Community Notes: June 4

June 2, 2014 

George King escorts his mother, Carolyn King, down the red carpet at Clare Bridge of Cary’s Family Prom Night. Clare Bridge of Cary staff, residents and family attended the dance on May 20.

COURTESY OF CLARE BRIDGE OF CARY

Eco-Express: Wild Water Adventures

Children ages 8-12 will learn about stream ecology from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration is required. To register for $12 per Cary resident or $16 per non-resident, call 919-387-5980.

Curious Creatures: Learning About Lizards

Children ages 5-8 will learn about lizards and their habitats with hikes, activities and crafts from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 5, at Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The program will be held again from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Registration is required. To register for $12 per Cary resident or $16 per non-resident, call 919-387-5980.

Kids Fun-Days: Stream Fun

Children ages 5-8 will explore streams for fish, snakes, frogs, bugs and more from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 6, at Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration is required. To register for $12 per Cary resident or $16 per non-resident, call 919-387-5980.

Night Out in Nature

Stevens Nature Center will host a camp-style program for children ages 8-12 from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The night will end with s’mores around the campfire. Registration is required. To register for $19 per Cary resident or $24 per non-resident, call 919-387-5980.

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 Oaks Parkway, Holly Springs. The event will raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation. Registration costs $70; $95 after Sunday, June 15. Sponsorships cost $175 to $1,000. For details, go to www.amanda-corey.com.

Splash & Dash

Fit & Able Productions will host Splash & Dash swimming and running races 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. The races will raise money for swimming and water safety programs for kids.

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.

Mystery Writers Panel

SearStone’s Resident Library Committee will host a Mystery Writers Panel at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Winston Clubhouse, 17001 SearStone Drive, Cary. Authors Kate Carlisle, Maggie Barbieri and Hannah Dennison will talk about their work and books with panel moderator Molly Weston. Weston is the editor of InSinC, the Sisters in Crime newsletter. To register, call 866-261-1814.

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.

Business Writing and Email

Librarians will lead a course on using email services for business writing and personal use from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100. Another session will be from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

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.

Parent Chat session

Wake County Board of Education member Bill Fletcher hosts sessions with parents. The next session will be at 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:

• 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.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Wake County Public Libraries will host Raleigh SCORE for information sessions on starting your own business. A session at Eva Perry Regional Library will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

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.

Saturday for Kids

Barnes & Noble’s Saturday for Kids will feature story time with “My New Friend is So Fun!” by Mo Willems at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Kids are invited to bring a friend.

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.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a special story time for kids with “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Telling Your Story in the Interview: A Conversation with HR

West Regional Library will host Karin Cross, a human resources professional who is now a life coach, for a discussion on interviewing from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

Ask the Columnist

Professional columnist Sarah Lindenfeld Hall will answer questions about writing articles or columns for publication at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500. Luke DeCock will answer questions at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

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.

Hands-On Learning

Barnes & Noble will host children ages 7 and older for an activity with rubber band race cars at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up in the children’s department of the store.

Murder at The Juice Joint

The Ballentine-Spence House will host a murder mystery party from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at 109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina. Reservations are required, and 20 free tickets are available. For details or reservations, call 925-399-1629 or go to ballentinespencehouse.wordpress.com.

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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