Community Notes, July 31

July 29, 2013 

Fitness and exercise classes

Free one-on-one sessions with a fitness specialist and a week of exercise classes will be offered at the new location of CORE at Raleigh Orthopaedics at 3001 Edwards Mill Road in Raleigh. Classes are designed for all fitness levels, and the staff specializes in osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, back pain and balance deficits. For more information or to register, call 919-863-6834.

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

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

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, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. 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

Spiders at Annie Louise Wilkerson

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

Workshop on electronics

A workshop titled Electronics for Beginners will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the 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

Cancer support class

The Pretty in Pink Foundation will hold a class titled Beyond the Ribbon: Making Lemons out of Lemonade from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Young Moore and Henderson, P.A., 3101 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The class is free and available for anyone diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to register, call 919-532-0532.

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

Bridal show

The Southern Bridal Show and Expo will be held Aug. 10-11 in the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information or to register, visit

Festival of the Arts

Logan’s Festival of the Arts will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Logan’s Trading Company, 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature local art, performances, music, a silent auction and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit the local charity House of Joy.

Fire truck parade

A fire truck parade will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The parade will be held as part of the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo, running Aug.9-10. North Carolina fire departments are invited to participate in the parade. For more information or to register, visit

Pancake and sausage breakfast

A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Plates $5 per person, with $20 max per family, and will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, orange juice and a choice of a hot beverage. Proceeds will support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.

Food truck rodeo

The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, along Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Over 40 local food trucks will attend. For more information, visit

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