PlanAhead: April 2021

Spring has arrived — to help you get the most out of this month, we’re rounding up some of the top local events (both virtual and in-person) to help you stay connected.

Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in the following events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly. 💐

All Month Long

Buyer & Cellar | Fri., Apr. 9–Sun., Apr. 25 | 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $16 | Theatre in the Park is running a one-man comedy about the struggles of making it as an actor in LA. 

WakeMed Movies by Moonlight | Thurs., Apr. 1–Fri., Apr. 30 | 7:45 | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy. | $20+ a table | The Town of Cary + WakeMed are showing movies throughout the month with a portion of the proceeds going to help children through the WakeMed Foundation. 

Thursday April 1 

Active
Mat Yoga in the Garden with Stef | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | The Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr. | $10 | An outdoor yoga class for those looking to relax in nature. 

Arts
Bloom | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 5–8 p.m. | The Centerpiece, 7400 Six Forks Rd. | Free | This gallery is dedicated to the spring season with artwork of florals, landscapes, and gardens. 🌼

Network
Business Breakouts | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 4–5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Meet with other business leaders at this networking event hosted by Cary Chamber of Commerce.
Nonprofit Community Leaders Call | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 3:30–4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Chapel Hill–Carrboro Chamber of Commerce is hosting a conversation with the local nonprofit community to better understand how to work together amidst unprecedented times. 🌳

Learn
7 Steps to Build Your Platform and Stand Out in a Noisy World | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to grow your business using skillful messaging and life story. 

Friday April 2 

Talk
In Conversation: Arts & Environmentalism | Fri., Apr. 2 | 12–1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Watch a panel discussion about using art to promote climate change activism. 

Arts
First Friday Raleigh | Fri., Apr. 2 | All day | Downtown Raleigh | Free | This month’s First Friday is celebrating the start of Architecture Month. There will be a free architectural scavenger hunt around the city that participants can enter to win prizes. 

Saturday April 3 

TryThis
Downtown Raleigh Murals and Public Art Walking Tour | Sat., Apr. 3 | 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | 300 S. Salisbury St. | $15–20 suggested donation | Raleigh Walking Tours is hosting a walk around downtown to look at murals + learn more about the art.  🖼️

Arts
Black and White Photography Meetup | Sat., Apr. 3 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | NCMA, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | $35 | Meet up with other local photographers to take monochrome pictures of the scenery and sculptures.

TheBuy
Durham Farmers Market | Sat., Apr. 3 | 8 a.m.–12 p.m. | Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham | Vendors will be selling local food + goods on the first day of the farmer’s market main season. 

Show
Black Atlantic: Okaidja Afroso Ghana/Usa & Lakou Mizik Haiti | Sat., Apr. 3 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | $10, free for Duke students | A showing of musical performances by Okaidja Afroso & Lakou Mizik for Duke Performances’s Black Atlantic series. 

Sunday April 4 

Holiday
Egg Hunt – Hoppin from Home | Sun., Apr. 4 | 1–4 p.m. | Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St. | Free | Check out the Hoppin’ Eggspress scavenger hunts at Mordecai Historic Park for your Easter celebration. 🐣

ForKids
Animal Park’s Eggxotic Egg Hunt | Sun., Apr. 4 | 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. | The Animal Park at The Conservators Center, 676 East Hughes Mill Rd., Burlington | $5 | Kids can learn about animals + conservation while searching for eggs around the park. 

Monday April 5–Sunday April 11

“The Last Five Years” with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra | Thurs., Apr. 9– Sun., Apr.18 | 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. | Louise Stephenson Amphitheatre, 301 Pogue St. | $20 | Raleigh Little Theatre + the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra are putting on an outdoor musical performance of The Last Five Years. 

Buyer & Cellar | Fri., Apr. 9–Sun., Apr. 25 | 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $16 | Theatre in the Park is running a one-man comedy about the struggles of making it as an actor in LA. 

Monday April 5

Parents
Holiday Camp | Mon., Apr. 5 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. | Triangle Rock Club, 6022 Duraleigh Rd. | $50+ | Students will spend the day climbing walls + learning about fitness during their school holiday.  

