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Venture outside of Raleigh (while practicing social distancing!) this month.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Get your bagel fix every Saturday morning at Brandwein’s Bagels, opening soon in Chapel Hill at 505 West Rosemary Street. Alex Brandwein, a New York native who came to UNC Chapel Hill in 2018 to get his MBA, launched the concept after he began making bagels from scratch to supplement the lack of local bagel shops located near campus. Brandwein sold his bagels at pop-up shops around town until he decided to open up a brick-and-mortar shop. As part of Brandwein’s “Saturdays Are For Bagels” campaign, Brandwein’s Bagels will offer plain, everything, sesame or cinnamon-raisin New York-style bagels and containers of cream cheese for contactless pickup or delivery. Place all orders by the Thursday evening before the Saturday you would like to pick them up or have them delivered. brandweinsbagels.com
Take pizza night to a creative new level with Pie Pushers’ “push your own pie” (PYOP) program where they provide the dough, sauce and cheese to make your own personalized pizza at home. If you’re not feeling creative (or don’t want to do all the work yourself), you can also order specialty pies, appetizers, salads and wings for takeout or delivery. Unique slices include the Skillet with basil pesto, broccoli, artichokes, roasted potato and feta, and the 1243 with salami, caramelized red onions, bell peppers, pistachios and smoked gouda. (919) 294-8408; piepushers.com
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
Surround yourself with hemlock trees and the birds and wildlife of Swift Creek at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. One of the only nature preserves left in the state, Hemlock Bluffs is a protected environment due to its unique flora and fauna that’s more often found in the mountains, including the hemlock trees and galax, or beetleweed. The preserve contains four different walking trails that range from 0.7 miles to 1.2 miles and all include breathtaking overlooks. Come spring, the trails are flooded with wildflowers. townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/parks-greenways-environment/parks/stevens-nature-center-at-hemlock-bluffs-nature-preserve/trails-at-hemlock-bluffs
The more COVID-19-related emails that flood your inbox, the more stressed out you get and, therefore, the more beer you need to relax! Luckily, Craftboro has you covered with curbside pickup from its bottle shop. Choose from more than 50 local, national and international bottles and cans, or opt for a bottle of wine. You’ll recognize Raleigh’s Brewery Bhavana Grove DIPA, Gizmo Peppermint Stiletto Stout and Burial Beer Ulfberht Baltic Porter. Grab a few brews before virtual happy hour with the gang! (919) 240-4400; craftborobrewing.com
Carolina Yoga Company
CARRBORO, HILLSBOROUGH AND DURHAM
Bend, stretch and release all the stress you have building up through live yoga classes with Carolina Yoga Company’s knowledgeable instructors. Flow yoga, gentle yoga, yoga and pilates combination classes and more are offered at various times throughout the week with different instructors to ensure you can relax and take your mind off things while you’re stuck at home during the day. You can also stream online yoga classes through Yoga Vibes with a membership or small fee for each class. Say “om”! carolinayogacompany.com/online-classes
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