Triangle Oktoberfest, Haunted Carolina Events, Family Day @ the JetPort

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FESTIVAL SEASON. Triangle Oktoberfest takes place at Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Friday, October 6, 5–10 p.m. and Saturday, October 7, noon–8 p.m. Enjoy 40 German and seasonal beers, traditional Bavarian foods, live music and more. The event benefits Apex Sunrise Rotary Club, Meg’s Smile Foundation and other health, hunger and humanity causes.

FOODIE NEWS. Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is October 2–8. Participating restaurants will offer specials not offered at any other time. The event includes 24 restaurants with a variety of cuisine specialities. Close to 90% of the restaurants are locally–owned and independent, making downtown Raleigh a destination for unique food experiences. Mandolin, located at 2519 Fairview Road in Raleigh, will begin offering Sunday dinner beginning October 8, and Saturday Brunch beginning October 21. Make a reservation here.

TRUE CRIME. Take part in an historical true crime author talk and trolley tour around downtown Raleigh with authors and Oakwood Cemetery historians Bruce Miller and Robin Simonton on Saturday, October 7. The tour runs from 4–6 p.m. The authors will discuss their latest publication, “Life and Death in High Places: A True Story of Family, Scandal, and Homicide.”

HAUNTED CAROLINA. Wake County Public Libraries will host “Haunted Carolina: The ‘Spirit’ of the Law” in two upcoming events with The Ghost Guild that delve into the world where the paranormal intersects with the law. The events take place at Morrisville Community Library on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. and Holly Springs Community Library on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. The Ghost Guild will explore peculiar courtroom incidents and occurrences that have taken place. Speaking of The Ghost Guild, check out the latest Talk of the Triangle podcast, which features members of the guild along with Ira David Wood III.

SPOOKY FLICKS + SIPS. Unscripted Durham is celebrating spooky season by turning its rooftop pool deck into a “dive-in” theater from 6–9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this month. Enjoy festive scenery, spooky cocktails, Halloween-inspired snacks and cool October nights on the rooftop with cult-classic films. Movies scheduled for this weekend include “The Addams Family” on Friday, “The Witches” on Saturday and “Donnie Darko” on Sunday. Spooky sips include The Witches Brew (prickly pear, gin, citrus, Lillet Blanc, soda), The Trick (rye, banana, crème de cacao, sweet vermouth, lemon) and The Time Warp (tequila, Midori, lime, agave, triple sec, black salt). Also, every Tuesday–Thursday, 3–8 p.m., Unscripted Durham will show episodes of “The Twilight Zone” and host a Halloween party on Saturday, October 28, 1-6 p.m. with a DJ, costume contest and more. 

Spooky season has arrived and Jujube is creepin’ it real with their Corpse Reviver cocktail, which features London Dry Gin, Lillet Blanc, orange liqueur and freshly squeezed lemon juice with a Black Brandy Cherry garnish. The Corpse Reviver cocktail will be available for the month of October, so sip it while you can! 

BLING EVENT. Jewelry company Charles & Colvard (170 Southport Drive, Morrisville) will host the Charles & Colvard Family & Friends Holiday Shopping Event on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Enjoy a festive atmosphere where jewelry lovers can explore a curated selection of jewelry in time for the holidays.

CELEBRATE FLIGHT. Family Day @ the Jetport, an annual community aviation celebration, returns to Raleigh Exec Jetport on Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., at 700 Rod Sullivan Road in Sanford. The event features aircraft displays, a Bandits Flight Team flyover, community group exhibits, food trucks and more. Kids can enjoy aviation-related games, have their photos taken as pilots and see a bucket truck and Tesla electric car. More than a dozen airplanes and helicopters will be on display. 

TALKING POINTS. The Poe Center for Health Education hosts Guy Talk: Parent/Trusted Adult & Son Workshop on Saturday, October 7, 9–11 a.m. The talk will equip boys with accurate age-appropriate information designed to help with healthy growth and development. Workshop topics include changes during puberty, the reproductive systems, proper nutrition and hygiene, and online safety. Tickets are $30 per pair.

Also, the Poe Center for Health Education, located at 224 Sunnybrook Road in Raleigh, will host a Muffin Mystery cooking camp on Monday, October 9, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Campers ages 10–15 will lead a tasty STEM experiment as they use the scientific method to prepare and experiment with making blueberry muffins. They will also learn how food substitutions and the impact on food flavor and texture. Registration costs $25 and includes all baking materials and lunch.

GRAND OPENING. Fresh International Market (10341 Moncreiffe Road, Raleigh) will host a grand opening on Saturday, October 7. Enjoy discounts, promotions and live entertainment. The grocery store offers a wide selection of Asian groceries and ingredients, ready-to-eat meals and desserts from various cultures. 

TOP EMS HONORS. Wake County Emergency Medical Services’ Internal Paramedic Program, which prepares emergency medical technicians for jobs as paramedics, has earned national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. It’s the first time an EMS system in North Carolina has received the honor. The program provides current EMTs with classroom instruction, practical lab sessions and clinical experiences.

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