Community Notes, Nov. 13

November 11, 2013 

Unified hazard plan

For the first time, Wake County will develop a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan for this year. Previously, each jurisdiction was responsible for developing its own plan. The general purposes of the plan are to protect life and property by reducing the potential for future damages and economic loss that come as a result of natural hazards. The public is invited to attend a project kickoff meeting 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Wake County Office Building, 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, in room G31.

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.

•  11 a.m.-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.

• 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.

• 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 - Learn to use recycled magazines to make bows and baskets for packages and gifts. All materials provided. This program for ages 16 and older is free, but registration is required.

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 10-11:30 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.

Book signing

Joel Lane Museum House will hold a book signing and museum shop open house 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Hot wassail will be served, and N.C. author Nancy Rascoe will speak about and sign her book “The Sandy Banks Live On” at 5 p.m. For more information, call 919-833-3431.

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