Daybook May 21-27

May 19, 2014 

Wednesday

Tourism forum

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. For this session, An Engine for Wake County’s Tourism Strategy, David Diaz, CEO of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and Julie Brakenbury, director of services for the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, will offer a look into the role of downtown in attracting visitors. Call 919-996-4635 for more information.

Yoga classes

From 1 to 2:30 p.m., a donations-requested yoga class will be held at Evolve Movement, 8470 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. From 6 to 7 p.m., YogaFest Raleigh will be held for free on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh.

Girl Scout open house

Girl Scouts – N.C. Coastal Pines will hold a open house for prospective volunteers from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 6901 Pinecrest Road, Raleigh. Visit GirlScoutOpenHouse.EventBrite.com for more information.

Thursday

Storytime at N.C. Museum of History

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., Storytime in the Gallery will include a tour of a gallery and a history-related story about transportation. Ages 3 and up. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Gentle mat yoga will run from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m., and stress reduction with chair yoga (bring two towels) will run from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Call 919-870-4000 for more information.

Friday

Free yoga class

A free yoga class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. Call 919-845-9200 to register.

David Downing at Quail Ridge

David Downing will share “Jack of Spies” at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Saturday

Lebanese food at N.C. Museum of History

At 1 p.m., “Cedars in the Pines” in the Kitchen will offer foods that made the trip from Lebanon to N.C., as well as a lesson about Lebanese foods. The museum is located at at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Storytime at Quail Ridge

CarolinaKinder’s Storytime, a German language and culture program, will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Visit QuailRidgeBooks.com for more information.

Monday

Memorial Day

Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day. County offices, Multi-Material/Household Hazardous convenience centers, South Wake Landfill, public libraries and East Wake Transfer will be closed.

Tuesday

Entrepreneurship at Cameron Village Library

From 6 to 8 p.m., Introduction to Entrepreneurship will teach participants critical first steps toward entrepreneurship. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Shiwa Dojo

Shiwa Dojo hosts weekly mixed martial arts classes Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 818 N. West St., Raleigh. Interested parties are invited to try a few free classes. The cost thereafter is $5 per session. For more information visit www.RaleighMartialArtsCenter.com or call 919-332-9943.

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