Neighborhood News: Tennis Anyone?

The Raleigh’s Parks and Rec Department has a six-week series of beginner tennis lessons for ages 6 – 18 starting October 30 at Lions Park.  Classes are Saturdays 9-10 am.  Cost is $48 for residents and $58 for non-residents. No experience is needed for this class!

If you’re interested sign up! The course number is 100653 and the RecLink website is:

Neighborhood News: Brains & Bodies Workshop

Advocates for Health in Action will be hosting a Brains and Bodies Workshop October 12th from 10-12 at the Cameron Village Library.  The workshop is designed to provide parents with the knowledge and tools to generate ideas that create healthy changes in our schools.  If you would like to attend, please email Laura at

This notice received from: 

Laura Aiken, MA, MHA
Director, Advocates for Health in Action
Community Outreach, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
(919) 350-8366 (office)
(919) 630-2095 (cell)

EVENT: Chapel Hill,NC Krispy Kreme Social 9/12

Krispy Kreme has turned on the Hot Light at its newest location in Chapel Hill, NC. So stop by today for a free sampling of Krispy Kreme’s unique product offerings, including Original Glazed® doughnuts from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., coffee from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., and Kool Kreme® soft serve from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

As part of the store’s grand opening activities, we’re inviting you, our Chapel Hill Friends of Krispy Kreme to a Krispy Kreme Social on Sunday, September 12, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. As our guest, you and your family will be able to enjoy complimentary samples. You’ll also be able to sample other Kool Kreme products and our delicious Krispy Kreme Chillers®. On-site kid’s activities will include face painting, coloring sheets and balloons.
See you soon,Your Friends at Krispy Kreme

Neighborhood News: Inaugural African-American Cultural Festival



Raleigh residents are invited to enjoy their Labor Day weekend at the first ever African American Cultural Festival. The festival will be a celebration of African-American art and culture and will be held on City Plaza , Charter Square and the 400 block of Fayetteville Street September 3 through September 5.

After a welcome reception on Friday, September 3, Saturday and Sunday will feature African-American arts and crafts, specialty items and food vendors. At City Plaza , the “main stage” will be filled with local, regional, and nationally recognized acts. Scheduled performers include:
  • Chuck Davis and the African-American Dance Ensemble
  • The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars
  • The Soul Rebels Brass Band, and others 
  • Headliner act for the day will be Chuck Brown and His Large band

Located adjacent to City Plaza at Charter Square will be the site of a family-friendly “village” featuring entertainers and performances. The day also will include educational and interactive programming for children highlighted by a performance by “Magic of African Rhythm.”
For a complete list of performances and additional information, visit

Neighborhood News: Wade Edwards Learning Lab (WELL)

Hello from the Wade Edwards Foundation and the Wade Edwards Learning Lab (WELL)!
Hope you’re having a great summer. Here’s the latest on what’s going on this fall…


We’re kicking off this FREE Wednesday speaker and activity series with an informative session on College & Financial Aid. Planning and paying for college can be a challenge. You may be wondering: How can I afford college? What does it mean to get financial aid? Get the answers to all your questions at the College & Financial Aid Forum!

Join Sarita Broadway (College Foundation of NC) Kevi Dixon (NC State University Financial Aid Office) and Danny Bland (NC Teaching Fellows) on Wednesday, September 1st from 3:15 to 4 pm at the WELL. (714 Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh NC 27605, brick building, blue awning just across from Broughton High) to find out more about YOUR future and how to prepare for a great college experience! Plus, we’ll be serving FREE PIZZA to forum participants. View our forum poster by using this link:

For more information visit or contact Dakia Davis, Foundation Assistant at (919) 856-9355 or


Whether you’re looking to brush up on your computer knowledge or gain some transferable skills for today’s job market, free computer courses at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab could be just what you need! 

The International Free Computer Training and Charitable Center (IFCTCC) will administer 9 week courses in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SQL (programming/database management), web-design, keyboarding, and more. Schedule, registration, and orientation information for fall 2010 can be viewed online at

Classes are open to the public in Wake County and the surrounding area.
Contact (919) 835-1313 or IFTCC instructor Joe Mabiala at
for more information.

