Community Notes, July 7

July 6, 2013 

Bug camp

Eco-Kids: Bug-A-Boos will be held July 8, 10 and 12 at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Campers can register for the 9 a.m. session or the 1 p.m. session. Children ages 4-5 will explore various habitats for bugs. The cost is $25 per child, and registration is required. To register, call 919-870-4330.

Music at the library

The Triangle String Band will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Fire safety for parents

A program for parents about home fire safety will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Area fire departments will present tips on how to prevent and survive fire emergencies. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Book discussion on Harper Lee

Librarians will discuss Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

SPCA meeting

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold a community response meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh. During this meeting, the public can provide feedback and discuss the future direction of the organization.

Programming class

Computer Programming for Beginners will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Participants will learn how to program using Microsoft Basic. The program is for ages 11 and older and costs $10 per participant. Registration is required a week in advance. To register, visit www.naturalsciences.org or call 919-707-9800.

National Guard and Briggs

The North Carolina National Guard will present a lecture titled The National Guard and the Briggs Building from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Suite 100, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-2220.

Taste of Blount

A Taste of Blount Street and City Market will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, on Moore Square at the corner of Hargett and Blount streets in Raleigh. The event will feature foods, beers and wines, dance and music. For more information, visit www.blountstreetandcitymarket.com.

Canning, preserving techniques

Steven McNulty, founder of Triangle Area Homesteaders and Gardeners, will lead a program on canning and preserving techniques at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Canning, preserving techniques

Steven McNulty, founder of Triangle Area Homesteaders and Gardeners, will lead a program on canning and preserving techniques at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Host families needed

CCI Greenheart is seeking volunteer host families in the Raleigh and Durham area for a student exchange program from July 20-Aug. 1.

Host families will provide rooms, meals and basic parenting to a high school student from Mexico. The family should already have a teenager in the home. All exchange students come with medical insurance and spending money. Students will have weekly meetings and workshops which the families may join. Transportation is provided for the students.

For more information, contact James di Carlo at jdi-carlo@wcpss.net or visit www.cci-exchange.com.

Instagram contest

Wake County residents and visitors are invited to participate in Wake County’s first Instagram contest. To enter, follow Wake County on Instagram and upload photos that best portray the theme “Wake Is Great” with the hashtag #wakeisgreat. Photos could include county programs and events, county facilities, downtown happenings, festivals, activities and ceremonies, and everyday life in Wake County.

All images must be submitted by Sunday, July 21. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/connect/instagram.

Book recommendations

Librarians will offer one-on-one book recommendations at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Librarians will recommend books on summer entertaining and home decorating. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

GoodReads tutoring

Learn about GoodReads, a website about book recommendations, during a tutoring session at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The one-on-one sessions are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Program on coupons

Savvy Savers Couponers will discuss couponing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Participants can bring unexpired coupons for a demonstration coupon swap. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Needle art

Gifted Hands of Cary and the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will discuss the art form of needlework at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

Auction for the Animals

The13th annual Auction for the Animals is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $75 and proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.auctionfortheanimals.com.

Music at the library

The Triangle String Band will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Wills for special needs

A workshop on wills and estate planning for special needs children is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Whole Foods, 3540 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The workshop is open to parents and grandparents who are planning for long-term care of special needs children. To register, contact Beth Secosky at 919-828-8221 or bsecosky@nc.rr.com.

Summer workshops for high schoolers

The Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab will offer academic and enrichment summer workshops for high school students. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 714 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $30 for the first workshop and $25 for each additional workshop. For more information or to register, visit www.wade.org.

Summer youth pass program

Youths ages 13-17 may purchase a Capital Area Transit bus pass offering unlimited rides for a reduced rate of $30 for the summer. The summer youth pass program will run until Sept. 1. Passes can be obtained at Moore Square Transit Station or CAT’s Transit Operations Facility at 4104 Poole Road, Raleigh.

Students must present a current school-issued identification card and proof of age. Those without a valid school ID can email catinfo@raleighnc.gov with the subject line Summer Youth Pass.

For more information, call 919-996-3900 or visit www.raleighnc.gov/transit.

Summer reading program

Wake County Public Libraries will hold summer reading programs for children, teens and adults. The Read To Me Club will teach children five reading techniques. The Dig Into Reading Club is for school-aged children featuring weekly activities at the library. Teens can participate in the Beneath the Surface Club, featuring raffles and reading incentives. The adult club, Groundbreaking Reads, will focus on influential books. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries.

ECAC Festival canceled

The East Citizen’s Advisory Council has canceled its ECAC Community Day Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information on ECAC, visit www.eastraleigh.org.

Fashion show, brunch

The Inaugural V Fashion Show and Celebrity Chef Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Zinda, 301 Fayetteville St. No. 120, Raleigh. Tickets start at $35 and include a swag bag. Proceeds will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. For more information, visit www.golfclassic.org/events.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at North Hills in Raleigh. Participants and teams can raise money to benefit the American Diabetes Association. For more information or to register, visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutnorthhills.

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