North Raleigh: Community

Community Notes, May 4

Great Public Places

Pullen Park has been nominated as one of the “People’s Choice” options for “Great Public Places” in N.C. by the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association. Through May 9, residents can vote at for their favorite place in North Carolina. The finalist will be recognized as the “People’s Choice.”

Health fairs

• A health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 13251 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The fair will include a collection of various healthcare and wellness professionals from in and around the Wakefield area of Raleigh. Screenings and food vendors will be available. Visit

• A Health & Wellness Fair will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Raleigh Boys Club, 605 North Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh. The fair will feature HIV/STD education and screenings, blood pressure testing, nutrition healthy living, yoga, sustainability resources, diabetic education and more. Call 252-367-7111 to become a vendor or donate.

Pet a Pony

Pet a Pony day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. Particiapants can pet a pony, learn about horse health and care, watch show jumping and watch a farrier at work. Admission and parking are free. Visit

North Regional Library events

North Regional Library hosts events each month. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13: Find It! will teach participants how to search the library database for more than 7,000 e-books and e-audio.