Community Notes, Aug. 28

August 26, 2013 

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.

Free chiropractic

The Joint will offer free chiropractic adjustments to all first responders and their families Sept. 4-11 at its center, 8511 Colonnade Center Drive, Raleigh. First responders include military, police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians. For more information, call 919-848-7774.

History at the Capitol

History Corner: Capitol Hunt is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Visit Union Square and search for presidents, wheelbarrows and more. The program is for children ages 6-9 with an adult and costs $1 per person. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

History Hunters

History Hunters: The State’s Home Base will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Investigate and tour the State Capitol building and its grounds. The program is for children ages 10-13 and costs $1 per person. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

Beauty tips

Paula Metivier, a local Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, will offer beauty and skin care tips at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

‘Legendary Locals’

A lecture on the book “Legendary Locals of Raleigh” by Stormi Souter and Elizabeth Weichel will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Joel Lane Museum House, 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.

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.

Raleigh Reads

The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at the City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Children ages 7-13 will discuss books and enjoy crafts, snacks, authors and live readings. To register, call 919-996-2220. The books to be discussed and dates are:

Sept. 7 – “Emma and the Civil Warrior” by Candy Dahl.

Oct. 5 – “Ten Miles Past Normal” by Frances O’Roark Dowell.

Nov. 2 – “Blue” by Joyce Hostetter.

Dec. 7 – “The Christmas Barn” by C.L. Davis.

Homework help

Librarians will show parents online resources and tools to help children with homework at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

History of cotton

Time for Tots: Pickin’ Cotton will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will look at objects associated with picking and processing cotton and make a collage. The cost is $1 per person, and adult accompaniment is required. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

Financial aid workshop

Parents and students can learn about FAFSA forms and financial aid eligibility at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Homework help

Librarians will show parents online resources and tools to help children with homework at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

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.

Business program

A program titled “How to Start and Stay in Business” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Career help

Learn to use the online database Job and Career Accelerator at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 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.

Crafts and cozies

Craft a felt beverage cozie during a program at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. All craft materials will be provided; the program is free to library members ages 16 and older. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

Energy-saving workshop

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 robin.landsman@wakegov.com. To register, call 919-250-1101.

Business program

A program titled “Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Beauty tips

Paula Metivier, a local Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, will offer beauty and skin care tips at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 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 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 28th 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.

N.C. architecture

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.

Career help

Learn to use the online database Job and Career Accelerator at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested, at 919-856-6710.

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.

Discussion on death

The Historic Oakwood Cemetery and the Hospice of Wake County will host Raleigh’s first Death Café at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. A Death Café allows people to express and explore their understanding of death in a safe and comfortable environment. Registration is required at 919-832-6077 or www.oakwoodcemeterydeathcafe.eventbrite.com.

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.

Program on kindness

Amanda Davis will discuss the importance and power of cultivating kindness at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

Grants for youth organizations

The N.C. Youth Advisory Council is accepting applications for minigrants 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 minigrants 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. 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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