Jul 27, 2019 10:00 AM

Kids! Come make the BIGGEST bubbles of your lives -- FREE -- with GRANDPOP BUBBLES™! The Chapel Church (www.thechapelchurch.com) will sponsor GRANDPOP BUBBLES™ and his amazing "Bubble Festival," all the way from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. .............................. ~~ Bounce Houses ~~ Games ~~ Special appearance by “Ramses” the official UNC mascot ~~ Food Trucks ~~ Baconessence ~~ Maple View Ice cream ~~ Live Music ~~ Face painting .......................... Grandpop Bubbles will bring his bubble wands, poles, basins, buckets, and 90 Gallons of SPECIAL BUBBLE JUICE for as many as possible to enjoy bubbling with #GPOPB. You'll share Grandpop Bubbles' bubble juice and 4' bubble wands and his 3' bubble "Tristrings" (two sticks and strings) to make bubbles. He guarantees that you will make the BIGGEST bubbles of your life -- whatever your age. All will be amazed by the giant bubbles from Grandpop Bubbles' 10', 16’, and now 20’ poles. Bubbles can be 10', 20', 30', and even longer! Some adults may want to try. ..................... There will be so many things for the kids and kids-at-heart to do... ~~ Make BUBBLES and BUBBLE RAINBOWS! ~~ Try to escape the GHOST OF BLOB. ~~ Run away from Bubble GHOSTS, DRAGONS, WHALES, and DINOSAURS! ~~ Pop all the cars of a BUBBLE TRAIN if you can reach them! ~~ Hit the floor with DANCING BUBBLES! ~~ Rain goes through my bubbles, so I will be there unless co-sponsor must cancel event. ~~ Weather forecasts won't tell you, but Grandpop Bubbles predicts that the weather phenomenon he calls the BUBBLE BLIZZARD may occur... (about every half hour). Poppers will freak out! ----------------- Parents will supervise their kids as they make bubbles and bring goggles if desired. Bubble at your own risk. A few KINDNESSES are in order, so teach your children the following before coming and while bubbling... 1. BORROW wands and tristrings and SHARE when the time comes... Children are welcome to bring their wands and blowers or use Grandpop Bubbles' wands and tristrings. 2. Teach kids to RESIST the temptation to STIR the mix. Stirring makes lots of FROTH. FROTH in the mix is BAD for bubbles. Rather, just press the wand to the bottom of the bucket and slide out slowly, sideways is best. 3. We like "POPPERS," but when someone asks you to NOT pop their bubbles, please respect that. Grandpop Bubbles will make enough bubbles for everyone to pop. Only pop bubbles with FINGERS or NOSES. No swinging or throwing stuff, OK? (if we do not follow that request it gets crazy.) 4. You might consider letting the really GIANT Bubbles Live, to enjoy the way they shape-shift. (a.) - If the bubble is smaller than you then go ahead and POP IT! (b.) - If it is bigger than you, then you might want to LET IT LIVE so people can admire the beauty! (c.) - Then, instead of popping the giant bubbles, try to get under them, then BLOW PUFFS of air into them to make little bubbles inside the big bubbles. It's more fun than popping and it lets the giant bubbles live longer so we can enjoy their shapes and colors. 5. RESPECT the equipment you borrow, please. Keep in the area and do not carry while popping any bubbles. Never leave the wands or tristrings on the ground where they get broken and dirty, but return to the cart or bucket home or hand them to a volunteer. ------------------------------------ Grandpop Bubbles enjoys bubbling after a rain or in a drizzle -- perfect conditions: bigger bubbles, and more colorful! Bubbling will go on if at all possible, however, Chapel Hill Baptist will be calling the shots concerning weather. ------------------------------------ Bubbly regards, Pastor Brandon Joyner, [email protected] and Brian Maloney, [email protected] www.facebook.com/GrandpopBubbles Bubble Hotline: 929-BUBBLE-ME (929-282-2536)

Jul 27, 2019 8:30 AM

Retirement Planning from Social Security to tax savings hosted at Extraordinary Ventures by the National Society of Financial Educators.

