Cary News: Community

Community Notes: Oct. 26

The Western Wake Tennis Association raised $20,000 for Transitions LifeCare at the ninth annual Charity Classic Tournament in September. The association also raised $4,000 to fund scholarships. The association has donated more than $185,000 and awarded $36,000 in youth scholarships since the tournament began.
The Western Wake Tennis Association raised $20,000 for Transitions LifeCare at the ninth annual Charity Classic Tournament in September. The association also raised $4,000 to fund scholarships. The association has donated more than $185,000 and awarded $36,000 in youth scholarships since the tournament began. COURTESY OF THE WESTERN WAKE TENNIS ASSOCIATION

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.

Kids Fun-Days: Junior Birdwatchers

Ages 5-8 will hike, birdwatch and make projects from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 27, 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.

Discovery Days Mini-Camp: Crawling Critters

Stevens Nature Center staff will host a mini-camp for ages 8-12 to learn about snakes, frogs, bugs and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Oct. 31, 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.

Eco-Express: Camouflage Creatures

Stevens Nature Center staff will host ages 8-12 for a hands-on study of animals hiding in plain sight from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 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.

Nature Nuts: Owls

Ages 3-5 and their parents will learn about owls from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 3, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $10 per session for Cary residents and $13 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Adult Nature Workshop

The Stevens Nature Center will host a workshop on nature photography for ages 18 and older from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Beginners are welcome. To register for $18 for Cary residents and $25 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Tales and Trails: Stories Around the Campfire

The Stevens Nature Center will host Tales and Trails: Stories Around the Campfire for families from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $20 for Cary residents and $28 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Eco-Explorers: Exploration: Night Nature

Ages 7-10 will learn about nature as the sun sets from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 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.

Curious Creatures: Woodpeckers

Ages 5-8 will learn about woodpeckers from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 4, 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.

Wee Walkers: Where’s Wildlife?

The Stevens Nature Center will host toddlers, age 1 and older, with parents from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Nov. 6, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register per session for $8 for Cary residents and $10 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

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. Reservations must have been made by Oct. 24.

Kids Fun-Days: Rocking Rocks!

Children, ages 5-8, will learn about rocks with hikes, projects and nature activities from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 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.

‘Tales from the Road and New Discoveries’

Ken Farmer will discuss his experiences on “Antiques Roadshow” and at other appraisal fairs at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Tickets cost $30. For details, call 919-460-4963 or go to www.friendsofpagewalker.org.

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.

Curiosity Club: Spectacular Salamanders

Ages 5-8 will learn about salamanders from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 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.

Community Emergency Response Team training

Morrisville’s Community Emergency Response Team will host a basic training class for residents who are interested in joining the program. The class will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 14; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive. For details or to sign up, contact Shandy Padgett at 919-463-6122 or spadgett@townofmorrisville.org.

America Recycles Day

Cary will host a free paper-shredding event for residents during America Recyles Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave. Bring up to three boxes of confidential papers for free, on-site recycling. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.

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.

Fire Station 2

A ground-breaking ceremony for Cary’s Fire Station 2 will be from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 601 E. Chatham St. The ceremony with local firefighters and town officials will last about 20 minutes and refreshments will follow. For details, call 919-462-3838 or search for “Fire Station 2” at www.townofcary.org.

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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