Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for March 7-13

Wednesday

History Hunters: Greetings from North Carolina!

Learn about North Carolina holiday spots, get a bit of postcard history and make your own postcard from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event is for children ages 10-13. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Chair yoga for every body

Chair yoga for every body is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Hills Community Center on Edwards Mill Road. Cost is $10 per month. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-831-6835.

Raleigh Village Idiots

The Raleigh Village Idiots will lead comedy improv exercises at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. Free pizza will be provided. For more information, contact Jessi Rogers at 919-856-9355 ext. 2 or foundation@wade.org.

History Corner: Fantastic Foods

“History Corner: Fantastic Foods” is scheduled from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Library. Children ages 6-9 will explore foods that were invented in the Old North State. Listen to a short story and sample a few sauces, desserts and snacks. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6723.

Livesey at Quail Ridge

Margot Livesey will sign copies of and read from “The Flight of Gemma Hardy” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The story is a reimagining of the Jane Eyre story, moved to mid-20th century Scotland.

Thursday

Free yoga classes

The following free yoga classes are being offered Thursday at North Regional Library on Harps Mill Road. Gentle yoga at 9:15 a.m. and chair yoga at 10:15. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

International Women’s Day

A Place for Women to Gather is sponsoring a celebration of International Women’s Day from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Community Leadership, 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. A variety of activities will provide a chance to get to know other women, learn about opportunities for women and become involved in projects. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, go to www.womengather.org.

Tony Daniel at Quail Ridge

Tony Daniel will read from and sign copies of “Guardian of Night” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

Three Triangle Tenors

Meet the Three Triangle Tenors, George Deaton, Wade Henderson and Timothy Sparks, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. They will be accompanied by Thomas Warburton on piano as they sing songs from their CD in many genres, including classical, Neapolitan, religious and Broadway.

Saturday

Dig In summit on gardens

Advocates for Health in Action presents Dig In, the third annual community gardens summit, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. Dig In features urban farming experts, hands-on workshops and booths for anyone who wants to build and maintain a community garden or gain expertise for success in his or her home garden. Cost is $10. To register, visit www.advocatesforhealthinaction.

Rabies, microchip clinic

SAFE Haven will provide low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinics for pet owners from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at SAFE Haven, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh. Cost is $5 for a rabies vaccination and $15 for microchips. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats must be in cat carriers to be vaccinated and/or chipped. All procedures will be performed by SAFE Haven’s licensed veterinarian. Bring up-to-date vaccination or veterinary records if available. For more information, visit www.safehavenforcats.org or call 919-872-1128.

Make It, Take It: Blimps

Discover how blimps protected ships off the North Carolina coast during World War II and make a paper model to take home from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Passport Day in the USA

The Wake Forest Post Office is celebrating Passport Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Residents can learn about and apply for passports. No appointment required. Passports are $135 for an adult and $105 for children 15 and younger. Passport photos are $15 each. For more information on what to bring, call 877-487-2778 or 919-556-8421.

Free class at Raleigh Yoga

A free community class is offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.

Prom dress giveaway

Go Girls Inc. is holding Prom Project from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Raleigh. Girls in need will have a chance to choose free dresses and accessories in used but good condition and see a fashion show by college students. For more information, email gogirl72011@yahoo.com or go to www.go-girlsinc.org.

Plant-a-row

The fourth annual Plant A Row for the Hungry Kick-Off is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Logan Trading Company, 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh. Free classes by garden experts, kid’s gardening classes and other activities and giveaways will be included. Donations are distributed by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle directly to families in need and to local shelters. For more information or to register, visit www.logantrd.com/2012/plant-a-row-kickoff-event.

Sunday

Pancake and sausage breakfast

A pancake and sausage breakfast is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Raleigh. Cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and choice of hot beverage. A $20 maximum per family. Proceeds support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.

Barbara Hemphill at Quail Ridge

Barbara Hemphill helps bring order to lives with “Organizing Paper at Home: What to Toss and How to Find the Rest” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Yoga for the core

Yoga for the core is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Suite 181, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Music of the Carolinas: Patrick and Cathy Sky

A program of Irish reels, jigs and hornpipes will run from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Beginners can read to dogs

Read to a Dog is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Beginning readers will read a favorite book to a dog in the See Spot Read program. To register, call 919-856-6723.

Tuesday

Time for Tots: St. Patrick’s

Discover the history, food and traditions of Saint Patrick’s Day and make a take-home craft from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For ages 3-5 with an adult. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

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