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Community Notes: April 19

Holy Yoga

Holy Yoga will host a yoga class from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. every Monday and from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Grace Community Church, 6561 Meridian Drive, Raleigh. The class is free, but donations are accepted. Bring a towel or mat. For details, email dianestakoe@holyyoga.net.

Home School Day

Historic Yates Mill County Park will host Home School Day: Energy Stars from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 6 and older can explore conservation tips on how to clean up the community and participate in hands-on experiments on reducing, reusing and recycling. The cost is $6 per child. Pre-registration is required.

Wake Forest community meeting

Wake Forest will host a community meeting for residents of Cadell Woods, Moss Creek and surrounding neighborhoods at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road. The session will inform residents about plans to develop a parking area and trail head for the Smith Creek Greenway.

For more information, go to wakeforestnc.gov/smith-creek-greenway-parking-trailhead.aspx or contact Assistant Town Engineer Holly Miller at 919-435-9443 or hmiller@wakeforestnc.gov.

Annual Benefits Campaign

Word of God Christian Academy will host its Annual Benefits Campaign weekend April 24-25. A dinner and auction will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary. The cost is $75. A golf tournament will be held Saturday, April 25, at Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $75 for a single player and $260 per foursome. To register, go to wogcabenefitscampaign.org or call 919-834-8200.

NAMIWalks

The National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina will host the annual NAMIWalks on Saturday, May 2, at the Dorothea Dix Campus in Raleigh. The event is a 2.4-mile walk to raise awareness and support for people living with mental illness. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. To register, go to namiwalks.org/northcarolina. For more information, call 919-788-0801 or email Robin Kellogg at rkellogg@naminc.org.

Indoor yard sale

The Highland United Methodist Women will host an indoor yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh. Proceeds from the sale will support local and outreach missions.

Garden Walk at Bedford

The first Garden Walk at Bedford will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at 10630 Bedfordtown Drive, Raleigh. More than 20 private gardens will be on display. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance at bedfordgardenwalk.com. The Tea at Bedford Abbey is a separately ticketed event, limited to 64 seats, and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bedford neighborhood clubhouse. Tickets to both events are $35.

Used-book sale

Friends of the Wake Forest Library will hold its annual used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Ledford Center, 120 South Wingate, on the campus of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. For more information, go to www.friendswakeforestlibrary.org.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

The Wake Forest Garden Club will hold its annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Garden Market and Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. Tea will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any club member or at The Cotton Company. Tea and tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Tea-only or tour-only tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. For more information, go to wfgardenclub.org, email wfgardenclub@gmail.com or call Debbie at 919-210-3487.

Pizza and Pooches fundraiser

Canine Assistants – Noah’s Team of Raleigh will host a Pizza and Pooches fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Milton’s Pizza and Pasta, 8853 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. A portion of the proceeds from dine-in and take-out orders will help sponsor a service dog for someone on the wait list. Patrons should mention Canine Assistants to their server.

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 WakeForestNC.gov.

Dialogue and Friendship Dinner

The Divan Center will hold its 2015 Dialogue and Friendship Dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at N.C. State University, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh. Money raised from the dinner will be used for a humanitarian project. Tickets are $35. Table sponsorships are available for $200 for a table of seven. RSVP by May 14. For questions, contact info@divancenter.org.

Golf tournament fundraiser

The Woodrow Wilson Chapter #1 of the Disabled American Veterans will host a golf tournament fundraiser Monday, June 1, at River Ridge Golf Club, 3224 Auburn Knightdale Road, Raleigh. Tee time is 1 p.m. For more information, contact Mike Floyd at 919-363-4856.

Backyard Birding

Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden will host Backyard Birding classes throughout the year at 5217 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. Classes are $10 per session. To register, go to conta.cc/1CRGcDS or call 919-878-8877.

▪ 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25: Learn about which native plants are good for birds and beneficial insects, and which bugs can be useful to have around the garden.

▪ 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11: Learn about water features you can add to your garden to help birds stay cool and hydrated.

▪ 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3: Find out what to leave and what to take out of your garden while cleaning it up for the year.

Wake Forest Charity Car Show

The third annual Wake Forest Charity Car Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in historic downtown Wake Forest. The free event, presented by Wake Forest Downtown, showcases classic and antique automobiles, including custom, muscle, sports, pony, classics, street rods and custom trucks. There will be live music, food trucks, a Model T assembly demonstration, door prizes and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit local organizations, including the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, Purple Heart Foundation of North Carolina and Miracle League of the Triangle.

Car registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the intersection of South White and Elm streets. A $20 entry fee is required. For details, go to www.WakeForestDowntown.com.

Electric Run

An Electric Run will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. For tickets and details, go to electricrun.com/raleigh-durham.

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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