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. The group is especially in need of space heaters for families who do not have heat in their homes. To donate, call 919-274-2511 or 919-250-6013.
Military Missions in Action seeks donations
Military Missions in Action is raising money to give $250 gift cards for the holidays to 30 families. To donate a gift card or check, send or bring it to Military Missions in Action, 411B North Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526. Make checks payable to Military Missions in Action with Recue Christmas in the memo line.
Weekly drop-in flu vaccination clinics will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Southern Regional Center, 130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina. Appointments can also be scheduled. For details or an appointment, call 919-557-2501.
Fuquay-Varina Fire Department food drive
The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department will collect donations of cash and nonperishable food 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. The Garden Hut will also accept food donations at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina.
Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department food drive
The Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department will collect donations of food and personal items for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina until Friday, Dec. 20, at the fire stations at 200 Town Hall Drive and 10632 Chapel Hill Road.
Winter scavenger hunt
A scavenger hunt for kids and families will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, starting at the New Hill parking area of the American Tobacco Trail, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Cost is $5 per family or $3 per individual. To register, call 919-387-2117.
Winter Wrap Up
Families will learn about winter weather with experiments and try pine needle tea at Crowder District Parks Winter Wrap Up from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. The program costs $5 per family, and registration is required. To register, call 919-662-2850.
Downton Abbey holiday party
Barnes & Noble will host a Downton Abbey holiday party at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Come in costume for tea and a trivia contest with the Daughters of the British Empire in N.C.
Explore Harris Lake County Park after dark during the full moon from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, starting at the Loblolly Shelter, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Participants must register two days in advance. The cost is $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, call 919-387-4342. Bring a flashlight, walking shoes and water.
Child ID cards
Wake County Public Libraries and the New York Life Insurance Company will offer free identification cards for kids from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8505.
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 details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Heres the upcoming schedule of topics:
• December: Holiday health, fitness and safety
• January: Home security
• February: Seniors health, fitness and well-being
Evergreens trail trek
View local evergreen trees on a walk through the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. The cost is $5 per family or $3 per individual. To register, call 919-387-2117.
Kids activities at the Fuquay-Varina Library
The Fuquay-Varina Library will host activities for kids in kindergarten to fifth-grade at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays in January at 133 S. Fuquay Ave. A special Totally Gross! class will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. For details, go to www.fuquay-varina.org/community-information/fuquay-varina-library.html.
Fuquay-Varina Library story time
The Fuquay-Varina Library will host story time in January at 133 S. Fuquay Ave. Story time for moms and babies will be at 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Story time for ages 1-3 will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and for ages 3-5 at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Family story time for ages 3-5 and caregivers will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Hot Chocolate Run
Fit & Able Productions and the town of Carys Hot Chocolate Run will be Sunday, Jan. 5, on the trails at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. The BIG Mug 5K starts at 9 a.m.; the Little Cup one-mile run starts at 9:45 a.m. Enjoy hot chocolate with marshmallows after the race. Registration costs $17. Go to fitandable.net/ai1ec_event/hot-chocolate-run-5k1-mile or email email@example.com.
Cary Games Table Tennis Tournament
Fit & Able Productions Table Tennis Tournament, the first of the new Cary Games sports competitions, will begin with registration and a warm-up at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Cary Senior Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 120 Maury Odell Place. Registration is open to youth, juniors, adults, novices, families and teams, for $30 until Saturday, Jan. 11, and $35 starting Sunday, Jan. 12. USA Table Tennis membership is required. For details, go to www.carygames.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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