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Arts Notes, Dec. 30

‘Jack Tales’ by traveling storytellers

Wake libraries will present performances of “Jack Tales” by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go traveling troupe in January and February.

3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at North Regional Library, 7009 North Harp’s Mill Road, Raleigh

3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh

Another production is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb 9, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900.

Sertoma exhibit opening reception

Sertoma Arts Center will hold an opening reception for a new exhibit from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. Works will be on display by local artists Joe O’Shaughnessy, paintings of travel and sports; Lauren Brockman, functional pottery; and Lucy Coulbourn, nature watercolors. The exhibit will be free and open to the public through January at the center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh.

Reception featuring Alice Osborn

A chocolate and wine reception featuring author Alice Osborn is set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at The Chocolate Boutique, 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 100, Raleigh. Osborn will read from “After the Steaming Stops.”

Music of the Carolinas: Ironing Board Sam

A free concert to include originals, classic blues and R&B songs is set for 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.

Turn memories into memoirs

Mandy Locke, N&O journalist and writing coach, will present Your Life Your Story: Tackling the Memoir, a blend of exercises and tips on writing about one’s life at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

Begin the New Year in rhythm

The Nordic Players will perform Scandinavian folk music and dance at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6710.

The Triangle String Band will perform – playing acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and a washtub bass – at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information or to register, call 919-870-4000.

Call for authors of children’s literature

The Piedmont Laureate program has reopened its call for applications from authors of children’s literature for 2013. Authors must be residents of Alamance, Durham, Orange or Wake counties. The range of literature has been expanded to target children of all ages, up to 18. The deadline to apply is Jan. 11.

The 2013 Piedmont Laureate will be selected by a committee appointed by the sponsoring agencies. The laureate will receive a stipend of $6,500 and serve from March to the end of 2013. Activities will include presenting readings and workshops, encouraging creative writing, and promoting literature at public events.

Applications are available at www.piedmontlaureate.com. For more information, contact Belva Parker at 919-996-3610 or belva.parker@raleighnc.gov.

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