Program on tardigrades
Learn about tardigrades during a program from 9 a.m. to noon at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Bring moss or lichen to have tardigrades identified. For more information, call 919-707-9800.
Hockey at Marbles
Hockey Fun with the Carolina Hurricanes will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Participants can play around the Canes inflatable slap shot booth and practice in the skills and drills zone. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.
Melody Moezzi at Quail Ridge
Melody Moezzi will discuss her novel Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Miracle Treat Day
Miracle Treat Day 2013 will be held at the Triangle Dairy Queen, 5260 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Proceeds from every Blizzard purchased will benefit local children through the Childrens Miracle Network hospitals. For more information, visit www.triangledq.com.
Spiders at Annie Louise Wilkerson
Daring Discoverers: Spectacular Spiders will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park, 11408 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The program, for children ages 6-9, will feature hands-on discovery of spiders. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Cancer support class
The Pretty in Pink Foundation will hold a class titled Beyond the Ribbon: Making Lemons out of Lemonade from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Young Moore and Henderson, P.A., 3101 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The class is free and available for anyone diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to register, call 919-532-0532.
Public meeting at SPCA
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. at CareFirst at Falls Pointe, 9500 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The general public can provide feedback and direction to the organization leaders. For more information, visit www.spcawake.org/events.
Poetry and science
Science Café: Poetry Scope will be held at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Five local poets will read and discuss their science-inspired poems. For more information, call 919-707-9800.
Rocaterrania, a documentary on scientific illustrator Renaldo Kuhler, will be screened at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Brett Ingram, media specialist at the museum, will discuss his inspiration for making the film, and the band Shark Quest will play a short set at 6 p.m. For more information, call 919-707-9800.
Balaban, Makuck at Quail Ridge
John Balaban will discuss his novel Coming Down Again, and Peter Makuck will discuss his novel Allegiance and Betrayal: Stories at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
A drop-off program called Lights, Camera and Popcorn will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Roberts Park and Community Center, 1300 E. Martin St., Raleigh. Youths ages 6-11 years will enjoy a movie and refreshments. The cost is $5 per child. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Arts and crafts
An arts and crafts program for children ages 3-5 will be held 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Optimist Park and Community Center, 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh. The cost is $6 per child. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
The Southern Bridal Show and Expo will be held Aug. 10-11 in the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information or to register, visit www.foreverbridal.net.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Reservations are required at www.raleighyoga.com.
Festival of the Arts
Logans Festival of the Arts will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Logans Trading Company, 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature local art, performances, music, a silent auction and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit the local charity House of Joy.
Fire truck parade
A fire truck parade will be held at noon starting at Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The parade will be held as part of the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo, running Aug. 9-10. North Carolina fire departments are invited to participate in the parade. For more information or to register, visit www.southatlanticfirerescueexpo.com.
Robots at library
Explore robots from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The program is for children grades K-5. Registration is required at 919-856-6710.
Pancake and sausage breakfast
A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Plates are $5 per person, with $20 max per family, and will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, orange juice and a choice of a hot beverage. Proceeds will support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be offered from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-845-9200.
Howard Owen at Quail Ridge
Howard Owen will discuss his crime mystery novel The Philadelphia Quarry at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Food truck rodeo
The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. along Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Over 40 local food trucks will attend. For more information, visit downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com.
Free yoga classes
Free yoga classes will be offered at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., followed by gentle mat yoga from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring two towels. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.
Detectives at the mill
The Kids History Detective Tour will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Solve puzzles, hunt for clues and investigate the mystery of milling. The program, for children ages 5-12, costs $4 per child, $5 per adult; children ages 4 and younger get in free. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
Program on perennials
Mark Weathington, assistant director and curator of collections at the arboretum, will discuss perennials from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. The program is free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-513-7005.
Observe and identify local wetland birds from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. The program, for beginning birders, costs $5 per person. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
YogaFest Raleigh, a series of free yoga classes, will continue from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Bring a mat. Registration is not required.
Meteor gazing at Lake Wheeler
Watch the annual Perseid meteor shower from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Lake Wheeler, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The shower will be visible with the naked eye, but participants may bring a telescope. Bring a blanket or chair. The cost is $2 per person. Registration is required four days in advance at 919-831-6856.
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