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Blood pressure screenings
Free blood pressure screenings will be provided from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness, 8300 Health Park, Raleigh. Experts will be available to answer questions about heart health. For more information, call 919-926-3000.
Spay-ghetti & No Balls
A spaghetti dinner to benefit SAFE Havens spaying and neutering clinic is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mill Room, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. The family-friendly evening is first come, first seated. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad and dessert, with vegetarian options available. Purchase tickets at spayghettidinner.eventbrite.com. For more information, email Teresa@safehavenforcats.org.
A critical discussion of Bernice McFaddens Glorious is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.
Free yoga classes
Gentle mat yoga is scheduled from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. followed by stress reduction with chair yoga from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-870-4000.
Fair trade crafts
A program on the concept of fair trade with examples of fair trade works and discussion is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Who murdered Cleopatras sister?
Hilke Thür will present a free lecture titled Who Murdered Cleopatras Sister? And Other Tales From Ephesus at 7 p.m. Friday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Thür gained international recognition from her investigations of a tomb in the ancient city of Ephesus, in present-day Turkey, which she correctly identified as the tomb of Cleopatras youngest sister, Arsinoë IV. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or go to www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Lupus: Learning and Living
The Lupus Foundation of America will hold a free information session on the disease from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Lupus researchers and rheumatologists will speak about the advances in lupus research and strategies for coping and living with the disease. To register, go to learningandlivingnc.eventbrite.com or call 800-682-7990.
Flags of Americas
A free drop-in program for children to visit the exhibit Al Norte al Norte to learn about Latino North Carolinians is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Participants will color a flag magnet to take home.
Maureen Johnson at Quail Ridge
Maureen Johnson will share The Madness Underneath, second in the Shades of London series, at 3 p.m. Saturday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For ages 14 and up.
Legacies of Appomattox
Elizabeth R. Varon, professor of history at the University of Virginia, will discuss the Appomattox surrender at 2 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Varon argues that the surrender terms were controversial from the start and became the touchstone for the conflicts during Reconstruction. Cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for ages 18 and under or associates. Purchase tickets in the museum shop or by calling 919-807-7835.
Homayoun at Quail Ridge
Ana Homayoun will present The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Workshop on financing college
Sarita Broadway from the College Foundation of North Carolina will present information and answer questions on financial aid, college costs and FAFSA forms at 6:30 p.m. Monday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested. For more information, visit wakegov.com/libraries or call 919-870-4000.
Time for Tots: String-Band Music
Children ages 3-5 with an adult will learn about string-band music and make their own kazoos from 10 to 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The cost is $1. To register, call 919-807-7992.
All About Amphibians
Herpetologist Jeff Hall will conduct a workshop on North Carolina amphibians from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Through fieldwork and classroom presentation, participants will learn identification techniques, basic biology and habitat requirements for these special creatures. Have fun earning Criteria III EE credit. Bring your own boots or borrow ours. The class is for all ages and is $5 per participant. Registration is required four days in advance through RecLink at www.raleighnc.gov. For more information, call 919-831-1960.
Daniel Pink at Quail Ridge
Daniel Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind, will share To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.