Daybook Sept. 22-28

September 20, 2013 

Sunday

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.

‘Wizard of Oz’

“The Wizard of Oz” will be screened in IMAX 3D from Sept. 22-Oct. 3 at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $11 for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.imaxraleigh.org.

Mandolins and music

Tony Williamson and Friends present A Classic in Any Tradition: The Many Expressions of the Mandolin at 3 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

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.

Harvest Celebration

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.

Monday

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.

Tuesday

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 elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu.

Senior Sampler

Senior Sampler: From Head to Toe will be held at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The first session is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a second session from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Seniors ages 55 and older will look at proportion, shape and movement in sculpture from the Chrysler Museum and then model a small-scale figure in clay. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-715-5923.

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 residents 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 older than 60. Reservation is required at 919-863-6834 or core@raleighortho.com.

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.

Wednesday

Name that Tree

Visit gardeners’ favorite trees from 10 a.m. to noon at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum.

Southern authors

Suzanne Adair, Brynn Bonner, Margaret Maron, Lee Mims, J.D. Rhoades and Sarah Shaber will discuss their writing at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Dan Collins at Quail Ridge

Dan Collins will discuss his book “The ACC Basketball Book of Fame” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Free yoga classes

Free yoga classes will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat will be held from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m., followed by stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Garden Bingo

Play Garden Bingo from 10 a.m. to noon at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum.

Egypt and art

NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington will discuss Egypt and the Purposes of Art from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at Quail Ridge

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will discuss his book “Streetball Crew Book One: Sasquatch in the Paint” at 5:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Wine tasting

Raleigh Little Theatre and the N.C. Museum of Art Contemporaries will offer a wine tasting and social for young professionals at 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 301 S. Pogue St., Raleigh. The wine tasting and social will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a performance of “Art” at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

Science cafe on water

Heather Pautisaul, an associate professor of biology at N.C. State University, will discuss water and contaminants at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.naturalsciences.org.

Allan Gurganus at Quail Ridge

Allan Gurganus will discuss his book “Local Souls” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

Name that Tree

A children’s program titled Grandpa Green will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy garden stories, songs and movements and art and crafts. Registration is required by contacting Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 or email elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu.

Lunch and Lecture

Lunch and Lecture: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum will be held at 11 a.m. the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Curator David Steel will discuss works from the Chrysler Museum in Virginia that are on loan to the NCMA. Discussion will be followed by a catered lunch at the Iris restaurant. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-715-5923.

Bluegrass festival

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival will be held Sept. 27-28 in downtown Raleigh. The event will feature music, a music expo, a public street fair and the N.C. Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship. The festival is part of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013, which takes place Sept. 24-28 and includes a business conference and the IBMA awards. Tickets start at $40 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bluegrassfanfest.org.

School bond discussion

Dr. Jim Merrill, superintendent of the Wake County Schools System, will discuss the 2013 school bond referendum during a meeting of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon at the N.C. State University Club, 4300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event is free, but lunch can be provided for $16. Reservations must be made by Sept. 23 at www.lwvwake.org.

Carrie Jane Knowles at Quail Ridge

Carrie Jane Knowles will discuss her book “Ashoan’s Rug” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Family hike

In celebration of Take a Child Outside Week, families are invited to hike with a park naturalist from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Saturday

Clean-up day

Wake Forest Reservoir Clean-Up Day is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wake Forest Reservoir off N.C. 98 in Wake Forest. For more information, contact Greenways Advisory Board member Don Bode at 919-526-3481 or dbode1@crg2000.com.

Nature PlaySpace

In celebration of Take a Child Outside Week, the Prairie Ridge Ecostation will reveal its new Nature PlaySpace from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ecostation on Gold Star Drive in Raleigh. The event will offer nature crafts, storytime, ladybug hunts and other activities. For more information, call 919-707-8878.

Festival in Motion

Festival in Motion will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Explore the nature preserve and stop at tent stations for music, arts activities, games and interactive displays.

Irish Music Festival

Raleigh’s Irish Music Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Moore Square along the 200 block of South Blount Street in downtown Raleigh. The event will feature Irish musicians, bands and dancers, Irish and Celtic products, children’s entertainment and food. For more information, visit http://www.raleighirishfestival.com/.

Storytelling festival

The 31st annual Storytelling Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature a hayride, face painting, food vendors and games. Bring chairs and blankets to listen to storytellers. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Parade of Horses

The Parade of Horses in Costumes will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Red Hill Farm, 1578 Pocomoke Road, Franklinton. The event will feature horse rides, games and s’mores. For more information, visit www.redhillfarmhorses.com.

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