Southwest Wake: Community

Community Notes: May 24-30

Rebecca Hart, owner of Warm ‘n Fuzzy yarn shop in Cary, holds a pile of hand-knitted and crocheted hats to send to a local cancer center. Shop customers participated in a Knit-a-thon and completed 71 hats for those in need. The event was sponsored by Classic Elite Yarns, which donated yarns for the event, and Halos of Hope, an organization dedicated to providing handmade hats to those undergoing cancer treatments."\
Rebecca Hart, owner of Warm ‘n Fuzzy yarn shop in Cary, holds a pile of hand-knitted and crocheted hats to send to a local cancer center. Shop customers participated in a Knit-a-thon and completed 71 hats for those in need. The event was sponsored by Classic Elite Yarns, which donated yarns for the event, and Halos of Hope, an organization dedicated to providing handmade hats to those undergoing cancer treatments."\ CONTRIBUTED BY REBECCA HART

Hemlock Bluffs

The Stevens Nature Center will host activities for kids at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Classes cost $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents unless another price is given. To register, call 919-387-5980. Here’s the schedule:

▪ Kids Fun-Days: Stream Searchers (ages 5-8): 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 27.

▪ Nature Nuts: Butterflies (ages 3-5 with a parent): 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 5. $10 for Cary residents, $13 for non-residents.

▪ Curious Creatures: Hooray for Hummingbirds! (ages 5-8): 1-3 p.m. Friday, June 5.

▪ Night Out in Nature (ages 8-12): 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 5. $18 for Cary residents, $23 for non-residents.

Bengal Tigers on Parade

Eight tiger sculptures are on display in downtown Fuquay-Varina as part of a public art project. Three will be auctioned Sept. 26. Go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com for a map of their locations.

Tuesday for Tots

A free family event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Tuesday in June, July and August at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. There will be storytelling, playtime, stroller strides, music and more. The dates are June 2, July 7 and Aug. 4. Parents and caregivers must stay with their children while on site. For information, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call 919-462-2025.

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 communitycpr@townofmorrisville.org.

Volunteer workday

A volunteer workday for National Trails Day will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 6, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details and registration, call the Stevens Nature Center at 919-387-5980.

Graduation Celebration

CORRAL Riding Academy’s Graduation Celebration features a horse show, barbecue and tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at 3626 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary.

Dog Days of June

Bring dogs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary, for a Frisbee competition, dog washes, rabies shots, microchipping and rescue group adoptions. Admission is free. Call 919-462-3970 or search “Dog Days of June” at www.townofcary.org.

Apex Latino Arts Festival

The sixth annual Apex Latino Arts Festival will be Saturday, June 6. Crafts, art workshops and piñatas will be from 3-6 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. The Latino Culinary Fest and Bazaar will be from 6-10 p.m. downtown. For details, go to www.apexlatinofest.com.

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina and Celebration of the Arts Festival

Fuquay-Varina hosts the 12th annual festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6. The event features artists and fine craftsmen in a juried art show on Main Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Go to www.Fuquay-VarinaDowntown.com. The festival coincides with the Run the Quay 5k, sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, and Celebrate Fuquay-Varina, held by the town. To learn more about the run, go to www.fuquay-varina.com. To learn about Celebrate Fuquay-Varina, go to www.CelebrateFV.com.

Cary High Reunion

Cary High School’s Class of 1975 is celebrating its 40th reunion June 26 and 27 with several events. The main event is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 131 Columbus Ave., Cary. Registration for the reunion is due by June 15. For information, contact Barbara Rhoades at chs75reunion@nc.rr.com or call 919-467-2315. There is a Facebook page for the class, too.

Peak City Pig Fest

Peak City Pig Fest will be Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, in downtown Apex. The barbecue cookoff’s schedule is at peakcitypigfest.com.

MSFITS Ice Cream Ride

The 16th annual MSFITS Ice Cream Ride is Saturday, June 20, at Biogen, 5000 Davis Drive, Morrisville. Metric century check-in is at 6:45 a.m. and 30-mile check-in is at 8 a.m. Registration costs $35 through June 1, $40 from June 2 through 12 and $45 after that. For details and to register, go to bit.ly/1R0Aynw.

Landfill tours

Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division is hosting a tour of the South Wake Solid Waste Facilities from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at 6300 Old Smithfield Road, Apex. Participants will learn about recycling, what happens to their garbage and Wake County’s use of household garbage as an energy source. For details, go to www.wakegov.com.

Civil War Train Battle

New Hope Valley Railway will host a Civil War reenactment on a train Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. There will be a reenactment of the war’s last official battle 150 years ago with tents, a makeshift hospital and on passenger cars. Tickets are required for the reenactment and to enter the rail yard. They are $25, which includes children and seniors. There are six times on June 27 beginning at 10 a.m. and four times on June 28. Go to www.triangletrain.com.

Chatham Street Chowdown

The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is from 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, on West Chatham Street in downtown Cary. There will be 15 food trucks, a beer and wine garden and live music.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. For details, go to www.beerandbourbon.com.

BBQ, Blues and Brews

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association’s BBQ, Blues and Brews fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, downtown. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

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