Community Notes, Aug. 11

August 9, 2013 

Dinosaur illustration

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences invites artists 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

Materials science

Learn about the history of materials science from comic books, movies and science fiction during a Science Café at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Registration is not required. For more information, visit

Neighbor of the Year award

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council will accept nominations for the Good Neighbor of the Year Award until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Nominees are sought in two divisions: adult and youth ages 13-18. Nominees must be a Wake Forest resident who has made a significant contribution to the community’s quality of life between Sept. 2012, and Aug. 15, 2013.

For more information or to nominate someone, visit

Trunk show

The Trunk Show will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe St., Raleigh. Women and men’s clothing and accessories will be on sale. The cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the door.


The Packapalooza festival is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, along Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Learn about N.C. State’s history and traditions. The event will also feature food, an arts zone, laser tag, video games and live entertainment. Bring a can of food to donate to N.C. State’s Food Pantry. For more information, visit

Toy train swap

The Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event will also feature kid’s activities, raffles and an auction at 1 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults, and children 13 and younger get in free. For more information, visit

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