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Fall In Love With Where You Live: June 9th - 11th




Outdoor Movie: Arrival at NCMA

The Scoop: Each year when summer draws near, thousands flock to the NCMA lawn to grab a seat, soak in the setting sun and enjoy one of the best outdoor movie series in the state. From June until September, you'll find a variety of well curated flicks featuring recent Oscar winners, family favorites, and timeless classics. Though the crowds get large, the lawn itself provides an intimate vibe, and with a sizable projections screen for viewing, it's easy to get a seat toward the back.

When: Saturday, June 10th with the film beginning around 9pm.

Where: NCMA 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC 27607

The Deets:  Coolers and picnics are welcome, though alcoholic beverages must be purchased from the vendors onsite. NCMA suggests coming early to avoid the crowds, and to get a good seat. Movies are $6 (free for NCMA members) and begin just after dark at 9p. Gates open 90 minutes before showtime and tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. For more information, visit the event website.


Downtown Cary Food & Flea

The Scoop: The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is opening its streets once a month to members of the community to shop, walk and support local artists and crafters. You'll find a variety of things to do at this market, whether that's imbibing a new local craft beer, nomming dishes from one of your favorite food trucks or shopping vintage, arts and crafts.

When: Sunday, June 11th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Ashworth Village 200 S Academy St Cary, NC 27511

The Deets: For more information, visit the event website.


How to Fill a Bowl Beautifully

The Scoop: Bring a bowl from home, bring one or two special objects or just show up! Sandy Maccioli of Awesome Abode will instruct and then you participate in creating art in a bowl.

When: Saturday, June 10th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Where: Inspirations Home Decor & More 8601 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617

The Deets: For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Paint & Wine at Grapes and Ground

The Scoop: Join a Paint and Wine event with artist Lynn A. Soles at Grapes & Ground presented by the Ava Gardner Museum! The featured art will be the seaside resort of Tossa De Mar location in Spain, where Ava Gardner filmed "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman". Members of the Ava Gardner Museum board and staff will be on hand to discuss the film.

When: Saturday, June 10th beginning at 6:00 PM.

Where: Grapes and Ground 135 S 3rd St, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577

The Deets: For tickets and more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

The Scoop: Chow down on some local eats in downtown Raleigh! The rodeo features 50 Food Trucks from across the State of NC.

When:  Sunday, June 11th, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: City Plaza 400 Fayetteville St Raleigh, NC 27601

The Deets: This is a free event. Seating is set up throughout City Plaza. Event organizers ask that dogs please remain at home. For more information and a list of vendors, visit the event website.








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