Relay for Life birthday
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Raleigh’s Leesville/Brier Creek/RTP area will host an overnight birthday celebration for cancer survivors Friday, May 30, at Leesville High School, 8409 Leesville Road, Raleigh. The event will celebrate all the birthdays cancer survivors have had since their diagnosis. The highlight of the evening will be the luminaria service, a candlelight vigil held at nightfall to honor survivors and those lost to cancer.
Health fairs• 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.
Pet a Pony
Pet a Pony day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. Participants can pet a pony, learn about horse health and care, watch show jumping and watch a farrier at work. Admission and parking are free. Visit NCHJA.com.
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.
3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28: Transform a mason jar and recycled book pages into a rustic candle holder. All materials provided, ages 16 and up.
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.
June 18: The Future of Solid Waste Management in Raleigh: Bianca Howard, community education specialist for the City of Raleigh’s Solid Waste Services Department, will explore how waste will be managed in the future.
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.
10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29: Storytime in the Gallery will include a tour of a gallery and a history-related story about transportation. Ages 3 and up.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31: Saturdays in the Garden will give participants the chance to tour the “History of the Harvest” exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza.
10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 3 and 10: Time for Tots: Skiffs, Sharpies and Sailing Ships will let children discover different kinds of boats and make a sailing vessel to take home. $1 per child.
10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4: History Corner will give children ages 6-9 the chance to investigate the photo exhibit “Stagville: Black & White.” Ages 6-9 with adult. From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., History Hunters will give children ages 10-13 the chance to explore the same exhibit.
3 p.m. Sunday, June 8: Music of the Carolinas will feature The Gravy Boys.
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 11: History à la Carte will feature the exhibit “Stagville: Black & White.” Bring your lunch. Beverages provided.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Make It, Take It will allow participants the chance to make their own mixed-media picture to take home. Internationally known mixed-media artist Alyssa Hinton will be present during her Artist at Work program during the same time.
2 p.m. Sunday, June 15: Watch “Cedars in the Pines,” the documentary film that led to the current exhibit about Lebanese immigrants that moved to North Carolina.
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21: Pirates, Ahoy! will give children ages 5-8 (with adult) the chance to hear tales about Blackbeard and other pirates, as well as make crafts and challenge a real pirate to a sword fight.
1 p.m. Saturday, June 21: Art Pottery Roadshow will feature three different authorities on the art pottery movement in N.C. discussing how different potters’ styles have changed and evolved through the years.