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. The Raleigh Yoga Center is located at 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. A reservation is required. For details, go to www.raleighyoga.com or call 919-856-1390.
The Greater Raleigh National Association of Women Business Owners will host a mentoring workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Roper Bookkeeping, 242 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Mary Michele Nidiffer will talk about “dressing to impress.” Registration costs $15 for nonmembers and $10 for members and community partners. Register at www.nawbo-raleigh.org.
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Free eyesight and hearing screenings
The Wake Forest Lions Club will host its bi-annual eyesight and hearing screening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Wake County Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest.
Civil War Symposium
The City of Raleigh Museum will host a symposium to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at 220 Fayetteville St. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To find out more, go to cityofraleighmuseum.org/civil-war-symposium or call 919-996-2220.
Holy Yoga will host a yoga class from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. every Monday and from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Grace Community Church, 6561 Meridian Drive, Raleigh. The class is free, but donations are accepted. Bring a towel or mat. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Raleigh Retired Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s University will host a Scholarship Pancake Fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Applebee’s, 501 E. Six Forks Road, Raleigh. The cost is $7 per person.
Casino Night and Silent Auction
STOMP The Monster NC will host a Casino Night and Silent Auction from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Raleigh Country Club, 400 Donald Ross Drive, Raleigh. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at http://tinyurl.com/STOMPSpeakeasyCasinoNight. STOMP The Monster NC is a nonprofit that provides financial support and other assistance to patients undergoing treatment for all types of cancer.
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.
American Music Festival
The Raleigh Boychoir will host the annual American Music Festival on April 17 and 18. Dr. Carol Krueger will direct the Raleigh Boychoir and the Millbrook High School Men’s Choir and the Heritage Elementary School Chorus in a joint performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. Secure a ticket to the free concert by April 3 at http://amf2015.brownpapertickets.com/.
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.
Volunteers are needed to help at the event between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and a meal. Sign up online at www.lupusnc.org, email email@example.com or call 877-849-8271, ext. 4.
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.
Tuxedo Cat Ball
SAFE Haven for Cats will host the annual Tuxedo Cat Ball at 7 p.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.
Community Yard Sale
CenturyLink will host a community yard sale to benefit the Franklin County Relay For Life from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, in the company parking lot at 14111 Capital Blvd., just north of Wake Forest. Yard sale spots are $20 each, with all money raised going to Relay For Life. To reserve a spot, contact Stacey Arnold at 919-229-4431 or Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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