Daybook for Sept. 1-7

August 30, 2013 

Sunday

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.

Ballroom dance

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.

Monday

Stepping class

Stepping to Success, a step-dancing class for youths ages 13-17, will be held from 6:15-7:15 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.

Tuesday

History of cotton

Time for Tots: Pickin’ Cotton will be held from 10-10:30 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.

Bike ride

The Watch for Me N.C. Campaign will kick off with a bike ride from 6 to 8 p.m. starting at City Market, 200 Blake St., Raleigh. Bring a bike and helmet.

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.

Wednesday

History at the Capitol

History Corner: Capitol Hunt is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Visit Union Square and search for presidents, wheelbarrows and more. The program is for children ages 6-9 with an adult and costs $1 per person. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

History Hunters

History Hunters: The State’s Home Base will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Investigate and tour the State Capitol building and its grounds. The program is for children ages 10-13 and costs $1 per person. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

Board game talk

Daniel Solis, award-winning board game designer, will discuss game design and entrepreneurship at 3 p.m. at Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab, 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.wade.org.

Beauty tips

Paula Metivier, a local Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, will offer beauty and skin care tips at 6 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Susan Cooper at Quail Ridge

Newbery medalist Susan Cooper will discuss her children’s book “Ghost Hawk” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.

Thursday

Animal art

What’s in the Box?: Animals, a hands-on art session for preschoolers ages 2-5 and their families, will be held at the N.C. Museum of Art. Sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are free for members and $3 for nonmembers. For more information, call 919-839-6262.

Ebb and Flow

A reception for Ebb and Flow, an art exhibit sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 15.

Arthritis speakers

The Better Living with Arthritis Fall Speaker Series will be held from 6-7 p.m. at Raleigh Orthopaedic, 3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Dr. John Chiavetta will discuss Arthritis and Joint Replacements. Registration is required by emailing pparker@arthritis.org.

‘Legendary Locals’

A lecture on the book “Legendary Locals of Raleigh” by Stormi Souter and Elizabeth Weichel will take place at 7 p.m. at Joel Lane Museum House, 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.

Trivia at the library

Trivia on books and authors will be held at 7 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

America’s Music Series

The films “The Blues: Episode 1: I Feel Like Going Home” and “Say Amen Somebody” will be screened at 7 p.m. at the North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

Robert Inman at Quail Ridge

Robert Inman will discuss his novel “The Governor’s Lady” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.

Friday

Brian Floca at Quail Ridge

Brian Floca, a Sibert Honor recipient, will share his children’s book “Locomotive” at 4:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.

Art at TRIG Modern

A reception for an exhibit titled Wish You Were Here! Paintings by Deneé Black will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at TRIG Modern, 328 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The series of paintings and screen paints captures the sights, shapes and energies of vacationing at the beach. Her exhibit will be on display through September, along with art by Peg Ginoux and Kaola Phoenix. For more information, call TRIG Modern at 919-516-8744.

Louise Penny at Quail Ridge

Louise Penny, Agatha Award winner, will discuss her mystery novel “How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.

Saturday

Dog wash

Help a Heart Dog Wash will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. Dog washes will cost $10, and proceeds will benefit WCAC.

Fall Arts Fair

The 2013 Fall Arts Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. The event will feature art exhibits, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities, live music and food vendors. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

Tour of Artists

The Wake Forest Guild of Artists will hold its 18th annual Tour of Artists in galleries in downtown Wake Forest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Artists will be in attendance at the galleries to give demonstrations and discuss their art. For more information, visit www.wakeforestguild.com.

Solar system program

Science Saturday: Recycling in the Universe is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Dr. Fabian Heitsch, assistant professor at UNC Chapel Hill, will discuss the birth of solar systems. For more information, call 919-707-9800.

Guitar-making

Rob Sharer will discuss the craft of guitar-making at 11 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Wind ensemble

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

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