Community Notes, Nov. 6

November 4, 2013 

Business summit

A business summit will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 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.

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.

•  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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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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