Community Notes: Sept. 4

September 2, 2013 

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 eventbrite.com/event/7072133943. For more information about the club, go to fuquayvarinagardenclub.weebly.com.

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 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 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.

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 Shepherd’s 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.

Cary Eid Festival

The sixth Cary Eid Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the downtown Cary performance green outside the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Eid al-Fitr, festival of feast, marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, festival of sacrifice, marks the end of the pilgrimage to Makkah.

The free event will feature food, games and entertainment. For details, go to www.ncEidFestival.org.

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 www.runtheeast.com/calendardetail.php?id=216.

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 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 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.

Craft It: Clever Coffee Cozies

As part of the Wake County Public Libraries monthly “Craft It” event, library patrons ages 16 and older can make beverage cozies at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Bring a favorite coffee cup. All craft materials will be provided. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Amberly Search for a Cure 5K

The third annual Amberly Search for a Cure 5K event will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Amberly Residents Club, 1075 Residents Club Drive, Cary. Registration fee is $30 by Sept. 20; $40 the day of the race. All proceeds will benefit CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. The event is hosted by the Amberly Master Property Owner’s Association, and the race course winds through the Amberly development. For details, go to www.amberly5k.com.

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