Readers snack and share
Book discussions are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, and at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The programs kick off a library series for sharing information about good books, with a different theme each month. January will feature debut novels.
Getting back to exercise
A healthy lifestyle program is set for 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Learn how to safely and effectively exercise, eat well and make healthy lifestyle choices. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Careers in medicine
A forum on careers in medicine is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Edwards Learning Lab, 714 Saint Marys St., Raleigh. Tammy Jenkins, a graduate of UNC School of Public Health and Medical School, will talk about her career and offer advice. For more information, contact Jessi Rogers at 919-856-9233 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kick start your business
Professional members of the N.C. Association of Certified Public Accountants will offer tips on taxes and deductions for small businesses at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-856-6710.
Mitchko at Quail Ridge
Eric Mitchko, director of the N.C. Opera, will discuss Richard Wagner and The Ring at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Free yoga class
Stress reduction with chair yoga is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Whole Foods, 8710 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Bring two towels. To register, call 919-354-0350.
Small Business Expo
Raleighs 15 annual expo for small, disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Southeast Raleigh High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh. Admission is free. Purchasing and acquisition representatives of the city, Wake schools, general contractors looking for subcontractors, end users and other vendors will share information about projects for 2013. For more information, call 919-996-3840.
Critter Club: Winter Explorations is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Hill Street Community Center, 2307 Hill St., Raleigh. Join the club to discover something new, make crafts, play games and take nature hikes. The program is for ages 6-12 and costs $1 per person. Registration is required four days before each program. For more information, call 919-831-6856.
Colonial-era aerial photography
Joel Lane Museum House will offer a lecture on Colonial Era Aerial Photography: The Archaeology of Claude Joseph Sauthier N.C. Town Maps by Tom Beaman at 7 p.m. Thursday at 160 S. Saint Marys St., Raleigh. Cost is $15 for the public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-833-3431 or email email@example.com.
Tectonic Shifts: the Arab Spring
Lebanon native Akram Khater will present a program on the Arab Spring from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Khater, the author of several books on the Middle East, is also an N.C. State history professor, director of the Middle East Studies Program and director of the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies.
Conservation Assistance Day
Conservation Assistance Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Bring as many as three objects to the museum for assessment and advice on care from our conservators. Appointment required; call Jan Sweatt at 919-807-7823.
Free yoga class
Yoga for the core is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ladies Fitness and Wellness, 700 Exposition Place, Suite 181, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.
New Years resolution help
Need guidance with your New Years resolutions? Stop by for some nonfiction book recommendations from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.
A Poppin Good Time
Historic Yates Mill County Park will celebrate National Popcorn Day from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants will learn about the varieties of corn and what gives popcorn that unique pop, create a popcorn-themed craft and enjoy some fresh-popped popcorn. The program is open to all but is most appropriate for ages 7 and older. The fee is $5 per family. Registration is required. For more information, contact the park at 919-856-6675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
What Lives in Your Backyard?
Learn about reptiles that live in Raleigh from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Hill Street Community Center, 2307 Hill St., Raleigh. The program is for ages 18 and older and cost is $2. Registration is required four days in advance. For more information, call 919-831-6856.
Family program on trees
Barking Up the Right Tree is set for 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Learn to identify trees and why they are important to wildlife in winter. Cost is $5 per family; registration is required. For information and to register, call 919-870-4330.
A program on the migratory waterfowl that visit Lake Johnson will run from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Johnson in Raleigh. The program, which is for ages 16 and older, will teach ways to identify species. Cost is $2 per person. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Registration is required four days in advance. For more information, call 919-831-6856.
Volunteer orientation sessions
The Center for Volunteer Caregiving invites Wake residents to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s legacy by becoming a year-round volunteer. An orientation session to help Wake County seniors, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers is set for 9-11 a.m. Monday at the center, 1150 S.E. Maynard Road, Suite 210, Cary. Volunteers provide weekly or monthly support through transportation, respite care, visiting or housekeeping. To register, contact the center at email@example.com or 919-460-0567.
Exploring e-book options
Explore e-book options and sources with a librarian from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.
Global Issues Seminar: Egypt
A seminar on the state of Egypts democracy after the popular revolution is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 232A of Withers Auditorium at N.C. State University, 101 Lampe Drive, Raleigh. For more information, visit http://oia.ncsu.edu/page/spring-2013-global-issues-seminars.