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Chatham Street Wine Market, 111 W. Chatham St., Cary, hosts Sip ‘n’ Swap from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. The family-friendly event will feature a free wine tasting and children’s clothes and toys swap. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the shop presents Corks and Clay from 6-7:30 p.m. Cary Pottery will provide instruction on making a vase. Cost: $25; includes a glass of wine. For more information and tickets for the class, go to bit.ly/2cE6T4e. 919-377-2988, chathamstreetwine.com
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce hosts the first Fuquay-Varina Restaurant Week Monday, Nov. 7, to Thursday, Nov. 10. Local restaurants will offer specials to showcase their culinary skills. Restaurants interested in participating should go to fuquay-varina.com for more information and a registration form.
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The fourth annual SAVOR Fuquay-Varina culinary competition is 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Bob Barker Co., 134 N. Main Street, in the Fuquay business district. The contest will showcase local restaurants, taverns and caterers. More than 20 chefs are expected to compete. Food samples will be available and participants can vote for the People’s Choice award. The event also will feature a reverse raffle, wine and local craft beer. Cost: $50. For more information and tickets, go to fuquay-varina.com.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza will open in Holly Springs in Holly Springs Towne Center at 316 Grand Hill Place.
Ovation Cinema Grill 9, a Carmike Cinemas theater, is opening Wednesday Oct. 5, at Holly Springs Towne Center, 320 Grand Hill Place. Preview days will feature second-run films for $3, with proceeds going to Meg’s Smile Foundation, Holly Springs Food Cupboard and local schools. First-run films will start screening Thursday, Oct. 13.
Aldi is hiring for its Raleigh-area stores Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Embassy Suites – Raleigh Durham Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary. The hiring event is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Positions include manager trainees.
Parlor Blow Dry Bar has opened at Waverly Place at 302 Colonades Way, #208, Cary. parlordrybar.com/cary or 919-880-3391
Morrisville Market shopping center, at the corner of Morrisville-Carpenter Road and Davis Drive, celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a festival from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. The free event will feature live music, children’s activities, raffles and more.
Joint Venture Jewelry, 250 Grande Heights Drive, Cary, hosts its annual Vintage Jewelry Show Oct. 12-22 at the store. For more information: 919-678-0092, jointventurejewelry.com.
Simply Practice of Cary, 312 W. Chatham St., hosts a yoga fundraiser for Donate Life North Carolina at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Suggested donations: $10-$15 for an hour-long class. No experience necessary. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2dcyxt8.
The Back to Business Women’s Conference is Thursday, Oct. 6, to Friday, Oct. 7, at Research Triangle Park Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive. For more information and to register, go to backtobusinessconference.com or bit.ly/2cLXo5M.
The Triangle Community Coalition and WakeUp Wake County sponsor a luncheon and panel discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at One Eleven Place, 111 Realtors Way, Cary. The GoWake GoTransit GoVote event will focus on a referendum to help fund expanded transit service in the Triangle. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cTJNKP.
The Education Candidates Forum is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 N. Academy St. Candidates from Wake County School Board Districts 8 and 9 will speak. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cqfldD.
Registration is underway for the Driven by Carquest Fall Golf Classic Monday, Oct. 17, at the Governors Club, 10100 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill. The event is sponsored by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce and Advance Auto Parts. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cIxQtA.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce hosts the Small Business is Big Business entrepreneurial workshop from 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Building 1 at Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Morrisville. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cUmkYn.
Registration is underway for the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s next KNOW Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. The theme is “Working Together: Becoming a Workplace Ally.” For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2d9YiNg.
Bobymon Padinjattathil recently joined Weichert, Realtors in Cary as an agent.
Academy Street Bistro, 200 S. Academy St., Cary, hosts the Open the Door fundraiser for A Doorway to Hope’s Crisis Fund at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Cost: $75 per person. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/1E8wu25.
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