Here are upcoming events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Cary’s Festivals Committee openings
Cary is accepting applications for membership in the town’s Festivals Committee through 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14. Members will serve three-year terms helping the town organize Spring Daze and Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festivals.
For an application, contact Festivals and Events Supervisor Adam Bell: 919-462-4061, email@example.com.
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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.
▪ Discovery Days Mini-Camps: Tracks and Trails (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, through Thursday, Dec. 17. $54 for Cary residents, $68 for non-residents.
▪ Nature Nuts: White-tailed Deer (ages 3-5 with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. $10 for Cary residents, $13 for non-residents.
▪ Eco Express: Salamander Search (ages 8-12): 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 21.
▪ Kids Fun-Days: Amphibian Antics (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22.
New Year, New You
Cary’s New Year, New You: Fitness Kick-Off event with free fitness classes and nutritional workshops runs from Monday, Jan. 4, through Friday, Jan. 8, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road. Classes run from noon to 1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. each day.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Wake County offers Family-to-Family classes for friends and family members of adults with mental illnesses. One 12-week course will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays in downtown Raleigh. A six-week course will meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in Cary.
Three Kings Day Parade
Cary’s Three Kings Day Parade is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the town’s Town Hall Campus, 316 N. Academy St. diamanteinc.org.
Family Trivia Night
Family Trivia Night for family teams, ages 5 and older, is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary. Registration is required and costs $7. bit.ly/1RjXYG4.
The Daddy-Daughter Dance for fathers with 4- to 12-year-old daughters is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Tickets are $39 for a pair and $17 for an additional daughter. bit.ly/1lVJ9h4.
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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