Gentle mat yoga
Gentle mat yoga is offered from 7:30 to 9 a.m. each Sunday at Shelley Lake Sertoma Park, 1900 Shelley Road, Raleigh. Admission is free. No registration required.
Strayed at Quail Ridge
Cheryl Strayed, the N.Y. Times bestselling author of “Wild,” will sign copies of her book “Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Receive a ticket for the signing line with the purchase of either book.
Time for Tots: Beat the Heat
Time for Tots: Beat the Heat is scheduled from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how people in the past kept cool in hot weather, listen to a story and make a summer craft. This event is recommended for children ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.
National Night Out in Wake Forest
Wake Forest will celebrate the 28th annual National Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Wake Forest Target Superstore, 12000 Retail Drive, Wake Forest. The event will include food, prizes, and fire, police and EMS vehicle displays. The police department will sponsor a child identification booth where parents can have their children photographed and fingerprinted. “Safe Kids” technicians will demonstrate the proper installation of child safety seats, and community crime prevention officers will distribute information on topics such as vehicle security, home security and personal safety. The police will also offer a K-9 demonstration and D.A.R.E. presentation, share information on upcoming Community Watch initiatives and provide rosters designed to help new neighborhoods develop their own Community Watch programs. For more information, call Officer S. Graham at 919-435-9599 or visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.
The Lipkind Quartet
Internationally renowned cellist Gavriel Lipkind and the Lipkind Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Tennis sans racquet
Tennis players of all ages will learn the techniques of the sport without the racquet from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Come dressed to participate. For more information, call 919-870-4000.
Free yoga classes
The following yoga classes are scheduled for Thursday. Gentle mat from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. and stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m., at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000. Another stress reduction with chair yoga class is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at Whole Foods, 3520 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-828-5805.
Fish plate fundraiser
A fish plate fundraiser to help Jeff Dunston pay for a kidney transplant is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Oakgrove Lodge, 70 W. River Road, Louisburg. Plates will include fish, green beans, boiled potatoes and dessert. Cost is $7. For more information, contact Ester Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-616-4661.
Auction for Animals benefits shelter
Second Chance’s 12th annual Auction for the Animals is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Royal Banquet Hall, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event will include three auctions – live, silent and chance – and a raffle. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and music are included. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.secondchancenc.org.
Free community yoga class
A free community class is scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Reservations are required. For more information or to make your reservation, visit www.raleighyoga.com or call Jane Barrett at 919 856-1390.
Pine-needle baskets demo at museum
Learn how craftsman Bill Newman creates things from pine needles from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.
Needle art project at the museum
Make It, Take It: Needle Art is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Make a mini broom from pine needles.