Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for June 3-9


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.

North Tower Band in Rolesville

The North Tower Band will headline Rolesville’s free Concert in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Main Street Park next to Sanford Creek Elementary, 701 Granite Falls Blvd., Rolesville. The concert is part of the town’s yearlong 175th anniversary celebration. Bring blankets, chairs and dancing shoes. No umbrellas, coolers or alcohol. Food and drinks will be for sale. For more information, call 919-556-3506 or visit rolesvillenc.gov/175th.

Gravy Boys play bluegrass

Gravy Boys, a bluegrass band, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Starting at 3 p.m., local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For details, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

Bowl-a-thon for Arc

The Annual Bowl-a-thon for The Arc of Wake County is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at AMF Pleasant Valley Lanes, 5501 Commercial Ave., Raleigh. Cost is $25 per person. To register, go to www.arcwake.org/BowlaThon.html. Participants can set up personal fundraising pages at www.firstgiving.com/arcwake/2012bat. For more information, call 919-832-8660.


Time for Tots: Fit to Be Tied

Children ages 3-5 will learn about the origin of one of the top gifts for Father’s Day, the necktie, and then make a cool craft from ties to give Dad or Grandpa from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Teen Advisory Board for library

Cameron Village Regional Library will hold a meeting of its Teen Advisory Board from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Students in grades 6-12 can complete volunteer hours and have a say in services and events for teens at the library. To sign up, call the library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, at 919-856-6723.

Mountain bike cycling workshop

A workshop to discuss the design and construction of three miles of trails at Forest Ridge Park is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. In August 2011, Raleigh parks and recreation was awarded a $75,000 grant for the design and construction of mountain bike trails on the Forest Ridge Park site. The park site is owned by the Army Corps and managed by the state.


Progressive lunch at Oakwood Cemetery

A progressive lunch, walk and talk about a few of our agricultural leaders is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh.

History Corner: Start Your Engines

The N.C. Museum of History presents a program for ages 6-9 on NASCAR 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The program will include a story, a fast craft and famous NASCAR stock cars on exhibit. $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

History Hunters: North Carolina Legends

An investigation into legends such as the Lost Colony and the life and death of Blackbeard is set for 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For ages 10-13; $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.


Hip hop reading show

Scooter Hayes – aka Melville Dewey, International Library Hip Hop Superstar – will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday to kick off summer reading at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Celebration of fathers at Oakwood Cemetery

A program called “Men of Oakwood: A Celebration of Fathers” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. Admission is free. To register, call 919-832-6077 or email info@historicoakwood.com.