The Stevens Nature Center hosts activities for kids at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents unless another price is given. 919-387-5980.
Here’s the schedule:
▪ Eco-Explorers: Fossil Exploration (ages 7-10): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
▪ Discovery Days Summer Camp: Wild Blue Wildlife Wonders!: 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 10; Wednesday, Aug. 12; and Friday, Aug. 14. $54 for Cary residents and $68 for non-residents.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Fox Facts (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 11.
▪ Nature Nuts: Lizards (ages 3-5 with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, or 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21. $10 for Cary residents and $13 for non-residents.
▪ Curious Creatures: Butterflies and Bumblebees (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Bugs Made Easy! (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.
▪ Young Ecologists: Hemlock Bluffs Mythbusters (ages 10-13): 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.
▪ Junior Naturalist: Deer are Near! (ages 5-8 with a parent): 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. $8 for Cary residents and $10 for non-residents.
Volunteer at Lazy Daze
Cary seeks volunteers for the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival through Wednesday, Aug. 12. Organizers need volunteers for various roles from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Groups are welcome. townofcary.org.
Citizens Police Academy
The Cary Police Separtment’s Citizens Police Academy 12-week class meets from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, from Aug. 19 through Nov. 4. Cary residents who are 18 or older may apply through Wednesday, Aug. 5. 919-380-4218, email@example.com, townofcary.org.
The 39th annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, in downtown Cary around Town Hall Campus, 316 N. Academy St. The event features artists, arts and crafts, food, children’s actitivities and live entertainment. 919-319-4560, townofcary.org.
Hearts & Hooves Golf Tournament
The Hearts & Hooves Golf Tournament by nonprofits CORRAL Riding Center and Advancing the Heart begins with check-in at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Registration costs $125 per person or $500 for a group of four. bit.ly/1OjTgoH.
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.
For details or to sign up, email your name, address, phone number and class date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s A Small World Celebration
Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s Tuesday for Tots event from Tuesday, Aug. 4, has been canceled and added to the It’s A Small World Celebration from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The celebration includes performances from local groups representing countries around the world, crafts, face painting and more.
Parekh Family Foundation fundraiser
A fundraising gala with a silent auction, dinner and entertainment by comedians Anish Shah and Kamran Hamid is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at One Eleven Place, 111 Realtors Way, Cary. Tickets cost $125. parekhfamilyfoundation.org.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser
Chick-fil-A of Apex will host a 5k to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, starting in the parking lot of Home Depot, 1000 Vision Drive, Apex. The race is planned to end around 10:30 a.m.
Registration for the 5k is $25 and registration for the one-mile fun run is $15. Prices increase by $5 the day of the race. cfaraceseries.com/races/171.
Cary Scavenger Hunt
The Cary Scavenger Hunt starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Registration costs $50 for a family or adult team of up to four people. Registration for corporate teams costs $100 for one team, $175 for two teams and $225 for three teams. bit.ly/1KyyX8v.
Veterans Fall Festival
The Veterans Fall Festival of live music, arts and crafts, food trucks and a silent auction will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7383, 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. 919-467-1188, facebook.com/VeteransVendorFair.
The Beericana festival of craft beer and music is 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Sugg Farm Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. The festival has grown from last year’s inaugural event to include up to 70 breweries, food trucks and Americana, roots, folk and rock bands.
VIP tickets for entry at noon cost $75. General admission tickets cost $45 and designated driver tickets cost $15. beericana.com.
Dragon Boat Festival
The second annual Dragon Boat Festival with dragon boat competitions, Asian foods, cultural exhibits and performances is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Admission is free. dragonboatnc.wix.com/festival.
BBQ, Blues and Brews
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association’s BBQ, Blues and Brews fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, downtown. fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
The Triangle Oktoberfest will be from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets for ages 16 and older cost $20 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday and $30 for both days. Tickets for either day are $5 for ages 6 to 15 and free for 5 and younger. triangleoctoberfest.org.
Chatham Street Chowdown
The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in downtown Cary.
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