Community Notes, Jan. 15

January 14, 2014 

Real estate workshop

The Amy Bonis Mortgage Team will host a free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 90, Raleigh. The workshop is entitled “How to Buy a Distressed Property,” and will teach attendees about the process of buying a home that needs work. Amy Bonis, certified mortgage planner, will present the program. Registration is required. Email support@AmyBonis.com or call 919-747-7936.

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 businesses with an opportunity to talk one on one with purchasing and acquisition representatives from participating entities.

Starry Night

Join the American Tobacco Trail staff from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, for a night under the stars, explore local night sky and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. Participants are advised to bring blankets or chairs and a flashlight. The program fee is $5 per family or $3 per individual. Register through Harris Lake County Park by calling 919-387-4342 or via email at harris.lake@wakegov.com. Meet at the White Oak Parking Area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex.

North Regional Library events

North Regional Library hosts events each month. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information on any of these events, call 919-870-4000.

Jan. 21 through Feb. 4: The public is invited to come in and create a Valentine for a Veteran. Completed valentines will be delivered to the office for Veterans’ Services of Wake County.

6 p.m. Jan. 22: Meet the Artisan: The Art of Woodworking will allow attendees to see members of the N.C. Woodcarving Association demonstrating their craft.

3 p.m. Jan. 24: Craft It! will allow anyone ages 16 and over to make photo magnets. Participants are invited to bring their own photos; all other materials will be provided. Registration is required.

6:30 p.m. Jan. 28: SAT vs. ACT: Which Test Should You Take? is a seminar hosted by Kaplan Test Prep. The sessions are an hour long. Registration is requested.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29: Books to Lift Your Mood is a drop-in session for mood-enhancing books to lift your spirits.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30: New Year, New You: There’s A Book for That! will feature librarians giving suggestions for books related to New Year’s resolutions and how to keep them.

6:30 p.m. Feb. 19: Introduction to Entrepreneurship will teach participants how to start and manage a new business. Registration is requested.

Cameron Village Library events

Cameron Village Library hosts events each month. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information on any of these events, call 919-856-6710.

Jan. 21 through Feb. 4: The public is invited to come in and create a Valentine for a Veteran. Completed valentines will be delivered to the office for Veterans’ Services of Wake County.

6:30 p.m. Jan. 23: WCPE Radio host Juergen Rathgeber will lead a discussion which explores the history of great classical music.

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24: An informational and enrollment session will be held on the Affordable Care Act. Registration is required by calling 855-733-3711 for individual appointments.

11 a.m. Jan. 25: What the Pros Know: Writing Children’s Books will teach participants about the success and challenge of writing books for young audiences. Registration is requested.

6:30 p.m. Jan. 25: Financial Management: Cash Flow & Taxes for Small Businesses will teach participants how to meet their financial obligations, provide an income, minimize taxes, and more. Registration is requested.

6:30 p.m. Feb. 4: An online marketing seminar will teach participants how to reach customers with a message that stands out and creates action. Registration is requested.

3 p.m. Feb. 8: The library will host “The Golden Doorstop” by Judy M. Dove. The story, performed by students, tells the story of how a 12-year-old North Carolina boy discovered the nation’s first gold mine. Registration is requested.

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. 23 and 30 - Storytime in the Gallery. A history-related story will accompany a tour of one of the galleries.

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.

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