Get tested for lead
Wake Environmental Services encourages parents to have their children that are under the age of 6 tested for exposure to lead with a simple blood test at their family pediatrician. The ES lead poisoning prevention program helps to test and respond to lead poisoning cases. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and at very high levels, seizures, comas, and death. For more information visit cdc.gov/nceh/lead or wakegov.com/envirohealth/lead.
Great Public Places
Pullen Park has been nominated as one of the “People’s Choice” options for “Great Public Places” in N.C. by the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association. Through May 9, residents can vote at GreatPlacesNC.org for their favorite place in North Carolina. The finalist will be recognized as the “People’s Choice.”
A spring carnival for children with special needs will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh. Events will include a petting zoo, crafts and prizes, will hot dogs and popcorn available for purchase. For more information, visit SpecialAtBrooks.org.
• A health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 13251 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The fair will include a collection of various healthcare and wellness professionals from in and around the Wakefield area of Raleigh. Screenings and food vendors will be available. Visit facebook.com/wakehealthfair.
• A Health & Wellness Fair will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Raleigh Boys Club, 605 North Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh. The fair will feature HIV/STD education and screenings, blood pressure testing, nutrition healthy living, yoga, sustainability resources, diabetic education and more. Call 252-367-7111 to become a vendor or donate.
A real estate investing seminar will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suit 90, Raleigh. The free seminar will cover the fundamentals of residential real estate investing. Visit AmyBonis.com to register.
North Regional Library events
North Regional Library hosts events each month. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.
Forums at the WELL
The Wade Edwards Foundation will host community forums at the WELL, 714 Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh. The forums begin at 3 p.m., and are free. For more information, contact Jessi Rogers at 919-856-9233 or at email@example.com.
City of Raleigh forums
The City of Raleigh will hold informational forums concerning the future of the city from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the City of Raleigh Urban Design Center, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Call 919-996-4635 for more information.
Museum of History events
The North Carolina Museum of History hosts educational events year-round for all ages. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.