North Raleigh: Community

Daybook: Feb. 15 - Feb. 21

Sunday

Social Run

Runologie will host a free group run at 10 a.m. at 401 Hillsborough St., Suite B, Raleigh. Participants will run 3 to 6 miles, then end with abdominal work and stretching.

See Spot Read

Children can practice reading to a therapy dog from 2 to 3 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The event will also be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is not required.

Monday

Monday Morning Story Time

Quail Ridge Books & Music will host story time for children ages 2 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Participants will hear stories and do crafts.

Author event

Carolyn J. Brown will present “Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Walker was a groundbreaking African-American author and poet.

Resume and job-search assistance

An employment professional will be on hand to help participants create resumes and search for jobs from 9 a.m. to noon at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The program will also be from 9:15 a.m. to noon at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is not required for the drop-in programs.

Family Wildlife Series

Hear a bird story, take part in bird activities and count different kinds of birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count at 10 a.m. at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. The event is free. Pre-registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Business accounting

Professionals will discuss basic business accounting principles from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The discussion will include QuickBooks and how to record basic transactions, including payroll.

Tuesday

View from Tuesday at Quail Ridge

Pauletta Bracy will talk about trends in multicultural children’s books of the past year at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The event is open to the public and will likely appeal to educators and media specialists.

Vegetable Gardening

Learn from a master gardener how to start an area to cultivate and grow vegetable plants from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested.

Wednesday

Carolina Puppet Theatre

The Carolina Puppet Theatre will perform “Jericho the Last Dragon” at 11 a.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The show, geared to children ages 3 to 7, will feature storytelling, music and puppetry. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Renaissance Centre box office or online at www.wakeforestnc.gov. Tickets are also available at the door. For details, call 919-435-9458.

Business Counseling

Business counselors from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will offer free and confidential counseling to new and existing business owners from 9 a.m. to noon at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To make an appointment, call SCORE at 919-856-4739.

Opera preview

Eric Mitchko, general director of the North Carolina Opera, will preview the group’s upcoming performing of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Tenor John Cashwell will perform selected arias. The program is co-sponsored by WCPE 89.7 FM.

Nature Stories: Oh Deer!

Children ages 3 to 5 can listen to a story about deer and play a game at 1 p.m. at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. The cost is $4 per child. Pre-registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Job-search Assistance

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

Music in the Library

Cameron Village Regional Library will host an hour of live jazz music presented by Enloe Jazz Ambassadors at 5 p.m. at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Meet the Mystery Authors

Mystery writers Donis Casey, Erika Chase and Eva Gates will discuss their latest novels at 7 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Molly Weston will facilitate a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Thursday

Social Run

Runologie will host a free group run at 6 p.m. at 401 Hillsborough St., Suite B, Raleigh. Participants will run 3, 4 or five miles. All levels of fitness are welcome. The run will end with refreshments at State of Beer.

‘Origins of the Dream’

Jason Miller will present “Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Miller will discuss the influence poet Langston Hughes had on Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches and King’s role in bringing to the public the ideas behind Hughes’s poetry.

Job-search assistance

A professional will be on hand to 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.

Comedy Trivia

Sola Coffee Cafe will host Mick McKenna’s Comedy Trivia at 7 p.m. at 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. The event is family-friendly.

Friday

Mysti Mayhem at Sola Coffee Cafe

Mysti Mayhem will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Sola Coffee Cafe, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

Author event

Carrie Knowles will present “Apricots in a Turkish Garden: Ten Short Stories” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The book is the latest work of the 2014 Piedmont Laureate.

Saturday

Polar Plunge

Registration for the ninth annual North Carolina Law Enforcement Polar Plunge will begin 11 a.m., and the plunge will begin at noon. The event, in which participants jump into Lake Raleigh at N.C. State’s Centennial Campus, kicks off efforts to benefit the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. The minimum donation to plunge is $50. A Plunge Festival will feature music, prizes, raffles, coffee, chili and more. To register, go to http://bit.ly/1E3EI6M.

Family Fun Saturday

The N.C. Museum of Art will host Family Fun Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the East Building. The event for children ages 5 to 11 and their families will feature a gallery tour and studio workshops. Registration is required. The cost is $3 for museum members, $5 for nonmembers. The museum is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. For details, go to NCArtMuseum.org.

Author event

Professional organizer and author Barbara Hempill will present “Less Clutter More Life” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

RavenRidge Bluegrass at Sola Coffee Cafe

RavenRidge Bluegrass will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Sola Coffee Cafe, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

Classics Discussion

Read and discuss “Thousand Cranes” by Yasunari Kawabata at 10:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Nature Stories: Oh Deer!

Children ages 3 to 5 can listen to a story about deer and play a game at 10 a.m. at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. The cost is $4 per child. Pre-registration is required at www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

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. Every weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths.

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