Fruits and vegetables
Children can explore fresh fruits and vegetables from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.
Marjorie Hudson at Quail Ridge
Celebrate the 426th birthday of Virginia Dare with author Marjorie Hudson at noon at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Hudson will share stories about her latest novel Searching for Virginia Dare: On the Trail of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. Bring a lunch, or purchase one for $10. Registration is required by Monday, Aug. 19. To register, call 919-828-1588.
Pancakes at the mill
Little Sprouts: Pancakes, Pancakes! will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4260 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Eric Carles story Pancakes, Pancakes! will be read, followed by an arts and crafts activity. The program is for children ages 3-5 with an adult and costs $4 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
Marly Youmans at Quail Ridge
Marly Youmans will discuss her novel A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Susan Alberts at museum
Dr. Susan Alberts, professor of biology at Duke University, will discuss how the humanities influenced her scientific career at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh.
Free yoga class
Yoga for the Core will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. Bring a mat. To register, call 919-845-9200.
Wilton Barnhardt at Quail Ridge
Wilton Barnhardt will discuss his satire Lookaway, Lookaway at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Cystic fibrosis fundraiser
The CF Climb, a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be held at 9 a.m. at Wells Fargo, 150 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. The vertical stair climb will also feature awards, food, drinks and entertainment. For more information, email email@example.com.
Bike maintenance class
Learn to make repairs on your own bicycle during a class from 9 a.m. to noon at Brier Creek Park and Community Center, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. Participants will learn to change flat tires and adjust gears and brakes. Bring your bike and clothing that can get dirty. The cost is $15 for residents, $27 for nonresidents. For more information or to register, call 919-831-6855.
Fashion show, brunch
The Inaugural V Fashion Show and Celebrity Chef Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zinda, 301 Fayetteville St. No. 120, Raleigh. Tickets start at $35 and include a swag bag. Proceeds will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. For more information, visit www.golfclassic.org/events.
Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions will hold a dog wash and massage fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unleashed, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for one dog, $35 for two. For more information, call 919-858-6460.
The CaribMask Carnival Parade and Festival Village is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Plaza, along the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. The event will feature dancing, soca and calypso artists, masqueraders, exhibits, cuisine, and arts and crafts. For more information, visit www.caribmask.com.
Alumni membership drive
The Franklin County Training School in Louisburg will hold a membership drive for its alumni association from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverbend Park, at the end of South Church Street in downtown Louisburg. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places as a Julius Rosenwald school built for black students in the early 1900s. The event will also feature entertainment by the Sounds of Durham, a yard sale, a bake sale, door prizes, and hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, contact Irma Chavis Bailey at 252-478-5914 or James T. Cooke at 919-671-1265.
Gwyneth Anne Thayer at Quail Ridge
Gwyneth Anne Thayer will discuss her book Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Rocks and fossils
Geologist Randy Bechtell will discuss rocks and fossils during a childrens program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will also feature a rock scavenger hunt. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.
Bowl for charity
The Wake Forest Womans Club will hold a Charity Bowl-A-Thon from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Brooks Street Bowl, 413 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The fee is $100 for a team of four and includes two games, a soft drink, rentals and a coupon for one free game. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, Aug. 21, at www.bowlathon.net/event/WFWC2013. For more information, visit www.wake-forest-womans-club.com or call 919-817-9270.
Marisha Pessl at Quail Ridge
Marisha Pessl will discuss her literary thriller Night Film at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Stretching the Family Budget, a free financial workshop, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 107 at Wake County Cooperative Extension, 4001-E Carya Drive, Raleigh. Registration is required by contacting Robin Landsman at 919-250-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Bash at Quail Ridge
The Book Club Bash will be held at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Get suggestions from staff on great books to discuss in your book club. The event will also feature wine and cheese, and giveaways. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
Bloodmobile at library
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will accept blood donations from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, visit www.redcrossblood.org and log in as Wake Library.
Business women series
The Business and Professional Women of Raleigh will hold a speaker series titled Prepare for Your Future. The first speaker is Teresa Spangler, founder and CEO of PlazaBridge Group. Her lecture, titled The Power of Certainty in a World of Uncertainty, will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hills Drive, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.bpwraleigh.org.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The class is part of YogaFest Raleigh. Bring a mat. For more information, visit www.yogafestraleigh.com.
Renee Maas, senior organizer with Food and Water Watch, will discuss Antibiotic Resistance 101: How Antibiotic Misuse on Factory Farms Can Make You Sick from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Irregardless Café, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-833-8898.
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