Marbles BIG IDEA
Marbles Kids Museum will hold its BIG IDEA forum and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The forum invites local business and community leaders to gather and share inspiration and ideas. Visit MarblesKidsMuseum.org/BigIdea for more information.
Joel Lane Museum events
Joel Lane Museum House, located at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, holds seminars and presentations on a variety of historical topics. For more information on any of these events, visit JoelLane.org.
• Joel Lane Museum House will present a lecture on “Was I Born for This? North Carolina Slave Voices” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Admission is $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society and $15 for non-members.
• Joel Lane Museum House will present a genealogy fair with keynote speaker Diane Richard at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Admission is $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society and $16 for non-members.
Enloe High School reunion
Members of the first class to graduate from Enloe High School will hold their 50th reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.
The celebration will begin with a tour of Enloe and a presentation of a plaque bearing the names of all 165 graduates to Enloe’s principal, Scott Lyons.
Dress is casual. A DJ will provide music to highlight an evening of socializing with old friends. Contact Suzanne Schiller Barvir at email@example.com or Bruce Washburn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Marching band showcase
The Heart of Carolina marching band showcase will be Saturday, Oct. 4, at Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature area marching bands performing with music, dance and dramatic showmanship. The schedule will not be finalized until late September, but the event will begin before noon and last until the late evening. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the entrance to the stadium for $10, or $7 for senior citizens and children ages 5-10, and free for children 4 and younger. Visit WakefieldHSBand.org or more information.
College bound workshop
St. Paul AME Church will present its annual College Bound Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 402 W. Edenton St., Raleigh. This free workshop includes lunch and will teach parents and students how to navigate the college application and financial aid processes. Call 919-832-2709 to register.
The Autism Society of N.C. will host a fall carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Wesley Memorial UMC, 714 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh. Attractions include pizza, a slide and bouncy house, photo booth, crafts, games and more. The event is free. RSVP at WakeCountyAutismSociety.org.
The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The annual event, which includes a 5K that is part of the Second Empire Grand-Prix Series, a 1-mile run/walk and a resource fair for families, raises money for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Registration is available at trianglerunwalkforautism.com or at the race starting at 7 a.m.
Genealogical Society meeting
The Wake County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Page Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The meeting will be a joint session with the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society with the subject of “Calling in the Big Guns – When to Hire a Professional Genealogist, How They Can Help and What to Expect.”
Jump for the Children
Jump for the Children, a horse show benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital, will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. Visit JumpForTheChildren.org for more information.
Museum of History events
The North Carolina Museum of History hosts educational events year-round for all ages. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
•10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1:
Find out fair history and join in a competition with History Corner. Ages 6-9 with adult, $3 per child or $1 for museum members. Call to register.
•11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1:
Join History Hunters to learn about fairs and how they shaped our state. $3 per child or $1 for museum members.
•5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1:
Hear the original members of a Raleigh-based band as they reunite for a special concert. The New Deal String Band achieved national fame as one of the pioneers of “newgrass,” a progressive style of bluegrass.
•10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30:
Storytime in the Gallery will feature a staff-led tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story.
•5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2:
Bring your instrument and your love of bluegrass for a jam session. The program is presented with PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.
•10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 or 14:
Learn about instruments in string-band music with Time for Tots, and make some music of your own at home with a homemade paint-stirrer and paper-plate banjo. Ages 3-5 with adult. $3 per child, $1 for museum members.
•Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8:
History á la Carte will explore an important, but often overlooked, portion of North Carolina. Doug Porter Jr., historic site manager of the City of Raleigh, will speak on Surry County and the N.C. foothills. Bring your lunch, beverages provided.
•6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10:
The “Starring North Carolina!” film series celebrates films of N.C. on the second Friday of each month. Speakers will introduce “Maximum Overdrive” in Daniels Auditorium. MPAA rating: R-L, V.
•Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11:
Hear some N.C. pottery history and craft a clay “face” of your own in Make It, Take It: Face Jugs.
•3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12:
Music of the Carolinas will present Sara Grey and Kieron Means performing folk songs and melodies from across America and Great Britain.
•1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18:
Attend a digital photo restoration workshop with Dr. Brenda Scott. $30 per person or $25 for museum members.
•2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18:
Join Dr. Chris Fonvielle, author of “The Wilmington Campaign,” for a discussion about Lt. William B. Cushing of the U.S. Navy and his crew’s sinking of the CSS Albemarle.
•1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11:
Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the “History of the Harvest” exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza for Saturdays in the Garden.
•9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24:
Make an appointment and bring up to three objects to the museum for assessment and advice on how to preserve them for Conservation Assistance Day.
•6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31:
Search out candies and treats along the trick-or-treat trail during the Halloween Safe Night at the Museum. Ages 12 and under with adult.