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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 email@example.com 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.
Meet local authors
Authors Erin Knightley, Deborah Fletcher Mello and Leceila Turnage will discuss their writing processes and books, and answer questions from the audience at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000
Great Backyard Bird Count
A program on bird counting is set for 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. Meet at the Training Lodge. The event will include guided bird hikes offered every half hour. Kids will make their own bird feeders and homemade field guides, play bird games and make a bird craft. Admission is free. Register four days prior to the event through RecLink at www.raleighnc.gov. For more information, call 919-831-6856.
McPherson at Quail Ridge
James McPherson will share War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 at 3 p.m. Sundayat Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Eunice Haywood will discuss the inspirations for her quilts from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The Wake Forest resident is honored statewide for her work. Also, Paige Myers, the textile conservator with the North Carolina Museum of History, will talk about quilts, quilting and how to care for heirloom textiles.
At the Movies: Glory
A program on the film Glory is set for 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Susanna Lee, associate professor of history at N.C. State University, will introduce the movie and lead a discussion after the screening.
My Yard is Full of Birds
A program on birds for children is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Hear a bird story, do a bird activity and count how many different kinds of birds you can see from Blue Jays front porch. Registration is required, but the program is free in honor of the Great Backyard Bird Count. For more information, call 919-870-4330. To register, go to wakegov.com/parks.
Visions of Vultures
A program on vultures for children ages 6-12 is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, Raleigh. Meet at the Training Lodge. Take a hike to look for vultures in the park and make a craft. Cost is $5. Register four days prior to the event. For more information, call 919-831-6856.
Wake Forest mayors State of the Town
Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver her annual State of the Town address at 6 p.m. Monday at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest. Tickets for the event, which includes dinner, are $15 and can be purchased online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/marketplace.aspx. For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/2013-state-of-the-town.aspx.
Tuskegee Airmen program
Leonard Hawk Hunter, a Vietnam veteran and the official storyteller for the Airmen, will discuss fighting in World War II despite segregation and racial discrimination at 7 p.m. Monday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is required for the free lecture at 919-856-6710.
Artisans to discuss fair trade crafts
A program on the concept of fair trade with examples of fair trade works and discussion about why this alternative might be appealing is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.