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Community Notes: Feb. 14

Wake Forest State of the Town

The Wake Forest State of the Town Address & Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $15 each.

International student panel discussion

Raleigh Sister Cities will host an international student panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Mordecai Historic Park visitor center, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marjorie Salzman at 919-996-4372 or

Community Cypher

PowerUp NC will host Community Cypher from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Tarboro Road Community Center, 112 Tarboro Road, Raleigh. Poets, singers, spoken-word artists and rappers can share their thoughts on environmental and social injustices. For details and to register, go to or


Terrence Perry, a former Wake County corrections officer and mental health professional, will offer a workshop based on his book, “Is America Ready to Heal?” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Hampton Inn, 3621 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The public is welcome, and registration is required. For information and to register, call 919-988-6046.

Boy Scouts fundraiser

Boy Scouts of America, Adventure C5, will hold its second annual Brunswick stew fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest. The cost is $8 per quart. Only cash will be accepted the day of event.


The North Carolina Museum of History will present a free screening of “Rosenwald” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. After the film, local alumni of the Rosenwald school will host a discussion.

Charity bubble soccer event

D1 Sports will host a charity bubble soccer event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at 6330 Mt. Herman Road, Raleigh. The event will benefit AliveAndKickn, a nonprofit. To register, go to For more information about Triangle BubbleBall, visit

Bolt for the Blue 5K

Ligon Middle School will host Bolt for the Blue 5K/1 mile run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at John Chavis Memorial Park, 505 Martin Luther King Blvd., Raleigh. Proceeds from the race will go to Ligon’s Backpack Buddies program, which provides to food for students in need to eat on the weekends. A community health fair during the event will highlight healthy food and more. For more information and to register, go to

Music kickoff for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon weekend

Gavin DeGraw will kick off a weekend of music for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Friday, April 8, at Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. A limited number of complimentary tickets are reserved for registered runners. Non-runners can buy tickets through Ticketmaster. For more information, call 919-996-8500 or visit

Parent guidance workshops

The Lucy Daniels Center will host a series of free parent guidance workshops from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month through June 16. Sessions will take place at the Lucy Daniels Center, 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary. Registration is not required. For more information, email or call 919-677-1400.

Raleigh Amateur Radio Society licensing course

The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will host a four-session general licensing course starting Feb. 27. For more information and to pre-register, go to

Poetry contest

The N.C. State University creative writing program is accepting submissions to its free, annual statewide poetry contest. This year’s guest judge is Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. Submit entries to: N.C. State Poetry Contest, Campus Box 8105, English Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8105. Submissions must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 1. Winners will be announced April 7.

Assistance League of the Triangle campaign

The Assistance League of the Triangle has begun its annual fundraising campaign “Open Your Heart,” which supports its philanthropic programs. Tax deductible donations may be sent to PO Box 98477, Raleigh, NC 27624. For more information, go to

Pet food donations

SAFE Haven for Cats is accepting donations of pet food from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 8431 Garvey Drive, #137, Raleigh.

Environmental award

Raleigh is accepting nominations for the 2016 City of Raleigh Environmental Award for a person, group, organization or business whose actions have strengthened Raleigh’s sustainability. Nominations are due by Feb. 12. For more information, including nomination forms and sponsorship, call 919-996-3070 or go to

Carolina Aquarium Workshop

The Raleigh Aquarium Society will present its 31st Carolina Aquarium workshop March 18-20. Registration costs $25. For more information, go to Events are as follows:

▪ Friday, March 18: Field trip, meet and greet – Ramada Raleigh, 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

▪ Saturday March 19: Freshwater programs, banquet – Ramada Raleigh, 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

▪ Sunday, March 20: Auction – N.C. State Fairgrounds, James Martin building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

Meet in the Street

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications from arts and crafts vendors, nonprofits and downtown merchants for the 2016 Meet in the Street. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, along South Taylor, South Brooks and South White streets. Applications are available at and at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St., Wake Forest.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or how to perform on the main stage, contact Corey Hutcherson at To volunteer, contact Sherry Forbes at

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 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 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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