Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Feb. 26-March 3


Thrift store 50 percent sale

A 50 percent off storewide sale is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. Proceeds will be used to help low-income pet owners spay or neuter their pets through AnimalKind’s programs, THE $20 FIX and SpayNC Helpline. For more information, call 919-872-0019 or visit www.animalkind.org.

Vegan writer Hester

Kathy Hester will read and sign copies of “The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Samples will be provided.

Program on treating autism, disabilities

Three mothers whose children have recovered through a biomedical approach to autism, ADD and learning disabilities will present their stories at 7 p.m. Sunday in the music room at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call Beth Secosky at 919-539-4668.


Free financial workshops

A series of free financial workshops will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at The Helen Wright Center for Women/Urban Ministries of Wake County, 401 W. Cabbarus St., Raleigh. Topics for the N.C. Saves Week event: Understanding Your Credit, from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 to 3:15; and Savings and Budget, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 919-833-1748 or 919-341-6418 or visit www.northcarolinasaves.org.

Randi Zuckerberg at Meredith College

Randi Zuckerberg, former head of marketing for Facebook, will deliver the 2012 Woman of Achievement Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College. Zuckerberg’s lecture is part of the Meredith College Presidential Lecture Series and also in observance of the college’s annual Founders’ Day celebration. A reception will follow.


SAFE Haven benefit dinner

The Spay-ghetti and No Balls Benefit Dinner is set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Mill Room at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. A vegetarian option will be available. A donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids is asked. To purchase tickets, visit safecarebenefitdinner.eventbrite.com or go to the SAFE Care Clinic, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, email Teresa Nichols at teresa@safehavenforcats.org.

Annual High School Choral Celebration

The annual High School Choral Celebration is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sanctuary of Edenton Street United Methodist Church, in downtown Raleigh. Athens Drive, Broughton, Millbrook and Southeast Raleigh Magnet High Schools will perform. The N.C. State University Chorale and Men’s Ensemble directed by Dr. Nathan Leaf will present the finale.

Teen depression expert

Teen advocate and author of “Save the Teens: Preventing Suicide, Depression and Addiction” Carolyn Zahnow will speak to parents, teachers and teen mentors at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the media center at Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. To attend the event, email Paula McChristian at pmcchristian@nc.rr.com. For more information, visit wakefieldhs.wcpss.net.


Last Band Standing concert

Band Together’s Last Band Standing starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Lincoln Theatre. Five music industry judges will vote to determine winners among four local bands. Audience members also vote and can get more votes by bringing canned food, which will be donated to Urban Ministries of Wake County. Tickets are $12.50 to benefit Urban Ministries. For more information, go to www.bandtogethernc.org/posts/events email Jim Graves at jgraves919@gmail.com.

Carolina Hurricanes honor Flight 93 heroes

During the March 1 game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers at the RBC Center, the Hurricanes will honor the 40 fallen heroes of United Flight 93, helping to raise money to build the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. To help, purchase tickets for the game at www.carolinahurricanes.com/flight93 or text MEMORIAL to 90999 to make a onetime $10 donation. For more information, visit www.honorflight93.org.


“Sojourner Truth and Her Children”

The First Friday Performance of “Sojourner Truth and Her Children” is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5. E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Cost is $5 per person. Ages 12 and younger are free. To purchase a ticket, visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.


Red Carpet Rendezvous fundraiser

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving, celebrating 20 years in Wake County, is hosting its Red Carpet Rendezvous fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Fallon Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2710 Overbrook Drive, Raleigh. The evening will include wine and hors d’oeuvres, desserts and coffee, a performance by the Cary Players, a silent auction and a Wall of Wine raffle. Cost is $50 and all proceeds go to The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. Purchase tickets online at www.volunteercaregiving.org/redcarpetrendezvous or at the event.