Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for March 17-24


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.

Drag Brunch

A Drag Brunch is set for 12:30 p.m. Sunday at The Mint restaurant, 219 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. The event will benefit the Crape Myrtle Festival, a nonprofit that supports education and outreach for groups in the LGBT community. Entertainers will include Amaya, Eunyce Raye, Dorae Saunders, Stephanie Scott and Nation Tyre with Ebony Summers. Cost is $10 and does not include buffet or drinks. For more information, www.themintrestaurant.com. Doors open at noon. To make a reservation, call 919-821-0011.


Free health screening

A free health screening is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness Center campus, 8300 Health Park, Raleigh. Educational materials that explain how to perform monthly skin checks at home and how to protect skin from the sun on a daily basis will be provided along with sunscreen samples and giveaways.


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.

Voelkels at Quail Ridge

Jon and Pamela Voelkel will read and sign copies of “The Jaguar Stones, Book Two: The End of the World Club” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Free yoga classes

The following free classes are scheduled Tuesday at the North Regional Library on Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Chair yoga at 5:30 p.m.; gentle mat yoga at 6:30 and core and beat yoga at 8. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Stamp dedicated at Raleigh Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Heart Health Forever stamp at noon Tuesday, at the Raleigh Westgate Post Office, 1 Floretta Place, Raleigh. A heart/health wellness fair will be open most of the day with representatives from Blissful Wellness, Duke University Cardiology, the farmers market, Fitness 19, Hands On Massage and Whole Foods, many of which will be raffling gifts and gift cards. For more information, call Pam Lucas at 919- 420-5184.


Nutrition for preschoolers

A nutritionist from Wake County Human Services will present a preschool story time about good foods to eat at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6723.

Chef Walter Royal at WELL

Award-winning chef Walter Royal of the Angus Barn will talk about his career from culinary school to winning the Iron Chef America title on the Food Network. The event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 St. Mary’s St, Raleigh. Pizza will be provided. For more information, call Jessi Rogers at 919-856-9355 ext. 2 or email foundation@wade.org.

UNC professor at Quail Ridge

UNC professor of Religious Studies, Bart Ehrman will sign copies and read from “Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music.

Chair yoga

Chair yoga for every body is scheduled 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.


Free yoga classes

Two free yoga classes are scheduled Thursday at the North Regional Library on Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle yoga at 9:15 a.m. and chair yoga at 10:45. Bring two towels. To register, call 9191-870-4000.


Mayes at Quail Ridge

Frances Mayes and Ed Mayes, authors of “Under the Tuscan Sun,” will read from and sign copies of “The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books & Music.


Races benefit cancer fight

The Chick-fil-A restaurants of Capital Crossing and Falls Village are holding the Chick-fil-A Race Series of Raleigh on Saturday to benefit The Cure Starts Now and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Race lengths will be 1 mile, 5k and 10k with registration ranging from $25 per person to $90 per family. Register online at www.connectrace.net or the day of the races starting at 7 a.m. The run will start and finish at Millbrook High School. The 5k and 10k start at 8 a.m. The race will include chip timing on a USATF-certified course, a chance to win Chick-fil-A for a year and a Family FunZone with inflatables and other activities.

Trees across Raleigh

Trees across Raleigh, a local nonprofit, will hold its 15th annual spring planting on Saturday at Fallon Park. Register to volunteer at the corner of Anderson Drive and Oxford Road at 9 a.m. Trees Across Raleigh and Raleigh Parks and Recreation plan to plant about 150 trees at Fallon Park, surrounding greenway trails and FEMA lots in the area. For more information, visit www.treesacrossraleigh.org.

Prom dress giveaway

Growing Child Pediatrics is hosting a Picture Perfect Prom event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 11130 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest. More than 100 gently used prom and formal dresses in a variety of sizes will be given away to young women in need. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Mandy Johnson at 919-414-1022 or visit www.growingchildpediatrics.com.