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Community Notes: April 23-29

The class Sunset Exploration is Saturday, April 29, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary. Above, birds in flight at sunset.
The class Sunset Exploration is Saturday, April 29, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary. Above, birds in flight at sunset.

Upcoming events in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.

Hemlock Bluffs

Stevens Nature Center holds activities at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Advance registration is required. For information, call 919-387-5980.

Curiosity Club: Get the Buzz on Bugs (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Cost: $12 residents, $16 nonresidents.

Kids Fun Day: Dinomite Dinosaurs (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 24. Cost: $12 residents, $16 nonresidents.

Eco Express: Stream Team (ages 8-12): 1-3 p.m. Monday, April 24. Cost: $12 residents, $16 nonresidents.

Silver Naturalists: New Hope Church Road Trailhead Hike (ages 55 and up): 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25. Cost: $5 residents, $7 nonresidents.

Discovery Days Mini-Camp: Going Off the Grid (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26-28. Cost: $54 residents, $68 nonresidents.

Volunteer Workday: Trail Maintenance (ages 16 and up): 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29. Free.

Young Ecologists: Sunset Exploration (ages 10-13): 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Cost: $12 residents, $16 nonresidents.

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System is offering the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. To register: 919-694-0559

Athens Drive High School: Making Math Make Sense: 6:30-9 p.m. April 24-27. $150.

Holly Springs High School: Essential Oils: 6:45-8:30 p.m. April 27. $40.

Race for the Cure

The 21st annual 5K run/walk Race for the Cure is Saturday, May 6, at the Frontier Research Triangle Park, Durham. For information and to register, go to


The eighth annual Herbfest is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. The event will feature food trucks, a bake sale, silent auction, butterfly release, plant sale, children’s activities and arts and crafts. Free admission. Rain or shine.,


Apex’s annual downtown PeakFest celebration is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, on Salem Street. The arts and crafts festival will feature live music, food vendors and children’s activities. Free admission.

Locally Made Market

The Locally Made Market is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Mayton Inn, 301 S. Academy St., Cary. More than 20 vendors will be featured. Free admission.

Scholarship applications

Applications are being accepted through May 9 for the annual Friends of the Page-Walker Scholarship. The $1,000 award will be presented June 7 to a high school senior in Cary who has been accepted to attend a college or university. For information, go to

Rabies clinic

A rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13, at Sugg Farm at Bass Lake, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. Cost: $5 per vaccination, $25 per microchip; cash only.


Check out the turtles and other live creatures at TurtleFest 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Free. The event also will feature a student art contest, children’s activities and talks with wildlife experts.

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