Daybook Oct. 16-22

October 14, 2013 

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 of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 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.

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.

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 give a talk called 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.

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.

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.

Wake Forest Lions

The Wake Forest Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. For more information, call Bob Wallace at 919-671-9913.

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

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.

Yard sale

The Wake Forest Community Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Wake Forest. Tables are available for $10, and proceeds will benefit the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment. For more information, call 919-570-0350.

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.

Wildflowers program

Tim Alderton of J.C. Raulston Arboretum will discuss Spring Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Tickets are free for members, NCSU students and staff, and cost $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum.

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.

Sunday

Design-a-Thon

Fall Family Day: Design-a-Thon will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Participants will explore automotive design, fashion and accessories, graphic design and more. Meet local artists and designers and experiment with materials. For more information, www.ncartmuseum.org.

Richard Serrano at Quail Ridge

Richard Serrano will discuss his book “Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War” at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Business and Professional Women

Ashley Maria Productions will present the premiere of “Business and Professional Women: A History, A Movement” at 2 p.m. at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles, 201 East Hargett St., Raleigh. Lunch will be available for purchase at 1 p.m., and attendees can tell the attendant “I love BPW” to receive a free brownie for dessert. A panel discussion will follow the movie.

British authors

Explore classic literature by British authors at 3 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Free yoga class

Yoga for the Core will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. at the Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh. Dr. J. Mark Scearce will conduct a program featuring Stravinsky’s “Pucinella,” J.S. Bach’s “Suite No. 3 in D,” and Scearce’s own “Benediction.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for N.C. State University faculty and staff, and $5 for NCSU students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-515-4603.

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; one must be 13 or older to participate. No square dancing experience is required. For more information, visit www.TriangleSquareDance.org.

Monday

Free yoga class

Gentle mat and adaptations with chair yoga will be offered from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. Donations are welcome. Bring a mat.

Genealogy research

Explore your family tree at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Elizabeth George at Quail Ridge

Elizabeth George will discuss her book “Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Tuesday

Free yoga class

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

Celia Rivenbark at Quail Ridge

The New York Times best-selling author Celia Rivenbark will discuss her book “Rude Bitches Make Me Tired” at noon and 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

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