Community Notes: Sept. 22

September 20, 2013 

Wake County Big Sweep

Big Sweep volunteers will collect litter in Cary, Fuquay-Varina and Morrisville until Saturday, Oct. 12. During last year’s Big Sweep, more than 1,000 volunteers cleared almost 15,000 pounds of trash from 52 miles of shoreline, park land and roadsides. For details and the full schedule, go to

Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

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

Annual Charity Classic

Registration for the Annual Charity Classic golf tournament will begin at noon Friday, Sept. 27, at Devils Ridge Golf Club, 5107 Linksland Drive, Holly Springs. The tournament will begin at 1 p.m., and a family festival will begin at 6 p.m. The event will raise money for MDA’s Augie’s Quest, Employee Partners Care Foundation and the Holly Springs High School Golden Hawks Club. Participation in the tournament costs $75 for members and $85 for non-members. The family festival costs $15 for adult members, $20 for adult non-menbers, $8 for members younger than 12, and $10 for non-members younger than 12.

Fit to Lead 5K

The Raleigh Jaycees will host their annual Fit to Lead 5K race at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Registration is available at or at the site for $32. Proceeds will benefit the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership N.C. East seminar.

Family triathlon

The Triangle Aquatic Center and Cary Towne Center will host the Fit & Able program’s family triathlon at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Families with children will swim, bike and run. For registration or more information, email or go to

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk will raise money to benefit suicide prevention and awareness programs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at South Park, 900 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Register or donate at

Dharma and Yoga Fest

The Dharma and Yoga Fest will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Hindu Society of North Carolina, 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. There will be booths and a discussion on four types of yoga, a documentary screening, skits and dance. The event’s organizers aim to make the community aware of the benefits of dharma and yoga for health, happiness and peace.

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Cultivating kindness at work

Amanda Davis will teach about the power and importance of kindness in the work place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Toddler story time

Story time for toddlers will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. “Farmer’s Market Day” by Shana Trent will be read.

National Night Out in Apex

Apex residents will participate in National Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Target, 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive. The free event will promote crime prevention and will include food, games, music, exhibits and giveaways.

Preschool story time

“Sophie’s Squash” by Pat Zietlow Miller will be read to preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

Chili cook-off

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association seeks cooks for this year’s Chili Cook-Off competition on Saturday, Oct. 26. The entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 4. For details and entry forms, go to

American Girl Club

Kids will talk about the American Girl book “Josefina Learns a Lesson” and join in crafts and activities at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

N.C. Youth Advisory Council accepting grant applications

The N.C. Youth Advisory Council, under the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office, will accept applications for grants for this fall until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. These grants are available to organizations with youth-directed community projects. For details, go to

Star Wars Reads Day

The annual Star Wars Reads Day will feature visits with Star Wars characters, activities, trivia, giveaways, crafts and story time at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

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