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The Untold Civil War
The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. James I. Robertson Jr. offers new perspectives behind the traditional battle narratives and an overview of the wars major events, with stories of human drama. A book signing will follow. Cost is $8 in advance, $10 that day, $5 for ages 18 and younger, and $5 for associates. For tickets, go to the museum shop or call 919-807-7835.
Free yoga classes
Yoga for the core is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. Bring two towels. For more information, call 919-845-9200.
All Saints Day
Historic Oakwood Cemetery will celebrate All Saints Day at 3 p.m. Sunday on the cemetery grounds near Hillside South Section. Rev. Rick Clayton of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh will lead the ecumenical service honoring all those who have been important in our lives, but paying special tribute to those weve lost in the past year. The Raleigh Moravian Church Band will provide music. For more information, call 919-832-6077.
Maginnes and Grant at Quail Ridge
Al Maginnes will share Inventing Constellations, and Alex Grant will share The Poems of Wing Lei at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Berenstain Bears stories
Storytime with the Berenstain Bears is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Book and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Chima at Quail Ridge
Cinda Williams Chima will share The Crimson Crown, the fourth and final novel in the Seven Realms series, at 7 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For children ages 14-18.
Business series at local libraries
Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Speakers Deborah Oronzio and Jim Joyce will introduce the skills and traits that are important for successful entrepreneurs and lead self-assessments. To register, call 919-856-6710.
Time for Tots: Sheep to Shawl
Time for Tots: Sheep to Shawl is scheduled from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Discover the steps in turning the wool from a sheep into a coat and make a wooly craft. Cost is $1 per person. This event is recommended for children ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. To register, call 919-807-7992.
Cooking demonstration at library
Cooking by the Book, a food demonstration by Carol Colburn, is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, call 919-870-4000.
Blood donors needed
Wake Forest will hold a Community Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at town hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Donors of all blood types are needed. To register, visit www.mysignup.com/wakeforest. For more information, call 919-435-9492.
Good Ol Days
History Corner: The Good Ol Days is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how people cooked their food, cleaned their home and did other household chores in 19th-century North Carolina. Cost is $1 per person for children ages 6-9 with accompanying adult. To register, call 919-807-7992.
History Hunters: Civil War
History Hunters: Civil War is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. What is it like to have war on your doorstep? Would you march away from everything you know to fight a battle? Hear more about everyday life in the 1860s from letters and diaries of the time. Cost is $1 for children ages 10-13. To register, call 919-807-7992.
History Corner at library
Children ages 6-9 can learn about life in 19th-century North Carolina from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh. For more information and to register, call 919-856-6723.
Library Teen Advisory Board
Cameron Village librarys Teen Advisory Board meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Students in grades 6-12 meet monthly with the teen librarian to plan events and service projects for the library and community. Teens earn volunteer/service hours. For more information and to register, call 919-856-6723.
Card at Quail Ridge
Orson Scott Card will share Ruins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Schmoozapalooza networking event from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at The Mill Room at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. Registration is required. Cost is $10. Coffee and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.wakeforestchamber.org or call 919-556-1519.
IDs, fingerprinting for children
During November, Wake County libraries are holding sessions to create free child ID cards with photos and fingerprints. Parents must be present to participate. North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, holds its session from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Kids Club: Eds Art
Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited for an hourlong program of stories, hands-on activities, crafts and more starting at 4:30 p.m Thursday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information or to register for the weekly program, call 919-856-6723.
Candlelight Reflection Ceremony
A ceremony to honor individuals who have a diagnosis of Alzheimers or a related dementia as well as the families and friends who have taken on the role of caregiver is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the state Capitol in downtown Raleigh. The program will include guest speakers, a memorial wall and a moment of silence. For more information, call the Alzheimers Association of Eastern North Carolina at 919-803-8285.
Genealogy workshops at library
A workshop called Genealogy 102: The Next Steps is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Olivia Raney Local History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh. To register, email email@example.com or call 919-250-1196.
Free yoga classes
Gentle mat yoga is scheduled from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. followed by stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.
Chiaverini at Quail Ridge
Jennifer Chiaverini will share The Giving Quilt at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Why do we give? Try to answer this question and make quilts for Project Linus.
Friends of the Womens Center, an NCSU Foundations Fund, will hold its ninth annual Chocolate Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Talley Student Center Ballroom on the campus of N.C. State University. Attendees will have an opportunity to taste and choose from a variety of chocolatiers and learn about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. Proceends will benefit breast cancer organizations. Advance tickets are $12 or $7 for students. For tickets, call 919-515-1100. Tickets at the door are $10 for students and $15 for others. For more information, go to www.ncsu.edu/womens_center.
N.C. Veterans Day Parade
The N.C. Veterans Day Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the south end of Fayetteville Street and proceed north to the state Capitol. A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on the north side of the Capitol grounds.
Book Brunch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Bring a book to recommend and a dish to share. Registration is requested. To register, call 919-658-6700.
Community yoga class
Raleigh Yoga Center will offer a free community yoga class from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, visit www.raleighyoga.com.
Nutcracker with City Ballet
The City Ballet will present excerpts from The Nutcracker from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Participants will have a chance to learn some of the dances.
Couture for a Cause
Activate Good will hold its fourth annual Couture for a Cause fashion show from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will feature more than 20 local designers, a VIP lounge, a red carpet-style photo shoot, hors doeuvres, a cash bar, a silent auction and a live auction of the runway outfits. Zinda will hold an after-party. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. VIP tickets are $75 and include VIP seating, VIP lounge access and cuisine, and a goodie bag. Proceeds will help support Activate Goods programs, which aim to activate volunteers to help causes in the local community. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit activategood.org/coutureforacause.