Eva Perry Library Events
The following events are being held at Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex.
“Kenya Conservation Safaris” on Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. with Cary resident Patty Pearthree is an exciting opportunity to hear about her experiences as a zoo keeper and frequent safari traveler to the wildlife conservancy of the Lewa Wilderness Trust in Kenya. Please RSVP at 387-2100.
Wake County Library Events
Blood Drives, Saturday, July 2-Tuesday, July 26 – Wake County Public Libraries invites residents to donate blood at their local library. All donors will receive a free American Red Cross T-shirt and be entered to win an iPad and a $3,000 gift certificate. For dates and locations, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries.
Corn Hole Tournament, Wednesday, July 27, 3-4 p.m. – Rising middle and high school students are invited to participate in a competitive corn hole tournament at Fuquay-Varina Library’s teen summer program. For information, call 557-2788. Fuquay-Varina Community Library is located at 133 S. Academy Street, Fuquay-Varina.
International Picnic, Thursday, July 28, 5-6 p.m. – Celebrate cultures from around the world by attending East Regional Library’s International Picnic. Bring a dish to share, while sampling cuisines from around the world. There will be games, clothing and crafts for everyone to enjoy. For information, call 217-5300. East Regional Library is located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.
Wake County Parks Events
The following programs are being held at Wake County parks.
Family Nature Journal, Saturday, July 23, 9:30-11a.m. – The entire family is invited to embark on an adventure at Blue Jay Point County Park. Each family will keep a nature journal as they explore nature. There will be plenty of hands-on activities. The fee is $5 per family and pre-registration is required. For information, call 870-4330. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh
Dragonfly Days, Saturday, July 23, 10-11 a.m. – Visit Harris Lake County Park to watch dragonflies as they dart, dip and dive through the park. Patrons will look for dragonfly nymphs underwater with dip nets, then switch to find adults above water with insect nets. Meet at the Amphitheater. The fee is $3 per family or $5 per person. For information, call 387-4342. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.
Summer with the Hummers, Saturday, July 30, 10-11 a.m. – Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are a summer staple and so much fun to watch. Learn how to attract these tiny, powerful flyers to your backyard and how to make a hummingbird feeder out of recycled materials. The fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Meet in the New Hill parking lot. For information, call 387-2117. American Tobacco Trail is located at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, New Hill.
Apex American Legion Post 124
Apex-American Legion Post 124 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant, US Hwy. 64 West. All eligible veterans welcome. For more information contact Mike Sayers, 919-345-3566, email@example.com; Clifton Morgan, 919-423-7676, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Lashonda Harris, 919-931-3968 msqueen22 @msn.com Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Apex meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of Anna’s Pizzeria in downtown Apex. For more information please contact Betty Gentle-Obremski at 859-5810 or email@example.com Apex Rotary Club
Apex Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., at Carrabas Grill, Haddon Hall Drive, Apex. The Rotary Club is an International and local service club that sponsors both community and International programs. They sponsor the annual Kyle Byrd Auto Show, Annual Peakfest Pancake Breakfast and the Annual Apex Christmas Parade. If you would like more information on Apex Rotary's membership and activities, call Karen Byrd, Chair of Membership, at 387-1040. Apex Lions Club
The Apex Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the C.C. Jones Building, Holleman Street, Apex. Call 362-5876. Apex Leads Group
Apex Leads Group meets every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at Carrabba's Italian Grille located at Haddon Hall, Apex, 27502. Free for all first time visitors and $3 for each visit thereafter. To learn more about building business through local networking, please contact Shelly Lammon at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 919-342-5993. The Apex Leads Group offers a unique, non industry exclusive atmosphere in which to meet local business professionals, share knowledge and information, and build business relationships. To learn more about the Apex Leads Group and its activities in the business community visit www.apex leads group.com Apex Toastmasters
Apex Toastmasters Club: Your Road to Better Speaking and Leadership Skills! Toastmasters can help you speak clearly and confidently. Apex Toastmasters meets Tuesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center, 901 Spring Arbor Court, Apex. Contact: Carole Hoffman 542-1363. Al Beam 306-5156 or visit www.ApexToastmasters.org . Recovery International
Non-profit support group offers self-help for stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and fear. Weekly meetings are held at Crosspointe Church, 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Rd in Cary on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 919-886-7768 or see lowselfhelpsystems.org. Apex Newcomers and Friends Club
