Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for March 28-April 1


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. To RSVP for the free event, 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. 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.

Crop mob event

Crop Mob is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spring Street Community Garden in Wake Forest. Bring tools: garden forks, hoes, rakes, wheelbarrows and gloves. Participants will pull beds of weeds, lay mulch and erect deer fencing. A light lunch of soup salad and iced tea will be served at noon. For more information, email terri_wilkinson@hotmail.com.


Pancake and sausage breakfast

A pancake and sausage breakfast is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and choice of hot beverage are included for $5 with a $20 maximum per family. Proceeds support community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.