Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for March 25-31


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.

Suzy Barile at Quail Ridge

Suzy Barile will lead a discussion on her book “Undaunted Heart” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh.


Police Memorial Foundation Golf

The third annual Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Monday 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.

J.A. Jance at Quail Ridge

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance will read from and sign copies of her latest thriller, “Left for Dead,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Women’s History Month celebration

The N.C. Council for Women will present the 2012 Women’s History Month Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The program will focus on the impact of women in North Carolina in politics, business, health and the law. Anita Brown-Graham, director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at N.C. State University, will speak. A series of historical reflections will be provided by local leaders, including Annette Taylor of the N.C. Center for Women in Public Service, Billie Redmond of Coldwell Banker Commercial Trademark Properties, State Health Director Laura Gerald and Christine Walczyck, a Wake County District Court judge. A voter registration drive will precede the program at 5:30. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Wellness talks at Irregardless

Irregardless Cafe’s 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.

Teen advocate to speak

Carolyn Zahnow, author of “Save the Teens: Preventing Suicide, Depression and Addiction,” will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Middle School, 2816 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Zahnow will talk about signs of teen stress, depression and substance abuse. Her work draws from her personal experience with her son, Cameron, who suffered from depression and methamphetamine addiction before ending his life at age 18 in 2005. To RSVP, email Kristie Plaga at kplaga@kristie.com. For more information, visit www.save-the-teens.com/carolynzahnow.htm.

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.

Lauren Winner at Quail Ridge

Lauren Winner, author of “Girl Meets God “and “Mudhouse Sabbath” and an assistant professor at Duke Divinity School, will read from and sign copies of her new book, “Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Chair yoga

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

Lebanese American film premiere

The documentary “Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina,” chronicling the story of Lebanese immigration to North Carolina from 1890 to today, will premiere Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. A reception at 7 p.m. will precede the showing, and a brief question-and-answer session will follow. For more information or to register, visit lac.chass.ncsu.edu or call 919-515-2483.


Chair yoga for every body

A free chair yoga for every body class is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at Whole Foods North on Six Forks Road, Raleigh,. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-354-0350.

Joint replacement session

Dr. Paul L. Burroughs from The Bone & Joint Surgery Clinic will talk about customized joint replacement at 6 pm. Thursday at the Hilton North Raleigh, 3415 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh, across from Duke Raleigh Hospital. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 919-231-6045.

Jonah Lehrer at Quail Ridge

Jonah Lehrer, author of “Proust Was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide,” visits with his new book, “Imagine: How Creativity Works,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Success Suits Her Luncheon

The Success Suits Her Luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Exhibit Resources in Brier Creek. The fundraiser benefits Dress for Success Triangle, a group that helps low-income women make tailored transitions into the workforce. Ping Fu, chairman and CEO of Geomagic, will speak. For more information, email trianglenc@dressforsuccess.org or go to www.successsuitsher.org.


Audubon Society creek cleanup

The Wake Audubon Society has scheduled a cleanup of Crabtree Creek from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Meet in the parking lot on Crabtree Boulevard between Raleigh Boulevard and Capital Boulevard to help clean the “adopted” stream section and the adjacent greenway. Wear old clothes, long pants and sturdy shoes or boots, and bring work gloves, sunscreen, bug repellant and water. Bring clippers and rakes if you have them. Trash bags will be provided. Bring binoculars. For more information, email Erik Thomas at erthomas@ncsu.edu.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Alexander Family YMCA, 1603 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Admission is free for adult with dependent members and $5 for nonmembers. The event will feature crafts, an egg hunt and photos with the bunny. To register or for more information, call 919-832-9622 or go to www.ymcatriangle.org/alexander_family_YMCA.

Jewelry sale to benefit Ugandans

High Hopes Foundation is holding a BeadsforLife sale from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mimi’s Café, 6320 Plantation Drive, Raleigh. Proceeds from the jewelry sale will help families in Uganda and at-risk women in Wake County. For more information, call 919-412-2070 or 919-656-6720.

Aurora Musicalis at Quail Ridge

Aurora Musicalis, a chamber ensemble composed of Rebekah Binford and Ariadna Ilika, violin; Christine Martin, viola; and Elizabeth Beilman, cello, of the N.C. Symphony, will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. They will perform music by Haydn and poetry by Mark Strand. Waltye Rasulala and Jimmy Gilmore will ready poetry.