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.
Events at Cameron Village Library
Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will hold two events. At 2 p.m. Karen 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.
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.
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 teens’ books of the year. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.
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. This is a donations-requested, drop-in class.
Events at Cameron Village Library
Two events will be hosted at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. “Food Fiction” will be the topic for the Book Bites program at 2 p.m., which will include a recipe exchange and a book talk. Registration is required. Local members of SCORE will offer advice for starting and operating a small business at 6:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed include how to start and stay in business. Attendees should register at www.Raleigh.Score.org. For more information on these and other events, call 919-856-6710.
Food Fiction at North Regional Library
“Food Fiction” will be the topic for the Book Bites program at 2:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. 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. For more information, call 919-870-4000.
Anita Shreve at Quail Ridge
Anita Shreve will share her book “Stella Bain,” a tale of love and memory during World War II, at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Unified hazard plan
For the first time, Wake County will develop a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan for this year. 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 at the Wake County Office Building, 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, in room G31.
Recycling crafts at North Regional Library
Learn to use recycled magazines to make bows and baskets for packages and gifts at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. All materials provided. This program for ages 16 and older is free, but registration is required. For more information, call 919-780-4000.
Kate Cooper at Quail Ridge
Kate Cooper will share her book “Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The book tells how women from all walks of life played an invaluable role in the rise of Christianity. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class, focused on the core, will be held 10-11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. Call 919-845-9200 to register.
American Indian Heritage at NC Museum of History
The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will hold the eighth annual American Indian Heritage Celebration 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will include hands-on workshops and craft activities, as well as presentations from historians and scholars. For information, call 919-807-7992.
Jan Brett at Quail Ridge
Author and illustrator Jan Brett will share her book “Cinders” 5-7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. “Cinders” is a retelling of Cinderella inspired by Russia – and chickens. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.
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