Community Notes, May 29

May 28, 2013 

Summer workshops for high schoolers

The Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab will offer academic and enrichment summer workshops for high school students. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $30 for the first workshop and $25 for each additional workshop. For more information or to register, visit www.wade.org.

Summer youth pass program

Starting Saturday, June 1, youth ages 13-17 may purchase a Capital Area Transit bus pass offering unlimited rides for a reduced rate of $50. The summer youth pass program will run until Sept. 1. Passes can be obtained at Moore Square Transit Station or CAT’s Transit Operations Facility at 4104 Poole Road, Raleigh.

Students must present a current school-issued identification card and proof of age. Those without a valid school ID can email catinfo@raleighnc.gov with the subject line Summer Youth Pass.

For more information, call 919-996-3900 or visit www.raleighnc.gov/transit.

Summer reading program

Wake County Public Libraries will hold summer reading programs for children, teens and adults. The Read To Me Club will teach children five reading techniques. The Dig Into Reading Club is for school-aged children featuring weekly activities at the library. Teens can participate in the Beneath the Surface Club, featuring raffles and reading incentives. The adult club, Groundbreaking Reads, will focus on influential books. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Red Hen program at Yates Mill

Join the Little Red Hen for a baking adventure from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4640 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program will include a visit to the mill, storytime and a craft. The program is for children ages 7-10 and costs $6 per child. Registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill.

‘The Cove’ book discussion

Librarians will discuss N.C. writer Ron Rash’s novel “The Cove” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Swamp Romp

A program for children ages 3-5 will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The event will feature crafts, activities and a guided walk through the wetland. The cost is $3 per child. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Nature Stories: Millipede Mania

A program on millipedes, centipedes and pillbugs will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 3-5 and costs $4 per child. Registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Little Sprouts: Fantastic Fish

Learn about fish in the Yates Mill Pond during a children’s program from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4640 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 3-5 and costs $4 per child. Registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill.

‘Franny and Zooey’ book discussion

Librarians will discuss J.D. Salinger’s novel “Franny and Zooey” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Frogs and Pollywogs

A program on pond creatures will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The program is for all ages and costs $3 per participant. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Frogs and Pollywogs

A program on pond creatures will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. The program is for all ages and costs $3 per participant. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Book Bites at library

Book Bites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The event features book talks and light refreshments. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Mushroom workshop

Learn about mushrooms during a workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Participants will also learn to grow their own mushrooms. The program is for ages 11 and older and costs $10 per person. Registration is required one week in advance at www.naturalsciences.org.

Electronics for beginners

Learn about electricity, electronics and programming during a workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Participants will construct a simple electronic game. The program is for ages 11 and older and costs $10 per person. Registration is required one week in advance at www.naturalsciences.org.

Lecture on Emancipation Proclamation

A program titled Freedom Coming, Freedom for All will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the visitor’s center of the Joel Lane Museum House, 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Earl Ijames, curator for African American and Community History at the N.C. Museum of History, will discuss the Emancipation Proclamation. Tickets cost $15 nonmembers and $10 for members. Registration is required at 919-833-3431.

Gem, jewelry show

A Gem and Jewelry show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7-9 in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and breads will be on show and for sale. Rare minerals, giant shark’s teeth and fossils will be on display. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.frankcoxproductions.com.

Recycling at Yates Mill

Learn to reduce, reuse and recycle during a program from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, June 7, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4640 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 5-7 and costs $4 per child. Registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill.

Wii game night

A Wii game night for ages 5-14 will be held the second Friday of each month at Sanderford Road Park and Neighborhood Center, 2623 Sanderford Road, Raleigh. The next game night is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Fundraiser, fashion event

A White Out Lung Cancer fashion show will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Burning Coal Theater, 224 Polk St., Raleigh. The event will feature fashions from local designers, wine tastings and a silent auction. Tickets start at $25 and will benefit the N.C. Lung Cancer Partnership. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nclungcancerpartnership.org/page/nc-white-out-lung-cancer.

Women’s retreat at Sanderford Road

A retreat for women ages 16 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Sanderford Road Park, 2623 Sanderford Road, Raleigh. The retreat theme is 5 Love Languages. Registration is required by Friday, May 31, at reclink.raleighnc.gov. For more information, call 919-831-1898.

Nature Stories: Millipede Mania

A program on millipedes, centipedes and pillbugs will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 3-5 and costs $4 per child. Registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Dolls, crafts at Optimist Center

Bring a favorite doll to a program for children ages 5-11 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, at the Optimist Community Center, 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature crafts, accessories, storytime, games and dancing. The cost is $15 per child, and registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Spiders at the Swamp

Discover the secret life of spiders during a program from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The program is for children ages 8 and older and costs $3 per person. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Music Makers at Marbles

Play with instruments in the N.C. Symphony’s Instrument Zoo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Cornhole tournament for food pantry

The fourth annual Cornhole Classic will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, along the 100 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The cost is $50 per team. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies program. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.4thannualcornholeclassic.eventbrite.com.

Our State anniversary at museum

Our State magazine will celebrate its 80th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event will feature Our State editor Elizabeth Hudson and bluegrass music by Kickin’ Grass. For more information, call 919-807-7900.

Program on dragonflies

Learn about dragonflies during a Citizen Science family program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Prairie Ridge Ecostation, 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh. Admission is free and registration is required. To register, contact Chris Goforth at 919-707-8882 or chris.goforth@naturalsciences.org.

