Daybook April 6-12

April 4, 2014 

Sunday

Sundry Poets at Quail Ridge

The Sundry Poets poetry reading event will take place at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. David Ballard will read “Souls Seeking Harbor;” Breth Copeland will read “Transcendental Telemarketer;” and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda will read “The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.” Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Monday

Free yoga class

A free yoga session will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga (bring two towels) will run from 6 to 6:50 p.m., and gentle mat yoga will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 919-870-4000 to register.

Tuesday

Time for Tots

Time for Tots: Hats Off! will offer children ages 3-5 (with adult) a chance to look at and try on hat styles from the past, and decorate a hat to take home from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Call 919-807-7992 for more information.

Talkin’ Tar Heel at Quail Ridge

Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser examine the voices of N.C. in “Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Shiwa dojo

Shiwa Dojo hosts weekly mixed martial arts classes Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 818 N. West St., Raleigh. Interested parties are invited to try a few free classes. The cost thereafter is $5 per session. For more information visit www.RaleighMartialArtsCenter.com or call 919-332-9943.

Wednesday

History à la Carte at N.C. Museum of History

From noon to 1 p.m., History à la Carte will explore the history of Arabs in America with Akram Khater, Ph.D. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Yoga class

A donations-requested yoga class will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The session will focus on adaptive yoga for all skill sets.

Judy Lessler and Linda Watson at Quail Ridge

Judy Lessler and Linda Watson will be at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss community supported agriculture, provide cooking demos, and give tips on making the most of seasonal produce. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Thursday

Storytime at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., Storytime in the Gallery will feature a tour of one of the museum galleries and a history-related story from your guide. Ages 3 and up (with adult). The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Friday

Spring show

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will host the second annual Retail Therapy Spring Show from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at The Woman’s Club of Raleigh clubhouse, 3300 Woman’s Club Drive, Raleigh. General admission is $10, $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are good Friday through Sunday. Call 919-562-0825 for tickets or for more information.

Conservation Day at N.C. Museum of History

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conservation Assistance Day will feature advice on how to care for old possessions from a museum curator. Call 919-807-7823 to make an appointment. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. The session will focus on yoga for the core. Call 919-845-9200 to register.

Saturday

Simple Machines Field Day

The Historic Yates Mill County Park will hold the Simple Machines Field Day at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Participants are invited to try simple machines challenges at self-paced stations. Dress for a mess. Two sessions run from 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Register at WakeGov.com/parks/events.

Field day

Tar River Land Conservancy will hold a Field Day on the Farm from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jenkins Farm, 2629 Philo White Road, Franklinton. The event will feature a catered lunch and live music, and a feature guided hike through woodlands along Sand Creek. The cost is $15 for members of the Conservancy and $20 for non-members. Visit TarRiver.org or call 919-496-5902 by April 7 to register.

Fiesta Flamenca at N.C. Museum of History

Fiesta Flamenca will feature Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Dancers, a singer and a guitarist will interpret performances to explain the rhythms and emotions of flamenco and its cultural history. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Events at Quail Ridge

Two events will be held at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. At 10 a.m., the first of three monthly meetings on classical music will be held. And at 3 p.m., Elizabeth Langston will present “A Whisper in Time.” Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Tours and Tunes II

Boylan Heights neighborhood’s Tours and Tunes II celebration will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Ten architecturally significant houses in the historic neighborhood near downtown Raleigh will be open for tours, which will be highlighted by performances of live music. Advance tickets are $10 each and are available at the Rebus Works art studio, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. Tickets on the day of the event are $15 or two for $25. Call 919-389-6021 or visit BoylanHeights.org.

Free yoga class

Raleigh Yoga Center offers a Free Community Class the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road (Burnie Batchelor Building near Cameron Village), Raleigh. Reservation required. For more information and to email your reservation, visit www.raleighyoga.com.

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