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 email@example.com.
Wake Forest Children’s Choir Auditions
The Wake Forest Children’s Choir will hold auditions at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. The auditions are open to students in grades four through nine. Anyone planning to audition must register at http://wfchildrenschoir.org. The cost for tuition is $290, which includes materials.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
‘Wake Forest Unplugged’
The seventh annual “Wake Forest Unplugged ... Get Connected” will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. The free, family-friendly event encourages residents to “disconnect” from their cellphones and electronic devices and “reconnect” with family, friends and the community. The event will feature games and vendors. The band Dark Water Rising will perform a concert at 5 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic, leashed pets, a blanket or lawn chair. Alcohol, smoking and unleashed pets are not allowed. For more information, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/unplugged.aspx.
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.
Children’s Bike Rodeo
The Rolesville Police Department will host a bike rodeo for chilren ages 4 to 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 102 Southtown Circle. Officers will talk about bicycle safety and distribute free helmets while supplies last.
9/11 Commemoration and Service Event
Participants will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 starting at 1 p.m. at Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. Volunteers will take part in service projects at stations throughout the amphitheater, and local leaders will speak. The free event, which will feature live music, will conclude Activate Good’s 9/11 Weekend of Service. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for Urban Ministries of Wake County. To RSVP, go to http://911commemoration2016.eventbrite.com/.
9/11 Service of Remembrance
Historic Oakwood Cemetery will host a 9/11 Service of Remembrance & Appreciation at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at the cemetery’s Field of Honor near downtown Raleigh. Former mayor Smedes York will speak, and the Raleigh Police Department will present the colors. The public is invited, as well as first-responders from around Wake County.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host a father-daughter dance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., Wake Forest. The cost is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. To register, go to http://wakeforestnc.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/. For more information, contact Lisa Jacobs at 919-556-7063 or email@example.com.
The eighth annual Carolina Pediatric Dentistry Buddy Run will be Saturday, Sept. 17, in front of Discovery Heritage Point in Wake Forest. The event will feature a 5K, 3K and 1-mile run/walk. There will be a bounce house for kids, free face painting and snacks. Proceeds will benefit the Backback Buddies program. Participants are asked to donate one food item. For registration and details, go to milesintosmiles.com.
Residents can drop off expired or unused medicine from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Rolesville police station, 204 Southtown Circle. The police department also has a permanent drop-off bin at the station available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Dementia Awareness Education Series
The Wake Forest Dementia Awareness Education Series will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Fiesta del Pueblo
La Fiesta del Pueblo will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh.
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.
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.
Charity golf tournament
The North Raleigh Rotary will host its seventh annual Jack Andrews Memorial Golf Tournament on Oct. 17 at Wildwood Green Golf Club in Raleigh. The event will begin with lunch, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament will support the club’s projects. For more information, email email@example.com.
Rolesville will host a Fall FunFest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday, Oct. 22, on South Main Street. The event will feature crafts, food vendors, live music and more. To register and for more information, call 919-554-6852 or go to http://rolesvillenc.gov/town-departments/parks-recreation/special-events/.
Run for You
The second annual Etix Run for You 5K will be Saturday, Oct. 29, in front of Run-n-Tri Outfitters, 11831 Retail Drive, Wake Forest. The event will benefit several charities. Participants can donate used shoes for local school children, toiletries for local teens, gently used books for local veterans and their families and also pajamas. For registration and details, go to www.MilesIntoSmiles.com.
‘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.
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.
The Rolesville Police Department will host its first Hero 5K and Superhero Mile on Saturday, Oct. 22. The 5K race is open to all ages, and the Superhero Mile is for ages 12 and younger. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero. All proceeds from the event will benefit Shop with a Cop. For more information, call 919-556-7226.
Chat with the Chief
Rolesville Police Chief Bobby Langston will host “Chat with the Chief” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle, Rolesville. Langston will discuss the police department, and residents can share their thoughts.
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.
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