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Community Notes: May 15

Barbecue fundraiser

The Friends of Oberlin Village will host a barbecue fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the parking lot behind InterAct of Wake County, 1012 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The event will also feature live music, a raffle, children’s games, tours of the Historic Oberlin Cemetery and demonstrations by N.C. State University students and faculty about methods to document and map the cemetery. The cost is $10 per plate. For details, go to

Special needs talent show

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host the Shining Stars Special Needs Talent Show at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The free event will feature prizes, food and games. Participants can register online through May 19 at For more information, contact Monica Leleton at 919-435-9563 or

Public hearing on Wake Forest proposed budget

Wake Forest will host a public hearing on the town’s proposed budget at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the board chambers at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Residents can comment on the proposed fiscal year 2016-17 budget, which is available at Town Hall until Tuesday, May 17. The proposal can also be found online at

Financial seminar for women

Financial advisers will present a free financial workshop for women at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at at the executive offices suite at Lafayette Village, 8480 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. Topics will include home financing options, insurance and retirement investments. Reservations are due by May 9. To reserve a spot, go to or call 919-322-4236.

Transit plan public hearing

A public hearing on the proposed Wake County transit plan will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Raleigh Convention Center, Room 402, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Residents will get a chance to comment on the plan. Comments can also be emailed to GoTriangle and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization are hosting the event.

Bike to Work Day pit stops

The city of Raleigh, Capital City Bike Club, N.C. State University and GoTriangle will host four pit stops from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, to commemorate National Bike Month. Stops are located at:

▪ REI, 4291 The Circle at North Hills St., Raleigh.

▪ N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center Globe, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

▪ Crabtree Creek Trail, Crabtree Valley Avenue by the McDonald’s behind Crabtree Valley Mall.

▪ N.C. State University Centennial Campus, 900 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh.

919 Music Fest

A benefit for the American Red Cross, in recognition of local first responders, will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at 8051 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. For vendor information or to become a sponsor or volunteer, email or call 919-864-7300.

Rabies and microchip clinic

The town of Rolesville will partner with Wake County to host a rabies and microchip clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 28, at Main Street Park’s gazebo. The cost is $5 for a rabies vaccine and $10 for a microchip. For more information, go to

Memorial Day service

Heartland Hospice will host a Community Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, in the Veterans Garden at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. All are invited and are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event will feature refreshments, music and more.

Summer movie series

Rolesville has started a summer movie series at sunset, about 8:15 p.m. on the football field of Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road. “Book of Life” will be shown Saturday, June 11, and “LEGO Movie” will be shown Saturday, Aug. 13. The events are free, and concessions will be sold.

Sir Walter Raleigh awards

The city of Raleigh will accept nominations for the 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance through 5 p.m. June 24. Nominations can be submitted at (search for Sir Walter Raleigh Awards), or contact Carter Pettibone at 919-996-4643. The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards ceremony will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, at CAM Raleigh.

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 For more information, go to or contact Bill Crabtree at 919-435-9421 or

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.

Taoist Tai Chi Society open house

The Taoist Tai Chi Society will host an open house from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at 5218 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-787-9600 or go to

Talent show

Single Women with Children, Inc. will host its annual talent show from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner. Tickets are $10 each and are tax deductible; donations will also be accepted. For more information, call 919-250-3593 or email

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.

Wake Forest Home & Garden Show

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host the inaugural Wake Forest Home & Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14. The event will showcase the latest in home improvement products, services, and features. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. To reserve a spot on the waiting list or for more information, contact Anna Bolton at 919-435-9422 or

Annual Dirty Dogs Pet Extravaganza

The Annual Dirty Dogs Pet Extravaganza is partnering with the town of Wake Forest to host an event Sept. 24-25. For more information, contact Vanessa Davis at 919-453-0765 or

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