Cary News: Community

Community calendar: June 9-15


Father’s Day Barbecue

The Jordan Oaks senior-living community will host a Father’s Day barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. at 10820 Penny Road, Cary. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers. Josh Gardner will perform. To RSVP, which is suggested, call 919-387-8250 or visit


Book Discussion

A discussion on the book “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson will be at 2 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.


Cary Farmers Market

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St. For details, visit

Author Event

Farnoosh Brock, author of “The Healthy Juicer’s Bible,” will discuss the benefits and techniques of juicing and provide samples at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.


Fuquay-Varina Farmers Market

The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3 to 6 p.m. at Centennial Square on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, visit

Anniversary Celebration

The Carying Place will host a reception to celebrate its 20th anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Oaks of Salem, 6304 Old Jenks Road, Apex. Tickets are a donation of $20 per person. For details, call 919-462-1800 or visit

Author Event

Sarah Dessen will read from and sign her new book, “The Moon and More” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.


Artist Larry Soltzenberg will discuss stained glass at 7 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.


Teen Zombie University

Teens in grades six through 10 will learn how to look and talk like zombies in a Teen Zombie University program from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.


Dinner on Depot Street

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association will host Dinner on Depot Street, its first major fundraising event, from 6 to 11 p.m. along Depot Street in Fuquay-Varina. The al fresco experience will feature food, live entertainment, dancing and a live auction. Only 100 tickets will be sold. For details, go to

Friday Night Fun

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will hold a children’s “Friday Night Fun” event at 7 p.m. at 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. The event will be a tea party featuring favorite characters. Children should bring a friend.


Ice Cream Ride

N.C. Team MSFITS will hold its 14th annual MSFITS Ice Cream Ride to benefit multiple sclerosis at 8 a.m. at Biogen Idec, 5000 Davis Drive, Morrisville. The metric century ride will begin at 8 a.m., with registration at 6:45 a.m. The 30-mile ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. After each ride, participants will get ice cream. Registration, which is permitted the day of the event, is $40. Proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For details, visit

Farmers Markets


SAS Helping Hearts will host its annual walk-a-thon at 9 a.m. at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway. In addition to the two-mile walk, the event will feature booths, music, food, a jump house, face painting, henna and a raffle drawing. All proceeds will benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital. For details, visit

American Tobacco Trail Anniversary

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Tobacco Trail with a program titled “On the Trail to Health” from 1 to 4 p.m. at the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. County park staff and exhibitors will lead participants in several activities, including a scavenger hunt for kids, bike decorating and parade, hula hooping, golf, yoga, games and crafts. For details, call 919-387-2117 or visit