Community Notes: Feb. 12

February 10, 2014 

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Like bacon? The Beer and Bacon Festival will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Advance ticket prices start at $35. For details, go to www.beerandbacon.com.

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Boxing for Fitness and Social

Fit & Able Productions’ Cary Games program will feature Boxing for Fitness and Social from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at TITLE Boxing, 2046 Renaissance Park Place, Cary. There will be two 45-minute boxing classes starting at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. There will be discounts on TITLE Boxing merchandise and membership enrollment fees. Bring your own clothes and athletic gear. Registration costs $20 at bit.ly/1aMYNVq.

Literary trivia

West Regional Library will host a What the Dickens? literary trivia game at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Eva Perry Regional Library will host another game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

African-American Celebration

The town of Cary and The Ujima Group will host the 16th annual African-American Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-460-4963.

Parent Chat sessions

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher hosts Parent Chat sessions in which parents can talk with him about school issues.

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

• 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

• 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 N. Academy St.

• 11 a.m. Monday, March 17, at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

‘27 Views of Raleigh’ discussion

Grayson Haver Currin, Tina Haver Currin and Amanda Lamb, contributors to “27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose and Poetry,” will talk about their writing at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

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 fitandable@nc.rr.com. Here’s the upcoming schedule of topics:

• February: Seniors’ health, fitness and well-being

• March: Animal health and protection

• April: Financial health: insurance, financial/estate planning and real estate

Craft It!

Make recycled tote bags out of mylar bags (often used for coffee, snacks or pet food) in February’s Craft It! class at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. The class for ages 16 and older takes about an hour and a half.

Social media for small businesses

SCORE representatives will talk about how small businesses can use social media at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Fly In to Serve Others

Local pilots will join others from across the country to participate in the 14th Bahamas Habitat Fly In to Serve Others, bringing water and supplies and volunteering for four days in the Bahamas, Haiti and Mexico. Bahamas Habitat is a service organization that supports people in the Bahamas, Haiti and Mexico with disaster relief, medical, economic and housing services. For details or to join Fly In to Serve Others, go to www.bahamashabitat.org.

Indoor composting

City of Raleigh Community Education Specialist Bianca Howard will lead a class on indoor composting with microbes or worms at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

African American Book Group

Alicia Perry will talk with the African American Book Group about her new book, “The Prolific Life of Gloria Jean Stone,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Hypnotherapy discussions

Hypnotist Stephanie Levine will talk about hypnotherapy at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Another discussion will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Barry Saunders at Barnes & Noble

Barry Saunders of The News & Observer will read “Henry’s Freedom Box” by Ellen Levine, a book about the Underground Railroad, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. All ages are welcome.

Winter Dodgeball Rumble

Nonprofit group Fit & Able Productions will host a Winter Dodgeball Rumble with registration and warmup at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Cary Academy gym, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary. Register for $25 by 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, or $30 the day of the tournament. For more information, go to www.CaryGames.com.

American Tobacco Trail History Hike

Learn about the almost 200-year history of the American Tobacco Trail from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, on a hike beginning in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Registration, which is required at least two days in advance, costs $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, call 919-387-4342, fill out and return a registration form at www.wakegov.com/parks/att, or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

Natural Reads

Harris Lake County Park’s adult nature book club will meet to talk about “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. To register, call 919-387-4342 or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

SAT 10 Question Challenge

Students can practice for the SAT at an hour-long session with Kaplan Test Prep at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Book Bites

February’s Book Bites meetings will feature African-American authors. A meeting in Cary will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. To register, call 919-463-8500. A meeting in Apex will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Budget planning

West Regional Library will host a class on using Microsoft Excel and online budget planning resources at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Trail Treks: Hibernation

Learn about hibernating animals at the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Registration, which is required at least two days in advance, costs $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, call 919-387-4342, fill out and return a registration form at www.wakegov.com/parks/att, or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

Senior Activity Fair

Cambridge Village will host a Senior Activity Fair from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at 951 S. Hughes St., Apex. Seniors are invited to learn about local clubs, activities and volunteer groups, with live entertainment, food and door prizes. For details, call 919-363-2080.

Salute to Senior Service

Home Instead Senior Care of Raleigh will accept nominations for the Salute to Senior Service volunteer contest until March 1. Nominees must be age 65 and older who volunteer for at least 15 hours a month. State and national contest winners will be announced in April. For details, go to www.SalutetoSeniorService.com.

Pegasus Relays Track Meet

Fit & Able Productions will host the Pegasus Relays Track Meet starting at noon Saturday, March 8, at Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary. There will be races and field events including shot put, discus, triple jump and long jump. There will also be a pizza box relay, 50-yard dash, three-legged dash and tug of war. Registration costs $25 from Sunday, Feb. 9, to Friday, March 7; $35 the day of the event. For details, go to fitandable.net/ai1ec_event/track-field. To register, go to bit.ly/MFfdV3.

Information for entrepreneurs

Wake County Public Libraries and SCORE will offer information sessions on starting your own business. A session in Apex will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. To register, call 919-387-2100. A session in Cary will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. To register, call 919-463-8505.

Trail Treks: Salamanders

Learn about salamanders at the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 20, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Registration, which is required at least two days in advance, costs $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, call 919-387-4342, fill out and return a registration form at www.wakegov.com/parks/att, or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

Salamander Search

Learn about salamanders and look for eggs and larvae during 2014, the year of the salamander according to Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the American Tobacco Trail starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Registration, which is required at least two days in advance, costs $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, call 919-387-4342, fill out and return a registration form at www.wakegov.com/parks/att, or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

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