Rain barrels for sale
The town of Wake Forest is selling 65-gallon rain barrels for $90 each. The town will deliver the barrels at no additional cost to Wake Forest utility customers. Other residents can pick up a rain barrel at the Wake Forest Operations Center, 234 Friendship Chapel Road, or purchase a barrel with cash, check or credit card at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
For details, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/rainbarrels.aspx or contact Betty Pearce at 919-435-9570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit to Save Dogs and Cats
The Franklin County Humane Society will present a night with best-selling author David Rosenfelt from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 27, at The Sutherland, 13371 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest. The event will include book signings, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Tickets cost $50 and are available at www.eventbrite.com.
WakeUP Wake County, which promotes smart growth, will host its annual fundraising reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at The Stockroom, 230 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Tickets are $50 or two for $75. For tickets, go to www.wakeupwakecounty.org or contact Jennifer Dean at email@example.com.
The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic will host a free seminar about osteoporosis from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in the third-floor classroom at 3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. The seminar will include a presentation about the risks and costs of osteoporosis, as well as strategies to avoid falls, fractures and broken bones. All ages are invited to attend. To register, email CORE@raleighortho.com or call 919-863-6834.
Pro Martial Arts will host a birthday celebration for mascot Rocky the Rhino from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at 13200 Strickland Road, Suite 106, Raleigh. The event will feature free food, games, prizes and more. For details, go to www.promartialarts.com/leesville or call 919-307-5343.
National Night Out
The Wake Forest Police Department will host a National Night Out “street party” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Centennial Plaza in front of Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. For details, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/national-night-out.aspx or contact Officer Scott Graham at 919-761-3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purple Heart Dinner
The Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation will host the Purple Heart Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest. Recipients of the Purple Heart Medal are invited, along with their families and all veterans, military families and the general public. Tickets are $15 and are free for veterans. For details, email info@WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org.
Sponsors are needed for the event. Sponsorship levels are Premier ($1,000), Blue ($500), White ($250) and Red ($100). For sponsorship details, call Marty Coward at 919-792-0316 or go to www.WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org. Contributions may be made payable to Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 168, Wake Forest, NC, 27588.
Good Neighbor of the Year Award
The Wake Forest Human Relations Council is seeking youth and adult nominations for the sixth annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award, which recognizes Wake Forest residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
Forms are available at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and can also be downloaded from the town’s website. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. For details, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/goodneighborday.aspx or contact Human Resources Director Virginia Jones at 919-435-9491 or email@example.com.
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 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.
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.
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The Building a Stronger Raleigh Family Festival will from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Broughton High School, 723 Saint Mary’s St. A basketball game will begin at 7 p.m. For details, go to www.strongerraleigh.com.
Sing-A-Long Movie on The Green
The Green at Lafayette Village will present a free sing-along version of “Grease” at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. Feel free to dress the part, and bring new socks to donate to Note in the Pocket. For details, call 919-714-7447.
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.
Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange
The Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Dereck Whittenburg, who played on N.C. State University’s 1983 national champion team, will be the keynote speaker. For details, call the city’s Community Services Division at 919-996-6100.
Annual meeting at Poe Center for Health
The Poe Center for Health Education will host an annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 24, at 224 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh. The event will recognize incoming and outgoing board members as well as community members who contribute to children’s health and education in North Carolina. Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-meeting-2015-tickets-16699083408. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-231-4006 ext. 306.
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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