Published: Dec 01, 2012 06:00 PM
Modified: Dec 01, 2012 05:31 PM
Bus tour to presidential inauguration ceremony
The N.C. Martin Luther King Heritage Tours are now organizing buses to travel to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19 for President Obamas second Inauguration Ceremony. The trip will be held Jan. 19-21. Trip prices include two-night hotel accommodations, luxury bus transportation, visits to the Smithsonian Institute Museum, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Martin Luther King National Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. Passengers will also attend the Swearing In Ceremony and the Inauguration Parade.
Prices will vary for each departing location. From Raleigh, the trip price starts at $235 per person. Reservations and deposits were due on Saturday, Nov. 10. For details, call 919-834-6264 or visit www.king-raleigh.org
.Girl Scouts to collect donations for Holly Springs Food Cupboard at Happy Holly Days Parade
The Apex/Cary/Holly Springs Girl Scout Troops will be towing wagons to collect non-perishable food for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard as they march on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Happy Holly Days Parade in Holly Springs. There will also be food donation bins at intersections along the route. For details, call 919-577-2210 or visit www.hsfoodcupboard.org
.Apex Police Department seeking donations for Christmas with a Cop Program
The Apex Police Department and the local Target will hold its annual Christmas with a Cop Program. The program allows the police department to assist children and seniors who are less fortunate have a gift-filled Christmas. Monetary donations are needed to help fund the program. Donations can be mailed to: Apex Police Department /Captain Ann Stephens, Christmas with a Cop Program, 205 Saunders Street, Apex, N.C. 27502.
For details about the program, email email@example.com
.Western Wake Farmers Market winter hours
The Western Wake Farmers Market will change its hours to 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday in December at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Morrisville. A pre-Christmas market will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22 and a New Years market will be on Saturday, Dec. 29.Apex Historical Society Homes Tour
The 25th annual Apex Historical Society Homes Tour will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in downtown Apex. The tour will feature four private homes along Salem and Center streets, the Union Depot, the Maynard Pearson House and the Halle Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day of the tour. For details, call 919-290-2575 or visit www.apexhistoricalsociety.com
.Triangle Expressway Trot III 5K to be held Dec. 2
The North Carolina Department of Transportations Turnpike Authority will hold the Triangle Expressway Trot III 5K from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, on the unopened section of the Triangle Expressway near South Salem Street in Apex. Registration is $35. After the 5K race, a Family Fun Bike Ride will be held. Cost is $5 and participants must wear helmets. Proceeds from the 5K race will benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving and proceeds from the Family Fun Bike Ride will benefit NCDOTs Bicycle Helmet Initiative. Attendees may bring a new, unwrapped toy to help the Raleigh-Durham Roadbuilders design-build team fill a loader bucket with Toys for Tots.
To register, call 919-707-2660 or visit www.triangleexpresswaytrot.com
The third and final phase of the Triangle Expressway from U.S. 64 in Apex to N.C. 55 Bypass in Holly Springs is scheduled to open by January.Volunteer Caregiving Training Sessions
Training sessions for volunteers to help Wake County seniors, family caregivers and adults with disabilities will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4; and 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Center for Volunteer Caregiving, 975 Walnut St., Cary. To register, call 919-460-0567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
.Yates Mill DAR seeking relatives of veterans buried at Hillcrest
The Yates Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Hillcrest Cemetery. If you are a family member of a veteran buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, please send an email to email@example.com
. For information about Wreaths Across America, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
.Local Artists Needed for Carys 2013 Spring Daze
Artist applications are now being accepted for the town of Carys 20th annual Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, to be held April 27 at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. About 80 percent of exhibiting artists are from Wake County and admission preference is given to Cary citizens; all artists must be North Carolina residents. Application fees are $12 for Cary residents and $15 for nonresidents. Applications are due by Sunday, Jan. 6. To apply, call 919-469-4061 or search Spring Daze at www.townofcary.org
.Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak.
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