The Raleigh Rescue Mission is hosting a coat drive through Oct. 21. The group is collecting all types of cold-weather gear, espcially sizes extra large or bigger, and blankets. Donations can be dropped off at the Raleigh Rescue Mission Store and Donation Center, 4700 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. Monetary donations are being accepted online at https://raleighrescue.org/donate/form/donate. For more information, contact Lauri Para at 919-828-9014 ext. 150 or Ronstadt Manuel at 919-878-7117.
Special needs programming survey
The town of Wake Forest is asking for input on special needs programming offered by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department. Residents can take a 10-minute survey online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/specialized-recreation-survey.aspx through Oct. 31. For more information, contact Kelly Schurtz at 919-556-7093 or email@example.com.
The Wake Forest Police Department’s annual turkey drive is underway. Monetary donations will be accepted through Saturday, Nov. 9. Donations of frozen turkeys may be dropped off at the Wake Forest Police Department from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at 225 S. Taylor St., Wake Forest. Turkeys will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m Monday, Nov. 21, at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. For more information, contact Officer M.W. Sattler at 919-795-7270.
The town of Wake Forest and the Senior Information & Networking Group of Wake Forest will host the Dementia Friendly America Statewide Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St. Online registration is required at www.wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-friendly-america-conference.aspx. The cost is $20 and includes lunch and refreshments. For more information, contact Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quail Hollow Swim Club will host Craft Creations from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20; 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. Handmade goods will be featured. Admission and parking are free.
The town of Wake Forest will offer four free walking tours of its historic district at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, and at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 16. The tours will start at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414. N. Main St. Space is limited to the first 12 participants. To register, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-historic-district-walking-tours.aspx. For more information, contact Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or email@example.com.
Fall foliage tours
Participants can take part in a free one-hour fall foliage tour at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Registration is not required. For more information, call 919-435-9560.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will sponsor its annual Halloween Spooktacular from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. The event is for children ages 12 and younger. For details call 919-435-9560 or go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/halloween-spooktacular.aspx.
Rams Scare Run
Rolesville High School will sponsor a 5K, costume race and scare walk starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The cost is $10 for the walk and $35 for the competitive race. Register online at www.ramsscarerun.weebly.com.
Christmas parade applications
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Wake Forest Christmas Parade. They are available online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-christmas-parade.aspx and at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 15. For more information, contact the Downtown Development Office at 919-435-9416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rolesville will host a Fall FunFest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday, Oct. 22, on South Main Street. The event will feature crafts, food vendors, live music and more. To register and for more information, call 919-554-6852 or go to http://rolesvillenc.gov/town-departments/parks-recreation/special-events/.
Run for You
The second annual Etix Run for You 5K will be Saturday, Oct. 29, in front of Run-n-Tri Outfitters, 11831 Retail Drive, Wake Forest. The event will benefit several charities. Participants can donate used shoes for local school children, toiletries for local teens, gently used books for local veterans and their families and also pajamas. For registration and details, go to www.MilesIntoSmiles.com.
‘The Road to Getting Published’
Author Donna Campbell will present a workshop titled “The Road to Getting Published” from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Nov. 14 at Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson. To register, go to http://www.vgcc.edu/coned/personal-interest.
The Rolesville Police Department will host its first Hero 5K and Superhero Mile on Saturday, Oct. 22. The 5K race is open to all ages, and the Superhero Mile is for ages 12 and younger. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero. All proceeds from the event will benefit Shop with a Cop. For more information, call 919-556-7226.
Christmas Historic Home Tour
The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present the Christmas Historic Home Tour from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Advance tickets are on sale now for $18 online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/christmashometour.aspx and at several area locations. For more information, contact Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or email@example.com.
Chat with the Chief
Rolesville Police Chief Bobby Langston will host “Chat with the Chief” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle, Rolesville. Langston will discuss the police department, and residents can share their thoughts.
Flag-raising committee seeks names
The Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Committee is seeking names of deceased veterans who may be honored during monthly flag-raising ceremonies through October. To be eligible, veterans must have joined active duty in Wake Forest, died in Wake Forest or served as a member of a Wake Forest veterans’ organization. Contact Pete Lambert at 919-529-3018 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/memorial-flag-raising-ceremony.aspx or contact Bill Crabtree at 919-435-9421 or email@example.com.
Holy Yoga class
Holy Yoga Raleigh hosts a free yoga class from 6 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of each month in the gym at First Presbyterian Church, 112 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Donations are accepted.
Free yoga class
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 offers 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.
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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