Daybook for July 17-23

Raleigh News & ObserverJuly 16, 2013 

Wednesday

Free yoga classes

Free yoga classes will be offered at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat yoga will be held from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m., followed by stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Tomato festival

The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market will hold its annual Tomatolicious festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The event will feature an heirloom tomato tasting, contests and giveaways, market recipes and tips, kid’s scavenger hunt and live music.

Program on beavers

Little Sprouts: Build a Beaver will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Learn about beavers by building a dam and looking at tracks, skulls and a pelt. The program is for children ages 3-5 with an adult and costs $4 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Forum on urban design

An education forum titled Kids ’n Downtown will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Urban Design Center, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. The forum will explore ways in which Raleigh’s streets, neighborhoods and downtowns can be enlivened by inviting kids out to play. Landscape architects, architects and city planners can earn education credits. For more information, contact Trisha Hasch at 919-996-4641.

T. Delene Beeland at Quail Ridge

T. Delene Beeland will discuss her book “The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America’s Other Wolf” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Program on rocks

A nature program on rocks, minerals and fossils is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, 11408 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 6-9 and costs $5 per child. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Water cycle program

A children’s program titled Rain Play will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Children ages 6 and older will learn about the water cycle. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Registration is requested. To register, contact Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 or elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu.

Macroinvertebrate program

What’s a Scud?, a children’s program about macroinvertebrates, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The program is for children ages 10-19. The event is free, but registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Special needs event

Family Fun Night, an event for special needs children and their families, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event is free. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Programming class

Computer Programming for Beginners will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Participants will learn how to program using Microsoft Basic. The program is for ages 11 and older and costs $10 per participant. Registration is required a week in advance. To register, visit www.naturalsciences.org or call 919-707-9800.

National Guard and Briggs

The North Carolina National Guard will present a lecture titled The National Guard and the Briggs Building from 7 to 8 p.m. at the City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Suite 100, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-2220.

Science and ice cream

Science Café: Ice Cream Science will be held at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Dr. Keith Harris, an associate professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences at N.C. State University, will discuss the origins of ice cream. The event is free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-707-9800.

Cathleen Schine at Quail Ridge

Cathleen Schine will discuss her book “Fin and Lady” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

Conservation help

Conservation Assistance Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Participants can bring in three objects to the museum for assessment and advice on care from a museum conservator. Registration is required by calling Jan Sweatt at 919-807-7823.

Antiques show

The 64th Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza will be held July 19-21 in the Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $6.50 per day and $7.50 for a weekend pass. For more information, visit www.antextofnc.com.

Coins, stamps show

The 37th annual coin and paper money show will be held July 19-21 in the Exposition Center at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Buy, sell or trade coins, paper money, stamps, tokens, gold, silver and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.raleighcoinclub.org.

Billiards for seniors

A Billiards Pool Party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. The event is for adults ages 50 and older and costs $2 per person. Refreshments and small prizes will be provided. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Kids’ Nature Night

A drop-off program for children ages 6-12 will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The fee is $5 per child, and registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Kids Nite Out

A drop-off program for children ages 4-10 will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brier Creek Park and Community Center, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. The event will feature a light dinner, crafts, games and a movie. The cost is $10 for residents and $22 for nonresidents. Registration is required three days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Lights, Camera and Popcorn

A drop-off program titled Lights, Camera and Popcorn is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Roberts Park and Community Center, 1300 E. Martin St., Raleigh. The program is for children ages 6-11 and costs $5 per person. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Saturday

Reptile, exotic animal show

Repticon, a reptile and exotic animal show, will be held July 20-21 in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature vendors and live animal presentations and seminars. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12; children ages 4 and younger get in free. For more information, visit www.repticon.com.

Cowboys at fairgrounds

The Double L Bar Cowboy Mounted Shooters July Shoot ’m Up will be at 10 a.m. in the Hunt Horse Complex at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event features riders dressed in period and contemporary Western costumes shooting balloons while on horseback. The cost is $8; children ages 10 and younger get in free. For more information, visit www.doublelbarshooters.com.

