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 oia.ncsu.edu/page/spring-2013-global-issues-seminars.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.