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May News & Events Across RTP

By May 02, 2016

Moogfest
May 19-22, Downtown Durham
Moogfest a festival celebrating the intersection of technology, music and art. Daytime brings mind-bending speakers and panelist, with nighttime highlighting cutting edge musical acts across a variety of genres. Participants can purchase tickets for the entire festival experience, or check out the many free offerings. Be sure to stop by and see RTP’s art piece, Convergence, in CCB plaza and attend our Future Cities panel!
Visit the website for full details: http://www.moogfest.com/

Corporate Teams Wanted for Komen Race for the Cure!
Susan G. Komen North Carolina to the Coast is hosting its 20th Triangle Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 11th at The Frontier in RTP. This year there will be a tailgate zone with lots of food trucks, beer tasting, corn hole and music, in addition to the 5k run/walk. Organizers are recruiting corporate teams from RTP. Interested or want to learn more? Contact Race Manager Catherine Marshall, at [email protected] or 919-493-2873.
Click here to register for the race!

Art House 2016 | CAM
May 6, Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh
CAM Raleigh is celebrating their fifth year in the Warehouse District with Arthouse 2016, the museum’s signature fundraising event and gathering of friends. This one-night-only event features dazzling food, vibrant cocktails, incredible music and the opportunity to buy a collection of unforgettable art and experiences. All proceeds benefit CAM Raleigh’s acclaimed exhibitions and transformative education programs. Please join us for this fantastic evening. We can’t wait to see you!
Learn More: http://camraleigh.org/arthouse-2016/

2016 Stop Hunger Now Ag Biotech Collaboration
May 7, The Frontier
Want to join the movement to end world hunger? Are you interested in learning how agricultural biotechnology is leading food production on a more sustainable path? Join Stop Hunger Now to prepare and package meals for food-insecure regions. Volunteers will spend 2 hours packing as many meals as possible, using a funnel, a few ingredients, and fast (but accurate) teamwork. After the event, volunteers will have the chance to learn more about how agricultural biotechnology is changing the world by networking with industry professionals.
RSVP: https://www.rtp.org/event/2016-stop-hunger-now-ag-biotech-collaboration/

Off The Wall | Art & Fashion Event
May 7, The Bridge at The Frontier
Off the Wall is a Art and Fashion Event that is totally interactive and asks the question “What is Art?” This will be an evening of multi-discipline arts featuring live performances, networking and vendors: Spoken Word! Photography! Painting! Fashion! Food! And SO MUCH MORE!!
Sign Up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-wall-art-fashion-event-tickets-23748193486?aff=eac2

RTPfit Lunch + Learn: Massage Your Cares Away
May 10, RTP HQ
Join us as Michelle Taylor of UNC Wellness talks attendees through the many positive effects of massage therapy. Through her daily work, Michelle is able to address issues from migraines to insomnia, to poor posture – all through massage! A healthy lunch will be provided for attendees.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rtpfit-lunch-learn-massage-your-cares-away-tickets-24625816480

Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
May 11, The Frontier
Triangle Ultimate and The Research Triangle Foundation are partnering to offer a free community training on child sexual abuse prevention, presented by Darkness to Light and The YMCA of The Triangle. This training is open to the public, and it is recommended for anyone working in a youth-serving organization as well as any individuals concerned about the safety of children. Donations are encouraged and directly support the Darkness to Light program. Click here for more information and to register: http://triangleultimate.org/e/darkness-to-light-stewards-of-children-training

Small Business Growth Funding
May 12, The Frontier
The SBTDC is hosting a full day course to help small businesses understand the nuts and bolts of growth financing. You are invited to join leaders in the areas of debt financing, crowd funding and financial accounting to learn how to incorporate these key components into your business so that your efforts can successfully thrive. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. http://www.sbtdc.org/programs/tech/sbtdc-growth-funding/

Girls Make Games is coming back to RTHS this summer!
Dates Vary, Research Triangle High School
GMG’s flagship three week camp helps girls ages 8-15 take a creative concept and turn it into a fully functional prototype. Not only do campers have a finished product at the end of the three weeks, they also compete nationally for the top prize, a chance to have their video game developed and published by LearnDistrict, the educational company behind GMG.
Learn more & register here: http://www.researchtrianglehighschool.org/#!coding-for-fun/s1fh8

Starting and Financing a Venture in North Carolina
May 12, The Frontier
Have you heard of Reg. A-plus? How about crowd-funding? The rules around startup finance are dramatically changing. If your business may need funding in the future, you may want to get up to speed on these changes. A representative from N.C. Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees corporations, trademarks and securities regulation in the state, will be present to answer questions.
Learn More: https://www.rtp.org/event/starting-and-financing-a-venture-in-north-carolina-5-12-16/

RTP Health Fair
May 12, The Frontier
The RTP Health Fair is fast approaching! Enjoy free smoothies from The Farmery, check out the RTP sports leagues, taste-test at live cooking demos, relish a quick massage, take a free fitness class and hear about active ways to spend your weekends in and around RTP. 11AM-2PM at The Frontier.
Click here
to RSVP.

