Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Aug. 8-14

Wednesday

Tennis sans racquet

Tennis players of all ages will learn the techniques of the sport without the racquet from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Come dressed to participate. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Thursday

Free yoga classes

The following yoga classes are scheduled for Thursday. Gentle mat from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. and stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m., at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000. Another stress reduction with chair yoga class is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at Whole Foods, 3520 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-828-5805.

Friday

Fish plate fundraiser

A fish plate fundraiser to help Jeff Dunston pay for a kidney transplant is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Oakgrove Lodge, 70 W. River Road, Louisburg. Plates will include fish, green beans, boiled potatoes and dessert. Cost is $7. For more information, contact Ester Graves at ester.terrell@yahoo.com or 919-616-4661.

Blood drive in Wake Forest

A Knights of Columbus blood drive is scheduled from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Catherine of Siena, 520 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. All donors will receive a Sport Clips coupon for a free haircut and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $3,000 gift card. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Hank Pierwola at 919-556-3619 or hpierwola@yahoo.com.

Auction for Animals benefits shelter

Second Chance’s 12th annual Auction for the Animals is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Royal Banquet Hall, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event will include three auctions – live, silent and chance – and a raffle. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and music are included. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.secondchancenc.org.

Saturday

Bake sale for cancer patient

A bake sale to support Tolis Demertzis, who is undergoing his second treatment for leukemia, is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday on Dagmar Lane in Wake Forest’s Sedgefield Park subdivision. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Tolistrong.

Safe Haven’s Fill a Truck

Safe Haven for Cats will be accepting donations from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest. The shelter is filled with cats and kittens and needs to restock with food, supplies and basic needs. For more information, visit www.safehavenforcats.org.

Free community yoga class

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

Pine-needle baskets demo

Learn how craftsman Bill Newman creates crafts from pine needles from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.

Pine-needle art project

Make It, Take It: Needle Art is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Make a mini broom from pine needles.

Hope Reins movie night

Hope Reins will be showing the movie, “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at their ranch at Creedmoor Road and I-540 in North Raleigh. During the free event, families can also meet the newest addition to the Hope Reins herd, Spirit, a look-a-like of the “Stallion of Cimarron.” Hope Reins is a nonprofit ministry that connects hurting children with rescued horses to find comfort, hope and healing. For more information and to register, go to www.hopereinsraleigh.org or call 919-345-4914.

Sunday

Free yoga classes

The following yoga classes are scheduled for Sunday : Gentle mat yoga from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Shelley Lake Sertoma Park, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. No registration is required. Meet at the big field. Yoga for the core is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Suite 181, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Owen at Quail Ridge

Howard Owen will read from and sign copies of “Oregon Hill” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Monday

Town meeting at Quail Ridge

Quail Ridge Books & Music will hold a town meeting on the topic “Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission: An Appraisal” starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the store, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The panel will include John Samples, director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Press Millen, an attorney with Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice of Raleigh. Clay Stalnaker will moderate.

Dining for Backpacks

On Monday and Tuesday, Ruckus Pizza, 2233-112 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, will donate 15 percent of each sale to Patrick’s School Box Shop when customers mention Dining for Backpacks. Patrick Morris, a Raleigh teen, is aiming to collect 250 backpacks and school supplies for Boys & Girls Club members.

Tuesday

Time for Tots: Beat the Heat

Time for Tots: Beat the Heat is scheduled from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how people in the past kept cool in hot weather, listen to a story and make a summer craft. This event is recommended for children ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Ariely at Quail Ridge

Dan Ariely, author of “Predictably Irrational,” will read from and sign copies of “The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

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