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Community Notes: June 12

Summer Porch Sale

The Green Chair Project will host its Summer Porch Sale from Thursday, June 16, through Saturday, June 18, at 1853 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. The sale will feature vintage, antique and new accessories. A preview party will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Tickets are $20 in advance at or $25 at the door. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. The nonprofit reuses donated home furnishings to help families who have transitioned from homelessness, crisis or disaster.

Father-daughter event

Word of God Christian Academy will host Treasured Moments, a father-daughter event, from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 17, at 3000 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh. The cost is $45 per couple; additional guests cost $20. Fathers with daughters age 6 and older are invited to spend an evening dancing and dining. A photo booth will be available. For more information, call 919-834-1141.

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. “LEGO Movie” will be shown Saturday, Aug. 13. The event is free, and concessions will be sold.

Sir Walter Raleigh Awards

The city of Raleigh will accept nominations for the 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards through 5 p.m. Friday, June 24. The awards recognize contributions to the city’s character, environment and appearance. 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.

Good Neighbor of the Year Award

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. For more information, go to or contact Virginia Jones at 919-435-9491 or Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Fourth of July events

▪ The ’Works! event will be from noon to 11 p.m. Monday, July 4, on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. The free event will feature live music, a beer/wine tent, children’s rides and games, street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors. Fireworks will light up at the sky over the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting about 9:30 p.m.

▪ The ninth annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks at Brier Creek will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, July 4. A block party will kick off at 5 p.m. at the clock tower at Brier Creek Commons at the corner of Brier Creek Parkway and Lumley Road in northwest Raleigh. The event will feature bounce houses, face painting, patriotic activities, contests and food. For more information, including site maps and details about parking, go to

▪ The annual Wake Forest Independence Day celebration is a two-day event. Fireworks will be Sunday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Drive. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Line-up for a children’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4, at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper avenue. Games and art will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., and R.H. Forrest Field, 123 W. Owen Ave.

▪ Rolesville will celebrate Independence Day with a parade at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, through downtown. At 5 p.m., the free event will feature music, food, a flag-raising and the national anthem. Fireworks will begin later.

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

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

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

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