Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for April 8-14


Carnival for the Kids

The Wake Forest Police Department’s Carnival for the Kids begins Tuesday and runs through Sunday in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Home Depot, 11915 Retail Drive. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The carnival features rides, games and food. Admission is free. Unlimited ride wristbands will be $20 each. A portion of the proceeds will support the department’s youth programs.Relay for Life captains meeting

Northern Wake Relay for Life is holding a team captain and participant meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Mill Room at the Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. The meeting will explain how to participate in the overnight Relay For Life event June 8-9 on the grounds of Richland Creek Community Church. For more information, email Brian.Pate@fmrealty.com or visit www.northernwakerelay.com.Bergman at Quail Ridge

Megan Mayhew Bergman will read from and sign copies of “Birds of Lesser Paradise” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Bird discussion

A session on “Can We Conserve Birds and Birding Opportunities in NC’s Urbanizing Landscapes?” is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Chris Moorman, associate professor and coordinator of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program at N.C. State, describes strategies to conserve habitats for birds and birders in urban regions, highlighting research conducted on birds in Wake County greenways.


History à la Carte: Folk Potters

History à la Carte: Folk Potters of North Carolina is scheduled from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Generations of potters in the state have produced traditional utilitarian pieces of earthenware and stoneware. Learn about craftspeople and the development of the pottery industry in North Carolina. Zug is the author of “Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina.” Bring a lunch; beverages will be provided. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or go to ncmuseumofhistory.org.Carlson to speak

James G. Carlson, the chairman, president and CEO of Amerigroup will speak from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3400 Nelson Hall at the N.C. State Poole College of Management, 2801 Founders Drive, Raleigh. His address, “A Different Kind of Health Insurance Company,” is part of the Wells Fargo Executive Series. For more information, visit poole.ncsu.edu/index-exp.php/wells-fargo. Rash at Quail Ridge

Ron Rash will read and sign copies of “The Cove” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. “The Cove” is a novel set in the rural backwoods of North Carolina near the end of World War I.Health fair

A health fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Halifax Mall, 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Learn about all the ways that public health is involved in everyday life and how to participate. Booths will provide information about vaccinations, blood-pressure checks and injury prevention. Visitors will also learn about lead and restaurant inspections, positive birth outcomes, animal control, communicable diseases and dental and school health programs. For more information, call 919-250-3891.


Free yoga classes

The following free yoga classes are scheduled for Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. and chair yoga from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.Nature journaling at Durant Park

Nature journaling is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Durant Nature Park, 305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. Learn how to capture the beauty of the season and the natural life that abounds. For ages 55 and up. Cost is $5. Register by Sunday, April 8. For more information or to register, call 919-831-6856 or go to www.raleighnc.gov/portal/portal/cor/ext/RecLink.Sleep apnea session

A free information session on sleep apnea is set for 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Active Healthcare Corporate Office, 9104 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Screenings will be provided. CPAP sleep specialists will showcase equipment and provide educational resources. For more information or to RSVP, call 919-870-8600 ext. 295 or email donna@activehealthcare.com. Open mic poetry night

An open mic night to celebrate National Poetry Month with author Alice Osborn is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring poems or recite the words from your favorite classic poet. Transit plan forum

A forum on Wake County’s transit plan is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. This is a community discussion about Wake County’s new transit proposal. For more information, call Tappan Vickery at 919-859-2177 or email tappan@wakeupwakecounty.org .Davis-Gardner at Quail Ridge

Angela Davis-Gardner, the Raleigh author of “Plum Wine,” will read from and sign copies of “Butterfly’s Child” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Movin’ and Groovin’ Walking

Movin’ and Groovin’ Walking is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Spring Forest Road Park, 4203 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Each week during the month of April, wellness booths will provide public health services. For more information, call 919-250-4731.


Plant sale

The Pilot Club of Raleigh is holding its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Harrill Youth Center at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The sale includes many types and sizes of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and ferns. The Pilot Club of Raleigh is a service club with a focus on brain-related disorders. For more information, email kakidd@bellsouth.net.


Yoga fest

YogaFest N.C., with classes on yoga and wellness, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh. The event is intended to teach how yoga can benefit health and wellness, especially for people who have limited mobility because of a medical condition. Speakers include doctors, therapists and yoga studio owners. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. To register, visit yogafestnc.com.Hummingbirds at nature preserve

Learn about hummingbirds and play some hummingbird games from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wilkerson Nature Preserve, 5229 Awls Haven Road, Raleigh. Help put up the nectar feeders in the park. This program is for a parent or other adult to attend with their preschooler, ages 3-5. Cost is $3 per child and adults are free. Register by Thursday. For more information or to register, call 919-831-6856 or go to www.raleighnc.gov/portal/portal/cor/ext/RecLink.TeenFest at history museum

TeenFest comes to the N.C. Museum of History on Saturday. The annual event for teens and their families centers on building healthy communities. Workshops on topics such as substance abuse prevention, teen volunteerism and community involvement, and violence reduction will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the museum, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Teens can enter a talent contest featuring a live DJ, door prizes and celebrity judges from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, visit teenfest.org. Chair yoga for every body

Chair yoga for every body is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods on Wade Ave., Raleigh. Admission is free. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-828-5805.Bark Around the Park

Bark Around the Park is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Bark Around the Park began in 1990 as an opportunity for local nonprofits and rescue groups to share their information with the public. The event has grown to include sponsor and vendor exhibits and sales, contests, giveaways and agility demonstrations and adoption opportunities. Cost for rabies shots is $5 and $10 for microchips. All dogs should wear current ID and rabies vaccination tags and be on 6-foot or shorter leash at all times. Attendees must clean up after their dogs. For more information, call 919-250-1466.Free yoga class

A free community yoga class is scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For more information or to register, go to www.raleighyoga.com.