Project WILD Aquatic, a program for adults ages 16 and older, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The event is free, and participants can receive continuing education credits or N.C. Environmental Education Certification. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.
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 p.m. 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, and free for children 13 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/journey.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be held at North Regional Library from 9:10 a.m. to 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 from 3 p.m. 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 p.m. 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.
Athens Drive High will hold a band program barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Swift Creek Community Center, 6221 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Plates cost $8 and include barbecue pork and fried chicken, hush puppies, potatoes, slaw and sweet tea. Delivery of six or more plates is available to local businesses. Proceeds will benefit the school’s band program. For more information, visit www.athensdriveband.com/fundraisers/bbq.
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.
Sculpture Workshop: Studio Techniques for the Non-Art Teacher is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Learn foundational skills in sculpture and explore how they can be used in any subject area. The workshop is worth 0.5 continuing education credits. Registration costs $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact Camille Tewell at 919-664-6771 or visit www.artnc.org/programs.
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.
Fall music festival
A Fall Music Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Club, 4301 Columbus Club Drive, Raleigh. Six local bands will perform music ranging from bluegrass to classic rock, Irish folk and contemporary pop. Tickets are $5 for adults, and proceeds will benefit Coats for Kids and other charities supported by the group. For more information, call 919-741-2212.
Family Fun Festival
The Family Fun Festival will be noon to 3 p.m. at Kidz Celebrate, 6801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Children can come dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoy fun games, prizes, airbrush and glitter tattoos, a haunted house and lunch. The cost is $25 for nonmembers, $20 for members. For information, visit www.kidzcelebrate.com.
ARTStober, featuring music and dance performances, face painting, children’s crafts, and more, is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-8700 or visit www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com.
The SPCA of Wake County will hold its 8th annual Howl-O-Ween from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the SPCA office, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh. The event will include crafts, treats, games, and SPCA dogs modeling Halloween costumes. The costume parade will take place at 3:30 p.m., and a Halloween Storytime will take place at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.SPCAWake.org/Halloween or call 919-772-2326.
Haunted Mordecai Festival
The Haunted Mordecai Festival will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. The event will feature Halloween-themed fun, including food, music, games, crafts and costume contests. A paranormal investigation troop will reveal their findings from the Mordecai House and answer questions. For more information, call 919-857-4364.
The annual Confederate Lantern Walk will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. The event will feature authentic period clothing, historical vignettes and refreshments. Tickets are $6, and proceeds will benefit restoration work. For more information, call 919-832-6077.
Masquerading Angels Ball
The 2013 Masquerading Angels Ball will be 6 p.m. to midnight at TPC at Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh. The event will feature celebrity guests, music, a casino, silent auction and more. Formal wear is required. Tickets are $100, and proceeds will benefit CHERUBS to help families of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cdhangelball.blogspot.com.
Thrift shop sale benefits pets
A 50 percent off sale is set for noon to 5 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
Free Yoga class
A free yoga class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Long View Center, 118 South Person St., Raleigh. The class will include gentle mat adaptations with a chair. Participants are advised to bring a mat. For more information, call 919-870-4000.
Robin Moore, director of the Natural Learning Initiative, will discuss Urban Foodscapes: Creating Grow-Your-Own Communities at 7 p.m. at the Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-833-8898.
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 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.
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