Community Notes: Aug. 3

08/01/2014 12:00 AM

07/30/2014 11:19 AM

Volunteer at Lazy Daze

Cary is looking for volunteers for the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, in downtown Cary. Volunteers must sign up by Friday, Aug. 15, and must be at least 15 years old to work without an adult. School and community organizations are welcome. For details, call 919-462-3847, email ashley.mccall@townofcary.org or search for “Lazy Daze volunteers” at www.townofcary.org.

Curious Creatures: Finding Frogs and Toads

Children ages 5-8 will learn about frogs and toads with hikes, activities and crafts from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Stevens Nature Center 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.

Kids Fun-Days: Cool Coyote Fun

Children ages 5-8 will hike and participate in nature projects as they learn about coyotes from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Stevens Nature Center 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.

Eco-Express: Seeking Rapid Reptiles

Children ages 8-12 will learn about snakes, lizards and turtles from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Stevens Nature Center 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.

Eco-Explorers: Operation: Snake Discovery!

Children ages 7-10 will learn about local snakes from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Stevens Nature Center 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.

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Amberly Community Club House, 1075 Residents Club Drive, Cary. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

‘Wild Connection’

Jennifer Verdolin will discuss and sign her book “Wild Connection,” about animal behavior as it relates to human relationships, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Curious Creatures: Discovering Hummingbirds

Children ages 5-8 will learn about hummingbirds with hikes, activities and crafts from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Stevens Nature Center 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.

Back to School Make ’n Take

Southern Home Crafts will host a Back to School Make ’n Take activity for kids from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at 111 N. Salem St., Apex. Kids will make pencil toppers, and Lynne Fischer, the store’s potter, will make twisted balloons. For details, call 919-608-9935.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group will discuss “Dirty Love” by Andre Dubus III at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Melon Day

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market will host Melon Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16, at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. There will be samples, recipes, cooking demonstrations from Herons Restaurant and kids’ activities. For details, go to westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Health expo

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions will host the Healthy Kids Back to School Expo and Healthy Living After 50 Exhibits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host story time for kids at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

‘Designated Daughters’

Margaret Maron will discuss and sign her new novel, “Designated Daughters,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Parent Chat session

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher will host a session with parents at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host story time with “My Pet Book” by Bob Staake at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

African-American Book Group

The African-American Book Group will meet to discuss “The Returned” by Jason Mott at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

‘Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day’

Ann B. Ross will discuss and sign her new book, “Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a special story time for kids with Cary’s police and fire departments at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at 760 SE Maynard Road. There will be a tour of a firetruck.

Plunge, Pedal and Plod

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Plunge, Pedal and Plod will begin with check-in at 6 a.m. and a triathlon from 7-10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Registration costs $50 per person and $80 per relay team through Thursday, July 31. Registration costs $55 per person and $85 per relay team through Saturday, Aug. 9, and $60 per person and $90 per relay team through 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, when online registration closes. Registration the day of the triathlon costs $70 per person and $100 per relay team. 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 www.sportoften.com.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host story time for kids with “Peanut Butter & Cupcake” by Terry Border at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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