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Unconditional: Baby Adam's Story
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000

In recognition of Orphan Sunday, the orphan care ministry is excited to host Jessica and Raja Paulraj to share their family's adoption story! 

In 2011, Baby Adam was born in India with Bartsocas-Papas Syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that caused him to have multiple complex medical problems. Jessica & Raja worked at the hospital where Adam was abandoned, and felt God calling them to adopt him despite the enormous challenges that lay ahead. For more on Baby Adam's journey, check out the Paulraj's blog here.   

Join us on Saturday, November 8th to hear Jessica & Raja share about this journey and God's faithfulness.  We'll talk about the call to Christians to care for orphans and fatherless, especially the children who are costly or difficult to care for.  We'll also have opportunities to learn about fostering and caring for orphans beyond adoption, as well as a chance to connect to resources offered through the orphan care ministry like our Lifesong Fund and mentoring program.

When: Nov 8, 2014 9:30:00 AM to Nov 8, 2014 11:30:00 AMin Durham, North Carolina

Live Happy! Learn About Becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist! Cary, NC
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:30:00 +0000


Come and see what the buzz about Stella & Dot is all about! As featured in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, this hyper growth company is enabling a new kind of success for busy women with a professional, flexible, profitable home based business. Bring a friend and learn about how you could start your own part or full-time career as a Stella & Dot Stylist.  Stop by and see the jewelry while we talk about a savvy, stylish business opportunity, Part time, full time or sometimes~ Stella & Dot can be worked into & around your everyday life.
Please RSVP by Oct 28, Thanks! 
Can't make it but would like to set up a private appointment to learn more about this opportunity? Contact me! 
Jennifer Cullen, Associate Director

 Here's a great video about the opportunity!


When: Oct 29, 2014 12:30:00 PM to Oct 29, 2014 1:30:00 PMin Cary, North Carolina

Not Alone: A Discussion with Emily Letts
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Emily Letts will share the story of filming her own abortion. She will discuss why she filmed it, what happened after, the responses, and what impact she hopes the video will have. She will also discuss her organization notalone.us and its work to end abortion stigma and shame.

When: Nov 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM to Nov 6, 2014 12:00:00 AMin Wilmington, North Carolina
Cost: Free and open to all

The Phantom of the Opera
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:30:00 +0000

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will launch a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.”

This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

Part of the 2014-2015 Broadway Lights Series.

When: Feb 4, 2015 7:30:00 PM in Charlotte, North Carolina

Holiday Sparkle Party with Nora & Nicky's
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000

Join us for our Holiday Sparkle Party

at Nora & Nicky's! 

Enjoy sparkling wine, dessert, fashion and friends as we celebrate an exciting time of year.

We are moving in a new direction and what better way to share with you than over a glass of vino! Get the first look at new arrivals, including local products like Metamorphosis, Zass Designs, SAF Organics, and Catching Fireflies, and more.

Find the perfect holiday gifts while enjoying an unforgettable evening. In addition to fashion, browse the talented artwork of local artist, Cynthia Viola. 

We look forward to celebrating with you.

Guests are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you!



When: Nov 6, 2014 5:00:00 PM to Nov 6, 2014 7:00:00 PMin Raleigh, North Carolina

"Remembering PEARL", An Afternoon of JAZZ!
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +0000

You are invited to "Remembering PEARL", An Afternoon of Jazz featuring the music of Kahlil Kwame Bell. It has been one year since our  Beloved PEARL SHELBY-SHARPE transitioned. She LOVED JAZZ and was one of the first people in Durham to recognize and support the music of Kahlil Kwame Bell almost 25 years ago. Since their initial meeting, Kahlil has traveled the world performimg with music greats Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross, Ashford and Simpson, Prince, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Abby Lincoln, Ron Carter, Russell Gunn, Erykah Badu, Common and numerous others. As a master Percussionist, Composer, Arranger and Teacher, Kahlil's talents can be heard on over 100 recordings of  genres from Jazz & World Music to R& B & Hip Hop. PEARL was a Great Lover of high quality musical artistry and was in attendance at BLUE COFFEE when Kahlil released his 6th CD,      " DUALITY ".  From his first Independently released CD, "Gift of Forgiveness" to 7th and latest " IN FLIGHT " Kahlil's music delivers. So please join us at BLUE COFFEE CAFE. What better place to remember and honor our dear Sister and Friend!!!




Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Muna's House of H.O.P.E.

(919) 308-3556



Blue Coffee Cafe

(919) 688-2233

When: Oct 26, 2014 4:00:00 PM to Oct 26, 2014 6:00:00 PMin Durham, North Carolina

ART 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century--"Secrets"
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Cameron Art Museum continues its participation as a screening host for season seven of the Peabody Award-winning PBS series ART 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century (http://www.art21.org/season7/) , the longest-running television series on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. The second in the four-part series is "Secrets" facilitated by CAM's Museum School Director, Donna Moore and featuring artists Elliott Hundley, Trevor Paglen and Arlene Shechet examining the roots, aesthetics and nature of their artistic process. Join us for the rest of the series: Thurs. Oct. 30 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm "Legacy" and Wed. Nov. 5 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm "Fiction". Art 21 season seven premieres nationally on PBS beginning Friday, October 24, check your local listings.

When: Oct 29, 2014 12:00:00 AM to Oct 29, 2014 12:00:00 AMin Wilmington, North Carolina
Cost: Free and open to the public

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:30:00 +0000


When: Oct 28, 2014 8:30:00 PM to Oct 28, 2014 11:30:00 PMin Charlotte, North Carolina

Meet & Greet Stoplight Party for 20s & 30s! Food Buffet, Drink Specials!
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000

Come join in on Awesome Random Adventures next Meet and Greet... we're going to do one of our Stoplight Parties! This has been by far the most requested event and easily one of the most well liked events we've ever put together. Come spend a Friday Night doing a fun social mixer with Charlotte's best 20s and 30s social group. You're going to get a food buffet for the 1st 2 hours, free cover to multiple Uptown Bars and Restaurants, prizes, drink specials, huge stack of $25 Gift Cards will be raffled off (Several Hundred Dollars Total Value), icebreaker games to help everyone mingle, an afterparty with a free drink, and a whole lot more. This event is going to be a Meet and Greet, Speed Networking/Meeting, and a Similar Concept to a Lock and Key Party all rolled into one amazing event. Most those events cost around $25-$30 each and they don't include food, a Free Drink, great after parties, and don't have any where near the attendance we get for our events.

Our last Stoplight Party was a huge success with hundreds of people attending and this will be even better! It's been a couple months since our last one and can't wait to do another one! Whisky River is going to add more Icebreaker Games this time to help everyone mingle.

Drink Specials that night are $2.50 domestics, $4 Wells, and $5 You Call Its.

For those of you not familiar with a Stoplight Party... it's a party where you will get a wristband that's either Green, Yellow, or Red. The concept is the color green means that one is single. Red means that one is in a relationship, or not looking for one. Yellow may mean "unsure" or "maybe," The purpose of a stop light party is to decrease the apprehension associated with approaching people at parties. It also serves the purpose of providing an easy indicator of one's unavailability. The color codes derive from the traffic light signal colors indicating red for stop, yellow for caution/slow down, and green for go.

About the icebreaker games: These are designed to help everyone get to know each other better but you're not required to join if you don't want to. It's great for people that get a little nervous going to events (especially if it's one of their 1st). Whisky River is going to have several icebreaker games setup with all of them designed to help everyone mingle.



7-8pm is our Pre-party with appetizers from Whisky River... these guys always do an awesome job for food at our events and I'm looking forward to what they'll offer this time.

8-10pm Social Mixer. We will have icebreaker games, competitions, and a few other things to help everyone mingle and meet some new people. Raffle at around 10pm to give away a huge collection of $25 gift cards plus some additional prizes I'll be posting soon. Grand Prize Winner will receive a Gift Card Package to several Epicentre venues!!!

10:15-11pm Moonshine Fest at Rooftop 210. This is our 1st afterparty and it's completely optional. Show your wristband at the check in table and get a ticket to Moonshine Fest for only $5! You'll get to sample several different kinds of moonshine. You don't have to participate if you'd rather skip it that's perfectly fine. We've done a few fest's like Cider Fest and these events always get great reviews from our members.

Afterparty: Tilt on Trade is giving everyone with a wristband their 1st drink FREE. We will get there around 11:15pm and hang out for a hour or two.

