Midtown: Community

Community Notes, Oct. 1

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.

Autism run

The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The annual event, which includes a 5K that is part of the Second Empire Grand-Prix Series, a 1-mile run/walk and a resource fair for families, raises money for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Registration is available at trianglerunwalkforautism.com or at the race starting at 7 a.m.

Genealogical Society meeting

The Wake County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Page Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The meeting will be a joint session with the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society with the subject of “Calling in the Big Guns – When to Hire a Professional Genealogist, How They Can Help and What to Expect.”

Christian Women’s Connection

The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection will meet Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Katie Davenport will present jewelry from Kate’s Treasures, and Linda Wright will speak on “Triumph Over Tragedy.” Lunch costs $16, and a free nursery is available. Reservations must be made by Oct. 10. Call 919-337-8003.

Charity concert

A charity concert by Scarlet White, a Christian rock band, will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at North Raleigh Christian Academy, 7300 Perry Creek Road, Raleigh. Tickets are $10 at EventBrite.com. Proceeds will benefit a local mother who is battling late-stage Lyme disease.

Jump for the Children

Jump for the Children, a horse show benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital, will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. Visit JumpForTheChildren.org 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.


Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8:

History á la Carte will explore an important, but often overlooked, portion of North Carolina. Doug Porter Jr., historic site manager of the City of Raleigh, will speak on Surry County and the N.C. foothills. Bring your lunch, beverages provided.


10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30:

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


6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10:

The “Starring North Carolina!” film series celebrates films of N.C. on the second Friday of each month. Speakers will introduce “Maximum Overdrive” in Daniels Auditorium. MPAA rating: R-L, V.


Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11:

Hear some N.C. pottery history and craft a clay “face” of your own in Make It, Take It: Face Jugs.


3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12:

Music of the Carolinas will present Sara Grey and Kieron Means performing folk songs and melodies from across America and Great Britain.


10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14:

Learn about instruments in string-band music with Time for Tots, and make some music of your own at home with a homemade paint-stirrer and paper-plate banjo. Ages 3-5 with adult. $3 per child, $1 for museum members.


1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18:

Attend a digital photo restoration workshop with Dr. Brenda Scott. $30 per person or $25 for museum members.


2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18:

Join Dr. Chris Fonvielle, author of “The Wilmington Campaign,” for a discussion about Lt. William B. Cushing of the U.S. Navy and his crew’s sinking of the CSS Albemarle.


1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11:

Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the “History of the Harvest” exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza for Saturdays in the Garden.


9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24:

Make an appointment and bring up to three objects to the museum for assessment and advice on how to preserve them for Conservation Assistance Day.


6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31:

Search out candies and treats along the trick-or-treat trail during the Halloween Safe Night at the Museum. Ages 12 and under with adult.