Aug 03, 2019 8:30 AM

Retirement Planning from Social Security to tax savings hosted at Extraordinary Ventures by the National Society of Financial Educators.

Jul 15, 2019 9:00 PM

In this course we start at foundational level with AWS technical essentials where you can learn the foundations of cloud computing, storage, and networking on AWS in this course for anyone who wants to get started using AWS.  Course Schedule This is a weekdays course that will be held July 15 - August 7, 2019 US Pacific Time The class sessions will be held-Monday, Wednesday every week 6:00-8:00 PM US Pacific time, each day. Please check your local date and time for first session. Please see at the bottom for more detailed weekly course schedule. Who can take this course This course is intended for: Individuals responsible for articulating the technical benefits of AWS services to customers  Individuals interested in learning how to get started with using AWS SysOps administrators, Solution Architects and developers interested in using AWS service.  You are interested in getting trained and building a career in AWS Cloud Computing.  You are new to aws and cloud computing but you have some experience using computers for a business or in personal life.  You do not need to have a background in computer science or computer programming.  You have an appreciation for cloud computing and desire to learn new cloud technologies that include open source technologies along with cloud offerings from leading cloud computing vendors Prerequisite There are no specific prerequisites to become a AWS cloud Practitioner. Anyone with basic knowledge of cloud computing can take up this AWS course.   Course Features Training material, instructor handouts and access to useful devops resources on the cloud provided Practical Hands on Lab exercises on cloud workstations provided Actual code and scripts provided Real-life Scenarios Course Objectives This course teaches you how to:  Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS Management Console. Understand the foundational services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). Understand the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Understand AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Understand AWS management tools, including Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Trusted Advisor. Make architectural decisions based on the AWS-recommended architectural principles and best practices. Leverage AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available. Leverage AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure. Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient in order to increase performance and reduce costs. Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions. Course Outline Introduction and History of AWS AWS Foundational Services: EC2, VPC, S3, EBS AWS Security, Identity, and Access Management: IAM AWS Databases: RDS, DynamoDB AWS Management Tools: Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing, Trusted Advisor Core AWS Knowledge Core AWS Services Designing Your Environment Making Your Environment Highly Available Forklifting an Existing Application onto AWS Event-Driven Scaling Automating Decoupling  Build a new environment The Well-Architected Framework Troubleshooting Your Environment Large-Scale Design Patterns and Case Studies  Refund Policy 100% refund can be applied if request is initiated 24 hours before the 1st course session. If a class is rescheduled/cancelled by the organizer, registered students will be offered a credit towards any future course or a 100% refund. Detailed Course Schedule July 15, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM US Pacific Time (US PDT) July 17, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM US Pacific Time (US PDT) July 22, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM US Pacific Time (US PDT) July 24 , 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM US Pacific Time (US PDT) July 29, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM US Pacific Time (US PDT) July 31, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM US Pacific Time (US PDT) August 5, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM US Pacific Time (US PDT) August 7, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM US Pacific Time (US PDT)

