Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Aug. 15-21


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.

Job assistance at library

Job seekers will receive help 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.

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 asks citizens 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.

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 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.

Cub Scout water day

Cub Scout Pack 5 in Wake Forest invites boys in grades 1-5 for the pack’s annual water day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest. The event will include a rain gutter regatta, free hot dogs, chips and drinks, plus information about Cub Scouts and a chance to sign up. For more information, call 434-738-8029.


Cutright at Quail Ridge

Margaret Dunbar Cutright will read from and sign copies of “A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Cyclists for suicide awareness

The cycling team of Rise Phoenix will be in Wake Forest as part of its cross-country journey for suicide awareness from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Southeastern Seminary, Wingate St., Wake Forest. The cyclists will share their experiences from the road. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/wfwalk2012.


Engle at Quail Ridge

Elliot Engel, a Charles Dickens expert and renowned lecturer, will discuss his new CD, “The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of Twain and the Shade of Shakespeare” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.