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: The States 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 Marys St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.wade.org.
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 childrens book Ghost Hawk at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
Whats 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 Marys St., Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-833-3431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Americas 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 Governors Lady at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
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 childrens 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.
The North Raleigh Bulldogs football team will hold a flapjack fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebees, 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.
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.
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 Dahls 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, childrens 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.
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.
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.
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 childrens activities, local crafts, art exhibits, dance performances and Latino cuisine. For more information, visit www.elpueblo.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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