Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Oct. 3-9


Teen entrepreneur forum

The creator of two businesses will share what he has learned from his experiences and give advice to aspiring teen entrepreneurs at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. For more information, contact Jessi Rogers at foundation@wade.org or www.wade.org.

Honey Buzztival at farmers market

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market will hold a Honey Buzztival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. The market will be buzzing with honey-related products. The market is open every Wednesday through Oct. 31.

Holidays around World program for kids

History Corner: Holidays around the World, for children ages 6-9 with adult, is set for 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. What do Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and Día de los Muertos have in common? Learn how these holidays are celebrated and make a fall craft. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Carolina del Norte

History Hunters: Carolina del Norte, for ages 10-13, is set for 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. What’s it like to move to a new place and learn a new language and culture? Find out about Latino life in our state. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Cecelski at Quail Ridge

David Cecelski will read from and sign copies “The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Free yoga classes

Stress reduction with chair yoga is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods on Wade Ave 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. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat yoga will follow from 7 to 8:30. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Battleground state

North Carolina: Battleground State is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Attention is focused on North Carolina in the races for president, governor and Congress. Rob Christensen, political columnist for The N&O, will serve as moderator for a panel of analysts. Democratic consultants Gary Pearce and Brad Crone, Republican consultant Carter Wrenn, John Hood of the John Locke Foundation and political scientist Andrew Taylor will participate.

JobLink Career Expo

A JobLink Career Expo will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at N.C. State’s McKimmon Center, at 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Private and publicly held local and national businesses, as well as government and nonprofit organizations will participate in the free event. Parking will be available at the McKimmon Center, with access from Gorman Street. Additional parking will be available behind the McKimmon Center on Varsity Drive in the gravel parking lot. Bus service is available on Western Boulevard and Gorman Street. For more information, visit www.joblinkcc.com/career_fair.

Arthritis speakers series

The Better Living with Arthritis Speakers Series will continue at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic Glenwood Avenue Office, 3515 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The topic is inflammatory arthritis.

Goldman at Quail Ridge

Judy Goldman, author of “Early Leaving,” presents her latest work, “Losing My Sister: A Memoir,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


‘When I Leave’

Local writer EJ Stewart’s new play, “When I Leave,” will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The play tells the story of the son of a North Carolina farming family in the early 1960s. Grappling with segregation, he must decide how to respond to current events close to home. Cost is $8 for nonmembers and $5 for members. Children 12 and younger are free. For tickets, visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.


Big Sweep at Durant Nature Park

Volunteers will meet at the Durant Nature Park office at 9 a.m. Saturday to clean up the park. Gloves, trash bags, data cards and water will be provided. Wear work clothes, pants and boots (no open-toed shoes). To volunteer, contact Zone Captain Amy Corbally at 919-870-2871 or amy.corbally@raleighnc.gov.

Special Olympics fundraiser

Over the Edge for Special Olympics is coming to Raleigh from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Fargo Capitol Center. Participants must raise at least $1,000 in donations for Special Olympics and will rappel down 32 stories of the building. To register or for more information, visit www.sonc.net/give/over-the-edge.

Book sale for literacy group

A used book sale to raise money for Books for Kids is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Books for Kids is a nonprofit founded that gives new books to kids who need them. Donations of used books are accepted at the store year-round. For more information, call 919828-1588.

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

The N.C. Housing Coalition will conduct a free workshop on foreclosure prevention from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Solid Rock Ministry International, Southeast Campus, 410 Lord Berkeley Drive in Raleigh. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:45 a.m. For more information, go to the NCHC website at www.nchousing.org or contact Brenda Parrott-NCHC at bparrott@nchousing.org or 919-827-4494. Registration is required.


A shred-a-thon is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Haven House Services, 600 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. Documents, folders, binders, CDs, DVDs, checks, receipts and old tax records will be accepted. A $5 tax-deductible donation is suggested per box or bag. For more information, call 919-833-3312.

Ballet at library

City Ballet will put on a demonstration at 1 p.m. Saturday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mills Road, Raleigh. Triangle String Band will follow at 2 p.m. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Get Out the Vote Rally

A Get Out the Vote Rally is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chavis Community Center’s baseball field, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh. The event will include food, entertainment and a chance to meet the candidates. Voter registration will be available.

Viva Raleigh Festival

Raleigh’s fourth annual Viva Raleigh Festival is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh. The event will include music, crafts and games, information booths on city programs and nonprofit services, food vendors, dancers, musicians, and entertainment and games for children. For more information, contact Aracelys Torrez at 919-996-5717 or aracelys.torrez@raleighnc.gov.

Jewelry and handbags sale

Baubles and Bags will hold a benefit sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1689-A N. Market Drive, Raleigh. The sale will include gently used jewelry and designer handbags. Proceeds benefit the philanthropic programs of the Assistance League of the Triangle.

Fall festival

A fall festival is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Neomonde Café & Market, 9650 Strickland Road, Raleigh. The festival will include a bee-keeping class, a fairy hair booth, honey sampling, Arabic cooking and music, grocery sampling and dancing. For more information, call 919-847-2700.


Triangle Heart Walk

Triangle Heart Walk is set for Sunday at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. Festivities begin at 1 p.m., and the walk will begin at 2. One- and 3-mile stroller and pet-friendly walks are offered. The walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and education programs. For more information, call the American Heart Association at 919-463-8376 or visit www.triangleheartwalk.org.

Civil War in Fiction and Film

Learn how fiction and film manipulated memories of the Civil War and reinterpreted its history at 2 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. David Sachsman, professor of communications at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, will present the program and sign copies of his “Memory and Myth: The Civil War in Fiction and Film.”

Raleigh Dance Theatre at libraries

The Raleigh Dance Theatre will present excerpts from Kevin Henke’s “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cameron Village Regional, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh and at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct 13, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Children will learn basic ballet positions and participate in movement exercises during the free programs.

Wake Forest UnpluggedGet Connected

Roy Book Binder will perform in the third annual installment of “Wake Forest UnpluggedGet Connected” from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Sunday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. For nearly 40 years, Binder has traveled the world as a “keeper of the flame” and ambassador of the blues. Before the concert, the “Wake Forest Unplugged” family event will feature games beginning at 1:30 p.m. near the Walker Garden. Bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair. Alcohol, smoking, firearms and unleashed pets are prohibited at Joyner Park. The concert will be moved inside the Flaherty Community Center Gymnasium, 1226 N. White Street if it rains. For more information, call 919-435-9561, email rwall@wakeforestnc.gov or visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/unplugged.aspx.

Fur Ball to benefit Wake SPCA

The SPCA of Wake County’s Fur Ball is scheduled from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Park Alumni Center, 2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh. Black-tie attire is preferred. For tickets or sponsorship information, visit www.spcawake.org/furball.


Pastis at Quail Ridge

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis will share and sign copies of “Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out: A (Freaky) Pearls Before Swine Treasury” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Time for Tots: Fun at the Fair

Time for Tots: Fun at the Fair, for children ages 3-5 with adult, is scheduled from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn about the start of the State Fair and create a little fair fun of your own. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Community Mental Health Services

The Southeast Raleigh Community Forum of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will present “Community Mental Health Services,” by Ollie Hooker, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Richard B. Harrison Library, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call Harold Mallette at 919-747-0623.

Johnson at Quail Ridge

Winner of the Nebula Award for the past two years, Kij Johnson will read from and sign copies of “At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.