Community Notes: Aug. 25

August 23, 2013 

Make-A-Wish seeks volunteers

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina is looking for volunteers to work one four-hour shift per week to help with light office work in the organization’s Morrisville office. No computer skills are required. For details, call 919-821-7111, ext. 205.

Leadership Apex accepting applications

The Apex Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Leadership Apex program, an eight-week course that aims to develop community leaders.

The program is open to chamber members and their employees. The cost is $500, and enrollment is limited to 25 people. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. To apply, go to or call 919-362-6456.

Jobs for Life

Dorcas Ministries will present Jobs for Life, a free eight-week program that teaches skills for finding jobs. Classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, to Thursday, Nov. 14, at 187 High House Road, Cary. The application deadline is Aug. 30. To apply, call 919-469-9861, ext. 201, or email

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

‘Wreck it Ralph’ at Morrisville Community Park

The movie “Wreck it Ralph” will be shown about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway. Food trucks, music and other activities will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Cary’s Hometown Spirit Award nominations

Cary residents can nominate others for the Hometown Spirit Award, which recognizes residents who promote small-town community values, until Sunday, Sept. 8. Nomination forms and instructions are at

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

Morrisville Climb Day

Triangle Rock Club will host Morrisville Climb Day from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at 102 Pheasant Wood Court, Morrisville. Drop-in rock climbing sessions cost $9, including materials.

Local authors at Eva Perry Regional Library

Local authors will discuss the area’s influence on their work at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. The program will feature Carolyn Booth, Bill Floyd, Peggy Payne, Tamara Ward and Barbara C. White. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Literary trivia

West Regional Library will host a bingo-like trivia game for adult readers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is requested. Call 919-463-8500.

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

Downtown Bounty

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association will present the third Downtown Bounty celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The free event in the historic Varina downtown shopping district celebrates fresh local food and community spirit. There will be music, vendors and family activities. For details, go to

All Things Bluegrass

Jan Johansson will tell the story of bluegrass music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.

Bluegrass in North Carolina

Tommy Edwards will discuss the history of bluegrass music in North Carolina at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

John Santa will speak about the culture of bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

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