Community Notes

May 4, 2013 

Holly Springs Women’s Club collecting gift cards for army veteran

The Holly Springs Women’s Club is collecting gift cards now through early June for U.S. Army Cpl. Cody Stanton, who lost both legs to an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan. A collection box for the gift cards, which can be purchased from local stores, is located at the front desk of the Holly Springs Town Hall.

For details, contact the Holly Springs Women’s Club at

Tickets now available to NCAA baseball championships to be held in Cary

Tickets to the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship to be held Saturday, May 25 through Saturday, June 1, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, 200 Brooks Park Lane, Cary, can be purchased through Wednesday, May 15, at a reduced rate. Advanced tickets are $7 for adults; $25 for a tournament pass, which includes admission to all eight days. After Wednesday, May 15, tickets are $10 for adults; $30 for a tournament pass.

For tickets, visit

For a complete list of game days, times and promotions, call 919-387-5844 or search “USA Baseball National Training Complex” at

Owl walk

Listen for owl calls from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the American Tobacco Trail, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, New Hill. Participants will learn about the three owl species in North Carolina and practice calling techniques. Fees are $3 per person; $5 per family. Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, call 919-387-4342.

Nature program on rabbits

Learn about rabbits from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Test your knowledge in the hare versus rabbit trivia game, practice jumping skills and make a fun craft. Fees are $5 per family. Registration is required. To register, call 919-662-2850.

WakeMed Cary Hospital seeks volunteers

WakeMed Cary Hospital is recruiting individual or group volunteers to provide diversionary and recreational group therapy activities for patients from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. Volunteers help with activities such as bingo, board games, card games, story time, arts and crafts and more in a group setting with four to five patients. To sign up, contact the WakeMed Cary Volunteer Services department at 919-350-2363 or click on “volunteering” at

Group seeks host families for student-exchange program

The nonprofit World Heritage Student Exchange Program is looking for local host families for high school boys and girls from Spain, Germany, Thailand, Norway, China, Russia, France, the former Soviet Republics, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and more.

Couples, single parents and families with and without children in the home can become host families. An exchange student can stay in the home for one semester or for a year.

World Heritage exchange students are fully insured and bring their own spending money. They expect to help with household responsibilities and to be included in normal family activities.

For more information, call Local World Heritage area representative Erin Kalbarczyk, who is based in Apex, at 919-924-4679 or 800-888-9040. Or visit

Scottish Cultural Organization of the Triangle

The Scottish Cultural Organization of the Triangle will hold a Scottish May Tea from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Annandale Center, 406 Faculty Ave., Cary. Enjoy a pot of tea along with sweet and savory treats made by SCOT bakers. The theme is Scottish jewelry, so wear or bring your favorite Scottish or Celtic jewelry. Bring your favorite teacup and saucer as well. Hats are encouraged but not required. Tickets are $10 for SCOT members, $15 for non-SCOT members. RSVP to Emily Sprague at 919-828-1269, or visit

‘Paint the Town Purple’ campaign

Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina businesses, schools and churches will “Paint the Town Purple” with purple bows, streamers, balloons and lights from Monday, May 6, to Friday, May 17.

The participant with the best purple display will be awarded a $1,000 sponsorship for the 2014 South Wake Relay For Life. Participants can register until Tuesday, April 30. To register, call 919-334-5227 or email

‘Rock at the Loch’ golf tournament

Lochmere Golf Club will hold its eighth annual “Rock at the Loch: Rally for the Cure” golf tournament at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Cost is $95. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided, as well as on-course food and prizes.

A kickoff concert featuring the Craig Woolard Band will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Waverly Place shopping center in Cary.

To sign up, contact the Lochmere Golf Shop at 919-851-0611.

‘Movies in the Park’ in Morrisville

Morrisville’s Parks and Recreation Department will present “Movies in the Park” at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, and Friday, June 21, at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway. The free movies will begin around 8:30 p.m. “Brave” will be shown on May 17, and “The Hunger Games” will be shown June 21. There will be food trucks. Bring chairs, blankets and drinks. For information, contact James Worsdale at 919-463-7101 or

Car show seeking participants

The town of Cary will host the second annual “Wheels on Academy” car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in downtown Cary. Participants are encouraged to register their vehicles before Friday, May 3. Cost is $10. Cars can also register the day of the event for $15. Winning cars will receive trophies for categories such as Best Custom, Best Foreign, Best Orphan and Best of Show. For information, call 919-469-4061 or search “Wheels on Academy” at

‘Fashion for Food’ fundraiser

The Holly Springs Food Cupboard will host “Fashion for Food,” a fashion show and luncheon fundraiser, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40. Proceeds will benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. For tickets, contact Mary at 919-285-9191 or

South Wake Relay for Life

The South Wake Relay for Life will begin at noon Saturday, May 18, at Holly Grove Middle School, 1401 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life was created to raise cancer awareness. All proceeds will go to cancer research. To register, visit

East Meets West Festival

The Morrisville Innovation Foundation will host the East Meets West Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in downtown Morrisville. The event will highlight cultural diversity through food, music, performances and visual arts. For information, visit

Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak.

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