Community Notes, July 14

July 13, 2013 

Donations at Whole Foods

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund has been selected to participate in Whole Foods Markets’ community giving day on Tuesday, July 16, at Whole Foods Market Raleigh, 3540 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Five percent of that day’s net sales will be donated to the nonprofit.

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.

Dog wash

The Dogtopia of Raleigh Charity Dogwash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Dogtopia of North Raleigh, 4708 Hargrove Road, Raleigh. The event will also feature vendors and a raffle. A donation of $15 per wash is suggested. Proceeds will benefit Veterans Moving Forward, a nonprofit that provides service dogs to veteran. For more information, call 919-521-8083.

Bridal exhibit

Intimate Bridal Affair: A Unique Exhibit of Wedding Professionals will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Wakefield Wine Cellar, 13600 New Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Engaged couples can view a display of four popular wedding themes. The event will also feature raffle prizes, light hors d’oeuvres, champagne, dessert and music. The event is free, but registration is required at www.intimatebridalaffairnc-zvents.eventbrite.com.

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.

Healthy Habits Camp

Healthy Habits Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 22-26 or July 24-28 at Poe Center, 224 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh. The program is open to rising first through fifth graders who qualify for free or reduced lunches. The event will feature health education activities, games, crafts and playtime. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information or for an application, visit the Poe Center, contact Kate at k.mascho@poehealth.org, call 919-231-4006, or visit www.poehealth.org.

Small business session

Grow Your Business: Going Global will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Alex Viva, a member of the Certified Global Business Professional and International Business Development unit of the Small Business and Technology Development Center, will lead a discussion based on his extensive international corporate experience. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

Balance and risk

The Center for Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Exercise will offer free balance and falls risk assessments from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 23, at Raleigh Orthopaedic, 3001 Edwards Mill Road. Staff will provide recommendations to help improve balance and prevent fall-related injuries. For more information or to register, call 919-863-6834 or email CORE@raleighortho.com.

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.

Cancer wellness program

Beyond the Ribbon Wellness Program: Beauty Inside and Out will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Young Moore and Henderson, 3101 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The program is free and for anyone diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to register, call 919-532-0532.

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.

Dinner and a psychic

Dinner and a Medium: ALX will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Gravy Italian American Kitchen, 135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. Participants will enjoy a dinner, followed by readings from the psychic medium ALX. The event costs $25 and includes appetizer, salad, two-course entrée and dessert. For more information, call 919-896-8513.

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.

Dinosaur illustration contest

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences invites art lovers ages 2-18 to submit a drawing of a dinosaur in its natural habitat. The winner will receive a prize and have the drawing displayed in the Museum Store.

Drawings must be submitted by Thursday, Aug. 15, by mail or in person to The Museum Store, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.naturalsciences.org/dinosketch.

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.

Dog training, adoption

A Kid Day and Rescue Event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Thinking Dog, 927 Durham Road, Suite 105, Wake Forest. Children and families can learn about interaction with dogs and participate in an apprentice dog trainer class. Adults can have dog training questions answered. Local animal rescues will have animals for adoption. For more information, visit www.thinkingdognc.com.

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.

Bloodmobile at library

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will accept blood donations from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, visit www.redcrossblood.org and log in as Wake Library.

Workshop on electronics

A workshop titled Electronics for Beginners will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Explore the basics of electricity, electronics and programming and make a simple electronic game. Participants must be ages 11 and older, and the cost is $10 per person. Registration is required one week in advance at www.naturalsciences.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.

Financial workshop

Stretching the Family Budget, a free financial workshop, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in Room 107 at Wake County Cooperative Extension, 4001-E Carya Drive, Raleigh. Registration is required by contacting Robin Landsman at 919-250-1107 or robin.landsman@wakegov.com.

Bloodmobile at library

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will accept blood donations from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, visit www.redcrossblood.org and log in as Wake Library.

Child car seat safety check

Wake County Human Services staff will offer child car seat safety checks from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the parking lot at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

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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