Holly Springs Citizen of the Year
Nominate Holly Springs residents for Citizen of the Year by Saturday, Oct. 4. A winner will be announced at Hollyfest on Saturday, Oct. 25. Include the nominee’s name, mailing address, phone number and an essay of at least 100 words describing his or her contributions to the community. Include your own name and phone number.
To nominate someone, email Chris Dickson at email@example.com. Send a nomination by mail to Citizen of the Year, P.O. Box 8, Holly Springs, N.C.
Junior Naturalist: Insect Investigations
The Stevens Nature Center will host nature activities for children ages 5-8 and their parents from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $8 for Cary residents and $10 for non-residents. To register, call 919-387-5980.
Discovery Days Mini-Camp: Crawling Critters
The Stevens Nature Center will host children ages 8-12 as they look for and learn about snakes, frogs, bugs, crawfish and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, through Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $54 for Cary residents and $68 for non-residents. To register, call 919-387-5980.
Apex Sunrise Rotary Club and Cary MacGregor Rotary Club will host Triangle OktoberFest at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at MacGregor Village in Cary. There will be a live German band, Bavarian food and beer. Tickets cost $10 to $45 for adults and $5 for children at www.triangleoktoberfest.org.
Organizers are looking for volunteers for the event. For details, check the website.
Brew ‘n’ Choo
New Hope Valley Railway will host Brew ‘n’ Choo with local craft beer, food trucks, hour-long steam train trips and live music at the rail yard from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 5121 Daisy St., New Hill. The visitor parking lot is at 3900 Bonsal Road, New Hill. Admission costs $14 for adults and $8 for ages 2-12 for the steam train trip and entertainment. Diesel train tickets cost $12 for adults and $7 for children. For details, go to www.triangletrain.com/brewnchoo.
CROP Hunger Walk
CROP Hunger Walk, a 5K fundraiser for Church World Service and its programs that provide food and water to people around the world, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut St., Cary. Free registration is available online or at 1:30 p.m. the day of the walk. To register or sponsor a walker, go to www.crophungerwalk.org/carync.
The SAS Championship will be from Monday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 12, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Events include the golf tournament, Food Truck Friday, a 5K and more. For details and schedules, go to www.saschampionship.com.
Apex Night Out
Apex Night Out will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Target, 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive. The event is a version of National Night Out crime-prevention events held the first week of August. There will be food, games, music, exhibits and giveaways. For details, go to www.apexnc.org/NNO.
Contemporary Book Group
The Contemporary Book Group will discuss “Songs of Willow Frost” by Jamie Ford at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Barnes & Noble will host a “Corduroy Bear” story time at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions’ Furry 5K fundraiser will start with registration at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. There will be a 5K for people only, a 5K for people and dogs, a 2K dog walk and a 1K senior dog walk. Registration for ages 16 and younger costs $20; $30 for ages 17 and older. For details and registration, go to www.secondchancenc.org/2014furry5k.
Child/Community Safety Day
A free Child/Community Safety Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Wal-Mart, 3560 Davis Drive, Morrisville. Modern Woodmen will provide free child identification card kits. There will be fitness and safety demonstrations.
Dancing for a Cause
Dancing for a Cause will raise money for the Holly Springs Anti-Bullying Campaign and inclusive community programs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. There will be food trucks, dance performances by members of the Holly Springs School of Dance, a DJ from noon to 2 p.m., live music by Peak City Sound from 2-4 p.m. and a DJ from 4-6 p.m. Donations will be accepted. To register, go to bit.ly/1rBdmNL.
‘Star Wars’ Reads Day
Barnes & Noble will host “Star Wars” Reads Day for kids at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Drag Bingo will raise money for the Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina with drag performances and bingo games from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn seating, including seven bingo cards, costs $25. Reserved tables for 10, including 10 bingo cards, cost $300. VIP stage tables for 10, including 10 bingo cards and sparkling cider, cost $400. You may bring your own picnic, but do not bring alcohol. For details, go to boothamphitheatre.com.
Applebee’s Kids Helping Kids Triathlon
The Applebee’s Kids Helping Kids Triathlon to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research will be Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Registration is open to ages 7-12 for $30 in advance or $40 the day of the race at kidshelpingkidstri.racesonline.com. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10.
African-American Book Group
The African-American Book Group will discuss “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Flu vaccine clinic
Cary Area Emergency Medical Services will offer a free flu vaccine clinic for ages 4 and older from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the vaccine is no longer available on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 107 Medcon Court.
Barnes & Noble will host a Hands-On Learning activity for ages 7 and older at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Sign up in the store’s children’s department.
The store will host a Hands-On Learning activity for ages 4-7 at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Sign up in the children’s department.
‘The Southern Living Community Cookbook’
Sheri Castle will discuss and sign her new cookbook, “The Southern Living Community Cookbook,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Samples will be served.
Health and Wellness Fair
The Western Wake Farmers’ Market will host a Health and Wellness Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary.
Family History Conference
A free Family History Conference for ages 12 and older will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 590 Bryan Drive, Apex. There will be 18 genealogy classes. Registration is required. For details and registration, go to www.apexfamilyhistoryconference.org.
Run Dig Rodeo
Hope Chapel of Apex’s annual Run Dig Rodeo races in Halloween costumes will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be food trucks. Proceeds from race registration and shirt sales will support the event and Hope Chapel’s community programs.
Registration for the one-mile fun run costs $10. Fun-run registration for a competitive runner and family of four is free for the competitive runner, $20 for four recreational runners and $5 for each additional runner. Registration for a dog costs $5.
Registration for the recreational run costs $25 through Wednesday, Oct. 1, $30 through Friday, Oct. 24, and $35 the day of the race. Registration for the competitive 5K costs $30 through Wednesday, Oct. 1, $35 through Friday, Oct. 24, and $40 the day of the race. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net/event/run-dig-rodeo-5k-1-mile.
Barnes & Noble will host a special Halloween story time for kids at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Evening for Education & Clean Water in Uganda
The Cary Senior Center will host the Evening for Education & Clean Water in Uganda dinner and silent auction from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at 120 Maury Odell Place. Tickets cost $25 each or $150 for a table of eight. For details or tickets, call 919-454-8681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step Lively: A Walk for Hospice
Step Lively: A Walk for Hospice will raise money for the Benevolent Care Program and Transitions GriefCare with a three-mile walk at 9 a.m., after registration at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 940 E. Chatham St., Cary. Registration costs $30 for ages 13 and older and $20 for ages 12 and younger. For details, go to www.steplivelyforhospice.org.
The Mistletoe Madness holiday market will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Ballentine-Spence House, 109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina. Vendors will sell local crafts, artwork and gifts. Door prizes will be given every 15 to 20 minutes. For details, go to mistletoemadness.wordpress.com.