Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Feb. 29-March 4


Last Band Standing concert

Band Together’s Last Band Standing starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday 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 or email Jim Graves at jgraves919@gmail.com.

Special Education Open House at Broughton

A Special Education Open House is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Broughton High School, 723 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. The information sessions begin at 7:30. Sessions on transitions, types of classrooms and programs, and creative ways to invite inclusion into your school will be included. The resource fair will include information from support groups, recreation and leisure providers and afterschool/track-out programs. No child care provided; do not bring children. For more information, call 919-322-9254, email specialeducationadvcouncil@gmail.com or visit www.seacopenhouse.com.

Carolina Hurricanes honor Flight 93 heroes

During the Thursday 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. Tickets can be purchased online at ncmuseumofhistory.org or in the museum shop the day of the event.

Yoga for the core

A free Yoga for the Core class is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Suite 181 Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.


Youth job fair

A youth job fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Wake Technical Community College Student Services Building, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh. The job fair is for young people ages 16-24 who are looking for summer employment and returning to school in the fall. It’s also for job-seekers looking for on-the-job training. The fair will provide access to employers looking to hire immediately and for the summer. Young people should bring their resumés.

SAFE Haven pet food pantry

SAFE Haven is collecting donations for its pet food pantry to help needy families from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Triangle Town Center, 8000 Town Drive, Raleigh, and at Kroger, 8345 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Wet and dry cat and dog food and litter is needed. For more information, visit www.safehavenforcats.org or call 919-872-7233.

A Seussical Storytime

A Seussical Storytime is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Children ages 5-8 will hear stories, play games and make crafts in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. To register or for more information, call 919-856-6723.

Red Carpet Rendezvous fundraiser

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving, celebrating 20 years in Wake County, is holding 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.