Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for July 8-14

Sunday

Gentle mat yoga

Gentle mat yoga is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 a.m. each Sunday at Shelley Lake Sertoma Park, 1900 Shelley Road, Raleigh. Admission is free. No registration required.

Piano recital

A piano recital with pianist Nancy Gerst is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh. Admission is free. For more information, call 919-832-6435 or visit www.nancygerst.com.

Monday

Zorn, Douglas and Olshaker at Quail Ridge

Robert Zorn, John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, authors of “Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind Behind the Lindbergh Kidnapping” will read from and sign copies of the book at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Tuesday

Things that go program for tots

Time for Tots: Things That Go!, for ages 3-5, is scheduled from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Look at transportation items in the collection and create your own traveling machine to take home. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Whoooo’s That? program on owls

Children ages 6-12 can explore owl pellets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Learn the calls of local owls and discover their hunting skills. Cost is $4 per person. To register by July 6, visit reclink.raleighnc.gov or go to any community center. For more information, call Nature Programs at 919-831-6856.

Wednesday

History program on N.C. folklife

History Corner: North Carolina Folklife, for children ages 6-9, is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Discover traditional arts, listen to a short story and make a craft to take home. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

History program on spies for kids

History Hunters: Spies!, for ages 10-13, is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how North Carolinians kept – and found out – secrets from the Civil War to World War II. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Farmers market celebrates tomatoes

Tomatolicious is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market in City Plaza. The event will include heirloom tomato tasting, grilled food, bluegrass music by Old Habits, kids’ activities, a raffle, local lunches and recipes.

Celebration of handheld church fans

A program called Fannin’ the Heat Away: A Celebration of the Art and Social History of the Handheld Church Fan is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. William McNeill will speak and show his large collection of church fans. He will explore the fans’ place in Protestant Christian art and how they have served as devotional icons. For more information, email katrina.vernon@wakegov.com or call 919-870-4000.

Friends of Library election

The Friends of the Library will present the annual “State of the Corporation” and hold election of new board members for the 2012-14 term at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest.

Wilson at Quail Ridge

Author of “Against Happiness” Eric Wilson, will read from and sign copies of “Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can’t Look Away” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Sleep apnea meeting

A free session on sleep apnea is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Active Healthcare’s office, 9104 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. A doctor will discuss the latest research on the link between sleep apnea and cancer. A mask-fitting and equipment check clinic will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call 919-870-8600 ext. 290 or email donna@activehealthcare.com.

Garner at Quail Ridge

Bob Garner will read from and sign copies of “Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue: North Carolina’s Favorite Food” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Samples from The Pit will be available.

Saturday

Free community yoga class

A free community yoga class is scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Reservation is required. For more information, visit www.raleighyoga.com or call Jane Barrett at 919-856-1390.

Woodworker demonstrates bowl-making

2nd Saturdays: Makin’ Bowls is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch woodworker Louis Sachs as he turns bowls on a lathe during a drop-in program. His creations are available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

Wood craft program at museum

Make It, Take It: Wood Wonder, a drop-in program, is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Make a simple craft from wood that’s simply wonderful.

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