Daybook April 23-29

April 21, 2014 

Wednesday

Population growth forum

The City of Raleigh will hold an informational forum concerning the future of the city from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the City of Raleigh Urban Design Center, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. This week’s session will be on Population Growth. Danesha Seth Carley, PhD., assistant professor in N.C. State University’s Department of Crop Science will discuss “green space” and the value it brings to a community. Call 919-996-4635 for more information.

Yoga class

A donations-requested yoga class will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The session will feature adaptive yoga for all skill sets.

Katherine Applegate at Quail Ridge

Katherine Applegate will present “Ivan” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Thursday

Storytime at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., Storytime in the Gallery will feature a tour of one of the museum galleries and a history-related story from your guide. Ages 3 and up (with adult). The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat yoga will run from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m., and stress reduction with chair yoga (bring two towels) will run from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Call 919-870-4000 to register.

Marcus Sedgwick at Quail Ridge

Marcus Sedgwick will present “She Is Not Invisible” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Friday

Timely Topics

Ron Aycock, retired executive director of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, will speak on “North Carolina’s Rural-Urban Divide” at noon at the meeting of the League of Women Voters. The meeting will be held in Finlator Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1808 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Visit www.LWVWake.org for more information.

Stuart Woods at Quail Ridge

Stuart Woods will present “Carnal Curiosity” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Saturday

Health fair

The A.E. Finley YMCA will host a Healthy Families Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at 9216 Baileywick Road, Raleigh. The event will include a preview of summer camp, a zumba class, swim band testing and a healthy lunch workshop.

Songbird of Celebration

Celebrate the arrival of migratory songbirds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. The celebration will include bird-themed hikes, games, activities and more. Call 919-870-4330 for more information.

Test prep at Cameron Village Library

From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wake County Public Libraries and Kaplan Test Prep will offer a free combo SAT/ACT test. Get a feel for the questions and experience exam-like conditions before taking the real test. Come back in May for an analysis of your results and learn strategies to improve your score. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Events at Quail Ridge

At 10:30 a.m., Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, will host CarolinaKinder’s Storytime, celebrating German culture with stories, songs and crafts for ages 3+. At 1 p.m., Sheila P. Moses will present “The Sittin’ Up.” Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Spring carnival

A spring carnival for children with special needs will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh. Events will include a petting zoo, crafts and prizes, will hot dogs and popcorn available for purchase. For more information, visit SpecialAtBrooks.org.

Sunday

Test prep at North Regional Library

From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wake County Public Libraries and Kaplan Test Prep will offer a free combo SAT/ACT test. Get a feel for the questions and experience exam-like conditions before taking the real test. Come back in May for an analysis of your results and learn strategies to improve your score. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Tuesday

Investing seminar

A real estate investing seminar will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suit 90, Raleigh. The free seminar will cover the fundamentals of residential real estate investing. Visit AmyBonis.com to register.

John Kasson at Quail Ridge

UNC professor of History and American Studies John Kasson will give a presentation of Shirley Temple’s impact on 1930s America with his book “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

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