Fishing class

Learn to fish during a lesson from 10 to 11 a.m. at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. The class is for children ages 5-12 and costs $1 per person. Fishing poles and bait will be provided. Registration is not required.

Dog wash

A dog wash will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unleashed, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit the Triangle Beagle Rescue. For more information, call 919-858-6460.

Dog wash, adoption

Second Chance Pet Adoptions will hold a dog wash and adoption event at Unleashed, 7414 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. The dog wash will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by an adoption event from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call 919-521-4963.

Motorcycle fundraiser

The Armed Forces Motorcycle Club will hold a benefit for Hospice of Wake County from noon to 4 p.m. at Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, 4526 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will benefit the Hospice of Wake County. Trophies will be awarded for best cruiser, best sports bike, best in show and most club participation.

Taste of Blount

A Taste of Blount Street and City Market will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Moore Square at the corner of Hargett and Blount streets in Raleigh. The event will feature foods, beers and wines, dance and music. For more information, visit www.blountstreetandcitymarket.com.

Cornhole tournament

The second annual Wake County Pirate Club Cornhole Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. at High Park Bar and Grill, 625 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh. Two-player teams will compete for prizes. The event will also feature a DJ, full-service bar and prizes. The entry fee is $50 per team and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the East Carolina University’s Pirate Club. For more information or to register, visit www.secondannualwakecountypirateclubchtournament-zvents.eventbrite.com.

Canning, preserving techniques

Steven McNulty, founder of Triangle Area Homesteaders and Gardeners, will lead a program on canning and preserving techniques at 1:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Saturdays in the Garden

Museum garden staff will lead an informal tour of the garden and the History of the Harvest exhibit from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.

‘Crankee Doodle’ at Quail Ridge

Tom Angleberger and CeCe Bell, the award-winning author and illustrator spouses, will discuss their new book “Crankee Doodle” at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Canning, preserving techniques

Steven McNulty, founder of Triangle Area Homesteaders and Gardeners, will lead a program on canning and preserving techniques at 3:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Sunday

Dog wash

The Dogtopia of Raleigh Charity Dogwash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dogtopia of North Raleigh, 4708 Hargrove Road, Raleigh. A donation of $15 per wash is suggested. Proceeds will benefit Veterans Moving Forward, a nonprofit that provides service dogs to veterans. For more information, call 919-521-8083.

Fundraiser for Marbles

Pop Up Sunday, a community fundraiser, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. in the parking lot at Ornamentea, 509 N. West St., Raleigh. The event will feature local brews, vintage items, food trucks, artists and designers. Proceeds will benefit Marbles Kids Museum. For more information, visit www.popupsunday.com.

Bridal exhibit

Intimate Bridal Affair: A Unique Exhibit of Wedding Professionals will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Wakefield Wine Cellar, 13600 New Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The event will also feature raffle prizes, light hors d’oeuvres, champagne, dessert and music. The event is free, but registration is required at www.intimatebridalaffairnc-zvents.eventbrite.com.

Book recommendations

Librarians will offer one-on-one book recommendations at 2:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Librarians will recommend books on summer entertaining and home decorating. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Monday

Small business session

Grow Your Business: Going Global will be held at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, 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 919-870-4000.

Tuesday

Balance and risk

The Center for Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Exercise will offer free balance and falls risk assessments from 10 a.m. to noon at Raleigh Orthopaedic, 3001 Edwards Mill Road. Staff will provide recommendations to help improve balance and prevent fall-related injuries. For more information or to register, call 919-863-6834 or email CORE@raleighortho.com.

GoodReads tutoring

Learn about GoodReads, a website about book recommendations, during a tutoring session at 2 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The one-on-one sessions are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Cancer wellness program

Beyond the Ribbon Wellness Program: Beauty Inside and Out will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Young Moore and Henderson, 3101 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The program is free and for anyone diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to register, call 919-532-0532.

 

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