Biz
Real Estate Professionals Call | Mon., Apr. 5 | 10:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Real estate and related-industry professionals in Chapel Hill + Carrboro are invited to attend for a discussion on the current market and investment opportunities. 🏘️

Civic
Durham City Council Meeting | Mon., Apr. 5 | 7–10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Durham City Council will meet to handle city-related business + is open to the public.

Tuesday April 6

Civic
Raleigh City Council Afternoon Session | Tues., Apr. 6 | 1–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Raleigh City Council will meet to handle city-related business + is open to the public.

Health
LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support Group | Tues., Apr. 6 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The LGBT Center of Raleigh and the National Alliance on Mental Illness NC are facilitating a mental health support group for LGBT+ adults 18+.

Parents
One-day Learn & Play | Tues., Apr. 6 | 8 a.m.–3 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St. | $50+ | The museum is offering a day camp on school holidays for children K–5 to explore exhibits + have enriching playtime. 🚸

Biz
The State of the Small Business – 2021 Economic and Labor Market Outlook | Tues., Apr. 6 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | An industry professional is sharing insights into the small business market + economic recovery for the year ahead.  

Wednesday April 7

ForKids
Tar Heel Tales: Alma and How She Got Her Name | Wed., Apr. 7 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The author + illustrator of Alma and How She Got Her Name Juana Martinez-Neal will explain the stories behind family names and read from their book. 

Talk
Behind the Scenes: Inside the Process of JFS Kesher program’s film Wo Ahin soll Ich Geh’n/Where Can I go? | Wed., Apr. 7 | 7:30–9 p.m. | Virtual | Free for members | Get a behind the scenes look at Wo Ahin soll Ich Geh’n/Where Can I go? from co-directors Barbara Kaynan and Jesse Bonnell. 🎥

Learn
THRiVE 2021: Virtual Leadership Summit | Wed., Apr. 7–Thurs., Apr. 8 | 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. + 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. | Virtual | $109+ | The summit includes keynote speakers + workshops that teach participants about providing effective leadership and how to help the Triangle community address its most pressing issues.  

Arts
Songwriting Without Boundaries with Charly Lowry | Wed., Apr. 7 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 suggested donation | Singer-songwriter + American Idol semi-finalist Charly Lowry is leading a class on songwriting and how to create a story with music. 🎙️

Health
Mindful Museum: Virtual Poetry Hour | Wed., Jan. 6 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $6.44+ | Attendees will follow writer + scholar Jameela F. Dallis through grounding exercises, personal reflection, and poetry writing prompts based on NCMA gallery pieces. 🎨

Thursday April 8

Film
Ken Burns THE GENE Screening and Virtual Panel Discussion | Thurs., Apr. 8 | 7–9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This screening of The Gene–An Intimate History is followed by a panel discussion and an interactive Q&A. 🧬

Theatre
OTHELLO | Thurs., Apr. 8 | 8–11 p.m. | Virtual | Pay what you can | Presented by the Women’s Theatre Festival, this modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello addresses the topic of systemic racism. 

Talk
Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: A Date with Director Hillings | Thurs., Apr. 8 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Sit down with NCMA Director Valerie Hillings for lunch as she discusses the museum’s successes + upcoming plans.  

Biz
Volunteering in 2021 – How it Can Help Small Businesses Grow in Your Community | Thurs., Apr. 8 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | For National Volunteer Month, the Durham Chamber of Commerce is addressing the impacts + benefits of volunteering on local communities. 

Friday April 9

Film
Soul | Fri., Apr. 9 | 8–10 p.m. | Triangle Drive In, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd. | $7+ | A drive-in movie screening of Pixar’s Soul. 

Family
Family Garden Spot–Flowers | Fri., Apr. 9 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A JC Raulston Arboretum staff member provides gardening advice while doing a live tour of the garden’s spring flowers. 🌼

Talk
In Conversation: Waxahatchee | Fri., Apr. 9 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Katie Crutchfield of the band Waxahatchee and proprietor of The Pinhook Kym Register talk about Crutchfield’s music + background. 

