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Community Notes: Oct. 19

Discovery Days Mini-Camp: Growing Up Wild!

The Stevens Nature Center will host children, ages 5-7, as they learn about animals and their babies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, through Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $54 for Cary residents and $68 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Curious Creatures: Bobcats and Beavers

Ages 5-8 will learn about bobcats and beavers with hikes, activities and crafts from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 24, at the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Night Out in Nature

Stevens Nature Center staff will host a camp-like program for ages 8-12 from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $18 for Cary residents and $23 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Creative by Nature: Awesome Autumn Art

Stevens Nature Center will host art projects for ages 7-10 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Family Night Hike

Hike with your whole family from 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The registration fee covers the entire family. To register for $16 for Cary residents and $20 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

A Doorway to Hope

A Doorway to Hope will host a fundraiser for its Crisis Fund from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Academy Street Bistro, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. The Crisis Fund benefits working, low-income families. Registration costs $75. To register, go to bit.ly/1sD5T5B. For information about A Doorway to Hope, go to www.facebook.com/adoorwaytohope.

Preservation Speaker Series

The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel will host “More Mysteries and Secrets: Exploring Cary-Area Cemeteries” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. For details, go to www.friendsofpagewalker.org.

Fall Craft Fair

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market’s annual Fall Craft Fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Downtown Chili Cook-Off

The 12th annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

Meditation for Teens and Tweens

Dr. Karen Bluth of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will lead middle and high school students in meditation and yoga from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Registration is required. To register, contact Linda Winkler at 919-387-2120 or linda.winkler@wakegov.com.

Annual Veterans Luncheon

The annual Veterans Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, November 7, at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. To make a reservation by Friday, Oct. 24, call 919-469-4081.

Antiques Appraisal Fair

The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel will host the Antiques Appraisal Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Appraisal costs $10 per item. For details, go to www.friendsofpagewalker.org.

Bark for Life

Dogs and owners will walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Davis Drive Park, 1610 Davis Drive, Cary. Registration costs $20 for a person with one dog and $25 with two dogs. Team registration is available. For details, go to bit.ly/1wbox71.

Mistletoe Madness

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.

Ole Time Winter Festival

The Heart of Cary Association’s 11th annual Ole Time Winter Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in downtown Cary. For details, go to www.heartofcary.org.

Gingerbread Benefit

Triangle Family Services will host the 12th annual Gingerbread Benefit from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary. For details, go to www.tfsnc.org.

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