North Raleigh: Community

Community Notes, Dec. 28

‘Christmas at Oak View Farm’

Historic Oak View County Park will host “Christmas at Oak View Farm” through Dec. 31 at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. The free, self-guided tour will teach participants about the traditions and decorations of the antebellum era, Civil War, Victorian era, Great Depression and World War II. For details, go to

SAFE Haven cat special

SAFE Haven will host a new year’s adoption event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 1 and 2 at 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh. Adoption fees for all cats and kittens will be reduced to $20.15. For details, go to

New Year’s Eve in Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host a New Year’s Eve celebration at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 405 S. Brooks St. The event, “Living the Dream in 2015,” will feature live entertainment by the EG Peters Band and a buffet dinner with desserts and midnight snacks catered by Main Street Pizzeria & Grille. It will also feature an open bar and spacious dance floor. Individual tickets are $100. For details, go to

‘How to Read a House’

The Joel Lane Museum House will present a lecture on “How to Read a House: Identifying Historic Buildings” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Admission is $16 for the public, $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. To reserve your seat, call 919-833-3431.

Hiring fair

Life Time Athletic Raleigh will host a hiring fair from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village, 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 200, Raleigh. Opportunities include positions at the LifeSpa, Life Cafe, children’s activities, member services, group fitness, facility operations, aquatics and personal training. For details, go to

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters will meet at noon Friday, Jan. 23, in the fellowship hall of Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh. Lisa Wohirab, supervisory immigrations service officer at the Raleigh-Durham Field Office of the Department of Homeland Security, will talk about “what’s involved in obtaining U.S. citizenship.” For details, go to or call 919-783-5995.

Yard sale accepting donations

North Raleigh Presbyterian Church will accept donations for its Super Saturday yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 23-24, noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 25, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 26-29, at 11905 Strickland Road, Raleigh. The yard sale has raised as much as $10,000 in past years, and the funds raised have gone to projects like Habitat for Humanity, overseas missions and storm relief. The church will accept any clean, working items except adult clothing, printers, TVs that aren’t flat screens, monitors, cribs, car seats, encyclopedias, large appliances, multi-piece entertainment centers and exercise equipment.

Green Medal Awards

The Wake Forest Urban Forestry Board is accepting nominations for the 2015 Green Medal Awards of Excellence. The awards recognize individuals, groups and businesses that promote good environmental stewardship and excellence in service. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, and can be faxed to 919-435-9499 or emailed to

Nominate environmental heroes

Nominations will be accepted for the Raleigh Environmental Award through Feb. 13. The award honors those who have shown outstanding dedication to the environment. For details, go to

Night to Shine prom

Lifepointe Church will host the Night to Shine prom from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at 9500 Durant Road, Raleigh. People ages 16 and older with special needs are invited to attend the event, which will feature a red carpet, crowns and tiaras, limo rides, dancing and VIP treatment. The Tim Tebow Foundation will sponsor the event. Guests and volunteers can register at

Meet in the Street

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for vendors, nonprofits and downtown merchants for the 2015 Meet in the Street on Saturday, May 2, in historic downtown Wake Forest. Festivities will include dozens of artisans’ booths featuring handcrafted goods. For details, go to

Gardening classes

Logan’s Garden Shop will host some free gardening events at 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh. For details, go to or call 919-828-5337.

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 details, call 919-807-7992 or go to

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.