Show
Music From the Movies | Fri., Apr. 9 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | $21.45 | The NC Symphony is performing a concert of classical songs from popular films such as Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. 📽

Saturday April 10 

Show
Copland & Dvořák | Sat., Apr. 10 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46 | The NC Symphony will stream a performance of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto + Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings. 🎻

TryThis
Composting with Black Soldier Grubs | Sat., Apr. 10 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to sustainably reduce your food waste using native grubs.

 Active
Museum Park Tours | Sat., Apr. 10 | 10:30 a.m. | NCMA, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Take a guided tour through Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park. 

Art
Virtual Studio Workshop; Sacred Geometry with Peter Marin | Sat., Apr. 10 + Apr. 17 | 1:30 p.m. | Virtual | $49.36+ | NCMA is hosting a two-part workshop on sacred art and the mathematical + historical influences on its geometrical shapes. 🖌️

Sunday April 11

Cause
State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration | Sun., Apr. 11 | TBD | Virtual | Free | The featured speakers Zohara Boyd and Peter Petschauer will speak about their experiences living through WW2 in Europe + other presentations.
Shop for Good Pop-up | Sun., Apr. 11 | 12–4 p.m. | The Loading Dock, 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd. | Free+ | Local non-profit Our Wave is hosting 17 local vendors for a pop-up shopping event. A portion of all proceeds goes to support the organization and victims of sexual assault. 

Learn
Cosplay Foam Construction | Sun., Apr. 11 | 2–5 p.m. | Virtual | $15+ | This class by the NC State Craft Center will instruct attendees how to make a cosplay arm bracer out of EVA foam. 

Show
Drive-In Theater Tour | Sun., Apr. 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, 3336 Raleigh Rd., Henderson | $88+ | Zach Williams, Mac Powell + CAIN are performing a live, drive-in concert. 🚘

Monday April 12–Sunday April 18

“The Last Five Years” with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra | Thurs., Apr. 9– Sun., Apr.18 | 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. | Louise Stephenson Amphitheatre, 301 Pogue St. | $20 | Raleigh Little Theatre + the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra are putting on an outdoor musical performance of The Last Five Years. 

Buyer & Cellar | Fri., Apr. 9–Sun., Apr. 25 | 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $16 | Theatre in the Park is running a one-man comedy about the struggles of making it as an actor in LA. 

Monday April 12

Network
Business After Hours | Mon., Apr. 12 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free for employees of member firms | A networking event hosted by Raleigh Chamber of Commerce for participants seeking to make connections and enhance business partnerships. 🤝 

ForKids
Art Buzz Kids Painting in the Park | Mon., Apr. 12 | 4 p.m. | Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave. | $30 | Wine & Design is celebrating the park’s 100th anniversary with a kids painting class. 

Health
HIV/STI Testing | Mon., Apr. 12 | 5–7:45 p.m. | LGBT Center of Raleigh, 19 West Hargett St. | Free | Receive free, confidential HIV + STI testing by the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina.
Confident Caregiver Symposium | Mon., Apr. 12–Thurs., Apr. 15 | Various times | Virtual | Free | Those who look after people with Alzheimer’s disease can hear from others about best practices for providing safe + effective care. 

Edu
Grants and Scholarships for College with CFNC | Mon., Apr. 12 | 6–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A representative from the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) will lead a session about finding the right grants + scholarships for college students. 💰

Tuesday April 13

Talk
Old News: What’s New In Paleontology? | Tues., Apr. 13 | 1–1:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Dr. Christian Kammerer and host Laura Beth Speer will cover some of the newest + most important discoveries, including uncovered fossils and ancient history findings. 🦴

Biz
Your Money. Your Business. Your Life.- Funding and Financing Your Black-Owned Business | Tues., Apr. 13 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Black entrepreneurs can learn from the founder of SmartHustle.com Ramon Ray about financing business endeavors. 

