Be Seen Have you been seen by Raleigh Magazine? Check out the pics from events around Raleigh. MLK Day January 16The Saint Mary’s campus community observed the school’s fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Hundreds of community volunteers joined Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff in Bacon Gym to package thousands of soup mixes and rice/bean bags to help stock the shelves of the Interfaith Food Shuttle and Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, make no-sew blankets for those in need as well as literacy flashcards for children in local early childhood education programs. Triangle Wine Experience February 4Parkside Town Commons hosted the 24th Annual Triangle Wine Experience Grand Gala & Auction benefiting the children of the Frankie Lemmon School. Acclaimed winemakers, talented chefs and generous supporters celebrated a night of philanthropy that continues to build a community of love. CT Weekends February 7C.T. Weekends at Cameron Village hosted an "Enjoy the Moment" evening. Guests enjoyed wine and cheese while seeing new looks for Spring. FS Series-2 February 10FS Series hosted Charity, Fitness & Fun at Inside Out Sports. The lunchtime event gave guests a chance to meet Andrea Pete from Team Drea Foundation and learn about its efforts to help find a cure for ALS. Guests also got the first glimpse of Salming's new shoe called the EnRoute. Inaugural Ball January 6The weather, date and location change didn’t dampen the celebration at Governor Cooper’s Inaugural Ball. Marbles Museum was packed with guests sipping champagne and enjoying the Avett Brothers. Vidrio January 4Raleigh Magazine hosted a “Cocktails & Conversation” party at Vidrio. Guests were treated to the first sneak peak of Raleigh’s newest Mediterranean restaurant on Glenwood Ave. Elder Heart December 10At a recent banquet to help fight against veteran suicide, martial arts companies Nous Defions and Shoyoroll raised over $35,000 in support of Mission 22 and the Elder Heart Foundation, an organization focused on getting veterans suffering from PTSD and other issues the help they need. MRA Breakfast December 7The Midtown Raleigh Alliance celebrated a successful year with members and elected officials at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown. The Alliance event provided updates on RDU future expansion and the newly passed transit plan implementation process. Alliance representatives also presented their charitable fundraiser check to Duke Children’s Hospital; Mike Smith of Kane Realty Corp was awarded the Midtown Hero Award for his many contributions to the success of Midtown! VR at DailyPint November 29The Independent Game Developers Association met at DailyPint Studios for a panel discussion on the latest virtual reality games. Joe Halper CEO of Grit Games moderated the panel including representatives from Epic, Insomniac and Red Storm Entertainment. Holiday Cards at Affordable Chic November 19America's premier event painter Dan Nelson helped kick off the Christmas season at Affordable Chic's Holiday Open House. Nelson painted custom Christmas cards during the event. Susan G. Komen Foundation November 16Over 250 survivors, advocates and researchers gathered at The William & Ida Friday Center to learn about the impact of the Susan G. Komen Foundation on local and national breast cancer research. Guests heard from Komen Scholar Dr. Bryan Schneider, Komen Scholar Dr. Kimberly Blackwell and Komen Career Catalyst Dr. Michael Emanuele. The event raised over $50,000 to support the fight against breast cancer. REX November 12The REX Healthcare Foundation held its 29th annual REX Gala at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Wizard of Oz themed event, benefitted the state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Hospital slated to open in March 2017 Food Bank November 10The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina celebrated the opening of its new facility on Capital Blvd. with a ribbon cutting.The facility serves those facing hunger in Raleigh and the surrounding area. Walk for Hope October 9100s of walkers participated in the the Foundation of Hope’s Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope raising more than $430,000. 100 percent of the money raised funds local mental helaht research at UNC Neurosciences Hospital in Chapel Hill. AR Workshop November 3AR Workshop Raleigh celebrated its grand opening in Wakefield Commons. The DIY boutique workshop gives clients the chance to create custom wood plank and framed wood signs, canvas signs, pillows and more SAFEchild October 27More than 600 gathered at theRaleigh Marriott Crabtree to support SAFEchild’s mission to eliminate child abuse and neglect in Wake County. The event raised over $170,000. Guests heard from child abuse survivors and SAFEchild participants who recounted heartbreaking experiences and how SAFEchild turned those into opportunities for hope and growth, Honorary Chairs Beth and James Voltz, and CEO of BCBSNC Brad Wilson. Tammy Lynn Center Golf September 26Brier Creek Country Club hosted the 13th Annual Tammy Lynn Center Golf Classic. Over 100 golfers participated, raising over $60,000 for the Center. Over the Edge September 30-October 1The Raleigh Magazine Raleighites joined over 150 people in going “Over the Edge” for Special Olympics of NC. Each participate raised at least $1000 to rappel down the 30-story Wells Fargo Bank on Fayetteville St. The two-day fundraiser raised over $160,000 for North Carolina’s athletes, coaching, training and equipment. AMB September 22Appalachian Mountain Brewing hosted an event at Raleigh Times to promote their documentary “We Can So You Can.” Guests enjoyed AMB beers while the proceeds when to the Triangle Land Conservancy. C.T. Weekends Fashion Show September 28C.T. Weekends hosted its Fall Fashion show at Saint Jacques.The sellout crowd enjoyed a lovely lunch from Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne and stunning fashions from designers all over the world.