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EVENT: Quail Ridge Book Store


THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 3:00 p.m.  Encore II discussing ANGLE OF REPOSE by Wallace Stegner. Open to everyone (as are all our book groups and events).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 6:30 P.M.  Raleigh Write2Publish free seminar with guest Suzy Barile, author of UNDAUNTED HEART: THE TRUE LOVE STORY OF A SOUTHERN BELLE AND A YANKEE GENERAL.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 3:00-4:00 P.M. Peggy Tabor Millin discussing and signing WOMEN, WRITING, AND SOULMAKING.  From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. she will offer a writing workshop, free with the purchase of her book.

MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:00 p.m.  Contemporary Fiction discussing OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 7:00 p.m.  Origami for everyone.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 7:30 p.m.  Kathy Pories, editor of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH 2010, with contributors Aaron Gwyn and Wells Tower.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:00 p.m.  QRB Discussion Group with GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Maryann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 7:00 p.m.  Enchanted Adults discussing SAVVY by Ingrid Law.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 7:30 p.m.  Family Music Event:  KidZNotes & El Sistema in NC:  Transforming Children’s Futures Through Classical, Orchestral Music.  Presentation and performance. 

THURSDAY, September 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Pat Benatar will sign copies of her memoir, BETWEEN A HEART AND A ROCK PLACE.  Signing line tickets issued with purchase of her book and you will be entered in a raffle to win (with two others) a private meeting with Pat after the signing to chat and have your book personalized.
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SPECIAL CHILDREN’S EVENTS:  The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Summer Reading Ice Cream Truck rolls into town on Thursday, August 19, 5:00 p.m..  Come get a free frozen treat to celebrate the upcoming publication of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID BOOK #5: THE UGLY TRUTH, on sale Tuesday, 11/9.  This is not an author event.

Same day, Thursday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., Stephen Messer, author of WINDBLOWNE (for ages 8 and up) will visit with his delightful fantasy, set in multiple worlds linked by trees and winds. 

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FREEBIE: Fantasia’s BACK TO ME album link

This link courtesy of @BlackMediaScoop on twitter! Click Here to listen ——>  FANTASIA 


For those familiar with the Antoine Dodson interview and his subsequent notoriety, please enjoy this musical moment from NC A & T’s marching band’s version of the Bed Intruder song:

If you don’t know of all the wonders that is Antoine please google him, or go straight to his site


EVENT: Free admission to New Raleigh Amphitheater

Raleigh Amphitheater’s Grassroots Grand Opening: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Raleigh Music:

Free Admission – Friday, June 4
Event Schedule:

  • 5:20 to 5:50 Th’ Bullfrog Willard Mcgee
  • 6:00 to 6:25 The Small Ponds
  • 6:45 to 7:10 Sleep Control
  • 7:30 to 7:55 Old Avenue
  • 8:15 to 8:40 Mosadi Music
  • 9:00 to 9:35 I Was Totally Destroying It
  • 9:55 to 10:55 The Connells

On Sunday, the Raleigh Amphitheater will host the Backstreet Boys at 7 p.m. To buy tickets, click here.
For more information about upcoming concerts, visit the Raleigh Amphitheater and Festival site.

CW22 Premieres THE SPOT, May 15th

Tomorrow, May 15th at 7:30pm, CW22 will debut their first monthly episode of The Spot.
In a partnership with, will highlight local businesses, festivals, travel ideas, home design, restaurants and much more. The Spot is hosted by Simone Lewis, recent competitor on Cycle 14 of America's Next Top Model, and Los Angeles director / producer,Drew Herche.  Tune In tomorrow for this sure to be exciting and informative show!