Help for West Virginia flood victims
The local chapter of the West Virginia University alumni organization is accepting monetary donations for victims of the recent flooding in West Virginia. The group will match the contribution up to $2,500. To donate, go to https://squareup.com/store/wvu-rtp-alumni-association.
Swim Across America
The Meredith Townes Mudpuppies, a Raleigh swim team, will host a Swim Across America Olympic Swim and Olympic clinics from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Proceeds will be donated to Swim Across America to help fund cancer research. The event is free and open to the public.
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Wake Forest Purple Heart Dinner
The Wake Forest Purple Heart Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest. The event is a chance for the public to honor veterans wounded in battle. All are welcome. Tickets are $20 each and are available at www.WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org. Tax-deductible contributions may be made payable to Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 168, Wake Forest, NC. For details, call Marty Coward at 919-760-3520 or email info@WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org.
Summer movie series
As part of its summer movie series at sunset, Rolesville will show “LEGO Movie” about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on the football field of Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road. The event is free, and concessions will be sold.
Wake Forest Home & Garden Show
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host the inaugural Wake Forest Home & Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14. The event will showcase the latest in home improvement products, services, and features. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. To reserve a spot on the waiting list or for more information, contact Anna Bolton at 919-435-9422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Neighbor of the Year Award
The Wake Forest Human Relations Council is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. For more information, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/goodneighborday.aspx or contact Virginia Jones at 919-435-9491 or email@example.com. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/memorial-flag-raising-ceremony.aspx or contact Bill Crabtree at 919-435-9421 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triangle Run/Walk for Autism
The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in downtown Raleigh. The event will feature a timed and non-competitive 5K, a 1-mile run/walk and a free kids’ dash. There will be a children’s play area, music, refreshments and vendor space that will showcase local businesses, service providers, support resources, and sponsors. The event is free to attend; race registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will fund local programs of the Autism Society of North Carolina. To register, go to www.trianglerunwalkforautism.com.
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