Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for March 21-27


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.

Spring into Action blood drive

The Spring into Action blood drive is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., Raleigh. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code “Wake Forest.” Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 919-554-8498.


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.

Haven House celebration

Haven House Services will host an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the its new main office, 600 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh.


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 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.

Bilingual story time

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will bring furry friends for a bilingual story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Duraleigh Road Community Library, 5800 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh. This is a 30-minute, interactive program in Spanish and English. For more information, call 919-881-1344.

Anderson Point Work Day

Wake Audubon Society will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive, Raleigh. Volunteers are needed to lead N.C. State student teams in removal of invasive plant species from the park until noon. Wear work clothes and sturdy shoes, and bring gloves, sunscreen, bug repellant and water. Tools and instructions on identification of invasive species will be provided. For more information, email John Connors at jconnors@wakeaudubon.org.

Tree care class

A class on tree care is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Avenue. Learn about proper tree care practices, including tree selection, planting, pruning and fertilization. Register at Wake Forest Town Hall or call the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department at 919-435-9560.

Easter egg hunt

An Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. For children ages 3 and younger, the hunt will begin at 10 a.m.; ages 4-6 hunt at 11 a.m.; ages 7-9 at 1 p.m.; and ages 10-12 at 2 p.m. In case of rain, all hunts will be moved to the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Wake Forest. For more information, call 919-435-9560.

Operation medicine drop

Operation Medicine Drop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wake Forest Town Hall, along Taylor Street. Operation Medicine Drop is an initiative designed to promote proper medication disposal. By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted pills, tablets and other medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting local rivers and streams. For more information, call Adam Carlson at 919-554-6150 or email acarlson@wakeforestnc.gov.

Race to benefit the Red Cross

A 5K Fun Run/Walk to Benefit the American Red Cross is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. The race will begin across from Harris Teeter on Rogers Road in Wake Forest and go through the Heritage Wake Forest subdivision. All of the money raised will be donated to the Triangle Area American Red Cross to help families who have experienced a house fire or other natural disaster. The funds will also help military families and be used to encourage blood donations. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 17 and younger. Children in strollers are free. Anyone interested should email cannady_lauren@yahoo.com or visit www.wakeforesthighschoolheroes.blogspot.com.


Fling in the Spring for Red Cross

Fling in the Spring to benefit the American Red Cross will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at TJs Nightlife in Raleigh. The event will feature The Band of Oz, Steve Owens and Summertime, The Results and Craig Woolard. Tickets are $10 at TJs in advance or $15 at the door. For more information, call 919-772-2366.

Jane Austen Society event

Librarian Sue Scott will lead a discussion on “Brothers in Jane Austen’s Novels: The Good, the Bad, and the Overlooked” at 2 p.m. Sunday in Room 202 at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6711 or email sue.scott@wakegov.com.

The Story Behind The Story of North Carolina

Join curator RaeLana Poteat for a tour from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hear how staff worked to tell the state’s story through artifacts, multimedia presentations and hands-on interactives. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.


Police Memorial Foundation Golf

The third annual Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Monday, March 26, at North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Registration costs $100 per player and includes a meal. For more information or to register, call Narley Cashwell Jr. at 919-427-5165 or visit www.rpdmemorial.org.


Wellness talks at Irregardless

Irregardless Cafe’s “Being Well: Monthly Talks on Wellness” series continues from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the café, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. The topic is “Health Promotion and Disease Prevention” by Dr. Jeffrey Engel, the state health director from 2009 to 2012. For more information, go to www.irregardless.com or call 919-833-8898.

Celebrating Women

Learn about the importance of women to the 2012 campaigns at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event is sponsored by the N.C. Council for Women. To register, call 919-807-7992 by Friday.

Foster care interest meeting

The Wake County Human Services Foster Care Program needs homes for children now. An interest meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. every last Tuesday of the month at Wake County Human Services, 220 Swinburne Road, Raleigh. For more information, call Vanessa Hickmon at 919-212-7474 or visit www.wakegov.com.