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Field Trip--"Go Raleigh" Bus Ride, Brewery Bhavana, & WRAL Azalea Gardens

  • Mission Valley Shopping Center 2233 Avent Ferry Road Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States (map)
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  • When: Thursday, April 5th beginning at 10:15am
  • Where: Meet at the Mission Valley Shopping Center bus stop (Mission Valley Shopping Center is at the intersection of Avent Ferry Road and Western Boulevard. The bus stop is on Avent Ferry Road behind the movie theater.
  • Cost: $1.25 for bus fare each way plus the cost of your lunch (Seniors ride for free on the bus.)
  • RSVP: Email Pat Butler at

Enjoy a spring outing with League members and experience Raleigh's growing mass transit system. We will meet at Mission Valley Shopping Center, ride the bus to Moore Square Station, enjoy lunch at Brewery Bhavana, and return by bus to Mission Valley. Those who wish to be awed by the beauty of the WRAL azalea gardens may visit them before going home. (This is a members-only event.)


GoRaleigh Transit

Hop aboard and experience our growing mass transit system. Bus fare is $1.25 each way. The ride is free for seniors 65 and older. Seniors must have a driver's license or other identification to ride free. Seniors may also obtain a free pass at Moore Square if they wish.


Brewery Bhavana

Experience one of Raleigh's most talked about restaurants. Brewery Bhavana is a dim sum restaurant, craft brew pub, flower shop, and bookstore all in one space! Bon Appetit named it one of the top ten new restaurants in the nation in 2017. Forbes named it one of the coolest places to eat in the world in 2018.

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WRAL Azalea Gardens

The Gardens opened to the public in 1959 and surround the television studios on Western Boulevard in Raleigh. Capitol Broadcasting founder A. J. Fletcher personally oversaw the installation of a thousand azaleas to create the original Gardens, and the Gardens have expanded in size and plant varieties over the years.