North Raleigh: Community

Community Notes, Sept. 3

Reverse Raffle and Dinner

The Wakefield Rotary Club will hold its second annual Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle & Dinner at 7:13 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at The Factory Millroom, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. A total of 100 tickets will be sold for $114 each, and the cost includes admission for two to the buffet dinner and drawing party, two drink tickets and one chance to win a grand prize of $2,014. Childcare will be available at the Factory Kerr YMCA for $5 per child. Online preregistration for childcare is required at Purchase tickets through Wakefield Rotary members,, or by calling Hartsfield & Nash Insurance at 919-556-3698.

Lucky 13 party

The Caring Community Foundation will host its 13th annual Pay It Forward fundraiser, “Lucky 13,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hill St., Raleigh. Founded in 2001, the Caring Community Foundation has processed more than 2,100 grant requests and given more than $1.35 million directly to cancer patients. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with beer and wine, live music by The Soul Psychedelique, dancing, raffles, a silent and live auction, and more. Visit for tickets and more information.

Pet loss seminar

The Shore Grief Center will host a free discussion on pet loss and grieving from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Jeannine Moga, clinical counselor at N.C. State Veterinary School of Medicine, will speak. The event is free. Visit to register.

Greek festival

The 33rd annual Greek Festival will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Jim Graham Building on the State Fairgrounds. Taste handmade, authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church family, hear live Greek music and see traditional folk dances. A premier of “Christmas with the Karountzoses” will be held Saturday, Sept. 13. Admission is $3, $2 for seniors and ages 13-18, and free for children under 13. Email for tickets to the movie. Visit for more information.

Timely Topics

Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy for North Carolina, will speak on “The Implications of Current Laws” at the League of Women Voters’ Timely Topics meeting at noon Friday, Sept. 19, at the NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch reservations cost $16 per person. Visit to make reservations and for more information. Reservation deadline is Sept. 15.

A Better Me

Energy Moments will sponsor “A Better Me: Healthy, Happy, Empowered” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Launch Ministries, 4724-128 Hargrove Road, Raleigh. The forum is a one-day event for women, providing concrete strategies to improve your life.

Marbles BIG IDEA

Marbles Kids Museum will hold its BIG IDEA forum and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The forum invites local business and community leaders to gather and share inspiration and ideas. Visit for more information.

Enloe High School reunion

Members of the first class to graduate from Enloe High School will hold their 50th reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.

The celebration will begin with a tour of Enloe and a presentation of a plaque bearing the names of all 165 graduates to Enloe’s principal, Scott Lyons.

Dress is casual. A DJ will provide music to highlight an evening of socializing with old friends. Contact Suzanne Schiller Barvir at or Bruce Washburn at for more information.

Museum of History events

The North Carolina Museum of History hosts educational events year-round for all ages. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.


Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10:

History à la Carte: North Carolina’s Bluegrass Tradition will feature Joe Newberry interspersing the formal lecture with his music.


10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 18 and 25:

Storytime in the Gallery will feature a staff-led tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story.


6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12:

“Starring North Carolina!” Film Series: “Bull Durham” is a program held on the second Friday of each month to celebrate the films of N.C. Speakers will introduce each film at 6 p.m. The series kicks off with “Bull Durham.” Tickets are available in the Museum Shop or at


Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13:

Stories from will feature Tar Heel facts, history and culture with children’s activities, hands-on crafts and a panel discussion with historians William Price Jr. and Michael Hill.


1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13:

Make It, Take It: Boll Weevils will teach participants how the boll weevil changed farming in the South.


4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14:

Bluegrass in the Garden will feature Grits and Soul, with Anna Kline and John Looney, in the Fletcher Garden outside the museum.


1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27:

Saturdays in the Garden features an informal tour of the “History of the Harvest” exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza, led by the museum’s garden staff. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.


2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28:

Sounds of Stagville will feature an afternoon with vocalist Yolanda Hall, who has performed internationally and provided the soundtrack for the exhibit “Stagville: Black & White.” The exhibit’s photographer, Dr. Brenda Scott, will be present as well.