Community Notes, Oct. 20

October 18, 2013 

Thrift shop sale benefits pets

A 50 percent off sale is set for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. The sale includes clothing, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, jewelry, books and accessories. Profits will help low-income pet owners to spay or neuter pets through AnimalKind, THE $20 FIX and SpayNC Helpline. Donations of gently used items are accepted 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are also needed; call to find out when the next orientation will be conducted. For more information, call 919-872-0019 or visit www.animalkind.org.

CROP Hunger Walk

The 2013 Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct, 27, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will feature a walk, a Halloween costume contest, live music, clowns, arts and crafts and a global village. For more information or to register for the walk, visit www.cropwalkraleigh.com.

Urban foodscapes

Robin Moore, director of the Natural Learning Initiative, will discuss Urban Foodscapes: Creating Grow-Your-Own Communities at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-833-8898.

Architecture lecture

A seminar titled Building for the Future: How Wood Contributes to Sustainable Construction will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Center for Architecture and Design, AIA North Carolina, 14 E. Peace St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $20 and registration is required at 2013-oct-raleigh-zvents.eventbrite.com.

Haunted North Carolina

Triangle Paranormal Investigations and the Society of Paranormal Investigation and Research will present “Exploring Haunted North Carolina” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave. in Raleigh. To register, call North Regional at 919-870-4000 or Cameron Village at 919-856-6710.

Special needs night at Marbles

Family Fun Night: Spooktacular, a free after-hours event for families of children with special needs, is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will feature costumes, monster art, pumpkin science and bat bungees. There will also be a lower-volume screening of “Room on the Broom.” For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Genealogy research

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.

Driver safety course

The AARP Driver Safety course will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. The program, for drivers 50 and older, will teach skills to boost confidence and safety on the road. The cost is $12 for members; $14 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 919-350-8364.

Haunted Trolley

The Haunted Trolley will run Thursday, Oct. 31 at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. The trolley will feature a late-night tour of Raleigh’s most haunted places. The hour-long tours are offered from 6 to 7 p.m., 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-857-4364.

Scarecrow Festival

The Scarecrow Festival will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, Raleigh. Build a scarecrow and enjoy other fall activities. For more information, visit 919-996-6126.

Wetland program

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the town of Wake Forest will offer a free children’s science program about wetlands from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Children 6-12 will learn about the animals that live in the wetlands. Bring appropriate footwear. Registration is required at 919-435-9443.

Raleigh Reads

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 to 13 will discuss books and enjoy crafts, snacks, authors and live readings. To register, call 919-996-2220. The books to be discussed are:

Nov. 2 – “Blue” by Joyce Hostetter.

Dec. 7 – “The Christmas Barn” by C.L. Davis.

Jump for the Children

“Jump for the Children” Horse Show, benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Nov. 5-10 at the Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. For more information and show times, visit www.jumpforthechildren.org.

North Regional Library events

Wake County Public Libraries will provide several educational events during November that will be open to the public. These events will take place at the North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For information on any of these events, call the 919-870-4000.

2 p.m. Nov. 2 Explore decorative writing with members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild. Members will demonstrate and discuss calligraphy at these free, registered sessions.

3 p.m. Nov. 2 The theme of November’s trivia series will be “What the Dickens? Literary Trivia About the Holidays.” The program will feature trivia questions about holiday-themed books and movies in a game for adults of all ages. The program series is free, but registration is requested.

6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 Brooke Daly of Advantage College Planning will guide students and parents through preparing a strong college application and assess the chances of admission. Registration is requested for this free program.

6 p.m. Nov. 6 Wake County Animal Shelter will host an information session on choosing a family pet, including how to select an appropriate pet for your household. Registration is requested for this free session.

2 p.m. Nov. 12Hear from Karen Cross, Human Resource professional and life coach, as she shares her perspective on recruiting and hiring practices for job seekers in this 90-minute workshop. Registration is requested for this free event.

6 p.m. Nov. 13 Members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club will lead discussions about the scale and contents of the universe and will discuss how scientific analogies, models and simulations can assist in visualizing the vast scale of the cosmos. Registration is requested for this free program.

2 p.m. Nov. 14 Pharmacists from Walgreens will offer information about understanding and applying for Medicare Part D. Registration is requested for this free program.

2 p.m. Nov. 16 North Carolina food writer Debbie Moose will talk about her experience writing about food and dining. Discussion is free, and registration is requested.

2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 Local mystery authors Jane Cleland, Donna Andrews, and Frankie Y. Bailey will be making tour stops at the library. Locally acclaimed mystery blogger Molly Weston will facilitate a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The sessions are free, but registration is requested.

6:30 p.m. Nov. 18Local members of SCORE will offer advice for starting and operating a small business. Topics that will be discussed include “How to Start and Stay in Business,” “Preparing a Winning Business Plan,” and “Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business.” Attendees should register at www.Raleigh.score.org. These free programs are approximately two hours.

2:30 p.m. Nov. 19Participants are invited to the free drop-in program “Happy Holidays: There’s a book for that!” The program will feature tips on holiday cooking, entertaining, decorating, and more. Librarians will be on site for the hour-long session to provide one-on-one reading recommendations and book talks about the upcoming holidays.

7 p.m. Nov. 19Learn about food and its origins. Explore cultural food traditions and sample culinary delights. The program is free, but registration is required.

2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 “Food Fiction” will be the topic for the Book Bites program. The program will include a recipe exchange, along with a book talk. Participants are invited to bring copies of their favorite recipes, along with favorite books to recommend. Librarians will facilitate the free discussion, and registration is required.

