Well I know I am a little late getting this out but here is the calendar with some up and coming events for the Triangle and Triad area. Keep in mind to check back to this blog often as I will be updating it with helpful tips and information in regards to moving and special events happening in the surrounding area. If you can think of anything that you would like me to include please post a comment and will try my best to include what you want.
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 18th: Spamalot
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” Directed by Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle a
April 19th: Bass Tournament
Have a reel good time with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation annual Bass Tournament. No more than 20 teams will be allowed to register. Awards include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and largest bass. The fee is just $60. For information please contact
April 19th: Planet Earth Celebration
RAIN OR SHINE Burt’s Bees presents the 1st Annual Planet Earth Celebration, a fun-filled, interactive experience that will bring together our community to celebrate our planet.
April 19th: Angels in America Part Two
April 20th: Junior Olympic Competition
The US Junior Olympic Skills competition is a free program for youth ages 8-13 years old. Participants will compete in 3 different events-50 meter dash, standing long jump and the ultimate shot put. This is a free event.
April 21st: Mr. Al Live in Concert
April 26th: N.C. Regional Lacers Lace Day
A celebrating of lace and other needle arts will be held on the N.C. State campus at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Talley Center. Contact Kristin Conrad for more information: email@example.com
April 26th: World Beer Festival
First Session (12 noon-4 pm); Second Session (6 pm-10 pm) Join All About Beer Magazine on April 26th at Moore Square.
April 29th: Riverdance
Durham, North Carolina
April 19th: Earth Day 2008
Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc., will host the largest Earth Day Festival in the Triangle from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St. The Festival will feature music, food, and an opportunity to learn about current environmental issues. For information, call 560-4355 or visit www.durhamearthday.org.
April 25th: Durham County Special Olympic Games
The annual Durham County Special Olympic Games will be held at the Durham Academy Upper School on April 25 at 10 a.m. Schools from all over Durham County will be represented at this event. There will be a torch ceremony with the Durham Police Department taking part. Athletes will be competing in a wide variety of sporting events. A rain date of April 28 has been set.
Cary, North Carolina
April 26th: Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival 2008 – FREE
Enjoy the arts in the park with the 15th annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival! Featuring over 150 local artists, entertainment on four stages throughout the festival, Children’s Village, concessionaires with your favorite festival foods, and the beautiful, serene setting of Bond Park, this festival promises to be the best yet! The Town of Cary Earth Day Celebration will be held in conjunction with Spring Daze 2008. Free and open to the public. Call (919) 469-4061 for more information.Location: Fred G. Bond Metro Park
April 27th: Triangle Sacred Harp Singers – FREE
Join the Triangle Sacred Harp Singers and experience Shape Note music from the Original Sacred Harp! on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2-4 p.m. For information, call (919) 233-4630 or (919) 460-4963.Location: Page-Walker Arts & History Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
April 26th: Earth Action Day
A free event for the whole family, Earth Day on the Plaza will provide a fun-filled afternoon of learning more about our planet and the human relationship with the environment through demonstrations, performances, and activities by and for all ages.
Wake Forest, North Carolina
April 18th – 27th: Herb Fest
Introduced in April 1999, the first HerbFest was a one-day herb sale held in the municipal parking lot along South White Street in downtown Wake Forest. In later years, the festival grew to three days, while the location remained the same. This year, new and exciting changes are on the way. Not only is HerbFest expanding to 10 days, but the event is moving. The ninth annual HerbFest will be April 18-27 at Festival Park, 527 S. White Street, a two-acre outdoor tract in historic downtown Wake Forest that includes a 20,000-square-foot warehouse. Herbs available for sale at this year’s HerbFest have been raised using Ball Horticulture Company’s “Circle of Life” sustainable horticulture program which promotes eco-friendly gardening. As an example, most of the herb plants will be sold in pots made from bio-degradable rice hulls. After planting, the empty pots can be tossed into the compost pile to decompose along with other lawn and garden waste effectively eliminating those unsightly plastic pots that clutter up the garden shed and reducing the amount of waste thrown in local landfills. And all of the plants are grown locally, so they are sure to perform well for Wake Forest-area gardeners. HerbFest will also feature herbs and other perennials that thrive in low-water environments and showcase various water-saving techniques and products, such as rain barrels. This year’s festival also promises to deliver all of the signature attractions that make HerbFest such a popular area event, including the duck parade and duck pen. Several new offerings are also in store this year with a special emphasis on local entertainment. For more information, visit www.herbfest.net.
April 19th: “Band on the Run” – Wake Forest-Rolesville High School’s Inaugural 5K Road Race
“Band on the Run” is an event for the whole family to help raise funds for the WFRHS Band Programs. Early registration cost for this event is $15 per runner. If you wait until after April 12, registration increases to $20 per runner. All registrants will receive a T-shirt. Find out more by visiting www.wfrband.com. Look for the 5K Road Race link. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 20th: Six Sundays in Spring featuring Zydecopious
This is the 16th season for the series sponsored by the Wake Forest Cultural Arts Association. The free concerts, which continue each Sunday through May 25, begin at 5 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. Area residents are encouraged to pack picnic baskets, blankets, chairs, dogs and children into their cars and come out to enjoy the music. Parking is available on the street. Local artists are invited to display their work, civic clubs sell hot dogs, snacks and drinks and various community groups display information and sale booths. Visiting with friends and neighbors, flying a kite, kicking a soccer ball and whirling a frisbee are strongly encouraged. For more information about the band Zydecopious, visit www.zydecopious.com. For more information about the Six Sundays in Spring concert series, visit http://wakeforestculturalarts.org/sixsundays/.
April 23rd: Public Blood Drive
The Town of Wake Forest is hosting a public blood drive on Wednesday, April 23 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. To make an appointment, call Tricia Lanning at (919) 554-6181. Please be sure to bring a picture ID. All donors will receive two free tickets to Raleighwood Theater.
April 26th: Pregnancy Support Services of Wake Forest’s Annual Walk for Life
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the Walk begins at 9 a.m. Come join us for a 2.5 non-competitive walk through downtown Wake Forest as we celebrate life and healing! This will be a fun event lasting until noon with family-friendly activities. Come join us for the Walk even if you have not pre-registered. For more information, call (919) 554-8093.
April 26th: Steps for Schools 5K Road Race
The race will raise funds for a vocational school in Kaihura, Uganda and will be used to spread awareness of the relief efforts needed in Uganda. For more information, contact Austin Shaw at email@example.com or visit http://www.embraceuganda.org/home.html to download a race brochure.
April 29th: Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club’s 8th Annual Steak & Steak Dinner
The Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club’s 8th Annual Steak & Steak Dinner will be held Tuesday, April 29th 6 p.m. in the Club’s gymnasium 325 S. Wingate St. Tickets $25 per couple or $15 individual. Call to reserve tickets 556-7266 or purchase at the door. Proceeds from this event support programs and services provided by the local Club. Club members will be featured along with a silent auction.
Greensboro, North Carolina
April 19th: Gate City Open Wrestling Tournament
April 20th: 9th Annual Triad Area Spring Pottery Festival
April 25th: Greensboro Children’s Theatre presents Tar Heel Tales
April 27th: Down Through the Years – A Musical Celebration of Warnersville
April 28th: Concert by the Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro
Once again, Thank you for choosing All My Sons Moving & Storage.