Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week will be from Monday, Aug. 17, though Sunday, Aug. 23. Participating eateries will offer three-course dinners for $20 or $30 per person, along with $5 or $10 lunch menus. For more information, go to www.dinedowntownraleigh.com.
Good Neighbor of the Year Award
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
▪ 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.
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 email@example.com 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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