Community Notes, Sept. 29

September 27, 2013 

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.

Rappelling event

Over the Edge, a unique Special Olympics fundraiser that allows individuals to rappel down the side of a downtown Raleigh skyscraper, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Wells Fargo building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Prior to the event, Cafe Carolina locations will hold a fundraiser where customers get a free cookie when they donate to the cause. To participate in Over the Edge, participants must raise $1,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina by Oct. 5. For more information or to register, visit www.overtheedgenc.com.

Wildlife hike

Join a naturalist on a guided wildlife hike from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 6, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program is for families with children ages 6 and older. The cost is $5 per family; registration is required at 919-856-6675.

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.

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.

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:

Nov. 2 – “Blue” by Joyce Hostetter.

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

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.

World breads

Breads Around the World, a program for children ages 8-12, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 7, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Play games and solve puzzles to discover 10 kinds of bread and their countries of origin. The cost is $6 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

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.

Bird program

Falling for Birds, a hands-on science program, is scheduled from 1to 4 p.m. Oct. 8-10 at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $12 per day, or $30 for all three days. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

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.

Executive Mansion talk

Gerald Adams, gardener at the Executive Mansion, will discuss the history of the gardens and grounds from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900.

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.

Diseases and research

Science Cafe: Plague – Old Disease, New Research will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Dr. Bill Goldman, a microbiology professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, will discuss modern research on the bacterium Yersinia pestis. For more information, call 919-707-9800.

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.

BBQ fundraiser

Special Blessings, a nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities, will hold The Stop and Go BBQ Fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Buffaloe Road Grocery, 5700 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh. Plates cost $8 each. For more information, call 919-366-9589 or visit www.specialblessingsinc.net.

Chemistry Day

Chemistry Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Visitors will learn about sustainable energy and biofuels and participate in hands-on chemistry experiments. Dr. Sol Levine will discuss States of Matter at the Windows on the World classroom. For more information, call 919-707-9800.

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.

Viva Raleigh festival

The fifth annual Viva Raleigh festival is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh. The event will feature music, crafts, food, dancers and children’s activities. For more information, call Aracelys Torrez at 919-996-5717.

The Track Down

The Track Down, a scavenger hunt, will begin at noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at the N.C. State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Teams of two to four agents will try to find a briefcase full of cash located in the city. For more information, call 919-733-4994.

Harvest Day

Harvest Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Logan’s Trading Company, 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh. The events and times are:

Glorious Garlic – 9 a.m. Learn about planting, growing, harvesting and curing garlic.

FUN for the Kids – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s games and activities include a bounce house, hay ride, bean bag toss, face painting, pumpkin painting, a candy hunt and more.

FUN for the Dogs – 3 p.m. Bring your dog with a costume to participate in the fall costume fest and a dog costume parade.

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.

Pancake breakfast

The American Legion Post 187 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Plates cost $5 and include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and a choice of hot beverage. Proceeds will support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.

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.

Yard sale

The Wake Forest Community Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Wake Forest. Tables are available for $10, and proceeds will benefit the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment. For more information, call 919-570-0350.

Fashion trends

Valonda Calloway, cohost of My Carolina Today, will discuss this season’s five fashion essentials during a style event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Macy’s at Crabtree Valley, 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The event will also feature refreshments, makeovers and music. The first 50 guests will receive a special gift, and individuals wgi spend $75 or more in the women’s department will receive a fashion tote.

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.

Shopping spree

The Junior League of Raleigh will hold the 29th annual A Shopping SPREE from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24-27 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Tickets begin at $10, and proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Raleigh. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jlraleigh.org.

Big Idea forum

The Marbles Big Idea forum is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Thought-leader and author, Frans Johansson, will teach community and corporate leaders to think more creatively and seize professional moments that lead to success. Tickets start at $60 per person and sponsorships are available. Proceeds will benefit the Create Innovate Initiative. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/bigidea.

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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