Daybook, Oct. 2-8

September 30, 2013 

Wednesday

Honey Buzztival

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.

Thursday

Parent Academy

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.

Casktoberfest

Big Boss Brewing Company 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.

Friday

ECPAI program

The Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute will be held at 9 a.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will provide an extensive physical activity training experience to individuals working with child care providers, preschool teachers or others who interact with large groups of young children on a regular basis. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at 2013ecpai-zvents.eventbrite.com.

Newcomers club

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

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.

International Festival

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.

Saturday

Plant giveaway

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.

Orchid workshop

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.

Children’s science

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 hmiller@wakeforestnc.gov.

Heritage day

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.

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 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

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 info@nicoleyvettesignatureevents.com.

Harp guitar

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.

Steel-nib pens

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 heartofcarolina@wakefieldhsband.org.

Science fiction, fantasy authors

Dinner in the Village will be held from 6-10 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.

Open Mic

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.

Sunday

Wildlife hike

Join a naturalist on a guided wildlife hike from 11 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program is for families with children ages 6 and older. The cost is $5 per family; registration is required at 919-856-6675.

‘In the Heights’

Learn choreography from the Broadway show “In the Heights” at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

PinkFest

PinkFest, an event to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors and friends, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. 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.

Poets at Quail Ridge

A trio of N.C. poets will read from their works at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Sara Claytor will read from “Howling on Red Dirt Roads,” David Manning will read from “The Girl Who Came Out with the Stars,” and Jo Taylor will read from “High Ground.”

Jerusalem String Quartet

The Jerusalem String Quartet will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-821-2030.

Monday

World breads

Breads Around the World, a program for children ages 8-12, will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Play games and solve puzzles to discover 10 kinds of bread and their countries of origin. The cost is $6 per child. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Free yoga classes

Free yoga classes will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga will be held from 6 to 6:50 p.m., followed by gentle mat yoga from 7 to 8 :30 p.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Herman Astro, free music

A Free Evening of Rock, Soul and Blues Featuring Herman Astro is scheduled for 9 p.m. at The Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-821-1120.

Tuesday

Time for Tots

Time for Tots: A Clean Sweep will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Children, ages 3-5 with an adult can learn about housecleaning and make a miniature broom. The cost is $1 per child. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7992.

British authors

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

Fall perennials

The Plantsmen’s Tour of Fall perennials will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-513-7005.

Bird program

Falling for Birds, a hands-on science program, is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8-10 at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $12 per day, or $30 for all three days. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Free yoga class

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

Science fiction, fantasy authors

Local science fiction, fantasy and horror writers will discuss their craft at 7 p.m. 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.

Wenonah Hauter at Quail Ridge

Wenonah Hauter will discuss her book “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

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