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 organizations 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 www.apexchamber.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movies in the Park series
A free movie will be shown every Friday in September at Falcon Park, 105 Falcon Drive. Free popcorn and drinks will be served. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. The Movies in the Park series, now in its seventh year, is sponsored by Cornerstone Family Church and organized by the Fuquay-Varina Parks & Recreation Department. Heres the schedule:
Sept. 6: The Adventures of Tintin
Sept. 13: Madagascar 3
Sept. 20: How to Train Your Dragon
Sept. 27: The Prince of Egypt
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.
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.
Carys 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 www.townofcary.org.
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.
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 areas influence on their work at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds 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.
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.
Skin care and beauty tips
Wake County Public Libraries will hold skin care and beauty information sessions with Paula Metivier, a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant. A session will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Another will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is required; call the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500 or the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100.
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.
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 www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
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 Shepherds 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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