Community Notes: Oct. 2

September 30, 2013 

Alexa Dao played at Chesterbrook Academy’s Play Daze fitness event on Sept. 20. Play Daze was held to help students of the school’s three locations enjoy healthy activities and eating well. It is sponsored by Be Active Kids, an interactive health program for North Carolina preschoolers.

COURTESY OF EMILY MEIER

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 www.wakegov.com.

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 www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

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 http://http://www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/councils-minigrant.aspx.

Party in the Peak

Apex will celebrate its ranking in Money Magazine as the ninth-best place to live in America with live music, kids’ activities, food trucks and free ice cream from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Apex Town Campus, 73 Hunter St.

Meet the Author: Wilton Barnhardt

Wilton Barnhardt will discuss his novel, “Lookaway, Lookaway,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Toddler story time

“Tap the Magic Tree” by Christie Matheson will be read to toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Dan Collins and ‘The ACC Basketball Book of Fame’

Dan Collins and basketball fans will discuss his new book, “The ACC Basketball Book of Fame,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Preschool story time

“Miss Maple’s Seeds” by Eliza Wheeler will be read to preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Meet the Artisans: Quilters

Wake County Public Libraries will host discussions with members of the Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers. The programs are free; registration is requested. A discussion in Cary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. To register, call 919-463-8500. Another will be in Apex at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Genealogy in local libraries

Librarians will demonstrate genealogical research resources at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Another session for residents to learn about their families will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group will discuss “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Food Truck Friday

The SAS Championship will host its first Food Truck Friday at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. For details, go to http://http://www.saschampionship.com/2013/08/14/sas-championship-announces-first-food-truck-friday.

Lucy Daniels Center benefit

The Lucy Daniels Center will host its third annual benefit Friday, Oct. 11, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary.

The center is a nonprofit agency that provides mental health services to children in the Triangle. Proceeds from the event will support the center’s services and programs. For more information, go to lucydanielscenter.org under the “Expressions” tab.

Holly Springs Citizen of the Year nominations

Nominate Holly Springs residents for the Holly Springs Citizen of the Year award until Friday, Oct. 11. Nominations must include the nominee’s name, mailing address and phone number, with an essay describing the nominee’s contribution to the community. Nominations should be sent to the Citizen of the Year Committee, P.O. Box 8, Holly Springs, N.C, 27540. For details, go to www.facebook.com/pages/Holly-Springs-NC-Citizen-Of-The-Year-Information-Page/335687753194818.

Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk

A walk to raise awareness of melanoma and to raise money for research and education will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St. For details, go to www.amanda-corey.com.

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