Terrence Perry, a former Wake County corrections officer and mental health professional, will offer a workshop based on his book, “Is America Read to Heal?” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Hampton Inn, 3621 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The public is welcome, and registration is required. For information, contact Jim Wiggins at 919-614-6694.
Raleigh Amateur Radio Society licensing course
The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will host a four-session general licensing course starting Feb. 27. For more information and to pre-register, go to Education@RARS.org.
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Boy Scouts fundraiser
Boy Scouts of America, Adventure C5, will hold its second annual Brunswick stew fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest. The cost is $8 per quart. Only cash will be accepted the day of event.
The North Carolina Museum of History will present a free screening of “Rosenwald” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. After the film, local alumni of the Rosenwald wall will host a discussion.
The N.C. State University creative writing program is accepting submissions to its free, annual statewide poetry contest. This year’s guest judge is Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. Submit entries to: N.C. State Poetry Contest, Campus Box 8105, English Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8105. Submissions must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 1. Winners will be announced April 7.
Assistance League of the Triangle campaign
The Assistance League of the Triangle has begun its annual fundraising campaign “Open Your Heart,” which supports its philanthropic programs. Tax deductible donations may be sent to PO Box 98477, Raleigh, NC 27624. For more information, go to www.altriangle.org.
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.
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.
Carolina Aquarium Workshop
The Raleigh Aquarium Society will present its 31st Carolina Aquarium workshop March 18-20. Registration costs $25. For more information, go to www.raleighaquariumsociety.org/workshop-main. Events are as follows:
▪ Friday, March 18: Field trip, meet and greet – Ramada Raleigh, 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
▪ Saturday March 19: Freshwater programs, banquet – Ramada Raleigh, 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
▪ Sunday, March 20: Auction – N.C. State Fairgrounds, James Martin building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
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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