Good Neighbor of the Year Award
The Wake Forest Human Relations Council is seeking youth and adult nominations for the sixth annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award, which recognizes Wake Forest residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
Forms are available at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and can also be downloaded from the town’s website. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. For details, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/goodneighborday.aspx or contact Human Resources Director Virginia Jones at 919-435-9491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free yoga class
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The Raleigh Yoga Center offers a free yoga class from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Reservations are required. For details, go to www.raleighyoga.com or call 919-856-1390.
Square dancing classes
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will offer Modern Western Square Dancing for youth and adults from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. The cost is $10 per month for ages 12-18 and $20 per month for adults age 19 and older. Register at wakeforestnc.recdesk.com or in person at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
Pet a Pony Day
The eighth annual Pet a Pony Day will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. Children of all ages can pet ponies, learn about horse health and watch show jumping and a farrier at work. Admission and parking are free. For details, go to www.nchja.com.
Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden will host Backyard Birding classes throughout the year at 5217 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. Classes are $10 per session. To register, go to conta.cc/1CRGcDS or call 919-878-8877.
▪ 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11: Learn about water features you can add to your garden to help birds stay cool and hydrated.
▪ 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3: Find out what to leave and what to take out of your garden while cleaning it up for the year.
Pork Out at Lafayette Village BBQ Contest and Festival!
Lafayette Village and Savory Spice Shop will present the third annual Pork Out at Lafayette Village BBQ Contest and Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Twenty teams will compete for the People’s Choice award. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will go to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Lafayette Village is located at 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh.
Sing-A-Long Movie on The Green
The Green at Lafayette Village will present a free sing-along version of “Grease” at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. Feel free to dress the part, and bring new socks to donate to Note in the Pocket. For details, call 919-714-7447.
An Electric Run will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. For tickets and details, go to electricrun.com/raleigh-durham.
Annual meeting at Poe Center for Health Education
The Poe Center for Health Education will host an annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 24, at 224 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh. The event will recognize incoming and outgoing board members as well as community members who contribute to children’s health and education in North Carolina. Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-meeting-2015-tickets-16699083408. For more information, email email@example.com or call 919-231-4006 ext. 306.
HIPPY Home Instruction
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a free home literacy program for low-income English- and Spanish-speaking families with children ages 3-5. Materials, supplies, curriculum and activities are provided. For details, call the Family Resource Center of Raleigh at 919-755-6959.
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