Community Notes, Aug. 14

August 12, 2013 

Zaxby’s donations

Local Zaxby’s will hold Cause Card Week through Aug. 21. Up to 30 percent of sales will benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, which helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Customers who dine at Zaxby’s will have 10 percent of their bill donated and with a return visit, another 10 percent of the bill will be donated, with a cap of 30 percent.

Zaxby’s are located at: 4150 Fayetteville Road, 8812 Harvest Oaks Drive and 2901 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh.

Classics at the Capital

The fourth annual Carolina Classics at the Capital will be held Aug.17-18 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Muscle cars, collectables, street rods and show cars will be on display. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-12 and free for children ages 6 and younger. For more information, visit www.classicsatthecapital.com.

Iron Elite celebration

The Iron Elite Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh. The event will include live music, a bike show, a fashion show, vendors and food trucks. Registration for the bike show costs $10 and begins at 10 a.m.; trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.rayprice-hd.com.

Family class on insects

Family Science Investigation: Introduction to Entomology will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Families with children ages 10 and older will collect bugs and learn to correctly identify them. The cost is $35 per parent and child pair, and $17 for each additional child. Registration is required two weeks in advance at www.naturalsciences.org

Fruits and vegetables

Children can explore fresh fruits and vegetable from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Pancakes at the mill

Little Sprouts: Pancakes, Pancakes will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4260 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Eric Carle’s story “Pancakes, Pancakes!” will be read, following by an arts and crafts activity. The program is for children ages 3-5 with an adult, and costs $4 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Susan Alberts at museum

Dr. Susan Alberts, professor of biology at Duke University, will discuss how the humanities influenced her scientific career at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

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 www.mostamazingraceraleigh.com.

Cystic fibrosis fundraiser

The CF Climb, a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Wells Fargo, 150 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. The vertical stair climb will also feature awards, food, drinks and entertainment. For more information, email cpond@cff.org.

Bike maintenance class

Learn to make repairs on your own bicycle during a class from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24, at Brier Creek Park and Community Center, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. Participants will learn to change flat tires and adjust gears and brakes. Bring your bike and clothing that can get dirty. The cost is $15 for residents, $27 for nonresidents. For more information or to register, call 919-831-6855.

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 www.golfclassic.org/events.

Dog wash

Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions will hold a dog wash and massage fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Unleashed, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for one dog, $35 for two. For more information, call 919-858-6460.

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 located 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 www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Caribbean festival

The CaribMask Carnival Parade and Festival Village is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at City Plaza, along the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. The event will feature dancing, soca and calypso artists, masqueraders, exhibits, cuisine, and arts and crafts. For more information, visit www.caribmask.com.

Rocks and fossils

Geologist Randy Bechtell will discuss rocks and fossils during a children’s program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will also feature a rock scavenger hunt. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Bowl for charity

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club will hold a Charity Bowl-A-Thon from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Brooks Street Bowl, 413 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The fee is $100 for a team of four and includes two games, a soft drink, rentals and a coupon for one free game. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, Aug. 21, at www.bowlathon.net/event/WFWC2013. For more information, visit www.wake-forest-womans-club.com or call 919-817-9270.

Financial workshop

Stretching the Family Budget, a free financial workshop, will be held from 5:30 p.m. 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 robin.landsman@wakegov.com.

Bloodmobile at library

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will accept blood donations from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, visit www.redcrossblood.org and log in as Wake Library.

Business women series

The Business and Professional Women of Raleigh will hold a speaker series titled Prepare for Your Future. The first speaker is Teresa Spangler, founder and CEO of PlazaBridge Group. Her lecture, titled The Power of Certainty in a World of Uncertainty, will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hills Drive, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.bpwraleigh.org.

Antibiotics talk

Renee Maas, senior organizer with Food and Water Watch, will discuss Antibiotic Resistance 101: How Antibiotic Misuse on Factory Farms Can Make You Sick from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Irregardless Café, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-833-8898.

Diet strategies

Suzanne Havala Hobbs, “On the Table” columnist at The News and Observer, will discuss strategies to maintain a health-supporting diet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Irregardless Café, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.irregardless.com.

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.

Police youth outreach

The Creedmoor Police Department is seeking applicants for its new youth outreach program, Explorers.

The program is for Granville County youths ages 14-20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement. Participants will learn about the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences and other fun activities.

The program will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Creedmoor Police Department, 111 W. Masonic Road, Creedmoor.

Applications are due by Saturday, Aug. 31 and can be picked up at the Creedmoor Police Department.

For more information, visit www.cityofcreedmoor.org.

Book discussions

Librarians will lead book discussions in September at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave. and North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road in Raleigh. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/events.

Trivia at the library

A monthly trivia series on books and authors will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Southern books

Librarians will discuss Southern literature at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Southern authors

Southern authors Suzanne Adair, Steven Gilbert, Anna Jean Mayhew and Mary Lambeth Moore will discuss their writing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Southern books

Librarians will discuss Southern literature at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Bob Rankin at library

Bob Rankin will sign copies of the poster he designed for the 29th International Festival of Raleigh from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.

Tar Heel history

Librarians will help participants find the right book to learn about North Carolina at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Neighborhood Exchange

The city of Raleigh Community Services Department will hold the 10th annual Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh.

The program gives residents an opportunity to discuss neighborhood issues and share ideas. The event will also feature sessions on topics such as teen financial literacy, traffic problems, neighborhood leadership, and community and civic engagement.

The registration fee is $10 for residents, $15 for nonresidents and free of charge for teenagers with an adult registration. Registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 11. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/neighborhoodexchange. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov.

Pagan Pride festival

Pagan Pride Raleigh will be held 10:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22 in the L.R. Harrill Center at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raleigh. The event will feature rituals, workshops and entertainment. For more information, visit www.cncpaganpride.org.

Trivia at the library

A monthly trivia series on books and authors will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Tar Heel history

Librarians will help participants find the right book to learn about North Carolina at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Southern authors

Southern authors Suzanne Adair, Brynn Bonner, Margaret Maron, Lee Mims, J.D. Rhoades and Sarah Shaber will discuss their writing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Storytelling festival

The 31st annual Storytelling Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature a hayride, face painting, food vendors and games. Bring chairs and blankets to listen to storytellers. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Fur Ball for SPCA

The 18th annual Fur Ball will be held from 6 p.m. 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 www.spcawake.org.

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 www.diabetes.org/stepoutnorthhills.

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