Community Notes: May 25

May 26, 2014 

Craft and Vendor Fair

The International Travel Girl Scout Troop for the North Carolina Coastal Pines will host a craft and vendor fair from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Apex Chamber of Commerce building, 220 N. Salem St. There will be 35 vendors and artists. For details, email Cheryl Olive at cherylolive@gmail.com.

‘How to Babysit a Grandma’

Jean Reagan will read and sign her book, “How to Babysit a Grandma,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Kids Together Playground

The birthday celebration and grand re-opening for Kids Together Playground will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at 111 Thurston Drive, Cary. There will be crafts, a parade, story time and refreshments. The event will be wheelchair and stroller accessible. For details, email kidstogether@nc.rr.com.

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.

Parent Chat sessions

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

• 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 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.

‘American Girl’ Club

Barnes & Nobles’ “American Girl” Club will meet for a discussion and activity about the character Kaya at 7 p.m. Friday, June 6, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Dog Days of June

Dog Days of June will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be a Skyhoundz Dog Disc Competition, rabies vaccinations and microchip clinics, a dog wash and shopping. For details, call 919-469-4100 or go to www.townofcary.org.

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.

National Trails Day

Cary, REI and the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs will host a volunteer workday for National Trails Day from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Lunch will follow. For details, call the Stevens Nature Center at 919-387-5980.

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.

Splash & Dash

Fit & Able Productions Splash & Dash swimming and running races will begin with check-in at 7 a.m. and the races at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Cary Family YMCA, 101 YMCA Drive, Cary, and Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Register for $40 a person or $65 a team by 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at bit.ly/RMEA9S. Registration the day of the race costs $50 a person or $75 a team. USA Triathlon membership is required; one-day membership is available for $10 for ages 17 and younger and $12 for ages 18 and older. For details, go to www.fitandable.net.

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.

Kiera Cass at Barnes & Noble

Kiera Cass will discuss and sign her new book, “The One,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group will meet to talk about “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

‘Dancing on Rocks’

Rose Senehi will talk about and sign her new novel, “Dancing on Rocks,” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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.

Story time and signing

Children’s author Joan Holub will read and sign her new book, “Mighty Dads,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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.

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:

• June: Summer safety for kids of all ages

• July: Healthy teens and young adults

‘The Kiss’

Scott Blumenthal will discuss his new historical novel, “The Kiss,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

African-American Book Group

The African-American Book Group will meet to discuss “Jericho’s Fall” by Stephen Carter at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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.

Independence Eve Celebration

The Applause! Cary Youth Theatre troupe will perform at 6:30 p.m. and the Cary Town Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.carytownband.org.

Independence Day Olde Time Celebration

Cary’s Independence Day Olde Time Celebration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 4, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. For details, call 919-469-4100 or go to www.townofcary.org.

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