Community Notes: Oct. 20

October 21, 2013 

Cats older than 3, like 10-year-old Fender, can be adopted for a $10 fee by people over 60 through the Wake County Animal Center’s Senior Cats for Senior Laps program. The shelter is open from noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week at 820 Beacon Lake Road, Raleigh. For details, go to www.wakegov.com/pets.

COURTESY OF THE WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL CENTER

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.

Skateboard contest

The town of Cary will host a skateboarding contest at noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Sk8-Cary, 2040 NW Maynard Road. The contest is free to watch. Participant fees range from $10 to $40, depending on skills. For details, search for “Sk8-Cary” at www.townofcary.org.

State Fair Repair Fun Run

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

British classics

Librarians will recommend classic books by British authors at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Religions of the World: An Introduction

Local religion scholars and instructors will give introductions to religions of the world at Wake County Public Libraries. 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.

Meet the Artisans: Quilters

Wake County Public Libraries will host discussions with members of the Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers. The programs are free, but registration is requested. A discussion will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Food traditions

Wake County Public Libraries will host food samplings with information about cultural food traditions. A discussion of food of the Middle East, with Neomonde, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Register at 919-463-8500. A discussion of southern food, with Dr. John Beck, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Register at 919-387-2100.

Medicare Part D information sessions

Local pharmacists will give information about Medicare Part D at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. A session in Apex will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Craft It: Baskets and Bows

Make baskets and bows out of used magazines at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100. Another class will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Peak City Book Festival

The first annual Peak City Book Festival featuring best-selling authors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. There will be story time with children’s book authors, writing workshops, an author’s forum and a street art competition. The festival is sponsored by Peak City Publishing and The Halle. For details, go to www.peakcitypublishing.com.

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