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 10-11 a.m. Participants will explore the treats and traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and offer participants the opportunity to make something sweet to take home. $1 per child, ages 6-9 with adult. “History Hunters: Festival Food” will run 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and will let participants taste and make winter celebration treats while learning the traditions behind them. $1 per child, ages 10-13 with adult. Both events require registration by calling 919-807-7992.
A donations-requested yoga class will be held at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, noon-1:30 p.m. The class will feature adaptive yoga for all skill sets.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class will be held 9-10:30 a.m. at Athleta at Crabetree Valley Mall. 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” 10-10:30 a.m. A guided tour of the museum gallery will accompany a history-related story. Call 919-807-7992 for more information.
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Nixon, Blevins & Gage at Quail Ridge
Local acoustic trio Nixon, Blevins & Gage will perform Christmas Bluegrass music from their new holiday album, “Picking On Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Raleigh Reads: ‘The Christmas Barn’
The City of Raleigh Museum will hold the Raleigh Reads program 10-11:30 a.m. at the City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Children ages 7 to 13 will discuss “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 10 a.m.-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 1-3 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. Ogrburn 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” will be held 1-4 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
Three 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 Niketopoulos will read and perform musical excerpts from the Symphony’s upcoming “The Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saëns. At 7 p.m. editor Richard Krawiec, contributing poets Betty Adcock, Al Maginnes, Daniel Nathan Terry, Shelby Stephenson and others will present “What Matters,” an anthology featuring the work of almost 100 poets. For more information on the events, 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 5-7:30 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 Pecan Grove lit with luminarias, drink hot cider, listen to holiday stories, buy handmade holiday crafts and visit with Santa. For more information, call 919-250-1013.
Gmish Klezmer at N.C. Museum of History
The Gmish Klezmer band will perform for the “Music of the Carolinas” program 3-4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Klezmer is equal parts fiddle, clarinet and accordion, in a style that blends flashy concert customs with down-home dance traditions. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Events at Quail Ridge
Author Stacy McAnulty will share her picture book “Dear Santasaurus” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. At 4:30 p.m., Raleigh news anchor and vocalist Pam Saulsby will sing selections from her new CD “Holding it Down,” a tribute to the nation’s military and their families. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Free yoga session
A free yoga class will be held 3:30-4:45 p.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. The class will focus on yoga for the core. Call 919-845-9200 to register.
Events at Quail Ridge
Three events will be held at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. At 10 a.m., Franklin the therapy dog will join Canine Assistants to present “The Twelve Dogs of Christmas” and educate viewers on how service dogs help children and adults with physical disabilities, seizures, and other special needs. At noon, Celia Rivenbark will discuss her etiquette manual for the modern age. Participants may bring their own lunch or preorder a $10 box lunch by Dec. 4. At 7:30 p.m., News & Observer columnists Rob Christensen and Barry Saunders will read some of their favorite columns and answer questions. For more information on these events, visit www.QuailRidge Books.com.
Joel Lane Museum House will hold a book signing and museum shop open house 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. North Carolina 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.
Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History
From 10-10:45 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, “Time for Tots: Holiday Lights” will offer a chance to learn about the significance of shining holiday symbols. $1 per child, ages 3-5 with adult. Call 919-807-7992 to register.
Fireside Tales at Cameron Village Library
Fireside Tales will take place at 11 a.m. at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Children of all ages are invited to attend as staff from N.C. State University and the public libraries will share stories, music and treats in Room 120 of the library.
Raleigh Boychoir at Quail Ridge
A portion of Raleigh Boychoir will perform a concert of seasonal songs at 5:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.
A donations-requested yoga class will be held 6-7 p.m. at Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. The class will focus on gentle mat adaptations with a chair. Participants are advised to bring their own mat.
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