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October 15, 2009:
The North Carolina State fair runs through October 25th. State Fair Grounds Raleigh NC.

October 17, 2009:
The first free backyard Reggae Festival at 102 Center Street, Garner NC. Time: 12 noon - 7 pm

October 18, 2009:
Shaw University Homecoming Activities begin. A celebration of the university. It ends October 25th. Come join us!

October 21, 2009:
Shaw University Alumni invites you to the home coming fundraiser bash at Gwendolyn's Nite Club, 1607 Curtis Drive, Raleigh. All proceeds to benefit Athletic Scholarship of the university. Gate opens at 9p.m.Ticket is $10.00.

October 24, 2009:
South East Raleigh Tree planting and opening of new Sanderford Road Recreational Center. Time: 11 am - 1.30 pm

October 7 – 16, 2009:
WSHA Fall 2009 Fundraising On-going Now: Please Donate to Support WSHA Public Radio - No Amount is Too Small - All Credit Cards Accepted - Click on ‘Donate Now'.

October 23, 2009:
WSHA Presents Mixed Water Band Live Jazz Concert – Shaw University Homecoming Alumni Banquet, Friday, 10:00 pm – 2:00 am, Marriot Hotel, Downtown, Raleigh, NC.

October 24, 2009:
WSHA Presents the First Homecoming Choir Concert A Gathering of Shaw University Music Alumni from All over the Country – Saturday, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Mount Calvary Church, Raleigh, NC. Tickets - $10, Call 919-546-8529/800-241-0241 or email :

November 1, 2009 - Sunday
City of Oaks Marathon & Rex Hospital Healthcare Half Marathon:
Downtown Raleigh, 7 am-1 pm

Checks and Balances: How Government Works at the State Capitol exhibit. North Carolina State Capitol; Free; (919) 733-4994

November 2, 2009 - Monday
Higher Education in Raleigh: The Foundations of Legacy.
Raleigh City Museum; Call for Museum hours; Free; (919) 832-3775

November 5, 2009 – Thursday
Alzheimer's Association - Eastern NC Chapter "Candlelight Reflections.
Dorton Arena; 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm; Free; (919) 821-7400

November 6, 2009 - Friday
First Friday Gallery Walk :
Downtown Raleigh, 6 pm-9 pm. Enjoy a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, retail, restaurants and alternative art venues on the first Friday of every month.

November 7, 2009 - Saturday
Fletcher Opera Theater at Progress Energy Center:
6 pm-10 pm For the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina and its programs providing direct care, housing, education, prevention and faith ministries to thousands of individuals living with HIV/AIDS across the Triangle.

November 8, 2009 - Sunday
Music of the Carolinas:
NC Museum of History, Sunday November 8th, 2009 3 pm-4 pm, Free

November 9, 2009 – Monday
Santa Visits Cary Towne Center.
(December) Christmas Celebrations. Cary Towne Center; Mon – Sat, 10 am - 1 pm; 2 pm - 5 pm; 6 pm - 9 pm; Sun, Noon - 3 pm and 4pm - 6 pm; Free; (919) 460-1053

Santa at Triangle Town Center. (December) Christmas Celebrations. Triangle Town Center & Commons; Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sun: Noon-6:00 PM, Christmas Eve: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM; Free; (919) 792-2222
Sources: Downtown Raleigh Alliance, visitraleigh.com

December 12, 2009- Saturday
Miracle on Fayetteville Street:
Miracle on Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, will take you back in time for a fun, historic holiday celebration. Come watch the original 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, WRAL-TV's first broadcast on December 15, 1956, at the Raleigh City Museum. For Additional information, call: 919 832 3775.

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

December 31, 2009- Thursday
First Night Raleigh:
Make plans to join thousands of your friends and neighbors in Downtown Raleigh as the City of Raleigh rings in 2010 at the 19th annual First Night Raleigh celebration on New Year's Eve. Don't miss performances by Annuals, Crucial Fiya, Justin David, Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Bob Margolin, the African American Dance Ensemble, El Gleno Grande, Transactors Improv Company and more.

  • Source: Downtown Raleigh Alliance
  • Greater Raleigh Events: visitraleigh.com
December 4, 2009- Friday
First Friday Gallery Walk:
First Friday is one of Raleigh's most popular evening escapes. It is an every month fun-filled introduction to Raleigh's exciting art, music and dining scene in Downtown Raleigh. Time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm.

The 2009 Jingle Bell Run Run/Walk:
Get in the spirit of this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation's pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. For additional information contact the Triangle Regional Office of the Arthritis Foundation:
cfuller@arthritis.org or     919-250-0433
Walk/Run Time: 10:30 am (begins from St. Mary's School