Cooking oil and grease collection
The city of Raleigh will collect unwanted grease and cooking oil through Jan. 15. Residents and places of worship can dispose of used cooking oil by placing it at the curb. The waste will be converted to biofuels. To arrange for pickup and for more information about the program, call Solid Waste Services at 919-996-3245.
Wake Up Wake Forest
Wake Up Wake Forest, a new information series to keep residents up to date on community topics, will kick off at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Mark Vitner, a senior economist for Wells Fargo, will talk about trends in the economy.
Future sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 (managing growth in Wake Forest) and Tuesday, Sept. 12 (transit’s impact on the business community).
Each event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St. The cost is $10 (plus tax) per seminar or $25 (plus tax) for all three. Tickets are available online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-up-wake-forest.aspx or at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St.
The Ladies Philoptochos Society at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host a Taste of Greece event from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9, at 5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. Admission is free, and meals will range from $6 to $13. All proceeds will go to charity. For information, call 919-781-4548 or go to www.holytrinityraleigh.org.
Summer job information sessions
The city of Raleigh will host three information sessions during the winter break about summer jobs and how to apply for them:
▪ 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at John Chavis Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Blvd.
▪ 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 29 at Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Road
▪ 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4 at Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road
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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 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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