As part of the fourth annual Fit Cary, the town has organized the following free fitness events:
▪ Two greenway walks will be on Tuesday, April 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Marla Dorrell Park, 111 Thurston Drive, and on Sunday, April 19 from 2-3 p.m. at the Mills Park track, 425 Mills Park Drive.
▪ The Cary Visual Art walking tour is April 16 at 4 p.m. Participants should meet at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
▪ Saturday outdoor fitness classes have been organized at 9 a.m. They include fencing at Koka Booth Amphitheatre stage, 8003 Regency Parkway, April 11; yoga at Bond Metro Park Boathouse dock, 801 High House Road, April 18; and Cardio Combo/Total Body Fitness at White Oak Park, 1216 Jenks Carpenter Road, April 25.
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In addition to the free events, the town has organized a game of Bingo where residents complete a health or wellness activity with the town to receive a stamp. Completed cards may be submitted for prizes and a chance to win a grand prize.
The Bingo cards can be downloaded at the Town of Cary website or at any Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources facility.
For more, search “Fit Cary Month” at www.townofcary.org or call 919-460-4974. From Staff Reports
Bond Park Boathouse opens for season
The Bond Park Boathouse opened Friday for the season.
The boathouse at 801 High House Road offers rentals of kayaks, canoes, rowboats and sailboats for one-hour increments. Pedal boats may be rented for half-hour increments.
Classes are offered for canoes, kayaks, sailboats fishing clinics and summer camps. The boathouse sells concessions as well as bait and tackle.
The boathouse hours in April, May, September and October are Saturday and Sunday only from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. From June 1 to Aug. 25, the boathouse is open Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Memorial Day and Labor Day, hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For details, search Fred G. Bond Metro Park at www.townofcary.org or call 919-469-4100. From Staff Reports
Delays expected on East Chatham Street in east Cary
Drivers should expect some delays on westbound East Chatham Street April 6 to 20 as the town does work related to Fire Station 2’s relocation.
The work affects traffic between 601 and 607 E. Chatham St. The westbound lane will be closed and traffic will move to the center turn lane. Drivers are asked to use altnerate routes.
The work will be conducted, weather permitting, Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Staff Reports
Governor visits Cardinal Charter Academy in Cary
Gov. Pat McCrory toured Cardinal Charter Academy in Cary Thursday, one in a chain of schools managed by Charter Schools USA.
McCrory toured the school, which is in its first year, spoke to members of the school’s student council, and met behind closed doors with Charter Schools USA CEO Jon Hage.
Hage said he also met with legislators on this trip. The company has three schools in the state and wants to expand, Hage said. The other two charters the company manages in the state are in Mooresville and Concord.
“It’s really important to replicate successful schools,” he said.
While at the school, McCrory restated his opposition to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
McCrory wouldn’t say whether he’d veto the bill if it passed.
“I don’t respond to what I’ll do,” he said, adding that he has “clearly stated my objection.”
Senate leader Phil Berger said in an interview that the Senate “has made no decision as to what we intend to do.”
Bills similar to the legislation passed by Indiana and Arkansas lawmakers have been filed in North Carolina. Lynn Bonner