Daybook Nov. 13-19

November 11, 2013 

Wednesday

Yoga class

An adaptive yoga class for all skill levels will be held noon-1:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. This is a donation-requested, drop-in event.

Astronomy discussion

The North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, will host members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club at 6 p.m. The 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.

Larry Nielsen at Quail Ridge

Larry Nielsen will present “Provost: Experiences, Reflections and Advice from a Former ‘Number Two’ on Campus” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Nielsen will offer his take on how a large university functions, an account of his tenure at NCSU, and the events that led to his resignation. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Thursday

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held at North Regional Library, 7900 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat yoga will run 9:10-10:30 a.m., and stress reduction with chair yoga will run 10:45-11:45 a.m. Participants for the chair yoga are advised to bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Veterans at job fair

A job fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Veterans will receive special tags at this event so that employers can easily recognize them. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.Eventbrite.com and search “Capital Area Career Expo.”

Food Fiction

Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, will host its Book Bites program at noon. This month’s topic will be “Food Fiction” and will include a recipe exchange. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-856-6690.

Medicare seminar

Pharmacists from Walgreen’s stores will give a seminar on understanding and applying Medicare Part D at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Agee, Long, Conescu at Quail Ridge

Award-winning author-illustrators Jon Agee and Loren Long will present their books at 5 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Agee will present “Little Santa,” ages 3+, and Long will present “An Otis Christmas,” ages 4+. At 7:30 p.m., Chapel Hill author William Conescu will share his new novel “Kara Was Here.” Kara is a novel about the mysteries of aging into adulthood and truth and perception. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Trivia series

Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will host its monthly trivia series at 7 p.m. 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. For information, call 919-856-6710.

Local author shares book

Local author Sharon Johnson will share her children’s book, “Midnight’s Destiny,” at 7 p.m. for a book fair at Open Door Church School, 9801 Durant Road, Raleigh. She will read the story to the children at the school at 10:45 a.m. on the same day. For more information, email wjohnson99@mindspring.com.

Friday

Pottery presentation

The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will present “Formed, Fired, and Finished: Art Pottery from the James-Farmer Collection” 6-8 p.m. For information, call 919-807-7992.

Mystery authors visit

Local mystery authors Jane Cleland, Donna Andrews and Frankie Y. Bailey will make a tour stop at 2:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Locally acclaimed mystery blogger Molly Weston will facilitate a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The sessions are free, but registration is requested.

Russell Banks at Quail Ridge

Novelist and short story author Russell Banks will present “A Permanent Member of the Family,” a collection of 12 short stories, at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Saturday

Free yoga class

Raleigh Yoga Center offers a free community class the second Saturday of each month 11 a.m.-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.

Food writing

North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, will host North Carolina food writer Debbie Moose at 2 p.m. Moose will talk about her experience writing about food and dining. Discussion is free, and registration is requested. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

March on Washington

Olivia Raney Local History Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington 2:30-3:30 p.m. 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.

Sunday

Slavery discussion at N.C. Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will hold “Was I Born for This? North Carolina Slave Voices” at 2 p.m. 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. For information, call 919-807-7992.

Monday

Events at Cameron Village Library

Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will hold two events Monday. Participants are invited to hear from Karen Cross at 2 p.m. Cross, a human resource professional and life coach, will share her perspective on recruiting and hiring practices for job seekers in a 90-minute workshop. At 7 p.m., 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. Both programs are free, but registration is required. For information, call 919-856-6710.

Events at North Regional Library

North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, will hold two events. At 2:30 p.m., local mystery authors Jane Cleland, Donna Andrews and Frankie Y. Bailey will make a tour stop at the library. Locally acclaimed mystery blogger Molly Weston will facilitate a panel discussion and audience Q&A. Registration is requested. At 6:30 p.m., 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. For information, call 919-870-4000.

Lee Smith at Quail Ridge

Lee Smith, author of “Fair and Tender Ladies,” “The Last Girls,” and more, will present “Guests on Earth” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Tuesday

Events at North Regional Library

North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, will hold two events. At 2:30 p.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., participants are invited to learn about food and its origins. Explore cultural food traditions and sample culinary delights. The program is free, but registration is required. For information, call 919-870-4000.

Yoga class

A donations-requested yoga class will be held 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. The session will feature gentle mat adaptations with a chair; attendees are advised to bring a mat.

Wilde Awards at Quail Ridge

“Wilde Awards Live!” will take place at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Children’s book reviewer and News & Observer writer Susie Wilde will share her entertaining take on the best children’s and teen books of the year. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

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