October 2021, Issue II
Exquisite Creatures: The Art of Christopher Marley graphic with blue, white and purple butterflies surrounding the exhibit name
Now Open: Exquisite Creatures at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
A much-awaited special exhibition at one of the state's most visited attractions, artist Christopher Marley's Exquisite Creatures is a vibrant exploration of art, nature and human need to connect with the outside world. Don't miss this! GET DETAILS
Favorite Fall Hikes in the Raleigh Area
Wooden boardwalk in a lush, green forest
The great outdoors are still great. These wooded retreats make for some of the Raleigh area's best hiking spots (and there's still time to plan an expedition in search of fall colors!). SEE LIST
Spark the Arts: Performances Not to Miss This Fall
Photo of a theatre production of Cinderella | Children in horse costumes are pulling a pumpkin-shaped, round carriage as Cinderella waves to the audience
Lights? On. Curtains? Drawn. Stage? Ready! Spark the Arts is a campaign designed to safely bring people together to lift spirits and celebrate the return of performing and visual arts. Find out more and see a full calendar of arts events for the fall season. SEE CALENDAR
Eater Carolinas: Sunny Gerhart's St. Roch is One of Raleigh's Most Exciting Restaurants
A plate of oysters with toppings surrounding them
Months after a devastating fire, chef Sunny Gerhart has reopened his downtown Raleigh restaurant, adding even more New Orleans influences to the menu. Here's a tasty look at what it took to bring one of the area's most highly reviewed restaurants back to life. READ ARTICLE
Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol Returns to the Stage, Dec. 9-12
A photo of a snarling Scrooge in A Christmas Carol theatre performance
Perhaps the Raleigh area's most beloved holiday tradition, Ira David Wood III's iconic production of A Christmas Carol has been performed annually since 1947, delighting more than a million guests in that time. Tickets just went on sale for this year's event (and they typically sell out quick!). GET INFO
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Family Favorite! Kooky Spooky Halloween Party at Marbles Kids Museum, Oct. 29

Families can visit Marbles Kids Museum for a ghoulish good time! Experience the magic of Marbles after dark with activities like Ghoul School, Mad Scientist Lab, Monster Mash Dance Party and more. DETAILS
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has been hard at work deploying new safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for new distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE

Mask Requirements in Effect: Most of Raleigh Area
Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. READ MORE

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