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. 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, an event to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors and friends, will be 2-5 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 North Carolina 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Mansion talk
Gerald Adams, gardener at the Executive Mansion, will discuss the history of the gardens and grounds from noon to 1 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
An art roundtable and critique is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Artspace Visual Arts Center, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. The event is free for members, $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.artspacenc.org.
Hoopers, dancers, spinners and drummers are invited to the Raleigh Hoop Jam from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-831-6468.
Clark Howard at Quail Ridge
Clark Howard will discuss his book “Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Saving, and Get Your Life Back on Track” at 5 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Science fiction, fantasy authors
Local science fiction, fantasy and horror writers will discuss their craft at 7 p.m. 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.
America’s Music Series
Portions of two films will be viewed and discussed: “Latin Music USA, Episode 1” and “From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale” at 7 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.
John Clauser, a consulting archaeologist and cemetery specialist, will discuss archaeology in Raleigh at 7 p.m. 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.
Diseases and research
Science Cafe: Plague – Old Disease, New Research will be held at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Dr. Bill Goldman, a microbiology professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, will discuss modern research on the bacterium Yersinia pestis. For more information, call 919-707-9800.
‘The Tilted World’ at Quail Ridge
Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly will discuss their book “The Tilted World” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Free yoga class
Yoga for the Core will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.
The Fifth Annual LGBT Center Awards Gala is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe St., Suite 100, Raleigh. The event will feature dinner, awards and a silent auction. Tickets are $100, and proceeds will benefit the LGBT Center of Raleigh. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.
Special Blessings, a nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities, will hold The Stop and Go BBQ Fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. at Buffalo Road Grocery, 5700 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh. Plates cost $8 each. For more information, call 919-366-9589 or visit www.specialblessingsinc.net.
A juried car show will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event will feature music, food trucks, a kids play zone and health screenings by Rex Healthcare. For more information, call 919-664-6743 or visit www.ncartmuseum.org.
Harvest Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Logan’s Trading Company, 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh. Learn how to plant, grow, harvest and cure garlic during a workshop at 9 a.m. Children’s games and activities begin at 11 a.m. and will include a bounce house, hay ride, bean bag toss, face painting, pumpkin painting, a candy hunt and more. A costume contest for the dogs will be held at 3 p.m., followed by a dog costume parade.
Chemistry Day will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Visitors will learn about sustainable energy and biofuels and participate in hands-on chemistry experiments. Dr. Sol Levine will discuss states of matter at the Windows on the World classroom. For more information, call 919-707-9800.
Teen to Adulthood
ARC of Wake County will hold a Teen to Adulthood meeting from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Millbrook Exchange Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The group helps parents understand transition services and issues for teens and young adults with disabilities. For more information, call 919-832-2660, ext. 100.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at www.raleighyoga.com.
The Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers will demonstrate and discuss the art form of quilts at 11 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Viva Raleigh festival
The fifth annual Viva Raleigh festival is 1 to 5 p.m. at the Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh. The event will feature music, crafts, food, dancers and children’s activities. For more information, call Aracelys Torrez at 919-996-5717.
The Track Down
The Track Down, a scavenger hunt, will begin at noon at the State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Teams of two to four agents will try to find a briefcase full of cash located in the city. For more information, call 919-733-4994.
Irish music jam session
The PineCone Irish Jam session will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at Tir na Nog Irish Pub, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Musicians can bring instruments to play. For more information, call 919-833-7795.
Memoir writing at Quail Ridge
The Raleigh Write to Publish Group will discuss the art of memoir writing at 6:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Moderator Stacey Cochran and authors Margaret Harrell and Lilith Giardini will discuss their memoirs and share tips on how to write your own.
Atomic Rhythm All-Stars
The Wake Tech 2013-2014 Fine Arts Concert Series will begin with a performance by jazz band Atomic Rhythm All-Stars from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Wake Technical Community College, 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh. Tickets cost $10 at the door.
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.
Chuy’s Photo Fundraiser is 1 to 4 p.m. at Phydeaux, 10 W. Franklin St., Raleigh. Phydeaux customers can have their dog’s photo taken and possibly added to the wall at a new restaurant, Chuy’s. Photos cost $5, and proceeds will benefit Pawfect Match. For more information, call 919-833-9216.
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