Midtown: Community

Daybook Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Wednesday

Yoga class

You Call This Yoga will host a donations-requested adaptive yoga class from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For details, email Howie@YouCallThisYoga.com.

Lizzie Stark at Quail Ridge

Lizzie Stark will present “Pandora’s DNA: Tracing Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science and One Family Tree” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, visit QuailRidgeBooks.com.Farmers Market

The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. The market features locally grown produce, baked goods, live music and more. On the third week of each month, the market hosts Rex Healthcare Wellness Wednesdays. The last market of the season will be Nov. 5.

Oh, Deer!

The city of Raleigh will host “Oh, Deer!” from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. The event will include making casts of deer tracks and games that teach about the animals. Ages 8-12. Tickets are $6. For details, visit RaleighNC.gov.

Thursday

Storytime at N.C. Museum of History

Storytime in the Gallery will feature a free staff-led tour of a museum gallery and a history-related story from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992 or go to NCMuseumOfHistory.org.

Spooky Nails at North Regional Library

Students in grades six through 10 can read, create and take on challenges at the weekly Teen Scene from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Call 919-870-4000 for details.

Astronomy at Cameron Village Library

Explore the Night Sky program will give participants a chance to stargaze with the help of the Raleigh Astronomy Club from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The event is free. Call 919-856-6710 to register.

Friday

Reggie Fest

The N.C. Museum of Art will host Reggie Fest: Halloween Beer Bar and Magic at 6 p.m. at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The free event will feature local magicians, beer and wine, and music from DJ Forge. Perry Hurt will talk about Reginald “Reggie” Scott, the subject of a museum painting and the author of the first book in English describing magic tricks. For details, go to ncartmuseum.org.

Halloween Safe Night

Children ages 12 and under can search out candies and treats from 6 to 9 p.m. along the trick-or-treat trail at the N.C. Museum of History’s Halloween Safe Night. The museum is at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992 or go to NCMuseumOfHistory.org.

Affordable Care Act info session

The League of Women Voters of Wake County will provide a free overview of the Affordable Care Act from 2 to 3 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Call 919-870-4000 for details.

Horse show

Triangle Farms NCHJA “C” Hunter Jumper Horse Show will start at 8 a.m. Friday through Saturday at Hunt Horse Complex on the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The event is free. For details, visit TriangleFarms.com.

Saturday

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bedford Blood Drive, 10630 Bedfordtown Drive, Raleigh. For details, go to RedCrossBlood.org.

ACA info session

The League of Women Voters will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Legal Aid of NC, CapitalCare Collaborative and Wake Health Services will also be available to answer questions and schedule appointments. For details, call 919-870-4000.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market

The Wake Forest Farmers’ Market runs from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. For details, visit WakeForestFarmersMarket.org.

Shred-a-thon

Haven House Services and COR 365 Information Solutions will host a secure document-shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon at Haven House Services, 600 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. A $5 donation per bag or box is suggested. For details, visit HavenHouseNC.org.

See Spot Read at North Regional Library

Children in kindergarten through fifth-grade can practice their reading skills from 2 to 3 p.m. with certified therapy dogs at See Spot Read event at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The event is free, and registration is not required. Call 919-870-4000 for details.

Events at Quail Ridge

Quail Ridge Books & Music will host two free events at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, visit QuailRidgeBooks.com.

• The Compelling Reads Tour will take place at 3 p.m. It will feature Martina Boone with “Compulsion,” Claudia Gray with “A Thousand Pieces of You,” S.E. Green with “Killer Instinct,” Kimberley Griffiths Little with “Forbidden,” Beth Revis with “The Body Electric,” Megan Shepherd with “Her Dark Curiosity” and Meagan Spooner with “Lark Ascending.” Ages 13 and older.



• Betty Adcock will share “Widow Poems” in a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Written in the aftermath of her husband’s death, the poems address grief, its aftermath and recovery.



Sunday

Free yoga class

You Call This Yoga will host a free yoga class from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Athleta at Crabtree Mall. Guest teacher Patricia Wigington will lead the gentle, active class.

‘The Nutcracker’ at Cameron Village Regional Library

City Ballet will present excerpts of music and dance from “The Nutcracker” for the School Age Super Special from 3 to 4 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Call 919-856-6723 to register.

Monday

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood donation drive from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Talley Student union, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to RedCrossBlood.org.

ACA seminar

LSN Insurance Associates will host a seminar on the Affordable Care Act from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Innovative Martial Arts Academy, 1241 S. Main St., Suite 15, Wake Forest. For details, go to on.fb.me/1vhh3Og.

Erick Mitchko and Jay Hunter Morris at Quail Ridge

Eric Motchko and Jay Hunter Morris will present “Tristan and Isolde and Morris and Mitchko” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Adult Education at North Regional Library

North Regional Library will host an informational session on the ways adults can take classes to continue their education from 2 to 3 p.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.

Tuesday

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. For details, go to JumpForTheChildren.org.

Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History

Time for Tots will let children ages 3-5 (with adult) learn about the lives of North Carolina’s first inhabitants from 10 to 11 a.m. Students will handle objects, listen to stories and make a paper turtle rattle to take home. $3 per child, $1 for museum members.

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