Community Notes: June 23

June 21, 2013 

Cary Pilot Club installs officers

The Cary Pilot Club recently installed officers for the 2013-14 year. Members installed were Nancy Hunter as president, Pat Crist as president-elect, Alice Batson as treasurer, Joan Catignani as secretary, Edna Cole as first-year director, Mary Reynolds as second-year director and Jo Rose as first-year director.

The Cary Pilot Club is a civic organization whose members’ primary focus is to serve the community and further its humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational and research programs to achieve universal awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders and disabilities.

Athleta Esprit de She 5K and 10K races

Athleta Esprit de She, a national athletic event series designed for women, will debut in Cary with a 5K and 10K race at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. Donations will be accepted for the organization, Girls on the Run.

Day-of registration and packet pickup will begin at 3 p.m. A post-race rendezvous and night market will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

To register, visit www.EspritdeShe.com.

Entrance test preparation sessions

The Eva Perry Regional Library will hold a session on test preparation for entrance tests to the military, for college and for careers at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Librarians will lead the sessions using a library-maintained database. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Hope For Belize 5K

Hope For Belize’s annual 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Registration begins at 7 a.m. This year’s race has a superhero theme, and participants are encouraged to dress in costume. Registered children will participate in a Superhero Training Academy and fun run at 8:15 a.m.

Cost is $25 for timed racer participation; $12 for children’s Superhero Academy Training and fun run. All proceeds will benefit ministry funds for local teams traveling to Belize for week long mission trips.

To register, visit www.fsseries.com or www.HopeForBelize.org.

‘Happy Gardener’ programs

Steven McNulty, founder of Triangle Area Homesteaders and Gardeners, will lead discussions and explain how to save summer vegetables with canning and preserving techniques at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

‘Fire safety at home’ programs

A program for parents on home fire safety will be at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex, and 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

‘Grow Your Business’ programs

Alex Viva, a certified global business professional, will lead a discussion on “Grow Your Business: Going Global,” based on his extensive international corporate experience at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

‘Money Smart’ programs

Savvy Savers Couponers will offer an overview on types of coupons, locating and organizing coupons and which merchants are the best for accepting coupons at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd Vineyard Drive, Apex. Attendees should bring clipped unexpired coupons to participate in a coupon swap. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

‘Craft It’ programs

For July’s “Craft It” program, participants will be making jewelry from buttons at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 19, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd Vineyard Drive, Apex, and 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The program is for ages 16 and older; all materials will be provided. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

MOOC information sessions

One-on-one drop-in sessions on Massive Open Online Courses will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary and 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. MOOCs are free online courses offered by top universities. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

SAT practice session

A practice session for the SAT will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The session will provide sample questions, offer the experience of timed testing and give strategies to raise scores and best prepare for the test. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Job loss confidence workshops

Alicia Young and Nathaniel Key will help attendees rebuild their confidence after job loss during workshops at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The speakers will show adult library members how to use guided journal techniques for self-reflection to help them through unemployment. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

Auction for the Animals

Second Chance Pet Adoptions will hold the 13th annual Auction for the Animals from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. There will be a live and silent auction, wine pull, gourmet dinner, raffle and music.

Tickets are $75. Proceeds will support the rehabilitation and rescue programs of Second Chance. For details, contact Sara McCormick at 919-357-3636 or sara@secondchancenc.org or visit www.auctionfortheanimals.com.

Group seeks historic Cary photos

The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel are looking for historic photos of Cary.

The group is asking for the public’s help as it conducts research for a photographic history book. Images should depict Cary’s history in the areas of education, transportation, community celebrations and local landmarks.Submitted photos will be scanned and returned. For details, call 919-460-4963 or email info@friendsofpagewalker.org.

Dorcas Ministries seeks volunteers

Dorcas Ministries is seeking volunteers, especially from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 187 High House Road, Cary. Volunteer openings include areas such as pricing, metal recycling and holiday/seasonal duties. For details, visit www.dorcas-cary.org.

Current volunteers who would like to add an afternoon shift should contact Ellen Frazier at 919-469-9861, ext. 101 or efrazier@dorcas-cary.org.

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 www.giveshoes.org.

Fourth of July events

Cary

•  The Applause! Cary Youth Theatre and Cary Town Band will perform starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road.

•  The annual Independence Day Olde Time Celebration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Bond Park, 801 High House Road. Events include a fishing tournament, a bike, trike, stroller and wagon parade, and family contests.

•  An Independence Day celebration will be from 3 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. The Cary Town Band and the N.C. Symphony will perform. The event will feature boats from the Capital Model Boat Club, family contests, children’s activities and a ferris wheel. Bring blankets and chairs.

Morrisville

•  Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway. Bring chairs, blankets, drinks and snacks. Glass containers, coolers and alcohol are not allowed.

•  The annual Independence Day pancake breakfast will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive. Advance tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children; prices increase by $2 the day of the breakfast. Tickets are limited. For details, visit www.townofmorrisville.org.

Apex

•  The annual Olde Fashioned Fourth of July celebration will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4, in downtown Apex. Events include kids’ activities and games, a bike, wagon and scooter parade, and a fire department “splash down.”

Fuquay-Varina

•  An Independence Day celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at South Park, 820 S. Main St. There will be vendors, music, free inflatable rides and fireworks.

Holly Springs

•  The annual Independence Day celebration will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Sugg Farm Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave. Events include musical entertainment, vendors, children’s activities and family games. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m.

‘Run for Liberty’ 5K and fun run

Del Bianco Prosthetics and Orthotics will present “Run for Liberty,” a 5K and one-mile fun run, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Wake Med Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m.

Registration is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run; amputees can race for free. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in various gender, age and amputee categories. Proceeds will be donated to the Amputee Coalition.

For details, visit www.delbiancopo.com. To register, visit www.active.com.

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. Sundays, 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 fitandable@nc.rr.com. For details, visit www.triangleaquatics.org.

Literacy Council tutor training workshop

The Literacy Council of Wake County will host a tutor-training workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 15, 17, 22 and 24 at 916 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. Tutors must attend all four sessions to complete the workshop. Literacy Council tutors are asked to commit to 1.5-hour sessions twice a week for at least six consecutive months.

To register, contact Adult Education Program Manager Kathleen Griffin at 919-787-5559 or visit the “Tutor” tab at www.wakeliteracy.org.

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 www.townofcary.org.

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 www.beerandbourbon.com or www.boothamphitheatre.com.

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 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.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.

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