Substance Abuse Groups
Substance abuse groups for N.C. DWI treatment credit are offered from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday at Paradigm Counseling, 374 Raleigh St., Holly Springs. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 919-601-9222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
.Art Quilt Exhibits
The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South will hold two fine art quilt exhibits titled “ARTQUILTSwater” and “ARTQUILTSrivers” through Sunday, March 24.
The ARTSQUILTSwater show will be split between the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop in Cary and the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The ARTQUILTSrivers show, which is a global exhibit, will be hung in the Cary Arts Center. Receptions for both shows will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
The ARTQUILTSwater exhibit is PAQA-South’s 10th International juried exhibit and will include 44 quilts created by 30 different art quilters. The ARTQUILTSrivers exhibit is the result of the collaboration between six PAQA-South artists and six Taiwan Art Quilt Society artists. For details, visit www.artquiltersouth.org
. Boat Safety Courses
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cary Flotilla, will offer one-day boating courses called “About Boating Safely” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at Nationwide Insurance Service Center, 4401 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Dates include: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 15, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. Cost of materials is $35. To register, contact Ron Sanders at 919-781-5916 or email@example.com
. Book Preservation Presentation
Bookbinder Susan Soleil will offer a short presentation about book preservation and answer questions about caring for and making repairs to books at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100. Book Recommendation Session
Librarians will hold an informal drop-in session to discuss recommendations from the library’s adult nonfiction collection from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Healthy-Living Program
Learn how to safely and effectively exercise, develop a proper diet and improve the quality of life through healthy-lifestyle choices in a health program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.Boating Safety Course
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cary Flotilla 9-11, will host a Coast Guard-approved eight-class course for power boaters titled “Boating Skills and Seamanship” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Bond Park Community Center, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. Cost of materials is $55. Pre-registration is required, and the course will include a Boating Education ID Card. To register, contact Ron Sanders at 919-781-5917 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Memoir Writing Tips
Mandy Locke, journalist and writing coach, will present “Your Life Your Story: Tackling the Memoir,” a blend of exercises and tips on writing about one’s life, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the West Regional Library in Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.Trail Tales: ‘Snowflake Bentley’
As part of the story time series Trail Tales, the book “Snowflake Bentley” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Mary Azarian will be read from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the American Tobacco Trail, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, New Hill. Fee is $4 per child. There will be a snowflake craft after the story. For details, call 919-387-2117. Flickr How-To
A program on how to post and share photos using the free website Flickr will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.Center for Volunteer Caregiving Fundraiser
The Center for Volunteer Caregiving will hold its annual event, the Red Carpet Rendezvous, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. There will be jazz performances by John Brown Entertainment and Carol Ingbretsen, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auction, wall of wine raffle and testimonials from the community. Ralph and Daphne Ashworth will be the honorary chairs.
Tickets are $75 each, and proceeds will go to help seniors and adults with disabilities remain safe at home. For details, call 919-460-0567.Wake County Libraries to hold children’s theatre performances
Wake County Public Libraries, in partnership with Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Storytellers to Go” traveling troupe, will host performances from “The Jack Tales” in January and February.
Performances will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb 23, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries
.“Mill as Muse” contests at Historic Yates Mill County Park accepting artwork
Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh, is accepting artwork for the seventh annual “Mill As Muse” exhibit. Contest themes will focus on Yates Mill, park flora and fauna, and people participating in park activities. All entries are due before 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Winners will be announced at the Feb. 9 exhibit reception and prizes will be awarded. For information, call 919-856-6675. Holly Springs to hold community arts festival
The first annual Holly Springs Community Arts Festival will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7; 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. There will be five days of classes, exhibits, vendors and performers in a wide range of arts categories. To register for classes during the festival, call 919-567-4000.
The festival will culminate in a gala fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffle and special presentation and exhibit from Jonathan Daniels of JD Wire Art. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Holly Springs Arts Council.
For details, visit www.hollyspringsartscouncil.org
.Cary Daddy-Daughter Dance
The town of Cary will hold its annual Daddy-Daughter Dance for dads and their daughters ages 4-12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place.
Registration is now open and both dads and daughters are required to be pre-registered. Cost is $17 per person for residents and $22 for nonresidents; fees include a photograph of the couple, live music entertainment and refreshments.
For information, call 919-462-3970 or search “Daddy Daughter Dance” at www.townofcary.org
Horticulturist Nelsa Cox will hold a pruning demo at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. Keep your yard in shape like a pro. Registration is required. To register, call 919-552-0590 or visit www.NelsasGardenHut.com
.Morrisville Community Fund to hold Mardi Gras Gala
The board of directors of the Morrisville Community Fund will hold a Mardi Gras Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Perimeter Studio and Conference Center, 1100 Perimeter Park Drive, Morrisville.
There will be live music from the Rhonda Robichaux Band, along with a silent auction and food from local restaurants. Tickets are $35. Proceeds will go to the Morrisville Community Fund which supports nonprofit organizations serving Morrisville residents through an annual grants process.
For tickets, visit www.nccommunityfoundation.org
.Creative Writing Class
The Apex Arts Council will hold its first class in creative writing from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Holiday Inn Express, 1006 Marco Drive, Apex. Three published professional authors will share the techniques of writing. Cost is $75 and includes lunch. To register, visit www.ApexArtsCouncil.org
.Call for Artists
The Cary Gallery of Artists is currently seeking artists for its fifth annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit to be held March 28 to April 19 at 200 S. Academy St., Cary. The exhibit will feature small works of art by North Carolina artists. Nancy Tuttle May will be the juror, and there will be more than $700 in cash awards. Entry and fee deadline is Friday, March 8, 2013. To download an entry form, visit www.carygalleryofartists.org
.Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak.
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