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 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.
Wake Robotics will display robots and other technology with activities for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from 3 p.m. 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 p.m. 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.
Cub Scout Pack 202 introductory meeting
Leaders and scouts of Cub Scout Pack 202 will talk with parents and young boys about joining the Cub Scouts from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the multi-purpose room of St. Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details, call Cubmaster Steve Lucovsky at 919-665-7706 or Membership Chair Jeff Vinesett at 919-427-8517, or go to sites.google.com/site/pack202carync.
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.
The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club will host its tour of gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and 1 p.m. 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 Anthonys, Ashleys 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 Childrens 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.
Womens Fund accepting grant applications
The North Carolina Community Foundations Womens Fund is accepting grant applications for nonprofit groups that support women, families, womens 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.
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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