Here are upcoming events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
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.
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: Wild Woods Adventure (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, through Friday, April 8. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for others.
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▪ Silver Naturalists: Spring Birds Made Easy (ages 55 and older): 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7. $5 for Cary residents, $7 for others.
▪ Adult Nature Workshops: Spring Bird Bonanza! (ages 18 and older): 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9. $18 for Cary residents, $25 for others.
▪ Family Programs: Spring Nature Walk at Bond Park (all ages): 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. $16 for Cary residents, $20 for others.
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: What’s in the Woods? (ages 5-7): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, through Thursday, April 14. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for others.
Compost bin sales
Cary’s compost bin sales begin Friday, April 8, and end Sunday, May 8. The 311-liter bins cost $45 each. Town staff will set up pickup times after bins are ordered. bit.ly/1Oioqdk.
Beer & Bacon Festival
The Beer & Bacon Festival is Saturday, April 9, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. With regular admission tickets, the event is 2-6 p.m; it opens at noon for those with “VIP” tickets.
VIP tickets are $59 and regular tickets are $39. Designated drivers’ tickets are $39 (VIP) or $29 (regular). beerandbacon.com.
Downtown Cary Food & Flea
The market, open the second Sunday of each month, features local food, art, crafts and music from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at 111 W. Chatham St., Cary.
The next markets will be on May 8 and June 12. dtcfoodandflea.com.
Fit Cary Month
The Town of Cary’s Fit Cary Month is April. A complete schedule of events is online.
Drop-in open gym for basketball, badminton, volleyball and pickleball is throughout the week of Monday, April 11.
Walks will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, on the Mills Park Middle School track, 441 Mills Park Drive; Sunday, April 24, starting at the boathouse at Bond Park, 801 High House Road; and Saturday, April 30, at North Cary Park, 1100 Norwell Blvd. bit.ly/1xeAU41.
See Spot Read
Kids can practice reading to therapy dogs from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Preschool Puppet Show
The Eva Perry Regional Library hosts Bob Nathanson and Puppets To Go for a 30-minute show about Little Red Riding Hood at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Cambridge Village of Apex hosts an Aqua fitness class at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at 10000 Cambridge Village Loop. 919-355-5833.
A balance and fall prevention seminar with physical therapist Kris Jolley is at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15.
Cary Road Race
The Cary Road Race is Saturday, April 16, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. Registration and packet pick-up is 7-9:30 a.m. The 10K race starts at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 9:45 a.m. and the one-mile Fun Run at 10:30 a.m.
Fun Run registration is free. Registration for the 5K or 10K is $12 for recreational runners and $15 for competitors. On the day of the race, 5K or 10K registration is $15 for recreational runners and $20 for those competing. bit.ly/1gS5yFQ.
Apex Friendship High School’s inaugural Patriot 5K Run/Walk & Carnival starts with the walk at 9 a.m. and the carnival at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at 7801 Humie Olive Road, Apex.
Carnival tickets are $1 each the day of the event, or, in advance, $20 for 25 and $50 for 65.
Registration is $25 for the 5K and $5 for the one-mile fun run through Wednesday, April 13. afhspatriots.com/#340306.
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.
‘The Trial of Goldilocks’
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Players to Go! presents “The Trial of Goldilocks” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Chatham Street Chowdown
Cary’s event with food trucks and a beer and wine garden is noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, on Chatham Street. Participating food trucks will be announced at a later date. bit.ly/1aDFkXz.
The Fuquay-Varina Lions Club’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting services for the blind starts at 1 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Bentwinds Country Club, 6536 Dornoch Place, Fuquay-Varina. Registration is $400 for a team or $100 per player.
Preview and coloring
The Eva Perry Regional Library’s program preview with coloring for adults will be 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Spring Daze volunteers
Cary is looking for volunteers for Spring Daze on April 30. Volunteers, ages 15 and older or accompanied by an adult, can apply from now until Wednesday, April 20.
Shifts will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, and 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, including set-up, take-down, hospitality, shuttles and more. To sign up, search for “Spring Daze volunteer” at townofcary.org.
Spring English Tea
The Spring English Tea for ages 55 and older is 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Register by Tuesday, April 12. 919-469-4081, bit.ly/1OKmyOe.
Morrisville CERT class
The Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department’s Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training Class meets from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive.
Residents will learn about disaster preparedness and how to help those around them in an emergency. For details or to sign up, contact Shandy Padgett: 919-463-6122, email@example.com.
