Dance troupe auditions
Auditions for a recreational senior dance troupe will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the North Carolina Dance Institute, 5910 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh. The troupe is open to females ages 58 and older and will meet once a week at the studio. The troupe will dance in the Broadway stage style. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Alumni membership drive
The Franklin County Training School in Louisburg will hold a membership drive for its alumni association from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Riverbend Park, at the end of South Church Street in downtown Louisburg. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places as a Julius Rosenwald school built for black students in the early 1900s. The three levels of alumni membership are: $300 for a lifetime membership, which includes a ticket to the biannual Red and White Ball; $30 for year-long membership; and $15 per year for friends and supporters of the school. The event will also feature entertainment by the Sounds of Durham, a yard sale, a bake sale, door prizes, and hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, contact Irma Chavis Bailey at 252-478-5914 or James T. Cooke at 919-671-1265.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 a.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.
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.
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 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.
A workshop on low-cost strategies to make a home more energy efficient will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Wake County Cooperative Extension, 4001-E Carya Drive, Raleigh. Registration is required, and all registrants will receive a free gift from the N.C. State Energy Office. For more information, email email@example.com. To register, call 919-250-1101.
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.
Reid Thomas, restoration specialist at the N.C. State Historic Preservation Office, will deliver a lecture titled Exploring Northeastern North Carolina’s Early Architecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Joel Lane Museum House, 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh.
The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-833-3431 or www.joellane.org.
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 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.
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.
Grants for youth organizations
The N.C. Youth Advisory Council is accepting applications for mini-grants for the fall of 2013. The grants are available to North Carolina organizations composed of youths ages 13-18 who implement programs to benefit their communities. The mini-grants will range from $100 to $500 each.
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. For more information or an application, visit www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/councils-minigrant.aspx or contact Youth Council Program Coordinator Cynthia Giles at 919-807-4400.
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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