Civic
City Council Work Session | Tues., Apr. 13 | 4–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The public is invited to attend Raleigh City Council’s work session. 

Wednesday April 14 

Learn
Woodworking Basics | Wed., Apr. 14 | 6–8:30 p.m. | The Maker’s Space, 2101 Harrod St. | $60 | You can learn the basics of woodworking at this introductory class for those interested in gaining knowledge about shop safety, milling hardwood, and using power tools. 🗜️  

Dish
History Corner: Fantastic Foods | Wed., Apr. 14 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Kids 6–9 years old are invited to learn more about NC’s most iconic foods + where they came from. 

Civic
Education Committee Meeting | Wed., Apr. 14 | 12–1 p.m. | TBD | Free for members | Cary Chamber of Commerce is holding an Education Committee meeting. 

Network
Durham Chamber Chat | Wed., Apr. 14 | 4–4:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free for members | A networking event for Durham Chamber of Commerce members. 

Biz
Hospitality, Retail, and Restaurant Professionals Call | Wed., Apr. 14 | 3:30–4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Professionals will chat about the local economy, build networking relationships, and exchange business support + resources. 

Thursday April 15

Network
Business of Women | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 12–1:15 p.m. | TBD | TBD | TBD 

Civic
Appearance Commission | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This meeting is open to the public and invites feedback from the community related to the visual quality + aesthetics of Raleigh. 🏙️
Criminal Justice Debt Program Advisory Committee Meeting | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | The Town of Chapel Hill will hold a public meeting about the Criminal Justice Debt Program.
Greenway Committee | Thurs., Apr. 15 | 6–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | If you have something you would like to say about the greenways in Cary, view the meeting agenda to sign up for citizen comment.

Friday April 16

Parents
Wake County Camp & Activities Fair | Fri., Apr. 16–Sun., Apr. 18 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. + 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Find out about local summer camps and enrichment opportunities around Wake County + family-friendly virtual activities. 

Drink
“Mix & Sip” Mixology Workshop | Fri., Apr. 16 | 7–9 p.m. | Loading Dock Raleigh, 1053 East Whitaker Mill Rd. | $59 | Mixology professionals of On my Way Bartending are teaching a class on making 3 different tequila cocktails. 🍸

Talk
In Conversation: Tift Merritt and Allison Russell | Fri., Apr. 16 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Musicians Tift Merritt and Allison Russell will discuss their collaborative performance Hungry River – songs + monologues about NC’s segregated mental asylums. 

Network
New Member Coffee with Aaron Nelson, Chamber President & CEO | Fri., Apr. 16 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | New members of the Chapel Hill–Carrboro Chamber of Commerce can enjoy their morning coffee while discussing membership details with Chamber President Aaron Nelson.

Film
The King and I | Fri., Apr. 16–Sat., Apr. 17 | 8 p.m. | The Drive-in at Carraway VIllage, 600 Carraway Xing., Chapel Hill | $10.75+ | You can watch a recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I at the drive-in theatre.

Saturday April 17

ShopLocal
Midtown Farmers’ Market | Sat., Apr. 17 | 8 a.m.–12 p.m. | 4191 Main at North Hills St. | Free+ | Dozens of local vendors will be selling artisan goods + food in Midtown Raleigh. 🛍️

Outdoors
The Bristol Briar: From Space to Place | Sat., Apr. 17 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A monthly lecture series on horticulture and gardening hosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society + the JC Raulston Arboretum. 

Show
Appalachian Spring | Sat., Apr. 17 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46 | Enjoy the sounds of this new season performed through classical works such as Mozart’s Symphony No. 33 and Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

Art
Virtual Lecture with an Egyptologist: Flinders Petrie on Golden Mummies, Race, and Faces | Sat., Apr. 17 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Dive into egyption history + the impactful discoveries made while studying mummies. 

Sunday April 18 

ShopLocal
Pop-Up Raleigh | Sun., Apr. 18 | 12–5 p.m. | Trophy Brewing, 656 Maywood Ave. | Free | Visitors can shop from a variety of local artisan and vintage vendors located right outside of Trophy Brewing. 🛍️

Outdoors
Oh, You Need to Talk To…Gardeners | Sun., Apr. 18 | 2–3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Get some gardening tips from Orange County Extension Master Gardeners.

