The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program from 10 to 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:
• Nov. 2 – “Blue” by Joyce Hostetter.
• Dec. 7 – “The Christmas Barn” by C.L. Davis.
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.
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.
Shuckin’ and Shaggin’, an oyster roast fundraiser, is scheduled from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Enjoy food, beach music and a silent auction. Tickets cost $75 and will benefit the State Capitol. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-733-4994.
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.
The Wake Forest Community Yard Sale will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Wake Forest. Tables are $10, and proceeds benefit the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment. For more information, call 919-570-0350.
Valonda Calloway, co-host of “My Carolina Today,” will discuss this season’s five fashion essentials during a style event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Macy’s at Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The event will also feature refreshments, makeovers and music. The first 50 guests will receive a special gift, and individuals who spend $75 or more in the women’s department will receive a fashion tote.
Alley Cats and Angels, a foster home-based cat-rescue nonprofit, will hold its annual cash raffle to raise money for its medical fund. Tickets are $5, or five for $20, and first prize is $500. The drawing will be Sunday, Oct. 20, at PetSmart, 220 Hinton Oaks Blvd., Knightdale. Winners do not need to be present to win. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.alleycatsandangels.org.
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.
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.
The Junior League of Raleigh will hold the 29th annual A Shopping SPREE from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24-27 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Tickets begin at $10, and proceeds benefit the league. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jlraleigh.org.
Big Idea forum
The Marbles Big Idea forum is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Thought-leader and author Frans Johansson will teach community and corporate leaders to think more creatively and seize professional moments that lead to success. Tickets start at $60 per person, and sponsorships are available. Proceeds benefit the Create Innovate Initiative. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/bigidea.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes begins at 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.
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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