History Corner: North Carolina’s Heartland
“History Corner: North Carolina’s Heartland” is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn what makes the Piedmont a great place to live. Enjoy a short story and a hands-on craft. The program is presented with Cameron Village Regional Library and is for children ages 6-9 with an adult. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.Ann Ross at Quail Ridge
Ann Ross will read from and sign copies of “Miss Julia to the Rescue” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. She is the author of 12 other Miss Julia novels. For more about the series, visit www.missjulia.com.
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Sleep apnea meeting
A free session on sleep apnea is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Active Healthcare’s office, 9104 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The event will include a look at CPAP masks, accessories and alternative therapies. A pre-meeting mask fitting and equipment check clinic will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call Active Healthcare at 919-870-8600 ext. 290 or email email@example.com.Ben White at Quail Ridge
Ben White will read from and sign “Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Free yoga class
The following free yoga classes are scheduled Thursday at North Regional Library, Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Chair yoga from 6 to 6:50 p.m. and gentle mat yoga from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring two towels. To register, call 870-4000.
Alice Osborn new book reception
A reception for Alice Osborn’s new book of poetry, “After the Steaming Stops,” is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Re/Max City Centre, 207 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. The event will include wine and cheese and music from guitarist Dave Cox.
Neuse River cleanup day
The Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation’s 10th annual Neuse River Cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will clean up trash along the riverbanks, on the islands and around access areas such as bridges. A coordinator with the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation will provide trash bags and gloves for volunteers. For more information on meeting sites and to register, visit www.neuseriver.org/events/neuserivercleanup.html. Audubon Society creek cleanup
The Wake Audubon Society has scheduled a cleanup of Crabtree Creek from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Meet in the parking lot on Crabtree Boulevard between Raleigh Boulevard and Capital Boulevard. Wear old clothes, long pants and sturdy shoes or boots, and bring work gloves, sunscreen, bug repellant and water. Bring clippers and rakes if you have them. Trash bags will be provided. Bring binoculars for birding. For more information, email Erik Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.SAFE Haven pancake breakfast
A pancake breakfast is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in Triangle Town Center, 7831 Target Circle, Raleigh. Breakfast for $7 includes three pancakes, two sausage links, refills on tea, coffee and juice. To buy tickets, go to safehavenbreakfast.eventbrite.com.
Bergman at Quail Ridge
Megan Mayhew Bergman will read from and sign copies of “Birds of Lesser Paradise” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.
Relay for Life captains meeting
Northern Wake Relay for Life is holding a team captain and participant meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Mill Room at the Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. The meeting will explain how to participate in the overnight Relay For Life event June 8-9 on the grounds of Richland Creek Community Church. The opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m., and teams will start walking at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email Brian.Pate@fmrealty.com or visit www.northernwakerelay.com.
A session on “Can We Conserve Birds and Birding Opportunities in NC’s Urbanizing Landscapes?” is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Habitat loss from urban land conversion is the greatest threat to bird conservation in the Eastern United States. Chris Moorman, associate professor and coordinator of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program at N.C. State, describes strategies to conserve habitats for birds and birders in these urban regions, highlighting research conducted on birds in Wake County greenways. Refreshments will be served.