North Raleigh News

Daybook: March 22-28

Sunday

Corn milling Demonstrations

Historic Yates Mill County Park will host corn milling demonstrations during 30-minute tours from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors ages 60 and older and $3 for children ages 7 to 16. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Monday

Resume and Job-Search Assistance

An employment professional will help participants organize a job search, prepare resumes and cover letters, identify job leads, complete applications and prepare for interviews during a drop-in program from 9 a.m. to noon at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The program will also be at Cameron Village Regional Library from 9:15 a.m. to noon at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Monday Morning Storytime

Quail Ridge Books & Music will host storytime for children ages 2 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The event will feature stories, crafts, songs and movement.

The New SAT: What You Should Know

Students and parents can learn about the new format of the SAT college-entrance exam, and how it will be scored, at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

Customer Engagement Kick Start

Marketing expert Jeanne Frazer will lead a workshop in which participants will put together a six-month plan to reach and engage with current and potential customers, including digital strategy and social media, at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Tuesday

The Art of Belly Dancing

Participants will explore the traditional art of belly dancing, learn about its history and symbolism and watch demonstrations of styles from different cultures at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested.

Author Event

Liza Wieland will present “Land of Enchantment” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Wednesday

Wake Tech Job-Search Assistance

A trained instructor from Wake Tech Community College will help qualified participants organize a job search, prepare resumes and cover letters, identify job leads, complete applications and prepare for interviews from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For details, call Wake Tech at 919-532-5696.

Get Outdoors in North Carolina

Participants will learn about what kind of outdoor fun is available in their communities and beyond from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested.

SCORE Business Counseling

Business counselors from the Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer free and confidential counseling to new and existing business owners from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To make an appointment, call SCORE at 919-856-4739.

Teen Scene: Candy Sushi

Students in grades six through 10 can create their own Japanese-inspired snacks, minus the seafood, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Author Event

Cat Warren, an English professor at N.C. State, will discuss “What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Little Historians: Going to Market

Children ages 5 to 7 will learn about goods available for sale around the world from 10 to 11 a.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Participants will play a game and take home a veggie printed place mat. The cost is $4 per child or $10 for three Little Historian programs. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday

Resume and Job-Search Assistance

An employment professional will help participants organize a job search, prepare resumes and cover letters, identify job leads, complete applications and prepare for interviews from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Book Discussion

A librarian will lead a discussion about the book “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures” by Robert K. Wittman from noon to 1 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Teen Scene: Magnetic Madness

Students in grades six through 10 can make book-based magnets to decorate their refrigerator or locker from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

North Carolina Historical Tea

Ernest Dollar, director of the City of Raleigh Museum, will present “200 Million Years of Raleigh History” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. There will be tea and light refreshments. Bring your favorite cup and saucer. Space is limited; registration is required.

Relay for Life Meeting

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers in northern Wake County to plan an annual Relay for Life event. A meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Mill Room at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. For details, or to volunteer, go to www.RelayForLife.org/NorthernWakeNC, email martycoward@nc.rr.com or call 919-760-3520.

Book Discussion

A librarian will lead a discussion about “My Ántonia” by Willa Cather from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

Author Event

Jamie Kornegay will discuss “Soil” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Writers’ Night in the Forest

A panel of guests will discuss the history of Wake Forest from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Community Meeting

The second “It’s Time” event will begin at 7 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St., Wake Forest. The goal of the inter-denominational meeting is to facilitate dialogue in a community environment and develop strategies to cultivate racial harmony. Tickets are available at the Kerr Family YMCA, the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce or the Wake Forest Rotary Club.

Friday

Family Wildlife Series: Duck, Duck Goose

Children ages 5 and older (and their families) can compare different kinds of birds that live in aquatic habitats from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. The cost is $3 per person or $5 per family. Pre-registration is required. For details, go to www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Vietnam Veterans Day Weekend

Museum visitors can meet Vietnam War veterans and see equipment such as vehicles and helicopters and personal memorabilia such as uniforms and gear from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The free program will also be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

TGIF Dance Party

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host a family-friendly dance party from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. An adult dance party for ages 21 and older will be from 9 to 11 p.m.

NAMI presentation

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Wake County will host the NAMI Sharing Hope program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Matthew AME Church, 1629 Bennett St., Raleigh. The free program aims to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health. For more information or to schedule a Sharing Hope presentation, email Sarah Weathersby at Sharing.Hope@sarahweathersby.com or go to www.nami-wake.org.

Saturday

Saturdays at the Old Mill Tours

Participants can take a half-tour from 1 to 3 p.m. to see the main power drive and milling machinery and explore the mill’s history and preservation from 3 to 4 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 per adult, $4 per senior age 60 and older, $3 per child age 7 to 16. Pre-registration is encouraged. Tours are limited to 15 people. Tickets are available inside the park’s visitor center.

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, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

Youth safety forum

The Raleigh Human Relations Commission will host an open forum on “Cultivation: The Safety of Raleigh’s Youth” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road. A panel will accept public input, and the forum will provide an update on what became of the partnership forged between Raleigh and the Wake County Board of Commissioners. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 919-996-6100.

Easter egg hunt

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host its annual Easter egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. For details, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/easter-egg-hunt.aspx.

B. W. Wells Heritage Day

B. W. Wells Heritage Day will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1620 Bent Road, Wake Forest. The event will teach about 19th century farming techniques and how people used to live without the conveniences of modern technology. The event will feature geology, ecology, birding hikes and activities for children. for details, call 919-676-1027 ext. 118 or email greg.orcutt@ncparks.gov.

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