Cool for Wake
Cool for Wake provides fans and air conditioners to Wake County residents in need during extremely hot weather. The program is collecting donations of new or like-new fans or money. Send or bring donations to the Community Resources Office of the Wake County Human Services Swinburne Building, 220 Swinburne St., Raleigh.
Curiosity Club: Sneakin’ up on Squirrels
The Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host children ages 5-8 and parents as they learn about science and nature from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents. For details or registration, call 919-387-5980.
Curious Creatures: Serious about Snakes
Children ages 5-8 will learn about snakes with hikes, activities and crafts from 1-3 p.m. Monday, June 30, at the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents. For details or registration, call 919-387-5980.
Jay Posey will discuss and sign “Morningside Fall,” the second book in his “Legends of the Duskwalker” fantasy series, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Contemporary Book Group
The Contemporary Book Group will meet to discuss “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Arts, Crafts and Vendor Fair
The VFW’s fifth annual Arts, Crafts and Vendor Fair and Silent Auction will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary.
‘American Girl’ Club
Barnes & Noble will host “American Girl” Club for kids at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at 760 SE Maynard Road.
North Carolina residents ages 18-25 are invited to submit short videos on the theme of “building cultural bridges” for the sixth annual Citizen Diplomacy Summit by Friday, July 11. The summit will be Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St.
Videos must be four minutes or shorter. The grand-prize winner will earn $500, second place will win $250, and third place will win $100. For details, go to citizendiplomacy2014.org.
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.
Saturday for Kids
Barnes & Noble will host Saturday for Kids for ages 4-8 at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. “The Numberlys” by William Joyce will be read.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cary Creative (Reuse) Center will present the Bohemian Bash from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Cypress Manor at Cary, 1040 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres, an art show and auctions. Tickets cost $30 each or $50 for a pair. For details and tickets, go to carycreativecenter.org or www.bohemianbash.com.
African-American Book Group
The African-American Book Group will meet to discuss “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” by Edward Kelsey Moore at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Morrisville will host an open house for people interested in joining the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, Citizen Budget Performance Assessment Panel, Community Appearance Committee, Public Safety Advisory Committee and Environmental and Recycling Committee at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive. For details, go to www.townofmorrisville.org/index.aspx?nid=289.
Auction for the Animals
The 14th annual Auction for the Animals fundraiser for Second Chance Pet Adoptions will be from 7-11 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. There will be live and silent auctions of more than 200 items, a wine pull and raffle, dinner and music. Tickets cost $75 each or $700 for a table of 10. For details, go to www.auctionfortheanimals.com.
Comic book artist Chrystin Garland will talk about her artwork and give drawing tips at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Hugh Murphy will talk about his art and his book “T-Rex Trying and Trying” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Barnes & Noble.
‘Batman’ 75th anniversary
Barnes & Noble will host trivia, drawings for prizes, a costume contest and other events from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Come dressed as your favorite “Batman” character.
Ursula Vernon will sign two new books in her “DragonBreath” series for young readers at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Barnes & Noble will host activities and story time with “What Do You Do With an Idea” for ages 4-8 at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
‘Ghost Train to New Orleans’
Mur Lafferty will discuss and sign her novel, “Ghost Train to New Orleans,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Barnes & Noble will host “Frozen” activities and crafts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
National Pancreas Foundation fundraiser
The National Pancreas Foundation, which is starting a new chapter in North Carolina, will host a fundraiser for research from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Buffaloe Lanes, 151 High House Road, Cary. Registration costs $25. For details and registration, go to bit.ly/SWdTj2.