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:
▪ 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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Chatham Street Chowdown
The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in downtown Cary.
Find It! Consumer Info Guide and Consumer Reports, with information on finding product reviews online, will be 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
Pain relief presentation
A presentation on natural pain relief and prevention for chronic muscle pain will be 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is requested: 919-463-8500.
Book Club Bash
The West Regional Library’s Book Club Bash is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, 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.
Eva Perry Regional Library’s program for sixth- through tenth-grade students features a writing exercise and information on National Novel Writing Month with author Leigh Stratham at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. A STEM/MAKER program with Bristlebots will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Pudding Pictionary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. A Halloween party will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.
The Western Wake Candidate Meet and Greet is at 6:30 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.
Cary’s annual Diwali celebration starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. There will be Indian food, a bazaar, a cultural exhibition, performances and a fireworks display.
Reserved seats cost $20. Admission for lawn seating is free. Parking is $5 per car. boothamphitheatre.com.
Mystery book discussion
A discussion of “The Ranger” by Ace Atkins will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
Poet Ricki Garni will give an introduction to poetry writing from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is recommended: 919-463-8500.
Storytime for Grown-ups
The West Regional Library’s Storytime for Grown-ups is 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Call to register: 919-463-8500.
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.
Hazel Hinkson-Doyle will talk about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
The MBTI was designed to characterize individuals in several aspects of their personality, such as introversion or extraversion. Hinkson-Doyle will talk about how the test’s categorizations may be used to understand differences in perception and judgment. Call to register: 919-463-8500.
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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