Daybook Oct. 13-19

October 11, 2013 

Sunday

Pancake breakfast

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.

Style-A-Thon

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.

Food truck rodeo

The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo will be held from noon to 5 p.m. along Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Participants can choose from over 50 different food trucks. For more information, visit www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com.

Buddy Walk

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.

Girl Scout program

The Girl Scout Flower and Gardener Workshop will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Girl Scout troops and individuals can learn about flowers, tour the gardens and take home a plant. The cost is $15 per Girl Scout. Registration is required at 919-513-7011.

Fashion show

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.”

Fur Ball for SPCA

The 18th annual Fur Ball will be held from 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 are available starting 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.

Monday

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.

Tuesday

Fall Harvest: Pumpkins

Fall Harvest: Pumpkins, a program for children ages 3 to 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.

Epidemiology program

Families with youth ages 11 and older can solve the mystery of an epidemic during a science program from 10 a.m. to noon at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The cost is $20 for parent and child pairs and $10 for each additional child. For more information, call 919-707-9800.

Nature hike

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.

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.

Clarinet performance

Arts NOW! will continue with a performance by clarinetist Dr. Andrea Cheeseman from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for N.C. State students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ncsu.edu/arts/.

Hinduism discussion

Shannon Grimes of Meredith College will discuss Hinduism at 7:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Wednesday

STEM Career Showcase

The STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Students with developmental and/or physical disabilities in grades three through 12 will interact with college students and professionals with a variety of disabilities who have successful careers in STEM fields. Attendance is free, but registration is required at www.naturalsciences.org/programs-events/stem-career-showcase-students-disabilities.

Preschoolers and Pets

Preschoolers and Pets, a program for families with children 5 and younger, will be held from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. at SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center, 200 Petfinders Lane, Raleigh. The event will feature animal theme songs, rhymes and stories. For more information, call 919-772-2326.

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts: What is Wild will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3 to 5 will hear stories, play games and sing songs about animals. The cost is $4 per child, and adult accompaniment is required. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6675.

Personal finance program

Jaime Kulow of First Citizens Bank will discuss personal finance and banking at 3 p.m. at Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-9233.

Adam Gidwitz at Quail Ridge

Adam Gidwitz will discuss his book “The Grimm Conclusion” at 5 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Lecture on the Maya

Joseph Covington, NCMA lecturer and art educator, will discuss The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

AARP luncheon

Julie Kopetsky, president of “Your Next Move,” will speak at the October luncheon meeting of AARP Raleigh-Wake County Chapter 1389 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abbotswood at Stonehenge, 7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Lunch is $7 per person, but is not required for attendance. For more information, call 919-435-0861.

Lights on Afterschool

The WELL will host an open house for the Lights on Afterschool program from 5 to 7 p.m. . The event will include information, food, and music. No reservation required. For more information, call 919-856-9233, Ext. 102.

OCD Awareness

As part of OCD Awareness Week, doctors Jon Abramowitz, Aureen Wagner, Jeffrey Sapyta and Annette Perot will lead a free public program, “Understanding and Getting Help for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, contact Jon Abramowitz at 919-843-8170 or visit www.ocfoundation.org.

MBA information session

An MBA information session will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Room 2405 of Nelson Hall at N.C. State University, 2801 Founders Drive, Raleigh. Program staff will discuss the curriculum and admissions process, and alumni will share personal experiences. The event is free; registration is required at www.eventbrite.com/event/6887650147/zvents.

Mary Kay Andrews at Quail Ridge

Mary Kay Andrews, a New York Times best-selling author, will discuss her book “Christmas Bliss” at noon and 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Science cafe

Learn about the elusive olinguito during a Science Cafe at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.naturalsciences.org.

Square dance lessons

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a square dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh. The lesson will be the first of 10, with a cost of $60 per couple for all 10 lessons.

Black Masala

Black Masala, an eight-piece gypsy music brass band, will play at 9 p.m. at the Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $7 online and $10 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thepourhousemusichall.com.

Friday

Junie B. at Quail Ridge

The Raleigh Little Theatre will offer a preview of its production of “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” at 5 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Astronomy program

Up, Up and Away Astronomy: The Autumn Sky will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children ages 6 and older will learn to observe the sky using binoculars. The cost is $3 per child or $5 per family. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6675.

Oyster roast

Shuckin’ and Shaggin’, an oyster roast fundraiser, is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. at the N.C. 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.

‘Two-Lane Blacktop’

The film “Two-Lane Blacktop” will be screened at 8 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for members and students, and $7 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Quintessence

Quintessence, an 11-piece jazz orchestra, will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. at Marsh Woodwinds, 707 N. Person St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-839-1154.

Saturday

Shred event

The BBB Drive-Thru Shred and Electronics Recycling Event will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village, 8480 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. Individuals may bring up to three bags or boxes of documents and five electronic devices. For more information, visit www.easternnc.bbb.org/secure-your-id.

Service learning summit

The second annual N.C. Service Learning Summit will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. More than a dozen high-quality sessions will be offered by students, teachers and community leaders to highlight volunteerism, education and community building. The event is free, and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit ncslsummit2013-zvents.eventbrite.com.

Program on seasons

Nature Stories: the Changing Season will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Blue Jay County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3 to 5 can learn why seasons change and about animals and trees related to the season. The cost is $4; registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Children’s program with John Bemis

Award-winning local author and this year’s Piedmont Laureate for Children’s Literature, John Claude Bemis, will read from his book and share the inspiration for his stories from 11:15 a.m. to noon at Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-420-2329.

Historic trades

Learn about the historic trade of a farrier from 1 to 4 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Families can learn about the ancient art of horseshoeing. For more information, call 919-856-6675.

Home Movie Day

Triangle Home Movie Day will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the N.C. State Archives Auditorium, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh. Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur home movies during which locals can meet film archivists, have their films inspected and watch old family films. Bring your family’s home movies in 8mm, Super8mm or 16mm formats to see them projected. For more information, call 919-247-7752.

Quilt making

The Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers will demonstrate and discuss the art form of quilts at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

‘Bending Sticks’

The documentary film “Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty” will be screened at 2:30 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Fashion trends

Valonda Calloway, cohost of “My Carolina Today,” will discuss this season’s five fashion essentials during a style event at 2 p.m. at Macy’s at Crabtree Valley, 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.

Write to Publish

The Write To Publish group will discuss John Steinbeck’s book “Of Mice and Men” at 6:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Square Dance Fun Night

First Baptist Church, 99 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, will host “Square Dance Fun Night” from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Everyone over the age of 13 is invited to attend. No square dancing experience is required. For more information, visit www.TriangleSquareDance.org.

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