Southwest Wake: Community

Community Notes: Sept. 24

Fall Litter Sweep

Cary residents are invited to participate in a community clean-up in shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in neighborhoods, parks and public spaces. Cary will provide supplies like bags, gloves and safety vests.

Registration is required. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old or accompanied by an adult. To register, call 919-469-4301 or email sarah.justice@townofcary.org.

Curious Creatures: Snakes and Lizards

The Stevens Nature Center will host hikes, activities and crafts for children ages 5-8 from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 25, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents. To register, call 919-387-5980.

Kids Fun-Days: Predators and Prey

The Stevens Nature Center will host hikes, projects and nature activities for children ages 5-8 from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents. To register, call 919-387-5980.

Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival

The Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival will be open for those with VIP tickets at noon and general admission at 1:30 p.m. through 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Sugg Farm Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. Admission for a designated driver costs $15. VIP tickets cost $75. General admission tickets cost $45 in advance or $55 at the door. For details, go to www.beericana.com.

‘Guilty ’Til Proven Innocent’

The American Pit Bull Foundation will screen “Guilty ’Til Proven Innocent,” a documentary about breed-specific legislation on pit bulls and other dogs, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. After the movie, there will be a gathering at the Academy Street Bistro, 200 Academy St. Tickets cost $10 at bit.ly/WE95R8. Reservations for the Academy Street Bistro cost $37, or $53 with wine, at bit.ly/1Av0FsO. For details, go to www.facebook.com/events/260054040852011.

Junior Naturalist: Insect Investigations

The Stevens Nature Center will host nature activities for children ages 5-8 and their parents from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $8 for Cary residents and $10 for non-residents. To register, call 919-387-5980.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The second annual Fuquay-Varina Out of the Darkness Community Walk will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, starting at South Park, 900 S. Main St. Registration the day of the walk begins at 1 p.m. The walk will raise money for the North Carolina chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For details and registration, go to bit.ly/1mD72ng or www.facebook.com/AFSPWALKFV.

Discovery Days Mini-Camp: Crawling Critters

The Stevens Nature Center will host children ages 8-12 as they look for and learn about snakes, frogs, bugs, crawfish and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, through Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration costs $54 for Cary residents and $68 for non-residents. To register, call 919-387-5980.

Candidates forum

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will host the Morrisville Candidates Forum from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Holiday Inn, 930 Airport Blvd., Morrisville. There will be a reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Morrisville State Delegation Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. and the Wake Commission Candidates Forum at 7:35 p.m. Admission is free and open to anyone. For details and registration, go to www.MorrisvilleChamber.org.

Health and wellness discussion

Cambridge Village of Apex will host a health and wellness discussion on fall prevention at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 951 S. Hughes St. To reserve a seat, call 919-363-2080.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a story time and activity with “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Triangle OktoberFest

Apex Sunrise Rotary Club and Cary MacGregor Rotary Club will host Triangle OktoberFest at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at MacGregor Village in Cary. There will be a live German band, Bavarian food and beer. Tickets cost $10 to $45 for adults and $5 for children at www.triangleoktoberfest.org.

Holly Springs Citizen of the Year

Nominate Holly Springs residents for Citizen of the Year by Saturday, Oct. 4. A winner will be announced at Hollyfest on Saturday, Oct. 25. Include the nominee’s name, mailing address, phone number and an essay of at least 100 words describing his or her contributions to the community. Include your own name and phone number.

To nominate someone, email Chris Dickson at cbdgardenst8@nc.rr.com. Send a nomination by mail to Citizen of the Year, P.O. Box 8, Holly Springs, N.C.

CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walk, a 5K fundraiser for Church World Service and its programs that provide food and water to people around the world, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut St., Cary. Free registration is available online or at 1:30 p.m. the day of the walk. To register or sponsor a walker, go to www.crophungerwalk.org/carync.

Apex Night Out

Apex Night Out will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Target, 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive. The event is a version of National Night Out crime-prevention events held the first week of August. There will be food, games, music, exhibits and giveaways. For details, go to www.apexnc.org/NNO.

Furry 5K

Second Chance Pet Adoptions’ Furry 5K fundraiser will start with registration at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. There will be a 5K for people only, a 5K for people and dogs, a 2K dog walk and a 1K senior dog walk. Registration for ages 16 and younger costs $20; $30 for ages 17 and older. For details and registration, go to www.secondchancenc.org/2014furry5k.

Dancing for a Cause

Dancing for a Cause will raise money for the Holly Springs Anti-Bullying Campaign and inclusive community programs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. There will be food trucks, dance performances by members of the Holly Springs School of Dance, a DJ from noon to 2 p.m., live music by Peak City Sound from 2-4 p.m. and a DJ from 4-6 p.m. Donations will be accepted. To register, go to bit.ly/1rBdmNL.

Drag Bingo

Drag Bingo will raise money for the Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina with drag performances and bingo games from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn seating, including seven bingo cards, costs $25. Reserved tables for 10, including 10 bingo cards, cost $300. VIP stage tables for 10, including 10 bingo cards and sparkling cider, cost $400. You may bring your own picnic, but do not bring alcohol. For details, go to boothamphitheatre.com.

Applebee’s Kids Helping Kids Triathlon

The Applebee’s Kids Helping Kids Triathlon to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research will be Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Registration is open to ages 7-12 for $30 in advance or $40 the day of the race at kidshelpingkidstri.racesonline.com. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10.

Flu vaccine clinic

Cary Area Emergency Medical Services will offer a free flu vaccine clinic for ages 4 and older from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the vaccine is no longer available on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 107 Medcon Court.

Health and Wellness Fair

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market will host a Health and Wellness Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary.

Run Dig Rodeo

Hope Chapel of Apex’s annual Run Dig Rodeo races in Halloween costumes will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be food trucks. Proceeds from race registration and shirt sales will support the event and Hope Chapel’s community programs.

Registration for the one-mile fun run costs $10. Fun-run registration for a competitive runner and family of four is free for the competitive runner, $20 for four recreational runners and $5 for each additional runner. Registration for a dog costs $5.

Registration for the recreational run costs $25 through Wednesday, Oct. 1, $30 through Friday, Oct. 24, and $35 the day of the race. Registration for the competitive 5K costs $30 through Wednesday, Oct. 1, $35 through Friday, Oct. 24, and $40 the day of the race. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net/event/run-dig-rodeo-5k-1-mile.

Step Lively: A Walk for Hospice

Step Lively: A Walk for Hospice will raise money for the Benevolent Care Program and Transitions GriefCare with a three-mile walk at 9 a.m., after registration at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 940 E. Chatham St., Cary. Registration costs $30 for ages 13 and older and $20 for ages 12 and younger. For details, go to www.steplivelyforhospice.org.

Mistletoe Madness

The Mistletoe Madness holiday market will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Ballentine-Spence House, 109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina. Vendors will sell local crafts, artwork and gifts. Door prizes will be given every 15 to 20 minutes. For details, go to mistletoemadness.wordpress.com.

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