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Community Notes, June 26

Book discussion on ‘Caleb’s Crossing’

Librarians will discuss Geraldine Brooks’ novel “Caleb’s Crossing” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Fireworks in Wake Forest

Wake Forest’s 2013 Fourth of July Celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Drive, Wake Forest. Tickets cost $5 per person, and children ages 6 and younger get in free. The event will feature live entertainment, concessions and a parachute team. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.

Wake Forest seeks 4th of July photos

The Wake Forest Fourth of July Committee is seeking photos and memories of the town’s Independence Day celebrations from the years 1973 to 2012. The committee would like to share photos as it prepares to put on the 40th annual Wake Forest Fourth of July celebration. Send photos to wfjuly4th@aol.com.

Children’s parade at Wake Forest

Children can walk or bike in a parade from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 4, along N. Main St., Wake Forest. The lineup will begin at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.

Arts and Games at Wake Forest

Arts and Games in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. The event will feature a watermelon seed spitting contest, sack races and a tug-of-war. For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.

July 4th at Marbles

Red, White, and Blue for YOU!, an Independence Day celebration, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will feature water relays, fireworks, sparkler hats and more. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Independence Day at Joel Lane

The Historic Independence Day Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Joel Lane Museum House, 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. Re-enactors will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors can participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen or making rag dolls. For more information, visit www.joellane.org.

Independence Day on Fayetteville Street

The Works, an Independence Day celebration, will be held from noon to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 4, along Fayetteville Street and at the Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. The event will feature live music, a beer and wine tent, street performers, rides, games, eating contests, art vendors and fireworks. The R-LINE bus, which serves downtown Raleigh and Glenwood South, will provide free rides to the event from noon to midnight. For more information on The Works, visit www.raleighconvention.com/works. For information on R-LINE, visit www.raleighnc.gov/transit.

Little Historians program

Little Historians: Yankee Doodle Dandy will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 5, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will learn about the American Revolution through a whimsical story set to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy. The cost is $4 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Family hike

Explore the woods surrounding Yates Mill Pond with a naturalist during a program from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 per family. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Mill tour

Explore all four levels of the mill during a guided tour from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 6, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Learn about milling history and machinery. The program is for ages 10 and older. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $6 for children ages 10-16. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Program on lemurs

Chris Smith, education specialist at Duke Lemur Center, will talk about lemurs during a program at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The free program is for ages 8 and older. For more information, call 919-707-9800.

Summer workshops for high schoolers

The Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab will offer academic and enrichment summer workshops for high school students. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $30 for the first workshop and $25 for each additional workshop. For more information or to register, visit www.wade.org.

Summer youth pass program

Youths ages 13-17 may purchase a Capital Area Transit bus pass offering unlimited rides for a reduced rate of $50 for the summer. The summer youth pass program will run until Sept. 1. Passes can be obtained at Moore Square Transit Station or CAT’s Transit Operations Facility at 4104 Poole Road, Raleigh.

Students must present a current school-issued identification card and proof of age. Those without a valid school ID can email catinfo@raleighnc.gov with the subject line Summer Youth Pass.

For more information, call 919-996-3900 or visit www.raleighnc.gov/transit.

Summer reading program

Wake County Public Libraries will hold summer reading programs for children, teens and adults. The Read To Me Club will teach children five reading techniques. The Dig Into Reading Club is for school-aged children featuring weekly activities at the library. Teens can participate in the Beneath the Surface Club, featuring raffles and reading incentives. The adult club, Groundbreaking Reads, will focus on influential books. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Program on coupons

Savvy Savers Couponers will discuss couponing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Participants can bring unexpired coupons for a demonstration coupon swap. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Book recommendations

Librarians will offer one-on-one book recommendations at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Librarians will recommend books on summer entertaining and home decorating. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

GoodReads tutoring

Learn about GoodReads, a website about book recommendations, during a tutoring session at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The one-on-one sessions are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Fire safety for parents

A program for parents about home fire safety will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Area fire departments will present tips on how to prevent and survive fire emergencies. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Book discussion on Harper Lee

Librarians will discuss Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

SPCA meeting

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold a community response meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh. During this meeting, the public can provide feedback and discuss the future direction of the organization.

Canning, preserving techniques

Steven McNulty, founder of Triangle Area Homesteaders and Gardeners, will lead a program on canning and preserving techniques at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Canning, preserving techniques

Steven McNulty, founder of Triangle Area Homesteaders and Gardeners, will lead a program on canning and preserving techniques at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Book recommendations

Librarians will offer one-on-one book recommendations at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Librarians will recommend books on summer entertaining and home decorating. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

GoodReads tutoring

Learn about GoodReads, a website about book recommendations, during a tutoring session at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The one-on-one sessions are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Program on coupons

Savvy Savers Couponers will discuss couponing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Participants can bring unexpired coupons for a demonstration coupon swap. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Auction for the Animals

The13th annual Auction for the Animals is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $75 and proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.auctionfortheanimals.com.

Fashion show, brunch

The Inaugural V Fashion Show and Celebrity Chef Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Zinda, 301 Fayetteville St. No. 120, Raleigh. Tickets start at $35 and include a swag bag. Proceeds will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. For more information, visit www.golfclassic.org/events.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at North Hills in Raleigh. Participants and teams can raise money to benefit the American Diabetes Association. For more information or to register, visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutnorthhills.

ECAC Festival canceled

The East Citizen’s Advisory Council has canceled its ECAC Community Day Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information on ECAC, visit www.eastraleigh.org.

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