Here are upcoming events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Tobacco Road Marathon and Half-Marathon registration
Registration is open for the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon and the GNC Half Marathon to be held Sunday, March 13, along the American Tobacco Trail, starting in Cary. Registration fees are $80 for the marathon and $70 for the half marathon and will go up $10 on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Registration will increase incrementally until the run. All proceeds go to JDRF, the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy as well as Wake County Parks and Recreation. tobaccoroadmarathon.com/
The Stevens Nature Center hosts activities for kids at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents unless another price is given. 919-387-5980.
Here’s the schedule:
▪ Wee Walkers: Crawling Critters (ages 1 and older with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, and Friday, Sept. 4. $8 per event for Cary residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Six-Legged Friends (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.
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.
For details or to sign up, email your name, address, phone number and class date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Aging Health Fair
Waltonwood Cary Parkway’s inaugural Healthy Aging Health Fair with a Zumba class, giveaways and cooking demonstrations is noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 750 SE Cary Parkway.
Free dental clinic
Dr. Ashley Mann’s dental practice at 315 E. Chatham St., Suite 100, Cary, will participate in Freedom Day USA on Tuesday, Sept. 10, by giving free dental examinations, dental cleanings, diagnostic X-rays and restorative services for veterans of the United States military, those on active duty and their immediate family members. Appointments are recommended by calling 919-462-9338. freedomdayusa.org or drashleymann.com.
Minute to Win It
A Minute to Win It game for sixth through 10th grade students is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is required. email@example.com.
Sept. 11 service project
Cary is looking for volunteers for two service projects on Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12. Volunteers will make raised vegetable gardens at local fire stations. The first project is 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Fire Station #5, 2101 High House Road. The second is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 12, at Fire Station #4, 1401 Old Apex Road.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old or work with an adult. Supplies will be provided. Register by Wednesday, Sept. 9 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New volunteer orientation for The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at 1150 SE Maynard Road, suite 210, Cary. There is a $10 administrative fee to cover the cost of background screening. 919-460-0567, email@example.com, volunteercaregiving.org.
Parekh Family Foundation fundraiser
A fundraising gala with a silent auction, dinner and entertainment by comedians Anish Shah and Kamran Hamid is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at One Eleven Place, 111 Realtors Way, Cary. Tickets cost $125. parekhfamilyfoundation.org.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a free, 12-session Family-to-Family class for friends and family members of adults with mental illnesses. The class will meet Saturday mornings in Cary beginning on Sept. 12. Contact Andrea Chase for registration and details: 919-848-8913, NAMIWakeF2F@gmail.com, nami-wake.org.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser
Chick-fil-A of Apex will host a 5k to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, starting in the parking lot of Home Depot, 1000 Vision Drive, Apex. The race is planned to end around 10:30 a.m.
Registration for the 5k is $25 and registration for the one-mile fun run is $15. Prices increase by $5 the day of the race. cfaraceseries.com/races/171.
Cary Scavenger Hunt
The Cary Scavenger Hunt starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Registration costs $50 for a family or adult team of up to four people. Registration for corporate teams costs $100 for one team, $175 for two teams and $225 for three teams. bit.ly/1KyyX8v.
A free yoga session led by Judy Liu is from 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. strenuagoal.com.
Fall Garden Tour
The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club’s Fall Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. A luncheon is on Saturday. A closing reception is Sunday at The Garden Hut.
Veterans Fall Festival
The Veterans Fall Festival of live music, arts and crafts, food trucks and a silent auction will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7383, 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. 919-467-1188, facebook.com/VeteransVendorFair.
The Beericana festival of craft beer and music is 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Sugg Farm Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. The festival has grown from last year’s inaugural event to include up to 70 breweries, food trucks and Americana, roots, folk and rock bands.
VIP tickets for entry at noon cost $75. General admission tickets cost $45 and designated driver tickets cost $15. beericana.com.
The Mason Jar Tavern Golf Tournament
The Mason Jar Tavern Golf Tournament starts with a cookout and silent auction from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at The Mason Jar Tavern, 114 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs. Admission is $10.
The golf tournament starts at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at 12 Oaks, 2008 Green Oaks Parkway, Holly Springs. Registration is $100. The tournament will raise money for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. themasonjartavern.com.
Dragon Boat Festival
The second annual Dragon Boat Festival with dragon boat competitions, Asian foods, cultural exhibits and performances is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Admission is free. dragonboatnc.wix.com/festival.
BBQ, Blues and Brews
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association’s BBQ, Blues and Brews fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, downtown. fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
The Heart of Cary Association’s municipal Downtown Debates is 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Debate questions will be focused on downtown Cary.
Alzheimers North Carolina walk
A walk to benefit Alzheimers North Carolina is Saturday, Oct. 3, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Registration and the kids’ corner open at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m. and the walk is at 10:20 a.m. alznc.org.
The Triangle Oktoberfest will be from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets for ages 16 and older cost $20 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday and $30 for both days. Tickets for either day are $5 for ages 6 to 15 and free for 5 and younger. triangleoctoberfest.org.
Chatham Street Chowdown
The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in downtown Cary.
Live Fearless 5k
Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Live Fearless 5K, part of the SAS Championship, starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary.
Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for youth and $70 for a family four-pack, with a $5 discount for those who register by Sunday, Oct. 4. saschampionship.com.
Torch Run Golf Tournament
The annual Torch Run Golf Tournament, held by the Apex Police Department, is at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Bentwinds Golf & Country Club, 6536 Dornoch Place, Fuquay-Varina. Registration costs $280 per team. All proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics North Carolina. bit.ly/1EhIfDM.
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