Community Notes, Aug. 21

August 19, 2013 

Kittens, cats for $20

Kitten and cat adoption fees have been reduced to $20 through Aug. 24 at The SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.spcawake.org or call 919-772-2482.

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.

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.

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.

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