East Meets West festival names winners
The Morrisville Innovation Foundation recently announced the East Meets West festival winners of its Best of the West, Feast of the East and People’s Choice awards.
Doherty’s Irish Pub won the Best of the West. The winning dish was Guinness-braised beef brisket sliders. American and European foods were featured in the Best of the West competition.
Taste Vietnamese won the Feast of the East with its pork barbecue Vietnamese roll. Asian and Indian foods competed for the Feast of the East title.
Doherty’s also took the most votes in the People’s Choice award, which attendees voted on throughout the festival.
WakeMed Cary Hospital is recruiting volunteers to provide diversionary and recreational group therapy activities for patients from 10 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday. Volunteers will provide activities such as bingo, board games, card games, story time, arts and crafts and other diversionary-recreational experiences in a group setting with four to five patients.
To volunteer, contact the WakeMed Cary Volunteer Services department at 919-350-2363 or click on “volunteering” at www.wakemed.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.
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.
The Sri Venkateswara Temple of North Carolina will hold a Brahmotsavams celebration from Saturday, June 8, to Wednesday, June 12, at 111 Balaji Place, Cary. Gov. Pat McCrory will visit the event at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9. For details, visit svtemplenc.org.
‘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 email@example.com.
Sponsorships and vendor tables are also available for the triathlon. Contact Marguerite Greene at 919-577-0634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
• A discussion about the book “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
• A discussion about the book “Catch 22” by Joseph Heller will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
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.
‘Movies in the Park’ in Morrisville
Morrisville’s Parks and Recreation Department will present “Movies in the Park” at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway. The movie, “The Hunger Games” will begin around 8:30 p.m. There will be food trucks. Bring chairs, blankets and drinks. For information, contact James Worsdale at 919-463-7101 or email@example.com.
The Triangle Area Hindu Temples and Triangle Indian-American Physicians Society will hold a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Hindu Society of N.C., 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. The event will feature health check-ups and consultations, a blood drive and CPR class. A donation of $10 or more is requested.
A blood drive for LAB will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Reports can be picked up at the health fair.
To register, visit www.tahts.org.
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 www.golfclassic.org 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.