Daybook for July 28- Aug. 4

July 26, 2013 


Free yoga classes

Free yoga classes will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga will be held 1:15-2:15 p.m., followed by gentle mat yoga 2:30-4 p.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Dog wash

Southern Belle Pit Bull Rescue will hold a dog wash from noon to 5 p.m. at Unleashed, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-858-6460.

Music at the library

The Triangle String Band will perform at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Thrift shop sale benefits pets

A 50 percent off sale is set for noon to 5 p.m. at ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. The sale includes clothing, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, jewelry, books and accessories. Profits will help low-income pet owners to spay or neuter pets through AnimalKind, THE $20 FIX and SpayNC Helpline. Donations of gently used items are accepted 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are also needed; call to find out when the next orientation will be conducted. For more information, call 919-872-0019 or visit

Wine fundraiser

A fundraising event and silent auction is scheduled 3-6 p.m. at Cellar 275 in the Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Suite 130, Wake Forest. Each attendee will receive a glass of Colby Red, and other wines and craft beers will be available. The tasting fee is $15 per person, and proceeds will benefit the family of Caelon Arthur, a 4-year-old suffering from multiple ongoing strokes. Registration is required at


Book discussion

The Read and Go Program will be held 1-2:30 p.m. at Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Participants will discuss Casey Mayes’ novel “A Deadly Row.”


Wills for special needs

A workshop on wills and estate planning for special needs children is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Whole Foods, 3540 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The workshop is open to parents and grandparents who are planning for long-term care of special needs children. To register, contact Beth Secosky at 919-828-8221 or


Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

A Habitat for Humanity fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $10; proceeds, plus 10 percent of food sales, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.


Birds and art

Anderson Point Little Artists: Bird Crafts will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive, Raleigh. The program, for children ages 2-5, will feature an art project themed around a classic children’s book. The cost is $5 per child, and registration is required four days in advance at

Insects at Annie Louise

Daring Discoverers: Insect Inspectors will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park, 11408 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The program, for children ages 6-9, features a hands-on bug safari. The cost is $5 per child. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required four days in advance at


Rides to the mill

Little Historians: Mill Stories in Motion will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will learn how a ride to the Old Mill felt like. The cost is $4 per child, and registration is required. To register, call 919-856-6675.

First Friday Kids Camp

First Friday Kids Camp will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The program is for preschool and elementary school children. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required at


Yard sale

The nonprofit Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers will sell donated merchandise from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug 3-4, in the Exposition Center of the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Merchandise will include men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing, toys, games, books, furniture, kitchenware, TVs and more. All proceeds will support TROSA’s long-term addiction treatment program. For more information, call 919-419-1059 or visit

Reptiles and amphibians

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will offer a free, hands-on science program about reptiles and amphibians from 9 a.m. to noon at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The program will also include a stream walk at Miller Park. The program is for ages 4 and older; registration is required. To register, contact Assistant Town Engineer Holly Miller at 919-435-9443 or

Dog training, adoption

A Kid Day and Rescue Event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Thinking Dog, 927 Durham Road, Suite 105, Wake Forest. Children and families can learn about interaction with dogs and participate in an apprentice dog trainer class. Adults can have dog training questions answered. Local animal rescues will have animals for adoption. For more information, visit

Soapmaking class

Learn to make handmade soap from noon to 2 p.m. at Scentsuosity, 300 Blake St., Raleigh. Mix shredded soap, herbs, clays and essential oils to make a gentle soap. The cost is $25. For more information or to register, visit

Bull Spec authors at Quail Ridge

The Bull Spec Author Fest, the third annual summer speculative fiction event, will be held at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Featured authors will include Karen Lord, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Will Hindmarch, Nathan Ballingrud, Mur Lafferty and Robert V.S. Redick. The event will feature book readings, discussion and book signings.

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