Community Notes, Oct. 30

October 28, 2013 

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.

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

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 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.

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 919-856-6710.

10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 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. 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.

Green Chair fundraiser

The Green Chair Project will host its “Grateful Living” pre-holiday fundraiser shopping event from Thursday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov. 10. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, and 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets for the Thursday night preview party are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Green Chair is a local nonprofit that sells donated furniture at low cost to families recovering from homelessness, crisis or disaster. For more information, visit

Business summit

A business summit will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7, at Marbles Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The summit will address how public transit creates new development, jobs, and expanded tax base. Admission is $50 for the general public and $35 for WakeUp Wake County supporters. For more information, call 919-828-3833.

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

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

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 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 – The Triangle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will host a program that will teach participants about the artistry, function, trends, and innovations in architecture from across the state. Local architectural designers Dena Spiro-Penna and Khalid Almo will be on hand to discuss. Accompanying the lecture will be an exhibit from the 2013 Design Awards on display in the library for the month of November. The program is free.

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.

March on Washington

Olivia Raney Local History Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington from 2:30 to 3:30 Nov. 16 at 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh. Residents are invited to share personal memories and experiences. Registration is requested for this free discussion. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 919-856-6726.

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

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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