Midtown: Community

School Notes: Oct. 22

Open houses

• The Franciscan School on the campus of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi will host its fall Open House from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 10000 Saint Francis Drive, Raleigh. The school is available to students in grades K-8. For details, call 919-847-8205.

• Thales Academy in Wake Forest will host an open house for pre-K through fifth grade from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. The Pre-K open house will be at 3115 Heritage Trade Drive; the K-1 open house will be at 3121 Heritage Trade Drive; and the grade 2-5 open house will be at 3106 Heritage Trade Drive. For details go to



Superhero art show

The Red Gallery is seeking original work, action poses, comic pages, original heroes, famous characters and other superhero-related artwork for a superhero art show in honor of the life of Isaiah Langston. The Red Gallery needs the artwork by Monday, Oct. 27. The opening celebration will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at 101 N. Main St., Rolesville. The event will include candy, cosplay, contests and more. Proceeds from sales will go to Langston’s family to assist in any expenses and to start a scholarship in his name. Email lbarthelmess@wcpss.net for more information.

Food action plan

A Hope Charter Elementary School action group, in cooperation with Household of Faith Ministries and Raleigh Mennonite Church, will organize and assemble food donations for school families Nov. 7. The group is continuing to accept food and monetary donations. For more information or to volunteer, email MJohnson@HopeCharterSchool.org.