Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for May 9-15


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 set for 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 at Quail Ridge

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.

Free 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. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000. Chair yoga for every body is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods on Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-828-5805.


Free yoga class

Yoga for the core is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Suite 181, Raleigh. 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 walking 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.


Free yoga at Shelley Lake

A yoga class is offered by the Yoga Teachers of the Triangle from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. each Sunday, May through September, weather permitting at Shelley Lake, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. No experience or registration required.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

A pancake and sausage breakfast is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and choice of hot beverage. Cost is $5 per person with a $20 max per family. Proceeds will support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.

Mother’s Day hike

A Mother’s Day hike is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at Historic Yates Mill County Park. Honor your mother and Mother Nature by taking a walk together around the mill pond. See what wildlife is out and about and learn about the kinds of baby animals and their moms that call the park home. Cost is $5 per family. To register, visit www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill/events/default.htm.

Mother’s Day tea

A Mother’s Day tea is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. Lemonade, tea and desserts will be provided. Elizabeth Marriott Procter Little, daughter of the co-founder of Mother’s Day, Madeline Jones Procter, will attend. Learn about the woman who helped put Mother’s Day on the calendar and other special mothers. Cost is $10. To register by May 2, mail a check with “Mother’s Day” in the memo line to Historic Oakwood Cemetery, c/o Mother’s Day, PO Box 26867, Raleigh, NC 27611.


Duffus at Quail Ridge

Kevin Duffus will read from and sign copies of “War Zone: World War ll Off the North Carolina Coast” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. A detailed account of German U-boat attacks off the coast of North Carolina.


Family Walk in the Park

A Family Walk in the Park is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. Parent must register and accompany child. Cost is $1. To register, visit www.raleighnc.gov, and search for keyword “RecLink.”

Mooney at Quail Ridge

Chris Mooney, author of “The Republican War on Science,” will read from and sign copies of “The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science – and Reality” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.