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Community Notes: April 22-25

Hemlock Bluffs

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:

▪ Curious Creatures: Millipede Magic (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 24.

▪ Curiosity Club: Insect Safari! (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

▪ 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.

CPR classes

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.

Classes begin in March. For details or to sign up, email your name, address, phone number and class date to

Book event

Former Cary resident April Riley Bolejack, author of “Double Dawg Dare Ya: Growing Up in Cary, North Carolina, in the 1950s and Other Adventures,” will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, as part of the Cary High School Class of 1965 reunion. She will sign her book about her time living in Cary in the ’50s and ’60s. Barnes & Noble is at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Triangle Run to Remember

The third annual Triangle Run to Remember will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Registration for the kids’ 100-yard dash costs $5. Registration for the 5K costs $25 through Monday, April 13, and $30 through the day of the race. The race will raise money for Alzheimer’s North Carolina. For details, go to

Civil War presentation

Ernest Dollar, executive director of the City of Raleigh Museum, will give a presentation about the last days of the Civil War at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. For details, call 919-460-4963 or go to

Fashion for Food

The third annual Fashion for Food fashion show and gala to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $30. For details or tickets, contact Mary at 919-285-9191 or

Cary Night Out

Cary Night Out with the town’s police department, fire and emergency personnel is 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 1, on Chatham Street between Academy Street and Harrison Avenue.


The sixth annual Herbfest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. There will be art and crafts for sale, herbs, plants, a silent auction and butterfly releases.

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

Purple Cloth 5k

The Purple Cloth 5k fundraiser for Dorcas Ministries will begin with the kids’ dash at 8 a.m. and 5k at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Registration for the kids’ dash costs $5. Registration for the run costs $25. For details, go to

Peak Fest

Apex’s 35th annual Peak Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, downtown. For details, go to

Step on Sepsis 5k

A 5k walk and run to raise sepsis awareness is at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. Registration is $30 through May 1 and $35 on race day. Register online at For sponsor information, contact Savannah Stark at

Compost bin sale

Cary residents can order compost bins for $45 through Wednesday, May 6. For details, go to

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

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

Pancake fundraiser

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.

Landfill tours

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

Tour D’Coop

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

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 or call 919-469-4061.

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

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

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

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