Community Notes: Aug. 24

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Hometown Spirit Award

Cary will accept nominations for the Hometown Spirit Award through Monday, Sept. 8. Nominees must be 21 or older and preserve, promote or act on small-town values. For details, call 919-469-4011 or go to www.townofcary.org.

Historic Preservation Commission

Cary residents interested in historical, cultural and architectural preservation can apply to serve on the Cary Town Council’s new Historic Preservation Commission through Wednesday, Aug. 27. Commission members will work on preservation policies and decisions. Applicants should have demonstrated interest or experience in history, architecture or related subjects like planning, archaeology and landscape architecture. For details or an application, go to www.townofcary.org.

Apex Skip-Its

The Apex Skip-Its performance jump rope team will host a five-day clinic for beginning to advanced jumpers, from second-graders through adults, from 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, Thursday, Sept. 2, Saturday, Sept. 4, Thursday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 11, at Salem Baptist Church, 1821 N. Salem St., Apex. The class costs $65. For details and registration, email apexskipits@gmail.com.

Wee Walkers: Flutter and Fly

Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host nature activities for children ages 1 and older, with parents, from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, and Thursday, Sept. 4, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $8 for Cary residents and $10 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Fifth Annual Classic Car and Truck Show

The Cary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7383 will host the Fifth Annual Classic Car and Truck Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. There will be classic cars and trucks, food and live music. Registration for entries will be open for $20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free for the public. For details, go to www.caryvfw.org.

Blood drive in Cary

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the North Carolina Bar Association, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with a parent’s consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors must have a blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

Blood drive in Apex

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 3-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Kraft Family YMCA, 8921 Holly Springs Road, Apex. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with a parent’s consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors must have a blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

Kids Fun-Days: Reptile Round-Up

Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host hikes, projects and nature activities for children ages 5-8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

‘American Girl’ Club

Barnes & Noble’s “American Girl” Club for kids will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Child Safety Day

Child Safety Day events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the back parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 7016 GB Alford Highway, Holly Springs. The Holly Springs Police Department will give free car seat inspections, and Wal-Mart will sell hot dogs to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. There will be free ice cream, free child identification forms and bike demonstrations.

Curiosity Club: Seeking Snakes and Lizards

Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host science and nature activities about snakes, lizards and turtles from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a Grandparents Day story time for kids with “How to Babysit a Grandpa” and “How to Babysit a Grandma” by Jean Reagan at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Hands-on learning

Barnes & Noble will host hands-on learning activities for kids at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market night

Little Hen Restaurant will host a Western Wake Farmers’ Market night at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at 5160 Sunset Lake Road, Apex. Part of the proceeds will benefit the farmers market.

Author discussion and signing

Jean Costa will discuss and sign “Creating Positive Affirmations, Living an Intentional Life” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Candidate forum

A forum for candidates for the N.C. House of Representatives, Senate and the Wake County Sheriff will be from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 123 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina. The forum is sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs chambers of commerce.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group will discuss “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host story time with “Clifford the Big Red Dog” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Cary Scavenger Hunt

The fifth annual Cary Scavenger Hunt will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Registration for a team of four costs $49. For details and registration, go to caryscavengerhunt.com.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host story time with “Where the Wild Things Are” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Candidate forum

A forum for candidates for the Wake County Board of Commissioners will be from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. The forum is sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs chambers of commerce.

African-American Book Group

The African-American Book Group will discuss “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Patriot Challenge 5K

The Patriot Challenge 5K, hosted by Orion International, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The race will raise money for Operation Military Embrace, Children of Fallen Patriots and Warrior Hike. Registration costs $30 through Sunday, Aug. 31, $35 through Thursday, Sept. 18, and $35 the day of the race. For details, go to www.veteranlowtohighchallenge.com/5k/raleigh-cary.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a “Curious George” story time at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Face painting and balloons

Kids are invited to Southern Home Crafts Store for free face painting and twisted balloons by Lynne Fischer from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at 111 N. Salem St., Apex.

Race for Our Heroes 5K

The Amberly neighborhood and Carolina Preserve at Amberly’s Race for Our Heroes 5K will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1075 Residents Club Drive, Cary. The race will raise money for Operation: Coming Home, a local charity that builds homes for veterans.

Registration for the one-mile race for ages 12 and younger costs $5. Registration for the 5K for recreational runners costs $25 through Friday, Sept. 19, and $30 the day of the race. Registration for the 5K for competitive runners costs $30 through Friday, Sept. 19, and $35 the day of the race. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net/event/amberly-race-for-our-heroes-5k.

‘Sweet Potatoes’ and ‘Southern Holidays’

April McGregor will discuss her cookbook, “Sweet Potatoes,” and Debbie Moose will discuss “Southern Holidays” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk

The fourth annual Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk to raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex. Registration costs $25 and is free for ages 5 and younger. For details and registration, go to www.amanda-corey.com.

Dragon Boat Festival

Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host a Dragon Boat Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. There will be food, performances and a dragon boat race by local club and community teams. For details, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host an “Elf on the Shelf” story time at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Downtown Bounty

The annual Downtown Bounty festival will be Saturday, Sept. 27, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. There will be music, vendors and activities for families. There will be a Local Chef Competition and a Brunswick Stew Cook-Off with cash prizes. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The second annual Fuquay-Varina Out of the Darkness Community Walk will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, starting at South Park, 900 S. Main St. Registration the day of the walk begins at 1 p.m. The walk will raise money for the North Carolina chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For details and registration, go to bit.ly/1mD72ng or www.facebook.com/AFSPWALKFV.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a story time and activity with “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Applebee’s Kids Helping Kids Triathlon

The Applebee’s Kids Helping Kids Triathlon to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research will be Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Registration is open to ages 7-12 for $30 in advance or $40 the day of the race at kidshelpingkidstri.racesonline.com. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10.

Run Dig Rodeo

Hope Chapel of Apex’s annual Run Dig Rodeo races in Halloween costumes will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be food trucks. Proceeds from race registration and shirt sales will support the event and Hope Chapel’s community programs.

Registration for the one-mile fun run costs $10. Fun-run registration for a competitive runner and family of four is free for the competitive runner, $20 for four recreational runners and $5 for each additional runner. Registration for a dog costs $5.

Registration for the recreational run costs $25 through Wednesday, Oct. 1, $30 through Friday, Oct. 24, and $35 the day of the race. Registration for the competitive 5K costs $30 through Wednesday, Oct. 1, $35 through Friday, Oct. 24, and $40 the day of the race. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net/event/run-dig-rodeo-5k-1-mile.

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