Daybook for June 26-July 2

Raleigh News & ObserverJune 25, 2013 

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.

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.

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
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.

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 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.

Sunday

Gettysburg event at Oakwood cemetery

Historic Oakwood Cemetery will hold a special event and tour at 1 p.m. to honor North Carolina’s involvement in the Gettysburg Campaign. The event will include a presentation and discussion in the cemetery’s mausoleum on Civil War mortality, a walking tour which will visit the graves of local Confederate soldiers, and a tour of the Confederate cemetery. Registration is required at 919-832-6077. For more information, visit www.historicoakwood.com.

Monday

Homeschool Day: Fantastic Foodies

Explore food traditions from around the globe during a children’s program from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Participants will also make a self-portrait inspired by Renaissance food artist Giuseppe Archimboldo. The program is for ages 8-14 and costs $8 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Tuesday

Fire safety for parents

A program for parents about home fire safety will be held 10 a.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Area fire departments will present tips on how to prevent and survive fire emergencies. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

 

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