Daybook Sept. 8-14

September 7, 2013 

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 cell phone, 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, 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.

Wednesday

Southern books

Librarians will discuss Southern literature at 2:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Apple history

History a la Carte: A Brief History of Old Southern Apples will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Lee Calhoun, author of “Old Southern Apples,” will discuss the history of apples from the South. Bring a lunch. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7850.

Celebrity bar tending

A celebrity bartender event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Zinda, 301 Fayetteville St., Suite 120, Raleigh. Celebrity bartenders include WRAL’s Debra Morgan and Greg Fishel, musician Ed Stephenson, artist Michael Morrison and Todd Jones of Captrust. Proceeds will benefit the Pretty In Pink Foundation. For more information, call 919-825-0995.

Business program

A program titled “How to Start and Stay in Business” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Thursday

Career help

Learn to use the online database Job and Career Accelerator at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Biopharmaceuticals

Dr. Gary Gilleskie, director of operations and teaching associate professor at N.C. State University, will discuss biopharmaceuticals at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

Friday

Preschool program

Garden Buds: Apple Trees will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will explore apples through hands-on activities, creative art projects, stories and a snack. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, and parent accompaniment is required. Registration is required by contacting Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 or elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu.

SPARKcon

SPARKcon will be held Sept. 13-15 from blocks 100 to 500 Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature street painters, a fashion show, film screenings, music, theater and dance.

Saturday

Backyard party

The Raleigh Family Moose Center will hold a Backyard Party at the center, 2824 Forestville Road, Wake Forest. The event will feature food, a live band and a cornhole tournament. The cost is $5 per person and $5 for entry into the tournament. For more information, contact Trish at 919-630-3577 or losingt5@gmail.com.

Birds of prey

Learn about and meet eagles, hawks and owls at 10:30 a.m. at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. Parent supervision is required.

Gardening class

N.C. newcomers who are curious about gardening can attend a free class from 9 to 10 a.m. at Logan’s Trading Post, 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh. Learn about the region’s microclimates, terrain, planting and growing seasons. Registration is required at info@logantrd.com.

Senior dance night

The Northern Wake Senior Center will host a Saturday night dance from 7 to 9 p.m. at the center, 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Admission costs $7.

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