Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for April 29-May 5


Thrift shop sale benefits AnimalKind

A 50 percent off sale is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. The sale includes clothing, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, jewelry, books and accessories. Profits will help low-income pet owners to spay or neuter pets through AnimalKind. For more information about the group, call 919-872-0019 or go to www.animalkind.org. Donations of gently used items are accepted 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are also needed; call to find out when the next orientation tour will be conducted.

Civil War lecture at history museum

James McPherson, author of numerous books on the Civil War, will present the Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture: “When Will This Cruel War Be Over?” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. McPherson will discuss the failed attempts at peace negotiations during the war and consider why the conflict could only have ended with an unconditional military victory. The cost is $5 per person or free to full-time students and associates members. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Holocaust Commemoration

The N.C. Holocaust Commemoration is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. At 3 p.m., Al Singer, Ellen Landau and the Raleigh Little Theatre actors will perform a dramatic presentation about survivors’ humor. At 4 p.m., Jay Ipson, a Holocaust survivor and the founder and executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond will speak. The commemoration also includes art, music, dance and poetry, and the lighting of the remembrance menorah by survivors. Admission is free.


Bookmarked! 2012

Allen Montague will read at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. This event is part of the Lucy Daniel Center’s Bookmarked! 2012 festival.


Time for Tots: A Child’s Garden

“Time for Tots: A Child’s Garden” is scheduled from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will discover how people in the past used plants, gather herbs in the museum’s garden and plant their own miniature garden to take home. Cost is $1. To register, call 919-807-7992. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Northern Wake Relay for Life meeting

Northern Wake Relay for Life will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in The Mill Room at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. The meeting is for individuals and teams participating in the 2012 Relay For Life event taking place June 8-9. A dinner of chicken, steak, potato salad and broccoli salad will be provided. Everyone who has registered for the walk will be entered into a drawing. For more information, email BrianPate@fmrealty.com.


Reverse the Arms Race vigil

The Committee to Reverse the Arms Race’s 30th anniversary vigil is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of Fayetteville Street, in front of Century Post Office, Raleigh. The vigil will be followed by Dutch lunch at the Mecca Restaurant, and Campbell Law School faculty member Roger Manus will speak. For more information, email slaterpat@mindspring.com.

Blackbeard program

“History Corner and History Hunters: Bookmarked! Blackbeard” is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Children ages 6-13 will meet award-winning author Audrey Penn. Penn will present her new series of Blackbeard mysteries at the workshop as part of the community reading program Bookmarked! The program is presented with Cameron Village Regional Library and the Lucy Daniels Center. Cost is $1. Proceeds go to the Lucy Daniels Center. To register, call 919-807-7992.


Free yoga classes

Chair yoga for every body is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Whole Foods North on Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-354-0350. Another chair yoga class is scheduled from 6 to 6:50 p.m. and a gentle mat class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, call 919-870-4000.


Day of free dentistry

Dr. Chris Martin is holding his practice’s third annual day of free dentistry from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Village Dental at Olde Raleigh, 3101-103 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. The event is part of Dentistry from the Heart, a national nonprofit. For more information, visit www.MartinDental.net or email info@martindental.net.

Latino life exhibit

An opening for the “Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina” exhibit is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Attendees will enjoy Cinco de Mayo-themed party, meet photographer José Galvez and get a special look at the exhibit. To RSVP, email diana.bell.kite@ncdcr.gov or call 919-807-7955 by Monday, April 30. To RSVP in Spanish, call 919-807-7964. For more information about “Al Norte al Norte” and the related programs, visit ncmuseumofhistory.org/latino.

Oakwood Cemetery tour

A First Friday tour called “Facts & Fables of the Famous (and infamous) Permanent Residents of Oakwood Cemetery” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. Meet at the iconic front gate. Cost is $5. To register, email info@historicoakwood.com or call 919-832-6077.


Walk to benefit neurofibromatosis

The NF Walk of Raleigh to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation is scheduled for Saturday at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffalo Road, Garner. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. The run will begin at 9 and the walk at 9:15 a.m. The event will include games and face painting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for 13 and older and $10 for 12 and younger. For more information, email Heather Wray at hwray@nc.rr.com or visit www.nfwalk.org.

Festival of Hope for rescue mission

The 2012 Downtown Raleigh Festival of Hope is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Enjoy live music, food, games, inflatables and face painting. The event will feature a Paper Palace built with donations of paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels and napkins.

What is Cinco de Mayo?

A lecture titled “¿Qué es Cinco de Mayo?” is scheduled from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. More than a fiesta, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican militia’s victory over the French army in 1862. Examine the history of the holiday and how it is celebrated today. The lecture is sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Curator’s tour: Latino life in North Carolina

Curator’s tours of the “Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina” exhibit are scheduled for Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hear stories of Latino North Carolinians on a tour of the exhibit led by the curator. A tour in Spanish is scheduled from 2 to 2:45 p.m. An English tour is scheduled from 3 to 3:45 p.m. To register, call 919-807-7992. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Mom Prom

The Mom Prom is set for 7-11 p.m. Saturday at The Millroom at The Factory, Wake Forest. Cost is $35 and includes beer, wine, food, dancing and a mom goodie bag. Proceeds will benefit Beads of Courage and a family coping with serious illness. The night will include a silent auction and a prom queen drawing. The prom queen will win a three-hour night on the town with three friends. To buy tickets, go to www.southernmomentum.

Bicycle Safety Fair

A Bicycle Safety Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. This year’s safety fair is part of the 32nd annual Meet in the Street set to take place along Taylor Street behind town hall. For more information, call Candace Davis at 919-435-9513 or visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/bikesafetyfair.aspx.

Sample Durant

Sample Durant is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. The event includes critter stop, bird watching, crafts, nature scavenger hunt, dipnetting and fishing. The registration table will be set up at the park’s north entrance. To register, visit www.raleighnc.gov and keyword search “RecLink.”