Cary News: Community

Community Notes: Aug. 23-29

Hemlock Bluffs

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:

▪ 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.

▪ Kids Fun-Days: Cruising in the Creek (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 27.

▪ Night Out in Nature (ages 8-12): 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. $18 for Cary residents, $23 for non-residents.

▪ Curiosity Club: Totally Into Turtles! (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29.

▪ Wee Walkers: Crawling Critters (ages 1 and older with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, and Friday, Sept. 4. $8 per event for Cary residents, $10 for non-residents.

▪ Kids Fun-Days: Six-Legged Friends (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

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.

For details or to sign up, email your name, address, phone number and class date to

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.

Emoji Cookie Tales

Kids and teenagers in sixth through tenth grade will make cookies at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is required.

Fundraising breakfast

Triangle Sons of Italy’s annual fundraising breakfast for the group’s charity and scholarship programs is 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at O’Charley’s, 101 Ashville Ave., Cary. Breakfast costs $7.

Minute to Win It

A Minute to Win It game for sixth through 10th grades is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is required.

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.

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.

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.

Fall Garden Tour

The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club’s Fall Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. A luncheon is on Saturday. A closing reception is Sunday at The Garden Hut.

Tickets are available for $15 at The Garden Hut, David Anthony’s Gifts, Ashley’s Art Gallery and Tickets are $18 the day of the tour.

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,


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.

The Mason Jar Tavern Golf Tournament

The Mason Jar Tavern Golf Tournament starts with a cookout and silent auction from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at The Mason Jar Tavern, 114 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs. Admission is $10.

The golf tournament starts at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at 12 Oaks, 2008 Green Oaks Parkway, Holly Springs. Registration is $100. The tournament will raise money for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard.

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.

BBQ, Blues and Brews

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association’s BBQ, Blues and Brews fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, downtown.

Downtown Debates

The Heart of Cary Association’s municipal Downtown Debates is 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Debate questions will be focused on downtown Cary.

Alzheimers North Carolina walk

A walk to benefit Alzheimers North Carolina is Saturday, Oct. 3, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Registration and the kids’ corner open at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m. and the walk is at 10:20 a.m.


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.

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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