Community Notes: June 22

June 20, 2014 

People from North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida competed in a pickleball tournament in May at Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary.

COURTESY OF MICHAEL WALSH

Nature Nuts: Snakes

The Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host activities for children ages 3-5 and parents from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $11 for Cary residents and $14 for non-residents. For details or registration, call 919-387-5980.

Curiosity Club: Sneakin’ up on Squirrels

The Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host children ages 5-8 and parents as they learn about science and nature from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents. For details or registration, call 919-387-5980.

Curious Creatures: Serious about Snakes

Children ages 5-8 will learn about snakes with hikes, activities and crafts from 1-3 p.m. Monday, June 30, at the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents. For details or registration, call 919-387-5980.

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 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.

Night Ride Tri

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions will host the Night Ride Tri from 8 p.m. Saturday, July 5, to 2 a.m. Sunday, July 6, at Triangle Aquatic Center and Cary Towne Center. Races start at 10 p.m. Online registration costs $60 for individuals and $90 for relay teams. Registration the day of the race costs $70 for individuals and $100 for relay teams. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10 for ages 17 and younger and $12 for ages 18 and older. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net.

Video competition

North Carolina residents ages 18-25 are invited to submit short videos on the theme of “building cultural bridges” for the sixth annual Citizen Diplomacy Summit by Friday, July 11. The summit will be Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St.

Videos must be four minutes or shorter. The grand-prize winner will earn $500, second place will win $250, and third place will win $100. For details, go to citizendiplomacy2014.org.

Peach Day

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market will present Peach Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12, at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. There will be samples, recipes, chef demonstrations and kids’ activities. For details, go to westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will feature a discussion on healthy teens and young adults from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 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.

Bohemian Bash

The Cary Creative (Reuse) Center will present the Bohemian Bash from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Cypress Manor at Cary, 1040 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres, an art show and auctions. Tickets cost $30 each or $50 for a pair. For details and tickets, go to carycreativecenter.org or www.bohemianbash.com.

Auction for the Animals

The 14th annual Auction for the Animals fundraiser for Second Chance Pet Adoptions will be from 7-11 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. There will be live and silent auctions of more than 200 items, a wine pull and raffle, dinner and music. Tickets cost $75 each or $700 for a table of 10. For details, go to www.auctionfortheanimals.com.

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