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.
The Cheese Please! Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market on City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. The free event will feature local cheese samplings, live music, kid’s activities and a grilled cheese cook-off. For more information, visit www.godowntownraleigh.com/farmers-market/events/cheesefest.
Free yoga classes
Free yoga classes will be held 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.
Bugs in the garden
Explore the garden as a bug during a drop-in children’s program from 10 a.m. to noon at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 6 and older, although younger children are also welcome. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Registration is requested, and those who register will receive a free plant. For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 or email@example.com.
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.
Metin Kara, a faculty member of the agriculture department at Ordu University in Turkey, will discuss the outlook for Turkey’s agriculture from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. The event is free for Friends of the J.C. Raulston Arboretum members, N.C. State University students and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff. All others pay $5, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-513-7005.
Taylor Mathis at Quail Ridge
Taylor Mathis will discuss his cookbook “The Southern Tailgating Cookbook: A Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Children’s clothing sale
Gently used clothing and equipment for infants and children will be sold from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17 in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Items to be sold include children’s and maternity clothing, toys, books, games, videos, bikes, bedding, shoes and equipment. Only cash will be accepted. For more information, visit www.tmott.org.
Explore Yates Mill Pond
Explore the diverse natural lands and wildlife habitats around Yates Mill Pond from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program is for youths ages 14 and older and costs $5 per person. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
Boat show and sale
The Carolina Fall Boat Show and Sale will be held Aug. 16-18 in the Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More than 15 marine dealers and 200 boats will be on display. The cost is $6 for adults; children ages 12 and younger get in free. For more information, visit www.ncboatshows.com.
Kid’s Nature Night, a drop-off program for children ages 6-12, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Participants will learn about nature, go for a short walk, play games and watch an animated movie. The cost is $5 per child, and registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Astronomy at the mill
Explore the night sky from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Learn to use binoculars and create a spacecraft. The program is for children ages 6 and older, with an adult. The cost is $5 per family, and registration is required at 919-856-6675.
The fourth annual Carolina Classics at the Capital will be held Aug. 17-18 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature classic and show cars, vendors, displays and demonstrations. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-12; children ages 6 and younger get in free. For more information, visit www.classicsatthecapital.com.
Grief group for children, teens
Exploring Grief through Creating Shadowboxes: A Grief Workshop for Children and Teens will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Hospice of Wake County’s Horizons Grief Center, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh. The workshop is for children ages 7-18, and registration is required. Bring photographs and mementos of your loved ones. For more information or to register, call 919-719-7199.
Legal rights in public schools
The Push Out Prevention Project will hold a free back-to-school event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 Martin St., Raleigh.
The event, offered by Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Advocates for Children’s Services project, will feature workshops on academic success, discipline and suspension, special education services, tools to become a stronger parent advocate, and information on how to prevent the school-to-prison pipeline. The event will also feature catered lunch, free childcare for children ages 3-11, and interpretation services for Spanish-speaking parents.
Registration is required. To register, contact Julia Nieves at 919-675-1717 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.legalaidnc.org/acs.
Experience 19th century life during a hands-on program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program is free and for all ages. Registration is not required. For more information, call 919-856-6675.
Georgia McBride at Quail Ridge
Georgia McBride will discuss her fantasy novel “Praefatio” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
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