Aug 05, 2019 9:30 PM

This Instructor-led LIVE Digital Marketing training course will be provided for a total duration of 16 hours spread across 4 weeks by our highly professional Digital Marketing trainers.  This Digital Marketing training course will cover SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), SMO (Social Media Optimization), SMM (Social Media Marketing) and more.  Weekly Class Schedule This class begins on Monday evening, August 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM US Pacific time. Please check your local date and time for the first session 16 hours of LIVE training 8 sessions | 4 weeks |  2 hours per session Monday and Wednesday every week US Pacific time 6:30-8:30 PM each day View Detailed Weekly Schedule for the entire class Course Objectives Comprehensive knowledge of Digital marketing. Learn about Digital marketing tools and technologies. Learn about branding and sales. Reporting and tracking Metrics. How to design digital marketing tools and online customer experience. How to manage social media - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Who should attend This class can be taken by marketing, website marketing, Social media professionals. Prerequisites Basic knowledge of computers, internet browsing,  Course Outline           1. Introduction to Digital Marketing What is Digital Marketing? Why Digital Marketing? Digital Marketing platforms? Digital Marketing Strategy Types of Digital Marketing – Organic & Paid Digital Marketing VS Traditional Marketing How is it different from traditional marketing? ROI between Digital and traditional marketing? 2. Understanding the Website What is a website Types of websites? Static Website Dynamic Website E-Commerce Website Domain Booking Web Hosting Purchase Website Architecture 3. Website Creations Blogger WordPress 4. Keyword Selection Strategies Keyword Analysis Keyword Competition 5. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) What is SEO? How do search engines work? SEO Tools Web position Analysis Competition Analysis Google Algorithms and Update 6. On Page Optimization Title Tag Meta Description Meta Tags Canonical form Alt Tag Anchor Text Header Tag Robots.txt Xml Sitemap Redirections ( 301, 302) 403 Forbidden 404 File Not Found Webmaster Google Analytics 7. Offpage Optimization Search Engine Submissions Backlink Submission Social Bookmarking Classified Submissions Article Submissions Content Marketing Image Marketing Video Marketing Video Strategy Event Creations Question And Answers 8. Social Media Optimization (SMO) 9. Facebook Profile Creations Creating groups and pages Tips and Guides Posts And promotions Events Creations Video Marketing Promotional Techniques Integration Techniques 10. Twitter Set-up and usage Tips Promoted Tweets Video Marketing Promotional Techniques Integration Techniques Analytics 11. LinkedIn Profile Creations Company Page Creations Tips and Guides Linkedin posts Linkedin promotions Linkedin Groups Video Marketing Promotional Techniques Integration Techniques 12. Instagram Integration Techniques Promotional Techniques 13. Search Engine Marketing (SEM) 14. Introduction to SEM 15. Google Adwords Search Advertising Display Advertising Mobile Advertising Video Advertising Shopping Advertising Report generation 16. Google Adwords Express Setup Google Mapping Ads 17. Bing Ads Setup Marketing 18. Social Media Marketing (SMM) 19. Introduction to SMM 20. Facebook Sing up Payments Methods Paid Promotion Video Ads Event Marketing 21. Twitter Set-up and usage Tips Promoted Tweets 22. LinkedIn Setup Paid Ads Linkedin Post promotions LinkedIn Paid Campaigns 23. Affiliate Marketing What is Affiliate Marketing Components of Affiliate Marketing Affiliate marketing types Affiliate marketing tools Earning Techniques 24. Email Marketing How Email Marketing Works? Types of emails What to write How to write list creation Creating e-mailers Tracking emailers Create Template Reporting 25. Mobile App Promotions Android Apps iPhone Apps Marketing Strategies Marketing Tips 26. Certifications Google Partners Search Advertising Display Advertising Mobile Advertising Video Advertising Shopping Advertising Google Analytics Social Media Marketing Certification 27. Reporting Google Webmasters Google Analytics 28. Tools Alexa VIDIQ AddThis Pinterest MOZ 29. Youtube Marketing Youtube Channel Setup How to Rank and Optimize Youtube Videos How to get more views and Subscribers How to Promote Your Youtube Channel How to boost your Business with youtube Channel Learn to Edit VideoLearn ways to Make Money from Youtube How to Setup youtube Premiere Youtube Earning Youtube Advertising 30. Online Earning Types 31. Google Adsense Content Marketing Video Marketing 32. Affiliate Marketing 33. Freelancing 34. Entrepreneur Refund Policy All Sales and purchase of tickets are final. There are no Refunds issued.  If a class is rescheduled/canceled by the organizer, students who have made the payment and registered for the class will be offered a credit towards any future course.                                                                                                                 Learn about our Training Philosophy                                                                 View Digital Marketing Training Details on Entirety Technology website                                                                          Training FAQs

