Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for June 6-12

Wednesday

History Corner: Start Your Engines

The N.C. Museum of History presents a program for ages 6-9 on NASCAR from 10 to 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. Cost is $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 for children ages 10-13 is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Andrews at Quail Ridge

Mary Kay Andrews will read from and sign copies of “Spring Fever” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Harrington at Quail Ridge

Laura Harrington will read from and sign copies of “Alice Bliss: A Novel” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Saturday

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.

Jazz in the Park

A free concert featuring the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra and a jazz jam session are set for 12-3 p.m. Saturday at Historic Oak View Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. Area performers are invited to bring their instruments and sit in. For more information, call 919-250-1013.

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.

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.

Music of the Carolinas: GrassStreet

The Piedmont band GrassStreet will perform a mixture of original compositions and bluegrass standards from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Moose at Quail Ridge

Ruth Moose will read from and sign copes of “Neighbors and Other Strangers: Stories” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Monday

Conductor presents plans

N.C. Symphony resident conductor William Henry Curry will discuss his plans to present scenes from “Othello,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. He will look at Shakespeare’s influence on the music of Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Bernstein.

Tuesday

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 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. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

African American poetry presentation

Contributors Shirlette Ammons, Jackie Shelton Green, Ajuba Joy and Lenard Moore will present “Home is Where: An Anthology of African-American Poetry from the Carolinas,” a compilation of African-American poets from the Carolinas at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

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