Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Oct. 17-23

Wednesday

Learn about law enforcement careers

A Raleigh police officer will discuss how to prepare for a career in law enforcement and the different departments at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 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.

Free tai-chi classes

Free tai chi classes are scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, 3515 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.raleighortho.com/core.

Suberman at Quail Ridge

Stella Suberman, author of “The Jew Store,” will read from and sign copies of “GI Bill Boys: A Memoir” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Evans at Quail Ridge

Emmy Award-winning meteorologist Bill Evans will share “It’s Raining Fish & Spiders” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The weather book is filled with graphics, amazing photos and experiments that can be done at home. This event is suggest for children ages 8-14.

Rock the Vote for teens

Rock the Vote: Anime is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, contact the library or search www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/teens

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.

Haunted Happenings

Authors Clay Griffith and Mark Van Name will present a program on Steampunk and Dark Urban Fantasy at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710. Registration is requested.

Parenting columnist Rosemond to speak

John Rosemond, family psychologist and syndicated parenting columnist, will speak on Parenting with Love and Leadership (From Tots to Teens) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ravenscroft School’s Main Arena, A.E. Finley Activity Center, 7409 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The free lecture is adults-only. Register at www.ravenscroft.speaker.

Helprin at Quail Ridge

Mark Helprin, author of “A Winter’s Tale” and “A Soldier of the Great War,” will share “In Sunlight and In Shadow” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

Brother-sister duo at Quail Ridge

Lisa Alther will share “Stormy Weather & Other Stories” and John Shelton Reed will share “Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Saturday

Pancake fundraiser for animal group

Pancakes for Purrs is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 11805 Retail Drive, Wake Forest. Cost is $7 per plate to benefit Purr Partners, a local cat rescue group. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 919-906-8243 or at the door the day of the event. Purr Partners pulls cats and kittens from local high-kill shelters and holds adopt-a-thons each weekend at PetSmart, 11835 Retail Drive, Wake Forest. For more information, visit www.purrpartners.com or call Cyndi at 919-906-8243 or 919-376-6109.

Big Sweep at Lake Wheeler

Volunteers will meet to clean up Lake Wheeler Park at 9 a.m. Saturday at the waterfront program center. Volunteers will clean until noon. Gloves, trash bags and data cards will be provided. Wear appropriate clothing for cleanup (no open-toed shoes). For more information, call 919-662-5704.

Dog wash to benefit Second Chance

A dog wash to benefit Second Chance is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed, 7414 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. All dog washes are $10. An adopt-a-thon is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m.

Dog wash to benefit beagle rescue

Triangle Beagle Rescue is holding a dog wash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed Pet Store, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. Cost is $15. For more information, visit www.tribeagles.org.

Masquerade ball for CHERUBS

CHERUBS will hold its annual Masquerading Angels Ball from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Capital City Club, 410 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. The event will benefit families of babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Highlights will include music, a casino, a raffle and a silent auction. Attendees must be 21 or older and are encouraged to wear tuxedos and formal gowns. Masks are encouraged, but scary Halloween costumes and short dresses are not allowed. Tickets are $100. For more information or to buy tickets, go to cherubsangelball.org.

Halloween fun with Wake Autism Society

Wake County Autism Society will hold a free night of Halloween crafts, activities and treats from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Kirk of Kildare Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary.

Sunday

Free yoga class

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

Tar Heel political commercials

Tar Heel Political Commercials: Hide the Children is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Candidates communicate to voters through TV ads, and the results are often not pretty. Rob Christensen, columnist for The N&O, will take a look at a few of the more famous ads that have aired in the state since 1984.

The Haunting of Wake Forest

Haunting of Wake Forest is set for 3 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St., Wake Forest. The free program is about some of the ghosts and spirits said to live in and around Wake Forest homes. Refreshments will be available.

Bennett at Quail Ridge

North Carolinian Walter Bennett will share “Leaving Tuscaloosa” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Monday

Free yoga class

Stress reduction with chair yoga is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods on Wade Avenue, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-828-5805.

Quick meals program with author

A program on Quick Meals for your Family with cookbook author Kathy Hester is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Fforde at Quail Ridge

Jasper Fforde will sign copies of “The Last Dragonslayer” at 7 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Tuesday

Orienteering Adventure for kids

An Orienteering Adventure for children ages 8-12 is set for 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Track your way through the woods with the help of the sun’s light and the earth’s magnetic field. Use a compass to navigate your way through an obstacle course. Cost is $4. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 919-856-6675 or email yatesmill@wakegov.com.

Chafe at Quail Ridge

Duke professor William Chafe will share “The Politics of the Personal,” a portrait of how the dynamic between Bill and Hillary Clinton affected their achievements in public life, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

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