Daybook Jan. 12-18

January 11, 2014 

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. $1 per child. 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.

Wednesday

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 drop-in session will feature adaptive yoga for all skill sets.

Job Corps

Job Corps will meet at 3 p.m. at The Well, 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. The program is a residential career and education training program for young adults ages 16 through 24. The program is designed to help student employees to obtain relevant skill sets and certifications that translate into employment, military or higher education. For more information, call 919-856-9233 or email Foundation@Wade.org.

Events at North Regional Library

North Regional Library will host Book Bites at 2:30 p.m. The program will feature debut fiction from the past several years. “What the Pros Know: Writing Children’s Books” will take place at 6:30 p.m., and will teach participants about success and the challenge of writing books for young audiences. And at 7 p.m., “What the Dickens?” Literary Trivia will allow participants to test their knowledge of books, authors and more. Registration is requested for all three events. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Events at Cameron Village Library

Cameron Village Library will host Book Bites at 2:30 p.m. The program will feature debut fiction from the past several years. Introduction to Entrepreneurship will be held at 6:30 p.m., and will teach participants how to start and manage a new business. Registration is requested for both events. Call 919-856-6710. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Elizabeth Keckly lecture

Rebecca Ryan will host a lecture about the life of Elizabeth Keckly from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Joel Lane Museum House, 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. Keckly, who was born into slavery in 1835, eventually founded her own dressmaking business, which served prominent clients such as Mrs. Robert E. Lee, First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, and Mrs. Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis. The cost is $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society, $15 for nonmembers. Advance payment is required. For more information and to register, call 919-833-3431.

Thomas Eamon at Quail Ridge

Quail Ridge Books & Music will host Thomas Eamon at 7:30 p.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Eamon will present his book, “The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory.” For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Social Security Planning at North Regional Library

Smarter Social Security Planning will take place at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The program will teach participants how to maximize benefits received from Social Security. Registration is required. Call 919-870-4000.

Storytime in the Gallery

N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, will host Storytime in the Gallery from 10 to 10:30 a.m. A history-related story will accompany a tour of one of the galleries. Call 919-807-7992.

Friday

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. The session will focus on yoga for the core. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Carrie Vaughn at Quail Ridge

Carrie Vaughn will present her novel “Dreams of the Golden Age” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Saturday

Winter Waterfowl

Learn how to identify some of Lake Crabtree County Park’s winter visitors from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lake Crabtree, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Bring binoculars and field guides. This free program is for adults only and is eligible to meet Criteria II or III credit for N.C. Environmental Education Certification. To register, call 919-460-3390.

Stamping Around Blue Jay

Come to Blue Jay County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to learn all about letterboxing, a combination of geocaching and problem solving. Bring a jacket for this all-outside program. The program fee is $3 per person and $5 per family. Registration is required. For information and to register, call 919-870-4330.

Okey Ndibe at Quail Ridge

Okey Ndibe, professor of African and African Disapsora Literature at Brown University, will present his book, “Foreign Gods, Inc.,” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

The Golden Doorstop

North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, will host “The Golden Doorstop” by Judy M. Dove at 3 p.m. The story, performed by students, tells the story of how a 12-year-old North Carolina boy discovered the nation’s first gold mine. Registration is requested. Call 919-870-4000.

Send Daybook items to nrnews@newsobserver.com.

North Raleigh News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service