Community Notes: April 27

April 25, 2014 

Volunteer at The Cary

The Cary theater is looking for volunteer ushers who are at least 17 years old. The theater is at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. For details or an application, call 919-462-2051 or go to thecary.townofcary.org.

Wheels on Academy

Register your vehicle to participate in Wheels on Academy, a car show on the streets of downtown Cary, through Friday, May 9. The registration fee is $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event. Local businesses and other vendors may also apply to participate through Friday, May 9. For details and registration, call 919-469-4061 or go to www.townofcary.org.

Veterans Vendor Fair

The Cary VFW Ladies Auxiliary is looking for artists and crafters to participate in the Veterans Vendor Fair on Saturday, July 12. For details, email vfwladiesaux@gmail.com.

Rex Healthcare seeks golf tournament volunteers

Volunteer at this year’s Rex Hospital Open from Monday, May 19, through Sunday, May 25, at Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh. The event will require more than 500 volunteers. For details, contact volunteer coordinator Patty Nogle at 937-478-0101 or Patty@globalgolfmanagement.com or go to www.rexhospitalopen.com.

Afternoon Canoes

Canoe with Harris Lake park staff from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Borrow a canoe at the park or bring your own canoe or kayak. Register for $10 per canoe (each canoe holds three people) two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Roaring Twenties Benefit Party

UnVined Wine Bar will host the Roaring Twenties Benefit Party from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. There will be live jazz music, hors d’oeuvres, drawings and more. Tickets cost $30. The event will raise money for the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina. For details, go to www.unvinedcary.com.

Gardening from Seeds

Children ages 8 to 12 will learn about starting a garden from seeds from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. This class is the first in a two-part series. The next class on composting is Thursday, May 8. Register for $8 per child two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Compost bin sale

The town of Cary will offer compost bins for $45 to residents through Thursday, May 15, at www.townofcary.org. The town will also host free workshops that include tours of the Compost Education Center, a guide book and three bags of compost. Here’s the schedule of workshops:

• 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 8.

• 11 a.m. to noon and 3-4 p.m. Friday, May 9.

• 8-9 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

For details and registration, go to bit.ly/1e7TzFk.

Vermicomposting Workshop

Children ages 8 to 12 will learn about composting with worms from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. This class is the second in a two-part series. Register for $8 per child two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group will talk about “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Spring Craft Fair

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market Spring Craft Fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. The regular market will be open, and the event will feature local artisans and crafters. For more information, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

National Train Day

The Heart of Cary Association, Amtrak and the town of Cary will celebrate National Train Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Cary Depot, 211 N. Academy St., and at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. There will be activities for all ages, displays, vendors, giveaways and a performance by the Cary Town Band. For details, call 919-460-4963 or go to www.heartofcary.org/train-day.

Mother’s Day story time

Barnes & Noble will host a Mother’s Day story time with “Oh The Things My Mom Will Do” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Teen Day Fuquay

Fuquay-Varina police will host Teen Day Fuquay from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Teenagers will learn about driving safely. There will be food, prizes, live music and a chance to test their skills. For details, go to www.teendayfuquay.com.

Discovering Nature

Children ages 4 to 6 will learn about nature with experiments, activities and games from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Registration costs $4 per Holly Springs resident and $6 per non-resident. To register, call 919-557-2496.

Zoning map open house

Morrisville will host an open house on the Unified Development Ordinance Zoning Map from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Town Council Chambers, 100 Town Hall Drive. For details, go to bit.ly/1gPgG3h.

African-American Book Group

The African-American Book Group will meet to discuss “Krik Krak” by Edwidge Danticat at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

‘Adventure Carolinas’

Joe Miller will dicuss and sign his new book, “Adventure Carolinas: Your Go-To Guide for Multi-Sport Outdoor Recreation,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

What Does the Fox Say?

Families will learn about foxes in popular songs and stories from 7-8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Register two days in advance for $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life of Southern Wake County to raise awareness about cancer and raise money for the American Cancer Society will start at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, and end with a closing ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at South Park, 900 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.relayforlife.org/southwakenc.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Cary, Apex and Morrisville will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 18, at Davis Drive Park, 1610 Davis Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-362-9186 or go to www.camrelay.org.

‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

Barnes & Noble will host story time for kids with Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Box Turtle Bonanza

Families will learn about box turtles from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Register two days in advance for $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

East Meets West

The East Meets West festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, on Town Hall Drive in downtown Morrisville. Admission is free. A Fifth of Blues will perform on the West stage; Bollywood, Indian folk and Asian dance groups and performers will perform on the East stage. Food, beer and wine will be sold. For details, go to www.eastmeetswestmorrisville.org.

Numerous Newts

Kids will learn about newts with activities and crafts from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the amphitheater at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Register for $5 per family two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will include discussions on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. For details, email fitandable@nc.rr.com. Here’s the upcoming schedule of topics:

• May: Emergency preparedness

• June: Summer safety for kids of all ages

‘The Healthy Smoothie Bible’

Farnoosh Brock will talk about her new book, “The Healthy Smoothie Bible,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Samples will be served.

Trail Treks: Nature’s Candy

Families will learn about and sample local fruit from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Register two days in advance for $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Barnes & Noble will host the Summer Reading Kick-Off for kids at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Learn about the summer reading program for grades one to six.

Bloom Hunt

Add plants and animals to the Natural Resources Inventory Database on a hike from 1-3 p.m.Saturday, May 24, at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Register for $5 per family two days in advance by calling 919-387-4342, emailing harris.lake@wakegov.com or at www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

‘The Best Is Yet To Come’

“The Best Is Yet To Come,’ a variety show featuring performers age 55 and older, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the C.C. Jones Building, 309 Holleman St., Apex.

Family Disc Golf

Families will learn and play disc golf from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7, at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. There will be instructors for beginners and more experienced players. The event is free. Bring your own discs or borrow from the park. For details, go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Geocaching

Beginners will learn about geocaching from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Register two days in advance for $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Fit Family Challenge

Coca-Cola, Carolina Parent and CVS/pharmacy’s Fit Family Challenge will continue through Monday, June 9. Families compete for prizes by collecting “points” for activities. For details and registration, go to www.carolinaparent.com/fitfamilychallenge.

On the Trail to Health

Learn about healthy lifestyles with exhibits at the American Tobacco Trail from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 14, in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. The event is free. For details, go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Take a Hike – Journey to the Past

Explore the old home sites of Harris Lake from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, starting in the Loblolly Shelter at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Register for $5 per family two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Jumpin’ Junebugs

Kids and families will search for junebugs and make crafts from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in the Cypress Shelter at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Register for $5 per family two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Golf Outing

The Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Golf Outing will start at 9 a.m. Monday, June 23, at 12 Oaks Golf Club, 2008 Green Oads Parkway, Holly Springs. The event will raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation. Registration costs $95; $125 after Sunday, June 15. Sponsorships cost $175 to $1,000. For details, go to www.amanda-corey.com.

Trail Treks: Buzzing Bees

Beginners will learn about bees from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Register two days in advance for $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Honeysuckle wreaths

Help remove invasive Japanese Honeysuckle at the American Tobacco Trail and make your own wreath from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Instructions and supplies will be provided. The event is for ages 8 and older. Register two days in advance for $3 per person or $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

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