Community Notes: June 11

June 9, 2014 

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.

Nature Nuts: Fireflies

Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host Nature Nuts: Fireflies for children ages 3-5 and their parents from 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The center will host the program again from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 14. To register for $11 for Cary residents or $14 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Eco-Explorers: Operation: Wetland Exploration!

Stevens Nature Center staff will lead children ages 7-10 in exploration and teach about local plants and animals from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents or $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

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.

Young Ecologists: Stream Team

Stevens Nature Center staff will lead children ages 10-13 as they explore streams from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents or $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

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.

Community Emergency Response Training

Cary will host Community Emergency Response Training from Friday, June 27, through Sunday, June 29. Registration is due Monday, June 16. The class will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, at Cary Fire Station #7, 6900 Carpenter Fire Station Road. Classes will cover disaster preparedness, fire extinguisher use, emergency medicine, light search and rescue and disaster psychology. For details and registration, go to www.townofcary.org.

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

State of the Town

Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht will give a State of the Town address at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the Winston Clubhouse at SearStone, 17001 SearStone Drive, Cary. An art open house with the Fine Arts League of Cary will follow in SearStone’s Grand Hall until 8 p.m. To RSVP, call 866-261-1814. For details, go to www.searstone.com/events-cary-north-carolina.

‘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.

Business Writing and Email

Librarians will lead a course on using email services for business writing and personal use from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

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.

Yard sale donations

Donate gently used, clean items for the Cary Senior Center’s annual yard sale from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, or 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at 120 Maury Odell Place. For details, call 919-469-4081 or go to bit.ly/1ue2NUr.

Explore A Story

A kids’ story time and nature exploration program will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Registration is required, and an adult must accompany each child. To register, call 919-557-2496. For details, go to hollyspringsnc.us.

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.

Yard sale

The Cary Senior Center will host a yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at 120 Maury Odell Place. For details, call 919-469-4081 or go to bit.ly/1ue2NUr.

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.

‘Frozen’ at Morrisville park

Morrisville Community Park will screen “Frozen” for free at dark, around 8:30 p.m., at 1520 Morrisville Parkway. For details, go to www.ci.morrisville.nc.us.

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 Day Celebration

Fuquay-Varina’s annual Independence Day Celebration, a day early, will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at South Park, 900 S. Main St. There will be fireworks at sundown.

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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