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Smoothie Party at Rolesville Nutrition. Come and enjoy a free nutritious smoothie packed with protein, vitamins and minerals on us. We will also be discussing living a healthy active lifestyle.Free Smoothie is only for first time visitors. Contact Donnie with any questions: email@example.com 7:30 a.m. Aug. 6-8, 7:30 a.m. Aug. 11-14. Free. Rolesville Nutrition, 600 B-2 S Main St., Rolesville. 919-263-8230.
Summer Days, Nasher Nights: Guest chef Teddy Diggs
Local guest chefs will stir up delectable three course menus for cafe patrons. Chef Teddy Diggs, executive chef at The Siena Hotel’s AAA Four Diamond Il Palio Ristorante brings a taste of Italy to the Nasher Museum Cafe. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 919-684-6032. 5 p.m. Thursday. Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr., Durham. 919-684-3314. ilpalio.com.
City Kitchen Summer Festival
City Kitchen Summer Festival 201410th Big fat Gap17th Birds & Arrow31st Mary JohnsonRockersAugust:7th Brett Harris14th 80’s revival Night 6:30 p.m. July 31, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14. University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-945-1900. www.universitymallnc.com/event/city-kitchen-summer-festival/2145438277.
Summer Days, Nasher Nights: Live & Local
Brew & View! Stroll the galleries, then relax and celebrate summer on the Rollins Terrace with a sampling of beers from the Triangle and beyond. With your $5 tasting comes a special coupon for use in the Nasher Museum Cafe. Participants must be 21 or older with proper ID. Make reservations for dinner online or call 919-684-6032. 12 p.m. Aug. 10, Aug. 17. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham. 919-684-6032. nasher.duke.edu.
Left Hand Brewing Dinner on National Left Hander’s Day
Five courses from Chef David Mitchell paired with 5 special beers from Left Hand Brewing! What better way to celebrate National Left Hander’s Day!7 p.m. Aug. 13. Busy Bee Cafe, 225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. 919-424-7817.
Disciples Men’s Breakfast
Disciples Men’s Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Sep. 2. Hillyer Community Church, 718 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. 919-832-7112. hillyerchurch.org/sample-page/calendar/.
Downtown Raleigh Food Tour
Downtown Raleigh’s District Dining via the R-LineA guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all 5 downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. On the tour, we’ll be walking and using the R-Line circulator as we make our way through each district. It’s fun, informative and delicious. 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through. Sep. 13. $38 plus .99. Videri Chocolate Factory, 327 W. Davie Street, Raleigh. 919-319-5674. trianglefoodtour.com.
Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Walking Food Tour
Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants to experience where farm-to-table cuisine comes to life. Sample innovative and upscale southern dishes, scratch-made desserts, organic wine, local beer, and more. Known for being on the forefront of the Slow Food movement and for restaurants that have redefined Southern cooking, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro is one of the best places in the country to live and eat.We offer two tours of Chapel Hill/Carrboro on Saturdays, a Culinary Tour starting at 11am and a Dinner and Drinks Tour starting at 3pm. 3 p.m. Aug. 2, 3 p.m. Aug. 9, 11 a.m. Aug. 16, 3 p.m. Aug. 16, 11 a.m. Aug. 23, 3 p.m. Aug. 23, 11 a.m. Aug. 30. $50 - $65. Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.
Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour
Durham is all about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation’s cultural hotspots. You will discover all of Durham’s flavors on this tour! The Durham tour is scheduled for every Saturday afternoon, all year ’round. Advance registration is required. It is also available for private groups of 10 or more any day or evening of the week.We offer two tours in Durham. An Afternoon Tasting Tour beginning at 1:45pm and a Evening Tasting Tour beginning at 3:15pm. 1:45 p.m. Aug. 2, 3:15 p.m. Aug. 2, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 3:15 p.m. Aug. 9, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 16, 3:15 p.m. Aug. 16, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 23. $50 - $65. Meet at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.
Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour
The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you will enjoy innovative ethnic and southern cuisine, scratch-made desserts, local beer, wine, and more at multiple restaurants! There’s something for everyone in Raleigh.We offer several Raleigh tours! -Tasting tours take place on Fridays at 1:45 and 4 and on Saturdays at 1, 3:15, and 4.-The Raleigh Roots Tour in the historic Seaboard Station/ Mordecai/ Oakwood areas of downtown takes place at 2:30 on Saturdays. -The Speakeasies Cocktail Tour takes place downtown on Saturdays at 5. 1 p.m. Aug. 2, 3:15 p.m. Aug. 2, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 8, 4 p.m. Aug. 8, 1 p.m. Aug. 9, 3:15 p.m. Aug. 9, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 15. $50-$65. Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.