Aug 03, 2019 12:00 PM

This Instructor led LIVE Selenium Automation testing training course will be provided for a total duration of 16 hours spread across 4 weeks, 2 sessions per week, 2 hours per session by our highly professional Selenium trainers. Selenium is an automatic testing web-based application. In this course you will learn writing test cases, use cases, Selenium web driver API, selenium IDE, Usage of selenium and more. Weekends Only Class Schedule This class will be held on weekends (Saturay and Sunday every weekend) from 9:00-11:00 am US Pacific time (PST) each day beginning August 3rd and ending on August 25th, 2019.  Please check your local date and time for the first session 16 hours of LIVE training 8 sessions | 4 weeks |  2 sessions per week | 2 hours per session Saturday and Sunday every weekend for 4 weekends US Pacific time 9:00-11:00 AM each day View Detailed Weekly Schedule for the entire class Course Objectives Java-based Test Script Development Hands-on Selenium IDE, Selenium RC and Selenium Webdriver Selenium architecture and Related Components Who should attend This class can be taken by Software testing professionals such as manual and automation testers and other IT professionals. Prerequisites Basic knowledge of Java, preferred although not required. Familiarity with Software Testing Course Outline           What is Selenium? Install FireBug and Firepath Add-on for Firefox How to use FireBug and FirePath? Install Java JDK and Configure Install Eclipse IDE How to create projects in Eclipse IDE? What are Locators ? Different types of Locators to identify UI elements Tools in Selenium to find out the Locators Locate UI elements by ID,Name,Link Locate UI elements by Xpath,CSS Why companies are not using recording tools How to Run Webdriver in chrome browser? How to run webdriver in IE browser? Selenium webdriver using Eclipse Synchronization in Selenium Webdriver Firefox Not Connected Exception in Selenium Handle windows popups using Selenium Webdriver Working with Frames in Selenium Webdriver How to handle javascript alerts, confirmation and prompts? Defining Firefox Profile preferences using Selenium Webdriver Mouse Hover Actions in Selenium Webdriver StaleElementReference Exceptions in Selenium Webdriver Difference between Webdriver get() and Webdriver navigate() Navigation Methods in Webdriver with Examples Handling Cookies in Webdriver How to addcookie with Selenium Webdriver How to delete Cookies in Selenium Webdriver WebDriver Methods Taking Screenshot using Webdriver Webdriver SELECT Methods to work with Dropdowns Webdriver Select with Multiple Attribute Handling keyboard events and mouse hover events using Webdriver Set browser width and height in Selenium Webdriver UI Map or Object Repository using Properties File Reporting Structure in Selenium Automation Framework Test Configuration File / Executable File Uploading a file with Selenium Webdriver Upload file using AutoIT Uploading a file with sendKeys method Read data from Properties file using Java Selenium Scrolling web page with Selenium Webdriver using java Testing in multiple browsers using selenium and testng Working with Checkbox using Resuable Methods Working with Select examples File upload using Robots Download file using selenium webdriver Perform operations on new window Introduction to Page Object Model Framework Mouse hover using javaScript Executor Working with Multiple Checkboxes with Safecheck Click element using JavaScriptExecutor Drag and Drop using Webdriver Action Class WebDriver Waits Examples Simple Page Object Model example Double Click on element using Webdriver Right Click Context Menu example Working with AutoComplete Text box Working with Date Picker Calendar Working with Ajax controls using Webdriver Get Attribute values using Webdriver Get Css values using Webdriver Resizing a web element using movebyoffset Validate Downloaded file after clicking on downloaded button/ link How to verify entries in Exported CSV file Element is not clickable at point SeleniumWebdriverException Extract PDF text And Verify Text Present in PDF using WebDriver Handling Authentication Window with WebDriver (In Firefox, Chrome and IE) Find Broken / Invalid Images on a Page Find out broken links on website using selenium webdriver and HTTP Client How to verify tooltip text with selenium webdriver using java Handling Untrusted SSL certificates in Firefox browser Handling Security Certificates in Chrome and IE browser using WebDriver Refund Policy All Sales and purchase of tickets is final. There are no Refunds issued.  If a class is rescheduled/cancelled by the organizer, students who have made the payment and registered for the class will be offered a credit towards any future course.                                                                                                                 Learn about our Training Philosophy                                                                 View Selenium Training Details on Entriety Technology website                                                                          Training FAQs

