Daybook for July 10-16

Raleigh News & ObserverJuly 8, 2013 

Wednesday

Ladies networking social

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance will hold its fourth annual Ladies Lunch Downtown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The event will include a networking session, lunch and a presentation by a downtown Raleigh women restaurateur panel. The cost is $10 for DRA members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.godowntownraleigh.com/ladieslunchregistration.

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.

Small business session

Grow Your Business: Going Global will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Alex Viva, a member of the Certified Global Business Professional and International Business Development unit of the Small Business and Technology Development Center, will lead a discussion based on his extensive international corporate experience. Registration is required at 919-856-6710.

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

Children’s program on reptiles

Search for reptiles during a program titled Daring Discoverers: Scaly Predators from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve. The program is for children ages 6-9 and costs $5 per participant. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required through reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Movie night

Thursday Theater, a movie night for adults ages 50 and older, will be held 10:15 a.m. to noon at Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults. The cost is $2 per person. Registration is required 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

Gem and Jewelry Show

The Gem and Jewelry Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Dealers will offer a variety of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads for show and sale. Admission is free.

Cow Day at Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A will celebrate Cow Appreciation Day from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at its location in Cameron Village, 2000 Cameron St., Raleigh. Dress as a cow to receive a free meal. For more information, visit www.chick-fil-a.com/Cows/Appreciation-Day.

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.

Reception at Roundabout

A reception for an exhibit titled I Started With a Photograph will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The exhibition features members of Cary Photographic Artists, who alter photographs chemically, digitally, artistically or mechanically. For more information, visit www.roundaboutartcollective.com.

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.

Beach fun at Logan’s

Wipe Out, a free family event, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Logan’s Trading Company, 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature music, a bouncy house water slide, treats, games and more. Wear a swimsuit.

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.

Sunday

Free yoga class

Gentle mat yoga will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Shelley Lake big field, 1900 Shelley Road, Raleigh. Bring ground cover. No registration required.

Dog wash

A dog wash is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. at Unleashed, 7414 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. The event will benefit Southern Belle Pit Bull Rescue. For more information, call 919-521-4963.

Free yoga class

Yoga for the Core will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Cooperative Grocery meeting

The Cooperative Grocery will hold a question-and-answer session from 3 to 4 p.m. at Pick A Class, 502 S. White St., Wake Forest. For more information, contact David Bissette at 919-526-4573.

Monday

Blanket making

Learn to make a blanket without sewing from 10 a.m. to noon at Anne Gordan Center for Active Adults, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The program is for adults ages 50 and older and costs $7 per person. All materials will be provided. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Tea and history

A History Tea Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Director of the City of Raleigh Museum Ernest Dollar will discuss what makes Raleigh’s history unique. Bring a tea cup; tea will be provided. Registration is required at 919-856-6710.

Mark Kurlansky at Quail Ridge

Mark Kurlansky will discuss his book “Ready For a Brand New Beat: How ‘Dancing in the Street’ Became the Anthem for a Changing America” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Tuesday

Backyard Birding

Identify common backyard birds during a program from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. Make a bird feeder. The program is for adults ages 18 and older and costs $7 per person. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov. For more information, call 919-831-6856.

Wetland birds

A birding program will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Avian expert John Gerwin will teach participants to observe and identify wetlands birds. The program is for ages 8 and older and costs $5 per person. Registration is required four days in advance through reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Tea and history

A History Tea Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Director of the City of Raleigh Museum Ernest Dollar will discuss what makes Raleigh’s history unique. Bring a tea cup; tea will be provided. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

 

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