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Gerard at Quail Ridge
North Carolinian Philip Gerard will share The Patron Saint of Dreams: And Other Essays at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Veterans Day in Wake Forest
Wake Forests Veterans Day Ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Wake Forest Veterans Memorial at the Heritage Golf Course Club House just off Rogers Road in Wake Forest.
Johnson at Quail Ridge
Rhett Johnson will share Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North Americas Richest Forest at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
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. Then make a wooly craft to take home. Cost is $1 per person. This event is recommended for children ages 3 to 5 with accompanying adult. To register, call 919-807-7992.
Homeschool Day: Bread, a Slice of Science
Homeschool Day: Bread, A Slice of Science is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children will explore how wheat was milled at the water-powered mill and make a bread sculpture to take home. Cost is $8 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-856-6675.
Free yoga classes
Stress reduction with chair yoga is scheduled from 6 to 6:50 p.m. followed by gentle mat yoga from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.
The Southeast Raleigh Community Forum of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will present Alzheimers of N.C. Basic Knowledge and Resources from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Richard B. Harrison Library, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call Harold Mallette at 919-747-0623.
Peled at Quail Ridge
Miko Peled will share The Generals Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Stone Soup benefit
The eighth annual Stone Soup benefit for Urban Ministries is set for Wednesday. Lunch is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 121 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, and dinner is 5-7 p.m. at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Enjoy homemade soup, bread and dessert. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Bowls created by the Triangles Potters Guild will be available for donations of $25 or more. For more information, contact Martha Browning at email@example.com or 919-256-2187 or visit www.urbanmin.org/stone-soup.
Jim Crow-era moviegoing
History à la Carte: Trifacial Moviegoing is scheduled from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Bring a lunch; beverages provided. Christopher McKenna, department of English and comparative literature at UNC-Chapel Hill will examine Jim Crow-era moviegoing in Robeson County, where theaters imposed three-way segregation of audience members.
Honoring female veterans
Honoring Women Veterans is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday in Jones Chapel at Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event will feature Meredith President Jo Allen, Brig. Gen. Norman C. Gaddis and Air Force veteran Ann Conde-Williams. It will also include music and the N.C. State ROTC Color Guard. A reception will follow. For more information, call 919-760-8350.
Culture Club for grades 6-12
Culture Club is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Students in grades 6-12 will experience the world through activities such as crafts, dance or games based on the cultural traditions of a country or time. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6723.
National Novel Writing Month
As part of NaNoWriMo, Publishing 101 with Amanda Faber of Ivy House Books is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, call 919-870-4000.
Celebration of bookstores
A celebration of independent bookstores and Quail Ridge Books and Musics 28th anniversary is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the store, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Angela Davis Gardner will share My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop.
Free ID, 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. Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, holds its session from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Kids Club: Sound
Kids Club: Sound is set for 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Children in kindergarten through second grade can enjoy an hourlong program of stories, hands-on activities and crafts. A different theme will be featured each week. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6723.
Maron book signing
N.C. author Margaret Maron will sign copies of The Buzzard Table at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Tickets for the signing line will be given with purchase.
A health fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Carmichael Gymnasium, Court 1, 2611 Cates Ave., Raleigh. Dr. Allen Mask and 2011 Mrs. Black North Carolina, Sandra DuBose, will speak. Vendors will include skin care, chiropractic care and mental health. Refreshments will be available.
Wonderland Book Club
Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the N.C. Writers Network, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday at the Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 106, Raleigh. This months book is Room by Emma Donoghue. To register, visit events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wzy8uocab&oeidk=a07e6j4ebf02ead52cf.
Nature Play Day at park
The Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve offers playtime in nature between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Dress up like your favorite bug, build a fort, fly a kite, make mud pies and more. Dress for the weather and be ready to get messy. The park is at 5229 Awls Haven Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-6764.
Roumain and Dossett at Quail Ridge
Composer/violinist and Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain and N.C. singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett will perform songs from their new CD The Collide at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Yoga for the core
Yoga for the core is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ladies and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.
Raleigh Christmas Parade
The 2012 Christmas parade will begin at 9:40 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Hillsborough and St. Marys streets. The parade is about 1.5 miles through downtown and takes about 2.5 hours. The rain date is Sunday.
Dog Wash to benefit Second Chance
Second Chance Pet Adoption, a local rescue group, will hold its monthly dog wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed, 7414 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Get your dog washed and brushed for $10.
American Indian Heritage Celebration
The 17th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Dancers in traditional regalia, drum groups, storytellers, craftspeople and others from North Carolinas eight state-recognized tribes will participate. Learn about the contributions of the states American Indians, past and present. The event will feature performances, artisans at work, hands-on activities and informative talks. The event lineup includes a performance by blues musician Lakota John of the Lumbee tribe and a weapon-making demonstration by John Blackfeather Jeffries of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. For a schedule of all performances and presentations, visit ncmuseumofhistory.org or call 919-807-7900.
Family Hike at Lake Johnson
A family hike is set for 2-3 p.m. Saturday in the park at Lake Johnson, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. The fee is $2 per participant; children under 16 must be accompanied by paying adult. Registration is required four days in advance online at www.raleighnc.gov/portal/portal/cor/ext/RecLink.
Night Owls and Candle Magic
Night Owls and Candle Magic is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Learn about the late fall activities of local owls, listen to stories, see live owls, enjoy hot cocoa and make a lantern-lit craft project. Admission is free. Baby backpacks are recommended rather than strollers. No dogs allowed. For more information, call 919-870-4330.
Keyes at Quail Ridge
Morgan Keyes will share Darkbeast at 3 p.m. Saturday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. This event is recommended for children ages 8-12.