North Carolina food writer Debbie Moose will 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.
Free yoga class
Yoga for the core will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.
Sarah Shaber at Quail Ridge
Raleigh author Sarah Shaber will discuss her historical fiction book, “Louise’s Dilemma,” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Laura Elliot at Quail Ridge
Children’s author Laura Elliot will share her picture book “Thanksgiving Day Thanks” at 10 a.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
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 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.
Free yoga class
Stress reduction with chair yoga will take place from 6 to 6:50 p.m. (bring two towels), with gentle mat yoga taking place from 7 to 8:30 p.m, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, call 919-870-4000.
Catherine Bishir at Quail Ridge
Catherine Bishir will present “Crafting Lives: African-American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
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
Learn 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 program for ages 16 and older is free, but registration is required. For more information, call 919-856-6710.
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.
An adaptive yoga class for all skill sets will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. This is a donation-requested, drop-in session.
Museum of History events
The N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will hold two events: “History Corner: Blackbeard!,” 10 to 11 a.m., ages 6-9 with adult, $1 per child, and “History Hunters: Most Notorious Pirates”, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., ages 10-13, $1 per child. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Vocational and college fair
The Oak City Classic Vocational and College Fair will be 5 to 7 p.m. at the John P. “Top” Greene Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh. Students and parents can interact with admission representatives from post-secondary institutions and discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, college life and other information. For more information, call 919-831-6527.
Animal shelter information
Wake County Animal Shelter will host an information session at 6 p.m. at the North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The session will be on choosing a family pet, including how to select an appropriate pet for your household. Registration is requested for this free session. To register, call the library at 919-780-4000.
James Dashner at Quail Ridge
James Dashner will share his book “The Eye of Minds,” the first book in “The Mortality Doctrine” series, at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Cameron Village Library events
The Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will host two events. At 10:30 a.m., 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. At 7 p.m., 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. For more information, call 919-856-6710.
American Institute of Architects
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 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 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 November. The program is free. For more information, call 919-856-6690.
Better Living with Arthritis
Raleigh Orthopaedic and the Arthritis Foundation will host the third and final installment of the “Better Living with Arthritis” fall speaker series from 6 to 7 p.m. at the new Raleigh Orthopaedic office, 3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. The topic of this session will be “Inflammatory Arthritis and Treatment Options.” Dr. Sylvia Ross from Triangle Arthritis and Rheumatology will be the speaker.
Jessica Alexander at Quail Ridge
Jessica Alexander will share “Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Ralegh.
Wake Tech Idol
Wake Technical Community College will name its first Wake Tech Idol at 7 p.m. in the Building E Performance Hall. More than 80 students auditioned, and the top 12 finalists will compete for prizes. Admission is $5 for students and Wake Tech employees, and $10 for the public. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Bruce Ham at Quail Ridge
Bruce Ham will share “Laughter, Tears and Braids: A Father’s Journey Through Losing his Wife to Cancer” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Local artists’ session
Local artists Janet Sever and Carolyn Varcoe will demonstrate their media and discuss their art in an hour-long, informal drop-in session at 11 a.m. at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Technique and inspiration will be discussed and individual questions from library members are encouraged. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 919-856-6710.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road (Burnie Batchelor Building near Cameron Village), Raleigh. Reservation required. For more information and to email your reservation, visit www.raleighyoga.com.
Jeanie DeGroff, author of “Everyone Brings Something to the Table,” will hold a book signing fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. 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.
Learn to Love Reading
Abbotswood at Stonehenge will host a reading event at 2 p.m. in the 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. There will also be vendors selling holiday gift items, popcorn and apple cider. For more information, visit www.LifeAtAbbotswood.com.
Lionel Vatinet at Quail Ridge
Lionel Vatinet will share “A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker” at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
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