Community Notes: May 21

May 19, 2014 

The Lucy Daniels Center in Cary hosted the Inside Out 5K on May 10. The event raised $30,000 for mental health care for kids and families.

COURTESY OF THE LUCY DANIELS CENTER

Two Town Triathlon

The second annual Two Town Triathlon will start at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Kraft Family YMCA, 8921 Holly Springs Road, Apex. The triathlon includes a 300-yard swim at the YMCA, a 10-mile bike course through Wake County and a 5K run. Register online by 8 a.m. Thursday, May 22, for $65-$100 at bit.ly/1idLb6V.

Memorial Day events

• Cary American Legion Post 67 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Hillcrest Cemetery on Page Street in Cary. The ceremony will be followed by refreshments at the Legion Post Home, 8523 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Howard Sanchez will speak. Anyone is welcome, including kids. For details, call 919-481-4811.

• Cambridge Village of Apex will host a Memorial Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 26, at 951 S. Hughes St. Mike Melugin and Mayor Bill Sutton will speak. There will be live music by Jill Smith and the N.C. State University Pipes and Drums band. For details, call 919-363-2080 or go to www.cambridgevillageofapex.com.

Zoning map open house

Morrisville will host an open house on the Unified Development Ordinance Zoning Map from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Town Council Chambers, 100 Town Hall Drive. For details, go to bit.ly/1gPgG3h.

Foreclosure information

An information session about the N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, go to www.ncforeclosureprevention.gov.

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After: A Couture for a Cause Spring Showcase will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Peachy Keen, 250 Grande Heights Drive, Cary. There will be wine, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and summer fashion to raise money for Activate Good, a nonprofit volunteer center. Tickets cost $15 at bit.ly/1gjKJ8G. For information about Activate Good, go to www.activategood.org.

Customer Appreciation Night fundraiser

Jus’ Enuff Home Cookin’ will host Customer Appreciation Night and a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at 736 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Proceeds will be used to provide sleeping bags, tents and other supplies for local homeless people.

Ritmo Latino Festival

The 10th annual Ritmo Latino Festival will be from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in downtown Cary. There will be food, arts and crafts, live music and dance. A soccer clinic for kids with the Carolina RailHawks will begin at 10:30 a.m. and run from 11 a.m. to noon. For details, go to diamanteinc.org/events/ritmo-latino.

Parent Chat sessions

Wake County Board of Education member Bill Fletcher hosts sessions with parents. Here’s the upcoming schedule:

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

• 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Wake County Public Libraries will host Raleigh SCORE for information sessions on starting your own business. A session at West Regional Library will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. A session at Eva Perry Regional Library will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Dog Days of June

Dog Days of June will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be a Skyhoundz Dog Disc Competition, rabies vaccinations and microchip clinics, a dog wash and shopping. For details, call 919-469-4100 or go to www.townofcary.org.

Family Disc Golf

Families will learn and play disc golf from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7, at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. There will be instructors for beginners and more experienced players. The event is free. Bring your own discs or borrow from the park. For details, go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Geocaching

Beginners will learn about geocaching from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Register two days in advance for $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Splash & Dash

Fit & Able Productions Splash & Dash swimming and running races will begin with check-in at 7 a.m. and the races at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Cary Family YMCA, 101 YMCA Drive, Cary, and Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Register for $40 a person or $65 a team by 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at bit.ly/RMEA9S. Registration the day of the race costs $50 a person or $75 a team. USA Triathlon membership is required; one-day membership is available for $10 for ages 17 and younger and $12 for ages 18 and older. For details, go to www.fitandable.net.

Fit Family Challenge

Coca-Cola, Carolina Parent and CVS/pharmacy’s Fit Family Challenge will continue through Monday, June 9. Families compete for prizes by collecting “points” for activities. For details and registration, go to www.carolinaparent.com/fitfamilychallenge.

On the Trail to Health

Learn about healthy lifestyles with exhibits at the American Tobacco Trail from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 14, in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. The event is free. For details, go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Take a Hike – Journey to the Past

Explore the old home sites of Harris Lake from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, starting in the Loblolly Shelter at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Register for $5 per family two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

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:

• June: Summer safety for kids of all ages

• July: Healthy teens and young adults

Jumpin’ Junebugs

Kids and families will search for junebugs and make crafts from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in the Cypress Shelter at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Register for $5 per family two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Golf Outing

The Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Golf Outing will start at 9 a.m. Monday, June 23, at 12 Oaks Golf Club, 2008 Green Oads Parkway, Holly Springs. The event will raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation. Registration costs $95; $125 after Sunday, June 15. Sponsorships cost $175 to $1,000. For details, go to www.amanda-corey.com.

Trail Treks: Buzzing Bees

Beginners will learn about bees from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Register two days in advance for $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Honeysuckle wreaths

Help remove invasive Japanese Honeysuckle at the American Tobacco Trail and make your own wreath from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Instructions and supplies will be provided. The event is for ages 8 and older. Register two days in advance for $3 per person or $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Independence Eve Celebration

The Applause! Cary Youth Theatre troupe will perform at 6:30 p.m. and the Cary Town Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.carytownband.org.

Independence Day Olde Time Celebration

Cary’s Independence Day Olde Time Celebration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 4, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. For details, call 919-469-4100 or go to www.townofcary.org.

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