Community Notes: Aug. 14

August 12, 2013 

Starpath Dance Academy in Cary celebrated its grand opening on Aug. 3 with free dance classes and family activities. Here, academy founder Lindsey Kaplowitz helps youngsters get their groove on.


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 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

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 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 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

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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