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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 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.
Noltner at Quail Ridge
Award-winning photographer and author John Noltner will share A Peace of My Mind: American Stories at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Thrift shop sale benefits pets
A 50 percent off thrift shop sale is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. Proceeds are used to help lower income pet owners spay and neuter their pets. For more information, call 919-872-0019 or go to www.animalkind.org.
Christmas crafts sale
The Northern Wake Senior Center will hold its annual Christmas crafts sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Crafts are made by the seniors and all proceeds will go to program costs for the center at 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest.
Dean at Quail Ridge
James Dean will share Pete the Cat Saves Christmas at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For children ages 3-6.
Cookie houses for grades 3-5
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 program includes stories, hands-on activities and crafts each week.For more information or to register, call 919-856-6723.
Holiday preparation series
Budgeting for the Holidays is set for 7 p.m. Monday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-658-6700.
Dupree at Quail Ridge
Award-winning cookbook author TV personality Nathalie Dupree will share Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Samples will be available.
A workshop on making a wreath from natural materials will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. The center will supply pinecones, gumballs and greenery; bring some ribbon or other crafty materials if you like. Cost is $5 per participant.
Max and Ruby author at Quail Ridge
Rosemary Wells will sign copies of Max and Rubys Treasure Hunt at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Children ages 3-5 can follow the clues and find the treasure with Max and Ruby. Bring cameras to take photos with Max. Purchase a copy of Max and Rubys Treasure Hunt to get a ticket for the signing line.
Relay for Life kick-off
The Northern Wake Relay For Life event is scheduled May 17-18. A meeting for team captains, participants and volunteers will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Mill Room at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest.