Community Notes, Oct. 27

October 25, 2013 

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 919-870-4000.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Tuesday, Nov. 12 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.

6 p.m. Wednesday, 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. Thursday, 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. Saturday, 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. Monday, 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. Monday, Nov. 18 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.

2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 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. Tuesday, Nov. 19 Learn 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. Wednesday, 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. Thursday, Nov. 21 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.

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. Sunday, 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.

10:30 a.m. Monday, 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. Tuesday, 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.

10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7Participants 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. Thursday, 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. Saturday, Nov. 9 Local 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. Tuesday, 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. Thursday, 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. Friday, 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. Monday, 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. Monday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Monday, 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.

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 919-870-4000.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Tuesday, Nov. 12 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.

6 p.m. Wednesday, 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. Thursday, 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. Saturday, 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. Monday, 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. Monday, Nov. 18 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.

2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 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. Tuesday, Nov. 19 Learn 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. Wednesday, 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. Thursday, Nov. 21 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.

Monday Night Knockout

Haven House Services will host its fourth annual “Monday Night Knockout” benefit from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at Cameron Bar & Grill in Cameron Village, 2018 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The event offers a “ring-side view” to Haven House’s second round boxing program, silent and live auctions, refreshments and live boxing demonstrations from program participants. Items up for bid include jewelry, works by local artists, autographed sports memorabilia, golf opportunities and more. For more information, call 919-833-3312 ext. 125.

N.C. Museum of History events

The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will hold several events throughout November. For information on any of these events, call 919-807-7992.

•  10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, 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. Wednesday, Nov. 6 “History Corner: Blackbeard!” Ages 6-9 with adult, $1 per child.

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

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

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

•  2 p.m. Sunday, 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. Saturday, Nov. 23 18th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration will include hands-on workshops and craft activities, as well as presentations from historians and scholars.

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.

Book signing

Jeanie DeGroff, author of “Everyone Brings Something to the Table,” will hold a book signing fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Pig Out on Reading

Abbotswood at Stonehenge will host a reading event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 in their lobby at 7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Farmer Minor and his sidekick animals will read stories to the residents, their children and their grandchildren as part of his “Pig Out on Reading” program, designed to help encourage children to read. For more information, visit www.LifeAtAbbotswood.com.

Surviving the Holidays

Crossroads Fellowship will host “Surviving the Holidays,” a grief support group for those who recently lost a loved one, from 2 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 jodi@griefshare.org.

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 Thursday, 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.

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 nongated area. For more information, visit NightOnTheTown2002.tripod.com.

Raleigh Reads

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:

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

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