Community Notes: Aug. 4

August 2, 2013 

The Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux raised over $4,500 for the Autism Society of N.C. at the group’s annual Fantasy Gamers Conclave on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. Here, Sir Tracy fights Sir Stuart at the convention.

COURTESY OF MARIN HOLMES

Fit & Able youth triathlon clinics

Fit & Able Productions will provide a clinic for kids who are participating in a Sept. 29 family triathlon from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Clinics cost $10 each and are open to ages 15 and younger. For registration and information, email fitandable@nc.rr.com or go to wrightcolopyrealty.com/sponsored-events/fit-and-able-youth-triathlon-clinic.

Triangle Aquatic Center free programs

The Triangle Aquatic Center is partnering with Fit & Able Productions and the town of Cary to provide free aquatics programs 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 fitandable@nc.rr.com. For details, go to www.triangleaquatics.org.

Friday night fun for kids

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will host a story time and costume visit with Curious George at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at 760 SE Maynard Road.

Spider-sniffing

Park staff will teach families about nocturnal animals and the “secret art of spider-sniffing” during a walk from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Lake Crabtree, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. The walk begins at the Waterwise Garden. Registration is required. Call 919-460-3390. Cost is $3 per person or $5 per family.

Book discussion and signing

Lisa Carter will discuss her book “Carolina Reckoning,” a Christian fiction mystery, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 SE Maynard Road.

N.C. Symphony Day

Musicians from the N.C. Symphony will perform and present a music education program for preschoolers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required. Call 919-463-8500.

Barnes & Noble supports local libraries

Barnes & Noble customers can donate to Wake County Public Libraries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at 760 SE Maynard Road. Customers who use a special code – 11117702 – when purchasing books will send a percentage of the proceeds from the sale to support the book collections of local libraries. The same donation will be available for online purchases from Aug. 24-29.

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, go to www.redcrossblood.org, look for “Find a blood drive near you,” click “Enter a Sponsor Code” and use “Wake Library” as the sponsor code. Registration is not required.

National Dog Day contests

Celebrate National Dog Day with a contest for the best dog tricks in Wake County from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Contests will include youth and adult categories for people and dogs. For details, call 919-622-2850.

Saturday for Kids

Saturday for Kids at Barnes & Noble will provide hands-on learning activities for kids ages 3 to 7 at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at 760 SE Maynard Road.

Garden Tour

The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club will host its tour of gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the tour. Tickets can be bought at David Anthony’s, Ashley’s Art Gallery and The Garden Hut, or online at eventbrite.com/event/7072133943. For more information about the club, go to fuquayvarinagardenclub.weebly.com.

Walk for Wishes event

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina is hosting Walk for Wishes events to raise money to help grant wishes to 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 be 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.

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 Friday, Aug. 16. For more information or to apply for grant funding, go to www.nccommunityfoundation.org.

Morrisville Community Fund taking 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 www. nccommunityfoundation.org. For 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.

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