Daybook for July 21-27

July 19, 2013 

Lydia Netzer's Shine Shine Shine is a novel about robots, sex, the American family, the secrets of newsmen, the dangers of fitting in, and a rocket to the moon. She will discuss her book at Quail Ridge Books & Music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.



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

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

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.


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 the discussion. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.


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

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.


iPad class

Intro to iPad will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Adults ages 50 and older can learn about the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Registration is required at

Program on coupons

Savvy Savers Couponers will discuss couponing at 7 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Participants can bring unexpired coupons for a demonstration coupon swap. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.


Class on living wills

Resources for Seniors: Living Wills will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Kathryn Kabat of Wills on Wheels will discuss the importance of living wills. The class is for adults ages 50 and older, and registration is required. To register, visit

Dinner and a psychic

Dinner and a Medium: ALX will be held at 6 p.m. at Gravy Italian American Kitchen, 135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. Participants will enjoy a dinner, followed by readings from the psychic medium ALX. The event costs $25 and includes appetizer, salad, two-course entrée and dessert. For more information, call 919-896-8513.

Lydia Netzer at Quail Ridge

Lydia Netzer will discuss her book “Shine Shine Shine” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Free yoga class

Yoga for the core will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Sportscards, sports memorabilia

The Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia 3-Day Show will be held July 26-28 in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The show hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Exhibitors will buy, sell and trade vintage and new sportscards, memorabilia, NASCAR items and more. The cost is $5 per day or $7 for a weekend pass. For more information, visit

Consignment sale

A Kids Exchange Consignment Sale will be held July 26-28 in the Graham Building and Exposition Center at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Clothes, toys and other children’s items will be offered at discounted prices. Admission is free. For more information or to sell items, visit

Girls Rock showcase

Girls Rock N.C., a rock ’n’ roll camp for girls, will hold a talent showcase at 6 p.m. at Kings Barcade, 14 W. Martin St., Raleigh. For more information, visit


Needle art

Gifted Hands of Cary and the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will discuss the art form of needlework at 10:30 a.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

Family Science Olympiad

The Family Science Olympiad will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Build bridges, rockets and secret structures, investigate genetics and explore the science of exercise. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Auction for the Animals

The13th annual Auction for the Animals is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $75, and proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Program on night animals

Learn about owls, bats, fireflies and deer during a nature program from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 5-12 and costs $2 per person. Registration is required at

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