Daybook Dec.1-7

Raleigh News & ObserverNovember 29, 2013 

Sunday

ACA seminar at North Regional Library

North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, will host an informational seminar on the Affordable Care Act at 2 p.m. The seminar will provide an overview of the ACA law as well as information on how to apply and get in-person assistance. Registration is requested for this free event. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Mishpacha at Quail Ridge

Mishpacha, the Raleigh quartet, will perform for Hanukkah at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Monday

City Ballet at Quail Ridge

The City Ballet will perform a scene from “The Nutcracker” at 10 a.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

The Spirit of Giving

Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, will be the site of “Homeschool Days: The Spirit of Giving” from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will help to cut out and assemble fleece blankets for children in need. No sewing or experience is needed. For more information, call 919-856-6675.

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair will run 6-6:50 p.m., and gentle mat yoga will run 7-8:30 p.m. Call 919-870-4000 to register.

Tuesday

Holiday Lights

The North Carolina Museum at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh will host “Time for Tots: Holiday Lights” from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The program will offer a chance to learn about the significance of shining holiday symbols. $1 per child, ages 3-5 with adult. Call to register. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Yoga class

A donations-requested yoga class will be held 6-7 p.m. at Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. The session will feature gentle mat adaptations with a chair.

Wednesday

ACA informational session at Cameron Village Library

Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will host an informational seminar on the Affordable Care Act at 1 p.m. The seminar will provide an overview of the ACA law as well as information on how to apply and get in-person assistance. Registration is requested for this free event. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Events at N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will host two events Wednesday. “History Corner: Sweet Holidays” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will explore the treats and traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and offer participants to make something sweet to take home. $1 per child, ages 6-9 with adult. “History Hunters: Festival Food” will run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and will let participants taste and make winter celebration treats and learn the traditions behind them. $1 per child, ages 10-13 with adult. Both events require registration by calling 919-807-7992.

Yoga class

A donations-requested yoga class will be held at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The class will feature adaptive yoga for all skill sets.

Thursday

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held at Athleta at Crabetree Valley Mall from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The drop-in session will focus on gentle yoga.

‘Storytime in the Gallery’ at N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will host “Storytime in the Gallery” from 10 to 10:30 a.m. A guided tour of the museum gallery will accompany a history-related story. Call 919-807-7992 for more information.

Nancy Stancil at Quail Ridge

Nancy Stancil will share her book “Saving Texas” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Friday

Nixon, Blevins & Gage at Quail Ridge

Local acoustic trio Nixon, Blevins & Gage will perform Christmas Bluegrass music from their new holiday album, “Picking Up On Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Saturday

Raleigh Reads: ‘The Christmas Barn’

The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 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. Saturday’s program will be “The Christmas Barn” by C.L. Davis. To register, call 919-996-2220.

Toys for Tots

A Toys for Tots event will be hosted by Liberty Tax Service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Plantation Square, 6320 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. Hot dogs and drinks will be served, with goodies for children, as uniformed U.S. Marines accept donations. For more information, email NCTaxReturns@gmail.com.

Nesting dolls at N.C. Museum of History

The drop-in program “Make it, Take it: Nesting Dolls” will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The program will let participants make a paper version of the traditional Russian toy, then listen to local author Jacqueline K. Ogburn during her reading from her book “The Magic Nesting Doll,” a children’s story of a Russian nesting doll which produces a magical helper when opened. A signing session will follow. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Homemade Holidays

“Homemade Holidays” will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. This craft event will allow participants to create greeting cards and weave a Dutch heart to fill with a special surprise. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required, and the cost is $4. To register, call 919-856-6675.

Events at Quail Ridge Books & Music

Two events will be held at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. At 10 a.m., Santa will return for his annual visit for photo opportunities and singing. At 3 p.m. N.C. Symphony horn player Rachel Niketopoulous will read and perform musical excerpts from the Symphony’s upcoming “The Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saëns. The interactive N.C. Symphony Instrument Zoo will also be present for children, as well as a drawing for a package of four tickets to the Symphony’s concert on Jan. 4. For more information on either event, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Sleigh rides and cider

Exhibits from “Christmas at the Oak View Farm: How they celebrated from 1850 to 1950” will be on display from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Main House of Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. Participants will ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Oak View’s luminary-lit Pecan Grove, drink hot cider, listen to holiday stories, buy handmade holiday crafts and visit with Santa. For more information, call 919-250-1013.

 

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