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NoRa's 5th NoRa-versary Sunday May 26th

Schedule of Events - Sunday May 26

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7:00 am - Noon

Free Drip Coffee

Enjoy a free cup of NoRa's Community Cup blend from Carrboro Coffee Roasters on us

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7:00 am - ???

Free NoRa-versary cake

Enjoy a slice of anniversary cake on us while they last.

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Tasting and Information Session

Presented by Lane Mitchell from Carrboro Coffee Roasters

Join us in the Wanderlust bookstore for an informative session on several types of coffee.  Hear from Lane Mitchell, Relationship Manager and Coffee Queen from Carrboro Coffee Roasters as she walks you through the differences in beans and how to appreciate the differences.

NoRa Waffle

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

NoRa-versary Waffle Special

Enjoy NoRa's almost-world famous Liege waffles made especially for our 5th NoRa-versary celebration.  Get them for 50% off from 11 am to 2 pm.

Brew - puppy

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Puppies on the Patio

Courtesy of Cause for Paws

Come for some puppy therapy as Cause for Paws brings some furry friends to snuggle.

Umbrella drink

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mocktails on the Patio

Presented by Umbrella

We are proud to partner with Umbrella who will be serving a fantastic selection of non-alcoholic drinks on our patio. Cool off with some zero-proof drinks at the hottest spot in North Raleigh.

NoRa-versary champagne

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Champagne" Toast

Actually it's sparkling wine and a free glass is available to all who want to toast NoRa's five year NoRa-versary.  

Sparkling cider will be available to all those under 21 or who prefer something non-alcoholic

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6:00 pm - Close

Flights of Wine

Enjoy a flight of three wines (1.5 oz pours of each) for the special NoRa-versary price of $5.  Choose from any of the eight wines we have on tap.


NoRa-versary Raffle

NoRa-versary raffle

NoRa's annualy NoRa-versary Raffle 

to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Buy a raffle ticket here or at NoRa for a chance to win 


or one of other prizes provided by 

  • Videri Chocolate Factory
  • Strong Arm Bakery
  • Nancy Arehart Photography
  • Freshly Baked by Meg
  • Groovy Duck Bakery
  • Wicked Weave’s Candle Studio
  • Mon Macaron
  • Carrboro Coffee Roasters
  • Wanderlust Books
  • Dog-Eared Books
  • NoRa
  • and more...

All proceeds from raffle tickets will be donated to

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

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The rules, term, conditions and other stuff

Raffle tickets may be purchased at NoRa or online here for $35 each.

Winners will be chosen on May 27th.

Grand prize winner will receive one non-alcholic drink per day at NoRa.  Drink may be any NoRa-made drink of any size and with any modifications.  Grand prize winner will be able to claim one free drink each day through May 31st, 2025.  Only winner may claim drink.  Unused drinks do not carry-over.

Winners will be notified starting on the 27th at the number listed on the raffle ticket.  

All money from raffle tickets will be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.


NoRa Duck

NoRa's Lucky Duck Contest

Buy a 5th NoRa-versary Duck on our anniversary to enter the Lucky Duck contest.  One winner will be chosen.  Winner will be able to create a new drink to be offered at NoRa for two weeks.  Winner will name the drink and will receive it for free during the two weeks it is offered at NoRa.

Winner will also get to select the charity or non-profit of their choice and NoRa will donate a portion of the profits from all purchases of the drink during the two weeks.

The fine print.... NoRa must approve the name of the drink.  Winner is eligible for one drink of their custom-designed drink each day during the two weeks it is offered.  Drink must be non-alcoholic and made from ingredients NoRa already has in stock.  NoRa reserves the right to keep the drink as an option after the two weeks.  The free drink offer and charitable contribution is only valid during the initial two week offering.