Community calendar: July 14-20

July 13, 2013 

Sunday

Triangle Aquatic Center free programs

The Triangle Aquatic Center joins 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. 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.

Concert

Vocalist Laura Ridgeway will perform American favorites at noon at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

‘Delightful Decomposers’ program

“Delightful Decomposers,” a program about decomposition in nature, will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. 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.

Monday

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’ program

Global business professional Alex Viva will lead “Grow Your Business: Going Global,” a presentation based on his international corporate experience, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500..

Author Event

Leonard M. Adkins, author and veteran hiker, will discuss his new book, “Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Tuesday

Author Event

Lisa Springsteel will discuss her new book, “Becoming a Fashion Designer” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Wednesday

‘Grow Your Business’ program

Global business professional Alex Viva will lead “Grow Your Business: Going Global,” a presentation based on his international corporate experience, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Thursday

‘Money Smart’ program

Savvy Savers Couponers will offer an overview on types of coupons, organizing coupons and which merchants are the best for accepting coupons at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Attendees should bring clipped unexpired coupons to participate in a coupon swap. To register, call 919-463-8500.

‘Do It Herself’ workshop

Home Depot will host a free “Do It Herself” workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 1000 Vision Drive, Apex. Participants will learn how to install bathroom hardware and light fixtures.

Teen Work Project

Teens in grades six through 10 can earn volunteer credit while helping the Eva Perry Regional Library from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Friday

‘Craft It’ program

For July’s “Craft It” program, participants will make jewelry from buttons at 10:30 a.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. The program is for ages 16 and older; all materials will be provided. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Friday Night Fun

A children’s event will be at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be a costume visit by the Cat in the Hat.

Saturday

Vendor Fair and Custom Car and Motorcycle Show

The Cary Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 522 Reedy Creek Road. The event will feature local art and craft vendors, live music, a silent auction, a car show and Smokin’ Express BBQ.

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 20, 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.

Saturday for Kids

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will host an event for children ages 3 months to 3 years at 2 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The event will feature interactive storytime with Leap Frog Read with Me Scout.

Cardboard Arcade

Johnson’s Tiger-Rock Martial Arts students turned cardboard boxes into arcade games and will present their games from 2 to 4 p.m. at 204 Davis Grove Circle, Suite 104. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma.

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