Valentines for Veterans
The public is invited to make homemade cards for veterans at any Wake County public library through Feb. 1. Supplies and a work space will be available. Cards will be delivered to the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center for distribution on Valentine’s Day. For more information, go to www.wakegov.com/libraries/events.
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Democratic candidates forum
Western Wake Democrats and the Wake County Democratic Party will host a forum for democratic candidates from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. Doors will open at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To submit proposed questions for candidates, email email@example.com. For more information, contact Harvey Richmond at 919-801-2472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions
Raleigh Orthopaedic will host a free seminar called Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions with Mindfulness! at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the third-floor classroom at 3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh.
Wake Forest Advisory Board openings
Wake Forest residents can apply to fill vacancies on four town advisory boards: the cemetery advisory board, the cultural resources advisory board, the recreation advisory board and the urban forestry board. Applications are available at town hall, 301 S. Brooks St., or online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/advisory-boards.aspx. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. For more information, contact Town Clerk Deeda Harris at 919-435-9413 or email@example.com.
Pet food donations
SAFE Haven for Cats is accepting donations of pet food from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 8431 Garvey Drive, #137, Raleigh.
Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration
Several local churches and community groups will host a celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road, Wake Forest. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a program at 7 p.m. Dr. Thomas Jackson will be the featured speaker during the free event.
Mardi Gras Street Festival
Downtown Wake Forest’s annual Mardi Gras Street Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. The free event will feature face painters, strolling entertainers, live music, an inflatable playground and more. The Mardi Gras Walking Parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St.,
Raleigh is accepting nominations for the 2016 City of Raleigh Environmental Award for a person, group, organization or business whose actions have strengthened Raleigh’s sustainability. Nominations are due by Feb. 12. For more information, including nomination forms and sponsorship, call 919-996-3070 or go to www.raleighnc.gov/EnvironmentalAwards.
The Joel Lane Museum House will host a lecture by Reid Thomas on gambrel roof houses of northeastern North Carolina at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at 160 S. St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. Admission is $16 for non-members and $11 for members. For details and tickets, call 919-833-3431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.joellane.org.
Meet in the Street
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications from arts and crafts vendors, nonprofits and downtown merchants for the 2016 Meet in the Street. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, along South Taylor, South Brooks and South White streets. Applications are available at www.wakeforestnc.gov/meet-in-the-street.aspx and at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St., Wake Forest.
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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.
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 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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