An adaptive yoga class for all skill sets will be held from 12 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!” from 10 a.m. 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 p.m. 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.
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 www.thegreenchair.org.
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.
Jump for the Children
“Jump for the Children” Horse Show, benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital, will celebrate its 30th anniversary through Nov. 10 at the Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. Show highlights will include a $10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, a $10,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and a $30,000 Duke Children’s Hospital Grand Prix at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. For more information and show times, visit www.jumpforthechildren.org.
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.
Barbecue and Veteran’s Day celebration
A barbecue cook-off and Veteran’s day celebration will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St, Raleigh. Rex Bloodmobile will be available for donations, live music from the Johnny Orr band will be present, and House of Swank Clothing will feature various barbecue themed shirt designs. Barbecue will be served at noon, and will be all-you-can-eat while supplies last. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winners.
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.
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.. “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 j email@example.com.
Free yoga class
A free yoga session will be held at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga will run from 2 to 2:50 p.m., and gentle mat yoga will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Participants are advised to bring two towels for the stress reduction yoga. To register, call 919-870-4000.
N.C. Museum of History: Music of the Carolinas
The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will hold “Music of the Carolinas: Arnold Richardson: Native American Flute and Song” from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
The PineCone Bluegrass Jam will be 7 to 10 p.m. at Busy Bee Cafe, 225 Wilmington St., Raleigh. Bluegrass musicians of all levels can listen, observe and play during the jam. For more information, visit www.pinecone.org.
N.C. Museum of History: Time for Tots
The North Carolina 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. For information, call 919-807-7992.
A donations-accepted yoga class will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Long View Center, 118 South Person St., Raleigh. The drop-in class will feature gentle mat adaptations with a chair.
Food at Cameron Village Library
Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will provide a program on food and its origins at 6:30 p.m. Participants are invited to explore cultural food traditions and sample culinary delights. The program is free, but registration is required. For information, call 919-856-6710.
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