Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for May 6-12


Boats program for children

“Boats Afloat” is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. Children ages 6-12 will decorate their own boat before testing it out in the creek. Cost is $5. To register, visit www.raleighnc.gov and search keyword “RecLink.”

Girl Scout Alumnae Tea

A celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lodge of Wake Forest, 1151 S. Main St. Activities will include a sing-a-long and Girl Scout trivia. Refreshments will be served. The event is open to all Girl Scout Alumnae. Attendees are also welcome to bring any personal Girl Scout memorabilia to share. For more information, contact Julie Brown at jumabrown@live.com.

Duffus presents book on WWII

Kevin Duffus will present his book “War Zone – World War II Off the North Carolina Coast” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 N. Edenton St., Raleigh. A book signing and light refreshments will follow the program. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Will McBride Band

The Will McBride Band will perform jazzy pop/rock from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. The Wake Forest Greenways Advisory Board will make a presentation, and local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For details, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.


Ron Tanner to perform

Preservationist Ron Tanner will perform his one-man show at 7 p.m. Monday at the Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. Tanner’s book, “From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story,” tells how he and his wife bought a ruined frat house and restored it to its original Victorian glory. For more information, email info@academychicago.com or call 312-751-7300.


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 a 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.

Nature program for children

A program called “Mother Nature” is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 will hear stories about animal mothers and their young and take a walk in search of animal mothers in action. Cost is $3. To register, visit www.raleighnc.gov and search keyword “RecLink.”

Career assistance at library

Cameron Village Regional Library will offer free resume and online job application assistance from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the computer lab at the library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. A technology volunteer will assist patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 919-856-6703.


Fundraiser for cancer patient

Chili’s in Wake Forest will hold a fundraiser for Sybrina Hayes from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, donating 10 percent of proceeds. Wake Forest Police will also sell raffle tickets and accept donations. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, contact Officer J.R. LeConey at 919-454-6340 or Jleconey@wakeforestnc.gov.

Recollections of playwright Paul Green

“History à la Carte: Recollections of Paul Green” is scheduled from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Creator of “The Lost Colony,” Paul Green was the first southern playwright to gain national recognition. Margaret Bauer, professor of Southern Literature at East Carolina University, will present a collection of interviews that offer insight into the life of North Carolina’s leading dramatist. Bring a lunch; beverages will be provided. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Turnage debuts book

Sheila Turnage will read and sign copies of “Three Times Lucky” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For ages 10 and older.


Shaber at Quail Ridge

Sarah Shaber, N.C. author of “Louise’s War,” will read from and sign copies of “Louise’s Gamble” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Yoga classes

The following yoga classes are scheduled for Thursday at the North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat yoga – 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. and chair yoga for every body – 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.


Yoga classes

Chair yoga for every body is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Whole Foods on Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-828-5805. Yoga for the core is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Suite 181, Raleigh. Admission is free for both. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Family history program

Children’s author Kelly Starling Lyons will talk about her book “Ellen’s Broom” and family history starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Olivia Raney Local History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh. The library will incorporate activities on finding your ancestors into this children’s program. Light refreshments will be served. To register, call 919-250-1196 or email olivia.raney@wakegov.com.


Recycle eyeglasses

Wake Forest Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The glasses will be given to people who cannot afford to buy them. Locations are Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St., Wake Forest; The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., East Entrance, Wake Forest; RE/Max Hometown Realty, 12339 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest; Youngsville Rescue Service, EMS Building, W. Main St., Youngsville; and Rolesville Chamber of Commerce, 101 N. Main St., Rolesville.

Wake Forest Cemetery tour

Docents will be stationed at various locations throughout Wake Forest Cemetery, 400 N. White St., to share interesting stories about specific gravesites from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. A special handout for children will educate them about the historical significance of the cemetery as they locate interesting artifacts during the self-guided tour. For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/cemeterytour.aspx. Rain date is Saturday, May 19.

Make flowers for Mom at museum

“Make It, Take It: Flowers for Mom,” a drop-in program, is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Children will learn about North Carolina’s rhododendrons and make a paper version to take home. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Dog wash to benefit rescue group

A dog wash to benefit C.A.R.E. For Animals, a pet rescue group, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed in Lake Boone shopping center, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. Dog washes are $15, nail trims are $10, and a combo is $20. For more information, go to www.careforanimals-nc.org.

Yoga class

A free community yoga class is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Reservation required. For more information or to register, visit www.raleighyoga.com.

Wake Forest garden tour

The Share Your Wake Forest Garden weekend is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visitors are invited to stop by gardens listed on a map to enjoy, ask questions and get gardening tips. Sites will be listed at www.facebook.com/ShareYourWakeForestGarden. Maps will be available at the Wake Forest Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and host gardens at 123 East Chestnut St. in Mill Village, 112 North Ave. and 7205 Pantonbury Place in Prestwicke subdivision. For more information, call 919-562-1362.

Italian festival

The Italian festival, a day of food, fashion, music, bocce ball, pony rides, cars and Pinocchio, is scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information, go to www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com.

Band Together charity concert

The B-52s will perform for this year’s charity concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The event, which also features Southern Culture on the Skids and Big Something, will benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County. Tickets range from $29.50 in advance. For tickets or for more information, visit www.bandtogethernc.org.