Community Notes

May 21, 2013 

Diaper drive for babies in need

Through Father’s Day on June 16, the Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace at WakeMed Cary Hospital and the Diaper Train, a nonprofit diaper bank, is hosting a diaper and wipes drive for low-income families in Wake County.

Diapers in any size, pull-ups and baby wipes will be collected in bins located in the Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace lobby, 1900 Kildaire Farm Road.

Memorial Day celebration

The Turkish House in Cary will celebrate Memorial Day with N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti and other local writers at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at 303 E. Durham Road, Suite F, Cary. The event will feature discussions about poetry, politics and spirituality, the documentary film “Bathanti” will be shown. For details, contact Richard Krawiec at 919-810-2863, or email

Inventory of historic properties

The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel will present their annual inventory of Cary’s historic properties at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The program, “What Have We Got to Lose?” will feature a slideshow tour and highlights of properties in Cary’s three National Register historic districts and beyond. For details, call 919-460-4963 or visit

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

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. Tickets are $10 for adults or $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

Dog Days of June

The town of Cary will hold its annual Dog Days of June event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in field No. 4 at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. The event will feature a Skyhoundz canine Frisbee disc competition, charity raffle, local dog rescue groups, dog wash by the Cary Teen Council, vaccinations and microchipping. All dogs must be on a leash.

For details, search “Dog Days of June” at

‘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

To join the race team, contact Rodney Jenkins at 919-601-4967 or

Sponsorships and vendor tables are also available for the triathlon. Contact Marguerite Greene at 919-577-0634 or

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.

Pre-registration is required. Call 919-459-4045, ext. 229, or email For details, visit

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

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

V Foundation seeks volunteers for golf tournament

The V Foundation for Cancer Research is seeking volunteers to donate their time to the 20th annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic to be held Aug. 23-25 at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. Proceeds from the golf classic will benefit the Jimmy V Cancer Therapeutic Training program at N.C. State University, which encourages young scientist to pursue careers in cancer research through a hands-on educational approach.

Volunteer applications can be submitted online or through the mail. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteer positions most needed are marshals, transportation and standard bearers.

To sign up, visit or send an application to: JVCGC, 130 Edinburgh South Drive, Suite 102, Cary, NC 27511. For questions, call 919-369-9061.

Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak.

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