Community calendar: July 21-27

July 19, 2013 

Sunday

‘Sun Power’

“Sun Power” will be 2-3 p.m. at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Participants in this family program will learn about the sun, cook snacks with a solar cooker and use the sun’s rays in an art project.

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

Online education information sessions

One-on-one drop-in sessions on Massive Open Online Courses will be 3 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. MOOCs are free online courses by universities. To register, call the library at 919-463-8500.

Monday

‘Hoop It Up for COTA’

A basketball camp to raise money for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association will be 9-11:30 a.m. or 6-8:30 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.

Story time

A children’s story time featuring the book “The Day the Crayons Quit” will be 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be art activities, and the NOOK e-reader will be used.

Tuesday

SAT practice session

An SAT practice session will be 7 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The session will include timed testing with sample questions. Students will learn strategies to prepare for the test and improve scores. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Wednesday

Holocaust documentary screening

The Downtown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club and the Chapel Hill-Durham Holocaust Speakers bureau will host the premier screening of “Changing the Memory of Our Past into Hope for Our Future” at 7 p.m. at the Stars Theater and Arts Center, 124 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina.

The film features interviews from Holocaust survivors. After the screening, three Holocaust survivors will speak.

‘Craft It’

Make jewelry from buttons at 10 a.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The program is for ages 16 or older. Materials will be provided. To register, call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500.

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 at Perimeter Center, 1100 Perimeter Park Drive No. 118, Morrisville.

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

Confidence after job loss workshop

Alicia Young and Nathaniel Key will help attendees rebuild their confidence after job loss in a workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Participants will learn guided journal techniques for self-reflection to help them through unemployment. To register, call the library at 919-387-2100.

Thursday

‘Tea and History’

Historians from the Page-Walker Arts & History Center will talk about the founding of Cary at 2 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Participants should bring a favorite tea cup.

Registration is required; seating is limited to 25 people. To register, call the library at 919-463-8500.

Teen Summer Finale

Teens in grades six through 10 can celebrate the end of the Eva Perry Regional Library’s summer session with food and games 7-8 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Book discussion

Musician Steve Kruger and Wayne Martin, executive director of the N.C. Arts Council, will discuss the book “Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The event will feature a musical performance.

Confidence after job loss workshop

Alicia Young and Nathaniel Key will help attendees rebuild their confidence after a job loss in a workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.

Participants will learn guided journal techniques for self-reflection to help them through unemployment.

To register, call the library at 919-463-8500.

Friday

Waverly Artists Group open house

The Waverly Artists Group will host an open house 6-9 p.m. at Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209. The event will include art, music, food and wine. There will be an auction for selected artists’ paintings.

LEGO Architecture

A design event with the LEGO Architecture Studio will be 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Adults and teens can discuss design, learn about scale and build an architectural object. Sign-up is required. For details, call 919-467-3866.

Starlight Concert Series – final show

The town of Cary will wrap up its 15th annual Starlight Concert Series at 7 p.m. in the garden at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Jamrock will perform.

For details, call 919-460-4963 or search “Starlight Concert Series” at www.townofcary.org.

‘Fireflies and Campfires’

“Fireflies and Campfires” will be 7:30-9 p.m. 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.

Saturday

‘Roundabout Cary’ 5K

A 5K to celebrate the town’s new traffic roundabouts will be at 8 a.m. in downtown Cary. The event will benefit the town’s Relief for Recreation Scholarship Fund.

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

Free Family Fun Day

White Tiger Taekwondo and Family Fitness Facility’s annual Free Family Fun Day will be from noon to 4 p.m. at 1605 NW Maynard Road, Cary. Admission is free, and there will be hot dogs, a moon bounce and dunk tank, free trial taekwondo lessons and a performance by the school’s Team White Tiger. For details, call 919-469-3553 or go to whitetigertkd.com.

Auction for the Animals

Second Chance Pet Adoptions will hold the 13th annual Auction for the Animals 6:30-10 p.m. 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 Second Chance’s rehabilitation and rescue programs. For details, contact Sara McCormick at 919-357-3636 or sara@secondchancenc.org, or visit www.auctionfortheanimals.com.

Saturday For Kids

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will host an event for children 7 or older at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Activities will include rubber band cars.

Fantasy Gamer’s Conclave convention

The Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux will host its fifth annual gaming convention 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.

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