Daybook May 7-13

May 5, 2014 

Wednesday

Find It! at North Regional Library

At 2:30 p.m., Find It! will teach participants how to use the online library resource Transparent Language to learn a new language. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Events at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 11 a.m., History Corner: A is for Architecture will teach children ages 6-9 about architecture. $1, adults must be present. From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., History Hunters: The Perfect City will discuss Raleigh and what makes the ideal city. Ages 10-13, $1 per child. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

YogaFest

YogaFest will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. The event features free outdoor yoga for all skill levels. Visit YouCallThisYoga.org.

Community forum

The Wade Edwards Foundation will host a community forum at the WELL, 714 Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh. The forum begin at 3 p.m., and is free. During this month’s forum, graphic designer Joshua Vaughn will discuss his job and his habits for success. For more information, contact Jessi Rogers at 919-856-9233 or at foundation@wade.org.

Kelly Cherry at Quail Ridge

Kelly Cherry will present “A Kind of Dream” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Farmers’ Market opens

The Raleigh Downtown Farmers’ Market will host its opening day Pig Pickin’ Kickoff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Plaza, the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. Enjoy barbecue from The Pit BBQ, craft beer tastings from Crank Arm Brewing Co., and connect with N.C.’s food growers and artisans. The Farmers’ Market will be open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October 29.

Thursday

Find It! at North Regional Library

From 3 to 4 p.m., Find It! will teach participants how to download e-books from the library catalog to an e-reader. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Find It! at Cameron Village Library

At 10:30 a.m., Find It! will teach participants how to use the online library resource Transparent Language to learn a new language. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Storytime at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., Storytime in the Gallery will include a tour of a gallery and a history-related story about transportation. Ages 3 and up. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Friday

The Little Prince at North Regional Library

At 3 p.m., Raleigh Little Theatre’s Players to Go! will present “The Little Prince” performed by a student cast. Based on the classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the play tells the story of an aviator stranded in the Sahara Desert and his encounter with a little prince from a small planet. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Saturday

Poetry at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 a.m. to noon, Playwright, poet and author Howard Craft will compose a verse about an object in the exhibit “The Story of North Carolina.” Participants will then write their own poetry. Ages 12 and up.

MAD at Quail Ridge

The Making A Difference (MAD) Children’s Theatre Company from Raleigh Charter High will bring a full slate of student-directed selections at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The program will be an interactive production for ages 5-10. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Teddy bear clinic

Visit Marbles Kids Museum from 10 to 11 a.m. at 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, for WakeMed’s Children’s Teddy Bear Clinic. WakeMed nurses and child life specialists will help educate and make children more comfortable with the tools of the medical trade. Bring your teddy bear or treat the ones already on site.

Raleigh Yoga

Raleigh Yoga Center offers a Free Community Class the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road (Burnie Batchelor Building near Cameron Village), Raleigh. Reservation required. For more information and to email your reservation, visit www.raleighyoga.com.

Sunday

Music of the Carolinas

At 3 p.m., The N.C. Museum will present Music of the Carolinas with the Cane Creek Cloggers sharing, promoting and teaching old-time clogging, “flatfooting” and buck dancing in the heritage of the American South. 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. Stress reduction with chair yoga (bring two towels) will be held 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.

Monday

Mary Robinette at Quail Ridge

Mary Robinette will present “Valour and Vanity” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Tuesday

Find It! at North Regional Library

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Find It! will teach participants how to search the library database for more than 7,000 e-books and e-audio. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Joe Miller at Quail Ridge

Joe Miller will present “Adventure Carolinas: Your Go-To Guide for Multi-Sport Outdoor Recreation” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:45 a.m., Time for Tots: Start Your Engines will give children ages 3-5 (with adult) a chance to learn about racecar drivers and try on real racing equipment. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

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