Community Notes, July 21

July 19, 2013 


A 1941 Chevrolet Coupe commands attention on Martin Street during the Carolina Classics at the Capital car show last year. The event returns for its fourth annual running in August.


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, call 919-231-4006, or visit

Water critters

Daring Discoverers: Water Critters will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, 11408 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. Children ages 6-9 will learn about water bugs, turtles and frogs. The cost is $5 per child. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required at

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.

Thrift shop sale benefits pets

A 50 percent off sale is set for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. The sale includes clothing, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, jewelry, books and accessories. Profits will help low-income pet owners to spay or neuter pets through AnimalKind, THE $20 FIX and SpayNC Helpline. Donations of gently used items are accepted 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are also needed; call to find out when the next orientation will be conducted. For more information, call 919-872-0019 or visit

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

Photo contest

NeighborWoods Raleigh, a program that gives free trees to Raleigh residents, will accept entries to its photo contest through midnight Wednesday, July 31.

To enter, take a photograph of your favorite Neighborwoods tree and send the image to Include your name and contact information in the email. Photos of people with the tree are not accepted, but wildlife and pets are welcome.

For more information, visit

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

A Habitat for Humanity fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $10 and proceeds plus 10 percent of food sales will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

First Friday Kids Camp

First Friday Kids Camp will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The program is for preschool and elementary school children. The cost is $25 for members, and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required at

Yard sale

The nonprofit Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers will sell donated merchandise from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug 3-4, in the Exposition Center of the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Merchandise will include men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing, toys, games, books, furniture, kitchenware, TVs and more. All proceeds will support TROSA’s long-term addiction treatment program. For more information, call 919-419-1059 or visit

Reptiles and amphibians

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will offer a free, hands-on science program about reptiles and amphibians from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The program will also include a stream walk at Miller Park. The program is for ages 4 and older and registration is required. To register, contact Assistant Town Engineer Holly Miller at 919-435-9443 or

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

Soapmaking class

Learn to make handmade soap from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Scentsuosity, 300 Blake St., Raleigh. Mix shredded soap, herbs, clays and essential oils to make a gentle soap. The cost is $25. For more information or to register, visit

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

Green energy workshop

A green energy workshop is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Make gliders out of recycled materials and build electric circuits. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

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 and log in as Wake Library.

Miracle Treat Day

Miracle Treat Day 2013 will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Triangle Dairy Queen, 5260 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Proceeds from every Blizzard purchased will benefit local children through the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. For more information, visit

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

Public meeting at SPCA

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at CareFirst at Falls Pointe, 9500 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The general public can provide feedback and direction to the organization leaders. For more information, visit

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

Car show

The fourth annual Carolina Classics at the Capital will be held Aug. 17-18 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature classic and show cars, vendors, displays and demonstrations. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-12; children ages 6 and younger get in free. For more information, visit

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

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 with the subject line Summer Youth Pass.

For more information, call 919-996-3900 or visit

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

Scavenger hunt

The Most Amazing Race will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in downtown Raleigh. The scavenger hunt, similar to the TV show “The Amazing Race,” features teams completing mental and physical challenges. Teams of two may register for $25 per person and must raise $250 to participate. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army of Wake County’s community center. Teams will compete for a grand prize of $2,500 and other prizes. For more information or to register, visit

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

Bookstore supports libraries

A library fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Barnes and Noble stores in Wake County. Customers can use a special code, 11117702, to send a portion of the proceeds to support the book collection of Wake County Public Libraries. Donations will also be accepted with online purchases Aug. 24-29.

Staff from the library will be at each location and will offer a storytime at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Coupons with the code can be found at all Wake County Public Libraries or online at

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

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 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.

Fur Ball for SPCA

The 18th annual Fur Ball will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in the State Club at the N.C. State Centennial Campus, 2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature live and silent auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dancing. The recommended dress is black tie preferred. Tickets are available starting at $125 per person. Sponsorships are also available starting at $500. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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

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