Historic Hillsborough Walking Food Tour
Historic Hillsborough boasts Southern charm, 18th and 19th century architecture, and a vibrant literary and artistic scene. It is also home to fantastic restaurants with a true farm-to-table vibe. Talk with chefs while exploring Hillsborough’s history. Enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the town and, of course, plenty of food, handmade chocolates, locally roasted coffees, famous scones, local beer, organic wine, and a stop at one of the most esteemed restaurants in the Southeast - Panciuto! 11 a.m. Aug. 2, 11 a.m. Aug. 9, 11 a.m. Aug. 16, 11 a.m. Aug. 23, 11 a.m. Aug. 30, 11 a.m. Sep. 6, 11 a.m. Sep. 13. $50. Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.
Wine Down Wednesday at UnVined
4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 10. $12 wine flights; bottle prices vary. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881. UnVinedCary.com.
Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge
7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 10. Free. Mosaic Wine et Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-412-4260. mosaicwinelounge.com.
Thirsty Thursdays at UnVined
4 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 11. $5 wine tasting. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881. UnVinedCary.com.
Total Wine Class: Spain
The newest and hottest trends in wine consumption are the marvelous whites and reds produced in the amazing country of Spain, whether you are already a fan, or would like to learn more about the sexy wines crafted in Spanish wine regions. Rich in wine history and culture, this tasting and seminar offers up a wide variety of Spanish wines from vibrant whites to elegant reds crafted in notable winegrowing areas such as Rioja and Ribera del Duero.6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Total Wine and More – North Hills, 4421 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. 919-232-2580.
Cloer Family Vineyards
12 p.m. Aug. 8, 11 a.m. Aug. 9, 12 p.m. Aug. 15, 11 a.m. Aug. 16, 12 p.m. Aug. 22, 11 a.m. Aug. 23, 12 p.m. Aug. 29, 11 a.m. Aug. 30, 12 p.m. Sept. 5, 11 a.m. Sept. 6, 12 p.m. Sept. 12, 11 a.m. Sept. 13. $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760. cloerfamilyvineyards.com.
Veritas In Vino
6 p.m. Fridays through August. $5, or free with purchase of a bottle or pre-order. Veritas In Vino at Brandywine Cellars, 6905 Fayetteville Road, Durham. 919-405-3838. Veritas-In-Vino.com
Apex Farmers Market
Local Farmers and Vendors providing fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, chicken, eggs, honey, fish, bake goods, crafts, old time knife sharpening, food trucks and much more. Come bring your lawn chairs and listen to our musicians and enjoy our Kids Zone with fun kid activities. Every Saturday rain or shine.9 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 13. 220 North Salem St., Apex. 919-372-9798. apexfarmersmarket.com.
Carrboro Farmers’ Market
Carrboro, North Carolina, is home to the nationally recognized Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Recently highlighted by both Bon AppÃ©tit, Martha Stewart’s Good Food Magazine, and Visa Black Card Magazine as one of the top markets in the country, Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates its 36th season in 2014. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is truly a farmer-owned and operated market. The vendors themselves produce all goods sold at the Market. Everything comes from within a 50-mile radius of Carrboro. 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. Saturdays. 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 919-280-3326. carrborofarmersmarket.com.
Clayton Farm and Community Market
Come see us at the Clayton Farmers Market! Pasture raised pork, beef and eggs - Fresh produce - plants and flowers - local honey - baked goods - flavored popcorn - local artisans - teas - local folks eating healthy and having fun! 9 a.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 13. Horne Square, Lombard and Main, Clayton. 919-612-3139. cfcmnc.org.
Durham Farmers’ Market
The Durham Farmers’ Market is an open-air, all local, and producer only Market located in the heart of Downtown Durham in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. The Market hosts of 70 different vendors including farmers, crafters, and food artisans. All of the items available at the Market are grown or produced within 70 miles of Durham. The Market is open Saturdays, year-round and Wednesday afternoons seasonally. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays. 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-667-3099. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
Eno River Farmers Market
A year round farmers market located in the Farmers Market Pavilion (behind the Sheriff’s Department) in the heart of Historic Downtown Hillsborough within easy walking distance of River Park, Weaver Street, Cup A Joe, Orange County Public Library, Panciuto, Matthew’s Chocolates, and more. Live music, children’s activities, local fruits and veggies, free range eggs, pastured meats, artisan cheeses and baked goods, art, and much more! 8 a.m. Saturdays 144 E. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough. 812-322-2582. enoriverfarmersmarket.com.
