Lemurpalooza at the Duke Lemur Center @ Duke Lemur Center
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you ready for some summer fun?! Playful prosimians. Fun, educational activities. Food trucks. Even a visit from the DLC’s very own mascot, Maky! Join us on Friday, June 2 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for a festive evening celebrating and supporting the amazing animals of the Duke Lemur Center. This awesome event costs only one $50 Adopt-a-Lemur donation per car, but reservations must be made in advance (see below for details). Enjoy your evening of lemurs with the knowledge that your donation supports our animals as well as our education, research, and conservation programs.

Come meet the unique primates of Madagascar! This will be a special evening experience that allows families to stroll and view the animals at their own pace, rather than our usual guided tours. Keepers, educators, researchers, and more will be on hand to talk about the adoptable lemurs and to answer your questions. Engaging educational activities will be provided for kids and kids at heart. Guests can enjoy dinner and dessert from fabulous local food trucks, or pack a picnic to enjoy. Community fun, adorable lemurs, and an opportunity to conserve the environment and endangered animals all add up to a perfect summer evening.

Call 919-401-7252 or visit for reservations

Third Annual Made With Love Bakery Spring Sale @ Church of Reconciliation
Jun 10 @ 7:00 am

Third Annual Benefit Yard Sale. This indoor sale benefits Made With Love Bakery, a faith-based transitional employment bakery, assisting unemployed individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness in overcoming their employment barriers and obtaining stable housing. This large-scale sale is held once each year, with 100% of the proceeds going to support and grow the mission of Made With Love Bakery. Join us on Saturday, June 10 starting at 7am in the Fellowship Hall at the Church of the Reconciliation for good deals for a good cause! Bring a friend!

Scholarship Auction and Gala @ Carolina Country Club
Jun 11 @ 4:30 pm

‘Simply Southern’ Gala and Auction to support the Mel and Bambi Levine Memorial Scholarship for culinary arts students at Wake Tech. Join us for an amazing evening of food and wine with the opportunity to bid on items such as wine, chef’s table dinners, jewelry and theater tickets.

Fundraising Cookout Celebrating the Hillsborough Arts Council’s 30th Anniversary
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Hillsborough Arts Council is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a very special fundraising cookout at the home of Aaron and Araceli Belz.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for children twelve and under ($12 for adults and $3 for kids at the door). Tickets will include food as well as all activities. The Hillsborough Arts Council will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and all the fixings. Enjoy live music, games, face painting, poetry readings, special giveaways, an outdoor movie at dusk and a bonfire.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or in person at the Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop at 102 North Churton Street. The Gallery and Gift Shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon-4 pm and Sunday from 1-5 pm. This event will take place rain or shine.

Pizza Benefit for Cornucopia Cancer Support Center @ Brixx Pizza - Bradford
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Enjoy delicious Brixx Pizza at the Bradford Green Square-Cary location and support Cornucopia Cancer Support Center! Lunch, dinner and any time in between – June 29, 11am-11pm. This benefit helps Cornucopia provide support and resources to anyone affected by cancer – patients, survivors and family members.

Beach on the Plaza: The Magnificents @ Northgate Mall
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Northgate’s Music on the Plaza summer series ends with a blast Friday, June 30, when beach music favorite The Magnificents take the stage. The Ronald McDonald House volunteers will be on hand to kick off the Christmas in July fundraiser and collect pop tops and donated items from their wish list. Ronald McDonald and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance to interact with children along with face painters and a get-well card craft station.

There will be FREE shagging lessons at 6pm with the Carolina Shaggers. Chow down on mouth-watering favorites from Zeke’s Meats and OnlyBurger food trucks and Northgate’s Esmeralda’s Café, and grab a pint or a glass of wine from Bull City Burger and Brewery.
Music on the Plaza events are free live music events for the community. We hope you’ll enjoy good eats, live music, and a dancing good time with family and friends. Bring your own chairs, but leave your coolers and pets at home.

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Paint Party Fundraiser @ Artistic Abandon
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to our painting party fundraiser on July 11 at Artistic Abandon in Raleigh. Bring your friends and family to a fun evening of art and philanthropy. Artistic Abandon will donate 50% of the event proceeds to Cornucopia Cancer Support Center. This benefit helps Cornucopia provide support and resources to anyone affected by cancer – patients, survivors and family members. Registration required.