Daybook Sept. 25-Oct. 1

September 23, 2013 

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.

Bluegrass music

The America’s Music Film and Music series continues with a performance by local bluegrass musicians at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

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 2 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.

Autism meeting

The Wake County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh. Participants can discuss communications and autism using iPads and applications. Respite care is available; registrations for respite care are required a week in advance. For more information, contact Judie Strickland at nightskygazer2@aol.com.

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 theatre, 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.

‘High Lonesome’

The America’s Music Film and Music series continues with a screening of the film “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music” at 7 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

Science cafe on water

Heather Patisaul, 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.

Toy and hobby show

The North State Toy and Hobby Show is Sept. 28-29 in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raleigh. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Over 70 exhibitors will buy, sell and trade antique to modern collectible toys, sportscards and sports memorabilia. Tickets cost $5 daily, $7 for the weekend. Children ages 15 and younger in get in free. For more information, visit www.insidepitchpromotions.com.

Dog flyball tournament

The DogGoneFast Flyball Club Flyball Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 28-29 in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raleigh. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The 4-dog relay race is a fast-paced sport where each dog runs an obstacle course. For more information, visit www.flyballdogs.com/dgf.

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.

Harvest Moon Festival

The second annual Chinese Harvest Moon Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Dorton Arena at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raleigh. The event will feature Chinese and Asian cultural performances, exhibits, foods and merchandise. The cost is $7 for nonmembers, $5 for members. For more information, visit www.cafanc.org.

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.

Sunday

Book signing

Karen Matthews will read her children’s book “The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NoFo at The Pig Café and Gift Shop, 2014 Fairview Road, Raleigh. A book signing will follow the reading.

Lucy Daniels at Quail Ridge

Writer, clinical psychologist and children’s advocate Lucy Daniels will discuss her book “Walking with Moonshine: My Life in Stories” at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

The Stray Dogs

The America’s Music Film and Music series continues with a performance by The Stray Dogs at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

Fishing Basics

Families with children ages 6 and older will learn the fundamentals of fishing from 3 to 4 p.m. at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $2. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Porsche lecture

Acclaimed automotive journalist Ken Gross will discuss Porsche’s innovative designs at 2:30 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The lecture is free, but a ticket from the box office is required. For more information, call 919-715-5923.

Monday

Grandparent, grandchild storytime

Grandparent and Grandchild Story Time is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Anne Gordon Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3 and older, with grandparent accompaniment, will read a story and take a walk together. The fee is $2. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov

Program on kindness

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

Free yoga class

A free yoga class, gentle mat and adaptations with chair, will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. Donations are accepted. Bring a mat.

Tuesday

Jamie Deen at Quail Ridge

Jamie Deen will sign copies of his cookbook “Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes” at noon at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Free yoga class

A free yoga class, part of YogaFest Raleigh, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Bring a mat. For more information, visit www.yogafestraleigh.com.

Maile Meloy at Quail Ridge

Maile Meloy will discuss her book “The Apprentices” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Ostomy club

Jeff Taylor, a sales representative with Ostomysecrets, will address a meeting of the Triangle Area Ostomy Association at 7:15 p.m. in the waiting room at Rex Hospital Surgical Center, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.raleighuoa.org.

Einstein and Mozart

Einstein: Speaking of Mozart, a program celebrating Mozart and the relationship Albert Einstein felt with him through his music, will be held at 8 p.m. at Saint Mary’s School, 900 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 919-424-4045.

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