Run for Their Lives 5K
SAFE Haven for Cats will host a 5K run starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8431 Garvey Drive, Suite 137, Raleigh. Proceeds from the event will benefit the shelter. For details and to register, go to www.safehavenforcats.org/5k/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The town of Wake Forest will offer four free walking tours of its historic district at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, and at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 16. The tours will start at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414. N. Main St. Space is limited to the first 12 participants. To register, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-historic-district-walking-tours.aspx. For more information, contact Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or email@example.com.
Christmas parade applications
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Wake Forest Christmas Parade. They are available online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-christmas-parade.aspx and at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 15. For more information, contact the Downtown Development Office at 919-435-9416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 25. For more information, contact Vanessa Davis at 919-453-0765 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/memorial-flag-raising-ceremony.aspx or contact Bill Crabtree at 919-435-9421 or email@example.com.
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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