Community Notes, July 24

July 22, 2013 

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.

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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; proceeds, plus 10 percent of food sales, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

Rides to the mill

Little Historians: Mill Stories in Motions will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 2, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will learn how a ride to the Old Mill felt like. The cost is $4 per child, and registration is required. To register, call 919-856-6675.

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; 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

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