Community Notes, Dec. 4

December 2, 2013 

Museum of History events

The North Carolina Museum of History will host educational events all through December at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

•  Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 - Dennis Wood, former professor of design at N.C. State University, will discuss “Everything Sings,” his one-of-a-kind atlas of the Boylan Heights neighborhood in Raleigh. From gathering overlooked and seemingly insignificant details, ranging from mapping radio waves to Halloween pumpkins on porches, Wood has created a multi-layered story about his neighborhood.

•  10-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Dec. 12 and 19 - “Storytime in the Gallery” will offer a guided tour through a museum gallery, accompanied by a history-related story.

•  5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 - The Capitol Tree lighting will offer participants the chance to make an angel paper chain at the craft table and take advantage of $5 admission (adults $7) to the exhibitions “The Tsars’ Cabinet” and “Windows into Heaven.” Ages 6 and younger are free. The lighting of the tree will take place at 6:30 p.m.

•  1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 - A screening of “Andrei Rublev” will be shown. Set against the turbulence of 15th century Russia, this epic masterpiece (1966, Russian with subtitles) is loosely based on the life of Andrei Rublev, who is often considered one of the greatest medieval icon painters in Russian history.

•  2-11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 - First Night Raleigh will take place at the museum. The children’s celebration will run 2-6 p.m., the people’s procession will take place at 6 p.m., and the nighttime events in Daniels Auditorium, including a performance by Russian entertainers Moscow Nights, will run 7-11 p.m. First Night button required for entry.

Events at Cameron Village Library

Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will host educational events throughout December. For more information on any of these events, call 919-856-6710.

10 a.m.-noon Dec. 12: New York Life Insurance Co. will have representatives at the library to help children make laminated ID cards that will include a photograph, fingerprints and a description of distinguishing features. Parents must be present to receive the cards. First come, first served.

3-7:30 p.m. Dec. 18: The Bloodmobile will stop at the library to accept donations for the American Red Cross blood bank. To register in advance to be a blood donor, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and log in as “Wake Library.” Walk-in donors are also accepted.

Green and on the scene

An outdoor program of finding winter plants and trees will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. All participants must be independently mobile or in child backpacks. For more information and to register, call 919-870-4330.

Events at North Regional Library

North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, will host educational events throughout December. For more information on any of these events, call 919-870-4000.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17: New York Life Insurance Company will have representatives at the library to help children make laminated ID cards that will include a photograph, fingerprints and a description of distinguishing features. Parents must be present to receive the cards. First come, first served.

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19: The Bloodmobile will stop at the library to accept donations for the American Red Cross blood bank. To register in advance to be a blood donor, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and log in as “Wake Library.” Walk-in donors are also accepted.

High School Heroes

High School Heroes is a philanthropic leadership and scholarship/cash awards program for students in ninth through 12th grade. Each student who completes the program will receive a letter of recommendation from Barry Porter, regional executive director of the Red Cross. The top three fundraisers will win cash prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively, and four winners of $500 each. The deadline for registration is Dec. 31. To register, visit www.redcross.org/triangle.

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