Midtown: Community

Community Notes, Oct. 5

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.

Weekend of Hope

Capital City Hope Foundation and Community Hope Partners will present a Weekend of Hope Oct. 17-19 in honor of domestic violence awareness.

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6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17:

Dr. Kimberly Hall will be the keynote speaker along with domestic violence survivors at Mt. Sinai Church, 301 S. Swain St., Raleigh.



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8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18:

The Walk of Hope 5K will take place at 301 S. Swain St., Raleigh. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the walk runs from 9 to 11 a.m.



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4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19:

A Community Hope partners banquet will be held at State Street Church, 1200 S. State St., Raleigh.



Timely Topics

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, director of the Center for Applied Ecology at NCSU, will talk about “Threats to Wake County’s Drinking Water” at the League of Women Voters of Wake County meeting at noon Friday, Oct. 24, at the NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lunch reservations are $16 and must be made at LWVWake.org. The deadline to register is Oct. 20.

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.

Walk Against Animal Abuse

Saving Grace Animals for Adoption and Leesville Road High School will host a Walk Against Animal Abuse Saturday, Nov. 15, at Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh. The walk will feature a 2.5-mile dog walk around Lake Lynn Park. Sign up at LRHSDeca.wix.com/SavingGrace. For more information, call 919-520-2984.

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.

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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.



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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.



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

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



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



HIPPY Home Instruction

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a free home literacy program for low-income English- and Spanish-speaking families with children ages 3-5. Materials, supplies, curriculum and activities are provided. For more information, call the Family Resource Center of Raleigh at 919-755-6959.

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