Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Sept. 5-11


History Corner: And They’re Off

History Corner: And They’re Off is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn about famous horses, jockeys and racetracks. Cost is $1 for children ages 6-9 with an adult. To register, call 919-807-7992.

History Hunters: From the Garden

History Hunters: From the Garden is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn about plants that North Carolinians have grown to eat or to use in making cloth, and make something from the museum garden. Cost is $1 for ages 10-13. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Teen filmmaker to discuss film

Cliff Bumgardner, local teen filmmaker, will discuss his short documentary on Vic Spence, a BHS grad and World War II veteran who has worked in Wake County law enforcement for 40 years, at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Pizza will be provided. For more information, contact Jessi Rogers at foundation@wade.org.

Montana Skies

Montana Skies, a duo that performs an energetic classical/jazz fusion on guitar and electric cello, will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Free yoga classes

The following yoga classes are scheduled for Thursday. Stress reduction with chair yoga from noon to 1 p.m. at the Whole Foods on Wade Avenue in Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-828-5805. Another stress reduction with chair yoga class is scheduled from 6 to 6:50 p.m. followed by gentle mat from 7 to 8:30 at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Murder, mystery and mayhem at libraries

Popular mystery writers will be featured during September at Wake County libraries. Local favorite Sarah Shaber will kick off the series at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-856-6710.

Horwitz at Quail Ridge

Tony Horwitz will read from and sign copies of “With Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Oakwood Cemetery flashlight tours

Historic Oakwood Cemetery will offer an hour-long walking tour starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Participants are asked to park outside the cemetery and meet at the front gate. Cost is $5 per person. Bring a flashlight. To register, email info@historicoakwood.com or call 919-832-6077.

Yoga for the core

Yoga for the Core is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.


Rabies, microchip clinic

The town of Rolesville, along with the Wake County Animal Shelter, will hold a rabies vaccine and microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Park, 200 S. Main St., Rolesville. Vet technicians and volunteers will provide three-year rabies vaccinations for $5 and microchips for $10. Owners must provide proof of prior vaccinations. Pets must be on a leash or in a pet carrier. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/pets.

Teen to adulthood support meeting

The teen to adulthood support meeting for ARC of Wake County will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Millbrook Exchange Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The topic of the meeting is Social Security 101.

Bone marrow typing drive

A bone marrow typing drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Elementary School at 301 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Testing to look for bone marrow matches requires a cheek swab. Ages 18-44 most needed.

Saturdays in the Garden

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

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.

Firemen’s Day

The Brassfield Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Firemen’s Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the fire station, 1680 N.C. 96, Franklinton. A meal of barbecue pork or chicken, a baked potato, coleslaw and hushpuppies will be served. Eat in or takeout is available. Cost is $8 per plate. The event will also include a bake sale. For more information or to order plates in advance, call 919-815-2043.

At the Movies: ‘Gone with the Wind’

See classic film “Gone with the Wind” on the large screen from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Daniels Auditorium at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Museum staff will give a brief introduction of the movie.

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. Reservations are required. For more information or to email your reservation, visit www.raleighyoga.com.

Performance series

The Neck of the Woods Performance Series will continue at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St., Wake Forest. The variety art show features local performing artists. A donation of $5 is requested for the artists performing. For more information, email Cora Hemphill at neckofthewoodsevent@gmail.com.


Gentle mat yoga

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


Computer classes and job training

Free computer classes for adults at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab with volunteers from IFCTCC will begin Monday. The nine-week session includes Excel, Word, Windows and web design. For more information or to sign up, call 919-821-2686 or email ifctccregister2012@gmail.com.

Foster families interest meeting

The Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is recruiting foster families in Raleigh, Durham and surrounding counties. An open house is set for 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Durham location, 6015 Fayetteville Road, Suite 111. For more information, contact Keeva Nichols at 919-294-6273 or keeva.nichols@bghnc.org.

Llewellyn at Quail Ridge

N.C. Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will share his thoughts on classical music and discussing the opening night concert, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Woody Durham signing

Woody Durham will sign copies of “Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. From 1971 to 2011, Durham was the radio play-by-play man for UNC-CH. Receive a ticket for the line with purchase of the book.