Pups N Trucks
May 13, The Frontier
What better way to end your work week than with puppies? Our friends at Pawfect Match Rescue & Rehabilitation will be bringing some playful friends to the RTP Food Truck Rodeo. All pups present will be available for adoption applications. Pets improve both your mental and physical health, so grab a bite to eat and come play with some dogs!
Check out available pups here: http://www.pawfectmatch.org/

Save the Day 5K, Presented by the National Inclusion Project
May 14, The Frontier
The National Inclusion Project is hosting its second annual 5K event and one-mile fun run/walk. In addition to the race, we’ll be hosting a kids’ zone and music making this event the ideal block party and fun for all ages! A hero theme sets the stage as we work together to support inclusion within our community and beyond! We encourage everyone to get into character by dressing up as their favorite hero. Have a great time while giving back to your community! Click here for more information and to register: https://friendraising2.donorpro.com/campaigns/39

Moogfest Future Cities Panel
May 19, Carolina Theater
As our cities continue to become more connected – both through technology and transit – what will they look like in 10 years? Here in the Triangle, city lines are becoming blurred by our increasing population and connectivity. To kickoff Moogfest, RTP’s president and CEO, Bob Geolas, will be participating in a free community panel centered on these issues. His fellow panelist all have varied backgrounds in the issues of city planning and urban issues, and the discussion will focus on both local and national trends.
No registration required! Learn more: https://www.rtp.org/moogfests-future-cities-panel/

RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, The Frontier
Each Friday you can grab lunch at our Fidelity Food Truck Rodeo at 800 Park Offices Drive. From 11:30am – 1:30pm there will be tastiness in the middle of RTP. The trucks will change weekly so show up hungry and bring your friends!
View the weekly truck lineup here: https://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-food-truck-rodeo/

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP
May 5, 12, & 26 at The Frontier
Don’t like traffic? Like free pours from Bombshell Brewing and the company of friends? Join us from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and avoid waiting in the I-40 parking lot. Each Thursday that there’s NOT a RTP 180 there’s music and general merriment inside The Frontier over at 800 Park Offices Drive. See ya then! https://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-happy-hour/

Western Wake Woman’s Club Annual Fundraiser & Silent Auction Benefiting Meg’s Smile
May 20, The Frontier
This annual fundraiser supports Meg’s Smile, a local charitable organization that provides gifts and experiences to children affected by serious illnesses. The event will include wine, beer, heavy appetizers, and a silent auction filled with donations from local businesses and sponsors such as tickets to local sporting events; sports memorabilia; jewelry; hotel, restaurant, and spa gift certificates; local outdoor activities; and many other services and goods featuring local businesses. All net proceeds will go directly to Meg’s Smile. http://www.westernwakewomansclub.org/calendar/2016/5/20/annual-fundraising-event-for-megs-smile-foundation

1st Annual STEMmy Awards
May 25, RTP HQ
This will be a special night of recognition for local youth serving nonprofits, industry partners, mentors and students. Winners from several categories will be presented with a “Golden Gear Award” and will have the opportunity to network and hear from guest speakers.
Learn More: https://files.rtp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/STEMmys-Info-Packet.pdf

1 Million Cups
Each Wednesday, The Frontier
Let’s share some coffee together! Come out and join your fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and startups-at-large for Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups. The Research Triangle Park will be hosting Kauffman Foundation’s 1MC each Wednesday at The Frontier. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, visit http://www.1millioncups.com./rtp

Share The Ride, NC!
May 26, The Frontier
HR managers, this one’s for you! Enjoy lunch on the RTP on May 26th while learning about how to answer tough questions from employees or recruits about how to get around the Triangle without a car.
Click here to RSVP.

The Bridge Bazaar
June 2, The Frontier
Reward yourself at our Spring makers market on The Bridge at The Frontier! This event will feature a cadre of local crafters and artisans at a convenient location in the heart of RTP. Whether you’re on the hunt for a birthday gift, wedding shower present, and or just need to indulge in some retail therapy – we’re here for you! The Bridge Bazaar coincides with The Frontier’s weekly Happy Hour, so grab a drink and head to the 3rd floor for some shopping fun! As an added bonus, a portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the National Inclusion Project!
Find Out More: https://www.rtp.org/event/the-bridge-bazaar/

Innovate Raleigh’s 3rd Annual Innovatours
June 3, Downtown Raleigh
Get ready for the 3rd Annual Innovatours! Two pop-up marketplaces will be packed with 65+ businesses, bars, music, and interactive stops. Attendees will also be able to take a walk on a curated map of brick and mortar businesses, as well as co-working spaces, that will have their doors open, ready to welcome you. It’ll be a ‘choose your own adventure’ First Friday like you’ve always dreamed. Featuring a food village curated by OrderUp Raleigh, as well as craft cocktails and beer from TOPO Distillery, Naked Turtle Rum, and Lonerider Brewing! A live DJ, Shutterbooth North Carolina photo booth + more!
Find out more: http://innovateraleigh.com/events/2015/12/15/3rd-annual-innovatours