Jacqueline Woodson at Quail Ridge
Jacqueline Woodson will present “Brown Girl Dreaming” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
• Total Wine at North Hills Plaza will host a free yoga class from 10 to 11 a.m. at 4421 Six Forks Road, #111, Raleigh. The event is for people with multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular and joint disorders. To sign up, email Howie@YouCallThisYoga.org.
• Evolve Movement will host a donations-requested adaptive yoga session from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh.
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 5 at the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host Halloween Spooktacular from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. The event is a free, family-oriented festival for children 12 and younger. This year’s festivities will include a costume contest, face painting, a haunted maze and cupcake walk, and more. For details, go to WakeForestNC.gov.
Storytime at N.C. Museum of History
Storytime in the Gallery will feature a staff-led tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992.
Michael A. Ross at Quail Ridge
Michael A. Ross will present “The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
The 32nd annual Craft Creations will be from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. The event will feature handmade goods from crafters, baked goods and more. Admission and parking are free, and a drawing will be held for a door prize.
Support group special speaker
Dr. Kiara Elly will speak at the Biomedical Support Group about the medical causes of autism and other neurological conditions at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. To RSVP, or for details, email email@example.com.
Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, director of the Center for Applied Ecology at NCSU, will talk about “Threats to Wake County’s Drinking Water” at the League of Women Voters of Wake County meeting at noon Friday, Oct. 24, at the NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch reservations are $16 and must be made at LWVWake.org. The deadline to register is Oct. 20.
Conservation Assistance Day
Make an appointment at the N.C. Museum of History from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and bring up to three objects to the museum for assessment and advice on how to preserve them for Conservation Assistance Day. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992.
The Autumn Extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 207 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. There will be food, raffle prizes, a silent auction, apple and pumpkin pie baking contest, face painting and more. Admission is free.
The downtown Raleigh Zombie Walk will begin at 7 p.m. at Moore Square. The free family- and pet-friendly event will benefit the American Red Cross, Triangle Area Chapter. The Zompacalyptic After Party will be held around 9 p.m. at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, 218 S. Blount St., and will feature live music, merchandise, prizes and more.
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 Sunday afternoon poetry reading at 3 p.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, visit QuailRidgeBooks.com.
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.
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.