Here are upcoming events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
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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:
▪ Wetland Wanderings (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, through Thursday, Sept. 17. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
▪ Creative by Nature: Garden Art (ages 7-10): 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.
▪ Curiosity Club: Frogs, Snails and Lizards’ Tails (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: It’s a Bug’s Life (ages 5-7): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 23. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
▪ Wee Walkers: Sense-ational Nature (ages 1 and older with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and Friday, Sept. 25. $8 per session for residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Curious Creatures: Snakes and Lizards (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 24.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Nature’s Touch-Me-Nots (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
▪ Junior Naturalist: Searching for Snakes! (ages 5-8 with a parent): 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. $8 for residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Nature Fun for 4 & 5s: Camouflage Critters (ages 4-5): 1-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, and Tuesday, Sept. 29. $24 for Cary residents, $32 for non-residents.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Both of these events sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raise money for local and national suicide prevention programs.
▪ The first Triangle Area Out of the Darkness Community Walk is Sunday, Sept. 20, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Registration and check-in begin at 10 a.m. The walk is at 11 a.m. There is registration fee; donations and fundraising are encouraged but not required. Register in advance at bit.ly/1LUIGGQ.
▪ The third annual Fuquay-Varina Out of the Darkness Community Walk is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at South Park and Jeff Wells Environmental Greenway. bit.ly/1JBxgAR.
Fiesta de la Paz 2015
The Costa Rican Association of North Carolina’s Fiesta de la Paz 2015 is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The event features live music, Costa Rican food and baked goods, a soccer tournament for adults, dancing, a puppet show and bouncehouses in a children’s area. ticosnc.net.
Interior Design: Creating Balance
Learn about interior design from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Call to register: 919-463-8500.
A discussion of “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
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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Good Dude 5k
Dude Solutions’ Good Dude 5k fundraiser for Triangle Brown Bag Ministries starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Registration costs $40 ($30 for ages 12 and younger). bit.ly/1iwU8Mm.
BBQ, Blues and Brews
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association’s BBQ, Blues and Brews fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on Broad Street in the Varina district. There will be a barbecue cookoff with prizes. Admission is free, but tickets are sold for tastings. Shuttles are available. A live auction for three of the Bengal Tigers on Parade is at 5 p.m. in the town parking lot. Half of the proceeds go to the downtown association with the other half going to a charity. fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
The Raleigh Astronomy Club’s public stargaze for a total eclipse of the moon is 9-11:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at North Cary Park, 1100 Norwell Blvd. raleighastro.org.
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.
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 $90 for the marathon and $80 for the half marathon. 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.
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