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 

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