We asked our readers where to snag Girl Scoutcookies in Raleigh this season and you delivered, Thin Mints and all. Cookie season is now until March 5, so meet the flavors and run to these 12 locations to get your fix. Bonus: You’ll support local Girl Scouts.
Bonus: Now-March 5, Clouds Brewing is offering flights of four brews paired with cookies like Sucker Punch Kettle Sour with Lemonades, supplied by Troops 1949 and 4700. Troop 1949 will be selling boxes at the restaurant (126 N. West St., Raleigh) on Saturday, Feb. 11.
First Friday at TrunkShow | Friday, Feb. 3 | 5-7 p.m. | TrunkShow, 1526 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh | Free | Shop vintage finds while sipping on complimentary beer and wine.
Profresh Refresh | Friday, Feb. 3 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Blush Cowork, 201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Cary | $30 | Refresh (or craft anew) your professional brand with speakers addressing professional topics like first impressions, LinkedIn, resumes, and workplace communication.
Saturday, Feb. 4
Kay Yow Celebration Run/Walk | Saturday, Feb. 4 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Talley Student Union at NC State, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh | $30 | Join this 7th annual event to cheer on Cancer Warriors.
Puzzle Mania Fundraiser | Saturday, Feb. 4 | 12-3 p.m. | Theatre Raleigh, 6638 Old Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh | $30-$100 | Teams of four will compete to assemble identical 500 piece puzzles in the shortest time at this fundraising event benefiting Soroptimist Raleigh.
Big Frosty Beer Festival | Saturday, Feb. 4 | 12-4 p.m. | Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | $40 | Sample beer from a large lineup of local, regional, and national breweries.
Wake County Public Libraries is hosting 100+ free events to recognize Black History Month. The Celebrate Black Brilliance series features art lessons, author talks, history lessons, movie showings, and more at libraries across Wake County. Browse upcoming events.
Oscar Diaz, executive chef and partner at Raleigh’s Cortez, is opening a new spot in Durham called Little Bull. The American- and Mexican-influenced bar and restaurant is slated to open in March at 810 N. Mangum St. 🍽️ (The News & Observer)
The deadline to apply to be a vendor for Artsplosure is Tuesday, Feb. 7. The two-day arts market will return to Fayetteville Street May 20-21 and feature ~175 juried visual artists. Apply here.
Dogwood Country Club and True Spec are hosting a New Year, New Gear night for golfers to try out the latest clubs and enjoy complimentary drinks and small bites. All attendees will be entered to win prizes like a custom-fit driver. Don’t wait to RSVP — space is limited. ⛳
Wake County’s Christmas tree recycling program, Happy Trails, turned 4,828 trees into 83 tons of mulch. This mulch will help improve parks around the county. Find a trial. 🌲
Here’s your chance to be the belle of the ball. Creatives will gather to celebrate arts at the VAE Visionary Ball on April 29 at Raleigh Union Station. The evening will feature food, drinks, and art. Learn more.
What we’re buying for our cars:Dash cams. The REDTIGER Dual Dash Camera captures both the front and rear of your car and can be a lifesaver when it comes to contesting traffic violations and recording evidence of collisions. Plus, it connects to your mobile device. 🚦*
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Green represents the priority area and blue is the overall grant eligibility area. | Map via Downtown Raleigh Alliance
The Downtown Raleigh Alliance updated its Storefront Upfit Grant requirements in an effort to revitalize and expand on downtown businesses.
Fayetteville Street was selected as apriority area, which means that businesses located in the area will be able to apply for increased funding amounts of up to $15,000. The upfit reimbursements cover standup expenses like furniture, signage, and displays.
Retail, restaurant, service, and pop-up businesses located in the priority area are eligible for up to $15,000.
Storefront businesses that are over 50% minority- or women-owned are eligible for an additional$2,500.
Retail businesses in the larger downtown area (outside of the Fayetteville Street area) are eligible for up to $7,500.
As of Feb. 1, there is $57,500 in remaining funding available for the fiscal year, ending in June 2023. The next application deadline is March 1. But first, you’ll have to submit an interest form.
Today’s issue was written by Cat.
Editor’s pick: Tomorrow is First Friday and Curate is hosting a pretty cool pop-up vendor. From 6 to 9 p.m., Bijoux by Catherine will be welding infinity bracelets ($60). So grab your BFF (I’m bringing Anne) and make your friendship permanent. ⛓️
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