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.
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.
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.
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 and their grandparent 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.
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.
The Wake County Public School System has scheduled the workshop, Introducing Parents to the K-12 PowerSchool’s Parent Portal, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Athens Drive High, 1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh. Parents will learn about the PowerSchool Parent Portal, including account creation, sign in and communications. Registration is required at www.wcpss.net/parent-academy.
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.
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.
The 2013 Honey Buzztival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, along the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The event will feature apiculture tastings, activities and a local honey contest. For more information, visit www.godowntownraleigh.com.
El Diá de los Muertos
History Corner: Halloween en Español will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Children ages 6-9 with an adult will learn about El Diá de los Muertos, a Mexican celebration for remembering deceased loved ones. The program will continue with History Hunters, for children ages 10-13, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The cost is $1 per child. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
The Wake County Public School System has scheduled the workshop, Introducing Parents to the K-12 PowerSchool’s Parent Portal, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Parents will learn about the PowerSchool Parent Portal, including account creation, sign in and communications. Registration is required at www.wcpss.net/parent-academy.
Big Boss Brewing Co. will hold its annual Casktoberfest at 5 p.m. 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.
America’s Music Series
Portions of the film “The History of Rock ‘n Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In” will be viewed and discussed at 7 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The event is part of the America’s Film and Music series. For more information, call 919-870-4000.
Robert Morgan at Quail Ridge
Robert Morgan will discuss his book “The Road from Gap Creek” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will hold a welcome coffee meeting from 10 a.m. to noon for all members and prospective members at J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.newcomersclubraleigh.org.
Little Historians: Take Me to the State Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 5-7 will celebrate the N.C. State Fair’s 160th birthday with stories, games and crafts. The cost is $4 per child and includes an adult admission. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
The 28th International Festival of Raleigh will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The hours are 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature performances, cultural exhibits, world bazaars, sidewalk cafes, demonstrations, kids’ activities, a biergarten and a naturalization ceremony. Tickets cost $5 to $8. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.internationalfestival.org.
Jennifer Chiaverini at Quail Ridge
Jennifer Chiaverini will discuss her book “The Spymistress” at noon at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Games People Play
An opening reception for an art exhibit titled Games People Play, featuring mixed media by Adrien Montoya and glass by Lizzie Bailey, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Local Color Gallery, 22 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.localcoloraleigh.com.
Phoenix and Gignoux at TRIG Modern
An opening reception for mixed media artists Peg Gignoux and Kaola Phoenix will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at TRIG Modern, 328 W. Jones St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-516-8744.
Sharyn McCrumb at Quail Ridge
Sharyn McCrumb will discuss her book “King’s Mountain: A Ballad Novel” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Whitley at Roundabout
An opening reception for Mary Page Whitley’s paintings, called North Carolina Mountain Magic, will be held at 9 p.m. at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-747-9495.
The Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution is scheduled for 9 a.m. at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. During the event, thousands of choice and rare plants will be given away to members. New members can register the day of the event; memberships begin at $50. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum.
Learn about orchids during a workshop at 9 a.m. at Atlantic Avenue Orchid and Garden Center, 5217 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. The cost is $5 per person, and registration is required at 919-878-8877.
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the town of Wake Forest will offer a free children’s science program from 9 a.m. to noon at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Children ages 4 and older can discover the diversity of birds. Registration is required. To register, call 919-435-9443 or email Assistant Town Engineer Holly Miller at email@example.com.
Heritage Day, an old-time county fair, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature live music, animals, agricultural displays, heritage craft displays, re-enactors and a quilt auction.
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 Frances O’Roark Dowell’s book “Ten Miles Past Normal” and enjoy crafts, snacks, authors and live readings. To register, call 919-996-2220.
Rocktoberfest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St., Wake Forest. The event will feature a live concert, activity booths, food and prizes. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andy Kasab will perform eclectic American and world music with a harp guitar at 1 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.
Make It, Take It: The Write Way is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how to use a steel-nib pen that was common in the 19th century. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
Russian art, history
Karen Kattering will discuss Russian art and history in late imperial Russia at 2 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how The Tsar’s Cabinet and Windows Into Heaven related to major developments in Russian art and history. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
Marching band competition
The 11th annual Heart of Carolina Marching Band Competition will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Wolverine Stadium at Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. For more information, email email@example.com.
Science fiction, fantasy authors
Dinner in the Village will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. 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.
Center OpenMic will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Participants may express themselves through dramatic readings, spoken word, scripted presentations, acoustic music and free expression. For more information, visit www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.
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