Daybook Oct. 30-Nov. 5

October 28, 2013 

Wednesday

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.

Genealogy research

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 p.m. 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.

Thursday

Tune Swingers Orchestra

The Tune Swingers Orchestra will perform from 7 p.m. 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.

Haunted Trolley

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.

Friday

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.

Art exhibition

TRIG Modern, 328 W. Jones St., Raleigh, will open the exhibition “Surface Expansion” by Bob Rankin from 6 to 9 p.m. to all shoppers. Rankin, an award-winning acrylic artist, will be on hand to speak with visitors about his work, which will remain on display through Tueday, Dec. 4.

Saturday

Wetlands program

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.

Raleigh Reads

The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program from 10 a.m. 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.

Scarecrow Festival

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.

Ribbonwork

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.

Decorative writing

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.

Trivia series

North Regional Library’s trivia series will continue at 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.

Sunday

Food writing

North Carolina food writer Debbie Moose will visit to talk about her experience writing about food and dining at 2 p.m. at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Discussion is free, and registration is requested. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Monday

Calligraphy program

Explore decorative writing with members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild at 10:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Members will demonstrate and discuss calligraphy at these free sessions. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6710.

Monday Night Knockout

Haven House Services will host its fourth annual “Monday Night Knockout” benefit from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cameron Bar & Grill in Cameron Village, 2018 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The event offers a “ringside 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.

Tuesday

Time for Tots

The N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will hold “Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life” from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Participants will handle objects, hear stories, and make a clay-coil pot to take home. Ages 3-5, with adult. $1 per child.

Recycled Arts and Crafts

Lean to use recycled magazines to make bows and baskets for packages and gifts at 10:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. All materials provided. This age 16 and older program is free, but registration is required. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

College planning

Brooke Daly of Advantage College Planning will guide students and parents through preparing a strong college application and assess the chances of admission at 6 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested for this free program. For information, call 919-870-4000.

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