Community Notes: Sept. 8

September 6, 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.

Home fire safety inspections in Morrisville

The Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department now offers free home fire safety inspections. Members of the fire department will give tips on increasing fire safety. To schedule an appointment, call 919-463-6122 or go to www.ci.morrisville.nc.us/forms.aspx?FID=82.

Town of Cary offers classes for families

Fitness, art, special interest, science and technology classes will be held at Middle Creek Community Center this fall. For class descriptions and registration, go to www.townofcary.org/Departments/Parks__Recreation___Cultural_Resources/Programs_and_Classes.htm.

Programs in Apex

The town of Apex is offering athletic, technology, arts and other programs for all ages this fall. For details, go to files.www.apexnc.org/programguide/Fall2013ProgramGuideCurrent.pdf.

Garden tour

The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club will host its tour of gardens from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday , Sept. 8. Tickets are $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.

Fit & Able youth triathlon clinics

Fit & Able Productions will provide a clinic for kids who are participating in a Sept. 29 family triathlon from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. The clinic costs $10 and is open to ages 15 and younger. For registration and information, email fitandable@nc.rr.com or go to wrightcolopyrealty.com/sponsored-events/fit-and-able-youth-triathlon-clinic.

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.

ESL class

Morrisville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department offers free ESL classes beginning Monday, Sept. 16, at Cedar Fork Community Center, 1050B Town Hall Drive. This class will teach skills for communicating in English. For details, go to www.townofmorrisville.org/index.aspx?nid=188.

Devils Ridge Charity Golf Classic

The Men’s Golf Association of Devils Ridge Golf Club will host the Devils Ridge Charity Golf Classic at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5107 Linksland Drive, Holly Springs. All proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s North Carolina. Tickets cost $100 per player. For details, go to devilsridgecharityclassic.com.

Reuse Rodeo

The town of Cary seeks volunteers for the Reuse Rodeo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave. To volunteer, call 919-469-4301 or email sarah.justice@townofcary.org by Wednesday, Sept. 11. For details, go to www.townofcary.org/Town_Council/Meetings____Public_Notices_Calendar/3rd_Annual_Reuse_Rodeo_s0_p23813.htm.

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 & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

Healthy Homes Series

Fit & Able’s Healthy Homes Series will include discussions on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. For more information, email fitandable@nc.rr.com. Here’s the schedule of topics:

• September: Healthy home environments

• October: Family and children’s health and fitness

Constitution Week

The Yates Mill Daughters of the American Revolution will hold an open meeting to observe the group’s Constitution Week with a ringing of the Apex United Methodist Church bell at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 100 S. Hughes St., Apex. The Daughters of the American Revolution created Constitution Week in 1955 to celebrate the history of the Constitution.

Craft It: Clever Coffee Cozies

Wake County Public Libraries will host the monthly “Craft It” event for library members ages 16 and older to 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. Another event will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

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. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is required; call 919-387-2100.

Literary trivia

Eva Perry Regional Library will host a bingo-like literary trivia game for adults at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Movies in the Park series

A free movie will be shown every Friday night in September at Falcon Park, 611 E. Academy St., Fuquay-Varina. 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. Here’s the schedule:

• Sept. 20: “How to Train Your Dragon”

• Sept. 27: “The Prince of Egypt”

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.

Kids Together Walk, Run & Roll for Inclusivness

Registration for the Kids Together Walk, Run & Roll for Inclusiveness will begin at 9:30 a.m. and activities will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Kids Together Playground, Marla Dorrel Park, 111 Thurston Drive, Cary. The walk and activities are wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. The event costs $15 per family or $5 per person. Proceeds will support a misting garden for the Kids Together Playground. For details, go to www.kidstogethercary.org.

Community health fair

Cary Towne Center will host Fit & Able’s community health fair from 10 a.m. from 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Area businesses with interests in health and fitness will meet with the Cary community. For more information, email fitandable@nc.rr.com or go to wrightcolopyrealty.com/sponsored-events/fit-and-able-health-fair.

Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

The Eastern Triangle Farm Tour will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22. This self-guided tour features 27 local farms. Tickets are $25 per vehicle or cycling group. For details and tickets, go to www.carolinafarmstewards.org/etft.

Homework help for parents

The librarians of Wake County Public Libraries will teach parents about the libraries’ online resources at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Another session will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Mall walk

The Fit & Able program’s one-mile indoor fitness walk will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, inside Cary Towne Center. Entry is $5 and there will be a prize for the fastest walker. For entry or more information, email fitandable@nc.rr.com or go to wrightcolopyrealty.com/sponsored-events/plunge-pedal-plod.

Neighborhood Walk for Alzheimer’s Awareness

The Carolina House of Cary will host a Neighborhood Walk for Alzheimer’s Awareness from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and a Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 111 MacArthur Drive. The event has no cost or registration. There will be a raffle to benefit Alzheimer’s North Carolina.

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