The Raleigh Rescue Mission is accepting donations of school supplies to help low-income families until Aug. 19 at its store and donation center, 4700 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. Needed items include backpacks, printer paper, dry erase markers, scissors, glue, headphones, rulers, loose leaf paper and more. For more information, including how to donate money, go to http://www.raleighrescue.org.
Wake Forest Home & Garden Show
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host the inaugural Wake Forest Home & Garden Show Sunday, Aug. 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.
Dementia Awareness Education Series
The Wake Forest Dementia Awareness Education Series will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 18 and Sept. 20 at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The sessions are free, but online pre-registration is required at www.wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-awareness-education-series.aspx. For more information, contact Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or email@example.com.
Coffee with a Cop
The Wake Forest Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St., Wake Forest. The public is invited to the event, which aims to encourage conversations with police officers.
Triangle Rowing Club
The Triangle Rowing Club will host a free sneak peek Aug. 30-Sept. 3 at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The group offers rowing for students in grades seven through 12. For more information, go to www.trianglerowing.org/ or email 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.
The 35th annual Greek Festival will be Sept. 9-11 at the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. For more information, go to www.greekfestivalraleigh.com.
Fur Ball Gala
The SPCA of Wake County will sponsor the 21st annual Fur Ball Gala from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Angus Barn, 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://spcawake.org/furball.
‘Voices from Our Sisters’
Raleigh Sister Cities is seeking photos, memories and reflections from residents who have participated in Sister City exchanges over the past 30 years. Items will be used as part of the “Voices from Our Sisters” exhibit that will open Sept. 2 at the City of Raleigh Museum. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your submission to RSC, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. For more information, call 919-996-4372.
‘The Road to Getting Published’
Author Donna Campbell will present a workshop titled “The Road to Getting Published” from 9 a.m to noon Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 14, at Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson. To register, go to http://www.vgcc.edu/coned/personal-interest.
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 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.
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.
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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