Then we will move over to Suite to end the night... they're offering us Free cover with your wristband. 


What's included:

Appetizer Buffet from Whisky River

 Appetizer Coupon for a future visit to Whisky River

Free Drink at Tilt on Trade

No Cover into Suite

A chance to win Gift Cards from several venues in the Epicentre.

Add all those up and it's going to be another fun night for everyone who comes out and I hope you join us!


Cost is $10 and will cover everything needed to do run the event, staff to host it, wristbands, party props, drink specials, food buffet, Free drink at our Tilt afterparty, discount ticket to the Moonshine Festival, and it'll help put together a Grand Prize Package for the winners. You can either paypal the money to me at bradlyevans@gmail.com or you can do $10 cash at the event.

This is a paid event so please be aware of that before you sign up. You'll need to pay for a wristband in order to participate. Cost is $10 whether you show up late, whether you only want to do some events, whether you want to go home early, whether you want the food buffet or not, etc. The only other cost would be if you wish to get a ticket at Moonshine Fest.

Random Questions I've got on this event: You don't have to be single to attend this event. I didn't want to exclude anyone looking to be more social or make new friends. Whisky River is going to help us promote the event and that'll help bring in additional people. So you can meet a lot of new people in 1 night. I'll post more info on the afterparties soon but it will definitely include free cover wherever we go. Free Cover, Food, and your 1st drink free at Tilt alone are worth more than the $10 price of admission.

The party is easy to find... just walk into Whisky River and ask for the stoplight party. We should be in the private room on the left side of Whisky River. We will have a check in table for you to get your wristband.

When: Nov 21, 2014 7:00:00 PM to Nov 21, 2014 11:30:00 PMin Charlotte, North Carolina

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:00:00 +0000

The ADODI-SOUTHERN REGION will host the FOURTH ANNUAL WINTER RETREAT during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Weekend. The theme is "Embracing Your Uniqueness and Embodying Our Stengths..." There will be empowerment affirmation sessions, workshops, talent sharing, & fellowship. This is an alcohol & drug free weekend.

The Adodi-Southern Region consists of the 16 Southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, & West Virginia.

Registration package includes Reception (Friday)Lunch & Dinner (Saturday); & Conference Materials. For those individuals not needing accommodations, the registration is $75. Those individuals needing accommodations, the registration is $195 (double) & $295 (single). Breakfast is included with the hotel accommodations.

The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, January 16 @ 7:30pm. The Closing Event will be on Sunday, January 18, 10:00am-12:00noon.


Adodi is dedicated to the mutual acknowedgement, acceptance, appreciation, & affirmation of same-gender-loving men of African descent. Our purpose is to foster & encourage the self-discovery, validation, empowerment, & liberation of all members of our diverse community. We provide a safe space to same-gender-loving men of African heritage who seek a better understanding of their own spirituality, self-expression, & sexual identity. During the last 26+ years, same-gender-loving brothers have gathered under the banner of ADODI to affirm, celebrate, & honor themselves & each other.


Spiritually Guided

We seek alignment with the Divine Energy that unites & centers all our spirits @ the beginning & closing of all we do.

Honesty, Openness, & Clarity

We stand personally responsible for communicating thoughts and feelings in a sincere & concise manner. We clearly & fully articulate our ideas, suggestions, insights, & needs while being mindful of our body language.

Sensitivity to Feelings

We utilize active listening as a means of respect, acknoweldgement, & validation of the feelings or viewpoints expressed & implied by our brothers, whether or not we agree with them. 


We reach out to support  & assist each other in a caring & effective manner. When coming face to face with each other around sensitive & challenging issues, we always address each other from a place of love & openness to facilitate healing & intimacy, versus aggression & antagonism which leads to hurt & distance.


We take collective care, within the bounds of all we do, to allow space for individual members to achieve closure on matters discussed, while monitoring the process & the time constraints. When necessary, we can establish a specified time & setting where unresolved matters can be further explored.

The Five A's:

Acknowledge, Appreciate, Affirm, Accept, Ache'

We use The Five A's as ideal dynamics when responding to each other.

When: Jan 16, 2015 5:00:00 PM to Jan 18, 2015 12:00:00 PMin Charlotte, North Carolina