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-Express: Reptiles are Cool! (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 12.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Super Duper Reptiles (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Friday, June 12.
▪ Nature Nuts: Butterflies (ages 3-5 with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 13. $10 for Cary residents, $13 for non-residents.
▪ Curiosity Club: Crazy for Crayfish (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 13.
The World of Cheese
Learn about how cheese is made, its types and how to choose the best from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To sign up, call 919-463-8500.
Peak City Pig Fest
Peak City Pig Fest will be Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, in downtown Apex. The barbecue cookoff’s schedule is at peakcitypigfest.com.
MSFITS Ice Cream Ride
The 16th annual MSFITS Ice Cream Ride is Saturday, June 20, at Biogen, 5000 Davis Drive, Morrisville. Metric century check-in is at 6:45 a.m. and 30-mile check-in is at 8 a.m. Registration costs $40 through June 12 and $45 after that. For details and to register, go to bit.ly/1R0Aynw.
Off-Road Cyclist Fest
The Triangle Off-Road Cyclists is hosting TORCFest, a celebration of mountain biking, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at Lake Crabtree County Park. The annual event features the opening of new trails, a skills clinic, a dirt jump clinic, concessions, bike demonstrations, a time trial race from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and group rides. For details, go to www.meetup.com/torc-nc.
A book group will meet to talk about “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain from 7-8 p.m. Monday, June 22, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
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.
The West Regional Library will show “The Transformative Power of Classical Music” by Benjamin Zander and host a discussion from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To sign up, call 919-463-8500.
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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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.
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 at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 131 Columbus Ave., Cary. Registration for the reunion is due by June 15. For information, contact Barbara Rhoades at email@example.com or call 919-467-2315. There is a Facebook page for the class, too.
Choose Our Transit
A Choose Our Transit discussion with Wake County Transit Strategy partners will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at Morrisville Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive. For details, go to www.waketransit.com/meetings.
More meetings will be at:
▪ 6 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
▪ 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Tuesday for Tots
A free family event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Tuesday in July and August at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. There will be storytelling, playtime, stroller strides, music and more. The dates are 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.
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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