Daybook May 11-17

May 9, 2014 

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.

Wednesday

History à la Carte at N.C. Museum of History

From noon to 1 p.m., History à la Carte: “Th’ Bullfrog” will present Piedmont blues sounds and rhythms with musician Willard McGhee. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Yoga classes

A donations-requested yoga class till take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. From 6 to 7 p.m., YogaFest Raleigh will continue at the City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, featuring free yoga lessons with local teachers.

Jeffrey Deaver at Quail Ridge

Jeffrey Deaver will present “The Skin Collector” at 7:30 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 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.

Virginia Morris at Quail Ridge

Virginia Morris will present “How to Care for Aging Parents” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Friday

Michael Pollan at Quail Ridge

Michael Pollan will present “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Saturday

Health fair

A health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13251 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The fair will include a collection of various healthcare and wellness professionals from in and around the Wakefield area of Raleigh. Screenings and food vendors will be available. Visit facebook.com/wakehealthfair.

Events at N.C. Museum of History

From 1 to 3 p.m., Make It, Take It: Army Patches and Badges will give participants a chance to visit the museum’s military history gallery, “A Call to Arms,” and make a World War II soldier patch or badge for Memorial Day. Also at 1 p.m., “Cedars in the Pines” in the Kitchen will offer foods that made the trip from Lebanon to N.C., as well as a lesson about Lebanese foods. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week will be celebrated with “Indies First Storytime” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Children’s authors Stephanie Greene and Julie Fortenberry will share some of their favorite children’s stories at the event. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

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