Daybook, Sept. 15-21

September 13, 2013 

Sunday

Good Neighbor Day

The eighth annual Good Neighbor Day will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. The event will offer dancing, music, face painting, storytelling, prizes and children’s activities.

Free yoga class

Gentle mat and adaptations with a chair yoga will be held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. The event is free, but donations are accepted. Bring a mat.

Lynda Dawson at Quail Ridge

Lynda Dawson, bluegrass singer and songwriter, will discuss the legacy of bluegrass and perform original music at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Southern authors

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.

Monday

Inventors and patent system

Homeschool Day: Invent It! Inventors and the Patent System will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 8-14 will learn about the U.S. Patent System and invent things. The cost is $6 per child, and registration is required at 919-856-6675.

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.

Energy-saving workshop

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 gift from the N.C. State Energy Office. For more information, email robin.landsman@wakegov.com. To register, call 919-250-1101.

Tuesday

LEGOs at Quail Ridge

Children ages 4 and older can learn to build LEGO sculptures with world-renowed LEGO builder Sean Kenney at 4:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Kenney will discuss his book “Cool Creations in 35 Pieces,” and each attendee will receive an engraved LEGO brick. 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 the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Bring a mat. For more information, visit www.yogafestraleigh.com.

Business program

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.

Beauty tips

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.

Ursula Vernon at Quail Ridge

Ursula Vernon will share her children’s book “Dragonbreath #9: The Case of the Toxic Mutants” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The program is for children ages 8 and older and is part of the View From Tuesday program, which is geared toward teachers and media specialists. For more information, call 919-828-1588.

Wednesday

Preschoolers and Pets

Preschoolers and Pets is scheduled from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center, 200 Petfinders Lane, Raleigh. Children ages 5 and younger will learn about animals through songs, rhymes and stories. For more information, call 919-772-2326.

Seed Sensations

Little Sprouts: Seed-Sensations will be held 1 to 2 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program is for children ages 3-5, and registration is required at 919-856-6675.

N.C. Opera at Quail Ridge

Eric Mitchko, the general director of the N.C. Opera, will discuss the opera’s upcoming October performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

N .C. architecture

Reid Thomas, a restoration specialist at the N.C. State Historic Preservation Office, will discuss northeastern North Carolina’s architecture at 2 p.m. at Joel Lane Museum House, 160 S. St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-833-3431.

Jasper Fforde at Quail Ridge

Jasper Fforde will discuss the second book in his trilogy for teens, “The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam,” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Scorpion talk

Dr. Lauren Esposito, a a National Science Foundation fellow at the University of California in Berkeley, will discuss the secret lives of scorpions at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

Friday

Free yoga class

Yoga for the Core will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Career database

Librarians will demonstrate how to use the online database Job and Career Accelerator at 10:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Greek Festival

The 32nd annual Greek Festival will be held Sept. 20-22 in the Exposition Center at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature Greek food, music, folk dances and artwork. Tickets cost $3, $2 for children ages 13 and younger, and proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. For more information, visit www.greekfestivalraleigh.com.

Nancy Peacock at Quail Ridge

Nancy Peacock will discuss her book “The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Saturday

Book sale

The Friends of the Wake Forest Library’s Annual Used Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ledford Center, 120 S. Wingate St., Wake Forest. All books will be priced at $2 or less. For more information, call 919-600-2832.

Plant sale

The Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale will be held Sept. 21-22 at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Rare and unique annual, perennial and woody ornamental plants will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit horticultural charities, scholarships and organizations. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/project/pialphaxi.

Bike ride

The Northeast Area Study project manager will lead a bike ride through downtown Wake Forest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. The route is 5 miles and is done at an easy, casual pace with stops to discuss the ride. Reservation is required by contacting Scott Lane at 919-601-9098 or jslanempo@gmail.com.

Bugfest

Bugfest 2013 will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.naturalsciences.org.

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