Here are upcoming events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Town of Cary consultants will call residents during a biennial “citizen satisfaction survey” until the end of January. Those who are called (over 400 people) will be asked to spend about 25 minutes discussing the town’s services and government. townofcary.org.
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The Cary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7383 will retire worn or damaged American flags. Drop off flags between noon and 7 p.m. any day of the week at 522 Reedy Creek Road. 919-467-1188.
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.
▪ Eco-Explorers: Winter Wildlife (ages 7-10): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.
▪ Curious Creatures: Salamanders (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 27.
▪ Junior Naturalist: Outrageous Owls (ages 5-8 with a parent): 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. $8 for Cary residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Eco-Explorers: Exploration: Salamanders (ages 7-10): 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
▪ Curiosity Club: Leaf Litter Critters (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31.
Cary’s neighborhood meeting on new rezoning applications is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. Another meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2.
Eva Perry Regional Library hosts Teen Scene for sixth- through 10th-grade students at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Artwork with henna will be from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.
School of Government
Enrollment for Cary’s School of Government class will be open through Friday, Feb. 5. The class meets 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays in March and early April, with two Saturday morning sessions. Participants learn about public safety, community planning, transportation and other municipal services. 919-469-4006, townofcary.org.
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.
Family Fun Night
Holly Springs’ Family Fun Night is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, and Friday, March 4, at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bring a chair and a picnic. If it rains, the event will move to the conference room.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Wake County offers Family-to-Family classes for friends and family members of adults with mental illnesses. A six-week course will meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, starting on Feb. 6, in Cary.
Freedmen’s Bureau Project
John Farnsworth will talk about the Family Search organization’s work indexing records for genealogists from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Ages 4-6 will learn about nature with experiments, activities and games from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs.
Registration is required: 919-557-2496.
Larry Perkins, vice president and assistant general manager of PNC Arena and the Carolina Hurricanes, will read from his memoir, “Buck Seventy Two: A Destiny of Will,” Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering, 1430 W. Williams St., Apex. A social hour is at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reading of the author’s depictions of his life. RSVP: buck72.com/rsvp.html.
Cary residents can nominate volunteers for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Volunteer Awards through Friday, Feb. 12. townofcary.org.
A bird walk along the American Tobacco Trail will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, starting in the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Registration is required: 919-387-4342.
Share & Care
Learn about local resources for people with disabilities and care providers from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary.
Valentine’s English Tea
Cary’s Valentine’s English Tea for ages 55 and older is 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Register by Friday, Feb. 5: bit.ly/1nfSkd5.
Barefoot to Bare Feet
At the Apex Friendship High School and Holly Springs High School basketball quad game at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at 7801 Humie Olive Road, Apex Friendship High School men’s and women’s coaches and assistants will coach a game in bare feet to raise awareness and donations for Samaritan’s Feet.
Samaritan’s Feet provides new shoes for children who need them around the world. The event’s organizers are trying to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes. Admission is $5. Bring a pair of new athletic shoes and a bag of socks. For each donated pair of shoes, you will receive a raffle ticket.
Citizens Police Academy
Cary’s Citizens Police Academy will accept applications until Monday, Feb. 15, at the Town of Cary Police Department, 120 Wilkinson Ave.
Participants will learn about criminal and constitutional law, patrol, investigations and services. The class is a prerequisite for Citizens Assisting Police. Classes will meet for twelve weeks from Tuesday, March 1, through Tuesday, May 17.
Coffee With a Cop
Meet with Fuquay-Varina police officers for coffee and a discussion from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Stick Boy Bread Company, 127 S. Main St.
Nick Knardirell, author of “Minnesota: Her Account, Her View,” will sign books at a meeting of the African-American Book Club at Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
The Knights of Columbus Council #12119 will host a blood drive with Rex Blood Services from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina.
The 21st annual Kite Festival is at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Registration is free and starts at 12:30 p.m. bit.ly/1PULwe1.
Anna’s Angels gala
Anna’s Angels’ annual gala is Saturday, March 12, at Prestonwood Country Club. The gala will raise money for the nonprofit’s support of Down syndrome research. annas-angels.org.
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.
Cary’s annual health fair for ages 55 and older is 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Registration is required. bit.ly/1mT9eNT.
Founders Day in Apex is all day Saturday, March 19, downtown.
Holly Springs’ egg hunt, yard sale and festivities will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Sugg Farm at Bass Lake, 2401 Grigsby Ave.
Easter Egg Hunt Downtown Candy Hop
Fuquay-Varina’s Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and younger is from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at 900 S. Main St. Kids should bring their own baskets.
The Downtown Candy Hop follows from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Good Friday closings
Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville town offices will be closed on Friday, March 25.
K9-3K Dog Walk
The SPCA of Wake County’s K9-3K Dog Walk and Woofstock will be Saturday, April 2, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Registration is $40 ($25 for kids and teenagers under 16). spcawake.org/events/the-k9-3k-dog-walk.
Cary Area Emergency Medical Services’ Citizens’ Academy will be from April 7 through April 28. Class participants will learn about EMS, learn CPR, tour a 911 communication center and observe an ambulance for a shift. Classes are from 6:30-10:30 p.m. April 7, 14, 21 and 28. For information and an application, contact Steven Cohen: 919-380-6909, firstname.lastname@example.org, caryems.org.
Teen Day Fuquay
The Fuquay-Varina Police Department teaches teenagers about driving safely at Teen Day Fuquay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at South Park, 900 S. Main St.
Senior Services Expo
Fuquay-Varina’s Senior Services Expo is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at 301 S. Fuquay Ave.
Olde Fashioned Fourth of July
Apex’s Olde Fashioned Fourth of July celebration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 4, downtown.
Kids are invited to decorate their bikes and join Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels along Salem Street, starting at the corner of Salem and Chatham streets at noon. bit.ly/1dlgzkl.
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