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.
Special needs night at Marbles
Family Fun Night: Spooktacular, a free after-hours event for families of children with special needs, is 5:30 p.m. 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.
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.
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 6-7 p.m., 7:30-8:30 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-857-4364.
Historic Bike Ride
A 4.5-mile historic bike ride will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at the Raleigh Little Theatre Amphitheater, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. The ride will pass by local landmarks and end at the Benelux Cafe, 309 Blake St. Vintage bicycles are not required. For more information, email East-CAC@eastraleigh.org.
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.
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.
The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program from 10 a.m. 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 book to be discussed is:
Nov. 2 – “Blue” by Joyce Hostetter.
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.
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. 3 – North Carolina food writer Debbie Moose will visit to talk about her experience writing about food and dining. Discussion is free, and registration is requested.
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 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 – “Make it, Take it: Ribbonwork” explores traditional native American craft. Drop-in program.
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.
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.
Surviving the Holidays
Crossroads Fellowship will host “Surviving the Holidays,” a grief support group for those who recently lost a loved one, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. “Surviving the Holidays” is also available for children and teens ages 5-17. Registration is $5. For more information, call 919-645-8612 or email email@example.com.
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.
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 nongated area. For more information, visit NightOnTheTown2002.tripod.com.
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