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Community Notes: July 17

Wake Forest Purple Heart Dinner

The Wake Forest Purple Heart Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest. The event is a chance for the public to honor veterans wounded in battle. All are welcome. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Tax-deductible contributions may be made payable to Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 168, Wake Forest, NC. For details, call Marty Coward at 919-760-3520 or email

Summer movie series

As part of its summer movie series at sunset, Rolesville will show “LEGO Movie” about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on the football field of Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road. The event is free, and concessions will be sold.

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

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.

‘Voices from Our Sisters’

Raleigh Sister Cities is seeking photos, memories and reflections from residents who have participated in Sister City exchanges over the past 30 years. Items will be used as part of the “Voices from Our Sisters” exhibit that will open Sept. 2 at the City of Raleigh Museum. Email or mail your submission to RSC, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. For more information, call 919-996-4372.

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

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.

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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