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.
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.
Car seat safety check
Wake Human Services will hold a child safety seat check from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Appointments can also be made at 919-250-3989.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barbie doll exhibit
The Central Carolina Fashion Doll Club will hold a special Barbie doll exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. at the clubhouse in the Northridge Crossings Apartments, 2901 Calliope Way, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.centralcarolinafashiondollclub.com.
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 part of the 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.
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.
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.
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 ornamentals will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit horticultural charities, scholarships and organizations. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/project/pialphaxi.
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 five miles and will be done at an easy, casual pace with stops to discuss the ride. Reservation is required by contacting Scott Lane at 919-601-9098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 8th annual Harvest Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The event will feature harvest-related demonstrations, hands-on activities for the entire family, storytellers, games, bluegrass music, singing and dancing. For more information, call 919-856-6675.
Wimpy Kid at Quail Ridge
The Wimpy Kid 8 Hard Luck Truck will be at Quail Ridge Books & Music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The event will feature free Wimpy Kid goodies, and book trailers to buy Wimpy Kid books. For more information, call 919-828-1588.
Discussion on death
The Historic Oakwood Cemetery and the Hospice of Wake County will host Raleigh’s first Death Café at 2 p.m. at the cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. A Death Café allows people to express and explore their understanding of death in a safe and comfortable environment. Registration is required at 919-832-6077 or www.oakwoodcemeterydeathcafe.eventbrite.com.
Wilton Barnhardt at Quail Ridge
Wilton Barnhardt, editor, and contributors will discuss the new collection “27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose and Poetry” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Two Raleigh Kisco Senior Living communities, Magnolia Glen and Abbotswood at Stonehenge, will celebrate Active Aging Week Sept. 22-28. The event will feature Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations, massage, aromatherapy, trivia contests, and presentations. Magnolia Glen is located at 5301 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh. For more information, call 919-841-4747 or visit www.lifeatmagnoliaglen.com. Abbotswood at Stonehenge is located at 7900 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh. For more information, call 919-847-3202 or visit www.lifeatabbotswood.com.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class, gentle mat and adaptations with a chair, will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. Bring a mat. Donations are accepted.
Tar Heel history
Librarians will help participants find the right book to learn about North Carolina at 10:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
D.J. MacHale at Quail Ridge
D.J. MacHale will discuss his book “SYLO” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Take A Child Outside
In celebration of Take a Child Outside Week, a program on leaf rubbings will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 per child for nonmembers and $3 for members. To register, contact Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 or email email@example.com.
Wake Forest symposium
The Northeast Area Study Final Project Symposium is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Mill Room at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. Wake Forest citizens can learn and discuss new directions for roadways, public transit, bicycling and walking in and around the community. For more information, call Scott Lane at 919-601-9098.
Balance and falls risk
A free balance and falls risk seminar will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Raleigh Orthopaedic, 3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Physical therapists will discuss risk factors for falls and exercise programs for people over 60 years old. Reservation is required at 919-863-6834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.K. Asante at Quail Ridge
M.K. Asante will discuss his book “Buck: A Memoir” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
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