Community Notes: May 11

May 9, 2014 

Sam Rule, Phyllis Bannard, Amy Sullivan, Taylor McDade and Brayden McDade raised awareness of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Buddy Poppy program in April at Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Cary. The Buddy Poppy is the official flower of the VFW, and the poppies are assembled by disabled veterans in VA hospitals and then distributed.

COURTESY OF TAYLOR MCDADE

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.

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.

Young Ecologists: A Swift Creek Adventure

Children ages 10-13 will look for aquatic animals like fish, salamanders and crawfish from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 per Cary resident and $16 per non-resident, call 919-387-5980.

Afternoons in the Outdoors: Wetland Adventures

Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host activities for ages 6-10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, and Wednesday, May 14, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $24 per Cary resident and $32 per non-resident, call 919-387-5980.

Discovering Nature

Children ages 4-6 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.

Compost bin sale

The town of Cary will offer compost bins for $45 to residents through Thursday, May 15, at www.townofcary.org.

Cholesterol screening

WakeMed Cary Hospital will host a community cholesterol screening for $27 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, in the hospital’s Conference Center at 1900 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. A 12-hour fast before the screening is required, and water and medication are allowed. For details or to schedule an appointment, call 919-350-4273.

Paint the town purple

Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs businesses, schools and churches will decorate with purple bows, streamers, balloons and lights through Friday, May 16, before the Relay for Life of Southern Wake County on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17. Vote for the best decorated storefront until noon Friday, May 16, by liking photos on Facebook at on.fb.me/1kjklIW. The winner will receive a breakfast sponsored by Williamson Insurance.

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.

Fundraiser for Karen Faber

A fundraising event for Karen Faber, who has breast cancer, and her family will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Dragonfly Health & Fitness, 121 Quantum St., Holly Springs. There will be activities for the family, a silent auction, a raffle and door prizes.

Parent Chat sessions

Wake County Board of Education member Bill Fletcher hosts sessions with parents. Here’s the upcoming schedule:

• 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

• 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Cary Chamber of Commerce building, 307 N. Academy St.

• 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

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.

Candle holders

Residents ages 16 and older will turn a mason jar and recycled book pages into a candle holder from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Materials will be provided, but you can bring a favorite book to use. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Find It! How to Download E-books

Learn to download e-books to an e-reader from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

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.

Valor Games

Valor Games athletes will give a racquetball demonstration and compete in cycling and shot put starting at 8 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Valor Games is a series of sports competitions for injured soldiers. For details, go to www.va.gov/opa/speceven/valor_games or www.valor-games-southeast.bridge2sports.org.

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.

Spider Sniffing

Lake Crabtree County Park staff will lead a hike to learn about spiders from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. To register for $3 per person or $5 per family, call 919-460-3355.

Two Town Triathlon

The second annual Two Town Triathlon will start at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Kraft Family YMCA, 8921 Holly Springs Road, Apex. The triathlon includes a 300-yard swim at the Kraft Family YMCA, a 10-mile bike course through Wake County and a 5K run. Register online by 8 a.m. Thursday, May 22, for $65 to $100 at bit.ly/1idLb6V.

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 27, at Town Council Chambers, 100 Town Hall Drive. For details, go to bit.ly/1gPgG3h.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Wake County Public Libraries will host Raleigh SCORE for information sessions on starting your own business. A session at West Regional Library will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. A session at Eva Perry Regional Library will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

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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