Daybook June 8-14

June 6, 2014 

Saturday

Nature hike

Join Tar River Land Conservancy from 9 to 11 a.m. for a tour of Cascine Plantation, just south of Louisburg. Included will be a hike along Cedar Creek to the old grist mill. The mill and plantation buildings are antebellum, historic treasures located near Louisburg in Franklin County. Learn about scenic Cedar Creek, the ongoing renovation of the millworks, and the history of the plantation. Bring snacks and water for your walk, and a picnic lunch to enjoy on large, flat rocks at the creek, or in a shaded spot near the mill. Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing. Attendees will gather for the event along Bennette Perry Road near the intersection with U.S. 401. To register, visit www.tarriver.org or call 919-496-5902.

Sunday

The Gravy Boys at N.C. Museum of History

At 3 p.m., Music of the Carolinas will feature The Gravy Boys. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Free yoga class

A free yoga session will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga will run from 2 to 2:50 p.m., and gentle mat yoga will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Call 919-870-4000 for more information.

Tuesday

Home buying seminar

A free home buying seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 90, Raleigh. The seminar will discuss how to buy with little or no down payment, how to create the best deal on a home purchase and how to avoid common mistakes. Call 919-747-7936 or email Support@AmyBonis.com to register.

Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:45 a.m., Time for Tots: Skiffs, Sharpies and Sailing Ships will let children discover different kinds of boats and make a sailing vessel to take home. $1 per child. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Orson Scott Card at Quail Ridge

Co-authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston will present “Earth Awakens,” the final novel of the “First Formic War” series, at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Wednesday

Starting a business at Cameron Village Library

From 6 to 8 p.m., Learn the legal aspects of starting a business with SCORE of Raleigh. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

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

From noon to 1 p.m., History à la Carte will feature the exhibit “Stagville: Black & White.” Bring your lunch. Beverages provided. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

YogaFest

A donations-requested yoga class will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. From 6 to 7 p.m., YogaFest Raleigh will be held on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Free outdoor yoga for all skill levels will be led by local teachers.

Events at Quail Ridge

Dorothea Benton Frank will present “The Hurricane Sisters” at noon at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. And at 7:30 p.m., Andrew Kaufman will present “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times.” Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Thursday

Interviewing at North Regional Library

From 2 to 3:30 p.m., join Karin Cross, human resources professional turned life coach, for a presentation on interviewing. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Karen White at Quail Ridge

Karen White will present “A Long Time Gone” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Friday

Teen Writers at Quail Ridge

The Teen Writers Collective will meet at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Suggested ages 14 and up. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Raleigh Yoga

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 Bldg near Cameron Village), Raleigh. Reservation required. For more information and to email your reservation go to RaleighYoga.com.

Saturday

Events at N.C. Museum of History

From noon to 3 p.m., Make It, Take It will allow participants the chance to make their own mixed-media picture to take home. Internationally known mixed-media artist Alyssa Hinton will be present during her Artist at Work program during the same time. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Things Mama Said

Author Tracey Greggs will present “Things Mama Said... Lessons of H.U.G.S. (Helping. Us. Grow. Spiritually)” at a book launch and signing reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk St., Raleigh. The book is a tribute to her mother who often used saying called “Mother wit” to teach important lessons. Visit Things-Mama-Said.com for more information.

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