After a month-long break, the Raleigh Flea Market reopens this weekend. Come browse hundreds of vendors as the Commercial and Education buildings and the grounds are transformed into the largest flea market in the area. The market is open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursday, the N.C. State chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual fundraising banquet in the Scott Building. Event includes dinner, annual membership, raffles, live band and information on the conservation of North America’s wetlands and wildlife. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; event hours are 6:30 -11:30 pm. Reservations required.
- Also Thursday, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc. will hold its Candlelight Reflections ceremony at the Waterfall next to Dorton Arena. The ceremony honors those living with Alzeheimer’s disease and their caregivers, and remembers those who have died. The program starts at 6:30 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday, the Raleigh Ringers will host the Capital Area Handbell Festival. Hundreds of ringers from across the region will be on site for handbell clinics and workshops. Saturday, the ensemble will perform a free public concert at 4 p.m. in the Scott Building.
- The 68th Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza is Friday through Sunday in the Graham Building. The event includes more than 125 exhibitors featuring quality antiques and old collectibles. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.50 per day or $7.50 for a weekend pass. Discount admission coupon available online.
- At the Hunt Horse Complex, the “Jump for the Children” Show will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital. This show offers U.S. Equestrian Federation “AA” rated hunter and show jumping competition each day. Shows start daily at 8 a.m. and admission is free except for Saturday night. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.
- One Tribe Fest 2014 will be Saturday in the Holshouser Building. This event showcases local artisans and businesses, crafters, natural products, jewelry, holistic healers, intuitive readers, as well as healing crystals, angelic art, sacred music, drum circle and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission $5. Ages 12 and under are admitted free.
- The Southern Winter Bridal Show is Sunday in the Martin Building. This is a specialty show for the Southern bride. Admission is $5 and hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Finally, the 30th annual Train & Railroadiana Show and Sale will take place in the Expo Center Saturday and Sunday. The model railroad show, sponsored by Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club, will feature elaborate model train displays and vendors selling a variety of items. Doors are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 and covers both days. Discount admission coupon available at www.nrvshow.org.