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Here’s what’s happening now:

Walk-in hours at Wake County Public Health vaccine clinics are now available, the county announced Monday.

While making an appointment is still recommended, you can walk in or drive in to any of the four current locations. [keep reading]

Message from Raleigh Convergence Jobs:
Raleigh Jobs:

Your Raleigh area job could be posted here in front of engaged locals!

There are two ways to get your open job listed in Tuesday newsletters for the life of your 30-day job posting:
  • Post a job for $30 on our jobs board (no membership required) [post]
  • Become a corporate member and job postings are included once per quarter (supporter corps), once per month (premium corps) and twice per month (champion corps). [info]
Converging Topic: Climate Change + Sustainability
In April and May, we're examining local climate change action and sustainability! [Converging Topics]

Some readers mentioned that you want to learn more on how to get involved. We've compiled 7 upcoming events (including some kid-friendly activities!) and groups actively looking for members!
🏗️ Building sustainability virtual event: The City of Raleigh is continuing its conversations around the Community Climate Action Plan [overview], this time focusing on buildings. 12 p.m. next Tuesday, May 11. [register]

🐝 Pollinator Palooza: Learn about pollinators (who are affected by climate change and help sustainable ecosystems) in a family-friendly program at Lake Lynn Community Center in Raleigh. You'll learn how to make your own home garden more hospitable to pollinators such as bees and butterflies, and get seeds to take home. 4:30 or 6 p.m. May 13, $7/child. [register]

🌿 Friends of the Walnut Creek Wetland Center: This group, by Partners for Environmental Justice, is looking for Southeast Raleigh community residents who can attend their meetings, advocate for the park, create a unified vision and contribute to its newsletter. [sign up]

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Explore potential commuter rail stops

GoTriangle published a new website about the planned commuter rail, which includes an interactive map of proposed stations (though nothing's final yet). 

🚆 Catch up: Commuter rail and a better bus system (bus rapid transit, connectivity) are key components of 2030 Wake Transit Plan. [explained]

The 37-mile route runs from Garner through Raleigh, Cary and RTP to West Durham. The frequency could be 40 runs per day, the scenario most likely for federal funding. 

🚆 What's new: The survey results from earlier this year show reliability, helping mitigate car traffic congestion and connectivity are the top priorities.

The proposed station map includes key connectivity details, such as nearby bus lines, park and ride options, sidewalk availability.


Boutique food hall, Craften, is planned for Knightdale by NC F&B podcast host and industry veteran Max Trujillo and entrepreneur Kip Downer.

Unlike food halls you're used to, you order from your phone and the food from food hall vendors arrived to your table by a server.

The first four vendors for Craften in Knightdale are 
Poblanos Tacos, Fiori Trattoria, The Corner Venezuelan Food and Finca Burger, Raleigh magazine reports

Live in Cary and want to have input? The application period for town Boards, Commissions and Committees is now open until June 30.

These include the Economic Development Committee, Environmental Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission, boards on parks and culture, public art and more. [info]

Learn more about the Devereux Meadow Park at a virtual open house this Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Downtown Raleigh park is the former site of a baseball field and use could include Greenway connectivity, walking trails, open space and/or historic interpretation. [register]

What's in Wake County's proposed budget: Wake County Manager David Ellis presented a recommended budget to the Board of Commissioners last night.

The News & Observer has an overview, and you can give your input until 5 p.m. May 18. 

Get your headshot updated and support local volunteer nonprofit Activate Good with Photos for Good, this Saturday at Loading Dock. Make sure to book your session soon! [info] 📸
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