Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for June 20-26


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.


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 tour and a hands-on exploration of the exhibit hall. While using flashlights as guides, participants will help the museum’s staff solve a museum mystery. Cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 919-856-6675.

Miss North Carolina exhibit

The N.C. Museum of History and the Sisterhood of Miss North Carolina present the Miss North Carolina: Celebrating 75 Years of Memories exhibit from Friday, June 22, to Monday, Nov. 5, at the museum, 5 E. Edenton Ave., Raleigh. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the history of the pageant and the 75 women who have served the state, featuring wardrobe items, crowns and portraits. Admission is free. The crowning of Miss North Carolina 2012 is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Progress Energy Center Memorial Hall for the Performing Arts. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

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.

Dress for Success benefit

All Dolled Up, a fundraiser for Dress for Success Triangle, is set for 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Spy Raleigh. The event will include a massage, manicure, pedicure, makeup application, hair styling and/or a mini facial, signature TINIs and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple or $40 per person at the door. For more information, go to www.AllDolledUpRaleigh.com.


Thrift shop sale

A 50 percent off sale is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. The sale includes clothing, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, jewelry, books and accessories. Profits will help low-income pet owners to spay or neuter pets through AnimalKind, THE $20 FIX and SpayNC Helpline.

Curator’s Choice Tour: A Fashionable Past

Conservator Paige Myers will take a close-up look at clothing and textiles from the late colonial and federal periods in the exhibit The Story of North Carolina and discuss the challenges of preparing textiles for display from 2 to 2:45 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.


Anime Club at Cameron Village

Anime Club members ages 12-18 will discuss anime and view episodes of a to-be-determined title from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in Room 114, Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.