Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Oct. 28-Nov. 3



Dogtoberfest is set for 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Dog Diggity Daycare & Boarding, 8109 Ebenezer Church Road, Raleigh. The event will feature live music, free food, beer, wine and a basket raffle. Proceeds will go to Second Chance Pet Adoptions.

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, a DJ and local restaurant vendors. 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.

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.

Thrift shop sale

A 50 percent off thrift shop sale is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sundayat ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. Proceeds are used to help lower income pet owners spay and neuter their pets through AnimalKind’s programs, the $20 FIX and SpayNC Helpline. For more information, call 919-872-0019 or go to www.animalkind.org.


Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular, a free event featuring games and activities for children ages 1-10, is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh. Registration is recommended. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall Carnival

A fall carnival is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The free event will include outside games, prizes and treats. Wear a costume. For children ages 1-10 with an adult.


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.

Storyteller in Wake Forest

Award-winning storyteller and multicultural folklorist Donna L. Washington will perform at 2:20 and 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. Washington has been sharing stories with audiences for more than 24 years and is also a children’s author. For more information, visit www.DonnaWashington.com or call 919-435-9560.

Twick or Tweat

Twick or Tweat is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mills Road, Raleigh. Put on a costume and enjoy a night of music, dancing, games, contests and tweats. The free event is for children 10 years and younger.

Haunted Happenings at library

Investigate the Paranormal, a free adult program featuring George Matthis, is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mills Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested. To register or for more information, call 919-870-4000.


Arthritis speakers series

The Better Living with Arthritis Speakers Series will continue at noon Thursday at Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic Glenwood Avenue Office, 3515 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The topic is managing arthritis with exercise.

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.

Bowden at Quail Ridge

Mark Bowden, author of “Blackhawk Down,” will share “The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Schunmugamm at Quail Ridge

Guna Schunmugamm will share “Chef Guna’s Way: Recipes” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Pig Wars

The second annual Pig Wars barbecue cookoff is set for 5 p.m. Friday at City Market in downtown Raleigh. Barbecue sandwiches will be $5 and pints $10. All proceeds will go to Easter Seals UCP. Craig Thompson will perform.


Cleanup day at Fallon Park

Fallon Park Garden Club will hold a cleanup day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the park, 2121 Noble Road, Raleigh. Meet at the picnic shelter on the Oxford and Beechridge Road intersection. Participants will clean up, prune, pick up trash and possibly do some mulching. Supplies will be provided. Participants 16 or younger must have an accompanying parent. For more information, call 919-783-5867.

Scarecrow Festival

A free scarecrow festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, Raleigh. Build a scarecrow with provided forms and stuffing materials. Bring a wardrobe for your scarecrow. All scarecrows will remain on display as long as weather permits. Bring a picnic lunch. To register to make a scarecrow, call 919-996-6126.

Share Fair

Share Fair Raleigh is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday at Shelter 4 at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh. Enjoy a day of live music, games and interactive exhibits for children. Bring canned goods to be donated to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. A potluck meal will be shared. Admission is free.

Pet-a-Palooza Festival

The Pet-a-Palooza Festival is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. Leashed pets and their families can enjoy a day of music, fashion, food and entertainment. The event includes Peddle for Paws, an 8 a.m. bike ride with TLC for Bikes to raise money for rescues, and a raffle for prizes celebrating the birthday of Lafayette Village’s own Buddy. The VFW Color Guard will open the festivities. Musical performers will include the Jim Riche Project, Chris Overstreet and the Phase Loc Duo. Other highlights will include Kidz Go Nutz crafts and games until 2, EbonyChild face painting and a fashion show at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit LafayetteVillageRaleigh.com or contact info@lafayettevillageraleigh.com.