2 p.m. Nov. 21Lean to use recycled magazines to make bows and baskets for packages and gifts. All materials provided. This age 16 and older program is free, but registration is required.

Cameron Village Library events

Wake County Public Libraries will provide several educational events during November that will be open to the public. These events will take place at the Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For information on any of these events, call the 919-856-6710.

2 p.m. Nov. 3North Carolina food writer Debbie Moose will visit to talk about her experience writing about food and dining. Discussion is free, and registration is requested.

10:30 a.m. Nov. 4 Explore decorative writing with members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild. Members will demonstrate and discuss calligraphy at these free, registered sessions.

10:30 p.m. Nov. 5 Lean to use recycled magazines to make bows and baskets for packages and gifts. All materials provided. This age 16 and older program is free, but registration is required.

Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. Participants are invited to the free drop-in program “Happy Holidays: There’s a book for that!” The program will feature tips on holiday cooking, entertaining, decorating, and more. Librarians will be on site for the hour-long session to provide one-on-one reading recommendations and book talks about the upcoming holidays.

7 p.m. Nov. 7 Brooke Daly of Advantage College Planning will guide students and parents through preparing a strong college application and assess the chances of admission. Registration is requested for this free program.

11 a.m. Nov. 9Local artists Janet Sever and Carolyn Varcoe will demonstrate their media and discuss their art in this hour-long, informal drop-in session. Technique and inspiration will be discussed and individual questions from library members are encouraged. No registration necessary.

6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 Learn about food and its origins. Explore cultural food traditions and sample culinary delights. The program is free, but registration is required.

7 p.m. Nov. 14 The theme of November’s trivia series will be “What the Dickens? Literary Trivia About the Holidays.” The program will feature trivia questions about holiday-themed books and movies in a game for adults of all ages. The program series is free, but registration is requested.

2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 Local mystery authors Jane Cleland, Donna Andrews, and Frankie Y. Bailey will be making tour stops at the library. Locally acclaimed mystery blogger Molly Weston will facilitate a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The sessions are free, but registration is requested.

2 p.m. Nov. 18 Hear from Karen Cross, Human Resource professional and life coach, as she shares her perspective on recruiting and hiring practices for job seekers in this 90-minute workshop. Registration is requested for this free event.

7 p.m. Nov. 18 Members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club will lead discussions about the scale and contents of the universe and will discuss how scientific analogies, models and simulations can assist in visualizing the vast scale of the cosmos. Registration is requested for this free program.

2 p.m. Nov. 20“Food Fiction” will be the topic for the Book Bites program. The program will include a recipe exchange, along with a book talk. Participants are invited to bring copies of their favorite recipes, along with favorite books to recommend. Librarians will facilitate the free discussion, and registration is required.

6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 Local members of SCORE will offer advice for starting and operating a small business. Topics that will be discussed include “How to Start and Stay in Business,” “Preparing a Winning Business Plan,” and “Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business.” Attendees should register at www.Raleigh.score.org. These free programs are approximately two hours.

6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 Wake County Animal Shelter will host an information session on choosing a family pet, including how to select an appropriate pet for your household. Registration is requested for this free session.

N.C. Museum of History events

The North Carolina Museum of History will hold several events throughout the month of November. For information on any of these events, call 919-807-7992.

•  1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 Make it, Take it: Ribbonwork” explores traditional native American craft. Drop-in program.

•  10 to 10:45 a.m. Nov. 5 or 12 “Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life.” Participants will handle objects, hear stories, and make a clay-coil pot to take home. Ages 3-5, with adult. $1 per child.

•  10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 6 “History Corner: Blackbeard!” Ages 6-9 with adult, $1 per child.

•  11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 6 “History Hunters: Most Notorious Pyrates” Ages 10-13, $1 per child.

•  3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10“Music of the Carolinas: Arnold Richardson: Native American Flute and Song”

•  6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 Exhibit Opening Reception of “Formed, Fired, and Finished: Art Pottery from the James-Farmer Collection”

•  2 p.m. Nov. 17 “Was I born for this? North Carolina Slave Voices” Dr. Lucinda MacKethan, Professor of English Emerita, N.C. State University, will discuss the ways in which African-American writers, in the years before the Civil War, presented their experience as slaves and fought against slavery and racism in North Carolina.

•  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2318th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration will include hands-on workshops and craft activities, as well as presentations from historians and scholars.

Book signing

Jeanie DeGroff, author of “Everyone Brings Something to the Table,” will hold a book signing fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Red Hill General Store, 1141 Falls River Ave, Raleigh. The event will feature two soups from her cookbook, and 25 percent of the proceeds will go to the Raleigh Rescue Mission.

Express Library events

Wake County Public Libraries will provide several educational events during November that will be open to the public. These events will take place at the Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. For information on any of these events, call 919-856-6690.

Noon Nov. 14“Food Fiction” will be the topic for the Book Bites program. The program will include a recipe exchange, along with a book talk. Participants are invited to bring copies of their favorite recipes, along with favorite books to recommend. Librarians will facilitate the free discussion, and registration is required.

American Indian heritage

The 18th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event will feature artists, dancers, performers, and hands-on workshops and craft activities. For more information, call 919-807-7993.

Thanksgiving hike

A group hike will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Lake Johnson in Raleigh. The hike will be 3.5 miles with two hills. Participants should meet in the Athens Drive Community Library parking lot on the Avent Ferry side in the non-gated area. For more information, visit NightOnTheTown2002.tripod.com.

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