The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Gregg Gelb, starts up its 2012 -13 school-season in little over a month and registration for auditions is now open. Auditions will be on 9/4 & 5 at Marsh Woodwinds, 707 N. Person St., Raleigh. Go to http://www.philharmonic-association.org/ to register. On the left side of the website homepage click on For Participants / Auditions / Registration.
Mast General Store--I like looking at the old fashioned candy, etc. but they also have a huge selection of camping gear and clothing by brands like Columbia and Patagonia, all in a very cool store. Several locations.