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"Civil War Tribute"
09-12-2015 to 09-12-2015 - Honoring the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the deadliest war in American History, the concert features music of the period, as well as American Salute by Morton Gould, and the Theme from the movie Gettysburg.

10th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration
09-19-2015 to 09-19-2015 - This family-oriented event includes a fun children's scavenger hunt activity, live music and dance, story-tellers, community displays, hand-craft demonstrations and sales, antique vehicles, farm tool displays, food vendors and more! For all ages, free! Preregistration is not required.

"Gems from Drawer 1"
09-11-2015 to 09-11-2015 - The band stores its music sequentially in about 16 filing cabinet drawers. Most recent concerts have featured music from the later drawers to be filled. But its time to go back, find the real musical gems from the bands early years. There are Sousa marches, wedding dances, Schubert ballet music, von Supp Overtures, circus music from King and others, polkas and much more.

16th Annual Caniac Carnival
09-20-2015 to 09-20-2015 - Join the Carolina Hurricanes for the 16th Annual Caniac Carnival presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. The Caniac Carnival, which will take over the outside and inside of PNC Arena, will feature activities for fans of all ages, including a free Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage, an autograph session with Canes players, 10-15 food trucks, inflatable rides, interactive games and booths, a kid's zone, sports area, live band, appearances by Stormy and the MyEyeDr. Storm Squad and more! Admission and parking are free, and the event is open to the public.

24th Annual Dog Olympics
09-19-2015 to 09-19-2015 -

Come enjoy the family dog, cheer canine athletes, celebrate the human/animal bond and help raise funds for and awareness of the plight of homeless dogs by attending the 24th Annual Dog Olympics! Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes are invited to participate in athletic and non-athletic competition such as Limbo, Musical Sit, Howling Contest, Longest Tail, Roll Over Rover, High Jump and the Frisbee Toss. A new competition this year is a demonstration ring for the youngest canine handlers to be able to present their pet's skills. Among the scheduled demonstrations are Flyball with Officer Phil Humphries and Robby of the Cary K9 Unit, Dog Gone Fast, Canine Good Citizenship Testing with Helping Paws International and a demonstration by Triumphant Tails. The Raleigh Kennel Club will once again operate a free microchip clinic (one pet per family) with trained personnel implanting a microchip that can be scanned with a handheld device ensuring a lost dog will be returned to its owner. An Olympic Village will feature 13 shelters and breed rescue groups, canine health information booths including the CVM Seizure Studies Program, NCSU Libraries, more than 20 vendors offering canine-related goods and services and food trucks. The annual Dog Olympics is a great family day and provides an excellent opportunity to further socialize well behaved dogs as well as an opportunity for a family considering adding a pet to the home to observe all breeds of dogs and talk with their owners and representatives of various rescue groups.

Admission for owner and competing canine athlete is $5 with the cost covering an entry fee for one event and access to a digital photo of the canine champion on the Olympic platform. Each additional event and photo is $2. Admission for owner and a non-competing dog is $3. Admission for an individual is $1 while children age five and younger are free. All proceeds support the rescue groups in attendance. Rain date is Sept. 26.



"Miserere mei deus: Music of Remembrance at the French Court"
09-27-2015 to 09-27-2015 - A joint concert with the members of the Concentus Carolina Choral Ensemble. Music to include selections from Concert pour quatre viols and Miserere by Charpentier, Missa pro defunctis by Du Caurroy and Miserere by Delalande.

2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt
09-12-2015 to 09-12-2015 - Have an adventure in your own backyard as you discover history, art, parks and greenways, town venues and locally owned businesses. Learn what makes Cary a great place to live, work and play all in one hilarious team-bonding day! Enjoy a party at the finish with food, entertainment and free raffle drawings including a two night stay at the Mayton Inn and jewelry from Stonehaven Jewelers. First place wins $250 cash and a trophy! Second and third win cash and trophies too!

2015 Sport Horse National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show
09-15-2015 to 09-20-2015 - Sport Horse Nationals celebrates its thirteenth anniversary in 2015, and benchmarks thirteen years of incredible horsemanship and continued growth as AHA's bright new show. It is the only Sport Horse show offered by a breed association. From dressage to hunter jumper to pleasure carriage driving and much, much more, come see some of the best horse athletes in the industry.

Hopscotch Design Festival
09-09-2015 to 09-10-2015 -

Hopscotch Design Festival-a partnership between New Kind and Hopscotch Music Festival-gathers thinkers, makers and storytellers to share ideas and foster conversations about how design is shaping the future. It features national and local presenters who work across graphic design, urban planning, user experience design, technology, architecture, music, food, film and more. Hopscotch Design Festival will feature more than 30 interactive sessions, workshops and parties in multiple venues in downtown Raleigh, Sept. 9-10.



SPARKcon 2015
09-17-2015 to 09-20-2015 - SPARKcon is an interdisciplinary creativity, art and design festival produced by the non-profit creativity incubator, Visual Art Exchange, in Raleigh, N.C. For four days, Raleigh's Fayetteville St., public spaces, clubs and stages will be filled with art, music, dance, film, fashion, design and more. SPARKcon showcases local cultural richness through an open-source approach to collaboration and cross pollination. It's completely grass-roots and by the people for the people!