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Quail Ridge Books lines up Santa, Grinch, other fun for families this month

Posted December 4, 2013

Longtime owner Nancy Olson plans to sell her popular independent Raleigh bookstore, Quail Ridge Books & Music, and retire.

Quail Ridge Books & Music is busy with some popular annual events and special visits this month at the Raleigh store.

Here's what's happening for families (with descriptions courtesy of Quail Ridge):

  • 10 a.m., Dec. 7: Santa Claus makes his annual visit for a story, singing and pictures (bring your own camera). 
  • 3 p.m., Dec. 7: N.C. Symphony horn player Rachel Niketopoulos returns for a special event about the Symphony's upcoming Young People's Concert featuring The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns on Jan. 4. The symphony's instrument zoo, where kids can check out different instruments, will be on hand. And a ballet dancer will visit too. There also will be a drawing for a package for four tickets to the concert.
  • 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8: Stacy McAnulty shares her picture book Dear Santasaurus. Hoping to stay off Santasaurus' naughty list, Ernest B. Spinosaurus tries to put a good face on his year of, well, attempts at good behavior. You don't even have to be a dinosaur fan to have some fun with this one. Ages 5 and up.
  • 10 a.m., Dec. 9: The store's usual Monday morning preschool storytime will feature Franklin, a mascot/therapy dog. There will be a story and doggy treats to take home.
  • 2 p.m., Dec. 14: It's a special holiday Grinch storytime complete with a visit from The Grinch. For all ages.

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