Daybook for June 23-28

June 22, 2013 

Sunday

Toy, hobby, sportscard show

Antique to modern collectible toys and sportscards will be available for buying, selling and trading from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kerr Scott Building, at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5, and children ages 15 and younger get in free. For more information, visit www.insidepitchpromotions.com.

Dog wash fundraiser

A dog wash event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Unleashed in the Lake Boone Shopping Center, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit Bully Bestie’s, a nonprofit rescue group for pit bulls. For more information, call 919-858-6460 or visit www.facebook.com/bullybestiesnc.

Food science at Marbles

Explore the science of food during a children’s program from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Make a basil seed bracelet, experiment with emulsifiers and use vegetable juice to explore pH. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Pond creatures

A hands-on nature program will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. Children ages 5-12 will learn about tadpoles, dragonflies, frogs and salamanders. The cost is $2 per child, and registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Art at Quail Ridge

Artist Stephen Shoemaker and Janet Pittard will discuss their book “Stephen Shoemaker: The Paintings and Their Stories” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Monday

Program on the 1960s

Retired Tech. Sgt. Leonard “Hawk” Hunter will talk about his time in the U.S. Air Force during a program at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Farm to table fundraiser

Meet local farmers during a farm-to-table fundraising dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Fire Pit BBQ and Smokehouse, 950 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest. The Fire Pit’s chef, Andrew Forster, will create a five-course farm-to-table menu showcasing locally grown seasonal ingredients. Tickets cost $65, and proceeds will benefit the Wake Forest Farmers Market. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-671-9269 or visit www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.

Tuesday

Birding for preschoolers

A children’s program on birding will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Children ages 2-5 will learn about backyard birds. The cost is $3 per child. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Swamp Romp

A program for children ages 3-5 will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Premature birth seminar

An Early Childhod Development Seminar is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Andrews Conference Center at WakeMed Raleigh Campus, 3024 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Dr. Heidelise Als will discuss the challenges facing premature babies and what kind of support to expect from a health care provider. The seminar is free, but registration is required at www.wakemed.org.

George Packer at Quail Ridge

George Packer will discuss his book “The Unwinding: An Inner History of New America” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Wednesday

Sing, dance, play at Marbles

Jammin’ Baby, a presenter of Music Together, will participate in a children’s program from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Children ages 5 and under can explore music. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Stained glass artist at library

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

Sarah Dessen at Quail Ridge

Sarah Dessen will discuss her book “The Moon and More” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Pet a Pony Day

Pet a Pony Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

Birds and Beaks

Learn about birds during a children’s program titled Birds and Beaks from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD, Nature Preserve Park, 11408 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 per child. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Tempeh at The Express Library

Beth May will discuss tempeh and feature it in food samples from noon to 1 p.m. at The Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.

Wine walk fundraiser

A wine walk for charity will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. The cost is $10, and proceeds will benefit the N.C. Lung Cancer Partnership. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass.

Nature Drawing

A program on nature illustration will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Children ages 10 and older will learn basic illustration techniques and observational skills. Supplies will be provided. The cost is $10 per child, and registration is required at www.naturalsciences.org.

Science Café on NASA

Learn about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s current robotic missions during a free program at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. NASA volunteers Tony Rice and Ian Hewitt will discuss Juno, the robotic mission to study Jupiter, and New Horizons, the mission to study Pluto. For more information, visit www.naturalsciences.org.

Peter Rand at Quail Ridge

Peter Rand will discuss his book “Conspiracy of One: Tyler Kent’s Secret Plot against FDR, Churchill, and the Allied War Effort” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

Free yoga class

Yoga for the Core will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Annual Trial Day

Kids Approved Annual Trial Day will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. The Annual Color Trials area is a testing site for new cultivators of bedding plants. This year, children ages 6 and older will learn about the trials program, learn basic plant science and vote for their favorite annuals and perennials. The cost is $5 per child, including lunch, and registration is required. To register, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 or elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu.

Wetland tree walk

Join an arborist for a stroll from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 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.

Al Yankovic at Quail Ridge

Al Yankovic will discuss his children’s book “My New Teacher and Me!” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Saturday

Paddle the Pond

Canoe at Yates Mill Pond on at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Canoe sessions will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program is for ages 6 and older and costs $10 per boat. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Scavenger hunt

The Glenwood South Scavenger Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cupcake Shoppe, 104 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The cost is $10 per person and will benefit the nonprofit Legacy Event Planners. The top three teams will be awarded gift packages. For more information or to register, visit www.legacyeventplanners.org.

Family fishing program

Fish the old-fashioned way from 1 to 3 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. A cane pole, tackle and bait will be provided, along with basic instruction and assistance. The program is for ages 5 and older with an accompanying adult and costs $5 per family or $3 per individual. Registration is requested at 919-856-6675.

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