Today we are talking about plant-based meals — and no, we don’t mean a salad, even though those are good too. Raleigh is pretty diverse when it comes to food you might not have on your everyday menu. You just have to know where to look, and that’s why we’re here.
Community ○ Local artist Chandra Cox is working with local residents and living ancestors of Oberlin Village to create a new public work of art, part of the City of Raleigh’s Oberlin Road Streetscape Project. The goal of the design is to integrate storytelling elements and historical markers for the neighborhood + installation is currently planned for Winter 2022. 🎨
Cause ○DYK it takes 4 steps to save lives in the fight against COVID-19? If you’ve recovered from the virus, turn a positive into a *positive* by donatingConvalescent Plasma. Schedule a donation appointment online here. Ⓟ
Number ○ The NC Wildlife Resources Commission has plans to stock 38 bodies of water with 60,000 surplus trout. Between Monday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 22, brown and rainbow trout 10 inches or longer will be stocked at parks in Central and Western NC — including Bass Lake and Harris Park Pond in Wake County, Twin Lakes Park in Durham County + Lake Michael in Orange County. Learn more about licensing and fishing limitshere. 🎣(Triangle on the Cheap)
Deal ○ Saturday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 6, participating museum stores around the City of Raleigh will celebrate a week-long Museum Store Sunday. Shop for 25% off at the City of Raleigh museum, Moore Square Visitors Center, and Mordecai Historic Park. 🛍️
DYK ○ It’s salamander season — these colorful amphibians enjoy the cool and wet conditions of fall and early winter, and can often be seen scurrying around falling leaves and logs. Did you know NC has 40+ different species of salamander? Varieties include marbled, spotted, and the famed 12-inch Hellbinder. 🦎
Congratulations ○ Congrats to readerLaura B., the grand prize winner of our Local Giveback Giveaway. $1,000 will be donated to their local organization of choice, Underwood GT Magnet Elementary Foundation. Thanks again to everyone who participated. If you missed out on this giveaway, don’t worry, we have new ones launching soon — so stay tuned. 🎉
Learn ○ You’re already smart — get smarter.One Day University offers new one-hour classes streaming daily with the top-rated professors from schools like Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia and dozens more. They’re currently offering two weeks freewhen you join (reg. $7.95/month or $72/year). Think this would be perfect for your dad? They also offer gift memberships. Ⓟ
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#ForParents — Raleigh Parks is working closely with the folks at the North Pole to make sure every child has a fun and memorable holiday this year. Now through Sunday, Dec. 13, families are invited to drop off letters to Santa at one of four local community centers — Pullen Park, Abbotts Creek, Green Road + Sanderford Road. Santa will deliver his responses back to the North Pole mailbox Friday, Dec. 18. 📮
Not one for letter-writing? For a $5 fee, you can register online for a timeslot, and Jolly Old Saint Nick will call your child on the phone Monday, Dec. 14 between 5 and 7 p.m. 🎅
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Dish ○ Thanksgiving Pop-Up Farmstand | Tues., Nov. 24 | 4–7 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount Street | Cost of purchase | Source some hyper local produce for your table, including limited quantities of carrots and sweet potatoes + lettuce, mustard greens, and kale. 🥕
Community ○ Coffee with Lindsay Rice | Tues., Nov. 24 | 9–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free for members | Small business owners in the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to attend this event, network, and hear about how others are managing their establishments. This event’s speaker is Lindsay Rice, the local owner of Vita Vite. ☕
Talk ○ Classics Book Discussion Group | Tues., Nov. 24 | 6:45–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A librarian at Cary Regional Library will moderate this monthly meeting, focusing on the novel My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. 📚
PlanAhead ○ Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market | Sat., Nov. 28 + Sun., Nov. 29 | Times vary | NC State Fairgrounds | $9 | This annual event features 200+ vendors from across the Southeast. Shop gifts, crafts, decorations and more. 🎁
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.