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Here’s what’s happening now:

The rate of confirmed cases in Wake County dropped again in the last week to 25 cases per 100,000 people from 29/100,000 people. This rate is a rolling 14-day average.

There are now no K-12 or childcare clusters in Wake County.

The median weekly growth for COVID-19 cases in Wake County ZIP codes, compared to their totals, dropped again. Last week, it was 0.17%, this week it’s 0.16%.

The percent of tests that are positive in Wake County is at goal level for the sixth week in a row. This week the rolling 14-day average in Wake County is at 1.4%, up slightly from 1.3% last week.

Congregate living facilities in Wake County dropped again, to 4 outbreaks. Two facilities saw increases in cases. Keep reading: [RaleighConvergence.com]

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Datebook:
6 ideas for your weekend and beyond
🎤 CreativeMornings with Courtney Napier: Catch the virtual morning talk with Courtney, writer, journalist, founder of Black Oak Society and antiracism coach, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Friday. [register]

📚 Redbud Writing Project and So & So Books Grand Opening: The gala (level of fanciness up to you) opening of the bookshop and writing project on Friday will begin with a student reading at 6 p.m., a ribbon cutting at 7:30 p.m., poems to order from Ina Cariño, drinks, conversation and more. 719 N. Person Street. [RSVP]

🛍️ Hartwell Morning Market: The new space will host a market with the Raleigh Night Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, catch 20 local makers and get a sneak peek inside the Hartwell, 620 W. South Street. [@hartwellraleigh]

🍻 Triangle Beer Co. grand opening party: The new Cary brewery site, from the same folks behind Cotton House brewery, will host a full day and evening of activities, beginning at 12 p.m. Saturday. Live music, 16 beers inside and beer stations outside, food from their own Craft Concepts Kitchen, vendors and more. [FB event

🍾 Bubbles and Brisket, a foodie event from the North Carolina Food & Beverage Podcast, is happening 2-6 p.m. Saturday at V Pizza in Cary with brisket from a number of Triangle area chefs. The brisket will be paired with sparkling wines. [tickets]

🏳️‍🌈 Pride is a Highway: The LGBT Center of Raleigh is closing out Pride Month with a socially distant car parade celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities. $50 per festively decorated vehicle, or you can attend for free at Dorothea Dix Park. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. [info]
 
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Two Roosters is Food & Wine's pick for the best ice cream in North Carolina. The list mentions the recent musician flavor series and the "memorable Roasted Strawberry and Honey." [F&W]

Sassafras All Children's Playground at Laurel Hills Park, one of Raleigh's largest playgrounds, is re-opened. [GoAskMom]

Peace & Saint, a new craft cocktail, hookah and plates spot at 616 St. Mary's Street will have its grand opening Saturday. [site]🍹
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