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Rex Gala

October 21

The 30th annual Rex Gala was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center. This year’s event honored the long-time support of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johnson, Jr. and took guests on a journey to “Eat, Drink, and Celebrate Local NC.” Proceeds from the 2017 Gala will benefit behavioral health initiatives at UNC Rex Healthcare.

Safe Child


SAFEchild held its annual luncheon at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. The event raised funds and awareness of this Raleigh-based nonprofit whose mission is to eliminate abuse and empower families. This was a particularly special luncheon because it was a celebration of SAFEchild’s first 25 years and a formal thank you to founding partner The Junior League of Raleigh.

Finding Solutions


The Finding Solutions Research Series is a roundtable breakfast focused on bringing researchers, survivors, metavivors and advocates together to learn more about the research being done to find the cures for breast cancer and to spark discussions that will enable healthcare practices to improve. The event raised almost $60,000 to support the goal, to decrease breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026.



Overture Crabtree, Raleigh’s first 55+ active adult rental community celebrated their opening and ribbon cutting. My Cousin Skinny provided the entertainment, and Catering Works catered the event.



Authors and Art brings art expression for lunch to UNC-TV staff. Each painted their own version of ‘Tune In’ by artist Tara Henry.



World renowned jewelry designer Marco Bicego visited the Cameron Village location of Bailey’s Fine Jewelry. Guests were able to shop for one-of-a-kind and limited edition treasures while meeting the designer one-on-one. Bicego even hand engraved pieces for patrons.


December 1

BUILT Custom Burgers expands its North Carolina roots with the debut of its first stand-alone location in Alston Town Center in Cary. BUILT® Custom Burgers offers a unique “Build Your Own Burger” dining experience.

triangle family services

December 7

Triangle Family Services hosted its 17th annual Gingerbread Benefit. This year’s event featured houses crafted by Barbara Gibbs of ABC11, Amber Atkins of Second Empire and other local chefs. Fleur Seule, a 1940s jazz band based in Manhattan, performed at the event, providing guests with the sounds of the swing era.


December 12

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry recently donated $50,000 to the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) to support art education programs. The donation consisted of $25,000 from proceeds raised at a special David Yurman event and a $25,000 match from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.

Petey Pablo

December 15

Petey Pablo Presents: What Do We Have Here?! The talent showcase was at Imurj. Around 10 NC artists or bands, spanning genres from rap to gospel to alternative rock to R&B, performed two songs each. Petey is looking for artists who can bring new sounds and songs to market; so each act must perform at least one original song to showcase their artistic abilities beyond vocal talent.

November Cover Launch

November 8

Raleigh Magazine hosted the Cover Launch party celebrating the November issue at Dram & Draught.

Guests enjoyed the The Chaplain and the Shepherd cocktail featuring Social House Vodka and food from Colleen Speaks’ newest restaurant Hummingbird.


November 9

Synergy Spa & Aesthetics celebrated 13 years of beauty and wellness in true style, with their loyal clients and expert team!  Clients received complimentary services while enjoying live music and bottomless bubbly.

Shops of Seaboard

October 29

The Shops of Seaboard hosted the 17th Down By the Tracks dog event supporting the SPCA of Wake County. Costumed pooches walked the red carpet competing for prizes while owners enjoyed beers from local brewers.

National Pawn

October 27

National Pawn donated over 100 musical instruments and $2,000 for instrument upkeep to the Wake County Public School System.

Santa Ron

October 24

The Santa Ron and Ambassadors of Christmas Cheer entertained residents at Sunrise Senior Living with Christmas carols.


October 21

World-renowned jewelry designer David Yurman made a rare personal appearance at Bailey’s. A portion of all proceeds benefited the NC Museum of Art.

Affordable Chic

October 20

Affordable Chic hosted a two-day Simply Noelle trunk show. Guests enjoyed sweet treats while shopping for wraps, sweaters and scarves.

Ray Price

October 19

The influx of motorcycle enthusiasts into downtown Raleigh for Ray Price Capital City Bikefest made a big impact for two important nonprofit organizations that serve military families. Bikers donated $13,917 to the USO of North Carolina and United States Veterans Corps by participating in various events associated with Bikefest. Army veteran Jeremy Thomas was honored with a Harley-Davidson Model Year 2018 Street Glide Special, powered by the new Milwaukee Eight Engine.

Green Chair Project

October 16

The Green Chair Project is partnering with mattress company Leesa to ensure every child in need receives a bed of their own. Leesa is giving 110 custom-made mattresses to The Green Chair Project’s Sweeter Dreams Bed Program.


October 8

earspace presents “Child by David Lang.” The inaugural performance of Raleigh’s newest contemporary music ensemble presented mesmerizing, intriguing, and energetic music in CAM Raleigh’s galleries.

Carroll's Kitchen

October 6

Carroll’s Kitchen celebrated its first years as a non-profit restaurant with a First Friday birthday celebration featuring kolache and local art.

Hall of Fame


The Raleigh Hall of Fame celebrated its 2017 inductees at a reception and dinner at the Raleigh Convention Center.



The students and staff at Rainbow Child Care Center created decorative notes to attach to diapers they collected for the Diaper Bank of NC. The diapers will be distributed to families in need.

V Foundation


The V Foundation announced The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer,  a major fundraising event. The May 19, 2018 event will include 100, 60 and 30-mile bike rides through central NC neighborhoods.

Larry's Coffee


Larry’s Coffee hosted an event with bluegrass music from The Dirty Grass, local artisans, beer from Neuse River Brewing and the CockADoodleMoo food truck.