Community Notes: July 7

July 6, 2013 

Trip to D.C. to commemorate March on Washington

Martin Luther King committees and other civil rights groups from across North Carolina will send 10 buses to Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23-25 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington.

Trip prices start at $225 per person and include round-trip bus transportation, a two-night hotel stay, admission to six historical venues and museums and a riverboat dinner cruise along the Potomac. Seats are limited, and reservations must be received by July 8.

To register, call 919-834-6264, email info@king-raleigh.org or visit www.king-raleigh.org.

Morrisville Community Fund accepting grant requests

The board of advisers of the Morrisville Community Fund is accepting grant requests for community projects.

Funds are available for nonprofit groups that serve charitable needs in Morrisville. Applications are available online until Tuesday, Aug. 20.

For an application, visit nccommunityfoundation.org. For more information, contact Katie Crumpler at 919-256-6914 or kcrumpler@nccommunityfoundation.org.

Cary Community Foundation accepting grant requests

The board of advisers of the Cary Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects.

Triangle nonprofits that serve Cary residents can apply for grant funding until Tuesday, Aug. 13. Grants are available for human services programs, arts and education, health care and other general charitable needs.

The Cary Community Foundation will also fund capacity-building projects. Grants will be available to help nonprofits with internal needs such as office equipment, staff training and other capacity-building projects.

For an application, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.

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.

‘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.

‘Delightful Decomposers’ program

“Delightful Decomposers,” a program about decomposition in nature, will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the American Tobacco Trail, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road in New Hill. Fees are $3 per person or $5 per family. Meet at the New Hill parking area.

For more information, call 919-387-4349.

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.

‘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.

State of Morrisville Breakfast

The State of Morrisville Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. Mayor Jackie Holcombe and Wake County Commissioners Chairman Joe Bryan will discuss Morrisville and the county’s accomplishments and goals.

Register online at business.morrisvillechamber.org/Events/details/state-of-morrisville-1177. Registration costs $15 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.

‘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.

‘Sun Power’ program

“Sun Power” will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. The family program will include cooking snacks with a solar cooker, using the sun’s rays in an art project and learning about the sun in our ecosystem.

Registration is required. Fee is $5 per family. To register, call 919-622-2850.

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 www.townofcary.org.

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.

‘Hoop It Up for COTA’

A basketball camp to raise money for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 22-26, at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church, 218 S. Academy St., Cary.

The camp is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $60. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of Lucas Santos, a junior at Cary High School who received a heart transplant in November.

To register, contact Sheri Ellington at 919-810-2104 or sje89@aol.com; or visit www.COTAforLucasThomasS.com.

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.

‘Tea and History’ programs

A “Tea and History” program will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary; and 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

At the West Regional program, historians from the Page-Walker Arts & History Center will talk about the founding of Cary. At the Eva Perry Regional program, Sherry Monahan, genealogist and author of “Images of America: Apex,” will talk about the growth of Apex.

Participants should bring their favorite tea cup. Registration is required; seating is limited to 25 people per session. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

‘Fireflies and Campfires’ program

“Fireflies and Campfires” will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Cypress Shelter at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Catch fireflies and roast marshmallows. Bring a favorite instrument and join a campfire sing-a-long. Fees are $3 per person or $5 per family.

For information, call 919-387-4342.

Fantasy Gamer’s Conclave convention

The Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux will host its fifth annual gaming convention on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, at Hopewell Academy, 101 Preston Executive Drive, Cary.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Autism Society of N.C. The convention will include games like Munchkin, Pathfinder, GURPS, Dungeons & Dragons and more. Events include a charity auction, an Anachronistic Tea on Sunday and the Retro Video Game Museum.

Admission is $10.

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.

‘The Art of Screenwriting’ programs

Local experts will lead discussions on writing screenplays at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.

Experts include Ian Finley, playwright and director of education for Burning Coal Theatre Company, on July 29; and Mike Everette, coordinator for Screenline Screenwriters Group, on July 31.

To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.

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.

Lucy Daniels Center benefit

The Lucy Daniels Center will host its third annual benefit Friday, Oct. 11, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary.

The center is a nonprofit agency that provides mental health services to children in the Triangle. Proceeds from the event will support the center’s services and programs.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 9. For more information, go to lucydanielscenter.org under the “Expressions”tab.

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.

Walk for Wishes for Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina is hosting Walk for Wishes to raise money to help grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The local 5K walk is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary.

Registration is free and begins at noon the day of the event. To register, visit eastnc.wish.org.

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