Community Notes: June 15

June 13, 2014 

The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department held a pinning of the badges ceremony. Back row, from left: Jerry Crocker, Tyson Taylor, Steven Weaver and Josh Sorrell. Front row, from left: Grant Rosser and Cameron Dupree.

TOWN OF FUQUAY-VARINA

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 Oaks Parkway, Holly Springs. The event will raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation. Registration costs $70; $95 after Sunday, June 15. Sponsorships cost $175 to $1,000. For details, go to www.amanda-corey.com.

Young Ecologists: Stream Team

Stevens Nature Center staff will lead children ages 10-13 as they explore streams from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents or $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Community Emergency Response Training

Cary will host Community Emergency Response Training from Friday, June 27, through Sunday, June 29. Registration is due Monday, June 16. The class will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, at Cary Fire Station #7, 6900 Carpenter Fire Station Road. Classes will cover disaster preparedness, fire extinguisher use, emergency medicine, light search and rescue and disaster psychology. For details and registration, go to www.townofcary.org.

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.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a special story time for kids with “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Telling Your Story in the Interview: A Conversation with HR

West Regional Library will host Karin Cross, a human resources professional who is now a life coach, for a discussion on interviewing from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

Ask the Columnist

Professional columnist Sarah Lindenfeld Hall will answer questions about writing articles or columns for publication at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500. Luke DeCock will answer questions at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

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.

‘Frozen’ at Morrisville park

Morrisville Community Park will screen “Frozen” for free at dark, around 8:30 p.m., at 1520 Morrisville Parkway. For details, go to www.ci.morrisville.nc.us.

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.

Hands-On Learning

Barnes & Noble will host children ages 7 and older for an activity with rubber band race cars at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up in the children’s department of the store.

Murder at The Juice Joint

The Ballentine-Spence House will host a murder mystery party from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at 109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina. Reservations are required, and 20 free tickets are available. For details or reservations, call 925-399-1629 or go to ballentinespencehouse.wordpress.com.

Independence Day Celebration

Fuquay-Varina’s annual Independence Day Celebration, a day early, will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at South Park, 900 S. Main St. There will be fireworks at sundown.

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.

Night Ride Tri

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions will host the Night Ride Tri from 8 p.m. Saturday, July 5, to 2 a.m. Sunday, July 6, at Triangle Aquatic Center and Cary Towne Center. Races start at 10 p.m. Online registration costs $60 for individuals and $90 for relay teams. Registration the day of the race costs $70 for individuals and $100 for relay teams. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10 for ages 17 and younger and $12 for ages 18 and older. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net.

Peach Day

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market will present Peach Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12, at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. There will be samples, recipes, chef demonstrations and kids’ activities. For details, go to westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will feature a discussion on healthy teens and young adults from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 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.

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