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Little Sprouts: The Nose Knows
A program about noses and their sense of smell is set for 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4640 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Participants will listen to the story Little Bunny Follows His Nose, compare their noses to those of park animals and make a fun smelly craft. The program, for ages 3-5, is $4 per child. Registration is required. For more information, contact the park at 919-856-6675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business counseling by SCORE
Business counselors from Service Corps Of Retired Executives will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library to offer free and confidential counseling to new and existing business owners. To make an appointment, call SCORE at 919-856-4739. Cameron Village library is at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.
Cleage book discussion
A discussion of the book Till You Hear from Me by Pearl Cleage is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information or to register, call 919-870-4000.
Film adaptations of classic novels
A discussion of the film adaptations of Emma, Jane Eyre and Great Expectations with James Thompson of UNC-Chapel Hill is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Free yoga classes
Gentle mat yoga is scheduled from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. followed by stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.
A tour of the Sonoco Recycling facility will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 111 S. Rogers Lane, Raleigh. Get a close look at the machines that separate recyclables and talk with employees to learn where the materials go. Participants may also stay for a green building tour of the Wilders Grove Solid Waste Center in East Raleigh. Registration is required. To register, call 919-996-6872 or email Bianca.email@example.com.
Make old books look like new
Master bookbinder Susan Soleil will offer a presentation on book preservation and answer questions about caring for and making repairs to books at 2 p.m. Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.
Go Green with T-shirt scarves
A workshop on turning T-shirts into scarves is set for 2 p.m. Friday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Participants are asked to register and bring a T-shirt. Call 919-870-4000 to register.
Learn to use e-books
Wake County libraries staff will demonstrate the use of e-books from the libraries collection on Friday at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. A session for Kindles begins at 3 p.m., mobile devices at 3:45 and NOOKS and others at 4:30. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Wake Forest parks & rec
Flaherty Park Community Center is holding an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the center, 1226 N. White St., Wake Forest. Meet class instructors, ask questions and register for programs with the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, call 919-435-9560.
Swift Creek performance
Swift Creek will perform songs from their new CD, Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Admission is free.
Jacqueline Briggs Martins book about a small boy who sees snowflakes as small miracles is the inspiration for a program set for 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26. Storytime and crafts will be included as participants explore snowflakes and the changing of the seasons at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4640 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The program is for ages 7-9 and costs $4 per child. Registration is required. For more information, contact the park at 919-856-6675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
African-American Cultural Celebration
The 12th Annual African-American Cultural Celebration will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The theme is Defining Freedom and honors the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, re-enactors, chefs, teachers, scholars and other presenters will help tell the rich and varied stories of our state. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
A program about tracking for children ages 6-8 is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Come dressed for the weather. Make a bandana track guide to take home. Cost is $8 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-870-4330. To register, go to wakegov.com/parks.
Thrift shop sale
A 50 percent off sale is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at ReTails Thrift Shop, 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. Profits will help low-income pet owners to spay or neuter pets through AnimalKind. For more information about the group, call 919-872-0019 or go to www.animalkind.org. Donations of gently used items are accepted 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are also needed; call to find out when the next orientation will be conducted.
Waller at Quail Ridge
Douglas Waller will share Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Refreshments will be served.
Make old books look like new
Master bookbinder Susan Soleil will offer a presentation on book preservation and answer questions about caring for and making repairs to books at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Energy Assistance Program
A program on the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Low-income residents will have a chance to get information and complete applications for help with their energy bills and weatherization for their homes. Bring a photo ID, recent heating bill, social security numbers for all household members, income verification for anyone living in the home and bank statements. For more information, email email@example.com or call 919-554-4111.
Sharing pictures with Flickr
Do you want to use Flickr to post your photographs? Librarians will show you the steps at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.