Published: Nov 17, 2012 06:00 PM
Modified: Nov 17, 2012 05:39 PM
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to build 16 new homes in Apex
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is seeking volunteers, sponsors and homebuyers for the construction of 16 single family homes in Apex in 2013-2014. The homes will be built on Lynch Street between Second and Third streets near downtown Apex. For information, call 919-744-2410 or visit www.habitatwake.org
.Kay Yow Cancer Fund For A Higher Goal Gala
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund will celebrate its five year anniversary with a gala titled For A Higher Goal from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary. There will be cocktails, dinner and entertainment by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Tickets are $150. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 21. For tickets, call 919-460-6407 or visit kayyow.com
. Wake County Public Libraries to hold American Red Cross Bloodmobile stops
In the spirit of the holidays and in collaboration with the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross, Wake County Public Libraries will hold area stops for the Bloodmobile in the countys regional libraries. Here is a list of local library stops:
• 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary
• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex
Walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, search www.redcross.org
and enter the sponsor code, Wake Library.Literacy Council of Wake County Tutor Training Workshop
The Literacy Council of Wake County will hold a tutor training workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26; Wednesday, Nov. 28; Monday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Literacy Council office at 916 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. Tutors must attend all four sessions to complete the workshop. Tutors are asked to commit to 1.5 hour sessions, twice a week for at least six consecutive months. Tutors and students meet at public places in their communities at times that are convenient to their personal schedules. To register, call 919-787-5559 or visit the Tutor tab at www.wakeliteracy.org
.Cary Players presents A Christmas Story
The Cary Players will perform the play, A Christmas Story, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and Monday, Dec. 3; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $18 for adults; $16 for seniors ages 55 and older; $16 for students; and $15 for groups of 20 or more. Tickets are available at the Cary Arts Center box office or online at www.caryplayers.org
. Cary Heart of the Holidays events
The town of Cary will hold its annual Heart of the Holidays celebration from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in downtown Cary.
• A Christmas tree decorating contest titled, the Gifting Tree Project, will be held in December. Cary organizations can decorate a tree along Academy Street to reflect the theme of giving. The winning tree will receive a donation to the non-profit group of their choice. The town of Cary will provide trees, stands, lights, and locations along a street in downtown Cary. Organizations can apply for a tree through Wednesday, Nov. 21.
• The Gingerbread House Competition is accepting entries through Wednesday, Nov. 21. All entries will be on display during the Heart of the Holidays and the winning piece will be at the Cary Arts Center during the month of December.
• Members of the community can submit a five-inch or smaller ornament to decorate the Community Christmas Tree located inside Cary Town Hall. Groups that submitted an ornament last year will be represented again with the same ornament. Ornaments are due to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department by Tuesday, Nov. 27, and all decorations will be on display starting Saturday, Dec. 1.
For details, call 919-469-4061 or search Heart of the Holidays at www.townofcary.org
.Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak.
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