Free yoga class
You Call This Yoga will host a free yoga class at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction yoga (bring two towels) will be from 2 to 2:50 p.m., and gentle mat yoga will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. To register, call 919-870-4000.
Sundry Poets at Quail Ridge
Quail Ridge Books & Music will host its free Sunday afternoon poetry reading at 3 p.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, visit QuailRidgeBooks.com.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleLight celebration will honor survivors and remember lost loved ones from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the N.C. State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Survivors, families and friends will light purple glow-sticks when the names of their loved ones are read. The event is free. For details or to submit a name to be read, email PurpleLight@PanCan.org.
Copland in Mexico at Quail Ridge
Quail Ridge Books & Music will host a program from N.C. Symphony scholar-in-residence William Robin at 7:30 p.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Robin will discuss the “Copland in Mexico” concert series and Aaron Copland’s experience in Mexico. For details, visit QuailRidgeBooks.com.
LSN Insurance Associates will host a seminar on the Affordable Care Act from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Innovative Martial Arts Academy, 1241 S. Main St., Suite 15, Wake Forest. For details, visit on.fb.me/1vhh3Og.
Sheri Castle at Quail Ridge
Sheri Castle will present “The Southern Living Community Cookbook” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, visit QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Celiac disease forum
Anna LaBarre will discuss celiac disease and gluten intolerance from 7 to 8 p.m. at Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. She will talk about diet and treatment tips and ways to deal with the disease. The event is free with purchase of dinner. For details, visit Irregardless.com.
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, email Howie@YouCallThisYoga.com.
Lizzie Stark at Quail Ridge
Lizzie Stark will present “Pandora’s DNA: Tracing Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science and One Family Tree” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, visit QuailRidgeBooks.com.
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. The market features locally grown produce, baked goods, live music and more. On the third week of each month, the market hosts Rex Healthcare Wellness Wednesdays. The last market of the season will be Nov. 5.
The city of Raleigh will host “Oh, Deer!” from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. The event will include making casts of deer tracks and games that teach about the animals. Ages 8-12. Tickets are $6. For details, visit RaleighNC.gov.
Storytime at N.C. Museum of History
Storytime in the Gallery will feature a free staff-led tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992 or go to NCMuseumOfHistory.org.
Spooky Nails at North Regional Library
Students in grades six through 10 can read, create and take on challenges at the weekly Teen Scene from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Call 919-870-4000 for details.
Astronomy at Cameron Village Library
Explore the Night Sky program will give participants a chance to stargaze with the help of the Raleigh Astronomy Club from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The event is free. Call 919-856-6710 to register.
The N.C. Museum of Art will host Reggie Fest: Halloween Beer Bar and Magic at 6 p.m. at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The free event will feature local magicians, beer and wine, and music from DJ Forge. Perry Hurt will talk about Reginald “Reggie” Scott, the subject of a museum painting and the author of the first book in English describing magic tricks. For details, go to ncartmuseum.org.
Halloween Safe Night
Children ages 12 and under can search out candies and treats from 6 to 9 p.m. along the trick-or-treat trail at the N.C. Museum of History’s Halloween Safe Night. The museum is at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992 or go to NCMuseumOfHistory.org.
Affordable Care Act info session
The League of Women Voters of Wake County will provide a free overview of the Affordable Care Act from 2 to 3 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Call 919-870-4000 for details.
Triangle Farms NCHJA “C” Hunter Jumper Horse Show will start at 8 a.m. Friday through Saturday at Hunt Horse Complex on the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The event is free. For details, visit TriangleFarms.com.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bedford Blood Drive, 10630 Bedfordtown Drive, Raleigh. For details, go to RedCrossBlood.org.
Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
The Wake Forest Farmers’ Market runs from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. For details, visit WakeForestFarmersMarket.org.
Haven House Services and COR 365 Information Solutions will host a secure document-shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon at Haven House Services, 600 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. A $5 donation per bag or box is suggested. For details, visit HavenHouseNC.org.
See Spot Read at North Regional Library
Children in kindergarten through fifth-grade can practice their reading skills from 2 to 3 p.m. with certified therapy dogs at See Spot Read event at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The event is free, and registration is not required. Call 919-870-4000 for details.
Events at Quail Ridge
Quail Ridge Books & Music will host two free events at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, visit QuailRidgeBooks.com.• The Compelling Reads Tour will take place at 3 p.m. It will feature Martina Boone with “Compulsion,” Claudia Gray with “A Thousand Pieces of You,” S.E. Green with “Killer Instinct,” Kimberley Griffiths Little with “Forbidden,” Beth Revis with “The Body Electric,” Megan Shepherd with “Her Dark Curiosity” and Meagan Spooner with “Lark Ascending.” Ages 13 and older.
• Betty Adcock will share “Widow Poems” in a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Written in the aftermath of her husband’s death, the poems address grief, its aftermath and recovery.