Here are upcoming events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Lazy Daze grants
Cary nonprofits can apply for grants supported by the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival through Sunday, Dec. 6. Organizations must have 501(c) 3 designation. Priority will be given to cultural arts, projects supporting the town’s projects or downtown Cary and other local causes. Applications are available at the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources office in Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St., or online: bit.ly/1SiLnRE.
The Stevens Nature Center hosts activities for kids at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. 919-387-5980.
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: Once Upon a Forest (ages 5-7): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, through Wednesday, Dec. 9. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
▪ Winter Wildlife Wonderland (ages 6-10): 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. $26 for Cary residents, $34 for non-residents.
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: Tracks and Trails (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, through Thursday, Dec. 17. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
Coffee with a Cop
Fuquay-Varina residents are invited to meet local police officers at Coffee with a Cop from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Chick-fil-A, 1460 N. Main St.
Deb Oronzio leads a workshop, Design A Career You Would Love, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Call to register: 919-463-8500.
Holly Springs’ Winter Market is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St.
New Year, New You
Cary’s New Year, New You: Fitness Kick-Off event with free fitness classes and nutritional workshops runs from Monday, Jan. 4, through Friday, Jan. 8, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road. Classes run from noon to 1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. each day.
Three Kings Day Parade
Cary’s Three Kings Day Parade is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the town’s Town Hall Campus, 316 N. Academy St. diamanteinc.org.
Family Trivia Night
Family Trivia Night for family teams, ages 5 and older, is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary. Registration is required and costs $7. bit.ly/1RjXYG4.
The Daddy-Daughter Dance for fathers with 4- to 12-year-old daughters is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Tickets are $39 for a pair and $17 for an additional daughter. bit.ly/1lVJ9h4.
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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