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The week ahead: Jingle Ball, Capitol tree lighting

Posted December 8, 2014

19th annual Jingle Ball sponsored by Capital City Clauses was held 12-6-12 at Marbles Kids Museum Raleigh NC. Part of the Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer program, the goal was to collect over 5500 toys. Photo by CHRIS BAIRD

— Check out our list of events to help get you through the workweek: 

Monday 

It is a perfect day to take in the Starring North Carolina! exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History. There are props and costumes from "Iron Man 3," "Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Bull Durham" and more! Tickets start at $6.

Tuesday 

The musical "Annie" opens at the DPAC. The Broadway classic runs through Sunday. Tickets start at $30.

Wednesday

The Capital City Clauses will hold the 21st Annual Jingle Ball at Marbles Kids Museum from 6:30-10:30 p.m. This event is always so much fun and it helps raise money and collect toys for The Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer program. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more or $30 cash or check to get in.

Get into the holiday spirit with "A Christmas Carol" starring Ira David Wood III. The show plays Raleigh Memorial Auditorium through Sunday and then the DPAC Dec. 18-21. 

Thursday 

The Governor and First Lady will light the state Christmas Tree during a ceremony at the State Capitol. After, visitors will be invited inside the Capitol for an open house. Also, the Junior Woman's Club of Raleigh will hold a holiday festival featuring music and children's activities on Union Square, in museums and at Bicentennial Plaza. The fun starts at 5 p.m. 

Friday 

Vivian Howard, star of PBS'  "A Chef's Life" and owner of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, will be at Southern Season in Chapel Hill for to do cooking demos, sign autographs and  meet with fans. She will be there from noon to 3 p.m. and will also be chatting about her line of gift baskets for the store. 

 Check back on Thursday for our list of best bets for the weekend, and for even more picks for each day of the week check out our Best Bets Calendar!

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