Daybook Jan. 8-14

January 7, 2014 

Wednesday

Eric Mitchko at North Regional Library

Eric Mitchko, general director of the N.C. Opera, will lead a discussion of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” illustrated with recorded excerpts from the opera, at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

SAT vs. ACT at Cameron Village Library

Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will host “SAT vs. ACT: Which Test Should You Take?” at 6:30 p.m. The program is a seminar hosted by Kaplan Test Prep. Registration is requested. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Landmark information session

North Carolina Modernist Houses is hosting an information session on the process used to designate a Modernist home as a Raleigh Historic Landmark. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Raleigh Grande, 4840 Grove Barton Road, Raleigh. Admission is $9 and includes viewing the movie “If You Build It” that will follow the program. For more information, visit www.TriangleModernistHouses.com.

Events at the N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will host “History Corner: Revolutionary Kids” from 10 to 11 a.m. Children ages 6-9 (with an adult) are invited to learn about what it took to create a new country, and explore life for children and their families during the Revolutionary War. Cost is $1. Call 919-807-7992 to register. From noon to 1 p.m., the museum will host “History á là carte,” featuring “Between Heaven and Hell: The End of the Civil War in Raleigh.” Participants are invited to learn the story of how Raleigh survived the Civil War. Beverages provided.

Yoga class

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

Thursday

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held at Athleta at Crabtree Valley Mall on Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The class will feature gentle warrior flow and balance.

Story Time with Cinderella

Benson Memorial Preschool and Kindergarten Prep, located at 4706 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, will host a Story Time with Cinderella from 9 a.m. to noon during the 2014-15 open house. For more information, call 919-781-3310 or visit www.BensonMemorial.org.

Nick Bruel at Quail Ridge

“Bad Kitty” author Nick Bruel will return to Quail Ridge Books & Music at 7 p.m. with “Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble.” Quail Ridge is located at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

ACA info at North Regional Library

An informational and enrollment session will be held on the Affordable Care Act from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required by calling 855-733-3711 for individual appointments.

Friday

Puppet show by Kazoom

Benson Memorial Preschool and Kindergarten Prep, located at 4706 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, will host a puppet show presented by Kazoom at 10 and 10:30 a.m. during the 2014-15 open house. For more information, call 919-781-3310 or visit www.BensonMemorial.org.

Nils Peterson at Quail Ridge

NCSU environmental resources professor Nils Peterson will discuss his book “The Housing Bomb: Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Starry Nights

Join the American Tobacco Trail staff from 6 to 8 p.m. for a night under the stars, explore local night sky and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. Participants are advised to bring blankets or chairs and a flashlight. The program fee is $5 per family or $3 per individual. Register through Harris Lake County Park by calling 919-387-4342 or via email at harris.lake@wakegov.com. Meet at the White Oak Parking Area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex.

Forest Friends: Snowflakes

Young children and adults are invited to discover the natural world through stories, hands-on nature activities, games and crafts in this monthly series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 Country Park Drive, New Hill. Visitors will read a snowy story, play a snowflake matching game, and create a snowflake to take home. The program fee is $4 per child. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. To register, call 919-387-4342 or send an email to harris.lake@wakegov.com.

Saturday

Meet the Artisan at Cameron Village Library

Cameron Village Library, located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, will host “Meet the Artisan: The Art of Woodworking” at 10:30 a.m. The program will allow attendees to see members of the N.C. Woodcarving Association demonstrating their craft. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Make It, Take It at N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History will host “Make It Take It: Happy Birthday, Martin!” Children are invited to make a peace dove in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Sunday

Run for Young

The Run for Young will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. starting at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The run is a fundraiser to promote responsible choices in memory of Sadiki Young, a high school senior who was killed in an automobile accident in 2007. A youth fund has been created, and proceeds from the 5K run/walk will go toward the fund and the Wakefield High School Think First Program. The event is used to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

Cruise planning

Cameron Village Library will host a cruise planning seminar at 2 p.m. Imagine Travel & Design will present an introductory seminar on riverboats, freighters, barges, paddle wheels, yachts and other recreational watercraft. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Free yoga session

A free yoga class will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair (bring 2 towels) will run from 2 to 2:50 p.m., and gentle mat yoga will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Call 919-870-4000 to register.

Tony Williamson at N.C. Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History will host Music of the Carolinas from 3 to 4 p.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. This session will feature Tony Williamson: Sound of the Bluegrass Mandolin. Listen to traditional acoustic music played by one of the country’s best. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Monday

Find It! at North Regional Library

North Regional Library will host Find It! from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Find It! will teach participants how to find books using the library website. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Tuesday

Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History will host Time for Tots: Happy New Year! from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The program will explore how and when people of different cultures ring in their new year. Call to 919-807-7992 register.

Events at North Regional Library

North Regional Library will host two events Tuesday. At 2 p.m., the Flauto Dolce Recorder Ensemble will perform. At 6:30 p.m., an online marketing seminar will teach participants how to reach customers with a message that stands out and creates action. Registration is requested. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information on any of these events, call 919-870-4000.

Find It! at Cameron Village Library

Cameron Village Library will host Find It! from 2 to 3 p.m. Find It! will teach participants how to find books using the library website. Cameron VillageLibrary is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Yoga class

A donations-requested yoga session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Long View Center, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh. The session will include gentle mat adaptations with a chair. Participants are advised to bring a mat.

Sue Monk Kidd at Quail Ridge

Sue Monk Kidd will return to Quail Ridge Books & Music with her new novel, “The Invention of Wings,” at 7 p.m. Inspired by the abolitionist Grimke sisters of 1830s Charleston, S.C., this is a novel of hope, daring and the quest for freedom. Quail Ridge is located at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

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