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Here’s what’s happening now:

Local budgets approved

The Raleigh City Council approved the next city budget (fiscal year 2022) on Monday. [News & Observer] 
+ Previously, what the budget includes: []

The Wake County Board of Commissioners also approved the next budget, which includes funding for Wake ThreeSchool (Pre-K for some qualified 3-year-olds), affordable housing funding and the new Sandy Pines Preserve. []
What else to know:

NC is a 'mature minor doctrine' state for vaccines, "meaning that there is no specific age cut-off but providers have discretion to decide if a minor possesses the maturity to consent for themselves." [Kaiser Policy Watch]

The Best Baby Zone Town Hall, which brings together Southeast Raleigh community members and organizations to address Black infant loss, is 6 p.m. Wednesday. Virtual. []
Raleigh Jobs:

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🌱 Curious about composting? 

In our Converging Topics survey on Climate Change + Sustainability, a top area of interest is learning more about sustainable living, such as composting. So, we’re co-hosting a virtual lunchtime event on Monday, June 21, with Raleigh-based CompostNow

Kat Nigro, VP of Experience for CompostNow, will share a short how-to on composting and answer some of your questions.

❓ Share your questions by noon Monday here:

This event will be virtually live on Zoom and hosted by Raleigh Convergence editor Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen.

🗓️ Registration is required for this free event. Like with all our content, this event will be concise, smart, and include actionable information in a short 45 minutes. 

More parks facilities re-opening, more programs: The Town of Cary announced that most parks and culture facilities that have been closed will re-open next week, including The Cary Theater (with its first showing June 24) and the Bond Park Boathouse. Full list here.

In Raleigh, more fitness classes are added at Brier Creek, and Zumba moves inside at Greystone Recreation Center.

Urban Pothos, a new locally-owned plant shop, will have its grand opening 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday at 714 W. Peace Street in Raleigh. [@urbanpothos]

Black Farmer's Hub is hosting a new Vegan Wednesdays menu with dishes from Eden's Vegan & Vegetarian Dining. This week the plate is vegan BBQ ribs, rice and beans, fried plantains and greens with onions. Order by 6 p.m. Tuesday (today) for Wednesday lunch pickup. [site]

Triangle Restaurant Week is going on now-Sunday, with prix fixe menus at local restaurants. In Wake County, there are options in Raleigh, Apex, Cary and Morrisville. On each location's page you can see if the special is available for takeout, as well. [site🍴
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