Apex Newcomers and Friends Club is open to all individuals in Apex and its surrounding communities. Meet new people, get involved in your community and enjoy many fun activities. Meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the C.C. Jones Building on Holleman St. Child care is available. Call 577-6774. Raleigh Christian Women's Connection
The Raleigh Christian Women"s Connection meets for a luncheon the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the NC State University Club on Hillsborough St in Raleigh. Bring a friend and hear an interesting feature and an inspiring speaker. The cost is $15 and there is a free nursery with reservations. Call Essie at 761-8633. or email email@example.com Magic Club Meets
Triangle magicians and hobbyists meet at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday and third Thursday of the month at New Horizon Fellowship, 820 E. Williams St, Apex 55. Our group is for youths (over 13) and adults with varying degrees of skill from amateur hobbyist to full professional. “Enjoyable Magic” is our goal. See our website for more information: www.magician. org/member/raleigh or call 468-5486. Hospice needs volunteers
Community Hospice, serving Wake County as well as Durham and Chapel Hill, needs volunteers to visit terminally ill patients, provide respite for caregivers or help with office tasks. Flexible schedules, training and appreciation provided. Contact Sue Humphries at 233-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Business networking group
Triangle Business Exchange: business networking, leads and referrals. Meetings are 1st and 3rd Wednesday noon at the Daniels Italian Restaurant in Apex and another group meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday for lunch 12 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Fuquay Varina. Info and RSVP at www.Triangle Bus inessExchange.com or 577-6364. Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. each Monday at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church at the corner of Kildaire Farm and Maynard Road. Call 406-9300 or visit www.triangleoa. org for more information Triangle Business and Professional Women
The Triangle Business and Professional Women's organization meets the second Thursday of each month at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on S. Miami Blvd in RTP. Networking and regisration begins at 6 p.m. To RSVP, contact Arlene McKay at 361-4653. Red Hat openings
Red Hat chapter has openings. Join the “Glitzy Daytime Dollies” for fun and frolic…women over 50…or be a Pink Hatter…under 50! We meet on the 2nd Thursdays monthly during the day. For more information call 362-3902 or write to email@example.com. More info at redhatsociety.com and northcarolinaredhats.org.
Volunteer drivers needed
If you have daytime hours on your hands and like to drive, be a hero to someone in your community! The Center for Volunteer Caregiving urgently needs active volunteers to provide daytime transportation to seniors and adults with disabilities in southern Wake County, primarily for medical appointments. No fixed assignment; respond to requests you want. Volunteer uses own car (no trucks or SUVs). Background checks performed. Please visit www.volunteercaregiving.org or call Dorothy at 460-0567. Cary Newcomers Club
Cary Newcomers Club meets the first Wednesday of each month, except the month of July at 9:45 a.m. at the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary across from Saltbox Village. All new residents of Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina are invited. Call Margie Korn at 379-9519 for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Gert Oldfield, 467-1375 e-mail email@example.com or check out the web site at www.carynewcomers.com Cancer support group
Cancer Centers of North Carolina (CCNC) will hold regular support group meetings for people diagnosed with cancer, their families and members of their support system. The meetings are held at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month, at CCNC's facility at 4101 Macon Pond Road, off of Blue Ridge Road in west Raleigh. For more information, please call (919) 781-7070, or visit www.cancer centersofnc.com. Mothers and More
Mothers & More Southwest Wake Chapter meets every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the New Horizons Annex on N.C.55 in Apex (826 E. Williams St. 27502). For more information, call Karla G. at 380-8133 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Fibromyalgia Support Group
The group meets first Thursday monthly at New Horizons Fellowship, Hwy. 55, Apex (1-4 p.m.) For more information call: 362-3902 or 269-2053 or visit www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com NCER seeks volunteers
The North Carolina Emergency Reserves (NCER) has opportunities for all who wish to be involved in most aspects of disaster-response. Membership is open to all state citizens age 18 and up. For information on time and place of monthly training meetings in your area, call (919) 269-3453 or email ncerpio@ yahoo.com . Civil War reenactors
The 27th N.C. Regiment, Co. D, a local reenacting unit, is seeking new recruits from central and eastern North Carolina. Those intersted in participating in living history programs, battle reenactments, and preservation efforts can obtain additional information and a recruiting packet by contacting Bryan Craddock at (919) 467-9342.