Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner
The 68th annual Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Mayor Vivian Jones will present the Volunteer of the Year Award, Organization of the Year Award and Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement Award. Tickets cost $15 each and are available at the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, the Wake Forest Historical Museum and the offices of The Wake Weekly.
Calls from Santa
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will offer calls from Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Registration forms are available at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/calls-from-santa.aspx. Forms must be received at town hall by 5 p.m. Dec. 10. For more information, call 919-435-9560 or email Monica Lileton at email@example.com.
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Mail letters to Santa
A mailbox is set up at Briggs Hardware in downtown Raleigh through Dec. 24 where children can mail letters to Santa. The store is located at 111 E. Hargett St., Raleigh.
The city of Raleigh is collecting used cooking oil and grease through Jan. 15. Residents and places of worship must call the city’s Solid Waste Services Department at 919-996-6890 to participate in free curbside pick-up.
Holy Yoga class
Holy Yoga Raleigh hosts a free yoga class from 6 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of each month in the gym at First Presbyterian Church, 112 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Donations are accepted.
The Raleigh Jaycees will host a sale to raise money for Goodfellows, a program that grants local underprivileged children a shopping trip for winter clothes, Christmas dinner and visit with Santa. The weekend sale at Boyce Tree Farms will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6. To donate or to learn more, go to http://goodfellows.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.
Health and wellness presentations
Milton’s Pizza & Pasta will host interactive presentations from noon to 12:30 p.m. every Monday through Dec. 21 at 8853 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, including how to get a discount on lunch, contact Andy Landes at 919-810-9043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Square dancing classes
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department offers 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.
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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