Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Oct. 24-30


United Nations anniversary

The United Nations anniversary will be celebrated at noon Wednesday at the Old Capitol Building House Chamber. Students from the Montessori School of Raleigh will read the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Lori Milberg, former member of the Wake school board, will speak. For more information, contact Dan Figgins at 919-280-2947.

Abrams at Quail Ridge

David Abrams will share “Fobbit” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Free yoga classes

Gentle mat yoga is scheduled from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. followed by stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:40 to 11:30 Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Craft Creations

The 30th annual Craft Creations will run from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. Participants can shop for handmade items as well as baked goods. Admission and parking are free.

Marbles night for kids with special needs

Family Fun Night Spooktacular, an evening at Marbles Kids Museum for children 12 and younger with special needs and their families, is scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The after-hours event will allow the kids to experience the museum in a more calm, less crowded environment.

Virginia Silversmiths at history museum

Virginia Silversmiths: The Branching of the Trade is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Catherine B. Hollan, decorative arts scholar, will discuss the lives and careers of Virginia’s luxury metals craftsmen and their activity in North Carolina. Cost is $10 for nonmembers and $5 for members or $25 for a three-lecture series and $12 for members. For tickets, visit ncmuseumofhistory.org or call 919-807-7835.

Simpson at Quail Ridge

Bland Simpson, UNC professor and member of the Red Clay Ramblers, will share “Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Seminar for seniors at The Lodge

Protection from senior scams with DARE Officer Scott Graham is set for 11 a.m. Friday at The Lodge at Wake Forest, 1151 S. Main St., Wake Forest. For details, call 919-554-8768.

AARP driver safety course

An AARP driver safety course is scheduled from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Five Points Center, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. Registration is required. To register, call 919-996-4730 with your name, address, ZIP code, birthdate, driver’s license number and AARP membership number. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

Lovejoy at Quail Ridge

Sharon Lovejoy will share “My First Bird Book & Bird Feeder” at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. This event is recommended for children 6 and older.


Second Chance dog adopt-a-thon

A Second Chance dog and puppy adopt-a-thon is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Phydeaux Pets, 10 W. Franklin St., Suite 100, Raleigh.


CROP Hunger Walk

The Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event will include a 3.1 mile walk, a costume contest, clowns, balloon artist, face painting, DJ and local restaurant vendors. Part of the proceeds will be donated to local hunger-fighting agencies. For more information, visit www.cropwalkraleigh.com.

Franklin firefighters celebrate anniversary

The Franklin County Firefighters Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday at the Triangle North Executive Airport, 440 Airport Road, Louisburg. The event will include food, games, other public safety and service agencies, live music and firetruck displays. For more information, contact Johnny Hight at 919-729-4499 or jhight@fcnso.org, Kelly Harris at 919-427-7850 or Lee Gupton 919-900-0528.

North Carolina’s Emerging Latino Population

North Carolina’s Emerging Latino Population is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Find out how Latinos are handling the realities, opportunities and challenges of life in North Carolina. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or go to www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Galen at Quail Ridge

Marjorie Galen will share “Fashion Designer’s Handbook and Fashion Kit: Learn to Sew and Become a Designer in 33 Fabulous Projects,” a hands-on event for ages 7-13, at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Fall Harvest: Pumpkins

Fall harvest: Pumpkins is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday at Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh. Learn about seeds, decorate a pot, plant a seed and take it home to watch it grow. Seeds will be provided or bring your own. Registration required by Oct. 25. Cost is $5 for children 2-5.


Curry at Quail Ridge

William Henry Curry, resident conductor of the N.C. Symphony, will discuss “Forbidden, Banned and Silenced: A History of Censorship in Music” and the upcoming concert featuring Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.