Book bash at Quail Ridge
Get suggestions on books to discuss at a book bash scheduled at 10 a.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The event will offer doughnuts, coffee and giveaways. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
Suzanne Havala Hobbs, On the Table columnist at The News and Observer, will discuss strategies to maintain a health-supporting diet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Irregardless Café, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.irregardless.com.
Raleigh history at Quail Ridge
Learn about Raleighs history during a program at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Authors Stormi Souter and Elizabeth Weichel will discuss their novel Legendary Locals of Raleigh, and Jennifer Dawn Farley will discuss her novel Duke Homestead and the American Tobacco Company. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
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.
Equestrian consignment sale
The Equestrian Exchange Tack Consignment Sale will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 2 in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and noon to 6 p.m. Monday. Attendees can buy and sell any equestrian tack, saddles, show clothing, barn supplies and more. For more information or to register as a vendor, visit www.equestrianexchange.com.
Car seat safety check
Wake County Human Services staff will offer child car seat safety checks from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.
Oak City 7
Oak City 7, a free concert summer series, will continue at 6:30 p.m. at City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Captain and The Keels, Rosco Bandana, Catie King, and Matt Phillips & the Philharmonic will perform. For more information, visit www.oakcity7.com.
Science Café: Saving Our Forests will be held at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Dr. Robert L. Doudrick, director for the USDA Forest Service, will discuss the importance and conservation of forests. For more information, call 919-707-9800.
Sustainability at Quail Ridge
Editor Lyle Estill and authors Gary Phillips and Eric Henry will discuss their novel Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
The Kennel Club Dog Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30- Sept. 2 in the Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. American Kennel Club registered dogs will compete in all-breed dog shows, obedience and rally trials. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors and children ages 7-11. For more information, visit www.raleighkennelclub.org.
The African-American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is scheduled from Aug. 31- Sept. 1 along the 300 to 500 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature art, music, food and community. For more information, visit www.aacfralwake.org.
Gem, mineral, jewelry show
Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will be held Aug. 30- Sept. 2 in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. Vendors will offer gemstones, pearls, beads, minerals, fossils and finished jewelry. For more information, visit www.treasuresoftheearth.net.
Write to Publish
The Raleigh Write to Publish group will discuss Toni Morrisons novel Beloved from a writers perspective at 6:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
Betty Adcock at Raleigh Review
Betty Adcock, Guggenheim Fellow and author of six poetry collections, will read at 7 p.m. at Raleigh Review, 3039 Medlin Drive, Raleigh. For more information, contact Susan Shah at 919-605-7036 or email email@example.com.
Brunch and clowns
Cotton the Clown will make balloon animals and paint faces from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at East Village Grill and Bar, 1 Dixie Trail, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-821-9985.
The Carolina Dance Club will teach ballroom dance at Raleigh Elks Lodge, 5538 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. A newcomers ballroom lesson will be held at 3:30 p.m., followed by social ballroom dancing from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. The cost ranges from $5 to $10. For more information, call 919-494-2300.
Stepping to Success, a step-dancing class for youths ages 13-17, will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Lions Park and Community Center, 516 Dennis Ave., Raleigh. The class will also teach team-building, self-esteem, cohesion, social skills and more. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
History of cotton
Time for Tots: Pickin Cotton will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will look at objects associated with picking and processing cotton and make a collage. The cost is $1 per person; adult accompaniment is required. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.
Crafts and cozies
Craft a felt beverage cozie during a program at 10:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. All craft materials will be provided, and the program is free to library members ages 16 and older. Registration is required at 919-856-6710.
Russell at Quail Ridge
Rachel Renée Russell will discuss her book Dork Diaries 6: Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker at 4:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. This event is part of YogaFest Raleigh. Bring a mat. For more information, visit www.yogafestraleigh.com.
Program on kindness
Amanda Davis will discuss the importance and power of cultivating kindness at 7 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-856-6710.
Gutierrez at Quail Ridge
Sandra A. Gutierrez will discuss her cookbook Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
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