Midtown: Community

Community Notes, Oct. 8

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.


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.


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.


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.

Turkey Drive

The Wake Forest Police Department is accepting monetary donations through Saturday, Nov. 22, as part of its eighth annual Turkey Drive. Cash and checks are accepted and will be used to purchase turkeys for needy families. Donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wake Forest Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St., Wake Forest. Call Officer M.W. Sattler at 919-795-7270 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 10:30 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.


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.

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.