Neighbor Hood News: Children’s Good News Spectacular

To contact the organizers call (919) 779 – 2825 or go to 

Neighborhood News: New Krispy Kreme Opening 8/25/10

We are excited to announce that Krispy Kreme will be turning on the Hot Light sign at our newest location at 157 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC on Wednesday, August 25.
The new Neighborhood Store will open at 6 a.m., but all you Original Glazed® doughnut fans better arrive early!
  • The first customer will receive one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts every week for a year. 
  • The next 99 customers will receive one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts every month for a year. 
  • The first 100 customers will receive an official Krispy Kreme Chapel Hill Store Opening T-shirt.
The shop will also offer Krispy Kreme’s new Kool Kreme® soft serve menu of traditional cones, shakes and specialty doughnut sundaes, all paired with a toppings bar.

See you soon!

Your Friends at Krispy Kreme


For those familiar with the Antoine Dodson interview and his subsequent notoriety, please enjoy this musical moment from NC A & T’s marching band’s version of the Bed Intruder song:

If you don’t know of all the wonders that is Antoine please google him, or go straight to his site


EVENT: Teen & Young Adult Expo & Concert Series

Teen & Young Adult Expo & Concert Series

Friday, July 23rd 11am – 7pm
Marriott Downtown Durham
Admission Cost: $5 

Goal: This teen expo will be the largest event targeting teens and young adults ages 14 – 21 in the triangle area. The ultimate goal will be to provide this audience with an outlet where they can obtain information on things such as staying in school, obtaining scholarships, picking the right school, moving away from home, maintaining positive self esteem and more. For current college students, there will be seminars on learning how to obtain a job after graduation, keeping finances in order and more.

There will be open forum seminars hosted by Terrence J of BET’s 106 & Park, Brian Dawson of K97.5 and The Russ Parr Morning Show. There will also be college representatives, job recruiters and retailers present. The day will conclude with a concert series brought to you by Russ Parr. 

11:00 am: Doors will open up for attendees & Auditions for the K-TV Correspondent Live

12:00 – 12:10 pm: Performance Team Tokyo 

12:15 – 1:10 pm
Steps for Success: What you need to know now to prepare for later. Whether you own or what to own your own business want to be a doctor, radio personality or a teacher talk to some of the most influential people. They will give you advice about the things you need to know to propel you towards success.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Host: By Brian Dawson
Introduction: Professor Derek Greenfield
Panelists Include: Terrence J of BET 106 & Park, Karen Clark, local producer of The Tom Joyner Morning Show and one of the nations’ top wedding planners, community leaders and more, Antoine Harris (Former NFL-New England), J. Cole

1:15 pm – 1:25pm: Casino Crisis Performance

1:30 – 2:15 pm
Sports & My Future: Talk to professional athletes one on one. They will provide advice to high school and college students as they prepare for a career in the sports world.
Location: Breakout Room: # 104
Host: J-Breezy
Panelists: Antoine Harris (NFL), Josh Powell, LA Lakers Coach, Agent Female Athlete

Glamour Makeover: Look your hottest @ school:
Hollywood Stylz Unisex: will give you the hottest quick looks on how
Presented by: Hollywood Stylz Unisex

“I have the Most Friends on Facebook”
Presented by: Rob Martin N 2 net Security

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Entering the Workforce:
Get prepared to find the right internship or job. Learn how to write great resumes & cover letters and get interview tips.
Hosted by: YO: Durham Academy Career Center
Giveaway: Internship

How to help Your Child Pay for College: It’s never too early to start saving for college. Financial options and tips for parents preparing to send their children to college.
Presented by Financial Aid Personnel from a school, Bank, Scholarship

Leaving the Nest: Transitioning from High School to College: Preparing for college can be a daunting task. Everything from college applications to dorm living can be an overwhelming experience. Let our experts help you with all of your questions and provide you with do’s and don’ts to make this a fun and easy step.
Host: TBD
Panelist: Nikki Washington, Author of “Prepped for Success”
Panelist: NCCU Freshman Experience
Panelist: Residential Life

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Real Talk: An open discussion with panelists and the audience about relationships, online drama and maintaining a positive image at school.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Hosts: Terrence J of BET 106 & Park, Brian Dawson, Nikki Nicole
Panelist: Robert Martin, Sexting,

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Russ Parr Concert Series and Fashion Show
Surprise Artists to be announced

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