Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for June 17-23


Gentle mat yoga

Gentle mat yoga is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Shelley Lake Sertoma Park, 1900 Shelley Road, Raleigh. Admission is free. No registration required.

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.


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.


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 activities on 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.

Coastal program with geologist

Dr. Stan Riggs of East Carolina University will discuss some of the environmental and economic problems facing coastal North Carolina from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Daily Planet Café, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Riggs, a coastal and marine geologist, will also sign copies of “The Battle for North Carolina’s Coast: Evolutionary History, Present Crisis, and Vision for the Future.” To register, contact Katey Ahmann at katey.ahmann@ncdenr.gov or 919-733-7450 ext. 531.


2nd-3rd grade book club

Second- and third-graders are invited to a book club from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Readers will discuss “Midnight on the Moon” by Mary Pope Osborne. To sign up, call the library at 919-856-6723.

Jane Austen discussion at North Regional Library

North Regional Library will offer a program on The Enduring Appeal of Jane Austen at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the library, 7009 Harp’s Mill Road, Raleigh. Learn what makes Jane Austen’s books so special. Admission is free. For more information, email Katrina Vernon at katrina.vernon@wakegov.com or call 919-870-4000.

Streitmatter at Quail Ridge

Rodger Streitmatter will read from and sign copies of “Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Streitmatter has been honored for his contribution to education and research in GLBT issues.


Bennett at Quail Ridge

Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett will read from and sign copies of “The Cost of Hope: A Memoir” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Nighttime Museum History program

A behind-the-scenes tour of the Historic Yates Mill County Park visitor center is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Children of all ages with an accompanying adult can enjoy a hands-on exploration of the exhibit hall. With flashlights as guides, participants will help solve a museum mystery. Cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 919-856-6675.

Goss at Quail Ridge

Janet Goss will read from and sign copies of “Perfect on Paper” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Bugs and beetles exploration

A program titled June Bugs, Japanese Beetles and Just Plain Bugs is set for 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Children 5 and older will learn about backyard insects, both native and exotic, and how they can work for and against you. Registration is required, with a $5 fee per family. For more information, call 919-870-4330.

Fundraiser for liver transplant

A fundraiser to raise money for Raleigh resident Bertha Terry’s liver transplant is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Super Kmart Center, 4300 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh. A variety of lunch specials including barbecue, fried fish, hush puppies, hot dogs and potato salad will be for sale. For more information, call Linda Gales at 919-773-3514 or email cl_gales@hotmail.com. To make donations, visit www.transplants.org and click on “Find an NFT Patient” and search for Bertha Terry or mail to NFT North Carolina Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Write “For Bertha Terry” in the subject line.

Dog wash to benefit Basset rescue

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is holding an indoor dog wash fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed in Lake Boone shopping center, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. Baths are $20 or $35 for two, and other services are also available with all proceeds going to the rescue group. For more information, call 919-599-0510 or go to www.cbhr.com.

Dog wash to benefit rescue group

A dog wash to benefit C.A.R.E. For Animals, a pet rescue group, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed, 7414 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Dog washes are $15, nail trims are $10, and a combo is $20. For more information, go to www.careforanimals-nc.org.

Oakwood Cemetery walking tour

“Beechwood & Beyond,” a walking tour with historian Bruce Miller, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. Admission is free. To register, call 919-832-6077 or email info@historicoakwood.com.