information.
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 Trunk or Treat  5 pm to 7 pm    (Holiday Events)
Location: Bethesda United Methodist Church
Halloween Party for Children Costumes, goodies, games, crafts
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Sunday, October 26, 2014
 SOULS TO THE POLLS RALLY  2pm    (Community)
Location: NC Mutual Life Insurance Building
The Durham Committe on the Affairs of Black People and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance have joined foreces to hold a March and Rally, to begin at the NC Mutual Life Insurance Building. Keynote speaker North Carolina NAACP ED, Michelle Cotton Laws. Concerned Citizend for UNITY is sponsoring a "Voter EDUCATION" Rally and March to begin at Hayti Heritage Center and March to Durham County Board of Elections. Keynote speaker Congressman Hakim Jeffries of NYConcerned
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 The Franciscan School Fall Open House  12:45 pm - 2 pm    (Educational)
Location: The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi
The Franciscan School, located on the campus of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi, will host Fall Open House on Sunday, October 26th from 12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Open House will begin in Jacoba Hall. At the Open House, families will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet faculty and staff, and explore the curriculum and activities available to students in grades K-8. For more information, please call 919.847.8205, Ext. 469 or email admissions@stfrancisraleigh.org
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Monday, October 27, 2014
 2014 Trinity Academy Golf Classic  9:30am    (Charity)
Location: Hasentree CC
Golf tournament supporting Trinity Academy. Prizes, Breakfast & Lunch, free round, & tons of fun. Registration NOW OPEN on school website
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 Operation Christmas Child - Unite  7 pm - 8:30 pm    (Religious/Spiritual)
Location: Grey Stone Church, 2601 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC
Operation Christmas Child is reaching children in the most dark and hard-to-reach nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a simple shoebox gift. Join us to discover how you can play a role in the body of Christ and empower the local church locally.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
 North Carolina CEO Forum   8am - 4pm     (Conventions/Seminars)
Location: North Ridge Country Club 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC 27615 (919) 846-9667
The 2014 North Carolina CEO Forum is dedicated creating a community of business leaders in the state. This is an educational event for executives and management teams who want to gain a competitive edge in the market in the business, government and non-profit sectors. The event will feature keynote speakers including Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi. Registration includes breakfast, networking breaks, lunch, and a cocktail reception. If you are interested in attending, please request an invitation at: http://www.ncceoforum.com/request-an-invitation/
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Friday, October 31, 2014
 Ceramic Sculpture Installations  6-9pm    (Arts and Entertainment)
Location: The Carrack Modern
Two Durham ceramic artists, two great installations, conveniently co-existing in time and space! Peter Alf Anderson http://peteralf.com presents his installation, “The Royalings,” and Maready Evergreen presents her installation, “The Long Road.” The two-person show is at the Carrack Modern Art, a non-profit gallery located at 111 W Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701. The show is up from Tuesday, October 28th – Saturday, November 8th. The opening is on Halloween night, October 31st, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The artists will give a talk about their work on Thursday, November 6th, at 7 pm.
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 Fall Festival  6-9 pm    (Community)
Location: Victory Church, 2825 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh, 27603
Free food, Inflatable rides & more, Face painting, Candy & Prizes, Illusionist Show, Hourly Door Prizes. (If wearing a costume, NO MASKS please)
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 Trick-or-Treat the Trails at White Deer Park  3pm    (Kids)
Location: 2400 Aversboro Road
Looking for a safe place to trick-or-treat this Halloween? Put on your costume and trick-or-treat your way around our one mile loop trail at White Deer Park collecting candy from local area businesses.
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