The Rolesville Police Department is accepting applications for the annual weeklong free summer camps to educate children on the importance of saying no to alcohol and drugs. The camps, for ages 9 to 12, will be June 20-24 and July 25-29 at Rolesville High School. Applications can be picked up at the police station at 204 Southtown Circle; they must be received by May 16.
Taoist Tai Chi open house
The Taoist Tai Chi Society will host an open house from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at 5218 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-787-9600 or go to http://www.taoist.org/usa/locations/raleigh/.
The Falls River shopping center will present a spring fling celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, to help families become familiar with the stores in the center. The first 50 families will receive swag bags, and the event will feature sales, giveaways and a raffle. The shopping center is located at 11048 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh.
The town of Rolesville will sponsor a free recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9, at Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle. Residents can bring papers to be shredded. For more information, call 919-556-3506.
Avent Ferry Road visioning workshop
Raleigh will host a visioning workshop for Avent Ferry Road from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9, at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Coffee and pastries will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carter Pettibon at email@example.com or 919-996-4643.
Earth Day on Hillsborough Street
A free Earth Day event will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Compiegne Park off the 2300 block of Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. The event will feature three stages, bands, a kids’ zone, bouncy houses, food trucks and environmental workshops. For details go to www.hillsboroughstreet.org/earthday2016.
Free paper-shredding event
The town of Wake Forest will host a free paper-shredding event from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the parking lot of the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. For details, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/shred-it-event.aspx.
Prostate health symposium
The Prostate Health Education Network and St. Matthew Baptist Church will host an educational symposium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at St. Matthew Baptist Church, 5410 Louisburg Road, Raleigh. To register, go to www.prostatehealthed.org/symp.
Special Needs Resource Fair
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and Richland Creek Community Church will sponsor a free Special Needs Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest. For more information, contact Monica Lileton at 919-435-9563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dine 4 Autism
Dine 4 Autism, a fundraising and autism awareness event, is set for Tuesday, April 26, in restaurants across the Triangle. Dozens of restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support local individuals affected by autism and their families through local, volunteer chapters of the Autism Society of North Carolina. For a list of participating restaurants, go to www.dine4autism.com.
Flag-raising committee seeks names
The Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Committee is seeking names of deceased veterans who may be honored during monthly flag-raising ceremonies from April through October. To be eligible, veterans must have joined active duty in Wake Forest, died in Wake Forest or served as a member of a Wake Forest veterans’ organization. Contact Pete Lambert at 919-529-3018 or email@example.com. For more information, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/memorial-flag-raising-ceremony.aspx or contact Bill Crabtree at 919-435-9421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wake County Senior Games
The Wake County Senior Games and SilverArts will be March 31 through April 29. Residents age 55 and older can compete in athletic and artistic events. The early-bird registration deadline is March 1, with a registration fee of $15. After that, registration is available through March 10 for $20. Online registration is available at www.wcseniorgames.org. For more information, call 919-469-4081.
The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will sponsor free educational programs offered by the Foreign Policy Association on Thursdays through March 31 at 3300 Women’s Club Drive, Raleigh. The public is invited.
Music kickoff for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon weekend
Gavin DeGraw will kick off a weekend of music for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Friday, April 8, at Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. A limited number of complimentary tickets are reserved for registered runners. Non-runners can buy tickets through Ticketmaster. For more information, call 919-996-8500 or visit www.runrocknroll.com/raleigh.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will join 13 parks and recreation departments across the state to host a North Carolina Recreation & Park Association Recre8 5K on Saturday, April 16. Registration is available online through April 14 at www.ncparkrun.com/#!wake-fores/o1nd3. For more information go to www.ncparkrun.com/#!wake-fores/o1nd3 or contact Meghan Hawkins at 919-435-9457 or email@example.com.
Tea party and art market
The Wake Forest Garden Club will host its Mad Hatters Tea Party & Art Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Cotton Company and Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Debbie Ludas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-210-3487, or go to www. wfgardenclub.org.
919 Music Fest
A benefit for the American Red Cross, in recognition of local first responders, will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at 8051 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. For vendor information or to become a sponsor or volunteer, email email@example.com or call 919-864-7300.
Parent guidance workshops
The Lucy Daniels Center will host a series of free parent guidance workshops from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month through June 16. Sessions will take place at the Lucy Daniels Center, 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary. Registration is not required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-677-1400.
Raleigh Amateur Radio Society licensing course
The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society is hosting a four-session general licensing course. For more information and to pre-register, go to Education@RARS.org.
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.
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.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or how to perform on the main stage, contact Corey Hutcherson at email@example.com. To volunteer, contact Sherry Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Annual Dirty Dogs Pet Extravaganza
The Annual Dirty Dogs Pet Extravaganza is partnering with the town of Wake Forest to host an event Sept. 24-25. For more information, contact Vanessa Davis at 919-453-0765 or email@example.com.
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