Community Notes: Oct. 30

October 28, 2013 

The Triangle Youth Wind Quintet met members of Cary’s French Sister City of Le Touquet’s delegation when they visited Le Touquet for a music exchange in August. The delegation from Le Touqet will visit Cary in November. For details, go to www.sistercitiesofcary.org.

SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION OF CARY

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 6-10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, at 100 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. Donations of $10 will be accepted. For details, call Rick at 919-434-1057.

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.

James Dashner at Barnes & Noble

James Dashner, author of the “Maze Runner” series for teens, will talk about his new book, “The Eye of Minds,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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.

Find It! at Eva Perry Regional Library

Librarians will demonstrate how to find books on the library’s website at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Holiday literary trivia

Librarians will lead a trivia game about holiday-themed books and movies at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at West Regional Libray, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Another game will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. 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. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Dance Friday at the Annandale Center

The Annandale Center, a Scottish dance studio in downtown Cary, will host a free Dance Friday 4-7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at 406 Faculty Ave., Cary. For details, go to www.annandalecenter.com.

Peak City Book Festival

The inaugural 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.

Sarah Shaber book signing and discussion

Mystery author Sarah Shaber will sign and talk about her latest book, “Louise’s Dilemma,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Holiday book recommendations

Librarians will recommend books on holiday cooking, entertaining and decorating at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Another session will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Book Bites

Wake County Public Libraries will host Book Bites with discussions about “food fiction” and a recipe exchange at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Another session will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Choosing a family pet

Representatives from Wake County Public Libraries and the Wake County Animal Shelter will talk about choosing the right pet for your household in a drop-in session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100. Another session will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Information for starting your own business

Members of SCORE will talk about the legal aspects of starting your own business at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. They will give information on starting and staying in business at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details and registration, go to raleigh.score.org.

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