Daybook for July 7-13

Raleigh News & ObserverJuly 6, 2013 

Sunday

Reading for beginners

A program for beginning readers entitled See Spot Read will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Beginning readers can practice their reading skills with certified therapy dogs. Registration is not required. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Monday

Resources for Seniors

Resources for Seniors: Brain Power is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. at Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. Participants will explore simple ways to maintain and boost mental acuity. For more information or to register, call 919-996-4730.

Theatre at the library

Rags to Riches Theatre will present “Dig Into Little Red Riding Hood’s Basket” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The program is for children in grades K-5. Groups can register at 919-856-6723.

Spy school

Teenagers in grades 6-10 are invited to attend spy school from 4 to 5 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Participants will learn about secrets and espionage. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6710.

Tuesday

Knitting for adults

Beginner knitting class will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Adults ages 50 and older will learn basic and new techniques, work on projects and socialize. For more information or to register, visit reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Bingo at Pullen

Adults ages 17 and older can play Bingo from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-2149.

Wednesday

Swamp Romp

A Preschool Swamp Romp will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will take a guided walk through the wetland. The cost is $3 per child. Registration is required four days in advance through reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Program on coupons

Savvy Savers Couponers will discuss couponing at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Participants can bring unexpired coupons for a demonstration coupon swap. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Mary Alice Monroe at Quail Ridge

Mary Alice Monroe will discuss her book “The Summer Girls” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday
Doodlebug Detectives

Search for doodlebugs during a program titled Doodlebug Detectives from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Optimist Community Center, 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 2-5 and costs $4 per child. Registration is required four days in advance through reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Scavenger hunt

Scavenger Hunt Challenge: Family Edition will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Family teams will search the museum and perform short experiments to compete for prizes. For more information or to register, email Steve Popson at steve.popson@naturalsciences.org with the following information: contact name, team name, number of team members and ages, and if you have a Friends of the Museum membership.

Authors at Quail Ridge

Chris Bohjalian, author of “The Light in the Ruins,” and Stephen Kiernan, author of “The Curiosity,” will discuss their novels at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

Game Night

Play games such as Uno, Connect Four, Twister, Cranium and more during game night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanderford Road Park, 2623 Sanderford Road, Raleigh. The event is free and for all ages.

Teen Zone

Teen Zone, a program for young adults ages 13-17, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Worthdale Community Center, 1001 Cooper Road, Raleigh. The event will feature pool, cards, foosball and music.

Saturday

Book recommendations

Librarians will offer one-on-one book recommendations at 10 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Librarians will recommend books on summer entertaining and home decorating. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Reservations are required at www.raleighyoga.com.

Bastille Day

Bastille Day, a celebration of French liberty and culture, will be held from noon to 10 p.m. at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. The event will feature French-inspired music, foods and drinks, and a French ball. For more information, visit www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com.

GoodReads tutoring

Learn about GoodReads, a website about book recommendations, during a tutoring session at 2:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The one-on-one sessions are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Think Like a Writer

The Raleigh Write to Publish Group will discuss Cormac McCarthy’s novel “The Road” at 6:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

 

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