Community Notes

June 8, 2013 

As part of the town of Cary’s celebration of National Trails Day, 70 runners ran seven miles in 70 minutes or less to dedicate the Black Creek Greenway. The top male finishers were Jerry Hung (49:01), Matthew Burdick (50:30) and Gerry Padnos (52:45). The top female finishers were Mary Flood (55:10), Julie Robinson (55:40) and Michelle Quinn (56:15).


Soles4Souls shoe charity drive

The Goddard School in Holly Springs is hosting a charity drive for Soles4Souls Inc. throughout June. Gently worn shoes and donations can be dropped off at the school, 801 Earp St., Holly Springs. Shoes and donations will be shipped to those in need. For details, visit

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 through 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

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

‘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.

‘Do It Herself’ women’s workshop

Home Depot will host a free “Do It Herself” workshop for women from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at 1000 Vision Drive, Apex. Participants will learn how to select the proper tools and supplies to build and decorate an Adirondack chair.

‘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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