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Cut-a-thon for Alliance Medical Ministry
Blo will hold its annual 24-hour cut-a-thon from 8 a.m. Sunday to 8 a.m. Monday at the salon, 8451 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh. Haircuts will be given for a $40 donation to Alliance Medical Ministry, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable medical care for those in need. The event will include a raffle and discounts on hair products. For an appointment, call 919-484-8600. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Free yoga class
Yoga for the core is set for 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.
Curry at Quail Ridge
William Henry Curry, associate director of the N.C. Symphony, will provide a preview of the upcoming performance Freedom at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Lerangis at Quail Ridge
Peter Lerangis will share Seven Wonders #1: The Colossus Rises at 5 p.m. Monday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. This event is for children ages 7-12.
Time for Tots: Quilts
A childrens program on quilting is set for 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. See how quilters patch their work together and create a quilt square of your own. Cost is $1 for children ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 919-807-7992.
Assistance is available for job seekers during an open computer lab session from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdayat Richard B. Harrison Community Library, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Help will be provided on choosing websites, developing online job search criteria, applying for jobs and uploading your resume. For more information, call 919-856-5720.
The future of the Euro
A seminar on the euro is set for 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 232A of Withers Auditorium at N.C. State University, 101 Lampe Drive, Raleigh. How did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis? How can European Union leaders prevent the collapse of the common currency? For more information, visit oia.ncsu.edu/page/spring-2013-global-issues-seminars.
Southeast Raleigh Community Forum of NAMI
Maria F. Spaulding, deputy secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, will address the Southeast Raleigh Community Forum of the National Alliance on Mental Illness from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Richard B. Harrison Library, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call Harold Mallette at 919-747-0623.
SAFE Haven volunteering
SAFE Haven Cat Shelter & Clinic will hold an open house for prospective volunteers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the shelter, 87431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-872-7233 ext. 103.
History à la Carte: What Happened to the Lost Colony? is set for 12:10-1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Dr. David LaVere, N.C. Humanities Council Road Scholar, will speak about the society and politics of the Roanoke Indians and the English, why the Roanoke colony failed and what may have happened to the colonists. Bring a lunch; beverages will be provided.
Tracing African-American heritage
Professional genealogists will share resources for researching African-American heritage at 7 p.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested. For more information, visit wakegov.com/libraries or call 919-870-4000.
Kerasote at Quail Ridge
Author of Merles Door Ted Kerasote will share Pukkas Promise: The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdayat Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Wall art with recyclables
Turn recyclables into wall art at a craft program set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Materials will be provided. Registration is required. The program is free for library members ages 16 and older. For more information, visit wakegov.com/libraries or call 919-856-6710.
Free yoga classes
Gentle mat yoga is set for 9:10-10:30 a.m., followed by stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.
New language-learning database
North Regional Library will offer a demonstration of a new database to be used to learn languages online at ones own pace at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit wakegov.com/libraries or call 919-870-4000.
See Spot Read
Students can practice their reading skills with the certified therapy dogs of See Spot Read from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. For more information, call 919-554-8498.
Hare at Quail Ridge
Brian Hare will share The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Parks & Rec job fair
Raleigh will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring a resume. For a list of available jobs, visit www.raleighnc.gov.
Rolesville is holding a free shred-a-thon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Rolesville Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle. Paper clips, cardboard and binders should be removed. The shred-a-thon will also offer electronics disposal. For more information, call 919-556-3506 or go to rolesvillenc.gov.
Make a Blanket Day
The Wake County chapter of Project Linus will hold its annual Make a Blanket Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Project Linus donates blankets for children in need. Bring a sewing machine, crochet, knitting needles, notions or any other materials needed to make blankets. A limited supply of yarn, fleece and fabric is available. Snacks will be provided. For more information, call Deanna Winick at 919-345-3576, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit projectlinusraleigh.blogspot.com.
A lecture on Abraham Lincoln is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at N.C. State University by James McPherson, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University. For more information or to register for the lecture, go to historyncsu.edu/historyweekend.
Charity dog wash
Second Chance, a local pet rescue group, will hold a charity dog wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Unleashed, 2460 Wycliff Road, Raleigh. Dogs will be washed and brushed for $10. For more information, go to secondchancenc.org.
Learn about African Americans who have called North Carolina home as you make a craft, jump rope or hear a story from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.