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Mishpacha will perform a family concert from its Hanukkah CD, Mishpacha Celebrates, at noon Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Mordecai open house
Mordecai House will be open for the holidays from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-857-4364.
Hill and Buonya at Quail Ridge
Harriet Hill and HYoanh Ksor Buonya will share Escaping Viet Nam - HYoanhs Story: A Memoir of Determination, Defiance and Deliverance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
The Happy Valley Pals
Music of the Carolinas: The Happy Valley Pals is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Gail Gillespie, Dwight Rogers and Wayne and Margaret Martin will present the holiday tradition Breaking Up Christmas.
The a capella group Oakwood Waits will present its annual benefit concert, Songs and Carols for the Holiday Season, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Raleigh Moravian Church, 1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh. Admission is free; donations will benefit Hospice of Wake County. Call 919-787-4034 for more information.
Human Rights Day celebration
The 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be celebrated at noon Monday at the Old Capitol Building House chamber. Students from Exploris Middle School will read the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Joe Burton of North Carolina Peace Action will speak. For more information, contact Dan Figgins at 919-280-2947. The event is sponsored by the Wake County chapter of the United Nations Association and by the Human Rights Coalition of North Carolina.
Rachael Ray to visit Meredith
Celebrity chef Rachael Ray will speak about her latest cookbook, My Year in Meals, at 6 p.m. Monday in Jones Auditorium, at Meredith College. Ray will be interviewed on the stage by Lisa Prince, host of UNC-TVs Flavor N.C. Then Ray will answer questions from the audience. Meredith Colleges Friends of the Library and Quail Ridge Books & Music are sponsoring the event. Cost is $5. Anyone who purchases the book will receive free admission. Ray will autograph all the books ahead of time. For more information, go to quailridgebooks.com or call 919-828-1588.
Time for Tots: La Posada
A program about the Mexican Christmas tradition of La Posada, for children 3-5 with adult, is scheduled from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. La Posada, a religious celebration, centers on Mary and Josephs search for an inn in Bethlehem. Cost is $1. To register, call 919-807-7992.
A job assistance lab is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Instructors from Wake Tech will help with resume and cover letter writing, job searching, online job applications and interview preparation. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 919-870-4000.
Mental Illness and the Holidays
The Southeast Raleigh Community Forum of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will present Mental Illness and the Holidays by Dr. James A. Smith from 6:30 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.
Jazz vocalist concert
Celebrated Durham jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon will perform with John Brown, bassist, composer and director of Dukes jazz program, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. They will perform songs from their new CD, Christmas.
A Home on the Field
History à la Carte: A Home on the Field with UNC-Chapel Hill professor Paul Cuadros is scheduled from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how a championship soccer team and their accidental coach helped improve race relations and increase opportunities for young Latinos in one rural North Carolina town. A book signing will follow. Bring a lunch. Beverages will be provided.
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.
Stories from Brambly Hedge
Log Cabin Storytime: Stories from Brambly Hedge, for ages 5-7 with accompanying adult, is set for 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Cost is $4 per child. Registration is required. To register, go to www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill.
Human rights celebration
A celebration of the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Bill of Rights is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, contact Slater Newman at 919-821-2014.
Yoga for the core
Yoga for the core is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.
Kids Night Out
Kids Night Out Drop and Shop, for ages 5-10, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. Cost is $13. For more information or to register, call 919-420-2340.
Christmas Bird Count
Join naturalist John Connors and members of the Audubon Society for the 113th annual winter bird count from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Yates Mill Pond, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and field guides. Registration is required by Friday; contact Connors at 919-707-9269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A crafts program is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. Cost is $5 per family. No registration is required. Bring two canned goods to donate to the food bank. For more information, call 919-420-2340.
Wreaths across America
The Raleigh community will gather to honor veterans as part of the annual Wreaths across America Day at noon Saturday at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Field of Honor. To sponsor a wreath or for more information, call Robin Simonton at 919-832-6077. A wreath-laying ceremony will also be held at the veterans memorial at the State Capitol. For more information or to sponsor a wreath there, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Holiday gifts from nature
A program for ages 5-12 on making creative gifts using items found in nature is set for 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Durant Nature Parks Training Lodge, at the north entrance off Durant Road. The fee is $3, and registration is required four days in advance through RecLink at www.raleighnc.gov.
Trolley tours of Raleigh with Santa and his elf will begin at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday from Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 919-857-4364 for more information.