Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for March 14-20


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 every body 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.


Arbor Day Ceremony

Wake Forest’s Arbor Day celebration will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 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 every body

A free chair yoga for every body 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.”


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.


Ask the Expert: Teen Health

Rex Family Practice of Wakefield will host an “Ask the Expert: Teen Health” event at 9 a.m. Saturday. Dr. 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.


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.

A Toast to the Triangle

A Toast to the Triangle is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center. The event, in support of the Tammy Lynn Center for children and adults with disabilities, will include food from area restaurants, beverages, auctions and a raffle. Tickets cost $100. Cocktail attire suggested. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.atoasttothetriangle.org or call 919-832-3909.


Tales for Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers ages 5-10 will hear stories, sing songs, play games and do activities from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 114 at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. This month’s featured books are “What the Ladybug Heard” by Julia Davidson and “City Dog, Country Frog” by Mo Willems. For more information, call 919-856-6723.