Daybook for Sept. 4-10

September 2, 2013 

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 held from 5 to 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 to 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

Gourd arts

The 72nd annual N.C. Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Sept. 6-8 in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature gourd workshops, vendors, books and a live auction. The cost is $2 for ages 16 and older and free for ages 16 and younger, N.C. Gourd Society members and workshop students. For more information, visit www.ncgourdsociety.org.

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

Flapjack fundraiser

The North Raleigh Bulldogs football team will hold a flapjack fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 7831 Target Circle, Raleigh. Tickets cost $8, and proceeds will help the team purchase new equipment and offset fees. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-398-8357.

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.

Raleigh Reads

The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Children ages 7-13 can discuss Candy Dahl’s book “Emma and the Civil Warrior” and enjoy crafts and snacks. Registration is required at 919-996-2220.

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 on Sept.7 -8 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.

Sunday

Pancake, sausage breakfast

American Legion Post 187 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Plates cost $5 per person, $20 per family, and include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, orange juice and a hot beverage. Proceeds will support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.

La Fiesta del Pueblo

La Fiesta del Pueblo, a Latin American festival, is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. at Moore Square Park, 200 S. Blount St., Raleigh. The festival will offer children’s activities, local crafts, art exhibits, dance performances and Latino cuisine. For more information, visit www.elpueblo.org.

Book swap

Gather unwanted books for an afternoon book exchange from 1 to 4 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6675.

Marbles program

Join guests from La Fiesta del Pueblo and celebrate culture with arts and crafts activities from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event is free with museum admission.

Free yoga class

Yoga for the Core will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Adrian Miller at Quail Ridge

Adrian Miller will discuss his book “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.

Unplugged

Wake Forest Unplugged will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Participants are invited to disconnect from cellphones, PDAs and computers and reconnect with their community with free games and activities.

Monday

Homework help

Librarians will show parents online resources and tools to help children with homework at 10:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

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 to 6:50 p.m., followed by gentle mat yoga from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Tuesday

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, and adult accompaniment is required. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

Suicide Prevention Month

Raleigh organizations have planned several events in observance of National Suicide Prevention Month. The N.C. National Guard will hold its third annual Gratitude Walk from noon to 4 p.m. The walk will begin and end at the N.C. National Guard Military Center, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature a 5K fun walk, the 440th NG Rock Band, vendors and a guest speaker. Additionally, N.C. State University will hold its third annual Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of those who have been lost to suicide at 7 p.m. at Tri-Towers on Central Campus, 2200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Bring a mat.

Financial aid workshop

Parents and students can learn about FAFSA forms and financial aid eligibility at 7 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Diane Chamberlain at Quail Ridge

Diane Chamberlain will discuss her book “Necessary Lies” 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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