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.
A Sidewalk Sale organized by local entrepreneurs to benefit the YMCAs 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.
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 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex.
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.
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.
Childrens 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 Shepherds 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 Shepherds 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.
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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