Here are upcoming events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Cary seeks committee members
The Town of Cary is looking for new members for the Athletics Committee, Greenways Committee and Cultural Arts Committee. Members must be Cary residents. Members will serve three-year terms, attend a monthly meeting and participate in special events. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. townofcary.org.
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:
▪ Curiosity Club: Frogs, Snails and Lizards’ Tails (ages 5-8): 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: It’s a Bug’s Life (ages 5-7): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 23. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
▪ Wee Walkers: Sense-ational Nature (ages 1 and older with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and Friday, Sept. 25. $8 per session for residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Curious Creatures: Snakes and Lizards (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 24.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Nature’s Touch-Me-Nots (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
▪ Junior Naturalist: Searching for Snakes! (ages 5-8 with a parent): 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. $8 for residents, $10 for non-residents.
▪ Nature Fun for 4 & 5s: Camouflage Critters (ages 4-5): 1-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, and Tuesday, Sept. 29. $24 for Cary residents, $32 for non-residents.
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.
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The Raleigh Astronomy Club’s public stargaze for a total eclipse of the moon is 9-11:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at North Cary Park, 1100 Norwell Blvd. raleighastro.org.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
The third annual Fuquay-Varina Out of the Darkness Community Walk is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at South Park and Jeff Wells Environmental Greenway. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise money for local and national suicide prevention programs. bit.ly/1JBxgAR.
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.
Try Transit Week
Cary’s C-Tran system offers promotions during the local Think Transit Month. Bus routes and details are online: townofcary.org.
Passengers with bikes can ride C-Tran for free on Tuesday, Sept. 29. On Customer Appreciation Day, Wednesday, Sept. 30, C-Tran’s six fixed routes are free from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On Seniors Day, Thursday, Oct. 1, there will be a group trip and lunch at the Raleigh Farmers’ Market for seniors who use door-to-door service. The trip is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register by Friday, Sept. 25, call 919-469-4081.
Transit Staff Appreciation Day with recognition for Drivers of the Year is Friday, Oct. 2.
Cary Fall Litter Sweep
Volunteers are needed to participate in shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, as part of the Town of Cary’s fall littler sweep. Participants will be given tools to collect recyclables and trash from streets, parks, greenways and neighborhoods. Participants can pick a preselected organized sweep site or suggest a location to clean. Volunteers must be 15 years old or accompanied by an adult. Register by 5 p.m. Oct. 1 by emaling email@example.com or calling 919-469-4301.
Yard sale for New Hill
A community yard sale and bake sale will be 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 3, at 2900 New Hill-Holleman Road, New Hill. Proceeds will go towards the construction of the new New Hill Community Center. Donations also will be accepted by mail to the New Hill Community Center, P.O. Box 63, New Hill, N.C. 27562.
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. alznc.org.
▪ 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.
▪ American Legion Auxiliary Unit 116’s sixth annual Oktoberfest Celebration is 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina. All proceeds from the festival will go to Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes (CASA), an organization that builds homes for homeless veterans.
Chatham Street Chowdown
The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in downtown Cary.
A forum with local municipal candidates starts with voter registration at 6 p.m. and the discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the W.E. Hunt Recreation Center, 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs. Registration is encouraged but not required. wakeupwakecounty.org.
BikeSafe N.C. Rider Skills Day
The Holly Springs Police Department offers classroom and on-the-road instructions for motorcycle riders at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Holly Springs Town Hall, 128 S. Main St. Register online: hollyspringsnc.us/bikesafe.
Live Fearless 5k
Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Live Fearless 5K, part of the SAS Championship, starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary.
Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for youth and $70 for a family four-pack, with a $5 discount for those who register by Sunday, Oct. 4. saschampionship.com.
The fourth annual Furry 5K, sponsored by Second Chance Pet Adoptions, starts with the timed 5k at 9 a.m. and the 3k at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. secondchancenc.org/events/2015-furry-5k.
Flu clinic and food drive
Cary Area Emergency Medical Services hosts a free flu vaccine clinic for ages 4 and older from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17, at 107 Medcon Court. Organizers ask participants to bring canned or nonperishable food for a local food bank.
Torch Run Golf Tournament
The annual Torch Run Golf Tournament, held by the Apex Police Department, is at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Bentwinds Golf & Country Club, 6536 Dornoch Place, Fuquay-Varina. Registration costs $280 per team. All proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics North Carolina. bit.ly/1EhIfDM.
Tobacco Road Marathon and Half-Marathon registration
Registration is open for the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon and the GNC Half Marathon to be held Sunday, March 13, along the American Tobacco Trail, starting in Cary. Registration fees are $90 for the marathon and $80 for the half marathon. Registration will increase incrementally until the run. All proceeds go to JDRF, the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy as well as Wake County Parks and Recreation. tobaccoroadmarathon.com.
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