Community Notes: Oct. 16

October 14, 2013 

Ride a haunted caboose through Halloween scenes on The New Hope Valley Railway’s annual Track or Treat train rides at 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26. Tickets cost $10 at www.TriangleTrain.com.

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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 p.m. 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.

Sidewalk Sale

A Sidewalk Sale organized by local entrepreneurs to benefit the YMCA’s We Build People program will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Havana Grill, 404 W. Chatham St., Cary. The We Build People campaign raises money for programs such as tutoring, scholarships, sports and fitness activities at the YMCA for kids, teens and families.

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.

Blood drive

Christ the King Lutheran Church will hold a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. To donate blood, you must be over 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. To sign up, go to www.mysignup.com/ctk.

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 SE 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 p.m. 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: An Introduction

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 cookoff

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, go to 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.

State Fair Repair Fun Run

After the State Fair and its funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos, meet for a two-mile run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Wimberly parking area of the American Tobacco Trail, 1017 Wimberly Road, Apex.

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