Community Notes: Nov. 13

November 11, 2013 

Girl Scouts from Troop 3108 of Fuquay-Varina helped bag more than 1,000 lunches for homeless people with the Brown Bag Ministry of Apex on Oct. 12. Scouts collected and donated blankets, clothing and food to the ministry.

COURTESY OF NICOLE FIELDS

Fuquay-Varina Fire Department food drive

The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department will collect donations of nonperishable food and cash for the Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Bank until Monday, Dec. 16, at Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road. Donations will also be accepted at fire stations at 301 S. Fuquay Ave. and 5617 Hilltop Road, Fuquay-Varina, and at 2474 Bud Lipscomb Road, Willow Spring.

Food traditions

Wake County Public Libraries will host food samplings with information about cultural food traditions. 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.

‘A Passion for Bread’

Lionel Vatinet, chef and owner of La Farm Bakery in Cary, will talk about his book, “A Passion for Bread,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Blood drive

Cary Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive 2:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at 614 Griffis St. To make an appointment, call Sally at 919-467-0203.

College planning

Brooke Daly of Advantage College Planning will give free help to parents and students applying to college at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. She will also meet with students and parents at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will include discussions on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. For more information, email fitandable@nc.rr.com. Here’s the upcoming schedule of topics:

• November: Injury prevention, home maintenance and inspections

• December: Holiday health, fitness and safety

• January: Home security

Job search help

Karen Cross, a human resources professional and life coach, will advise job seekers at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100. She will lead another information session at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Church Street sidewalk open house

Morrisville town staff will hold an open house to talk about the Church Street Sidewalk Project 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Historic Christian Church, 222 Church St.

Craft It: Baskets and Bows

Make baskets and bows out of used magazines at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Book Bites

Wake County Public Libraries will host Book Bites with discussions about “food fiction” and a recipe exchange at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Explore-A-Story

Parents and kids ages 3-5 will meet for story time and nature exploration 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. To register, call 919-557-2496.

Fall hike

Hike on the American Tobacco Trail to see the fall colors of trees 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. The hike costs $5 for families and $3 for individuals. To register, call 919-387-2117.

‘How big is the universe?’

Members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club will lead discussions about the scale and size of the universe at 2 p.m Thursday, Nov. 21, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100. A discussion in Cary will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. To register, call 919-463-8500.

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 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Do It Herself workshop

Home Depot will host a free workshop for women on using power tools on holiday projects, including a monogram wreath, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at 1000 Vision Drive, Apex. Sign up at www.homedepot.com.

Holiday literary trivia

Librarians will lead a trivia game about holiday-themed books and movies at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

African American Book Group

The African American Book Group will meet to discuss “Cooked” by Jeff Henderson at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Newcomers are welcome.

Free Dental Day

Main Street Family Dentistry will treat patients 13 and older for free 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at 5050 Kentworth Drive, Holly Springs. Patients can choose one of these services: professional cleaning, filling or extraction. Donations to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be accepted. For details, call 919-567-7400.

‘27 Views of Raleigh’

“27 Views of Raleigh” contributors G.D. Gearino, Bridgette A. Lacy, Amanda Lamb and Andrea Weigl will read their entries at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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