Community Notes

June 1, 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.

Brahmotsavams celebration

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

‘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

‘Nature Kids’

As part of a new series titled “Nature Kids,” children ages 6 to 9 can practice survival skills and learn what to do if they get stranded or lost in the woods. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Cost is $8 per child; registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, call 919-387-4342.

Book discussions

• 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

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

Bicycle ride to benefit MS Society

N.C. Team MSFITS will hold its 14th annual MSFITS Ice Cream Ride to benefit multiple sclerosis at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Biogen Idec, 5000 Davis Drive, Morrisville. The metric century ride will begin at 8 a.m., with registration at 6:45 a.m. The 30-mile ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. After each ride, participants will get ice cream.

Registration, which is permitted the day of the event, is $40. Proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For details, visit

‘Daddy and Me’ game day

Crowder District Park will host outdoor games to celebrate Father’s Day from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Fee is $5 per family. For information, call 919-662-2850.

‘Trail Treks’

“Trail Treks,” a family series, will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the American Tobacco Trail, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, New Hill. This month, learn how to use the five senses to discover more about nature.

Fee is $5 per family; registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, call 919-387-4342.

‘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

Health Fair

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

Pollinator Festival

Lake Crabtree will host its first Pollinator Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. There will be games, crafts, guest speakers and activities celebrating pollinators. For details, call 919-662-2850.

Scoops for Troops

The town of Cary and the USO of North Carolina will honor the military with the first Scoops for Troops event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the corner of Kildaire Farm Road and Academy Street in downtown Cary. There will be a donation station, ice cream eating contest, ice cream churn-off, next best flavor contest, music, games, children’s activities and more.

For details, call 919-469-4061 or search “Scoops for Troops” at

Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival

Cary will hold its annual Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue festival from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets range from $25 to $65. The event will feature more than 40 bourbons and 60 beers for tasting, as well as live entertainment.

For tickets, call 919-462-2025 or visit or

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.

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