Pets
Tail Waggin’ Treat Hunt | Sun., Apr. 18 | 1–3 p.m. | Kiwanis Community Center, 2525 Noble Rd. | $5 | Pets and their owners can participate in a dog-treat scavenger hunt. 🐕

Monday April 19–Sunday April 25

Buyer & Cellar | Fri., Apr. 9–Sun., Apr. 25 | 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $16 | Theatre in the Park is running a one-man comedy about the struggles of making it as an actor in LA. 

Monday April 19

Biz
State Energy Conference | Mon., Apr. 19–Thurs., Apr. 22 | Various times | Virtual | $49+ | Attend sessions + speaker presentations about NC’s energy economy.

Arts
Tangled Treasures | Mon., Apr. 19 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $15+ | Make Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) at this class by the NC State Craft Center instructor. 

Civic
Sustainability Wildlife and Urban Trees Committee | Mon., Apr. 19 | 4–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A committee meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board open to public viewing + comment. 🌳

Learn
Unexpected Discoveries: Outside Of The Box Thinking In Science | Mon., Apr. 19 |12–12:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Find out about some outside-of-the-box solutions in science such as dumping iron in the ocean or combating climate change. 

Tuesday April 20 

Biz
What the Most Successful Businesses Are Doing in 2021–Trends You’ll Want to Jump on Now | Tues., Apr. 20 | 1–2 p.m. | Free | Take your venture to the next level by following successful business trends. 📈

 Civic
Raleigh Historic Development Commission Meeting | Tues., Apr. 20 | 7:45–9:45 a.m. | Virtual | Free | If you are interested in historic development and preservation, this meeting is open to the public.
City Council Work Session | Tues., Apr. 20 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The public is invited to attend Raleigh City Council’s work session. 

Wednesday April 21

Learn
History Hunters: Corner Cure-All | Wed., Apr. 21 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Take a virtual tour of the NC Museum of History’s 1920s pharmacy. 

Arts
NCMA in Dialogue: Environmental Art in a Time of Crisis | Wed., Apr. 21 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Creatives will discuss using art as a way to bring awareness to climate change and the impact of art on environmentalism. 

Talk
Classics Book Discussion | Wed., Apr. 21 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A librarian-lead conversation on The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles. 

Civic
Durham Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission | Wed., Apr. 21 | 7–9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune into the meeting and hear public comments, staff reports, and announcements regarding biking in the City of Durham. 🚴‍♂️

Thursday April 22

Film
Earth Day Outdoor Movie: Leaning into the Wind | Thurs., Apr. 22 | 8:30 p.m. | Museum Park Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Celebrate Earth Day with a movie showing outside, under the stars. 

Network
Young Professionals Network Social | Thurs., Apr. 22 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free for members | The program aims to connect young professionals across fields in our community. 🤝

Biz
Reach Customers Online with Google | Thurs., Apr. 22 | 2–3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Participants will learn straight from the source on how to effectively use Google and its programs such as Analytics, Trends + SEO to grow their businesses.
2021 Critical Issues Series: Regional Economic Development Forum | Thurs., Apr. 22 | 8:30–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free for members | The forum will focus on local and regional economic development, opportunities + connections. 

Friday April 23

Civic
Community Design Commission | Fri., Apr. 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Town of Chapel Hill Community Design Commission will meet to address rezoning applications and development planning. 

Seniors
Overcoming Sugar Blues | Fri., Apr. 23 | 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This program for senior citizens will cover sugar dependency and how to resist overconsumption. 🍬

Saturday April 24

Cause
Bearthday Bites at Home | Sat., Apr. 24 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount St. | $25+ | Attendees can pick up a meal from The Pounded Pig, take a tour of the farm + listen to some live music during Raleigh City Farm’s 10th birthday event. 🎂3rd Annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous March North Carolina | Sat., Apr. 24 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The MMIW NC Coalition is holding their 3rd annual march to bring awareness to missing + murdered indigenous people. 

