Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for March 11-17

Sunday

Pancake, 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, with a $20 maximum per family. Proceeds support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.

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.

Beginners 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.

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.

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.

Monday

Montana Skies at Quail Ridge

Montana Skies will play songs from their new CD at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The group combines elements of classical technique, jazz improv and the power and energy of rock ’n’ roll.

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.

Hypertufa trough workshop

Lasting Impressions’ hypertufa trough workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Raleigh studio. Create a faux stone planting trough using a hypertufa mix. Cost is $60 and includes all supplies and instructions. To register, call 919-787-6228 or visit www.lastingimpressionsleaves.com.

Girl Scout author

Shana Corey will read from “Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. This event is for children five and older.

Symphony conductor Llewellyn at Quail Ridge

Also N.C. Symphony conductor Grant Llewellyn will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Wednesday

History à la Carte: Variety Vacationland

Using historic postcards, maps and film, Sandy Webbere, associate curator, will identify early tourist destinations from the coast to the mountains and discuss how they have evolved from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Bring a lunch; beverages will be provided. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Chair yoga

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

Henkes reading at Quail Ridge

Kevin Henkes, author of “Chrysanthemum and Lily,” will read from “Penny and Her Song” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For children ages 4-8. Receive a ticket for the signing line with the purchase of “Penny and Her Song.” Author’s time permitting, those without tickets may get in line after ticket holders.

Thursday

Arbor Day Ceremony

Wake Forest’s Arbor Day celebration will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. The observance will include a guest speaker and a musical performance by Wake Forest Elementary first-graders. The Wake Forest Urban Forestry Board will recognize this year’s Arbor Day Poster Contest winners and present Green Medal Awards. For more information, contact Urban Forester Evan Keto at 919-435-9565 or eketo@wakeforestnc.gov.

Chair yoga for everybody

A free chair yoga for everybody is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at Whole Foods North, on Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 354-0350.

James Oden’s music for St. Patrick’s Day

James Oden will perform a free St. Patrick’s Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. He will perform songs from his CD, “Samhain’s March: A Winter Journey.”

Friday

Hoopla event for Interact

Hoopla, InterAct’s signature event, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the InterAct Suite at the Captrust Tower at North Hills, 4208 Six Forks Road, Raleigh The event includes viewing NCAA games, barbecue and a silent auction. Cost is $30 per ticket. For tickets, visit bit.ly/hooplahoorah.

Stone at Quail Ridge

Hicks Stone will read from and sign copies of “Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Saturday

Ask the Expert: Teen Health

Rex Family Practice of Wakefield will host an “Ask the Expert: Teen Health” event at 9 a.m. Saturday. Drs. Robert Gardner and Dr. Amy Walsh will answer questions about teen health and adolescence, immunizations, healthy lifestyle habits, adolescent mental health and getting teens ready for college. Space is limited; RSVP to 919-784-1259 or to emaileventrsvp@rexhealth.com. For more information, visit rexhealth.com/wakefield-family-practice.

St. Patrick’s parade, festival

The Wearin’ o’ the Green Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh, featuring food, beverages and entertainment. Raleigh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with Mayor Nancy McFarlane as grand marshal, starts at noon. For more information, including an entertainment schedule, go to www.raleighstpats.org.

Young adult authors at Quail Ridge

Ally Carter will read from and sign copies of “Out of Sight, Out of Time,” the latest in the Gallagher Girls spy series, at 3 p.m. Saturday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Rachel Hawkins, author of “Spell Bound: A Hex Hall Novel,” will also be reading and signing copies of her novel. This event is for children 12 and older.

Sunday

Titanic author at Quail Ridge

Julie Williams will read and sign copies of “A Rare Titanic Family” at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Williams’ great-uncle, his wife and small child survived the sinking of the Titanic.

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