Community Notes: July 24

July 26, 2013 

Discussion series for seniors

SearStone, a retirement community being developed in Cary, is offering a series of educational discussions at 106 Walker Stone Drive. Here’s the schedule:

• Essential legal documents: 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.

• Driver safety: 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.

• Communication with elderly parents: 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 919-466-9366 or go to www.searstone.com/rsvp.

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’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.

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.

Women’s Fund accepting grant applications

The North Carolina Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund is accepting grant applications for nonprofit groups that support women, families, women’s health or leadership issues. Applications are due by Aug. 16. For more information or to apply for grant funding, go to www.nccommunityfoundation.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.

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.

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.

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.

Run Your Heart Out 5K

A 5K to support the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of Lucas Santos, a Cary High School student who received a heart transplant in November, will at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary.

Registration and more information is online at www.runtheeast.com/calendardetail.php?id=216.

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