Midtown: Community

Community Notes, March 12

North Regional Library events

North Regional Library hosts events each month. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free. North Regional Library is located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26: Craft It will give participants ages 16 and up a chance to decorate a flowerpot in anticipation of the spring season.

Cameron Village Library events

Cameron Village Library hosts events each month. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24: An Introduction to Mind Mapping will teach participants how to be more effective lifelong learners with mental techniques that expedite and reinforce information gathering and retention.

Forums at the WELL

The Wade Edwards Foundation will host community forums at the WELL, 714 Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh. The forums begin at 3 p.m., and are free. For more information, contact Jessi Rogers at 919-856-9233 or at foundation@wade.org.

April 16: Award-winning artist Willie Green Aldridge will discuss interior design and art.

May 7: Graphic designer Joshua Vaughn will discuss his job and his habits for success.

May 21: Jeff Crews, president of Splat Space in Durham, will discuss the “maker culture,” where technology and a can-do philosophy can lead to new inventions and products for the future.

City of Raleigh forums

The City of Raleigh will hold informational forums concerning the future of the city from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the City of Raleigh Urban Design Center, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Call 919-996-4635 for more information.

March 19: Ten Years Out: Anne S. Franklin of the Downtown Living Advocates will examine the future of downtown living for children, families, and elders.

Museum of History events

The North Carolina Museum of History hosts educational events year-round for all ages. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 20 and 27: Storytime in the Gallery will feature a tour through one of the galleries accompanied by a history-related story.

1 p.m. Sunday, March 23: At the Movies: “Frost/Nixon.” This Oscar-nominated film retells the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29: “Cedars in the Pines” on the Plaza: Celebrate Lebanese culture during this outdoor festival of dances, foods and crafts.

The festival takes place in the Bicentennial Plaza, in front of the museum. Activities include henna hand painting, Arabic calligraphy, a scavenger hunt with prizes, photo booths, and more.