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Here’s what’s happening now:

President Joe Biden is stopping in Raleigh on Thursday to encourage people to get COVID-19 vaccines. [ABC 11]

What else to know: 

Livable Raleigh, a community group with two former council members, is organizing a meeting to potentially challenge the city council's election-related actions. [News & Observer

You won't hear cicadas this year... but you will hear a large number in 2024. [Spectrum]
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Converging Topic:
Miss Monday's event? Catch up on our sustainability conversation on composting.
Thanks to Kat Nigro, VP of Experience for CompostNow, for talking through composting for different levels of knowledge!
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🌱 Learn more about Converging Topics here, or read past stories on Raleigh's climate action plan and how to help map urban heat.
Briefly, 

A new challenge course and playground
will be celebrated this morning in Southeast Raleigh. Raleigh Parks and the Carolina Panthers will have a ribbon cutting at Barnwell Road Park for the Play 60 Challenge Course, which includes "a timed 40-yard dash, a traverse wall, floating boards, and other obstacles to challenge agility." [city site]

Big League Waffles and Scoops will have a grand opening 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Street Food Hall. How it works: Start with a Liege-style waffle, made from a sweet dough, and then add fruit, a drizzle of Nutella, chocolate or caramel syrup, or a scoop of ice cream. Or, have all three. Milkshakes or scoops of Homeland Creamery ice cream are also available. [menu] h/t [@experience_raleigh]

Libations 317 opened earlier this month at 317 West Morgan Street with a full list of chips and dips, Chef Gregg Hamm's take on classic sandwiches, tacos, salads, nachos and jumbo hot dogs. Another specialty: desserts, including "homemade cakes, brownies and bars, banana pudding and homemade ice cream," managing partner Chandler Carmichael shared. 

The menu also includes a serious brunch menu (12-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday). Besides offering cocktails and several beers on tap, Libations 317 will offer unique wines. [site]

Designed for Joy will open in Downtown Raleigh this summer at 517 W. Cabarrus St, Suite A. A soft launch in July will be followed by a grand opening Aug. 20. The Gateway Plaza location will be open until December. [TBJ]

Country artist Rissi Palmer is on Rolling Stone's Future 25 list. [INDY Week]

Art classes for adults and kids are available at the Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh beginning in mid-July. [info]

Duraleigh Road Community Library is open again after renovations, which include a new floor plan and an "upgraded children's programming space." [info📚
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