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 archeology 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 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 Buffaloe 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.cartmuseum.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 will 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 held from 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.
The Five Points Active Adult Wellness Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. The festival, geared to adults 50 and older, but open to all ages, will feature fitness programs, health screenings, bocce ball, cornhole, live music and door prizes. For more information, call 919-996-4730.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be held 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 scheduled from 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 scheduled from 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.
The American Legion Post 187 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Plates cost $5 and include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and a choice of hot beverage. Proceeds will support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.
David Wade Salon will hold its 2013 Style-A-Thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the salon, 612 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit InterAct, a nonprofit providing support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 919-834-1111.
The Triangle Down Syndrome Network will hold the 15th annual Buddy Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. at Brier Creek Park, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. Chris Burke from “Life Goes On” and WTVD-TV news anchor Heather Waliga will lead the one-mile walk at 3:30 p.m. The event will also feature performances, bounce houses, laser tag, games and a raffle. Registration begins at $15 and will benefit the Triangle Down Syndrome Network. For more information, visit buddywalk.kintera.org.
Free yoga classes
Free yoga classes will be offered at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga will be held from 2 to 2:50 p.m., followed by gentle mat yoga from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.
The Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta will hold a RED Shoe Affair and Fashion Show from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The event will feature a dinner, raffles, vendors and a silent auction. Tickets cost $50, and proceeds will benefit the WWAC scholarship fund and community service projects. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit dstredshoeaffair.eventbrite.com.
Bill and Will Leslie at Quail Ridge
WRAL newsman Bill Leslie and his son Will Leslie will be at a CD launch party and signing at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The Celtic musicians will perform music from the new CD “Scotland – Grace of the Wild.”
Russian, Roma music
The Music of the Carolinas series will continue with Zingaresca, a Russian and Roma music duo, performing from 3 to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7850.
Art and Cocktails
The Joel Lane Museum House will hold Art and Cocktails by the Pool from 6 to 8 p.m. at a private home in Five Points, Raleigh. The address will be disclosed to ticket purchasers after purchase confirmation. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction. The cost is $75 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-833-3431 or visit www.joellane.org.
Fur Ball for SPCA
The 18th annual Fur Ball will be 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the State Club at the N.C. State Centennial Campus, 2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature live and silent auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dancing. The recommended dress is black tie. Tickets start at $125 per person. Sponsorships are also available starting at $500. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.spcawake.org.
Encore Writers Group at Quail Ridge
The Encore Writers Group will read selections from their 2013 collection of short fiction and poetry “Encore Anthology” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Barb Baranski of the Kadampa Center will discuss Tibetan Buddhism at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Stuart Woods at Quail Ridge
Stuart Woods will discuss his novel “Doing Hard Time: A Stone Barrington Novel,” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Fall Harvest: Pumpkins
Fall Harvest: Pumpkins, a program for children ages 3-5, will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. Learn about pumpkin seeds, decorate a pot and plant a seed. The cost is $5 per child and registration is required four days before the program at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Little Nature Hikers, a guided nature program for families, will be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $1 per child and registration is required four days before the program at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Andy Kasab will perform eclectic American and world music with a harp guitar at 1 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
David Wiesner at Quail Ridge
Caldecott winner David Weisner will share his children’s book ,“Mr. Wuffles!,” at 5 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Bring a mat. For more information, visit www.yogafestraleigh.com.
Children’s authors at Quail Ridge
John Claude Bemis, the 2013 Piedmont Laureate for Children’s Literature, will host a roundtable panel with area children’s book authors at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
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