Cary Road Race
Registration for the 37th annual Cary Road Race will be open online through Wednesday, April 8. The race will be Saturday, April 11, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway.
Registration costs $15 for the competitive 5K or 10K and $12 for the recreational 5K or 10K. On the day of the race, registration costs $20 for the competitive 5K or 10K and $15 for the recreational 5K or 10K. Proceeds will be used to support local youth and fitness projects. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival organizers are looking for volunteers. Volunteers will work in shifts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, and 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
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.
The Stevens Nature Center will host activities for kids at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Classes cost $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents unless another price is given. To register, call 919-387-5980. Here’s the schedule:
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Salamander Commander (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.
▪ Eco-Express: Fantastic Frogs and Super Salamanders (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 26.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Fantastic Fossils (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 26.
▪ Nature Nuts: Foxes (ages 3-5 with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 27, or Saturday, March 28. $10 per session for Cary residents, $13 for non-residents.
▪ Curious Creatures: Bobcats and Beavers (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 27.
▪ Eco-Explorers: Salamander Search (ages 7-10): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 20.
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: Herp Safari (ages 5-7): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, through Thursday, April 2. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
▪ Wee Walkers: Up in the Trees (ages 1 and older with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 2. $8 per session for Cary residents, $10 for non-residents.
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.
Bucket Bash benefit
The first Bucket Bash to raise money for the Fill Your Bucket List Foundation is 5-9 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Weston One Office Park, 1001 Winstead Drive, Cary. The event raises money for a local non-profit that grants wishes to adult cancer patients. Tickets are $75, and sponsorships are available. For information on the event or the foundation, go to www.fillyourbucketlistfoundation.org.
Cancer Kicking Poker Run
A fundraiser for a Fuquay-Varina woman, formerly of Cary, who has cancer and the American Cancer Society will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Draft Line Brewing Co., 341 Broad St., suite 151, Fuquay-Varina. There will be a poker run, a raffle, live music, a pig picking and games. Vendors will sell products with proceeds going to those affected by cancer. Registration for the poker run is at 10 a.m. for $20 per rider or $10 passenger at Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh. For details, go to runbunnyfunrun.weebly.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.
Dentistry from the Heart
The fourth annual Dentistry from the Heart day of free dental services for adults will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Cary Family Dental, 1149 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Patients must be 18 or older. Patients are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, water and snacks. For details, email email@example.com or go to www.carydental.com/dfth.
A free outdoor yoga class with live string quartet music will be from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary. For details, go to www.townofcary.org or www.strenuagoal.com.
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.
Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division is hosting a tour of the South Wake Solid Waste Facilities from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22; Saturday, May 16; and Wednesday, June 24, at 6300 Old Smithfield Road, Apex. Participants will learn about recycling, what happens to their garbage and Wake County’s use of household garbage as an energy source. For details, go to www.wakegov.com.
Triangle Run to Remember
The third annual Triangle Run to Remember will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Registration for the kids’ 100-yard dash costs $5. Registration for the 5K costs $25 through Monday, April 13, and $30 through the day of the race. The race will raise money for Alzheimer’s North Carolina. For details, go to fitandable.net.
Fashion for Food
The third annual Fashion for Food fashion show and gala to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $30. For details or tickets, contact Mary at 919-285-9191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sixth annual Herbfest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. There will be art and crafts for sale, herbs, plants, a silent auction and butterfly releases.
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.
Apex’s 35th annual Peak Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, downtown. For details, go to apexpeakfest.com.
The annual Tour D’Coop tours of Raleigh and Cary chicken coops and bee hives is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, beginning at 1390 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. Individual tickets cost $10 and family tickets cost $20. Proceeds benefit Urban Ministires of Wake County. For details, go to www.tourdcoop.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.
BBQ, Blues and Brews
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association’s BBQ, Blues and Brews fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, downtown. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
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