Community Notes, July 28

July 26, 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.

For more information, visit

Summer workshops

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

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

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

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 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.

Hockey at Marbles

Hockey Fun with the Carolina Hurricanes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Participants can play around the Canes inflatable slap shot booth and practice in the skills and drills zone. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Genealogy seminar

The Computers and Genealogy Seminar will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Five Points Center for Active Adults. Participants, ages 50 and older, will learn about Internet tools useful in conducting family history and genealogical research. The cost is $12 per person, and registration is required at

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

Spectacular spiders

Daring Discoverers: Spectacular Spiders will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park, 11408 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The program, for children ages 6-9, will feature hands-on discovery of spiders. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required four days in advance at

Electronics workshop

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

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