Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for May 23-29

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.

Sunday

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.

Lakota John and Kin

Lakota John and Kin will perform blues and Larry Hutcherson will open on guitar 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.

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. 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.

Monday

Oakwood Cemetery Memorial Day service

A Memorial Day service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at Historic Oakwood Cemetery Field of Honor, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. The 45-minute ceremony will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ric Vandett, retired superintendent of Hickory Public Schools and Vietnam veteran.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day service

N.C. Vietnam Veterans will hold a ceremony honoring those who gave their lives in the service of their country at noon Monday at the Vietnam Memorial on the State Capitol grounds. A scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display and there will be a reading of the 41 North Carolinians still missing in action from the Vietnam War. Retired Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. White will play “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes and conclude the service by playing “Taps” on the bugle.

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