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:
▪ Eco-Explorers: Reptile Adventure (ages 7-10): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 3.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Rip-Roaring Reptile Round-Up! (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 7.
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▪ Junior Naturalist: Seeking Snakes (ages 5-8 with a parent): 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 9. $8 for Cary residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Young Ecologists: Stream Search (ages 10-13): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 10.
▪ Wee Walkers: Forest Babies (ages 1 and older with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, and Thursday, May 14. $8 per session for Cary residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Nature Nuts: Gardens (ages 3-5 with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16. $10 per session for Cary residents, $13 for non-residents.
▪ Family Yoga in Nature (ages 2 and older with parents): 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16. $16 for Cary residents, $20 for non-residents.
▪ Curiosity Club: Junior Bird Buddies (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17.
Compost bin sale
Cary residents can order compost bins for $45 through Wednesday, May 6. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
See Spot Read
Kids can practice reading to a therapy dog at the Eva Perry Regional Library at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Buzz on Bees
Learn about bees, taste different types of honey and plant flowers at Crowder District Park’s Mother’s Day event for all ages from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. To register for $5, call 919-662-2850.
Relay for Life Fundraiser
The town of Fuquay-Varina’s Relay For Life team will have a pint night fundraiser Wednesday, May 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Aviator Brewing Company, 209 Technology Park Drive, Fuquay-Varina. Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Relay For Life. The South Wake Relay For Life (Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina) will be held May 15-16 at South Park, 900 South Main St., Fuquay-Varina, at 6 p.m. For information, go to www.relayforlife.org/southwakenc
Red Carpet Dance
Sunrise United Methodist Church’s Red Carpet Dance for people with special needs will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. For admission, bring canned goods to donate to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. To sign up, go to bit.ly/1EoC6C5.
Relay for Life
The South Wake Relay For Life serving Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina will be Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at South Park in Fuquay-Varina. For information, go to www.relayforlife.org/southwakenc.
The Kiwanis Club of Fuquay-Varina hosts a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Fuquay-Varina High’s Key Club from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Anna’s Pizzeria, 128 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Plates are $6. Eat-in or take out. Tickets may be bought by calling Becky Medlin at 919-291-1353 or Mike Sorensen at 919-201-0871.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides 5k walk, held across the country, will be in Morrisville. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Credit Suisse Campus, 7033 Louis Stephens Drive. There is no registration fee; walkers will raise money with a self-donation and fundraising. For details and registration, go to greatstrides.cff.org.
Maddie’s Stars of Hope fundraiser starts at 11:30 a.m., at Bombshell Beer Company, 120 Quantum Drive, Holly Springs with a cornhole tournament, face painting, live music, food trucks and raffles. The event raises money for the American Kidney Cancer Association. For details, go to www.bombshellbeer.com.
Wheels on Academy Car Show
The fourth annual event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in downtown Cary. The event features vintage, modern and unusual cars along Academy Street and the Cary Town Hall campus. There will be food and entertainment. Search Wheels on Academy at www.townofcary.org or call 919-469-4061.
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. 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.
The annual Tour D’Coop tours of Raleigh and Cary chicken coops and bee hives are from 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.
PSAT practice test
A full-length practice PSAT will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. There will be information on Kaplan Test Prep online resources. To register, call 919-387-2100.
East Meets West
The East Meets West festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. There will be live music by the Lounge Doctors and Dub Addis on the West stage, and dance and musical performances by the Indian Creek Greenway Trailhead and local schools and dance groups on the East stage. Admission is free.
Foster 101 & Adoption Day
Foster 101 & Adoption Day with the Cary CARE (Companion Animals Resoures & Education) Team, Cary police and AniMall will be from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at AniMall at Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St., suite 103. Learn about fostering a dog, cat or small animal with representatives, foster families and pets of rescues and shelters.
Story time for adults
A librarian will read a short story and lead a discussion at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Another session will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Learn about watching videos online for free at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Find It! Apps for Health
Explore exercise and diet tracking apps at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
An information session for people planning to start their own businesses will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Senior Services Expo
The Senior Services Council of Fuquay-Varina’s Senior Services Expo will be from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Fuquay-Varina Fire Station 1, 301 S. Fuquay Ave. For details, call 919-762-0358 or email email@example.com.
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.
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Chatham Street Chowdown
The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is from 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, on West Chatham Street in downtown Cary. There will be 15 food trucks, a beer and wine garden and live music.
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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