Community Notes: July 21

July 19, 2013 

‘The Art of Screenwriting’

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, July 29; and Mike Everette, coordinator for Screenline Screenwriters Group, July 31.

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

‘Tea and History’

A “Tea and History” program will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. 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. To register, call the 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 library at 919-387-2100.

Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival

Cary will hold its annual Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue festival 6-10 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 or

National Night Out in Morrisville

Morrisville will celebrate National Night Out 7-10 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 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.

Registration is required. Call 919-459-4045, ext. 229, or email For details, visit

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 www. 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 www. 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 on Aug. 23-25 at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. Proceeds 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 or send an application to: JVCGC, 130 Edinburgh South Drive, Suite 102, Cary, NC 27511. For questions, call 919-369-9061.

Walk for Wishes event

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 www.

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