The Stevens Nature Center will host activities for kids at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Classes cost $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents unless another price is given. To register, call 919-387-5980. Here’s the schedule:
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: Adventures in Nature (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 27, through Wednesday, April 29. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
▪ Eco-Explorers: Reptile Adventure (ages 7-10): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 3.
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▪ Kids Fun-Days: Rip-Roaring Reptile Round-Up! (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 7.
▪ Junior Naturalist: Seeking Snakes (ages 5-8 with a parent): 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 9. $8 for Cary residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Young Ecologists: Stream Search (ages 10-13): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 10.
The Morrisville Fire Rescue Department offers free CPR and automatic external defibrillator certification classes for Morrisville residents from 7-10 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Morrisville Fire/Rescue Station #1, 200 Town Hall Drive.
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Holly Springs Farmers Market
The Holly Springs Farmers Market’s organizers seek vendors for the market’s ninth season, beginning Saturday, May 2. For details, go to www.HSFarmersMarket.com.
Compost bin sale
Cary residents can order compost bins for $45 through Wednesday, May 6. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
Hunt for Hope
The Hunt for Hope scavenger hunt will raise money for research on inflammatory breast cancer and raise awareness of this form of breast cancer from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at RallyPoint Sport Grill, 837 Bass Pro Lane, Cary. Registration is $25 for adults and free for children at ibcnetwork.causevox.com/KARA.
TurtleFest for kids, with games, crafts, exhibits and live animals, will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs.
There is an art contest for kids in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Students can submit one piece of turtle-themed artwork in any medium from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 8, or from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Bass Lake Park. For the entry form, go to bit.ly/1Obt439.
Relay for Life
The South Wake Relay For Life serving Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina will be Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at South Park in Fuquay-Varina. For information, go to www.relayforlife.org/southwakenc.
The Kiwanis Club of Fuquay-Varina hosts a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Fuquay-Varina High’s Key Club from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Anna’s Pizzeria, 128 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Plates are $6. Eat-in or take out. Tickets may be bought by calling Becky Medlin at 919-291-1353 or Mike Sorensen at 919-201-0871.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides 5k walk, held across the country, will be in Morrisville. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Credit Suisse Campus, 7033 Louis Stephens Drive. There is no registration fee; walkers will raise money with a self-donation and fundraising. For details and registration, go to greatstrides.cff.org.
Wheels on Academy Car Show
The fourth annual event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in downtown Cary. The event features vintage, modern and unusual cars along Academy Street and the Cary Town Hall campus. There will be food and entertainment. Search Wheels on Academy at www.townofcary.org or call 919-469-4061.
Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division is hosting a tour of the South Wake Solid Waste Facilities from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and Wednesday, June 24, at 6300 Old Smithfield Road, Apex. Participants will learn about recycling, what happens to their garbage and Wake County’s use of household garbage as an energy source. For details, go to www.wakegov.com.
The annual Tour D’Coop tours of Raleigh and Cary chicken coops and bee hives is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, beginning at 1390 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. Individual tickets cost $10 and family tickets cost $20. Proceeds benefit Urban Ministires of Wake County. For details, go to www.tourdcoop.com.
East Meets West
The East Meets West festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. There will be live music by the Lounge Doctors and Dub Addis on the West stage, and dance and musical performances by the Indian Creek Greenway Trailhead and local schools and dance groups on the East stage. Admission is free.
Foster 101 & Adoption Day
Foster 101 & Adoption Day with the Cary CARE (Companion Animals Resoures & Education) Team, Cary police and AniMall will be from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at AniMall at Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St., suite 103. Learn about fostering a dog, cat or small animal with representatives, foster families and pets of rescues and shelters.
Senior Services Expo
The Senior Services Council of Fuquay-Varina’s Senior Services Expo will be from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Fuquay-Varina Fire Station 1, 301 S. Fuquay Ave. For details, call 919-762-0358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatham Street Chowdown
The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is from 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, on West Chatham Street in downtown Cary. There will be 15 food trucks, a beer and wine garden and live music.
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. For details, go to www.beerandbourbon.com.
BBQ, Blues and Brews
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association’s BBQ, Blues and Brews fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, downtown. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
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