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 E. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life of a Tree
Family Science Investigation: Life of a Tree is scheduled 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.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold a membership drive from 7 to 9 p.m. at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. Guest speakers will follow a screening of the film “Appalachian Impressions.” Suggested admission is $30 per ticket, with children 13 and younger getting in free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/journey.
Fall Harvest: Apples
Fall Harvest: Apples, a program for children ages 3 to 5, will be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh. Learn about apple seeds, decorate a pot and plant a seed. Cost is $5 per child, and registration is required four days before the program at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be held at North Regional Library from 9:10-11:45 a.m. The class will include gentle mat and stress reduction with chair yoga. Participants are advised to bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.
The 31st annual Craft Creations will be from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. Participants can shop for handmade items such as ornaments, stained glass, hand-knitted sweaters and jewelry, as well as baked goods. Admission and parking are free, and a drawing will be held for a door prize.
Joseph Covington, an N.C. Museum of Art lecturer and art educator, will discuss “Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the 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.
The Junior League of Raleigh will hold the 29th annual A Shopping SPREE from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24-27 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Tickets begin at $10, and proceeds benefit the Junior League of Raleigh. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jlraleigh.org.
Business and Community Expo
The Business and Community Expo will be 3 to 7 p.m. at the Ledford Center, 120 S. Wingate St., Wake Forest. More than 100 businesses will exhibit at the trade show, and the event will also feature raffles, vendors and specialty dishes. For more information, call Gail Craft at 919-556-1519.
The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation will hold a Halloween Spooktacular from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Wake Forest. The family-oriented festival for children ages 12 and younger will feature a costume contest, face painting, a haunted maze and moon bounce. For more information, call 919-435-9560.
Goodnight’s Comedy Club will partner with Evolve Movement to host a family-friendly comedy and magic show at 7 p.m. at 861 W. Morgan St. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will be donated to Free the Children’s Adopt a Village Program. The show will star comedian Gary Shelton, who has performed for many corporate and charitable organizations.
Luis Velasco, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will discuss breakthrough research and technologies at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.naturalsciences.org.
Haunted North Carolina
Triangle Paranormal Investigations and the Society of Paranormal Investigation and Research will present “Exploring Haunted North Carolina” at 7 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road in Raleigh. To register, call North Regional at 919-870-4000 or Cameron Village at 919-856-6710.
Timely Topics: Affordable Care Act
Adam Linker, policy analyst for Health Access Coalition of the North Carolina Justice Center, will provide an update on North Carolina’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act at the October Timely Topics luncheon of League of Women Voters of Wake County. The meeting will be at noon at the NCSU University Club, 4300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The public is welcome. Lunch reservations cost $16 per person and must be made at www.lwvwake.org. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 21.
The Haunted Trolley will run 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.
College Night will begin at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event for college students will feature a free fry bar, musical performances, activities and access to the Porsche by Design exhibition. The event is free, but registration is requested at 919-715-5923.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is scheduled for 9 a.m. at North Hills in Raleigh. Participants and teams can raise money to benefit the American Diabetes Association. For more information or to register, visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutnorthhills.
Family History Fair
The Family History Fair will be 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the N.C. State Archives, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh. The event will feature presentations and a panel discussion about the types of evidence used to trace family ancestry – from public records to DNA testing. For more information, visit www.ncdcr.gov/familyhistory.
The art market
A workshop, “Position Yourself in the Art World,” will be 10 a.m. to noon at Artspace Visual Arts Center, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. Learn about your market and how artwork fits into it. The cost is $20 for nonmembers, $15 for members. For more information, call 919-821-2787.
“Family Fun Saturday: Textile Design” will be at 10 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Families with children ages 5-11 will explore printed and woven textiles for clothes, curtains and pillows. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.
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