Midtown: Community

Community Notes, Aug. 24

First Friday

The Living Arts College will hold a First Friday event at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Works by graphic design, photography, animation, film and audio engineering students will be on display at the event. Attractions include a red carpet photo shoot, live interviews with the students and live entertainment from The Drift and deejay Okoyono. The event is free. Ages 18 and up. Call 919-829-5886 for more information.

Searching for colonial roads

The Joel Lane Museum House will present a lecture on “Applying Technology in the Search of Colonial Roads of the Carolina Backcountry” by Dale Loberger at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Admission is $15, or $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Advance purchase is required. Call 919-833-3431 or email JoelLane@bellsouth.net.

Pet loss seminar

The Shore Grief Center will host a free discussion on pet loss and grieving from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Jeannine Moga, clinical counselor at N.C. State Veterinary School of Medicine, will speak. The event is free. Visit EventBrite.com to register.

Greek festival

The 33rd annual Greek Festival will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Jim Graham Building on the State Fairgrounds. Taste handmade, authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church family, hear live Greek music and see traditional folk dances. A premier of “Christmas with the Karountzoses” will be held Saturday, Sept. 13. Admission is $3, $2 for seniors and ages 13-18, and free for children under 13. Email MoviePremierRaleigh@gmail.com for tickets to the movie. Visit GreekFestivalRaleigh.com for more information.

A Better Me

Energy Moments will sponsor “A Better Me: Healthy, Happy, Empowered” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Launch Ministries, 4724-128 Hargrove Road, Raleigh. The forum is a one-day event for women, providing concrete strategies to improve your life.

Marbles BIG IDEA

Marbles Kids Museum will hold its BIG IDEA forum and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The forum invites local business and community leaders to gather and share inspiration and ideas. Visit MarblesKidsMuseum.org/BigIdea for more information.

Enloe High School reunion

Members of the first class to graduate from Enloe High School will hold their 50th reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.

The celebration will begin with a tour of Enloe and a presentation of a plaque bearing the names of all 165 graduates to Enloe’s principal, Scott Lyons.

Dress is casual. A DJ will provide music to highlight an evening of socializing with old friends. Contact Suzanne Schiller Barvir at ssbarvir@icloud.com or Bruce Washburn at gwings1946@gmail.com for more information.

Museum of History events

The North Carolina Museum of History hosts educational events year-round for all ages. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.


10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 and 9:

Time for Tots: Aw, Nuts! will teach about the history of peanuts, and children will make a nutty craft to take home. Ages 3-5 with adult, $3 per child.


10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3:

History Corner: The Corner Cure-All will teach children ages 6-9 (with adult) about the toys and candies of the past in the 1920s pharmacy exhibit. $3 per child.


11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3:

History Hunters: Home Remedies will teach children ages 10-13 how our ancestors used home and store ingredients to stay well or get better. $3 per child.


10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25:

Storytime in the Gallery will feature a staff-led tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story.


1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6:

Picturing History: Photography Workshop will feature award-wining photographer Dr. Brenda Scott as she leads a hands-on workshop and shares how to use a camera to document people and places of local history. Bring your own camera. $8 per person.


Sunday, Sept. 7

is National Grandparents Day at the Museum. Bring a family photo to receive 20 percent off your purchase in the museum shop.


Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10:

History à la Carte: North Carolina’s Bluegrass Tradition will feature Joe Newberry interspersing the formal lecture with his music.


6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12:

“Starring North Carolina!” Film Series: “Bull Durham” is a program held on the second Friday of each month to celebrate the films of N.C. Speakers will introduce each film at 6 p.m. The series kicks off with “Bull Durham.” Tickets are available in the Museum Shop or at NCMOH-starring.com.


Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13:

Stories from NCpedia.org will feature Tar Heel facts, history and culture with children’s activities, hands-on crafts and a panel discussion with historians William Price Jr. and Michael Hill.


1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13:

Make It, Take It: Boll Weevils will teach participants how the boll weevil changed farming in the South.


4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4:

Bluegrass in the Garden will feature Grits and Soul, with Anna Kline and John Looney, in the Fletcher Garden outside the museum.


1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27:

Saturdays in the Garden features an informal tour of the “History of the Harvest” exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza, led by the museum’s garden staff. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.


2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28:

Sounds of Stagville will feature an afternoon with vocalist Yolanda Hall, who has performed internationally and provided the soundtrack for the exhibit “Stagville: Black & White.” The exhibit’s photographer, Dr. Brenda Scott, will be present as well.