UNC-Chapel Hill's PlayMakers Repertory Company will present a production of Edwin Mayer's Sunrise in my Pocket: the Comical, Tragical, True History of Davy Crockett
. Adapted by Jeffrey Hayden, the production follows Davy Crockett as he travels the nation in search of the "real America" and its citizens. Oct. 16-Nov. 10. Center for Dramatic Art, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. $9-$27; opening night $34. (919) 962-7529. www.playmakersrep.org.
Composed of nine local historic and heritage-related sites, the Raleigh Heritage Trail
is a marketing and educational consortium whose mission is to promote the understanding of Raleigh's history and to better serve residents and visitors through educational programming. The organization will present its new mission and unveil its logo in a special reception, which will feature brief statements from representatives of each member site. 5:30-7 p.m. N.C. State Capitol, Union Square, Raleigh. Ken Peters (919) 832-3775 (ext. 11).
Raleigh Jaycees presents Shock Therapy
at their 2002 annual haunted house. Termed the "Phobia Treatment Facility," the event invites patrons to face their fears in a goulash of ghastly goings-on. Get your freak on Oct. 18-Nov 1. Former Crown dealership, 2501 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. $9, $7 with donation of a new children's book for a child ages 5-10. (919) 838-0031 or publicity @raleighjaycees.org. www.raleighjaycees.org.
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences presents an electrifying view of the environment, with the Powers of Nature
A tornado shelter, storm protection game, hurricane predicting exercise, earthquake table, video footage of natural disasters and weather-damaged artifacts are highlights of the traveling exhibition, which is locally sponsored by Progress Energy. Oct. 19-Feb. 16. 11 West Jones St., Raleigh. Mondays through Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays noon to 5 p.m., First Fridays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. $5, $3 children 4-11 and seniors, free for Friends of the Museum. (919) 733-7450. www.naturalsciences.org.
Members of the Durham Community Concert Band present A Fall Concert
. Conducted by Tom Shaffer, the band is made up of members of varying ages and musical talent, and performs marches, classical, Broadway and popular literature numbers. 4 p.m. Oval Park, 2100 W. Club Blvd., Durham. Free. (919) 361-5710. http://dccb.home.att.net.
Learn life-saving tips and techniques when North Carolina Central University's Campus Recreation Division sponsors two CPR certification classes
, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 21 and 23. In Adult CPR/AED, participants will learn how to identify and provide basic care for breathing emergencies, as well as how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (Infant and Child CPR classes will be held Oct. 28 and 30). 5-7 p.m. Walker Complex, Room 310, NCCU Campus, Durham. $12/class. (919) 530-7242 to register.
Award-winning author Francine Prose
will make a triangle appearance for a reading of her new book The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired
. From Lou Andreas-Salom--the inspiration of Rilke, Nietzsche and Freud, to Gala, wife and muse to painter Salvador Dali--Prose examines the strength and import of each muse on her artist's life. 7 p.m. Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. Free. 286-2700.