Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for May 13-19


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.

Music of Carolinas: 1700s ballads

“Music of the Carolinas: Sheila Kay Adams” is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Adams performs English, Scottish and Irish ballads passed down since the mid-1700s. For details, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Reggae band, drum circle

The Healing Force, a reggae band, will perform after a drum circle and Phatbread from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For details, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.


EMS open house

The EMS Healthy Living Open House is set for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at EMS Station 1, 120 W. Davie St., Raleigh. Residents are invited to stop by for blood pressure screenings, fresh fruit, tours of ambulances and to meet Pete the Paramedic Panda. Attendees can also learn about automated external defibrillators and hands-only CPR techniques.

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. The book is a detailed account of German U-boat attacks off the coast of North Carolina.

Deaver at Quail Ridge

Jeffrey Deaver will discuss his book “Carte Blanche” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Wade Edwards Learning Lab open house

An open house is scheduled from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. The event will feature tours, games, music, food, raffles and whipped cream pie. Attendees can sign up for tutoring or summer workshops. Wear neon to get extra raffle tickets. For more information, call 919-856-9355.

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.


WakeUP social and program on transit

WakeUP Wake County and Downtown Living Advocates will hold the annual WakeUP After 5 social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Oxford, 319 Fayetteville St. Suite 105, Raleigh. Discuss the proposed Wake County Transit Plan and how it will affect those that live, work and play in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit capitalareafreindsoftransit.org.


Cash at Quail Ridge

Wiley Cash will read and sign copies of “A Land More Kind than Home” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Nature Explorers: Animal Adaptations

A program on animal adaptations for ages 9-13 is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Cost is $4. Registration is required. For more information, call Rosemary O’Day at 919-856-6675 or email yatesmill@wakegov.com.


Free yoga classes

The following free yoga classes are offered Thursday. Chair yoga for every body from 10 to 11 a.m. at Whole Foods North, 8710 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-354-0350. Chair yoga for every body from 6 to 6:50 p.m. and gentle mat from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Tour de Cure painting fundraiser

A fundraiser to support Tour de Cure is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Wine and Design, 219 Bickett Blvd., Raleigh. The event will begin with Happy Hour and a barbecue dinner. A painting class is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for the class is $45 per person, which includes the class, all painting supplies, your work of art to take home, dinner and drinks. The N.C. Tour de Cure is a cycling event scheduled for June 2-3. For more information, visit www.diabetes.org. To reserve a spot for the fundraiser, contact Lee-Ann Valletta at lvalletta@aimnc.com or 919-758-8911.

Reynolds Price book at Quail Ridge

William Price will present his brother Reynolds Price’s book “Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Picking up where his previous memoir “Ardent Spirits” left off, the memoir of 1961-1965 details the final youthful adventures of a man on the cusp of artistic acclaim.


Carolina FiberFest

Carolina FiberFest is set for Friday through Sunday in the Jim Graham Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The free event will feature contests, demos and classes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit CarolinaFiberFest.org.

Got to Be N.C. Festival

The Got to Be N.C. Festival is scheduled from noon to midnight Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The free event will feature antique farm equipment, a full carnival with games and rides, and food. For more information, including a daily schedule of activities, visit www.gottobencfestival.com.


Pancake breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 141 is holding a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 7831 Target Circle, Raleigh. Cost is $7 per person and includes pancakes, sausage and drink. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment and pay for Scout outings. For advanced tickets or more information, call John DeBernardo at 919-453-0848 or email johndebernardo@511cubs.org.

Canoeing instruction

A canoeing program is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. After basic instruction, explore the pond. Canoes, paddles and life jackets will be provided. Cost is $10 per boat. Ages 6 and older. Registration is required. For more information, call Rosemary O’Day at 919-856-6675 or email yatesmill@wakegov.com.

Shred documents, recycle electronics

Raleigh will sponsor a free Shred and Recycle It event to allow residents and small businesses to shred documents containing personal information from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Oak Park Shopping Center, 6001 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Electronics such as TVs and computers also will be accepted for recycling. Limit of three boxes of documents per person. There are some restrictions on what will be accepted for shredding. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov/home/news/content/CorNews/Articles/CommShred.html.

Unused medicine collection

A pill drop-off event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at four Raleigh grocery stores. The stores are Kroger, 1610 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd; Food Lion, 4510 Capital Blvd; Food Lion, 2420 Wycliff Road; and Food Lion, 5633 Creedmoor Road. Prescription and OTC medicine will be accepted. For more information, call 919-996-6100.

Skate for Life for suicide prevention

The second annual Skate for Life event is set for 11 a.m. to dusk Saturday at Marsh Creek Skate Park, 3016 N. New Hope Road, Raleigh. The rain date is Sunday. The skateboarding competition is held in honor of James “Dylan” McNeill and Cody Nelson, two local teenagers, best friends and skateboarders who ended their own lives. Proceeds will benefit HopeLine, a nonprofit that provides free suicide prevention and crisis intervention help through its crisis line and Teen TalkLine. Skate for Life will feature deejays, a b-boy competition, graffiti artists, raffle prizes, food, vendors and more. Registration is $10 and includes a raffle ticket and T-shirt. The winner of the advanced competition receives $250 cash, with beginner and intermediate levels receiving skate gear. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. the day of the event. For more information, visit www.hopeline-nc.org or call 919-832-3326.


Artsplosure is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Moore Square Park and City Plaza in downtown Raleigh. The festival will include live music from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.artsplosure.org.

Dog wash to benefit rescue group

A dog wash to benefit Second Chance, a no-kill shelter, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed in Stonehenge Market, 7414 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. All dog washes are $10. Dogs available for adoption also will be at the store from noon to 2 p.m.

Pet adoption events

A dog adoption event is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed in Stonehenge Market, 7414 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Cat adoption events are scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Second Chance Adoption Center, 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 133, Raleigh.

Community yoga class

A free community yoga class is scheduled for 2 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Wake Forest Yoga Studio, 900 S. Franklin St., Suite 202, Wake Forest. To register, visit www.wakeforestyoga.com or call 919-614-5945.

Clothing swap for charity

Revolver Boutique and White Collar Crime are sponsoring a clothing swap at 5 p.m. Saturday at 124 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit Triangle Dress for Success, which helps job seekers dress appropriately for interviews. Tickets to the swap event are $10. The event will feature vendors, make up artists, a DJ and a raffle. For more information, visit revolverboutique.wordpress.com.

Scholarship pageant

The Little Miss & Miss Jabberwock Scholarship Pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road, Wake Forest. The Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is free and open to the public.

‘Dolphin Tale’ movie outdoors

A summer outdoor movie night featuring “Dolphin Tale” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at WFBC Stephenson Campus, 12120 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest. Bring your family and enjoy an evening of drinks, popcorn, friends and community. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.