Growers Market of Fuquay Varian
From May 10th to October 25th come to downtown historical Fuquay Springs at the corner of Academy and Main. The Growers Market includes the best that Southwest Wake County has to offer. The Growers Market is open on Wednesdays from 3-6 and Saturday from 9-2, rain or shine.This year we will have a Certified USDA produce vendor. There is The Downtown Jam Musicians every Saturday as well as educational classes, children’s activities,and guest sponsors. Now taking EBT, Debit and Credit Cards. 9 a.m. Saturdays Cenntenial Park, 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 305-989-7567. growers-market.org.
Hillsborough Farmers Market
The Hillsborough Farmers Market (HFM) is a 27-year-old public service, non-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to encourage, support, and promote the entrepreneurial efforts of local independent, and small scale vendors selling directly to consumers and operating independently from large corporate or factory farms/businesses. The HFM also educates consumers about the benefits of buying fresh, locally produced food and provides a venue for local non-profits and musicians.8 a.m. Saturdays . Home Depot parking lot, Hampton Point, Hillsborough. hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org.
Pittsboro Farmers’ Market
A weekly "producers only" Farmers’ Market offering the best locally raised produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, transplants, bedding and decorative plants, handmade soaps and lotions, hand spun and dyed wools. 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 11. Main Street Station, 287 East St., Pittsboro. 919-601-6357. pittsborofarmersmarket.org.
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
Join us at City Plaza for locally grown produce, artisan baked goods, live music, and much more throughout our 2014 season on Wednesdays from 10 am-2 pm through November 5. In addition to its local food festivals, the Market will also host Rex Healthcare Wellness Wednesdays every third Wednesday of the month. Make it your farm fresh destination each week. 10 a.m. Wednesdays City Plaza, 400 Block Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-821-6977. RaleighEatLocal.com.
South Durham Farmers’ Market
We believe that everyone should have access to delicious and healthy food grown in a way that sustains and enriches our local environment â€“ and that farmers and artisan food makers grow and create the most flavorful and nutritious foods when they are located within a 50 mile radius of South Durham. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays. Free. Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 Hwy. 55, Durham. southdurhamfarmersmarket.org.
Southern Village Farmer’s Market
Seafood, vegan treats and pastries, grass-fed beef, fresh fruits and vegetables and more! 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 11. 650 Market St., Chapel Hill. 919-933-4422. svfarmersmarket.com.
The Saturday Market
Every Saturday from 9:30-1pm Rebus Works host a Farmers Market so bring your bags and be ready to shop! Local Farmers sell sustainable and organic foods including milk, eggs, bread, meat, seafood and fresh vegetables. Enjoy rotating food trucks, a wide selection of craft beers, Locopops and inside seating. Donation Yoga with rotating instructors is from 10-11am inside Rebus Works. There is often a kids craft and every second Saturday we feature a local charity. All are welcome! 9:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays . Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. 919-754-8452. thesaturdaymarket.us.
Wake Forest Farmers Market
Seasonal produce, pasture raise meats, bake goods, honey, flowers.....visit our website! Come visit us soon! 8 a.m. Saturdays . Free. 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269. wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.
WakeMed Raleigh Campus Farmers Market
The WakeMed Farmers Market opens on June 3 at the hospital’s outdoor courtyard. It will be open on Tuesdays from 10 am-2 pm through Aug. 26. The market brings fresh foods to thousands of patients, visitors and staff as well as southeast Raleigh, where there is a significant need for convenient access to fresh and healthy foods. The market will accept EBT cards as well as debit and credit cards this season. It will also offer 2 for 1 Market Match vouchers for those who receive SNAP benefits.10 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. WakeMed, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. 919-350-8000. wakemed.org.
Waverly Place Farmers’ Market
This is the year that we finally make the move to the Promenade at Waverly. We’ve earned the space! The move has already attracted top notch vendors that will showcase high quality local produce, fresh meats and cheeses, baked goods, artwork, and so much more. Each Saturday we will showcase talented musicians, performers, cooking demos, nutritionists, arts and crafts classes, and delicious samples from Waverly restaurants. 9 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 13. Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Cary. waverlyfm.com.
Wendell Farmers Market
Your stop for fresh produce, eggs, local honey, jams, jellies and more. Where we place an emphasis on eating locally grown produce and knowing the importance of where your food came from. Open Saturday’s from May 10th to October 25th, 8 a.m. -Noon. 3700 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. 919-375-8115. wendellfarmersmarket.org.
Western Wake Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. Saturdays 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. 540-230-6697. westernwakefarmersmarket.org.