Corn hole tournament
The Fuquay-Varina Junior Woman’s Club will hold a corn hole tournament at noon Saturday, May 18, at Aviator Brewing Company, 600 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina. There will be live music by Chaotic Resolve. Cost is $50 per two-person team, which includes a barbecue lunch. Proceeds will go toward efforts to end childhood hunger.
Fundraiser for former Cary resident
A fundraiser to benefit Lee Bondurant will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Falls Tap Room, 5009 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. There will be a pig pickin’, live music, silent auction, raffle and corn hole.
Bondurant is a former Cary resident with cerebral palsy who recently had neck surgery. Money raised from the event will help with medical and household bills.
For information, contact Daryl Williams at 919-414-5969.
Jazz concert and silent auction
A jazz concert featuring bands from Athens Drive, Cary, Green Hope and Panther Creek high schools, the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and special guests Swing Street Band will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Gates open at 3 p.m.
Half of all proceeds will benefit the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of Lucas Santos, a junior at Cary High who underwent a heart transplant in November. COTA is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. All other proceeds will be donated to the four high school band programs.
Tickets are $10 for lawn seats or $15 for reserved seating; $5 for children 3 to 12. For tickets, visit www.boothamphitheatre.com.
CARE benefit for dogs and cats
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education will hold its 10th annual bash and auction to benefit dogs and cats from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Shady Wagon Farm, 2312 Pea Ridge Road, New Hill. Proceeds will support CARE’s targeted spay/neuter program and homeless cats and dogs in Chatham County. For information, visit www.chathamanimalrescue.org.
Women’s Club collecting gift cards for 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 www.facebook.com/pages/Holly-Springs-Womens-Club-GFWC-of-Holly-Springs/125567920871358.
Tickets available to NCAA baseball championships 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 or $25 for a tournament pass, which includes admission to all eight days. After Wednesday, May 15, tickets are $10 for adults or $30 for a tournament pass.
For tickets, visit www.etix.com.
For a complete list of game days, times and promotions, call 919-387-5844 or search “USA Baseball National Training Complex” at www.townofcary.org.
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 vs. rabbit trivia game, practice jumping skills and make a fun craft. Cost is $5 per family. Registration is required. Call 919-662-2850.
Taiwanese-American Heritage Week
As part of Taiwanese-American Heritage Week, the Taipei Physical Education College cultural arts program will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. There will be performances in acrobatic arts, dances and comedy skits.
Triangle Aquatic Center free programs
The Triangle Aquatic Center is partnering with Fit & Able Productions and the town of Cary to provide free aquatics programming for Cary residents from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11 at 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Programs include water safety, Aqua Fit classes and free family swim.
‘Two-Town Triathlon’ to raise funds for Polio Plus
The Rotary Club of Fuquay-Varina and the Downtown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club will hold a “Two-Town Triathlon” from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Kraft Family YMCA, 8921 Holly Springs Road, Apex. Individuals or teams can register under “TTS” at www.setupevents.com.
To join the race team, contact Rodney Jenkins at 919-601-4967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorships and vendor tables are also available for the triathlon. Contact Marguerite Greene at 919-577-0634 or email@example.com.
Dinner on Depot Street
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association will host “Dinner on Depot Street,” its first major fundraising event, from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 14, along Depot Street in Fuquay-Varina. The al fresco dining experience will feature food, live entertainment, dancing and a live auction. Only 100 tickets will be sold. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
SAS Helping Hearts walk-a-thon
SAS Helping Hearts will host its annual walk-a-thon at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Morrisville Community Park. In addition to the two-mile walk, the event will feature booths, music, food, a jump house, face painting, henna and a raffle drawing. All proceeds will benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital. For details, visit sites.google.com/site/sashelpinghearts.
Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak.