Midtown: Community

Daybook Oct. 1-7

Wednesday

Marbles BIG IDEA

Marbles Kids Museum will hold its BIG IDEA forum and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

Events at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 11 a.m., find out fair history and join in a competition with History Corner. Ages 6-9 with adult, $3 per child or $1 for museum members. And from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., join History Hunters to learn about fairs and how they shaped our state. $3 per child or $1 for museum members. Then, from 5 to 7 p.m., hear the original members of Raleigh-based The New Deal String Band as they reunite for a special concert. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Yoga class

A donations-requested yoga class will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The session will feature adaptive yoga for all skill sets.

Jason Mott at Quail Ridge

Jason Mott will present “The Wonder of All Things” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Thursday

‘Slave Voices’ lecture

Joel Lane Museum House will present a lecture on “Was I Born for This? North Carolina Slave Voices” at 7 p.m. at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Admission is $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society and $15 for non-members. For more information, visit JoelLane.org.

Events at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., Storytime in the Gallery will feature a staff-led tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story. And from 5 to 7 p.m., bring your instrument and your love of bluegrass for a jam session with PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Leanne Ely at Quail Ridge

Leanna Ely will present “Part-Time Paleo: How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Friday

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. Call 919-845-9200 to register.

Kami Garcia at Quail Ridge

Kami Garcia will present “Unmarked,” the second novel in her “The Legion” series, at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Dan Nelson live

Raleigh landscape painter Dan Nelson will demonstrate and paint live at his reception “Around Town” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery, 719 Person St., Raiegh. Visit NicoleStuido.com for more information.

Saturday

Genealogy fair

Joel Lane Museum House will present a genealogy fair with keynote speaker Diane Richard at 10:30 a.m. at 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Admission is $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society and $16 for non-members. For more information, visit JoelLane.org.

Marching band showcase

The Heart of Carolina marching band showcase will be at Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. The event will feature area marching bands performing with music, dance and dramatic showmanship. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the entrance to the stadium for $10, or $7 for senior citizens and children ages 5-10, and free for children 4 and younger. Visit WakefieldHSBand.org or more information.

College-bound workshop

St. Paul AME Church will present its annual College Bound Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 402 W. Edenton St., Raleigh. This free workshop includes lunch and will teach parents and students how to navigate the college application and financial aid processes. Call 919-832-2709 to register.

Fall carnival

The Autism Society of N.C. will host a fall carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wesley Memorial UMC, 714 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh. Attractions include pizza, a slide and bouncy house, photo booth, crafts, games and more. The event is free. RSVP at WakeCountyAutismSociety.org.

Dog wash

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue will hold a dog wash from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Unleashed pet store, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. Call 919-708-4247 for more information.

‘Wayfaring Strangers’ at Quail Ridge

Hosts of NPR’s “The Thistle and Shamrock,” Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr will present “Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Sunday

30th anniversary at Quail Ridge

Quail Ridge Books & Music will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 1 p.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Enjoy refreshments and enter drawings for books and gift cards. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

PineCone Bluegrass Jam

Bring your instrument and your love of bluegrass to the N.C. Museum of History for a jam session from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 through Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Call 919-807-7900 for more information.

Monday

Bob Garner at Quail Ridge

Bob Garner will present “Foods That Make You Say MMM-MMM” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Tuesday

Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:45 a.m., 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. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Diane Chamberlain at Quail Ridge

Diane Chamberlain will present “The Silent Sister” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

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