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This edition is sponsored by Raleigh Convergence
Live, first-person storytelling is a rich tradition to build empathy, understanding and community between neighbors.

That tradition is at the heart of our new live storytelling series, Converging Stories, which will have its inaugural night at Transfer Co. Ballroom on Feb. 10.

Today, we're excited to announce the storytellers for the first event, Converging Stories: The First Love, from Raleigh Convergence x Transfer Company. 

Storytellers have been coached to tell their true stories of first love by Converging Stories founder Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen and experienced storyteller Alexus Rhone. 

Meet the storytellers:

Alexus Rhone, the founder of Truth Meet Story, LLC, is a writer, producer, and artistic theologian committed to expanding empathy one story at a time.

With over 20 years experience working in the corporate sector customizing workshops and branded events, and coaching creative and true, first-person storytellers for live events, her professional roster includes GANNETT/USA Today Network, Lutheran Hostel, City of Phoenix, and City of Dallas/Office of Arts and Culture.

Connect with her on Facebook @AuthorAlexusRhone, on Instagram @Lex-unshackled, on Twitter @UnshackledProd or on her website.

Dana Phelps is the owner of Clairemont Communications, a PR agency in downtown Raleigh celebrating its 10th anniversary.

She’s the mom of a soon-to-be famous filmmaker and a big black dog. Dana lives in a pink house and drives a pink car. She loves dancing and working on interior design projects. You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @blah2voila

Sharon Desjarlais is a certified hypnotherapist and business coach who specializes in helping powerful women discover their deepest calling — and dissolve their biggest blocks — without wasting any more time. When she’s not romping around with her granddaughter Amelia, she can be found sipping hot chai in downtown Cary and pinching herself at how lucky she is to live in such a beautiful place. Connect with her on Facebook.

Mackenzie Ames is a freelance writer in Raleigh who loves jotting down her thoughts, both quirky and serious. When she’s not writing, she’s enjoying any number of Netflix selections with her beloved corgi mix, Maggie. Find her on her website.

Converging Stories: The First Love

When: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7-8 p.m. program, Monday, Feb. 10

Where: Transfer Co. Ballroom, 500 E. Davie Street

Tickets: $10 on Eventbrite (All ticket sales go to support Raleigh Convergence). 

Additional info: Some content in the stories might not be appropriate for younger listeners. 
Message from Raleigh Convergence

We're so sure Friday sponsorships will work for your event that we're putting it on special. [get the sponsorship kit]
Ways to celebrate local ideas, arts, communities and events this week:

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: Southeast Raleigh Community Engagement Strategy Session, Part 3. This session for Southeast Raleigh residents and stakeholders is on financial literacy and entrepreneurship, to help the community build wealth for itself. [register]

SATURDAY: Krispy Kreme Challenge. What started as a dare between NC State students is now a true Raleigh tradition that raises funds for the UNC Children’s Hospital. You can still run if you don’t want to eat all the doughnuts but if you're doing the full challenge, here's how it works: You start and end the 5-mile race at the Memorial Belltower on the NC State campus. But halfway through, you’ll consume a dozen original glazed doughnuts at the Person Street Krispy Kreme before running back. [register]

SATURDAY: Register to vote during breakfast at Transfer Co. Food Hall. Grab a Benchwarmers Bagel and fill out your voter registration! Registration from 8:30-11 a.m.

SUNDAY: Super Bowl parties. Wherever you are in Raleigh, there's plenty of parties. Hibernian Pub in Glenwood South and in North Raleigh off Falls of Neuse Road will have drink and food specials while you watch the game.  Kings Dining & Entertainment in North Hills will have bowling, entertainment, food and drinks. They're accepting reservations. The Craft Beer Cellar in Cary is hosting a potluck-style party

WEDNESDAY: Current Wellness Tidal Movement Pop-Up. This movement class is "where yoga meets strength training." $15 suggested donation. [register]

THURSDAY: Singles Night at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Mingle with community-minded single people while you volunteer from 6-7:30 p.m. Walk over to Mordecai Beverage Co. after you volunteer. [info]
💗 The Raleigh Convergence's ideas for your free time? Please forward this to a friend!

Plan on these events coming up later in the month and further out.

FEB. 7: NCMA's Museum After Dark. [info]

FEB. 8: African-American History Symposium. [info]

FEB. 10:
Converging Stories: The First Love, from Raleigh Convergence x Transfer Company. [tickets]

FEB. 22: North Carolina Museum of History Young Associates Masquerade Gala. [tickets]

FEB. 23: WINi 2020. [tickets]

MARCH 5: Making Raleigh: The Local Cocktail, from Raleigh Convergence x Watts & Ward. [tickets]

MARCH 19-22: Art in Bloom 2020. [info]

MARCH 29: Brunch Moore Market. [info]

Highlighted items are events organized by Raleigh Convergence.
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