Community Notes: Aug. 7

August 2, 2013 

Students of the Holly Springs School of Dance recently visited Carrillos, Costa Rica, to create a dance camp for kids. Here, dancer Kristyn Tingelstad, left, is seen with one of the group's students.


Fundraiser for Triangle Youth Philharmonic Wind Quintet

The Triangle Youth Philharmonic Wind Quintet will perform at a dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at KoMo KoMo Korean French Kitchen, 1305 NW Maynard Road, Cary. The event will raise money for the quintet’s trip to Le Touquet, France, one of Cary’s sister cities. Tickets cost $60. Contact Steve Hodges at 919-608-0911 or

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 or go to

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 For details, go to

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.

Animal Life Rescue fundraiser

Animal Life Rescue will hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Tractor Supply, 1348 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. There will be a dog wash, food, activities and animal adoptions. The event will benefit the animals at Harnett County Animal Control in Lillington. For details, go to


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.

SAT and ACT practice tests

Wake County Public Libraries and Kaplan Test Prep will host a free practice session for the SAT and ACT tests from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. The tests will be returned and reviewed at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. 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, 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.

Robot Extravaganza

Wake Robotics will display robots and other technology with activities for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. Registration is required. Call 919-463-8500.

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 For more information about the club, go to

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

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

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

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

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. For information, contact Katie Crumpler at 919-256-6914 or

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 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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