Midtown: Community

Arts Notes, Jan. 9

Volunteer chamber orchestra seeks members

A local volunteer chamber orchestra is looking for string instrument non-professional musicians. The group practices at Meredith College School of Music on Wednesday evenings. For more information, go to www.taconc.com or send an email to info@taconc.com.

Yuko Taylor exhibit

An opening reception for an exhibit of Yuko Taylor’s oil paintings is set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Cafe Caturra in Cameron Village, Raleigh. The paintings, which combine African-American history with Japanese symbols of honor and respect, will be displayed through Jan. 3.

Scandinavian music, dance at library

The Nordic Players will perform Scandinavian folk music and dance from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Turn memories into memoirs

Mandy Locke, N&O journalist and writing coach, will present Your Life Your Story: Tackling the Memoir, a blend of exercises and tips on writing about one’s life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

‘Jack Tales’ by traveling storytellers

“Jack Tales” by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! traveling troupe is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Triangle String Band at library

The Triangle String Band will perform – playing acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and a washtub bass – at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information or to register, call 919-870-4000.

Saudia Arabia photography exhibit

Roundabout Art Collective’s will open a new show called World Views, photographs of Saudi Arabia by Broughton High School art teacher Nancy Carty, from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the gallery, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The show will run through Feb. 18.

Art, photo contest at Yates Mill

Historic Yates Mill County Park is accepting artwork for the 7th annual Mill As Muse exhibit. Contest themes will focus on Yates Mill, park flora and fauna and people doing park activities. All entries are due before 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Winners will be announced at the Feb. 9 exhibit reception. For more information, call 919-856-6675.

‘Jack Tales: Appalachian Adventures’

“Jack Tales: Appalachian Adventures,” with Storytellers to Go! of the Raleigh Little Theatre, is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Enjoy stories about Jack as he meets the Northwest Wind, plays cat and mouse and outwits dangerous robbers.

Music of the Carolinas: Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner, who grew up listening to the songs and stories of rural America, will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.

Call for authors of children’s literature

The Piedmont Laureate program has reopened its call for applications from authors of children’s literature for 2013. Authors must be residents of Alamance, Durham, Orange or Wake counties. The range of literature has been expanded to target children of all ages, up to 18. The deadline to apply is Jan. 11.

The 2013 Piedmont Laureate will be selected by a committee appointed by the sponsoring agencies. The laureate will receive a stipend of $6,500 and serve from March to the end of 2013. Activities will include presenting readings and workshops, encouraging creative writing, and promoting literature at public events.

Applications are available at www.piedmontlaureate.com. For more information, contact Belva Parker at 919-996-3610 or belva.parker@raleighnc.gov.