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 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. 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.
A yoga class will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. The class will include gentle mat adaptations with a chair. Participants are advised to bring a mat. Donations requested. For more information, call 919-522-2646.
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. 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.
The 2013 “Festival in Motion” photo contest awards party will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Cottage, 1500 Lake Dam Road, Raleigh. There will be refreshments, music, and presentation of prizes. The photographers’ work will be displayed with their awards. Awards will be given for the categories of animals, historic features, landscapes, people, plants, and water. A grand prize winner will also be honored.
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.
Driver safety course
The AARP Driver Safety Course will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
Explore your family tree at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.
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. 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.
Tune Swingers Orchestra
The Tune Swingers Orchestra will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.raleighmusicgroups.com or call 919-830-7357.
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 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.
World of Art Showcase
The World of Art Showcase, featuring live music, live performances and artist demonstrations, will be Nov. 1-3 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Tickets are $15 a day or $30 for a weekend pass. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.worldofartshowcase.com.
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 at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Children ages 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 to 11:30 a.m. 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 “Blue” by Joyce Hostetter.
Historic Bike Ride
A 4.5-mile historic bike ride will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, 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. at Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, Raleigh. Build a scarecrow and enjoy other fall activities. For more information, call 919-996-6126.
The NC Museum of History will host “Make it, Take it: Ribbonwork” from 1 to 3 p.m. This drop-in event will explore the traditional native American craft.
Explore decorative writing with members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild at 2 p.m. at the North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Members will demonstrate and discuss calligraphy at these free, registered sessions. For information, call 919-870-4000.
North Regional Library’s trivia series will continue at 2 p.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. This month’s theme 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.
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