November News:  Travel, Tastings and Holiday Market! 
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Travel with RSC in 2017

During this 30th anniversary year, you’ve learned much about Raleigh’s Sister Cities; now it’s time to experience these cities by traveling.  A Sister City exchange allows you to stay with families, enjoy cultural sites and events guided by our Sister City counterparts, and immerse yourself in the local culture - and maybe learn or improve your language skills!   City Committees are currently exploring travel opportunities to the following cities.
  • Compiegne - Adult exchange Spring 2017 to enjoy the May Festival, the Chateau, the Royal Forest and much more in this historically rich area
  • Rostock - Adult Bicycling exchange Summer 2017 starting in Copenhagen and cycling south to Rostock- urban and rural cycling promised!  
  • Hull- Adult Arts and Historic resources exchange September 2017 with a focus on both professional development and attending performances and events as part of the UK 2017 City of Culture festivities
Each City delegation is limited to 20 participants and usually lasts for 4-6 days in the host city. City committees will hold interest meetings in December and January. To learn more: Contact us
November 5 RSC Cycle Group ride honors Compiegne.  Rides begin at 9:00 a.m for 25 miler and 10:00 a.m. for 10/12 miler.   Weather looks good.  Both rides will begin at Aldert Root Elementary School parking lot,  2800 block Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh.  After the ride, we will enjoy lunch at the French brasserie Coquette at North Hills.   These friendly paced rides are primarily on the Greenway.  Check our Facebook page for updates, particularly weather alerts.  Helmets, sunscreen and water bottle are recommended.

RSC’s Annual International Holiday Market will be held as part of Raleigh’s Christmas Parade, November 19, 9 a.m.- 12:00 noon.   Find us on the parade route at the Campbell Law School Parking lot, 225 Hillsborough Street.  Serving hot drinks, delicious baked goods and sweet treats and holiday crafts. Sponsored by the Rostock Committee.  Proceeds support educational and scholarship projects.
Don't miss it
November 4, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm
City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville Street
Featuring German music, food, cider and beer tastings, with some variety to highlight the diversity of our Rostock Sister city whose ship harbors have seen many a visitors and merchants from far off places.  There will be activities for children and a silent auction to support student travel scholarships.  This event is free and open to the public.  Donations will be welcomed.

Being held as part of Downtown Raleigh’s First Friday in conjunction with RSC’s “Voices from our Sisters”
Compiegne Armistice Commemoration and Wine Tasting
Click here to purchase tickets
Friday, November 11, 2016

6:00 am -- Veterans Day Run and Wreath Laying Ceremony
NC State Bell Tower, Hillsborough St
In partnership with the NC State University ROTC
No fees, parking available along Hillsborough Street.

6:00 pm -- 3rd Annual Great Franco/American Wine Challenge
City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville Street
A blind tasting of select French and American wines. French and North Carolina cheeses will be served.
$35 for Raleigh Sister Cities members; $50 per person for non-members
(includes a year membership in Raleigh Sister Cities).  To purchase a ticket:

The Compiegne Committee honors the friendship between the citizens of Raleigh and the citizens of Compiegne, France where 98 years ago, the Armistice was signed ending the hostilities of World War I in Europe. The Bell Tower was built as a memorial to the 35 members of the Raleigh/NCSU community who gave their lives during WWI.

COR Museum is hosting “Voices From Our Sisters”, a multi-media exhibit about each of our Sister Cities. A special presentation will be given featuring a heart-warming account one Raleigh citizen played in France in WWI.

Enjoy the beauty of Kenya with an original work of art.   RSC is pleased to offer for sale four paintings by Leah Odero, a professional artist living in Nairobi, these paintings were originally displayed in the exhibit “Art from Raleigh Sister Cities”.  Ms. Odero is allowing us to sell them.  All four paintings will be displayed, and available for purchase ($150 and up), at the silent auction during “Rostock Night at the Museum. 
HULL CITY TIGERS (Raleigh) FAN CLUB - Join this loyal group to watch the Premier League Hull City Tigers take on the best football (that’s soccer to us Americans!) clubs in England.
Next match:  Saturday, November 19 Hull v Sunderland, 10:00 a.m. London Bridge Pub, Hargett St, downtown Raleigh.  Don’t forget to wear orange!
As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, RSC relies on your dues to fund our programs and events including culture nights, educational partnerships, special exhibits, and travel exchanges and hosting.  Please click here to become a 2016-17 Supporter of Raleigh Sister Cities.

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