Midtown: Community

Arts Notes, Jan. 23

Featured artists at Cameron Village

Menagerie paintings by Gregory Lambert, a D.C. native, and pencil drawings of Buddha by North Raleigh resident Chari Du Mond are featured during January at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6701.

Kelly Starling Lyons reading

Author Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrator Don Tate will read from and discuss their children’s book “Hope’s Gift” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Richard B. Harrison Community Library, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. The book tells of a young girl’s imaginative journey to find her father, who has joined the Union Army to fight for freedom. Re-enactors from the U.S. Colored Troops will also attend and share stories of their own. For more information, call 919-856-6726.

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.

Saudi 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.

Paint Your HeART Out

Sertoma Arts Center will hold its annual Paint Your HeART Out fundraiser to support arts and scholarship programs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Participants of all ages will create a Valentine’s-inspired masterpiece on canvas using paint and other provided materials. The works of art will be displayed in the center, at 1400 West Millbrook Road, Raleigh, during February. Minimum donation of $6. To register, call Sertoma at 919-420-2329.

Book release party

A pre-release book party of “Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll” by S. Barton and Megan M. Cutter is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the IMAX Complex at Marbles Kid’s Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The book describes the journey of an inter-ability married couple as they explore the courage and perseverance to thrive in a relationship. To RSVP, visit inkinthewheels.eventbrite.com.

The Art of the Necklace 2

An opening reception for The Art of the Necklace 2, a portrait photography and jewelry exhibition, is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Third Place coffeehouse, 1811 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The exhibition runs Feb. 5-28.

The Art of the Necklace 2 features portrait photographs by Carl Tyer of models wearing mixed media character necklaces made by Rock Kershaw.

For more information, call 919-834-6566.

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.

Painting with natural colors, primitive paints

A program to explore where colors come from and what we can create from them is set for 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9. Participants will use natural pigments and other materials to create a cave-style painting. For all ages; most appropriate for ages 8 and older. Cost is $4 per person. To register, 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.

Concert to benefit Hope for Haiti

Peak City Blues Project will headline a fundraiser for The Midwife Project of the Hope for Haiti Foundation at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Pour House, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Doors open at 7. Cost is $10 at the door. The event will include a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

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.

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.