Community Notes, Sept. 25

September 23, 2013 

Active Aging Week

Two Raleigh Kisco Senior Living communities, Magnolia Glen and Abbotswood at Stonehenge, will celebrate Active Aging Week Sept. 22-28. The event will feature Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations, massage, aromatherapy, trivia contests, and presentations. Magnolia Glen is located at 5301 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh. For more information, call 919-841-4747 or visit www.lifeatmagnoliaglen.com. Abbotswood at Stonehenge is located at 7900 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh. For more information, call 919-847-3202 or visit www.lifeatabbotswood.com.

Storytimes Online

Click, Watch, Learn: Storytimes Online is a video initiative created by library staff to support the parenting initiative Every Child Ready to Read. Families are invited to watch the videos online and attend storytimes at local libraries. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/storytimesonline.

Call for nominations

The Raleigh-Durham chapter of the American Advertising Federation seeks nominations for the 2014 Silver Medal Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advertising. For a nomination form, visit www.aaf-rdu.org.

Honey Buzztival

The 2013 Honey Buzztival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, along the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The event will feature apiculture tastings, activities and a local honey contest. For more information, visit www.godowntownraleigh.com.

El Diá de los Muertos

History Corner: Halloween en Español will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Children ages 6-9 with an adult will lear about El Diá de los Muertos, a Mexican celebration for remembering deceased loved ones. The cost is $1 per child. For more information, call 919-807-7900.

El Diá de los Muertos

History Hunters: El Diá de los Muertos will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Children ages 10-13 will learn about the Mexican Day of the Dead. The cost is $1 per child. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

Casktoberfest

Big Boss Brewing Company will hold its annual Casktoberfest at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the brewery, 1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh. The event will offer German style cuisine, music and cask-conditioned and barrel aged brews. Proceeds will benefit the N.C. Mountains-to-Sea Trail. For more information, visit www.casktoberfest.com.

Little Historians

Little Historians: Take Me to the State Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 4, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 5-7 will celebrate the N.C. State Fair’s 160th birthday with stories, games and crafts. The cost is $4 per child and includes an adult admission. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

International Festival

The 28th International Festival of Raleigh will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The hours are 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The even will feature performances, cultural exhibits, world bazaars, sidewalk cafes, demonstrations, kids’ activities, a biergarten and a naturalization ceremony. Tickets cost $5 to $8. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.internationalfestival.org.

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 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.

Plant giveaway

The Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. During the event, thousands of choice and rare plants will be given away to members. New members can register the day of the event; memberships begin at $50. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum.

Orchid workshop

Learn about orchids during a workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Atlantic Avenue Orchid and Garden Center, 5217 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. The cost is $5 per person, and registration is required at 919-878-8877.

Children’s science

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the town of Wake Forest will offer a free children’s science program from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Children ages 4 and older can discover the diversity of birds. Registration is required. To register, call 919-435-9443 or email Assistant Town Engineer Holly Miller at hmiller@wakeforestnc.gov.

Heritage day

Heritage Day, an old-time county fair, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature live music, animals, agricultural displays, heritage craft displays, re-enactors and a quilt auction.

Raleigh Reads

The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program 10-11:30 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:

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.

Rocktoberfest

Rocktoberfest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St., Wake Forest. The event will feature a live concert, activity booths, food and prizes. For more information, email info@nicoleyvettesignatureevents.com.

Science fiction, fantasy authors

Dinner in the Village will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Cameron Village, 1900 Cameron St., Raleigh. The event will feature dinner, a live auction, prizes, and music. Proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. For more information or to register, visit www.wakemedfoundation.org/dinner-in-the-village.

PinkFest

PinkFest, an event to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors and friends, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel at North Hills, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh. Enjoy spa and beauty treatments, drinks, raffle prizes and giveaways. Tickets begin at $55 per person, and proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.komennctc.org.

Time for Tots

Time for Tots: A Clean Sweep will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Children, ages 3-5 with an adult, can learn about housecleaning and make a miniature broom. The cost is $1 per child. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

British authors

Explore classic literature by British authors at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Science fiction, fantasy authors

Local science fiction, fantasy and horror writers will discuss their craft at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Authors David Drake, John Kessel, Mur Lafferty and Mark Van Name will speak. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Science fiction, fantasy authors

Local science fiction, fantasy and horror writers will discuss their craft at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Authors Jenna Black, Tony Daniel, John Kessel and Mur Lafferty will speak. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Archaeology lecture

John Clauser, a consulting archaeologist and cemetery specialist, will discuss archaelogy in Raleigh at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Joel Lane Museum House, 160 S. St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-833-3431.

LGBT Gala

The 5th Annual LGBT Center Awards Gala is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe St., Suite 100, Raleigh. The event will feature dinner, awards and a silent auction. Tickets cost $100, and proceeds will benefit the LGBT Center of Raleigh. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

Quilt making

The Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers will demonstrate and discuss the art form of quilts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Skateboarding skills

Young adults ages 12-18 will learn the basics of skateboarding from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12-19 at Marsh Creek Park, 3016 N. New Hope Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20, and registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Dog pictures

Chuy’s Photo Fundraiser is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Phydeux, 10 W. Franklin St., Raleigh. Phydeux customers can have their dog’s photo taken and possibly added to the wall at a new restaurant, Chuy’s. Photos cost $5, and proceeds will benefit Pawfect Match. For more information, call 919-833-9216.

Style-A-Thon

David Wade Salon will hold its 2013 Style-A-Thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the salon, 612 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit InterAct, a nonprofit providing support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 919-834-1111.

Buddy Walk

The Triangle Down Syndrome Network will hold the 15th annual Buddy Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Brier Creek Park, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. Chris Burke from “Life Goes On” and WTVD-TV news anchor Heather Waliga will lead the one-mile walk at 3:30 p.m. The event will also feature performances, bounce houses, laser tag, games and a raffle. Registration begins at $15 and will benefit the Triangle Down Syndrome Network. For more information, visit buddywalk.kintera.org.

Fashion show

The Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta will hold a RED Shoe Affair and Fashion Show from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The event will feature a dinner, raffles, vendors and a silent auction. Tickets cost $50, and proceeds will benefit the WWAC scholarship fund and community service projects. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit dstredshoeaffair.eventbrite.com.

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.

Tibetan Buddhism

Barb Baranski of the Kadampa Center will discuss Tibetan Buddhism at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Hinduism discussion

Shannon Grimes of Meredith College will discuss Hinduism at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Oyster roast

Shuckin’ and Shaggin’, an oyster roast fundraiser, is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the N.C. State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Enjoy food, beach music and a silent auction. Tickets cost $75 and will benefit the State Capitol. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-733-4994.

Quilt making

The Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers will demonstrate and discuss the art form of quilts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Cash raffle

Alley Cats and Angels, a foster home-based cat rescue nonprofit, will hold its annual cash raffle to raise money for the organization’s medical fund. Tickets cost $5, five tickets cost $20, and first prize is $500. The drawing will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, at PetSmart, 220 Hinton Oaks Blvd., Knightdale. Winners do not need to be present to win. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.alleycatsandangels.org.

British authors

Explore classic literature by British authors at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Genealogy research

Explore your family tree at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

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.

Genealogy research

Explore your family tree at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

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