Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for April 1-7


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.Library book sale

Wake County Public Libraries is holding its annual Book Sale and Festival of Reading from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the N.C. State Fairgrounds’ Jim Graham Building. Sunday is bargain day: Bags of books are $2 and boxes are $5. The library will provide the bags and boxes. Bring your own wagons or book trucks. Cash and checks only.SAFE Haven free adoption event

A free adoption event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at SAFE Haven For Cats, 8471-101 Garvey Drive, Raleigh. Cats and kittens are free all day. All cats and kittens at SAFE Haven receive the following before adoption: sterilization, a rabies vaccine, distemper vaccines, testing for feline leukemia/FIV, treatment for fleas, intestinal parasites and ear mites, a thorough examination by a veterinarian and a microchip including registration with a national registry. For more information or to see available cats, go to www.safehavenforcats.org.Wake Forest antiques show, sale

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club is holding its annual antiques show and sale at The Ledford Center on the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary campus, 120 S. Wingate St., Wake Forest. Proceeds benefit the organization’s community service projects. The $5 daily pass may be purchased in advance or at the door and is good from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information and seminar schedule, visit www.wake-forest-womans-club.com or email wakeforestwomansclub@gmail.com.Joel Lane book lecture

Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on “The Book in Colonial America and How to Care for Your Books” by Jane Bultman at 2 p.m. Sunday at 160 S. St. Mary’s St., Raleigh. Cost is $15 for the public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.Katherine Soniat at Quail Ridge

Katherine Soniat will read from and sign copies of “The Swing Girl” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Lionel Shriver at Quail Ridge

Lionel Shriver will read from and sign copies of “The New Republic” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


History Corner: North Carolina’s Heartland

“History Corner: North Carolina’s Heartland” is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn what makes the Piedmont a great place to live. Enjoy a short story and a hands-on craft. The program is presented with Cameron Village Regional Library. This event is for children ages 6-9 with an adult. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.Ann Ross at Quail Ridge

Ann Ross will read from and sign copies of “Miss Julia to the Rescue” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. She is the author of 12 other Miss Julia novels. For more about the series, visit www.missjulia.com.


Ben White at Quail Ridge

Ben White will read and sign from “Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.Sleep apnea meeting

A free session on sleep apnea is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Active Healthcare’s office, 9104 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The event will include a look at CPAP masks, accessories and alternative therapies. A pre-meeting mask fitting and equipment check clinic will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call Active Healthcare at 919-870-8600 ext. 290 or email donna@activehealthcare.com.


Alice Osborn new book reception

A reception for Alice Osborn’s new book of poetry, “After the Steaming Stops,” is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Re/Max City Centre, 207 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. The event will include wine and cheese and music from guitarist Dave Cox.


Neuse River cleanup day

The Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation’s 10th annual Neuse River Cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will clean up trash along the riverbanks, on the islands and around access areas such as bridges. A coordinator with the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation will provide trash bags and gloves for volunteers. For more information on meeting sites and to register, visit www.neuseriver.org/events/neuserivercleanup.html. 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 birding. For more information, email Erik Thomas at erthomas@ncsu.edu.SAFE Haven pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in Triangle Town Center, 7831 Target Circle, Raleigh. Breakfast for $7 includes three pancakes, two sausage links, refills on tea, coffee and juice. To buy tickets, go to safehavenbreakfast.eventbrite.com.