The Morrisville Fire Rescue Department offers free CPR and automatic external defibrillator certification classes for Morrisville residents from 7-10 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Morrisville Fire/Rescue Station #1, 200 Town Hall Drive.
Classes begin in March. For details or to sign up, email your name, address, phone number and class date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Stevens Nature Center will host activities for kids at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register, call 919-387-5980. Here’s the schedule:
• Nature Nuts: Opossums (ages 3-5 with parents): 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. $10 per session for Cary residents, $13 for non-residents.
• Night Out in Nature (ages 8-12): 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 6. $18 for Cary residents, $23 for non-residents.
• Junior Naturalist: Fantastic Frogs! (ages 5-8 with parents): 2-3 p.m. Sunday, March 8. $8 for Cary residents, $10 for non-residents.
• Discovery Days Mini-Camps: Things That Creep and Crawl (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, Wednesday, March 11, and Friday, March 13. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
The Cary Family YMCA’s Wake Up and Read Book Drive will collect new and gently used books for ages 12 and younger through Monday, March 2, at 101 YMCA Drive. The YMCA’s goal is to collect 100,000 books for schools, community centers and child care facilities in Wake County.
A conference for children who stutter, their parents and clinicians, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday, March 7, at Wake County Public Schools, 110 Corning Road, Cary. The event includes workshops and presentations for children, teens, parents and speech-language pathologists. Registration is required. Admission is $30 for students, $40 per person or $60 per family. For information, contact Rita Thurman at 919-571-0622 or go to www.friendswhostutter.org.
Raleigh SCORE will give information on accounting, QuickBooks and recording basic transactions from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Contemporary Book Group
The Contemporary Book Group will meet to talk about “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Eva Perry Regional Library will host Minute-to-Win-It Game Night for sixth- through tenth-grade students from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For information and to register, contact Linda Winkler at 919-387-2120 or email@example.com.
Anna’s Angels gala
The annual gala of Anna’s Angels, a nonprofit that funds research on Down syndrome, will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. There will be dinner, silent and live auctions and a raffle. Tickets cost $115 at www.annas-angels.org.
Tobacco Road Marathon & Half-Marathon
The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon and GNC Half Marathon will be held Sunday, March 15, in Cary. Spots are still available for the marathon while the half-marathon registration is filled. Both races begin at 7 a.m. on Brooks Park Lane at Thomas Brooks Park. The runs go along the American Tobacco Trail and are USA Track & Field certified. Proceeds go to charities, including Juvenile Diabetes, Wounded Warriors and the American Red Cross. For details and registration, go to www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com.
Annual health fair
Cary’s annual health fair with local health and wellness professionals, for ages 55 and older, is 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. To register, call 919-469-4081 or go to classweb.townofcary.org.
Cary Parkway meeting
Cary will give an update on design plans for the Cary Parkway and High House Road intersection from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. For details, go to bit.ly/1MNgAvx.
Operation Medicine Drop
Drop off unused or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Cary’s Operation Medicine Drop sites. Law enforcement officers will accept medication and answer poison control questions. For details, go to bit.ly/1EIR1WK.
Cary’s Arbor Day celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, on the lawn of the Ivey-Ellington House, 135 W. Chatham St. There will be a dedication, crafts, education with an arborist, live entertainment and free trees to plant at home. For information, go to www.townofcary.org.
Cary’s Kite Festival will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. For details, call 919-462-3970 or go to www.townofcary.org.
Historic Preservation Series
The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel’s Historic Preservation Series will continue with “Preserving America's Memories: Film, TV and Sound at the Library of Congress” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St.
Indoor Farmers Market
Holly Springs’ Indoor Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St.
Beer & Bacon Festival
The Beer & Bacon Festival will come to Cary on Saturday, March 28, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Guests will sample international beers and wines, and enjoy tasting stations from Triangle restaurants. There will be live music, a butchering class and exhibits.
VIP tickets are $69 in advance. Regular tickets cost $39 in advance and $45 the day of the festival. For designated drivers, VIP tickets cost $39 and regular tickets cost $25 in advance. For details, go to www.beerandbacon.com.
Bike safety rodeo
The Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department will host a bike safety rodeo for kids and teenagers from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Morrisville Fire/Rescue Station #1, 200 Town Hall Drive. Kids will learn about bike safety and ride through an obstacle course.
The class size is limited to 20 participants. A parent or guardian must accompany each child. To sign up for free, go to www.townofmorrisville.org/bikerodeo.
Great Grapes! Food and Wine Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host the Great Grapes! Food and Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. For details, go to www.uncorkthefun.com.
Chatham Street Chowdown
The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, on West Chatham Street in downtown Cary. There will be 15 food trucks, a beer and wine garden and live music. There will be more food truck rallies from 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
Holly Springs Farmers Market
The Holly Springs Farmers Market’s organizers seek vendors for the market’s ninth season, beginning Saturday, May 2. For details, go to www.HSFarmersMarket.com.
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. For details, go to www.beerandbourbon.com.