Whisk, a new kitchen store in Cary, is offering cooking classes in November. For details, go to www.whiskcarolina.com.
SearStone, a continuing care retirement community in Cary, welcomed its first residents on Nov. 1. For details, go to www.searstone.com.
Dorry’s Downtown Deli and Catering celebrated its grand opening Nov. 3 at 211 E. Chatham St., Cary.
Firebirds Morrisville restaurant will host a grand opening at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at 3200 Village Market Place Drive. For details, go to firebirdsrestaurants.com.
I Q Kids Academy will celebrate its grand opening Monday, Nov. 18, at 2204 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-586-7155.
Chatham Hill Winery’s grand opening with the Cary and Morrisville chambers of commerce will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 8245 Chapel Hill Road, Cary.
Orangetheory Fitness plans to open an exercise studio in Morrisville in January. Enter a sweepstakes to win a month of unlimited classes through the Orangetheory Fitness Facebook page. For details, go to www.facebook.com/OrangeTheoryMorrisville or www.orangetheoryfitness.com/studio-locations/morrisville-north-carolina.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s Take it From the Top Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Jay Parker, Lenovo’s president in North America, will speak. Registration costs $30 at business.morrisvillechamber.org/events/details/take-it-to-the-top-1181.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet with new Chamber members for a New Member Luncheon 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar, 1301 Market Center Drive.
Jeffrey Bane, the Morrisville campus president and national dean of The Chef’s Academy, will join The American Culinary Federation North Carolina Board of Directors in January.
Jacob Drengler has been hired as principal organist and music assistant at the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary.
TR Missner of Cary will open the North Carolina office of UberConference in Raleigh as the visual conference calling company’s new general manager.
Mary Esposito of Apex is Kinderdance International’s Franchisee of the Month for November.
The Chef’s Academy of Morrisville raised more than 13,000 meals for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at the school’s Students Against Hunger dinner on Oct. 3.
Kangaroo Express donated $770,000 to N.C. military support groups on Nov. 5. These organizations are the USO of North Carolina, the Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund in North Carolina, the Patriot Foundation and the United States Veterans Corps.
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