Community Notes: July 24

July 22, 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, 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.

‘Tea and History’

A “Tea and History” program will be at 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 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 scientists to pursue careers in cancer research through a hands-on educational approach.

Volunteer applications can be submitted online or by mail. All volunteers must be at least 16. Volunteers are most needed as 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 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 eastnc.wish.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.

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.

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