Southwest Wake: Community

April 18, 2014

Community Notes: April 20

Ages 5-8 will learn about millipedes and mushrooms with hikes, activities and crafts from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 23, at the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary.

Volunteer at The Cary

The Cary theater is looking for volunteer ushers who are at least 17 years old. The theater is at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. For details or an application, call 919-462-2051 or go to

Veterans Vendor Fair

The Cary VFW Ladies Auxiliary is looking for artists and crafters to participate in the Veterans Vendor Fair on Saturday, July 12. For details, email

Rex Healthcare seeks golf tournament volunteers

Volunteer at this year’s Rex Hospital Open from Monday, May 19, through Sunday, May 25, at Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh. The event will require more than 500 volunteers. For details, contact volunteer coordinator Patty Nogle at 937-478-0101 or or go to

Fit Family Challenge

Coca-Cola, Carolina Parent and CVS/pharmacy’s Fit Family Challenge will continue through Monday, June 9. Families compete for prizes by collecting “points” for activities. For details and registration, go to

Night Out in Nature

Children can take part in hikes, nature activities, crafts and s’mores around a campfire from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $19 for residents or $24 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Eco-Explorers Exploration: Reptiles

Staff at the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will teach children ages 7-10 about reptiles from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Stevens Nature Center, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for residents or $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Explore the Greenways

All ages and skill levels can explore Cary’s greenways from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Thomas Brooks Park, 9008 Green Level Church Road, Cary. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to For details, go to

Nearly New consignment sale

The Nearly New kids’ clothes and more consignment sale will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at High House Crossing, 2791 N.C. 55, Cary. Admission is free. For details, go to

National Day of Prayer

Fuquay-Varina will host a National Day of Prayer service at noon Thursday, May 1, at Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road.

Morrisville CERT Basic Training Class

The Morrisville Community Emergency Response Team will hold a Basic Training Class for residents who want to get involved in the program. Class sessions are from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Fire Station #1, 200 Town Hall Drive. For details or registration, contact Shandy Padgett at 919-463-6122 or

Relay for Life barbecue fundraiser

The Fuquay-Varina Relay for Life team will host its barbecue fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road. Barbecue lunch costs $8. To pre-order for $8 per pound and free delivery with an order of 10 or more, call Teresa at 919-567-3907 or email

Cary Night Out

Meet local safety officials at Cary Night Out from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the intersection of Academy Street and Dry Avenue in Cary. There will be live entertainment, refreshments and activities for kids and adults.

Rock Your World

RallyPoint Sport Grill will host the Rock Your World benefit concert from 6-11 p.m. Friday, May 2, at 837 Bass Pro Lane, Cary. The free concert with Sidewinder, Band of Brothers and Davis Messina Band will raise money for the Hope For Haiti Foundation and Dew4Him Ministries. For details, go to

Sequins and Spurs Gala

The ninth annual Sequins and Spurs Gala fundraiser for nonprofit Horse and Buddy will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Grand Ballroom at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $100 at

Neighborhood yard sale

The Scotts Mill neighborhood will host a yard sale from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in the parking lot of the pool and playground at 201 Scotts Ridge Trail, Apex. Several homes throughout the neighborhood will also host yard sales.

Holly Springs Farmers Market

The Holly Springs Farmers Market grand opening for the new season will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in downtown Holly Springs.

Purple Cloth 5K and Kid’s Dash

The third annual Purple Cloth 5K and Kid’s Dash, organized by Genesis United Methodist Church in Cary to raise money for the community-service programs of Dorcas Ministries, will be on Saturday, May 3, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Last year’s three-mile run for all ages raised $3,500. There will be a bounce house for kids, food, awards, a raffle and an award for the best purple outfit.

For details, go to Registration for the 5K costs $25; the Kid’s Dash costs $5. Register in person at Genesis United Methodist Church, 850 High House Road, Cary. To register online, search for “purple cloth” at

Celebrate Cary

A celebration of Cary’s community will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. There will be live music, free activities for kids and athletic events. Admission is free. This event is organized by the town of Cary, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, the Cary Community Foundation and Fit & Able Productions.


The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel will host the fifth annual Herbfest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Vendors will sell food, gardening supplies and cooking supplies. There will be a silent auction, information about gardening from the Wake County Extension master gardeners and kids’ activities with Cary Teen Council volunteers. Butterflies will be released at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For details, go to

Roaring Twenties Benefit Party

UnVined Wine Bar will host the Roaring Twenties Benefit Party from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. There will be live jazz music, hors d’oeuvres, drawings and more. Tickets cost $30. The event will raise money for the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina. For details, go to

Spring Craft Fair

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market’s Spring Craft Fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. The regular market will be open and the event will feature local artisans and crafters. For more information, go to

Teen Day Fuquay

Fuquay-Varina police will host Teen Day Fuquay from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Teenage drivers will learn about driving safely with food, prizes, live music and a chance to test their skills. For details, go to

Compost bin sale

The town of Cary will offer compost bins for $45 to residents through Thursday, May 15, at The town will also host free workshops that include tours of the Compost Education Center, a guide book and three bags of compost. Here’s the schedule of workshops:

• 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 8.
• 11 a.m. to noon and 3-4 p.m. Friday, May 9.
• 8-9 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

For details and registration, go to

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life of Southern Wake County to raise awareness about cancer and raise money for the American Cancer Society will start at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, and end with a closing ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at South Park, 900 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to

East Meets West

The East Meets West festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, on Town Hall Drive in downtown Morrisville. Admission is free. A Fifth of Blues will perform on the West stage; Bollywood, Indian folk and Asian dance groups and performers will perform on the East stage. Food, beer and wine will be sold. For details, go to

Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Cary, Apex and Morrisville will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 18, at Davis Drive Park, 1610 Davis Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-362-9186 or go to

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will include discussions on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. For details, email Here’s the upcoming schedule of topics:

• May: Emergency preparedness
• June: Summer safety for kids of all ages

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