Midtown: Community

Daybook Nov. 12-18

Wednesday

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nationwide Insurance, 4401 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. For details, go to RedCrossBlood.org.

Town hall meeting

Raleigh City Council member Wayne Maiorano, who represents District A, will host a town hall meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Campbell Lodge at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. District A covers north central Raleigh.

The Art of Cooking at North Regional Library

North Regional Library will host The Art of Cooking: There’s a Book for That! from 2 to 3 p.m. at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The program will feature librarians’ tips on finding the right book to learn how to cook. For details, call 919-870-4000.

History á la Carte at the N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History will host History á la Carte from noon to 1 p.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The program will feature a free presentation from Vietnam veteran Rusty Edmister. Beverages will be provided. For details, call 919-807-7992.

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.

Charlie Lovett at Quail Ridge

Charlie Lovett will present “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Thursday

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Wakefield Middle School, 2300 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. For details, go to RedCrossBlood.org.

Tai Chi for joint health

The Arthritis Foundation and CORE will host a Tai Chi event from 6 to 7 p.m. at Raleigh Orthopaedic Therapy Services, 3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. The free event will teach participants how Tai Chi can improve health. For details, go to RaleighOrtho.com/core.

Civil War Genealogy at North Regional Library

Genealogist and historian Kevin Milus will help participants trace their lineage in a free session at 7:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.

Eben Alexander at Quail Ridge

Eben Alexander will present “The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People are Proving the Afterlife” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Time for Tots at the N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History will host Time for Tots from 10 to 11 a.m. at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The program lets children ages 3-5 (with adult) learn about the lives of N.C.’s inhabitants by handling objects, listening to stories and making a paper turtle rattle to take home. $3 per child, $1 for museum members.

Free yoga class

You Call This Yoga will host a free yoga class at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat yoga will be from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m., and stress reduction with chair yoga (bring two towels) will be from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Friday

Music at Sola Coffee

Dennis Wayland and Bruce Scism will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Sola Coffee, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. Wayland will open with his southern style, and Scism will follow with Americana, folk and bluegrass.

Saturday

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PDQ, 6305 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For details, go to RedCrossBlood.org.

Walk Against Animal Abuse

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

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market

The Wake Forest Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Renaissance Plaza, 405 S. Brooks St. For details, go to WakeForestFarmersMarket.org.

Raleigh Yoga

Raleigh Yoga Center offers a free community class the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Reservation is required. For details and to make a reservation, go to RaleighYoga.com.

Tree Lighting

Lafayette Village will host a tree lighting from 4 to 8 p.m. at 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. The event will feature performances from Ravenscroft’s “Strings with a Band,” City Ballet, The Carolina Carolers and more.

Raleigh Flea Market

The Raleigh Flea Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths.

Sunday

Chris Meekins at North Regional Library

Chris Meekins will discuss “Three Times a Traitor: The Curious Story of Mayor Isaiah Respess” at 1:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.

Free yoga class

You Call This Yoga will host a free yoga class from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. Call 919-845-9200 to register.

Monday

Marketing seminar at North Regional Library

Marketing expert Jeanne Frazer will provide examples of free or minimal-cost tactics to help give a new business a boost with “Getting the Most Bang for Your Marketing Buck” at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.

Free yoga class

You Call This Yoga will host a free yoga class at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Stress reduction with chair yoga (bring two towels) will be from 6 to 6:50 p.m., and gentle mat yoga will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 919-870-4000 to register.

Tuesday

Cash flow seminar at North Regional Library

Cash Flow & Business Credit for Small Businesses will teach participants good cash management practices at 6:30 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For details, call 919-870-4000.

Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History

Time for Tots will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The program will let children ages 3-5 (with adult) learn about the lives of North Carolina’s first inhabitants by handling objects, listening to stories and making a paper turtle rattle to take home. $3 per child, $1 for museum members.

Susie Wilde at Quail Ridge

Children’s book reviewer Susie Wilde will present her choices for the best in children’s and young adult literature this year with “Wild Awards Live!” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.

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