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.
Safe Haven for Cats events
▪ SAFE Haven will host a $30 cat adoption event March 20-22 at 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh. For details, go to safehavenforcats.org.
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▪ SAFE Haven will host the annual Tuxedo Cat Ball from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, April 24, at North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Tickets are $100 per person or $160 per couple and include dinner and two drinks per person. To learn more about the event, go to tuxedocatball.org.
Injury prevention screening
Raleigh Orthopedic will offer free injury prevention screenings during March. Contact Dawn Stanton at 919-863-6834 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
SPCA dog walk
The SPCA of Wake County will hold its K9-3K Dog Walk to benefit homeless pets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Moore Square, 221 S. Blount St., Raleigh. For details and to register, go to spcawake.org or call Darci VanderSlik at 919-531-2088.
Wake Forest will host a public reception to honor retiring Town Manager Mark Williams from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.
Walk to End Lupus Now
The Lupus Foundation of America, N.C. Chapter will host the annual Walk to End Lupus Now: Raleigh on Sunday, April 19, at N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus, 851 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh. Check-in begins at 1 p.m., and the walk is set for 3 p.m. There is no registration fee, but each walker is encouraged to raise $100 or more. To register, go to WalkToEndLupus.Kintera.org/Raleigh.
Dine 4 Autism
Dine 4 Autism, a fundraising and autism-awareness event, will be Tuesday, April 21, across the Triangle. More than 40 restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support local people affected by autism and their families through local, volunteer chapters of the Autism Society of North Carolina. For a list of participating restaurants, go to www.dine4autism.com.
Special Needs Resource Fair
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department will sponsor a free Special Needs Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest. The event will include professional vendors who specialize in providing services to children and adults with special needs. For more information, contact Recreation Program Superintendent Monica Lileton at 919-435-9563 or email@example.com.
Used book sale
Friends of the Wake Forest Library will hold its annual used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Ledford Center, 120 South Wingate, on the campus of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. For more information, go to www.friendswakeforestlibrary.org.
Meet in the Street
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for vendors, nonprofits and downtown merchants for the 2015 Meet in the Street on Saturday, May 2, in historic downtown Wake Forest. Festivities will include dozens of artisans’ booths featuring handcrafted goods. For details, go to WakeForestNC.gov.
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, April 25: Learn about which native plants are good for birds and beneficial insects, and which bugs can be useful to have around the garden.
▪ 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.
Wake Forest Charity Car Show
The third annual Wake Forest Charity Car Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in historic downtown Wake Forest. The free event, presented by Wake Forest Downtown, showcases classic and antique automobiles, including custom, muscle, sports, pony, classics, street rods and custom trucks. There will be live music, food trucks, a Model T assembly demonstration, door prizes and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit local organizations, including the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, Purple Heart Foundation of North Carolina and Miracle League of the Triangle.
Car registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the intersection of South White and Elm streets. A $20 entry fee is required. For details, go to www.WakeForestDowntown.com.
Chronic disease self-management
A workshop on chronic disease self-management will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through April 8 at Spring Arbor of Raleigh, 1810 New Hope Road, Raleigh. The workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Donna at 919-630-8794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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