Community Notes: July 14

July 13, 2013 

‘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.

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.

‘Roundabout Cary’ 5K

A 5K to celebrate the town’s new traffic roundabouts will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in downtown Cary. Online registration for runners is open until Wednesday, July 24. The town is also seeking volunteers and sponsors. The charity event will benefit the town’s Relief for Recreation Scholarship Fund

For details, call 919-469-4061 or go to townofcary.org.

Email and social media workshop

A workshop for small businesses and nonprofit groups will provide information and ideas for using email and social media to promote a business’s growth from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 24, at Perimeter Center, 1100 Perimeter Park Drive #118, Morrisville.

Register online at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7qldkvhdedefd03&llr=emrchggab. For more information, contact Jim Jubelirer at 919-969-7818 or jimjubelirer@actioncoach.com.

‘Craft It’ program

For July’s “Craft It” program, participants will make jewelry from buttons at 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.

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.

‘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. Wednesday, July 31, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Attendees should bring clipped unexpired coupons to participate in a coupon swap. To register, call 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.

National Night Out in Morrisville

Morrisville will celebrate National Night Out from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Target parking lot, 3000 Market Center Drive. The annual event focuses on crime prevention.

For more information, call the Morrisville Police Department at 919-463-1600 or Stephanie Smith, Morrisville’s public information officer, at 919-463-6207.

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., Sunday, 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.

Bloodmobile in Cary

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Cary from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive.

To register to donate blood, search redcrossblood.org and log in as “Wake Library.” Registration is not required.

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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