Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Sept. 19-25

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

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.

Saturday

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. All proceeds will go to community projects. 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

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.

Sunday

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.

Square dancing to benefit hospice

The Star Twirlers and Capital Squares are holding the Triangle Area Hospice Dance on Sunday at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh. A donation of $7 is requested to benefit hospice. The early lines/rounds will run from 1:30 to 2:30 and squares/rounds/lines from 2:30 to 4:30. For more information, contact Charlie Stuber at 919-787-0313 or Sherri Jones at 919-266-0845.

The South and American Popular Culture

A program on the South and American Popular Culture is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Karen Cox, professor of history at UNC-Charlotte, will describe how ad agencies, filmmakers, fiction writers, the travel industry and others created a romanticized vision of the “Old South.” Cox will sign copies of her book “Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture” after the program.

Yoga for the core

Yoga for the core is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Suite 181, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Moose and Purvis at Quail Ridge

N.C. cookbook author and food columnist Debbie Moose brings “Buttermilk: A Savor the South Cookbook” and Southern cookbook author Kathleen Purvis will also share “Pecans: A Savor the South Cookbook” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Samples will be provided.

Tuesday

Storytime for grandparents and grandchildren

Grandparent/Grandchild Storytime is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. The program will focus on reptiles and includes a visit from a few live snakes and lizards to see and touch. Cost is $2 per person. Registration is required four days in advance online at RecLink or at any community center. For more information, call 919-831-6856.

Greenberg at Quail Ridge

Forbes technology reporter Andy Greenberg will discuss “This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

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