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.
Civil War discussion
Historian Mark Bradley will talk about “The End of the Civil War in North Carolina” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Daniels Auditorium at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 Edenton St., Raleigh. The free event is sponsored by the Raleigh Civil War Roundtable. Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information, go to www.raleighcwrt.org.
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Folk dance workshop
Folk dance instructor/choreographer Ira Weisburd will present a dance workshop, “Folk Dances From Around the World,” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Glen Eden Pilot Park, 1500 Glen Eden Drive, Raleigh. The workshop is open to the public and is suitable for dancers of all levels. A $10 donation is suggested. For registration or other details, contact Vicki Ryder at email@example.com or 585-314-1413.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Workshop
The Triangle Bicycle & Pedestrian Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 17, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2620 East Weaver St., Durham. There will be an optional lunch and Durham bike tour after the workshop. Register online at content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCRALEIGH/bulletins/fc71c9.
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/.
Forum on homelessness
The city of Raleigh Human Relations Commission will host an open forum on “Homeless and Housing” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, at Marsh Creek Community Center, 3050 New Hope Road, Raleigh. For more information, contact the Community Services Division of the Housing and Neighborhoods Department at 919-996-6100.
2015 City Livability Tour
WakeUP Wake County will host a tour of downtown Raleigh from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The tour starts at the Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St. Map pickup begins at 1:30 p.m. The tour is co-sponsored by the city of Raleigh and local businesses. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Tickets and more information are available at www.wakeupwakecounty.org. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-828-3833.
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.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina will host the annual NAMIWalks on Saturday, May 2, at the Dorothea Dix Campus in Raleigh. The event is a 2.4-mile walk to raise awareness and support for people living with mental illness. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. To register, go to namiwalks.org/northcarolina. For more information, call 919-788-0801 or email Robin Kellogg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garden Walk at Bedford
The first Garden Walk at Bedford will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at 10630 Bedfordtown Drive, Raleigh. More than 20 private gardens will be on display. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance at bedfordgardenwalk.com. The Tea at Bedford Abbey is a separately ticketed event, limited to 64 seats, and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bedford neighborhood clubhouse. Tickets to both events are $35.
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.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
The Wake Forest Garden Club will hold its annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Garden Market and Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. Tea will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any club member or at The Cotton Company. Tea and tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Tea-only or tour-only tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. For more information, go to wfgardenclub.org, email email@example.com or call Debbie at 919-210-3487.
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.
Dialogue and Friendship Dinner
The Divan Center will hold its 2015 Dialogue and Friendship Dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at N.C. State University, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh. Money raised from the dinner will be used for a humanitarian project. Tickets are $35. Table sponsorships are available for $200 for a table of seven. RSVP by May 14. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf tournament fundraiser
The Woodrow Wilson Chapter #1 of the Disabled American Veterans will host a golf tournament fundraiser Monday, June 1, at River Ridge Golf Club, 3224 Auburn Knightdale Road, Raleigh. Tee time is 1 p.m. For more information, contact Mike Floyd at 919-363-4856.
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.
An Electric Run will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. For tickets and details, go to electricrun.com/raleigh-durham.
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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