Community Notes, Dec. 25

December 23, 2013 

High School Heroes

High School Heroes is a philanthropic leadership and scholarship/cash awards program for students in ninth through 12th grades. Each student who completes the program will receive a letter of recommendation from Barry Porter, regional executive director of the Red Cross. The top three fundraisers will win cash prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively, plus four winners of $500 each. The deadline for registration is Dec. 31. To register, visit

Museum of History events

The North Carolina Museum of History hosts events year-round at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 - Storytime in the Gallery. A history-related story will accompany a tour of one of the galleries.

10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 and 14 - Time for Tots: Happy New Year! Find out how and when people of different cultures ring in their new year. Call to register.

10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 - History Corner: Revolutionary Kids. Find out what it took to create a new country and explore life for children and their families during the Revolutionary War. Ages 6-9 with adult, $1 per child, call to register.

Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 - History á la carte: Between Heaven and Hell: The End of the Civil War in Raleigh. Learn the story of how Raleigh survived the Civil War. Beverages provided.

1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 - Make it, Take It: Happy Birthday, Martin! Make a paper peace dove in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 - Music of the Carolinas: Tony Williamson: Sound of the Bluegrass Mandolin. Listen to traditional acoustic music played by one of the country’s best.

1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 - Created Equal: “Freedom Riders.” This 2010 documentary depicts the period in 1961 when black and white Americans risked their lives by traveling together on buses and trains throughout the Deep South.

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 - 13th Annual African Cultural Celebration. Join the statewide kickoff to Black History Month by celebrating the state’s diverse African American heritage and culture.

Small business expo

The city of Raleigh’s 16th annual expo for small, disadvantaged minority- and women-owned businesses will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Southeast Raleigh High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Road. The expo is held annually to provide small, disadvantaged minority- and women-owned businesses with an opportunity to talk one-on-one with purchasing and acquisition representatives from participating entities.

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