Aug 06, 2019 9:30 PM

During this course you will learn how to build beautiful, interactive websites by learning the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript — three common coding languages on which all modern websites are built. This course will teach you the essential elements of web page development, covering: HTML to define the content of web pages CSS to specify the layout of web pages JavaScript to program the bhavior of web pages No previous experience of these technologies is necessary, although it is helpful if you have some prior programming experience. Weekly Class Schedule This class will be held on week days (Tuesdays and Thursdays every week) from 6:30-8:30 pm US Pacific time (PST) each day beginning August 6th and ending on August 29th, 2019.  Please check your local date and time for the first session 16 hours of LIVE training 8 sessions | 4 weeks |  2 sessions per week | 2 hours per session Saturday and Sunday every weekend for 4 weekends US Pacific time 6:30-8:30 PM each day View Detailed Weekly Schedule for the entire class Who can take this course This course is designed for beginner to intermediate level programmer. Prerequisite Some programming experience Course Objectives Create a web page using HTML - learn about html editor, tags, attributes, elements, page titles, paragraphs, headings, lists, links, images, tables, forms, bringing it all together Apply CSS (style sheet rules) to parts of a web page, for altering display and behavior - applying css to html, selectors, properties, values, colors, text, margins, padding, borders, bringing it all together Program interactive JavaScript in a web page - output, statements, syntax, comments, variables, operators, assignment, data types, functions, objects, events, strings, arrays Course Outline   1. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) Introduction to HTML Introduction to Doctype Structure of HTML Basic Tags Attributes and Values Comments, Header Tags Font Tag Image Tag Link Tags Text Linking Image Linking Marquee Tag List Order List Unorder List Definition List Table Tag Form Tags Frame Tag Audio, Video Tags About Iframe Tag Embedding Google Maps into Web Page Embedded YouTube Videos into Web Page Differences Between HTML and XHTML 2. HTML 5 Structure and Tags Section, Nav, and Article Aside, Header and Footer Canvas Tags HTML 5 Elements of New Form Placeholder Attribute Require, Pattern and Auto Focus Attribute Email, Tel and Url Types Number Type, Date Type and Range Type 3. CSS: Cascading Style Sheet How to create a CSS class How to Use Class in Html. Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets CSS Types CSS Selectors CSS Properties Background Properties Box Properties Border Properties Positioning Properties CSS Menu Design (Horizontal, Vertical, Popup) Creating Of Web Site By Using Div’s 4. JavaScript Basic JavaScript How web client communicates with Server? Introduction to JavaScript What is JavaScript What is Statement Types of Statements What is a Variable Variable Declaration What is an Operator Types of Operators Discuss Operators Theoretically and Practically Conditional Statements Introduction to Loops For Loop Examples While Loop Examples Difference B/W While And Dowhile Loops Functions Parameterized Functions Non-Parameterized Functions Difference B/W Parameterized And Non-Parameterized Functions Math Calculations Using Functions Math Calculations Using Functions And Forms Introduction to Objects Property and Method String Object Math Object Navigator Object Screen Object Date Object Array Object Window Object Dropdown menu  Navigation menu  Refund Policy 100% refund can be applied if request is initiated 24 hours before the 1st course session. If a class is rescheduled/cancelled by the organizer, registered students will be offered a credit towards any future course or a 100% refund.                                                                                                                    Learn about our Training Philosophy                                                                 View Web Development Training Details on Entriety Technology website                                                                          Training FAQs

