Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Electronic Recycling & Shredding Event on April 20

Monday, April 18th, 2011

It's shred-a-thon timeDo you have any old electronic gadgets in the back of your closet and a computer monitor stashed in your garage? Maybe you’ve got a box full of confidential documents that are overflowing in the corner of the room. (more…)

PRR-Watch Holiday Lights Brighten the Neighborhood

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community watch -

Raleigh, NC – The Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch, building a safe and informed family community, held their annual Holiday Lights event on Sunday, December 12 from 7pm – 8:30pm. Neighbors got to explore the outside light display at 2144 Balboa Road and got an exclusive tour of the holiday decorations.

Poole's House

Light display on Balboa Road

The view from the street, shown above, is fabulous. (more…)

Lake Wheeler Vet Family Day on December 20

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Guest post from Dr. Sandra M. Grant, DVM, Lake Wheeler Veterinary Hospital

Lake Wheeler Veterinary Hospital is hosting a family day/client appreciation day on December 20, 2010 from 9am – 5pm. Bring the pets and your family. There will be a local pet transport company represented, teamworks dog training, and a number of other fun activities. The fire department and police department have been invited to attend.

Critter Coach will be at family day/client appreciation day from 2-5pm.


America Recycles Day – Done the Raleigh Way

Friday, November 12th, 2010

It’s gonna be big. In fact, the biggest event of it’s kind in Raleigh. You’ll be able to recycle almost anything–even electronics with a plug. If you’ve been saving some of those recyclable items instead of adding them to the landfill, then Saturday, November 13, is the day you’ve been waiting for. Shred some old documents. Donate household items in good condition. There will be stuff for the kids to do and even a live band!

Check out all the details below and tell them your coming by signing up on the “I Recycle” Facebook event.


Raleigh Recycling, the recycling division of the City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department, will hold its largest recycling event ever to celebrate America Recycles Day on Saturday, Nov. 13. Recycling, shredding and reuse services, exhibitors, a Kid Zone for children and a live band will be among the activities at the free event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shops of Seaboard, 802 Semart Drive. (more…)

Get Your Feedback on Tryon Road to NCDOT Nov 8

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

See below for an opportunity to provide NCDOT feedback on why the new prioritization process isn’t working for the Tryon Road expansion and bridge replacement projects. Please participate if you can and sign our petition if you haven’t already.


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is conducting a series of listening session to develop its next version of strategic prioritization, which is being referred to as Prioritization 2.0.

The NCDOT staff is hosting these listening sessions to solicit feedback and input from its planning partners, stakeholders and the public on how to improve the current prioritization process. This feedback is to be used to guide the development of Prioritization 2.0. (more…)

Carolina Pines Halloween Carnival on October 25

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Get the costumes ready and get in the Halloween spirit with the Carolina Pines Halloween carnival on Monday, October 25, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

The carnival is for ages (more…)

Shredding Events October 23 and November 13

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Help prevent identity theft. Get your old documents safely shredded, for free.

This message brought to you on behalf of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.  Check with local sponsor for event changes.

October 23, 2010

“Secure Your ID” Day
Saturday, October 23rd | 8am-12:30pm
Coastal Federal Credit Union
1000 St. Albans Drive, Raleigh
Local Sponsors: BBB, National Foundation of Credit Counseling

November 13, 2010

“America Recycles Day” (more…)

Get to the NC State Fair via CAT Services

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The North Carolina State Fair starts this Thursday, October 14. It’s always a good time whether you go for games, rides, food, or shows. See the information below on how to leverage Capital Area Transit services to avoid the parking and traffic hassles.


Avoid the traffic and parking hassles at the North Carolina State Fair by riding Capital Area Transit’s (CAT) State Fair Shuttle Service. CAT will offer daily service from two Park & Ride locations and fixed-route service along Hillsborough Street to the North Carolina State Fair on Oct. 14 through Oct. 24.

The shuttles will operate every 20 to 30 minutes each day of the fair. All passengers will be dropped off at (more…)

October is National Community Planning Month

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

National planning month

Come and Join the Celebration
This event is an annual opportunity to highlight the many benefits of good planning and the essential role of planning in creating communities of lasting value. This year the City of Raleigh will celebrate 60 years of its planning legacy.

The City of Raleigh and the Planning Department invite you to a reception honoring (more…)

Picking Up Bizarre Litter Could Pay Off

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Keep America Beautiful
Enter the Most Unusual Litter Contest to Win Cash Prizes

RALEIGH, NC – Keep NC Beautiful (KNCB) ( announces its biannual Most Unusual Litter Contest. The contest is open to anyone who participates in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s fall Litter Sweep or any clean-up drive.

Winning entries are awarded 1st place cash prize of $250, 2nd place $100 and 3rd place $50. It’s easy to enter the contest–find unusual litter during a litter pickup, take a picture of it and complete the entry form.  All entry forms are due by Oct. 31 and can be downloaded at

Most unusual litter must be found on (more…)