Daybook June 4-10

June 2, 2014 

Wednesday

Ask the Columnist at North Regional Library

At 6:30 p.m., meet Jill Warren Lucan, freelance food writer, and John Ford, N&O Pintful columnist for Ask the Columnist. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Town Hall meeting

Raleigh City Council Member Wayne Maiorano of District A will host the last in a series of three town hall meetings in the district from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, 1901 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Residents are invited to attend the town hall meeting to discuss issues of importance to both District A and the city overall. District A covers north-central Raleigh. Topics for Wednesday’s town hall meeting include transportation improvement projects in District A, an overview of the Six Forks Road Corridor Study, Capital Area Transit service, and a review of traffic-calming projects in District A.

History Corner at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 11 a.m. History Corner will give children ages 6-9 the chance to investigate the photo exhibit “Stagville: Black & White.” Ages 6-9 with adult. From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., History Hunters will give children ages 10-13 the chance to explore the same exhibit. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

YogaFest

A regular donations-requested yoga session featuring adaptive yoga will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Then from 6 to 7 p.m., YogaFest Raleigh will take place on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. Free outdoor yoga for all skill levels will be taught by local teachers.

Thursday

Mary Kay Andrews at Quail Ridge

Mary Kay Andrews will present “Save the Date” at noon and at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bring your own lunch for the noon program or pre-order a $10 La Farm Bakery box lunch. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Friday

Events at Quail Ridge

John Warley will present “A Southern Girl” at noon at Quail Ridge Bookx & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bring your own lunch for the noon program or pre-order a $10 La Farm Bakery box lunch. Then at 7:30 p.m., Helen Pruden Kaufmann will share “Gloves and Collards: A Memoir.” Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Newcomers’ Club

The Newcomers club of Raleigh invites all members and prospective members to their Welcome Coffees held the first Friday of the month except July at 10 a.m. at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. To learn more about the organization's diverse interest groups and events, visit newcomersclubraleigh.org

Yates by Night

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., join a park naturalist for an evening hike to enjoy the sights and sounds of early summer at Historic Yates Mill County Park while also getting exercise in the great outdoors. Learn tips for observing wildlife and find out ways to identify the sounds made by birds, amphibians and insects as the sun goes down. This program is for ages 8 and up. The fee is $5 per family or $3 per person. Proper footwear and registration is required. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

Wine tasting fundraiser

The North Wake chapter of the American Wine Society, Wine 101 of Wake Forest and Raleigh, Fine Wine Trading Company and other organizations and enthusiasts will hold the “Wine to Water” wine tasting and fundraiser June 6 to 8. The event will take place at Wine 101, 3325 Rogers Road, Wake Forest from 5 to 7 p.m. June 6, 3 to 5 p.m. June 7, and 2 to 5 p.m. June 8. Cost is $10 per event. Visit WineToWater.org for more information.

Saturday

Nature hike

Join Tar River Land Conservancy from 9 to 11 a.m. for a tour of Cascine Plantation, just south of Louisburg. Included will be a hike along Cedar Creek to the old grist mill. The mill and plantation buildings are antebellum, historic treasures located near Louisburg in Franklin County. Learn about scenic Cedar Creek, the ongoing renovation of the millworks, and the history of the plantation. Bring snacks and water for your walk, and a picnic lunch to enjoy on large, flat rocks at the creek, or in a shaded spot near the mill. Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing. Attendees will gather for the event along Bennette Perry Road near the intersection with U.S. 401. To register, visit www.tarriver.org or call 919-496-5902.

Sunday

The Gravy Boys at N.C. Museum of History

At 3 p.m., Music of the Carolinas will feature The Gravy Boys. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Free yoga class

A free yoga session will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga 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 for more information.

Tuesday

Home buying seminar

A free home buying seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 90, Raleigh. The seminar will discuss how to buy with little or no down payment, how to create the best deal on a home purchase and how to avoid common mistakes. Call 919-747-7936 or email Support@AmyBonis.com to register.

Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:45 a.m., Time for Tots: Skiffs, Sharpies and Sailing Ships will let children discover different kinds of boats and make a sailing vessel to take home. $1 per child. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Orson Scott Card at Quail Ridge

Co-authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston will present “Earth Awakens,” the final novel of the “First Formic War” series, at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

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