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.
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. Creighton Lee Calhoun Jr., 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPARKcon will be held Sept. 12-15 from blocks 100 to 500 Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are 3-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature street painters, a fashion show, film screenings, music, theater and dance.
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. Parent accompaniment is required. Registration is required by contacting Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Southern authors Suzanne Adair, Steven Gilbert, Anna Jean Mayhew and Mary Lambeth Moore will discuss their writing at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.
Crafts and cozies
Craft a felt beverage cozie during a program at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. All craft materials will be provided; the program is free to library members ages 16 and older. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.
A workshop on low-cost strategies to make a home more energy efficient will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Wake County Cooperative Extension, 4001-E Carya Drive, Raleigh. Registration is required, and all registrants will receive a free gift from the N.C. State Energy Office. For more information, email email@example.com. To register, call 919-250-1101.
A program titled “Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.
Paula Metivier, a local Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, will offer beauty and skin care tips at 7 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
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