Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for June 13-19

Wednesday

History à la Carte: Preserving the Past

The N.C. Museum of History has one of the largest collections of Civil War flags in the world. Hear how the museum is partnering with individuals and organizations to preserve these unique banners for future generations from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Bring your lunch; beverages provided. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Ford at Quail Ridge

Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Independence Day,” will read from and sign copies of “Canada” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Free yoga classes

A free chair yoga class is offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Whole Foods North on Six Forks Road in Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-354-0350.

Job fair in Southeast Raleigh

Martin Street Baptist Church is holding a job fair from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the church, 1001 E. Martin St., Raleigh. Employers from a variety of companies will conduct interviews. Bring resumes to hand out to potential employers. For more information, call 919-812-9295.

Tom Ford trunk show

A Tom Ford Eyewear trunk show is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Village Optique, 8480 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh.

4th-5th grade book club

Fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to a book club from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Readers will discuss “Gossamer” by Lois Lowry. To sign up, call the library at 919-856-6723.

Barry at Quail Ridge

John Barry, historian and author of “Rising Tide” and “The Great Influenza,” will read from and sign copies of “Roger Williams and The Creation of the American Soul” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

Free yoga class

A free yoga for the core class is offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ladies Fitness & Wellness. To register, call 919-845-9200

Saturday

Lakepark Swim Team Book Sale

A book sale to benefit the Lakepark swim team will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakepark Swim Club, 6333 Lakeland Drive, Raleigh. Items for sale will include used books, CDs, DVDs and games.

Maker Faire: North Carolina

A celebration of things people create themselves, from electronic gizmos to “slow made” foods and homemade clothes will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Kerr Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds. The event will be equal parts craft fair, science fair and world’s fair. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-18 and free for ages 5 and younger. For more information, go to www.makerfairenc.com.

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day will be celebrated with live music, speakers and dance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Martin Building at the State Fairgrounds. The free event will also feature displays about local refugees and their communities, and demonstrations of traditional customs, clothing and handicrafts. For more information, go to www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/refugee.

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.

Father’s Day Hike

A Father’s Day Hike is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Spend some quality time enjoying the great outdoors with your family while getting some fresh air and exercise. Registration is required. Cost is $5 per family. For more information, call Rosemary O’Day at 919-856-6675 or email yatesmill@wakegov.com.

Edelman at Quail Ridge

Peter Edelman will read from and sign copies of “So Rich So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America” at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Monday

Goolrick at Quail Ridge

Robert Goolrick, author of “The Reliable Wife,” will read from and sign copies of “Heading Out to Wonderful” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Tuesday

Downtown Teens Book Club

Students ages 11-16 are invited to a discussion of “Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic” by Suzanne Weyn from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 114, Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The event will feature snacks and fun activities following the book’s theme.

Leutze at Quail Ridge

Jay Leutze will read from and sign copies of “Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

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