Searching for colonial roads
The Joel Lane Museum House will present a lecture on “Applying Technology in the Search of Colonial Roads of the Carolina Backcountry” by Dale Loberger at 2 p.m. at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Admission is $15, or $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Advance purchase is required. Call 919-833-3431 or email JoelLane@bellsouth.net.
Grandparents Day at N.C. Museum of History
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Sunday, Sept. 7, is National Grandparents Day at the N.C. Museum of History. Bring a family photo to receive 20 percent off your purchase in the museum shop. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Free yoga class
A free yoga class featuring yoga for the core will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. Register by calling 919-845-9200.
Events at Quail Ridge
Eric Litwin will present his and Scott Magoon’s children’s book, “The nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House,” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Jan Karon will present “Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good” at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.
Karen Abbott at Quail Ridge
Karen Abbott will present “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.
Wake Democratic Men’s Club
The Wake Democratic Men’s Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Guest speakers will be Democratic County Commissioner candidates Sig Hutchinson, John Burns, Jessica Holmes and Matt Calabria, sheriff candidate Willie Rowe, clerk of court candidate Sam Bridges and district attorney candidate Lorrin Freeman. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. For reservation details, email WakeDMC@mail.com. Dinner is $20 for club members and $23 for non-members.
Members of the Triangle Business Community will host a food and networking event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Raleigh Brewing Company, 3709 Neil St., Raleigh. The event is open to all members of the Triangle Business Community. RSVP on the North Hills Networking Facebook page or at Meetup. Call Steven David Elliot at 919-830-7540 for more information.
Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History
From 10 to 10:45 a.m., Time for Tots: Aw, Nuts! will teach about the history of peanuts, and children will make a nutty craft to take home. Ages 3-5 with adult, $3 per child. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Events at Quail Ridge
Margaret Maron will present “Designated Daughters” at noon during an encore lunch event at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser will present “Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety” at 7:30 p.m. the Hunt Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh. Tickets are $5 for this admission-only event, and can be purchased at the door or received with the purchase of “Command and Control” from Quail Ridge. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.
History á la Carte at N.C. Museum of History
From noon to 1 p.m., History à la Carte: North Carolina’s Bluegrass Tradition will feature Joe Newberry interspersing the formal lecture with his music. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
A donations-requested yoga session will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Then, from 6 to 7 p.m., YogaFest Raleigh will be held on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. The event features free outdoor yoga for all skill levels with local teachers.
Mix & mingle
Sheria Rowe Management and Events by Margo will present a “mix & mingle” event for businesses and entrepreneurs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Oakz, 510 Glenwood Ave. #010, Raleigh. The event will include professional networking with light appetizers, vendors, gift bags, cocktails, giveaways and more. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets.
Storytime at N.C. Museum of History
From 10 to 10:30 a.m., Storytime in the Gallery will feature a staff-led tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story. The museum is located 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 be from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m., and stress reduction with chair yoga will be from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Call 919-870-4000 to register.
Kickin’ Grass at Quail Ridge
Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins of The Kickin’ Grass Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. They will share songs from their new CD, “Traditional Duets.” Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.
Glenwood Live concert series
The next installment of the Glenwood Live concert series will feature Outside Soul from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Street next to the Hibernian on Glenwood Avenue. Visit ShopLocalRaleigh for more information.
Reverse Raffle and Dinner
The Wakefield Rotary Club will hold its second annual Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle & Dinner at 7:13 p.m. at The Factory Millroom, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. A total of 100 tickets will be sold for $114 each, and the cost includes admission for two to the buffet dinner and drawing party, two drink tickets and one chance to win a grand prize of $2,014. Child care will be available at the Factory Kerr YMCA for $5 per child. Online preregistration for child care is required at WakefieldRotaryNC.com. Purchase tickets through Wakefield Rotary members, info@WakefieldRotary.com, or by calling Hartsfield & Nash Insurance at 919-556-3698.
Kim Harrison at Quail Ridge
Kim Harrison will present “The Witch With No Name” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bring a canned good for the food drive; all donations will go to a local food bank. Receive a signing line ticket with the purchase of “The Witch With No Name” at Quail Ridge. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.
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. Register at 919-845-9200.
‘Bull Durham’ at N.C. Museum of History
Starring North Carolina! Film Series is a program held on the second Friday of each month to celebrate the films of North Carolina. Speakers will introduce each film at 6 p.m. The series kicks off with “Bull Durham” at 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets are available in the Museum Shop or at NCMOH-starring.com. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
The 33rd annual Greek Festival will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Jim Graham Building on the State Fairgrounds. Taste handmade, authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church family, hear live Greek music and see traditional folk dances. A premier of “Christmas with the Karountzoses” will be held Saturday, Sept. 13. Admission is $3, $2 for seniors and ages 13-18, and free for children under 13. Email MoviePremierRaleigh@gmail.com for tickets to the movie. Visit GreekFestivalRaleigh.com for more information.
Lucky 13 party
The Caring Community Foundation will host its 13th annual Pay It Forward fundraiser, “Lucky 13,” at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh. Founded in 2001, the Caring Community Foundation has processed more than 2,100 grant requests and given more than $1.35 million directly to cancer patients. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with beer and wine, live music by The Soul Psychedelique, dancing, raffles, a silent and live auction, and more. Visit CaringCommunityFoundation.org for tickets and more information.
Raleigh Yoga Center
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, Raleigh. Reservation is required. For more information and to email your reservation visit www.raleighyoga.com.
Pet loss seminar
The Shore Grief Center will host a free discussion on pet loss and grieving from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Jeannine Moga, clinical counselor at N.C. State Veterinary School of Medicine, will speak. The event is free. Visit EventBrite.com to register.
Events at N.C. Museum of History
From noon to 4 p.m., Stories from NCpedia.org will feature Tar Heel facts, history and culture with children’s activities, hands-on crafts and a panel discussion with historians William Price Jr. and Michael Hill. And from 1 to 3 p.m., Make It, Take It: Boll Weevils will teach participants how the boll weevil changed farming in the South. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Fall Music Festival
The Knights of Columbus will hold its second annual Fall Music Festival at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at 4301 Columbus Club Drive, Raleigh. There is a $10 parking fee for on-site preferred parking and free parking in the Hamrocks parking lot across the street. Attractions include local bands, food, beverage and craft vendors, raffles, silent auctions and games for children. The festival will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Program. There is no admission fee. Call 919-231-3315 for more information.