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:
▪ Curiosity Club: Junior Bird Buddies (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17.
▪ Curious Creatures: Looking for Lizards (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 20.
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▪ Kids Fun-Days: Stream Searchers (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 27.
Bengal Tigers on Parade
Eight tiger sculptures are on display in downtown Fuquay-Varina as part of a public art project. Three will be auctioned Sept. 26. Go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com for a maps of their locations.
Fiesta for Education
Jóvenes Para Ayudar’s Fiesta for Education will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 24, in the Kiwanis Shelter at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be food, music, cultural and historical displays, a cake walk and art competitions. The organization is working to raise money for scholarships and higher education programs. Tickets cost $10 at jovenesparaayudar.wix.com/homepage.
Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville town offices will be closed on Monday, May 25.
C-Tran and Triangle Transit will not operate on Monday, May 25.
Garbage and recycling will be collected as usual in all towns except Holly Springs. In Holly Springs, collection is delayed by one day all week.
Memorial Day Services
▪ The annual service in Cary, sponsored by American Legion Post 67, is from 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Hillcrest Cemetery, 600 Page St. Participants are invited to bring lawn chairs. For information, call 919-481-4811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ A Memorial Day remembrance by the Town of Cary is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, May 25, at Veterans Freedom Park, 1513 North Harrison Ave. The Cary Town Band will participate. Matt Segal, Triangle chapter president of the Military Officers Association of America, and Chris Froeschner, vice president of the USO of North Carolina, are the guest speakers. Attendees are invited to bring chairs. Parking will be available at Cary Academy across the street. A free shuttle will take guests from the parking lot to Veterans Freedom Park. For information, call 919-469-4061 or search “Veterans Freedom Park Events” at www.townofcary.org.
Story time for adults
A librarian will read a short story and lead a discussion 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.
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. There will be 40 businesses and organizations showcasing their services; a prescription medicine dropoff; a document shredding truck from 3 to 6 p.m. and lawyers available to talk about power of attorney and living wills. For details, call 919-762-0358 or email email@example.com or the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce at 919-552-4947.
Author Allison Leotta will talk about her new book, “A Good Killing,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Her previous book, “Speak of the Devil,” was named Best Book of the Year by Suspense Magazine.
Trail Treks: A Wood Duck’s World
Learn about wood ducks from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, on the American Tobacco Trail, beginning in the New Hill parking area at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Bring binoculars. To register for $5 per family, go to 919-387-2117.
Ritmo Latino Festival
The 11th annual Ritmo Latino Festival will be in downtown Cary at 316 N. Academy St., Saturday, May 30. Registration for a children’s soccer clinic starts at 10:30 a.m. with the clinic from 11 a.m. to noon. The festival is noon to 6:30 p.m. and features international food, two stages of music and dance groups, vendors, a kids area, a BlueCross & BlueShield health bus and storytelling. Admission is free. The event is organized by the nonprofit Diamante Inc. For information, go to www.diamanteinc.org.
Morrisville park ribbon cutting
The Town of Morrisville will have a ribbon cutting for Church Street Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30. The new park features a regulation cricket field, a playground with a tot-lot, walking trail, two shelters, three tennis courts and connects to the Shiloh Greenway. After the ribbon cutting, there will be a walk down the greenway at 11:45 a.m. There will be food trucks, a bounce house and other activities. For information, go to www.townofmorrisville.org.
Tuesday for Tots
A free family event will be held the first Tuesday in June, July and August at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. There will be storytelling, playtime, stroller strides, music and more. The dates are June 2, July 7 and Aug. 4. Parents and caregivers must stay with their children while on site.For information, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call 919-462-2025.
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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Apex Latino Arts Festival
The sixth annual Apex Latino Arts Festival will be Saturday, June 6. Crafts, art workshops and piñatas will be from 3-6 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. The Latino Culinary Fest and Bazaar will be from 6-10 p.m. downtown. For details, go to www.apexlatinofest.com.
Celebrate Fuquay-Varina and Celebration of the Arts Festival
Fuquay-Varina hosts the 12th annual festival Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features artists and fine craftsmen in a juried art show on Main Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Go to www.Fuquay-VarinaDowntown.com. The festival coincides with the Run the Quay 5k, sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, and Celebrate Fuquay-Varina, held by the town. To learn more about the run, go to www.fuquay-varina.com. To learn about Celebrate Fuquay-Varina, go to www.CelebrateFV.com.
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, 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.
Cary High Reunion
Cary High School’s Class of 1975 is celebrating its 40th reunion June 26 and 27 with several events. The main event is Saturday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 131 Columbus Ave., Cary. For information about the reunion, contact Barbara Rhoades at email@example.com or call 919-467-2315. There is a Facebook page for the class, too.
Civil War Train Battle
New Hope Valley Railway will host a Civil War reenactment on a train Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. There will be a reenactment of the war’s last official battle 150 years ago with tents, a makeshift hospital and on passenger cars. Tickets are required for the reenactment and to enter the rail yard. They are $25, which includes children and seniors. There are six times on June 27 beginning at 10 a.m. and four times on June 28. Go to www.triangletrain.com.
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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