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Rescue group cuts adoption fees
Second Chance Pet Adoptions is celebrating those with nine lives through Sunday. Cats ages 9 months and older are available for adoption for $9. The adoption center is located at 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 133, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-851-8404 or go to www.secondchancenc.org.
Santa for children with autism
Spare Some for Autism is holding its first Sensitive Santa Event from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. The mall will be closed to accommodate children with autism, and the Santa area will be made sensory-friendly with lower lights and quieter surroundings. A professional photographer will be on hand. All mall entrances – not department store entrances – will be open, but the Panera Bread entrance in the back of the mall is closest to the Santa area. For more information, contact Beth Jarvis at 919-844-1960 or email@example.com or visit www.sparesomeforautism.org.
See Spot Read at library
See Spot Read is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Participants can practice reading to a therapy dog. For more information or to register, call 919-856-6723.
‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Party
Library Adventures for grades 3-5 is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The hourlong program includes stories, hands-on activities and crafts each week. This week, the theme is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” For more information or to register, call 919-856-6723.
National Novel Writing Month
Author Mark L. Van Name will conduct a workshop called Building Stories by Asking Questions at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-856-6710.
Business series at libraries
Social Media for Business is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Martin Brossman will discuss the power of social media and how it gives an advantage with customer connection. To register, call 919-870-4000.
Town meeting at Quail Ridge
A town meeting on The Life and Literature of Eudora Welty is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The panel features Carolyn Brown, author of “A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty,” Jim Clark, Cindy Mackeithan and Bill Price. Clay Stalnaker is the moderator for the event.
Business counseling by SCORE
A workshop on starting a business is set for 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Volunteers with Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer free counseling by appointment only. To make an appointment, call SCORE at 919-856-4739.
Cat adoption fees reduced
SAFE Haven is cutting adoption fees for cats and kittens Friday through Sunday. Adult cats will be $5 and kittens $20. SAFE Haven pets have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, plus given a medical exam. The shelter, at 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.safehavenforcats.org or call 919-872- 7233.