Aug 06, 2019 6:00 PM

Save the date! It is fast approaching. Steven David Elliot will be hosting the next North Hills Networking - Raleigh, NC Networking event at World of Beer - North Hills on Tuesday, August 6th, 6-8 PM. We extend additional thanks to our media sponsor, Wake Living Magazine. Each attendee will receive one free drink ticket, and free finger foods will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection. RSVP HERE AND BY SHARING THIS EVENT IN YOUR TIMELINE OR ON YOUR BUSINESS PAGE. Promote this event widely in your sphere and direct all questions to host Steven David Elliot, 919-830-7540. THIS IS AN INDOOR VENUE AND THE EVENT WILL OCCUR RAIN OR SHINE. REMEMBER, THIS EVENT IS FREE! HELP BY INVITING YOUR FRIENDS. All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area: Wake Forest, NC, Raleigh, NC, Garner, NC, Clayton, NC, Cary, NC, Durham, NC, Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Henderson, NC, Smithfield, NC, Fuquay-Varina, NC, Wilson, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Carrboro, NC, Rocky Mount, NC, Lassiter, NC, Walkers Crossroads, NC, Fowlers Crossroads, NC, Barham, NC, Wake Crossroads, NC, Forestville, NC, Six Forks Crossroads, NC, Wyatt, NC, Wake Forest, NC, Riley Hill, NC, Harris Crossroads, NC, Riley, NC, Neuse Crossroads, NC, Hopkins, NC, Neuse, NC, Falls, NC, Youngsville, NC

Aug 12, 2019 9:30 PM

Robotic process automation (or RPA) is an emerging form of business process automation technology based on the notion of software robots or artificial intelligence (AI) workers. This course is meant for beginners who would like to learn everything about RPA and how to implement RPA.  Weekdays Only Weekly Class Schedule This class will be held beginning August 12 and ending on September 9, 2019 US Pacific time on weekdays (Monday and Wednesday every week) from 6:30-8:30 pm each day US Pacific time (PST) depending upon your location. Please check your local date and time for the first session August 12 - September 9, 2019 US Pacific Time Monday and Wednesday US Pacific time every week 6:30-8:30 PM each day US Pacific time depending upon your Location View Detailed Weekly Schedule for the entire class Features and Benefits 2 hours per session 2 sessions per week 8 sessions spread across 4 weeks (August 12-September 9, 2019) 16 hours of total Instructor Led Training Training material along with instructor handouts, Practical Hands-on Lab exercises Course Overview This class will cover basic concepts of Robotic Process Automation including UI Automation concepts, building workflows using RPA, several types of data inside a workflow, Desktop, Web Automation, debugging a workflow, Reusing automation that invokes workflow and templates, how to organize a real-world workflow automation project. Who should attend This class can be taken by professionals such as those who are interested in automating UI workflows for their day to day work, IT professionals, accounting, operations, IT staff and consultants supporting client using RPA Course Outline Introduction Past and Present Overview of process automation Robotic Process Automation Concepts UI Automation and System Activities User Events, Recorder and Scraping Workflow and Data Manipulation Programming and Troubleshooting Existing RPA solutions and vendors Landscape - Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, Pega OpenSpan, UiPath, Nice and WorkFusion Front office vs back office robots How to evaluate a good process to automate Hands on labs - Reviewing your existing systems and processes, web scraping, web automation, desktop automation Workflow branching Tools and techniques for debugging  workflow Deploying RPA in production RPA best practices Collecting data generated by robots RPA Roles Scalability and Security aspects of RPA                                                           Learn about our Training Philosophy                                                                 View RPA Training Details on Entriety Technology website                                                                          Training FAQs

Jul 27, 2019 2:00 PM

Girls Rock NC Summer Showcase!

