Community Notes, Sept. 22

September 21, 2013 

Active Aging Week

Two Raleigh Kisco Senior Living communities, Magnolia Glen and Abbotswood at Stonehenge will celebrate Active Aging Week Sept. 22-28. The week will feature Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations, massage, aromatherapy, trivia contests, and presentations. Magnolia Glen is at 5301 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh. For more information, call 919-841-4747 or visit www.lifeatmagnoliaglen.com. Abbotswood at Stonehenge is at 7900 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh. For more information, call 919-847-3202 or visit www.lifeatabbotswood.com.

Storytimes Online

Click, Watch, Learn: Storytimes Online is a video initiative created by library staff to support the parenting initiative Every Child Ready to Read. Families are invited to watch the videos online and attend storytimes at local libraries. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/storytimesonline.

Call for nominations

The Raleigh-Durham chapter of the American Advertising Federation seeks nominations for the 2014 Silver Medal Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advertising. For a nomination form, visit www.aaf-rdu.org.

Program on kindness

Amanda Davis will discuss the importance and power of cultivating kindness at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

Casktoberfest

Big Boss Brewing Co. will hold its annual Casktoberfest at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the brewery, 1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh. The event will offer German style cuisine, music and cask-conditioned and barrel-aged brews. Proceeds will benefit the N.C. Mountains-to-Sea Trail. For more information, visit www.casktoberfest.com.

Grants for youth organizations

The N.C. Youth Advisory Council is accepting applications for mini-grants for the fall of 2013. The grants are available to North Carolina organizations composed of youths ages 13-18 who implement programs to benefit their communities. The mini-grants will range from $100 to $500 each.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. For more information or an application, visit www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/councils-minigrant.aspx or contact Youth Council Program Coordinator Cynthia Giles at 919-807-4400.

Raleigh Reads

The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program 10-11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at the City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Children ages 7-13 will discuss books and enjoy crafts, snacks, authors and live readings. To register, call 919-996-2220. The books to be discussed and dates are:

Oct. 5 – “Ten Miles Past Normal” by Frances O’Roark Dowell.

Nov. 2 – “Blue” by Joyce Hostetter.

Dec. 7 – “The Christmas Barn” by C.L. Davis.

Science fiction, fantasy authors

Dinner in the Village will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Cameron Village, 1900 Cameron St., Raleigh. The event will feature dinner, a live auction, prizes, and music. Proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. For more information or to register, visit www.wakemedfoundation.org/dinner-in-the-village.

PinkFest

PinkFest, an event to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors and friends, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel at North Hills, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh. Enjoy spa and beauty treatments, drinks, raffle prizes and giveaways. Tickets begin at $55 per person, and proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.komennctc.org.

British authors

Explore classic literature by British authors at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Science fiction, fantasy authors

Local science fiction, fantasy and horror writers will discuss their craft at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Authors David Drake, John Kessel, Mur Lafferty and Mark Van Name will speak. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Science fiction, fantasy authors

Local science fiction, fantasy and horror writers will discuss their craft at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Authors Jenna Black, Tony Daniel, John Kessel and Mur Lafferty will speak. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Archeology lecture

John Clauser, a consulting archaeologist and cemetery specialist, will discuss archeology in Raleigh at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Joel Lane Museum House, 160 S. St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-833-3431.

Quilt making

The Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers will demonstrate and discuss the art form of quilts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Skateboarding skills

Young adults ages 12-18 will learn the basics of skateboarding from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12-19 at Marsh Creek Park, 3016 N. New Hope Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20, and registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Buddy Walk

The Triangle Down Syndrome Network will hold the 15th annual Buddy Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Brier Creek Park, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. Chris Burke from “Life Goes On” and WTVD-TV news anchor Heather Waliga will lead the 1-mile walk at 3:30 p.m. The event will also feature performances, bounce houses, laser tag, games and a raffle. Registration begins at $15 and will benefit the Triangle Down Syndrome Network. For more information, visit buddywalk.kintera.org.

Fur Ball for SPCA

The 18th annual Fur Ball will be held from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in the State Club at the N.C. State Centennial Campus, 2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature live and silent auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dancing. The recommended dress is black tie. Tickets are available starting at $125 per person. Sponsorships are also available starting at $500. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.spcawake.org.

Tibetan Buddhism

Barb Baranski of the Kadampa Center will discuss Tibetan Buddhism at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Hinduism discussion

Shannon Grimes of Meredith College will discuss Hinduism at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Quilt making

The Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers will demonstrate and discuss the art form of quilts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

British authors

Explore classic literature by British authors at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Genealogy research

Explore your family tree at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at North Hills in Raleigh. Participants and teams can raise money to benefit the American Diabetes Association. For more information or to register, visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutnorthhills.

Genealogy research

Explore your family tree at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

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