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Every Kid Healthy Week
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
Join us in celebrating the 5th Annual Every Kid Healthy™ Week April 24-28. Launched by our partners at Action for Healthy Kids in 2013, Every Kid Healthy Week is a time when schools, students, parents, and community members come together to recognize their school’s wellness achievements through fun and interactive health-promoting events.
Download this resource for ideas on how to celebrate. For more information on how to get involved and additional resources to help you plan an event, go to #EveryKidHealthy
‘Family Farm Lunch’ at Well Fed Community Garden @ Well Fed Garden
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Check out the first ‘Family Farm Lunch’ at the Well Fed Community Garden!

Tickets can be purchased here :

Adults $10 Children $7.50

The Family Farm dinner will include tour of garden, a short cooking class, a nutrition aspect with a Meredith College Nutrition Student, some garden activity… and a pizza lunch!!   

Family Farm Lunch poster

More information can be found here:


ACES Too High: Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Address Trauma and Reduce Health Disparities @ Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

NC Behavioral Health Disparities Initiative Training Series
ACEs Too High presented by Kelly Graves, PhD., HSP-P

This training is designed to introduce the concepts and implementation of trauma and trauma-informed care as well as how trauma and health disparities are related. Research and clinical evidence documents that trauma informed approaches to the delivery of behavioral health services includes an understanding of trauma and an awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services and populations. It involves thinking about trauma in different ways and altering service practices to create a therapeutic environment that provides opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control, empowerment and balance in their lives. Given that toxic stress and trauma have been linked to an increased likelihood of a variety of physical and  mental illnesses, increasing the utilization of trauma informed practices can help to reduce health disparities.

Registration opens at 9:30; lunch is included. Register here. Space is limited.
Questions about registration? Contact Ashley Lentz at 336-716-1482,



NC Public Transportation Community Workshop @ Research Triangle Foundation
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

May 4, 2017

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


Research Triangle Foundation

Meeting Rooms A&B


NC Public Transportation Community Workshop @ Research Triangle Foundation
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

May 4, 2017

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Research Triangle Foundation

Meeting Rooms A&B


This May, stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and para-transit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians.

The workshop will be free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend.


Oaks and Spokes Bicycle Festival: Capital City Ride @ Dorothea Dix Soccer Park
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Capital City Ride

Friday May 5


Dorothea Dix Soccer Park, 75 Hunt Dr

Ride and mingle with government officials, City employees, and your fellow Raleigh citizens. This year’s ride will travel along low-stress streets and greenways, and finish at the State Capitol building where light refreshments will be served.


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Oaks and Spokes Bicycle Festival: Raleigh Bikes Art Show @ Morning Times
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Raleigh Bikes Art Show

Friday, May 5th


Morning Times, 10 E Hargett St

This art exhibit will be part of the First Friday gallery tour, and will feature paintings, photos, sculpture, sketches, prints, and crafts that highlight cycling culture. The show will be on display throughout the month of May.

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Oaks and Spokes Bicycle Festival: Bike MS Picnic & Ride @ Anderson Point Park
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bike MS Picnic & Ride
Saturday May 6

For the first time Oaks and Spokes is partnering with Bike MS and Team On Draft for a celebratory event to kick-off Bike Month. We will be offering a 25 mile greenway ride with Team On Draft as well as a Grocery Grab with Oaks and Spokes, followed by a group picnic.

Oaks and Spokes Bicycle Festival: Marbles Kids Museum Bike Rodeo @ Marbles Kids Museum
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Marbles Kids Museum Bike Rodeo
Saturday May 6

This is a fun family event that inspires healthy physical activity, introduces cycling education to kids of all ages, and encourages families to practice new skills that they can continue to enjoy together at home.


Oaks and Spokes Bicycle Festival: 7 Murals + 7 Stories @ The Cardinal Bar
May 7 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm


7 Murals + 7 Stories
Sunday May 7

Join us for a slow afternoon ride between 7 of Raleigh’s amazing murals.The ride at will end at King’s Barcade for 7 Stories, a monthly story-telling event. We will stop at each mural for some fun photos and background on the mural. This will be a great ride for all ages and abilities.

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