Community Notes: Oct. 13

October 11, 2013 

Members of the Apex Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of a new Burkes Outlet on Oct. 3 at 1541 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex.

COURTESY OF THE APEX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Greater Life Outreach seeks donations

Greater Life Outreach, a Cary-based nonprofit, seeks donations of food, clothing, furniture, appliances, household items and more to help needy families during the holiday season. To donate, call 919-274-2511 or 919-250-6013.

Haunting at the Mims House

The Mims House will host a haunted house from 6 to 10 p.m., Oct. 17, 19, 24, 25, 26 and 31, at 100 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. Donations of $10 will be accepted. For details, call Rick at 919-434-1057.

Track or Treat Halloween train rides

The New Hope Valley Railway’s annual Track or Treat Halloween train rides will be at 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26. There will be scary and not-so-scary additions to the interactive Halloween scenes on the train ride and haunted cabooses. Tickets cost $10 at www.TriangleTrain.com.

British classics

Librarians will recommend classic books by British authors at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Another session will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Toddler story time

“Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters” by Jane Yolen will be read to toddlers at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

Resume resources

Librarians will guide participants through resources to help them write resumes at a free session at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required; call 919-463-8500.

Children’s health book recommendations

Librarians will meet with parents to recommend books on kids’ health from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100. Another session in Cary will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Religions of the World

Local religion scholars and instructors will give introductions to religions of the world at Wake County Public Libraries. Scott Billingsley of UNC-Pembroke will speak about Mormonism at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Register at 919-463-8500. Margarita M. W. Suarez of Meredith College will speak about Islam at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Register at 919-387-2100.

Downtown festival and chili cook-off

Fuquay-Varina will host the 11th annual Day in Downtown Festival in conjunction with the Downtown Chili Cook-off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, along South Main Street. For details, visit www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

Hollyfest

Holly Springs churches, civic organizations and businesses will present the Hollyfest community celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Sugg Farm Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. There will be food, arts and crafts, kids’ inflatables and rides, the Cornhole Cup and a pumpkin-carving contest. Admission is free.

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