Gather offers crafts, cooking, gardening and business classes at 111 W. Chatham St., Cary. For details, go to www.gathernc.com.
Southern Charm Gift Boutique offers art classes in Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary. For details, go to www.etsy.com/shop/southerncharmgifts2.
Whisk, a kitchen supply store, offers cooking classes in Waverly Place Shopping Center at 316 Colonades Way, suite 214, Cary. For details, go to www.whiskcarolina.com.
The Apex Arts Council and Apex School of Dance have started the Dance Theatre of Apex. The first production will be in December.
A ground-breaking ceremony for The Mayton Inn will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 301 S. Academy St., Cary. For details, go to www.maytoninn.com.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host an economic development meeting from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 307 N. Academy St. For details and registration, go to www.carychamber.com.
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Wake Technical Community College will offer a notary public class from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. The class is open to 30 participants and costs $110 for chamber members and $125 for non-members. For details and registration, go to www.apexchamber.com.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host a parent chat with Bill Fletcher from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at 307 N. Academy St. For details, go to www.carychamber.com.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host an education meeting at noon Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 307 N. Academy St. For details and registration, go to www.carychamber.com.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host free business mentoring sessions with Bill Wagner of SCORE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 307 N. Academy St. To make an appointment, call Megan at 919-467-1016. For details, go to www.carychamber.com.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce will meet for Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Hawthorne at the Parkway, 10300 Kingsclere Drive, Cary. For details, go to www.carychamber.com.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for Year 2: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. Breakfast will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and the presentation will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The meeting costs $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. For details and registration, go to www.MorrisvilleChamber.org.
Dr. David Fisher joined SearStone, a continuing care retirement community in Cary, as medical director of Brittany Place, SearStone’s skilled nursing facility.
Joe Francis was appointed vice president of sales and marketing at Infina Connect, a digital health company based in Cary.
Stars Theater and Arts Center of Fuquay-Varina held a fundraiser with artist Karen Raimondi for Dynamic Community Charter School on July 25.
Firewürst, which has two restaurants in Cary, is raising money for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina with the 10,000 for 10,000 Summer Hunger Campaign. Firewürst will donate $10,000 of the proceeds from the sale of 10,000 hot dogs during July to the food bank’s Stop Summer Hunger Campaign.