Aug 21, 2019 7:00 PM

We are thrilled to announce Season One of the North Carolina Book Festival/Quail Ridge Books Arts & Lecture Series. The Arts & Lecture Series strives to bring the most engaging authors, writers and thinkers to our state.   The inaugural season of the series features some of the most celebrated writers working today.  They are novelists and essayists whose award-winning works cover the most compelling topics in contemporary society.   Season One features: Karl Marlantes in conversation with Wiley Cash Wednesday, August 21 at 7pm, Quail Ridge Books From Karl Marlantes, NY Times-bestselling author of Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War, Deep River is a rich family saga about Finnish immigrants who settle and tame the Pacific Northwest, set against the early labor movements, World War I, and the upheaval of early twentieth-century America. Layered with fascinating historical detail, Deep River is an ambitious and timely exploration of the place of the individual, and of the immigrant, in an America still in the process of defining its own identity. Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, before serving as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals.  Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind than Home, and This Dark Road to Mercy. Sarah Rose Etter in conversation with Jeff Jackson Friday, September 6th at 7pm, Quail Ridge Books Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by several news outlets, The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Twining the drama of the everyday—school-age crushes, paying bills, the sickness of parents—with the surreal—rivers of thighs, men for sale and fields of throats—Cassie’s realities alternate to create a blurred, fantastic world of haunting beauty. Sarah Rose Etter is the author of Tongue Party (Caketrain Press). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Cut, Electric Literature, VICE, Guernica, Philadelphia Weekly, and more. She is the recipient of writing residencies at the Disquiet International Program in Portugal, and the Gullkistan Creative Program in Iceland. She earned her MFA from Rosemont College. She lives in San Francisco. Jeff Jackson is a novelist, playwright, visual artist, and songwriter. His second novel Destroy All Monsters was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in Fall 2018. It received advanced praise from Don DeLillo, Janet Fitch, Dana Spiotta, Ben Marcus, and Dennis Cooper. His novella Novi Sad was published as a limited edition art book and selected for “Best of 2016” lists in Vice, Lit Reactor, and Entropy. His first novel Mira Corpora, published in 2013, was a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and featured on numerous "Best of the Year" lists, including Slate, Salon, The New Statesman, and Flavorwire. His short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Vice, New York Tyrant, and The Collagist and been performed in New York and Los Angeles by New River Dramatists. ***Sarah Rose Etter and Jeff Jackson will also be speaking on the Books and Bands panel at the Hopscotch Music Festival (Downtown Raleigh Residence Inn) on Saturday, September 7th at 2:30pm.  This event may also be attended.*** Ann Patchett Sunday, October 27 2pm, Jones Chapel at Meredith College The Dutch House will be published in September and is Ann Patchett's most powerful novel to date. It's a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, Danny and Maeve, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. Ann Patchett is the NY Times bestselling author of seven novels includingCommonwealth and State of Wonder, and three works of nonfiction. She is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize, and was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee. ------ Each subscription to the Arts & Lecture Series comes with: --One book for each event (Deep River by Karl Marlantes, The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter, and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett). --Priority seating and signing line access to each of these events, and --Priority seating and signing line access to all events at the 2020 North Carolina Book Festival (February 21-23, 2020). ***Your purchase gains you access and books for all three events, though you can only choose the first date. FAQs   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can e-mail [email protected]   What's the refund policy? There are no refunds for subscriptions to season one of the Arts & Lecture Series.   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You do not.  We will have your name on a list.   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? It is not.  Please subscribe in the name of the person who will be attending the events. Do I need to attend every event? While we hope to see you at every event, if something comes up and you cannot attend one or all of them, we will hold a signed copy of the book/s for you at Quail Ridge Books.