Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for May 20-26


Gentle mat yoga

Gentle mat yoga is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday at Shelley Lake Sertoma Park, 1900 Shelley Road, Raleigh. Admission is free. No registration required.

Senior Day at SAFE Haven

SAFE Haven is holding a Senior Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to promote the positive health benefits of pet ownership for two-legged and four-legged seniors alike at the clinic and shelter, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh. The day will be filled with activities and information sessions. Adoptions for all seniors (65 + years) are free for cats 5 years old or older. For more information, email adoptions@safehavenforcats.org.

Robson House tour

A curator’s choice tour of the Robson House is scheduled from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Did you know there is an entire house inside the exhibit The Story of North Carolina? Join Bill McCrea, design section chief, for a tour of the 18th-century dwelling and hear how it became part of the major exhibit. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Yoga for the core

A free yoga for the core class is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Haven House band fundraiser

Local law firm bands will battle it out from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at White Collar Crime, 319 W. Davie St., Raleigh. Individual event tickets are $10 and sponsorships are available. Proceeds will benefit Haven House Services. The event will include a cash bar, sponsor giveaways and food trucks. The band with the most votes wins the battle. Each vote is $1. For more information or to buy tickets or votes, go to havenhousenc.org.

Arielle Bryant and Angela Easterling

Arielle Bryant shares her indie/folk music with cutting-edge lyrics and Angela Easterling brings folk/country 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.

Discuss writers & illustrators work

Authors John Bemis, Karen Lee and Stephen Messer will discuss publishing at an event of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Aspiring writers and illustrators may submit the first 250 words of a children’s book or an illustration for review.

Bell choir concert

A free concert of the combined youth bell choirs of First Baptist Church of Henderson is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. An offering for the Pullen Youth Cuba mission trip will be collected during the concert of 36 youth ringing 163 bells and 76 chimes.


Workshop on disability awareness, accessibility

Arts Access Inc. will be conducting a workshop for front-line staff of local cultural groups from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Marbles Kids Museum. The workshop will discuss disability awareness and understanding ADA accessibility requests from customers with disabilities. Registration is $25 for one and $10 for each additional participant from the same group. For more information and registration, visit the Arts Access website at www.artsaccessinc.org.

Deford at Quail Ridge

Sports Illustrated writer and NPR commentator Frank Deford will read and sign copies of “Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Minick at Quail Ridge

Jim Minick will read from and sign copies of “Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Time Warp 2012 at Raleigh City Museum

The Raleigh City Museum is holding a 13th anniversary celebration of “Time Warp!” from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at The Stockroom at 230, 230 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. This year’s fundraiser is inspired by the early 1960s art, music and culture and will feature live music, food and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. To make reservations or for more information, call 919-832-3775 or go to www.raleighcitymuseum.org.


Yoga classes

The following yoga classes are scheduled for Thursday: gentle mat yoga from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. and chair yoga for every body from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. Admission is free. To register, call 919-870-4000. Chair yoga for every body is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at Whole Foods, 3540 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bring two towels. Admission is free. To register, call 919-828-5805.

Story times and rhymes returns

The Wake County Public Library’s Bookmobile returns from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Rolesville Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle. Children ages birth to 5 are invited for storytime, rhymes and music. The bookmobile will continue to visit Rolesville throughout the year on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, call 919-556-3506.

Brooks at Quail Ridge

Geraldine Brooks will read from and sign copies of “Caleb’s Crossing” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Lightning bugs at Marsh Creek

A program on lightning bugs is set for 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Friday at Marsh Creek Community Center, 3050 New Hope Road, Raleigh. A hike and craft will be included. For children ages 5 and older. Cost is $5 per person. To register by May 21, visit reclink.raleighnc.gov. For more information, call 919-831-6856.


Chevy club car show

The 23rd Annual Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show is set for Saturday at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. PCCC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Chevrolet. Spectators will be admitted free. The show is open to all U.S. makes, 1989 or older. Enter from 8 a.m. to noon for $20; awards will be presented at 3 p.m. The event will also feature music, a raffle and food. Proceeds will benefit Raleigh’s Hilltop Home, a nonprofit residential center for children with severe developmental and medical disabilities. For more information, go to www.piedmontccc.com/clubEvents.asp.

Cookout fundraiser in Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department and the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club are raising money to build the town’s first “sprayground” at Holding Park. A community cookout is set for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. Plates cost $3 each and include a hot dog or hamburger, a bag of chips and a soft drink. Holding Park Pool will open for the season at 1 p.m. that day. The Kiwanis Club is also accepting monetary contributions. All donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, PO Box 927, Wake Forest, NC 27588. Donations will also be accepted at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. For more information, contact Kiwanis Club member Tom Dimmock at 919-622-5401 or Ruben Wall at 919-435-9561 or rwall@wakeforestnc.gov.

Solar-powered art program

An arts program is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Historic Yates Mill County Park. Harness the power of the sun to create one-of-a-kind art with real historical artifacts from the Yates Mill collection, flowers, leaves, acorns and other natural objects. Cost is $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, visit www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill/events/default.htm.

Capital Canines

Raleigh City Museum invites dogs and their owners for a downtown walking tour from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday starting at the museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. One dog per person. Fee is $10 per dog or $5 per member dog. All dogs must be current with vaccines and leashed. For more information, go to www.raleighcitymuseum.org or call 919-832-3775.