Events at North Regional Library
• Talkin’ Books! will give participants an opportunity to discuss and recommend their favorite titles from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.
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• Sonya Coulson Rock, local metalsmith at Metamorphosis Metals, will present her art at Meet the Artist from 6 to 7:30 p.m at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.
Stone Soup Supper
Urban Ministries of Wake County will host a Stone Soup Supper at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Soup from local restaurants will be available for a suggested donation of $8 per person ($4 for children younger than 12), or $10 for each to-go quart. Handmade pottery from the Triangle Potters Guild will also be available for a suggested per-piece donation of $25. Proceeds will go to help end homelessness and hunger, and to provide health care for those in need. For details, go to UrbanMin.org/Stone-Soup-2014.
You Call This Yoga will host a donations-requested adaptive yoga class from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For details, go to YouCallThisYoga.org.
Moira Crone at Quail Ridge
Moira Crone will present “The Ice Garden” and Lee Smith will present “Guests on Earth” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
There’s a Book for That at North Regional Library
There’s a Book for That will introduce participants to Civil War history and novels from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.
Storytime at the N.C. Museum of History
Storytime in the Gallery will feature a free staff-led tour of a museum gallery from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The tour will feature a Native-American themed story or legend in honor of American Indian Heritage Month. For details, go to NCMuseumOfHistory.org.
Front Porch Stories at Sola Coffee
Sola Coffee will host storytellers with Front Porch Stories from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. For details, go to SolaCoffee.com.
Garth Stein at Quail Ridge
Garth Stein will present “A Sudden Light” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Green Chair fundraiser
Local nonprofit Green Chair Project will host its “Grateful Living” fundraiser sale from Thursday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1853 Capital Blvd. Proceeds from the sale of furniture and household items will support The Green Chair Project in its mission to help local families transition to self-sufficiency.
Democratic Women meet
The Democratic Women of Wake County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-319-8375.
Barbecue plate sale
The Raleigh Elks Lodge #735 will host a take-out chicken barbecue plate fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 5538 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. Plates include half a chicken, boiled red potatoes, green beans and a roll for $8.
Events at N.C. Museum of History
The museum will hold a film premiere of “First Language – The Race to Save Cherokee” at 7 p.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The showing will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and Walt Wolfram, co-author of “Talkin’ Tar Heel” and NCSU linguistics professor. Cost is $5. For details, call 919-807-7979.
The League of Women Voters will host Timely Topics at noon in the fellowship hall of Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh. Jane R. Wettach, clinical professor of law and director of Children’s Law Clinic at Duke University School of Law, will talk about the “school-to-prison pipeline.” For details, go to LWVWake.org.
Quilling at North Regional Library
Craft It will teach quilling, the art of rolling narrow strips of paper to make a design, at 2 p.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.
Matt Bednarsky at Sola Coffee
Matt Bednarsky will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Sola Coffe, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. For details, go to SolaCoffee.com.
Peter Turchi at Quail Ridge
Peter Turchi will present “A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Diana Chamberlain at North Regional Library
Diana Chamberlain will discuss her novels, writing style and characters at 2:30 p.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.
American Indian Heritage celebration
The N.C. Museum of History will host the 19th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event will feature attractions for all ages, including food, crafts, history lessons, demonstrations, games and more. For details, go to NCMOH-Programs.com.
Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
The Wake Forest Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Renaissance Plaza, 405 S. Brooks St. For details, go to WakeForestFarmersMarket.org.
Raleigh Flea Market
The Raleigh Flea Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths.
Performers at Sola Coffee
Lucy Sumner, Bo Lankenau & Friends will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Sola Coffee, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. For details, go to SolaCoffee.com.
Events at Quail Ridge
Elizabeth Langston will present “Whispers from the Past” and “I Wish” at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. At 7 p.m., the N.C. Speculative Fiction Series will feature David Drake, Tony Daniel, Richard Dansky, Lady Soliloque, Jay Posey and Jaym Gates, moderated by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Oaks & Spokes will host Cranksgiving at 1 p.m. at Crank Arm Brewing Company, 319 W. Davie St., Raleigh. The bike ride will be a mobile food drive where bikers visit local stores to purchase food and goods to donate to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Participants should bring a bike, a bike lock, a bag to carry purchases and $15 to $20 to buy donation items. There is no registration fee. For details, go to OaksAndSpokes.com.
Free yoga class
You Call This Yoga will host a free yoga class at North Regional Libary, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga (bring two towels) 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 to register.
Sharyn McCrumb at Quail Ridge
Sharyn McCrumb will present “Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Storytime at Quail Ridge
Quail Ridge Books & Music will host a storytime for children ages 2 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Grant Wacker at Quail Ridge
Grant Wacker will present “America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.