Rider Skills Day
The Holly Springs Police Department hosts a class for motorcyclists at 8:45 a.m. Friday, April 22, at 750 Holly Springs Road. Registration is required. bit.ly/1RjU9B8.
Southern Women’s Show
The Southern Women’s Show in Raleigh is from Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. southernshows.com/WRA.
Stop Hunger Now meal packaging
Volunteers will package meals, hoping to reach a goal of 22,032, with the Cary Family YMCA and Stop Hunger Now from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 22, at 101 YMCA Drive, Cary.
Register with a donation of $10 for individuals or $25 for families to cover the ingredients and equipment. bit.ly/1YnQ7sY.
Shred personal documents, up to three file boxes per person, at Apex’s Shred Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23, at 205 Saunders St.
Race to Market 5K
Fit & Able Productions’ 5K for the spring opening of the Apex Farmers’ Market is at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at 220 N. Salem St. Registration costs $25 through Thursday, April 21, and $30 the day before and day of the race. Registration for the Express Lane Kids Dash for ages 10 and younger is $15 through Thursday, April 21, and $20 the day before and day of the race. fitandable.net.
Artists for Animals Faire
The Apex Arts Council hosts the Artists for Animals Faire with local art, animals for adoption and fundraising for local rescues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at 220 N. Salem St., Apex.
Run to Remember
The four annual Run to Remember fundraiser for Alzheimer’s North Carolina will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Registration is $25 until Tuesday, April 12. fitandable.net.
Senior Services Expo
Fuquay-Varina’s Senior Services Expo is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the fire station at 301 S. Fuquay Ave. There will be breakout sessions on various topics and more than 40 businesses with vendor booths and information. For details on attending, volunteering or being a sponsor, call 919-762-0358.
The Carying Place’s 15th Annual Benefit Auction, Buffet and Dancing will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $100. thecaryingplace.org.
Cary’s Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bond Park, 801 High House Road. There will be entertainment on four stages, food, Cary’s Earth Day celebration and more than 180 of North Carolina’s artists.
The Eva Perry Regional Library hosts a discussion of “Lucky Us” by Amy Bloom at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
A talk about “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11.
Senior Citizens Day Luncheon
The Senior Citizens Day Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Register by Wednesday, April 20. bit.ly/1UmG05h.
The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel will hold the seventh annual Herbfest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 119 Ambassador Loop. friendsofpagewalker.org.
‘Star Wars’ Fest
The Eva Perry Regional Library’s “Star Wars” Fest is noon to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. The animated movie “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will be shown at noon, followed by crafts, activities, books and trivia. Registration is required: 919-387-2100.
High school seniors who live in Cary may apply for the Friends of the Page-Walker’s History Scholarship, $750, by Monday, May 9. friendsofpagewalker.org.
Senior Appreciation Day
Cary’s Senior Appreciation Day is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Tennis Park at 2727 Louis Stephens Drive.
The Cary Senior Center plant exchange is at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at 120 Maury Odell Place. Plant drop-off is 8:30-9 a.m. and the exchange starts at 9:15 a.m. Registration is required. bit.ly/23oDSA4.
Relay for Life events
Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina’s Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society is 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 20, at the Salamanders Stadium, 101 Tennis Court, Holly Springs. relayforlife.org/southwakenc.
Cary, Apex and Morrisville’s Relay for Life is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21, to 8 a.m. Sunday, May 22, at Mills Park Middle School, 441 Mills Park Drive, Cary. camrelay.org.
Charity Yard Sale
The third annual Charity Yard Sale to benefit SafeChild starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Highway 55 and Mason Street, Apex.
Wheels on Academy
The fifth annual car show will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in downtown Cary. bit.ly/1LvO5zE.
The Trailblaze Challenge 24.8-mile fundraising hike for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, which is based in Morrisville, is Saturday, May 21, along Sauratown Trail in Stokes and Surry counties. eastnc.wish.org.
Most town offices in Cary are closed on Monday, May 30.
A ceremony and celebration honoring veterans will be 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Cary’s Veteran’s Freedom Park, 1513 N. Harrison Ave.
Cary’s annual yard sale is 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Proceeds will be used to support the senior center and participating clubs. Donations can be dropped off on Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17.
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.
The SAS Championship in Cary will be Oct. 14-16 at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Tickets go on sale in early April. saschampionship.com.
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