Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Sept. 16-22


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.

Cut-a-thon for InterAct

David Wade Salon is holding a cut-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds will help InterAct, a nonprofit agency that helps victims and survivors of domestic violence, rape or sexual assault. For more information, visit www.davidwadesalon.com. To donate or for an appointment, visit David Wade Salon at 612 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, or call 919-834-1101.

Good Neighbor Day in Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council will sponsor the seventh annual Good Neighbor Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. For more information on the event or award, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/goodneighborday.aspx.

Meet Democratic candidates

Meet state and national Democratic candidates from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Black Horse Run Clubhouse, 11701 Black Horse Run, Raleigh. Live music and refreshments will be provided.

Singleton at Quail Ridge

George Singleton, author of “The Half Mammals of Dixie,” will read from and sign copies of his new collection, “Stray Decorum: Stories,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Downtown grocery store meeting

Slow Money NC may organize a fundraising effort for a downtown Raleigh grocery store near Mordecai and Oakwood neighborhoods. A meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Market Restaurant, 938 N. Blount St., Raleigh, will tell residents how they can engage in this project as investors, supporters and consumers.


Wheelan at Quail Ridge

N.C. author and historian Joseph Wheelan will sign copies of and read from “Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Raleigh City Farm at WELL

Representatives from Raleigh City Farm, a local urban farming project, will discuss its projects at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Pizza and samples from the farm will be provided. For more information, contact Jessi Rogers at foundation@wade.org.

Behind the Scenes: Gone with the Wind

James Tumblin, the owner of the largest private collection of “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia, will discuss the collection and how he came to acquire the objects from the classic film at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-856-6701.

Killing Jim Crow

A program on Killing Jim Crow is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Almost 60 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled against segregated education. For more information or to register, call 919-870-4000.


Free yoga classes

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

Wake Bookmobile to visit Rolesville

The Wake County Bookmobile will visit Rolesville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle, Rolesville. Storytime with Ms. Ruth for children up to age 5 will begin at 11:30.

Child safety seat checks

Wake County will conduct free child safety seat checks from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Wake County Human Services Public Health Center, 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh. To make an appointment, call 919-250-3989.

Genealogy workshops

Wake County Public Libraries offers a workshop titled Genealogy 101: The Basics from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Olivia Raney Local History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh. To register, email olivia.raney@wakegov.com or call 919-250-1196.


Child safety seat checks

Wake County will conduct free child safety seat checks from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at Wake County Human Services Millbrook Center, 2809 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. To make an appointment, call 919-250-3989.

Ray Price Capital City Bikefest

The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest is set for Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23, on Fayetteville Street, with activities also on Hargett, Martin and Davie streets and the plaza. Events will also take place at the Ray Price Inc. dealership, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.capitalcitybikefest.com.

Hudson & Ketchin at Quail Ridge

Marjorie Hudson & Susan Ketchin will perform for Words and Music of the Piedmont: Readings and Songs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Hudson will read from her collection, “Accidental Birds of the Carolina,” and Ketchin, author of “The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction,” will perform original music.


Youngsville Fall Festival

The eighth annual Youngsville Fall Festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 125 U.S. 1-A in Youngsville. The event will include an open class car show, craft show, kids’ activities and food. It is the main fundraiser for the Extension and Community Association Club of Youngsville. For more information, visit www.youngsvillefallfestival.com or call 919-556-4026.

Multiple sclerosis program

A free educational program delivered by a leading multiple sclerosis specialist is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. To register, call 800-397-8082 or visit LiveAmpyraEvent.com.

Living with Macular Degeneration

A symposium on macular degeneration is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at McKimmon Conference Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. The event will give an overview of age-related macular degeneration including the progression of the disease and the dangers of vision loss as a result. For more information, visit www.maculardegenerationassociation.org.

Dog Ownership Day

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Bring your dog and try Agility or AKC Rally or microchip your pet for $10. The event will also feature demonstrations of herding and flyball, and face-painting and games for kids. For more information, contact ncrdoday@akc.org.

Murder, mystery and mayhem

Popular mystery writers will be featured during September at Wake County libraries. Deborah Coonts, Nancy Martin, and Hank Phillipi Ryan will discuss their works and answer questions at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, call 919-870-4000. For more information, search www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations.

Animal hospital open house

Animal Hospital at Brier Creek is having its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 10500 Little Brier Creek Lane, Raleigh. The event will include K-9 police demonstrations, a microchip clinic, food, games and raffle baskets. All proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions.


Oktoberfest, a German festival, is scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Lafayette Village, Raleigh. The event will feature German music, food and beer.

The Making of ‘Gone with the Wind’

Curator’s Choice Tour: Real to Reel: The Making of ‘Gone with the Wind’ is scheduled from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. James Tumblin, owner of the “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia featured in the exhibit, will lead the tour. Tumblin is the former head of the Universal Studios makeup and hair department.

Rolesville’s 175th anniversary

Rolesville’s 175th anniversary celebration continues this month with a walking history tour at 2 p.m. Saturday, beginning at the Main Street Park gazebo, 200 S. Main St. Tours will be offered every 30 minutes until 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Town Hall at 919-556-3506.

Annette Simon at Quail Ridge

Annette Simon will read from her book “Robot Zombie Frankenstein!” at 4 p.m. Saturday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For children ages 4-8.