Community Notes: Oct. 6

October 4, 2013 

People and dogs participated in last year’s Furry 5K. Second Chance Pet Adoptions will hold its Furry 5K race and walk to benefit homeless dogs and cats at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. There will be timed 5K races for people with and without dogs, a 2K dog walk and a 1K senior dog walk. Registration costs $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. For details, go to


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

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

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. For details, go to 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, NC, 27540. For details, go to

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

STOMP The Monster N.C. Mash and Dash 5K

STOMP The Monster N.C., a nonprofit that supports cancer patients and those close to them, will host the Mash and Dash 5K at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Waverly Place, 104 New Waverly Place, Cary. The event will feature age-group awards, a costume contest and a kids’ dash. For details and registration, go to

Candidates forum

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum for local elections from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Perimiter Studio and Conference Center, Suite 118, 1100 Perimeter Park Drive. Submit questions for candidates with the subject line “Candidate” to

Toddler story time

“The Wee Hours” by Stephanie Watson will be read to toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

Educator Appreciation Week open house

Educators of preschoolers to 12th-graders are invited to Barnes & Noble’s Educator Open House at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. Angela Belcher Epps will lead a grant-writing workshop at 5 p.m.

Preschool story time

“My Blue is Happy” by Jessica Young will be read to preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

Genealogy in local libraries

Librarians will demonstrate genealogical research resources at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

African-American Book Group

The African-American Book Group will meet to discuss “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. Newcomers are welcome.

Dance Friday at the Annandale Center

The Annandale Center, a new dance studio in downtown Cary, will host a free Dance Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. For details, go to

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