Outdoors
A Guide to Growing Tomatoes in the Southeast | Sat., Apr. 24 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | $20+ | A horticulturist at the JC Raulston Arboretum will teach attendees the best methods and techniques for growing tomatoes in this region. 🍅

Active
Stay Away 5K | Sat., Apr. 24–Sun., Apr. 25 | All weekend | Virtual | $30+ | The Duke Lemur Center is raising money through this virtual, at-your-own-pace 5K. 

Sunday April 25

TheBuy
The Raleigh Market | Sun., Apr., 25 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Visitors can shop for vintage, handmade, + antique treasures both inside and outside.

TryThis
Rediscovering Dr. Pope’s Neighborhood Tour | Sun., Apr. 25 | 2 p.m. | Pope House, 511 S Wilmington St. | $6 | A guided, historical tour of Dr. Pope’s neighborhood in Downtown Raleigh. 

Monday April 26–Friday April 30

Monday April 26

ForKids
Art Buzz Kids Painting in the Park | Mon., Apr. 26 | 4 p.m. | Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave. | $30 | Wine & Design is celebrating the park’s 100th anniversary with a kids painting class. 🎨

Learn
Electronic Coupons | Mon., Apr. 26 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Anne Gordon Center, 1901 Spring Forest Rd. | $6 | Save money + time by learning how to use electronic coupons.

Tuesday April 27

Health
Balanced Bodies Balanced Minds | Tues., Apr. 27 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The LGBT Center of Raleigh’s monthly workshop on relaxation + mindfulness led by a physical therapist and meditation teacher.

Network
Networking 101 | Tues., Apr. 27 | 9-10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Experts will teach participants how they can improve their networking skills, especially in the time of predominantly virtual communication. 💻

Civic
Raleigh Planning Commission Meeting | Tues., Apr. 27 | 9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | The meeting will be centered on reviewing rezoning requests and discussing topics such as development recommendations. Tune in live on RTN 11, the city website, or the City’s YouTube channel. 📝

Wednesday April 28

Parents
One-day Learn & Play | Wed., Apr. 28 | 8 a.m.–3 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St. | $50+ | The museum is offering a day camp on school holidays for children K–5 to explore exhibits + have enriching playtime. 🚸

Network
After Hours with Wake County Leadership | Wed., Apr. 28 | 5–7 p.m. | The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Dr., Cary | TBD | A social event to connect with Wake County elected officials. 

ShopLocal
Raleigh City Farm Farmstand | Wed., Apr. 28 | 4–7 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount St. | Free | Pick up some fresh produce grown locally. 🧺

Civic
Cultural Arts Committee | Wed., Apr. 28 | 6–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Town of Cary’s Cultural Arts Committee is meeting + open to the public. 

Thursday April 29

Network
Introduction to the Raleigh Chamber – A Prospective Member Event | Thurs., Apr. 29 | 10–11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Find out about what a membership with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce entails including benefits + initiatives. 

Edu
Virtual SAT Strategy | Thurs., Apr. 29 | 4–5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Princeton Review will cover the basics of the SAT test and how to prepare for it. 📘

Civic
Re-Imagining Community Safety Task Force Meeting | Thurs., Apr. 29 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The task force will talk about racial equity in criminal justice, homelessness, and public safety for the Town of Chapel Hill.

Friday April 30

Arts
Last Friday Art Walk | Fri., Apr. 30 | 6–9 p.m. | Multiple Locations, Downtown Hillsborough | Free | Visit art venues + studios in downtown Hillsborough during this monthly, self-guided tour. 🚶
Wine & Design Open Studio | Fri., Apr. 30 | 6–8 p.m. | 510 W Martin St. | $37 | No artistic talent needed — just the desire to have fun at this adult painting party. 🍷

Film
Science in the Movies: The Martian | Fri., Apr. 30 | 6–9:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The head of the Astronomy + Astrophysics Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will give insight into the science of space based on the movie The Martian.