North Raleigh: Community

Daybook: April 19-25

Sunday

Author Event

Rupert Nacoste, a psychology professor at N.C. State University, will present “Taking on Diversity: How We Can Move From Anxiety to Respect” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Public Reception

Wake Forest will host a public reception to honor retiring Town Manager Mark Williams from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Light refreshments will be served.

See Spot Read

Children can practice reading to service dogs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Park Demonstrations and Tours

Historic Yates Mill County Park will host corn-grinding demonstrations and costumed tours from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The park will step back in time to the 19th century. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors age 60 and older, $3 for children ages 7 to 16. Children 6 and under are admitted for free. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Science Festival

Historic Yates Mill County Park will host a free outdoor field day at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh as part of the N.C. Science Festival. Participants of all ages can try out machines. Pre-registration is required.

Walk to End Lupus Now

The Lupus Foundation of America, N.C. Chapter will host the annual Walk to End Lupus Now: Raleigh at N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus, 851 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh. Check-in begins at 1 p.m., and the walk is set for 3 p.m. There is no registration fee, but each walker is encouraged to raise $100 or more. To register, go to WalkToEndLupus.Kintera.org/Raleigh.

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. Registration is not required. The program will also be from 9:15 a.m. to noon at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Tuesday

N.C. Symphony Preview

N.C. Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and composers Sarah Kirkland Snider and Judd Greebstein will present a preview of the symphony’s spring concert at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Free Yoga Class

You Call This Yoga will host an adaptive yoga class with mats and chairs from 6 to 7 p.m. at the John P. “Top” Greene Community Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh. The drop-in program is free.

Dine 4 Autism

Dine 4 Autism, a fundraising and autism-awareness event, will take place across the Triangle. More than 40 restaurants will donate a portion of their sales on Tuesday to support local people affected by autism and their families through local, volunteer chapters of the Autism Society of North Carolina. For a list of participating restaurants, go to www.dine4autism.com.

Wednesday

Job-Search Assistance

A Wake Tech Community College instructor will help 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.

Business Counseling

Representatives 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. An appointment is required. To make an appointment, call SCORE at 919-856-4739.

Puppet Theater

The Carolina Puppet Theatre will tell the story of “The Saggy Baggy Elephant” at 11 a.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The show is geared to children ages 3 to 7. Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets are available online, at the box office, or at the door the day of the event.

Art in the Park

To celebrate Earth Day, visitors can make their own rainbow-colored earth bracelet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The free event is for all ages.

Author Event

Christopher Norment will present “Relicts of a Beautiful Sea: Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World,” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Mat Yoga: Beginners

North Regional Library will host a yoga class from 9:10 to 10:40 a.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring a mat or thick towel. Registration is requested.

Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch, Smile

North Regional Library will host a chair-based yoga class from 10:45 to 11:35 a.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

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.

Author Event

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor will present “The End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

TGIF Dance Party

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host a family dance party from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. A dance party for people 21 and older will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person.

COTA Fundraiser

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association will host a standup comedy night at 7:30 p.m. at Napper Tandy’s, 410 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The event will raise money to help cover medical expenses for Brooke Parrish, a Rolesville teen who got a liver transplant in 2014.

Tuxedo Cat Ball

SAFE Haven for Cats will host the annual Tuxedo Cat Ball at 7 p.m. at North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Tickets are $100 per person or $160 per couple and include dinner and two drinks per person. To learn more about the event, go to tuxedocatball.org.

Saturday

Free SAT/ACT Practice Test

Students can take a free SAT/ACT practice test to get a feel for the questions and exam-like conditions from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Students can also receive information about how to access online test-prep courses for free.

Songbird Celebration

Blue Jay Point County Park will host a free songbird celebration in honor of International Migratory Bird Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Participants can take part in bird-related activities throughout the park. Food concessions will be available, or families can pack a picnic lunch.

Special Needs Resource Fair

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department will host a free special needs resource fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest. The event will feature more than 25 professional vendors who specialize in providing services to children and adults with special needs. For details, contact Monica Lileton at 919-435-9563 or mlileton@wakeforestnc.gov.

Author Events

David Baldacci will present “Memory Man” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Book & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Donations of new or gently used books will be accepted for Feeding Body & Mind.

Rita Sharma will present “Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe” at 6 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music.

Community Yard Sale

CenturyLink will host a community yard sale to benefit the Franklin County Relay For Life from 7 a.m. to noon in the company parking lot at 14111 Capital Blvd., just north of Wake Forest. Yard sale spots are $20 each, with all money raised going to Relay For Life. To reserve a spot, contact Stacey Arnold at 919-229-4431 or Stacey.arnold@centurylink.com.

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