Read to Succeed BBQ fundraiser

The Literacy Council of Wake County will hold a Read to Succeed BBQ event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Lake Wheeler Waterfront Conference Center at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The event will feature barbecue from The Q Shack, bluegrass music by The Kudzu Ramblers and a silent auction. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Literacy Council’s free reading and writing programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Nora Casper at 919-787-5559 or visit www.wakeliteracy.org.

Food truck rodeo

The next Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. For more information, visit www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com.

Birds of Blue Jay

Eco-Kids: Birds of Blue Jay, a three-day minicamp for children ages 4-5, will be held June 10, 12 and 14 at Blue Jay County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Camp sessions will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The camp will feature crafts, hikes, stories, snacks and other activities. The cost is $25 per child, and registration is required. To register, call 919-870-4330.

‘Lunch at the Picadilly’ book discussion

Librarians will discuss local writer Clyde Edgerton’s novel “Lunch at the Picadilly” at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Wetland birds

Learn about wetland birds during a program from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The program is for children ages 8 and older and costs $5 per child. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Program on the 1960s

Retired Technical Sgt. Leonard “Hawk” Hunter will talk about his time in the U.S. Air Force during a program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Hunter will discuss racism in the military and the impacts of the Vietnam War. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Insect Crafts at Anderson Point

The Anderson Point Little Artists program continues with a class titled Insect Crafts from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive, Raleigh. Create art projects themed around classic children’s books. The program is for children ages 2-5 and costs $5 per child. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Macroinvertebrate program

Learn about macroinvertebrates such as crayfish and scuds during a program for high school students from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Wear comfortable clothes. The class is free and registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Backyard Beekeeping

Learn about beekeeping during a workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The program is for ages 8 and older and costs $10 per person. Registration is required one week in advance at www.naturalsciences.org.

Kid’s nature night

A drop-off program for children ages 6-12 is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The event will feature games, crafts and a movie. The cost is $5 per child. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Father’s Day at Blue Jay

Nature Crafts: Father Knows Best will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Children ages 6-8 will learn about animal fathers and make recycled Father’s Day cards. The cost is $8 per child and registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

History of the Harvest garden tour

Join museum staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900.

Diaper drive

The No More Naked Butts diaper drive is being held through Saturday, June 15. Donations can be dropped off at the Brookefield Apartments office, 2400 Cluette Drive, Raleigh. Disposable diapers, formula and wipes will be accepted for the N.C. Food Bank of Eastern & Central North Carolina. For more information, call 919-676-5747.

1960s music at library

Bruce Emory and Roland Hill will play music from the 1960s at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Caregivers conference

A conference for caregivers is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. The event will feature lectures, workshops, exhibitors and chair massages. Free on-site caregiving will be available. Tickets cost $10 for caregivers and $35 for professionals. For more information or to register, visit www.trianglecaregiversconference.org.

Wetland birds

John Gerwin, curator of ornithology at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, will lead a program for intermediate birders from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Book Bites at library

Book Bites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The event features book talks and light refreshments. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ book discussion

Librarians will discuss Robert A. Heinlein’s novel “Stranger in a Strange Land” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Cornhole tournament for charity

Cornapalooza 2013 will start at noon Saturday, June 22, at High Park Bar and Grill, 625 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh. The cost is $40 per team and proceeds will benefit The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information or to register, visit www.cornapalooza4ms.com.

Yogathon fundraiser

The ninth annual Great 108 Yogathon will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Burn Athletic, 7910 Skyland Ridge Pkwy., Raleigh. The event will feature basic yoga classes, kid’s yoga sessions, chair massages and a Chinese raffle. Registration costs $20 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the N.C. Lung Cancer Partnership. For more information or to register, visit www.participate.freetobreathe.org.

Program on the 1960s

Retired Technical Sgt. Leonard “Hawk” Hunter will talk about his time in the U.S. Air Force during a program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Hunter will discuss racism in the military and the impacts of the Vietnam War. Registration is requested at 9919-856-6710.

Swamp Romp

A program for children ages 3-5 will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The event will feature crafts, activities and a guided walk through the wetland. The cost is $3 per child. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Ebook, eAudio workshop

Learn how to search and find eBooks and eAudio books during one-on-one sessions at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Stained glass artist at library

Stained glass artist Lisa Daly will discuss the art form at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Pet a Pony Day

Pet a Pony Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at James Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. The free event will also feature show jumping and a farrier at work. For more information, visit www.nchja.com.

Wetland tree walk

Join an arborist for a stroll from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Participants will learn to identify native wetland trees. The program is for ages 15 and older and costs $5 per person. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Wake Forest seeks 4th of July photos

The Wake Forest Fourth of July Committee is seeking photos and memories of the town’s Independence Day celebrations from the years 1973 to 2012. The committee would like to share photos as it prepares to put on the 40th annual Wake Forest Fourth of July celebration. Send photos to wfjuly4th@aol.com.

Auction for the Animals

The13th annual Auction for the Animals is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $75 and proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.auctionfortheanimals.com.

Fashion show, brunch

The Inaugural V Fashion Show and Celebrity Chef Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Zinda, 301 Fayetteville St. No. 120, Raleigh. Tickets start at $35 and include a swag bag. Proceeds will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. For more information, visit www.golfclassic.org/events.

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.

ECAC Festival canceled

The East Citizen’s Advisory Council has canceled its ECAC Community Day Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information on ECAC, visit www.eastraleigh.org.

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