Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Aug. 12-18


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.


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.


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.


Job assistance at library

Job seekers will get assistance with resumes, cover letters, job leads, applications and preparing for interviews from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6723.

Free yoga classes

Stress reduction with chair yoga is scheduled from 6 to 6:50 p.m. followed by gentle mat yoga from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Southern String Band concert at Joel Lane

Joel Lane Museum House’s Concert in the Courtyard featuring the Southern String Band is set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Lawn chair and nonalcoholic beverages welcome. For more information, call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.


Monarch monitoring workshop

A workshop on monitoring monarch butterflies is set for 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, 4301 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh. The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project enables the public to become involved in collecting data that are used to explain the distribution and abundance patterns of monarch butterflies in North America. This field workshop will take place in the Outdoor Classroom and the Common Milkweed patch at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. Registration is required. Children 12 and older are welcome with accompanying adult. To register, contact Kim Smart at kimberly.smart@ncdenr.gov or 919-733-7450 ext. 673.

Mordecai Historic Park Free Friday

Mordecai Free Friday is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. Mordecai will offer free tours of the Mordecai Mansion, Andrew Johnson’s birthplace, St. Mark’s Chapel and the Allen Kitchen. Tours begin every half hour and are limited to 20 per tour. No registration required.

Carolina Classics car show

The third annual Carolina Classics at the Capital car show will run from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show will feature a new format and new attractions, including appearances by the stars of truTV’s “Lizard Lick Towing” and assembly demonstrations of a Model T Ford. Hundreds of vintage and classic cars and trucks will compete for awards in specific categories as well as the coveted Sir Walter Cup for Best in Show. Cost is $10, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children younger than six. For more information, visit www.classicsatthecapital.com or call 919-896-7448.


Saturdays in the Garden

Saturdays in the Garden is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Join a member of the N.C. Museum of History garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit lining Bicentennial Plaza. Tour participants will meet at the information desk in the museum lobby, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.

Nature Discovery Journaling in park

Nature Discovery Journaling is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Create a journal that highlights the beauty of the park with the use of colored pencils and pen and ink. Registration is required. Cost is $5 per family. For more information, call 919-870-4330.

Laughter for the Cause

Laughter for the Cause, a fundraising event, is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sparians Bowling Boutique, 141 Park at North Hills St. #120, Raleigh. Cost is $20 per person and includes two nonalcoholic drinks, food, bowling and shoe rental. Children 6 and younger are free. The event is held by the Lotus Survival Foundation, and all proceeds will help low-income men and women affected by breast cancer have access to the education, resources and knowledge they need to cope with and survive breast cancer. For tickets, visit www.lotussurvivalfoundation.org or call 919-342-0732.

Free family movie night celebrates Scouts

A free Family Movie Night celebrating the Girls Scouts’ 100th anniversary is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. The festivities will begin with a singalong at 8, followed by the movie “Dolphin Tale” at 8:30 p.m. Pet supply donations will be accepted. Free popcorn will be served and assorted food vendors will sell other snacks and beverages. Rain date is Friday, Sept. 8. For more information, contact Tina Deatherage at 919-562-7158 or cdeatherage@nc.rr.com, or Ruben Wall at 919-435-9561 or rwall@wakeforestnc.gov.